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Tesla wins approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin

German authorities have granted Tesla conditional environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin, clearing the way for German-made Model 3s and Ys to start rolling off the line any day now. The plant has already assembled around 2,000 prototypes. Nothing is ever settled in a democracy, especially a paperwork-loving one. Tesla has received a… Read more »

Volvo revamps Swedish plant to produce next-gen EVs, adds Tesla-style megacasting

Volvo Cars plans to invest SEK 10 billion ($1.07 billion) in its Torslanda manufacturing plant in Sweden over several years, in preparation for the production of its next generation of EVs. The company will introduce a number of new technologies and manufacturing processes at the plant, including the Tesla-pioneered technique of megacasting of aluminum body… Read more »

Tesla expanding capacity in Shanghai to one million EVs per year—or is it two million?

Tesla has announced a new round of investment aimed at expanding production at Gigafactory Shanghai. Reuters reports that Tesla recently filed documents with the local city government to allow an expansion of its parts production in order to meet growing demand for exports. The automaker plans to add production workshops, increase the number of workers… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E dethrones Tesla Model 3 as Consumer Reports’ top EV recommendation

Has a legacy automaker finally produced an EV that can challenge mighty Tesla? Consumer Reports has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E as this year’s Top Pick in the EV category, dethroning Tesla’s Model 3, which held the honor for the past two years. The Ford earned the accolade based on its Overall Score, which incorporates… Read more »

All EV drivers in the Netherlands can now use Tesla’s Supercharger network

The long-awaited opening of Tesla’s Supercharger network recently took another leap forward as the company expanded access for non-Tesla EVs to all 36 of its locations in the Netherlands. To start using the Superchargers, drivers of CCS-equipped EVs simply need to download the Tesla app. Tesla took the first step towards an open network in… Read more »

Our Next Energy tests 750-mile battery pack in a Tesla Model S

A two-year-old Michigan startup, Our Next Energy (ONE), has built a custom battery pack that recently propelled a modified Tesla Model S for 752 miles. John Voelcker, writing in Car and Driver, reports that ONE retrofitted the car with a pack that stores twice the energy of Tesla’s original, and fits in exactly the same… Read more »

Exec leaves Tesla to lead new Volvo/Northvolt battery factory in Sweden

By all accounts, Tesla’s battery tech is superior to anything currently available to the legacy automakers. So, if you can’t beat ‘em, what do you do? You join ‘em—or poach some of their battery talent to lead your own efforts. Battery developer Northvolt was founded in 2017 by two Tesla alums who were involved in… Read more »

J.D. Power survey finds new EV owners “highly satisfied,” Tesla leads rankings

A new survey by J.D. Power found that new most drivers are finding EV ownership to be a positive experience. The US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study was conducted in October and November 2021 in collaboration with PlugShare. Respondents included 8,122 owners of 2016-2022 model-year BEVs and PHEVs, and were divided into premium and… Read more »

Tesla shares shot of Semis charging at Megachargers

Tesla said little about the upcoming Semi in its latest earnings report—no update on the status of production or customer deliveries. However, the company did release a photo of four Tesla Semis charging at the new Megacharger station at Gigafactory Nevada, where the e-truck is currently in low-volume production. Tesla-stalker Sawyer Merritt shared some drone… Read more »