Several Tesla suppliers are now reporting that Model 3 production is increasing rapidly and they are back to working on Tesla’s guidance of 5,000 units per week in December, which was delayed last month. expand full story
Tesla’s new delivery center located in a large building in Marina del Rey is now opened and delivering the Model 3 vehicles that were stockpiled at the location over the past few weeks.
The launch of the new location coincided with the start of Model 3 deliveries to regular customers, but another group with priority delivery is also taking advantage of the location – SpaceX employees. expand full story
Feature December 12
Tesla Semi keeps adding to its backlog of electric orders. After adding over 100 trucks last week, this week it receives 100 reservations from a single company: PepsiCo. expand full story
Feature December 11
It looks like Tesla is currently entering its usual end-of-quarter/end-of-year delivery rush and everything points to the automaker achieving a gangbusters quarter for deliveries due to several reasons and two specific markets. expand full story
After a slow start, it looks like Tesla is finally picking up Model 3 deliveries this week.
Hundreds of Tesla Model 3 vehicles were spotted at delivery centers in California this weekend as regular customer deliveries are reportedly starting. expand full story
Feature December 9
We were surprised last week when we found out that Tesla had a Model 3 test vehicle in Montreal, but now we learn that the automaker brought another Model 3 up in Quebec – apparently for testing purposes again. expand full story
Feature December 8
In advance of the January launch of the New 2018 Nissan LEAF, which just started US production this week at Nissan’s plant in Tennessee, Nissan invited us out to Napa Valley to get some seat time with the new car.
Nissan says that this car is intended to fill the “white space” between the previous generation of entry-level, compliance EVs, typically with ~100 miles of range, and newer “long-range” offerings from Tesla and Chevrolet. In our time with the car, we found that it fills this space admirably and seems to offer great value at the right price when compared to competing vehicles.
There have been rumors that Tesla is developing its own chip optimized for self-driving applications ever since we reported on the automaker quietly hiring legendary chip architect Jim Keller from AMD last year.
Now CEO Elon Musk finally confirmed the rumor – specifying that Tesla is working on its own new AI chip and that the effort is led by Keller. expand full story