Tag: Tesla

Jan 17, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Tesla China wanting designer to create new electric car

Recently Elon Musk announced that Tesla wants to create a design and development centre in China to create a select model there for worldwide distribution. A sketch Tesla published as part of a job posting for said centre now shows what this model could look like.

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Jan 15, 2020 - 11:55 am

Battery-electric bandits foiled

Two young men attempted to vandalize a charging Tesla in a parking garage. Not only did the attempt to forcibly remove the charging cable fail – Tesla’s ‘Sentry Mode’ recorded the incident and the video went viral on Youtube with over 700,000 hits within a few days.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Tesla distances from German battery production

Tesla does not plan to manufacture lithium-ion cells near Berlin in the first construction phase. This could be due to the tight schedule. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model Y has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the USA.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 11:51 am

Tesla takes aim for talking cars

Elon Musk made a short video to announce plans to let Tesla vehicles “talk” to pedestrians via external speakers. How exactly and when this will be implemented is not yet known, nor what the cars will possibly say.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 01:52 pm

When powerful things come in small packages

Driftech Electric Racing has installed a Tesla drive in a go-kart. It has a power output of 450 kW at a weight of only 450 kilos. The curious racing vehicle was spotted at a car show in Sydney, Australia.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 04:28 pm

BMW & Daimler’s Free Now add Teslas the fleet

BMW and Daimler’s ride-hailing operator Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) is expanding its ride-hailing fleet in Hamburg with an initial 60 Tesla vehicles. The ride-sharing service wants to boost its expansion into other cities in Germany.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Norway BEV registrations down in December

Norway is widely considered a leading EV market, and sales in the Scandinavian nation are often used to test the waters for new electric vehicle technologies and market trends. The statistics are now out for December 2019, which has shown a significant decrease in BEV sales, while hybrids seem to have become more popular.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Tesla launches Model Y programme in China

As part of the Model 3 delivery launch for regular customers in China, Tesla has now also officially launched the Model Y program. It is not yet clear when the Model Y will be produced in China, but Tesla has already announced prices and is accepting pre-orders.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 12:01 pm

Austrian hybrid Tesla for the masses

In order to lower the price of the Tesla Model 3, the Austrian company Obrist Powertrain is converting the Californian BEV to hybrid drive – with a smaller battery (17.3 kWh) and a small petrol engine in the front. However, the hybrid Tesla Model 3 will then only be able to drive just under 100 […]

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Jan 6, 2020 - 11:18 am

Gigafactory 4 undergoing official approval process

An official announcement in the  Brandenburg gazette marks the formal beginning of the approval procedure for the planned Tesla plant in Germany. The public notice states that Tesla intends to start up the plant in Grünheide, near Berlin, in July 2021.

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Jan 5, 2020 - 03:37 pm

Tesla cracks 100,000 vehicle mark in Q4

Tesla delivered 112,000 electric cars in the 4th quarter of 2019, of which 92,550 were Model 3 and 19,450 were Model S and Model X. The Californians have thus reached the targeted 100,000 deliveries for the first time, and production has now also reached six figures.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 06:29 pm

Tesla launches Shanghai Model 3 deliveries

Tesla has started deliveries of the first Model 3s produced in the Shanghai plant to customers. The first 15 vehicles were handed over to Tesla employees during a special event. According to a Reuters report, regular customers will also receive their vehicles from 7 January onwards.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 04:02 pm

Tesla patents new battery cell chemistry

Tesla has submitted a new patent for improved battery cell chemistry under the title “Dioxazolones and nitrile sulfites as electrolyte additives for lithium-ion batteries”. This is intended to increase the performance and service life of the batteries as well as reducing costs.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 03:57 pm

Tesla completes Canadian Supercharger corridor

Tesla has completed a new supercharger corridor in Canada, which extends from Vancouver to Halifax. The expansion of Tesla’s own fast-charging network is to continue in 2020 – the company also plans to expand in Europe.

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Dec 23, 2019 - 01:27 pm

Next Tesla manager throws in the towel

Tesla must yet again cope with the departure of a manager. Bert Bruggeman was only appointed Vice-President of Production at Fremont plant one year ago and has now thrown in the towel. Given his unexpected departure, a successor has not yet been announced.

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Dec 22, 2019 - 11:54 am

Tesla installs first 3rd-gen Superchargers in Europe

Tesla has installed eight third-generation Superchargers with charging capacities of up to 250 kW outside North America in London. It is also the 500th location in Europe. But there are also news about the Supercharger network from other countries.

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Dec 19, 2019 - 10:37 am

Cybertruck design impresses creatives

With the design of the Cybertruck, Tesla has managed to defy conventions and inspire rolling free PR – now a Lego kit and an origami paper folding technique have been published online in the most recent creative reaction.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Tesla is on fire

Media outlets tend to be very quick to report mishaps related to EVs or charging stations, particularly if they belong to high profile companies such as Tesla. Often, it later turns out that the “accident” was caused by third parties.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 04:09 pm

Telsa gets recognition from competition

The German car industry has “decided” to recognise Tesla’s achievements. VW congratulated Tesla in a newspaper ad on its choice of Model 3 as “Swiss Car of the Year 2020” but promises that the competition will become stronger next year with the ID.3.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 02:00 pm

CAM study reveals: German carmakers are most innovative

According to the study conducted by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), when it comes to innovative strength, German carmakers maintain an international lead. Volkswagen is placed at the top of this ranking. This latest comparative study is the result of research among 38 car manufacturers.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:57 pm

Tesla founds subsidiary for Gigafactory 4

Tesla has founded a European public limited company called Tesla Manufacturing Brandenburg SE for the operations of its planned plant in Grünheide, Brandenburg. Meanwhile, in China, rumour has it that Tesla already produces 1,000 Model 3s per week at its plant in Shanghai.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 03:14 pm

LG benefits from China’s Model 3 policy

The inclusion of Tesla Model 3 produced in China in the government’s funding list has had a positive cascade effect for LG Chem. Tesla is apparently relying on LG Chem for batteries, and this will be the first electric car with batteries from a Korean manufacturer to be included in the coveted Chinese subsidy list […]

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/17/usa-tesla-launches-next-gen-home-charger/
17.01.2020 18:06