Tesla confirms 200,000th delivery, tax credit to phase out
Tesla has now confirmed their 200,000th delivery in the USA. That means that the US federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars will begin phasing out, and only apply in its full value for vehicles delivered by the end of 2018.Weiterlesen
Tesla pushing the limits of pro electric car legislation
A new bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to remove the 200,000 unit cap on access to the 7,500 dollar tax credit. Tesla is the first carmaker likely to sell “too many” electric cars and be phased out for a year, a rule that is obviously counterproductive. There are other countries too where […]Weiterlesen
Official: Tesla Model 3 production results in Q2
Data had been trickling out of Fremont with an occasional leak on Twitter but now it became apparent. Tesla has reached their Model 3 production target of 5,000 a week and is gearing up for 6,000 units next month. Also the overall results for Q2 are looking good.Weiterlesen
Tesla Model X replaces Model S in Shiphol’s taxi fleet
Since 2014 the Amsterdam Shiphol airport has had a 167 vehicle fleet of Tesla Model S taxis. Now the fleet operator, the taxi company BIOS-groep has decided to replace the entire fleet with Model X vehicles.Weiterlesen
Production record: Tesla Q1 results
Tesla has increased production in Fremont by 40 percent in Q1 compared to last year’s Q4 as they build 34,494 electric cars. The Model 3 is now becoming a bestseller in the U.S. with output increasing fourfold in the last three months and more to come.Weiterlesen
Rusty steering forces Tesla to recall 123,000 Model S
Tesla has started a global recall, asking for the return of 123,000 Model S due to a potential steering issue. The reason behind the problem are rusty screws installed in the power steering. The flawed parts came from Bosch.Weiterlesen
Germany: Model S included on list for EV subsidies again
After Tesla had have to watch the German authority BAFA exclude the Model S from the list of eligible EVs for the country’s plug-in grant (Umweltbonus), the Model S is now listed again, as long as it comes with the most basic trim level for real this time.Weiterlesen
Tesla Model S beats premium carmakers in Europe
A total of 16,132 Model S were sold in Europe during 2017, meaning Tesla has been outselling the continent’s established premium manufacturers such as Mercedes or BMW with their S-Class or 7 series respectively. And by a couple of thousand units.Weiterlesen
Intax offers Model S taxi kit for cab firms exclusively
Now that Tesla got its meters measured, Intax has come up with a conversion kit that turns any Model S into a full grown taxi. Deliveries have started and Intax acts as direct distributor for cab companies and Tesla in Germany.Weiterlesen
Second life for Tesla Model S battery
Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky has retrofit an old Tesla battery recovered from a crash to power his home. It is the first instance of an off-grid Tesla battery at work as the politician who doubles as MIT engineer is disconnected from the public power grid.Weiterlesen
FIA permits Tesla racing series after safety concerns (video)
The planned electric vehicle race allowing for tuned Teslas exclusively will be allowed to proceed. After safety requirements set forth by the FIA have been satisfied, the race is scheduled to begin this year.Weiterlesen
Tesla: Delivery record in Q4, but Model 3 lacks behind
Tesla’s Q4 report shows a delivery record, but proves also that the Model 3 is still clearly lacking behind. Thus, 29,870 Tesla cars have been transferred to clients within the fourth quarter of 2017. That are more than ever before.Weiterlesen
Over 2,000 Tesla registered in Norway this December
With more than 2,000 Tesla EVs registered this month, December is a new record month for the Californian EV maker. At the time of writing, the count was 2,065 with 1,231 Model X and 834 Model S sold.Weiterlesen
Tesla with juicy extras
The Tesla Model S is not eligible for the EV grant in Germany any longer as Tesla is suspected of subsidy fraud. One could say the EV maker creatively trimmed the Model S basis version to fit into the price bracket of the EV subsidy. Following an investigation into the very existence of such a “basic” Model S, Tesla had now to agree to stop advertising it.
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Bitcoin hype reaches Tesla
As the Bitcoin mining needs a lot of computing power and electricity, a Tesla owner had the idea to build a cryptocurrency mining rig in his EV. Meanwhile rumours emerged, that the so far unknown Bitcoin creator with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto could in fact be Tesla CEO Elon Musk – well, he’s denying it.
electrek.co, investopedia.com (Musk)
Model X, Model S, Austria, Farady Future, Ukraine, JAC.
Model X recalls: The Tesla Model X remains technically a compliant vehicle for North America, but stringent testing for the European release has revealed an issue with the third row seats. Tesla has issued a voluntary recall, and requests drivers not to use the rear seat until it can be replaced.
Model S update: Tesla has officially given the Model S a facelift. The front fascia and headlights will resemble that of the Model X, and the latter’s HEPA air filtration will also be made available. The charger will be upgraded from 40 to 48 amps, and two new interiors, figured ash wood and dark ash wood, will be offered. The basic Model S 70 will start at 71,500 dollars.
Diesel-free Austria: The environmental agency of Austria has suggested a ban on diesel and petrol vehicles, saying they will not be sold after 2020. Moreover, a tax may be put in place for fossil fuel vehicles that continue to stay on the road and the fuels are expected to be phased out entirely between 2030 and 2050.
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Baden-Württemberg Pavilion shows success factor e-mobility: During the Hannover Messe / MobiliTec the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion and its 43 exhibitors showcase the diversity of the e-mobility landscape in the southwest of Germany. With “Automated. Connected. Electrified.” as its guiding theme, the whole spectrum – from development and production to road tests of partially automated electric vehicles – will be covered. Visit us in hall 27.
1bn dollar start-up: EV start-up Faraday Future will soon celebrate the ground-breaking of its 1bn dollar plant in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is also working on an in-car connectivity platform and has patented a power inverter that they claim will manage electric power 20-30 percent better than their competitors’.
Ukraine’s first: Electric Marathon International has created Ukraine’s first electric car prototype, dubbed Synchronous. The unusual EV sports a panoramic window and also works with the unique Synchronous charging station. The Synchronous will be making a 3,000 km tour through ten countries from May to June.
JAC EV: Three new electric cars from Chinese JAC are set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show, and first shots of the iEV7 are in. The sedan can cover 320 km on one charge and sports an interior eerily similar to the JAC A60. It is set to be launched in China in the fourth quarter.
Prius party, Tesla Model S P85D.
Video tip II: The Tesla Model S P85D has been beaten for the first time! Its challenger was an elderly C6 Corvette. But the lady behind the wheel came prepared with 700 hp, drag wheels and some serious driving skills.
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New level of incentives.
Texas-based Stream is rewarding each of its ten best National Directors with a Tesla Model S. Not for lease, but as a bonus. Never mind that Tesla is not allowed to sell its cars in Texas. If you are looking to now apply for a job with Stream, there is no word on whether they will ever give away another Tesla.