Tesla should be ‘preparing for battle’ in China – Business Insider

The story you’ll hear about the Chinese electric-vehicle (EV) market is that it’s a bonanza — a wild, wild East where money is getting thrown around and billionaires with no experience in the automotive industry (or even sometimes in manufacturing) have opened their wallets to see who will win the future of mobility. On top…

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Tesla starts Model 3 test drives for reservation holders in Europe – Electrek

After almost 3 years of waiting, Tesla Model 3 reservation holders in Europe are now getting their first opportunity to drive the vehicle ahead of the start of deliveries. There are currently two cargo ships making their ways to Europe with Model 3 vehicles in order to start European deliveries. Yet, several Model 3 vehicles have…

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Tesla to approve first new battery supplier for vehicles since Panasonic, report says – Electrek

Ever since Tesla’s inception, Panasonic has been the automaker’s only approved battery supplier when it comes to its electric vehicles. Now Tesla is reportedly looking to approve its second one in order to supply battery cells to Gigafactory 3 in China. According to sources talking to Reuters, Tesla and Lishen, a Chinese battery manufacturer better…

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Aggrieved Tesla Owners Can Just Tow Trucks Blocking The Supercharger Stations – Jalopnik

Tesla drivers calls it “ICE-ing”, after the initials for internal combustion engine: It’s where gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles block access to Superchargers as a way to… protest electric vehicles I guess? It has to be frustrating to be barred from obtaining the single thing your car needs to function, but it looks like Tesla owners…

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Tesla = Auto Industry’s Champ In 2018 – CleanTechnica

BNEF Published on December 29th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman December 29th, 2018 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EVANNEX. Much of this year was marked by a massive smear campaign against Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla. FUD [fear, uncertainty, and doubt] was at an all-time high. Ignore it. If you cut through the clutter, and instead, according…

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Tesla adds Larry Ellison to its board after SEC slapdown – Engadget

“In conducting a widespread search over the last few months, we sought to add independent directors with skills that would complement the current board’s experience,” Tesla’s board said in a statement. “In Larry and Kathleen, we have added a preeminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy.”…

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Elon Musk lays out ambitious plan for Tesla Supercharger network in Europe – TechCrunch

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is making some audacious promises again for the company’s network of electric fast chargers, known as Superchargers. This time, he’s aiming for 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage in Europe by next year. In response to a question on Twitter, Musk said Tesla’s Supercharger coverage will extend to 100 percent of Europe…

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Tesla Model Y to have a third-row seat, go in production at Gigafactory 1 in mid-2020, says leaked documents – Electrek

Tesla is supposed to bring Model Y, its upcoming small electric SUV, to production quite fast and yet, it doesn’t have a factory officially assigned to it. Today, leaked documents reportedly reveal more about Tesla’s plans to build Model Y at Gigafactory 1 by end of 2020, have another production line in the China Gigafactory…

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