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12.06.2019 - 11:29

Tilburg Tesla factory hit by protest

A group of ten Model 3 owners blocked Tesla’s European factory in Dutch Tilburg out of protest over Tesla’s price fluctuation, and the failure to deliver promised features such as an Autopilot update.

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11.06.2019 - 16:54

Tesla raises Model 3 charge capacity to 200 kW

Since last weekend, Tesla has been installing a new firmware update for Model 3 already delivered in Europe. This means that charging capacities of up to 200 kW are now also possible with third-party suppliers – at least at a few locations.

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06.06.2019 - 11:44

Streaming while charging

For obvious reasons, Tesla blocked the video streaming options for the displays in their vehicles. However, an innovative Tesla owner managed to get the popular video stream platform Netflix running on the touch screen of his Model 3.

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03.06.2019 - 12:40

Tesla extends free charging offer for Model S & X

In April the Tesla Model S and Model X received some improvements. Pre-produced vehicles without these improvements will be sold until the end of June with an added treat: free supercharging. There is also news regarding the pickup and roadster.

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31.05.2019 - 16:57

China: Tesla’s Model 3 factory ready for orders

Tesla has opened the order books in China for the Model 3, which the EV manufacturer will produce in its Shanghai plant, which is still under construction. The first deliveries of the Model 3 from local production are scheduled to start in six to ten months.

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27.05.2019 - 14:51

USA: First deliveries of Tesla Model 3 Standard

Tesla has apparently started to deliver the basic version of Model 3 (“Standard Range”) for 35,000 US dollars. This is technically the Standard Range Plus version, but the usable battery capacity and some functions are limited by software.

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25.05.2019 - 12:52

Tesla aiming for record number of deliveries in Q2

It seems that Tesla may be having a new record quarter in vehicle deliveries. As Elon Musk wrote in an e-mail to employees, there is a good chance that the current quarter will see 90,700 deliveries exceed the record level reached in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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08.05.2019 - 12:52

Tesla Model 3 hitch now available in Europe

Tesla is now offering a trailer coupling for the Model 3 in Europe. It is available for the Model 3 with “Standard-Range Plus” and “Maximum Range” with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. In Germany the option costs 1,060 euros.

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06.05.2019 - 11:19

Super charged by the community

There seems no limit to the enthusiasm of both Tesla and Lego fans, and now the fandom passions have come together to build something new. A Model 3 owner managed to have his model – one made of bricks – to become a playset series complete with charge port and removable battery pack.

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01.05.2019 - 11:55

UK: Tesla now taking orders for Model 3

As of today drivers in the UK can order Tesla’s lowest-price largest-volume electric car with a right-hand-drive. Deliveries will start from June, with those who have already made reservations getting first place in the order books.

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28.04.2019 - 21:43

Tesla to open Model 3 orders in UK this May

Tesla is preparing to open the order books for the Model 3 in the UK, according to Elon Musk. In a tweet, the Tesla boss said the online order page would open “around May 1 or 2”, allowing British customers to place an order before Tesla raises the price of its latest Autopilot upgrade.

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27.04.2019 - 18:05

Tesla Superchargers charging with up to 150 kW

Tesla is getting more capacity out of their second generation superchargers with a little more power than previously known. An increase in power from 120 kW to 145 kW was announced in March, but a spokesperson has now said that the upgrade will even enable 150 kW peak power.

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24.04.2019 - 23:31

Tesla reports loss in Q1, many deliveries to shift into Q2

The Tesla earnings call is out only this time it is a loss for the first time in two quarters. The electric car company reports a net loss of $702M, including $188M of non-recurring charges but also cash of $2.2 billion. The loss had been expected with Tesla saying they focussed the “attention on growth […]

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23.04.2019 - 17:16

Tesla’s new autopilot chip and robo-taxi software

Tesla presented its latest take at autonomous driving at its “Autonomy Day” and will install the Autopilot technology in all new vehicles with immediate effect. Utilising it, Tesla plans to launch its peer-to-peer “Robotaxi” service as early as next year, provided the authorities allow it.

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12.04.2019 - 12:14

Rear wheel drive Model 3 available in EU & Asia

The Tesla Model 3 is now available in Europe and China with rear-wheel drive and the Standard Plus battery version. In Germany, Tesla is charging a base price of 44,500 euros (plus a handling fee of 980 euros) for this version, which offers a WLTP range of 415 km.

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11.04.2019 - 12:03

Have you ever taken your Tesla for a walk?

Thanks to Tesla’s Summon Mode now you can. A Chinese Model 3 owner has taken to giving his Model 3 a regular workout in Shanghai. He put a leash on the side mirror, lest the EV turns into ludicrous mode – given the situation.

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08.04.2019 - 12:47

Will Tesla Models S and X get a reluctance motor?

Tesla apparently plans to switch from the three-phase asynchronous to the reluctance motor on their Model S as well as the Model X. As far as the Model 3 is concerned, it looks as if the first U.S. deliveries of the new basic version are still to come.

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04.04.2019 - 16:37

Tesla releases production and delivery numbers

Tesla delivered around 63,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2019, including around 50,900 Model 3 and 12,100 Model S and Model X. This corresponds to an increase of 110 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. Compared to the last quarter of 2018, however, this represents a decline of 31 per cent.

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26.03.2019 - 16:25

Tesla upgrades 2nd-gen Superchargers

Tesla has started to install a software update that increases the maximum usable charging capacity of the currently more than 12,000 second-generation superchargers worldwide from 120 to 145 kW.

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18.03.2019 - 12:50

Tesla takes out mid range Model 3

Tesla has discontinued the mid-range version of the Model 3, introduced in October 2018. The version had only been an interim solution to offer customers in the USA, looking to take advantage of the full US tax credit at the time.

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14.03.2019 - 14:22

Tesla Model 3 proves popular in Europe

The Tesla Model 3 is storming sales charts in Europe a few weeks after its launch. In Norway the Model 3 has taken the lead, in the Netherlands the BEV has become the best-selling model in February and in Germany, the Model 3 is also on its way to the top.

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11.03.2019 - 13:53

Tesla apparently NOT negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. The battery cell manufacturer has since denied intentions of entering business with Tesla.

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11.03.2019 - 11:04

Zig-zag at Tesla: prices are back up

U.S. electric car manufacturer continues its chaotic pricing policy: Tesla has announced an increase in its vehicle prices worldwide by three per cent after they had only just been reduced by an average of six per cent a few days ago.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/12/tilburg-tesla-factory-hit-by-protest/
12.06.2019 11:29