Tesla CEO Elon Musk is teasing important new developments for its Autopilot system to ‘soon’ support traffic lights, stops and roundabouts, which he says will lead to full self-driving capability. expand full story

With the advent of self-driving vehicles, GPS accuracy is becoming increasingly important and Tesla believes that it developed a technology that allows for a more accurate positioning by sharing data between vehicles, according to a new patent application. expand full story

December 8

Tesla is offering a rare glimpse inside Gigafactory 1 by opening the doors to the local media following a report on the impact of the plant’s rapid expansion on the local community.

We get to see Panasonic’s battery cell production and Tesla’s battery pack and drivetrain production. expand full story

With the upcoming launch of the Model 3 in Europe, Tesla is going to deliver the vehicle to existing Model S and Model  X owners first and they decided to surprise them with Model 3 test drives ahead of time. expand full story

December 7

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including our Audi e-tron first drive review, Tesla Model 3 Mid-Range gets its EPA rating, the Boring Company will have a new product unveiling, and more.

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If GM goes through with its recently announced restructuring that would see several North America plants shut down, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that they would consider buying some of those shuttered factories. expand full story

Green Deals: 4-pack TP-Link Smart Dimmable LED Light Bulbs $50 ($80 value), more

Newegg offers a four-pack of TP-Link 50W Smart Dimmable White LED Light Bulbs for $49.96 shipped when promo code EMCERPT63 is applied during checkout. For comparison, similar TP-Link bulbs sell for around $20 each on Amazon. We love TP-Link smart bulbs because they don’t require a hub, making it an easy way to jump into voice controlled lighting. Aside from the obvious benefits of LED bulbs, smart functionality delivers automatic scheduling and more for additional savings. Rated 4/5 stars.

The Audi e-tron is the first next-gen all-electric vehicle to launch the Volkswagen Group’s electric offensive. They invited us to participate in the first official media drive to get our impressions of the electric SUV.

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Jaguar announced that its first all-electric vehicle, the I-PACE, has achieved a 5-star safety rating with Euro NCAP. expand full story

Tesla launched a new ‘Enhanced Anti-theft’ system as an aftermarket product last month and we now take a first look at one of the very first installations on a Model X. expand full story

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