Posts Tagged: Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 includes V2G capability…or does it?

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of news about bidirectional charging, which supports vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications and other nifty stuff. In January, Wallbox announced what appears to be the first bidirectional charger for the home market. Fermata Energy has several V2X projects in the works, including a partnership with Nissan. And ORNL recently demonstrated bidirectional… Read more »

Tesla surprises with Q1 profit, has “record backlog” of orders

Tesla has extended its earnings streak, posting a surprise profit in the first quarter, typically a tough one for automakers. The company reported record levels of production, and says its vehicle order backlog is the highest it’s ever been. “Q1 2020 was the first time in our history that we achieved a positive GAAP net… Read more »

China cuts EV subsidies—Tesla Model 3 exceeds price limit

China has announced a cut to its subsidies on new energy vehicles (NEVs), effective immediately. It’s been something of a rollercoaster ride for the subsidies of late. In 2015, the government announced plans to end the subsidies this year. In January, it said there would be “no significant cuts” this year. In March it confirmed… Read more »

On Elon Musk Day, fans post personal messages about the Iron Man’s influence

Why shouldn’t there be a day to honor Elon Musk? If static electricity and bubble wrap are entitled to commemorations on the calendar (January 9 and 27, respectively), surely the visionary behind Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal and other high-tech ventures deserves a day. That’s the question that Tesla pundit and superfan Anuarbek Imanbaev asked a group… Read more »

Elon Musk says a network of a million self-driving Tesla taxis is still on schedule to launch this year

Tesla’s plan for a network of self-driving taxis (then called The Tesla Network) was first mentioned in July 2016, as part of the company’s Master Plan, Part Deux: When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. Once it picks you… Read more »

Tesla China shipments soar as Shanghai Gigafactory ramps up

A report from a Chinese trade group seems to confirm what we all suspected: Tesla’s impressive delivery numbers for the first quarter were boosted by a surge of shipments in China. The company’s wholesale March deliveries in China were 10,160 units, according to Cui Dongshu, Secretary General of the China Passenger Car Association (via Bloomberg)…. Read more »

Monthly EV market share in Germany tops 9 percent, led by Tesla Model 3

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, has been slower than some of its neighbors to embrace EVs, but things seem to be changing fast. In March, plug-in vehicles accounted for a record 9.2% of the total auto market (as reported by CleanTechnica). The balance between pure EVs and PHEVs was about even. For the first time,… Read more »

Tesla builds ventilators from Model 3 parts

Tesla, along with many other industrial firms, is working on multiple fronts to help alleviate a shortage of ventilators. The company has bought surplus ventilators from China, and distributed them to medical personnel around the US, and is also reportedly working with medical device manufacturer Medtronic to build ventilators at the New York Gigafactory. Now… Read more »

Tesla slays expectations, delivers over 88,000 cars in the first quarter

Tesla pulled off a massive upset, announcing record first-quarter deliveries despite disruptions due to the coronavirus crisis. Analysts were expecting to see a delivery figure of around 77,000 vehicles for Q1 2020. The Great Electrifier delivered 88,400, its best first-quarter performance ever. The production figure was 102,672 vehicles, just a shade off the record of… Read more »

Tesla Fremont factory stays open, workers can stay home if they choose

As the San Francisco Bay Area goes into near-lockdown mode, Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont will remain open. Alameda County’s “shelter-in-place” order makes exceptions for “essential businesses,” and a county spokesman told the Los Angeles Times that Tesla falls into this category. UPDATE: Tesla forced to shut down production at Fremont factory The Palo Alto-based… Read more »