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Tesla is a transportation and energy company. It sells vehicles under its ‘Tesla Motors’ division and stationary battery packs for home, commercial and utility-scale projects under its ‘Tesla Energy’ division.

The firm acquired its sister-company, solar installer SolarCity, in 2016. It is now part of its energy division.

The company is led by Elon Musk, who currently hold the roles of CEO, Co-founder, Chairman, and Product Architect.

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We received another clue about Tesla’s Model 3 charging infrastructure, which again, we believe could become the most influential for the future of electric vehicles.

Two Tesla Model 3 release candidates were spotted at a CCS/CHAdeMO public charging station in San Francisco yesterday. expand full story

In this week’s top stories: The latest Model 3 configurations and sightings, Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model S, Tesla’s solar roof tile sales, Daimler‘s new EV battery factory, and more.

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Tesla Stories Yesterday

As we reported earlier today, Tesla Model 3 release candidate sightings have been multiplying this week.

A new one is particularly interesting because it features a new color that looks very similar to the classic ‘Signature Red’ that Tesla used to offer. expand full story


The Tesla Model 3 release candidates seem to be multiplying lately now that production is no more than a few months away.

The latest sighting shows not one but two Model 3 release candidates at the same time and one of them seem to be a new black prototype. expand full story

While Tesla has been increasingly focusing on other markets, like China, where it had some significant success lately, the US remains Tesla’s most important market and where it dominates its segments.

Tesla shocked the industry last year when it confirmed having delivered 25,202 Model S sedans in the U.S. in 2015, which gave the company a 25% market share in the premium sedan market.

Some industry watchers thought that it might be a fluke, but the latest registration data suggests that Tesla is still maintaining its lead in the large luxury sedan segment in 2017. expand full story

Last month, we learned that Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ is not just about digging tunnels, but it will also electrify transport in the process by putting cars and passengers on “electric sleds”.

The company released this week new images of its electric sled concept for passengers that they plan to use in those tunnels. expand full story


As Tesla gets closer to the start of Model 3 production, it seems like its release candidate testing program is accelerating.

The automaker received new prototypes at its headquarters and now we get one of our best looks at one so far with a video of the vehicle being tested in San Mateo. expand full story

Tesla Stories May 25

I’ve had my 2017 Chevy Bolt for over a month now and have been pleasantly surprised about how much it has to offer. Like I really, really love this car even months after our review.  While I still prefer my twice as expensive 2013 Tesla Model S overall, there are a number of areas where the Bolt beats the Tesla – and I mean the 2013 Model S but also in many cases Tesla’s new/upcoming models as well. Some of these things Tesla could choose to fix, but most are inherent design decisions.

Also I should note before y’all head to the comments that we love all EVs here at Electrek and before a Tesla vs. Bolt fight breaks out remember that we’re all on the same “Team EV” here. 

And with that, let’s look at some advantages of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV… expand full story

After first unveiling the product last year, Tesla started taking orders with a $1,000 deposit for the first versions of its solar roof tiles earlier this month.

Electrek has learned that demand exceeded expectations and that its solar roof tiles are now sold out ‘well into 2018’. expand full story


The popularity of Tesla vehicles spurred some new aftermarket modification companies, like Unplugged Performance and TSportline, and the attention of established, like Saleen or Larte Design.

Now FAB Design, a tuning company known for its Mercedes-Benz designs, unveiled a new body kit for the Tesla Model X. expand full story

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