Tag: Tesla

Jul 7, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Tesla softens stance on short selling, literally

For years now, Tesla boss Elon Musk has been making fun of short-sellers speculating on short-term profits. Now Musk himself is becoming a “short seller” via the Tesla online shop, with Tesla Short Shorts (as in clothing) in Tesla red with the imprint S3XY.

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Jul 6, 2020 - 06:37 pm

Tesla puts V3 chargers into operation in Europe

Tesla installed its first supercharger site in continental Europe with the faster V3 columns (up to 250 kW charging capacity) into operation near The Hague in the Netherlands on Friday. In Germany, two supercharger sites with the V3 charging points are currently being set up.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 02:10 pm

LG Chem to produce Tesla cells in South Korea

LG Chem wants to convert part of its battery cell production in South Korea for the manufacture of Tesla batteries. According to a media report, the capacity at LG Chem’s plant in Nanjing, China, which has been supplying Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory up to now, is no longer sufficient.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 11:14 am

Tesla batteries under evaluation

The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 04:23 pm

Tesla production & delivery report Q2/2020

Tesla delivered a total of 90,650 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, 2,250 more than in the first quarter of the year. From April to June a total of 82,272 Tesla vehicles were produced, which significantly fewer than in the 1st quarter due to Corona restrictions.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 01:09 pm

How do small garages in Germany cope with Teslas?

According to an article in the German trade magazine kfz-betrieb, the German Association of Motor Trades and Repairs (ZDK) has complained to the European Commission because Tesla is denying independent garages easy and non-discriminatory access to repair and maintenance information and to diagnostic and programming software.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Tesla order difficulties can be expensive

An attempt to order a Tesla Model 3 would have cost a man from Germany almost 1.4 million euros. As the man’s son posted on Reddit, an error occurred in the attempted order due to temporary technical difficulties on the Tesla website.

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Jun 25, 2020 - 12:13 pm

Tesla expands production facility for Roadrunner project

More details about Tesla’s largely secret Roadrunner project to produce its battery cells have become apparent through a document now published by the city of Fremont. Tesla has applied for permission to build a second floor in its battery production plant Tera.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Date set for Tesla Battery Day in September

There is now a provisional date for Tesla’s Battery Day when the Californian company will be presenting the details of their cell production and will include the presentation of a “cell production system”.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt

Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 01:41 pm

The 100 kWh Model 3: rumours and a denial

Rumour has it that Tesla is planning a 100-kWh version for Model 3, but Elon Musk has denied that Tesla is developing such a Model3. In addition, the range for the Model S with a large battery will indeed increase, but only in North America for the time being.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Tesla stocks rise past 1,000 USD mark

Tesla shares broke through the USD 1,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday. At over 180 billion dollars, this exceeded Toyota’s market capitalisation for the first time. This means that Tesla is currently trading on the stock exchange as the most valuable car manufacturer in the world.

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Jun 10, 2020 - 02:36 pm

Tesla loses top manager while Corona hits Fremont

Robin Ren has left Tesla now vacating the position of Vice President of Business Development. More locally, Tesla’s Fremont plant reportedly has 6 Covid-19 cases and workers complaining of unsafe conditions. Meanwhile, in Germany, Tesla presented the required amended application documents for the construction of Giga Berlin.

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:09 am

A spaced-out Cybertruck

On Instagram, artist @charlieautomotiv created a set of images of what a Cybertruck made for the moon might look like. A moon rover from Tesla isn’t such a spaced-out idea when you consider that both Tesla and SpaceX are run by Elon Musk.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 05:28 pm

China’s EV market is recovering slowly

In China, 55,829 battery-electric cars and 14,370 plug-in hybrids from local production were sold in May. The sales figures for so-called New Energy Vehicles were thus 25.8 per cent lower than in the same month last year, but 19.5 per cent higher than in April 2020.

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Jun 2, 2020 - 02:10 pm

Tesla starts digging at Giga-Berlin

Now that Tesla received approval for foundation work from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment, the work has now apparently begun in the usual rapid Tesla-tempo. A new drone video shows the first excavation works.

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May 28, 2020 - 01:41 pm

Tesla gets foundation approval in Germany

Tesla has just received approval for foundation-building work for the Giga-Berlin plant in Grünheide near Berlin from the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment. In Berlin itself, the company has also found the location for the planned development and design centre.

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May 27, 2020 - 01:53 pm

Tesla reduces prices across the board

Tesla has just lowered the prices of its models, in some cases considerably, depending on country and model range. All Tesla models are affected by the price cuts with the exception of the new Model Y. In the USA, the Model 3 will also be around 2,000 dollars cheaper.

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May 26, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Nip and tuck convertible

The US specialist Newport Convertible Engineering offers a convertible conversion for the Tesla Model 3. The costs for this conversion is at least $29,500, but Model 3 owners can also go all-in and get an electric power top for $39,500.

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May 20, 2020 - 01:33 pm

Is Tesla gearing up with V2G capabilities?

Tesla has apparently equipped the Model 3 and probably also the Model Y with bidirectional charging capacities. However, there are now some doubts about the corresponding report that makes the claim.

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May 20, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Tesla modified into a BMW

An unknown Tesla owner has fitted his Model 3 with a (small) BMW radiator grille, as the following photo shows. Maybe the waiting for the BMW i4 took too long for him.

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May 19, 2020 - 03:54 pm

Tesla & Panasonic battery cell factory profitable

Tesla and Panasonic’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada was profitable in Q1/2020, the CFO of Panasonic stated in the announcement of the current business figures. The plant, which the partners had begun building in 2014, was in the black for the second consecutive quarter.

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May 18, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Carjacker under lockdown

In the small town of Barstow, California, a man stopped a Tesla driver and dragged him out of the car. The thief then tried to escape in the captured Model 3 but soon found himself in a trap.

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May 17, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Tesla fast-tracks new Giga plant, Texas seems a winner

Tesla allegedly wants to build its planned next US plant in the Texan capital of Austin or the surrounding area of Austin. At least that is what Electrek reports, citing an insider privy to the plan. And the schedule for the new plant is hugely ambitious.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/07/revenge-is-sweet-and-red-and-silky/
07.07.2020 12:59