Tesla truck: The announced semi is apparently already at a testing stage and could be unveiled as early as next year. This might be unknown territory for Tesla, but project manager Jerome Guillen, who was in charge of developing trucks at Daimler, brings enough experience to the team. Some media are still a little sceptical about Tesla’s trucking ambitions.
electrek.co, insideevs.com, businessinsider.de
Exclusive E-Morgan: The British automaker and high-end department store Selfridge are working together on a special edition of the three-wheeler. In honour of the year 1909, in which both companies were founded, only 19 units will be available. The electric motor stays the same, but bronze features are said to make it unique.
China “pays court” to battery makers: The government wants to lure in more investments and know-how from international battery makers and suspends the need to form joint ventures in the free trade zones of Shanghai, Guandong, Tinjian and Fujian. Other sectors are hoping for a similar relaxation of rules.
Battery JV for Leo Motors: The supplier has founded a Chinese subsidiary together with Zhong Ji Well Parking System. The goal is to enter the field of battery production and electric boats. Leo Motors contributes its know-how about electric drivetrains, e-boats and networks.
Renault-Nissan promotes sustainability: The alliance is the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Other automotive OEMs already include BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota and Ford.
Autopilot saves life: One driver from Washington, DC, was more than happy that he had the Autopilot activated. So was the pedestrian that he would have otherwise run over. Tesla confirmed that the system had saved the pedestrian’s life or prevented injury through the vehicle logs.