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17.04.2019 - 15:47

Tesla working on closed-loop battery recycling

Tesla published a sustainability report in which the electric car manufacturer also describes its approach to battery recycling. Tesla is so far cooperating with external recycling companies but says this is only an interim solution.

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16.04.2019 - 15:52

The world’s biggest Tesla Summon Race

Being a “nerd” or “geek” is not so much about loving the newest or future tech, sci-fi or fantasy fiction games, but about being obsessive about your interest and preferably finding others with the same passion. Now check out the video below of the “World’s Biggest Tesla Summon Race”.

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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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12.04.2019 - 10:50

Tesla goes camping

In addition to the conversions of the Tesla Model S as a shooting brake and hearse, there is now a fresh conversion: Entrepreneur Travis Rabenberg has developed a camping superstructure for the BEV and plans to present a prototype of the “Tesla Roamer” next week in Michigan.

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11.04.2019 - 18:08

Gigafactory 1 expansion on ice?

Nikkei suggested yesterday, that Panasonic and Tesla’s plans to increase production capacity for battery cells at Gigafactory 1 have been put on ice due to financial problems at Tesla and uncertainties about future demand. While us and others could but wonder, Panasonic now took a stand that is ambivalent.

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11.04.2019 - 12:05

US Congress debates EV subsidy extension

US President Trump would like to see the government subsidies for electric cars abolished immediately, but a new draft law in Congress now aims for an extension of the tax rebates and an increase in the upper limit for the number of subsidised vehicles per manufacturer.

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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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09.04.2019 - 11:55

FCA considers buying goodwill from Tesla

In order to meet the incoming EU emissions regulations, the U.S. manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is reportedly paying hundreds of millions of euros to Tesla, so that they can technically be calculated as “their” BEVs.

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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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08.04.2019 - 11:44

SEC and Tesla asked to play nice

In the next round of the row between the SEC and Tesla CEO Elon Musk about his tweeting habits, the presiding judge Alison Nathan has asked the concerned parties to “put your reasonableness pants on” and find a solution in the next two weeks.

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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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03.04.2019 - 15:39

Tesla’s Sentry mode catches a Vandal in the act

While there are many opinions on the increasing level of surveillance in modern society, most can probably agree that willfully damaging someone’s personal property is very uncool. On this note, Tesla’s new Sentry Mode is already paying off its due.

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02.04.2019 - 12:30

Tesla claims discrimination by NY courts

The Californian EV manufacturer says they face discrimination by New York’s infrastructure policies, as they only provide initiatives for providers that support both CHAdeMO and CCS. Clearly Tesla does not feel they should have to upgrade their chargers.

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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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26.03.2019 - 13:39

Trading secrets

Tesla is suing a former employee who is alleged to have stolen trade secrets in connection with technology for autonomous driving. A former Apple employee was also charged with stealing trade secrets by the FBI last year. 

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21.03.2019 - 17:20

Denver police car swankier than usual

In Denver, Colorado, police have been driving around in a Tesla Model S for a couple of years before hardy local journalists finally found out where it came from: The car had been confiscated during an illegal marijuana bust. 

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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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15.03.2019 - 13:04

Tesla starts Semi production on a small scale

Following the recent model version of the Model 3, Tesla has now doubled up in the fun department and is offering a 1:24 scale version of the electric Semi truck. This is also significantly cheaper than the real deal, running at 250 dollars.

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15.03.2019 - 06:03

Tesla presents the Model Y / Deliveries from fall 2020

Tesla has unveiled the SUV variant of the Model 3 in Hawthorne, California. If the Model 3 looks like a small Model S, the Model Y can be likened to a shrunken Model X. More surprising than design and technical data is that the Model Y is optionally offered as a 7-seater.

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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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09.03.2019 - 22:18

It looks like a car, but…

In China, some 4,678 Tesla Model 3 appears to be temporarily detained by customs due to incorrect product labels. Apparently printer settings are to blame. Tesla is working on the labels under the careful eye of customs officials, who will resume clearances after they pass review.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/18/is-tesla-upgrading-model-s-model-x-to-2170-battery-cells/
18.04.2019 13:17