Tag: Tesla

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:42 am

First Model Y tuning kits are out

No sooner has Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y and two US tuning companies, Unplugged Performance and Signature Customs have already come out with the first conversions.

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Mar 30, 2020 - 05:44 pm

Giga-Berlin construction forges ahead despite pandemic

The cleared forest area for Tesla’s planned Giga-Berlin factory in Grünheide, Germany, has now been almost completely levelled. According to a local news outlet, Brandenburg’s State Environmental Agency now wants to allow the foundations to be built in advance, despite 373 objections to the project.

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Mar 26, 2020 - 11:12 am

Not enough power for the getaway

In the Czech Republic, a thief who had stolen a Tesla Model S was caught trying to charge the car at a third-party Tesla service centre in Prague with a left over range of only 5 km.

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Mar 24, 2020 - 11:42 am

You’ve had your fun

A Texan Lexus dealership has just about had it with all the electrification talk – with an advert aimed at Tesla drivers, the headline “You’ve had your fun, now it’s time for zero compromise” advertises a trade-in cash bonus of $1,000 but who’d want to exchange a Tesla for a Lexus?

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm

Elon Musk trivialises Corona outbreak on Twitter

Elon Musk among the corona deniers? It appears so if we take the recent statements by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter and in an email to employees that seem utterly irresponsible, especially considering the impact that Musk’s words have on many people.

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Mar 16, 2020 - 08:44 pm

Tesla owners represent “their” company in Kansas

Because Missouri’s car dealer association prohibited Tesla from participating in the Kansas City Auto Show, Tesla owners unceremoniously organized an exhibition of private Tesla vehicles themselves – in the parking lot of the exhibition grounds.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 11:17 am

Tesla does not expect delays to Gigafactory 4

Tesla does not anticipate delays in the construction of the Giga Berlin factory due to the withdrawal of its American employees from Germany because of the coronavirus. The ground-breaking ceremony is still expected to take place this April.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:34 pm

First Model Y to be delivered on Friday

The first Tesla Model Y will be delivered on this coming Friday 13 March. Only deliveries to customers on the US West Coast have been announced so far. The company has obviously sped things up, since until now, 15 March was said to be the earliest possible date for delivery.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:19 pm

Rave cave under Berlin’s Gigafactory

Elon Musk never seems to be lacking in unusual ideas. It’s hard to estimate how serious his latest idea is, but Musk has suggested that Tesla could build a “mega rave cave” under the new factory – now called Giga-Berlin – in Grünheide, Brandenburg.

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Mar 11, 2020 - 01:17 pm

Tesla considers another Gigafactory in the USA

According to Elon Musk, Tesla is currently looking for a location for another plant in the USA. The Cybertruck is to be produced there, as well as the Model Y for customers on the US East Coast. Texas is apparently a hot contender in the competition.

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Mar 9, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Tesla plans for production increase in Shanghai

How many Model 3 can Tesla build in the Gigafactory 3 near Shanghai? A new report from China provides details of the planned increase in production at the factory as well as new models. In other Tesla news, we look at software updates.

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Mar 6, 2020 - 01:44 pm

Famous last words

Porsche boss Oliver Blume recently confirmed in an interview that the Porsche 911 will “never” be driven purely electrically ex works. Since the German manufacturer refused to do so, another company has taken it upon themselves to electrify the classic 1965 Porsche 911.

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Mar 3, 2020 - 03:21 pm

Tesla revs up preparations for Model Y deliveries

Tesla’s much-anticipated plans to hand over the first copies of the Model Y to customers on March 15 are apparently running on schedule. Fans have shared photos of Model Ys ready for transport and a peek at the EV’s interior. Tesla is also on schedule in China and Brandenburg as we keep you updated on […]

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Mar 2, 2020 - 11:18 am

David and Goliath?

The long-awaited rematch between the Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F150 tug-of-war rematch has finally been held, though in a fairly strange way. After Ford backed out of an official rematch, a group of unaffiliated engineers put a half-scale Cybertruck – so literally a half-sized Cybertruck – versus the regular-sized best-selling pickup. It appears that the only key here was the weight of the two vehicles, which was remedied with surprising results.
electrek.co, insideevs.com

Feb 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm

Can Tesla batteries cost less than 100 dollars per kWh?

Tesla’s project for the mass production of its battery cells is to be called Roadrunner and aims to reduce costs to 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour. This 100$/kWh milestone has long been considered the key to electric cars achieving price parity with ICEs without subsidies.

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Feb 27, 2020 - 11:15 am

Cheeky driver steals power from the cops

In the German town of Mettmann, a Tesla driver charged his car via a socket in a construction site toilet. The driver showed a lot of chutzpah– the construction site was for a new police building, right next to an existing police building.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm

GKN testing new drive in the Arctic Circle

GKN Automotive continues their tests on the 3-in-1 powertrains and has several prototypes underway in the Arctic Circle. New inverters and motors are being used in the test vehicles based on the Tesla Model 3 and Fiat Ducato.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 03:55 pm

European Model 3 almost sold out for the quarter

The Tesla Model 3 is apparently almost sold out in Europe for this quarter. As of this week, Tesla has indicated that May will be the expected delivery date for the Model 3 in almost all European countries. The company previously forecast delivery in March.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/03/31/the-first-tuning-kits-are-out-for-tesla-model-y/
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