Posts Tagged: Tesla Model 3

Recurrent’s new battery guides analyze range of pre-owned Tesla Model 3s and Chevy Bolts

Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has released the first two in a planned series of EV battery guides for consumers. The two public guides offer an analysis of overall battery performance over time in the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt. Buyers of used… Read more »

Tesla grants $3 million to Dalhousie University for advanced battery research

Dalhousie University researcher and lithium-ion battery pioneer Jeff Dahn has been cooperating with Tesla since 2016, and the partnership has already resulted in significant progress that Tesla hopes will lead to the development of its vaunted million-mile battery pack. Now Professor Dahn, along with his Dalhousie colleagues Chongyin Yang and Michael Metzger, have received a… Read more »

Tesla’s new Materials Applications Team will speed adoption of new materials

Record 0-60 times and useful features such as Fart Mode get most of the press, but behind all of the innovation is materials science. Tesla has long recognized the importance of new materials—in 2016 Elon Musk hired Charles Kuehmann, an expert on metal alloys to lead materials engineering at both Tesla and SpaceX. The most… Read more »

Hawaii DOT takes delivery of Tesla Model 3, the first of many under a per-mile cost contract

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has taken delivery of a white Tesla Model 3, the first to be received under a new service contract. Eventually, nine EVs will replace legacy vehicles used by the State Highways division, and another 34 are to be delivered to the DOT by the end of May. HDOT plans to… Read more »

Chip shortage forces Tesla to briefly idle Model 3 production line

Driving home the point that cars are computers, the global auto industry is reeling from a global shortage of microchips. Several major automakers have announced shutdowns or slowdowns because of the supply bottleneck. The shortage appears to have forced Tesla to briefly shut down its Model 3 production line at Fremont. An unnamed source told… Read more »

Proposed legislation would restore federal EV tax credit to GM and Tesla

Democrats in the House of Representatives have reintroduced the GREEN Act (Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now), which among many other tax code revisions would once again allow Tesla and GM customers to claim federal EV tax credits. A similar bill failed to pass in 2020, but the prospects for passage seem bright under the… Read more »

Tesla caps a winning year with record production and delivery numbers

Tesla reached so many milestones in 2020 that it’s impossible to list them all: the first Model Y deliveries; the start of construction on the German Gigafactory; the announcement of Austin, Texas as the site of Cybertruck production; the wonders of Battery Day; Tesla’s coronation as the world’s most valuable automaker and its addition to… Read more »

Tesla Model 3 refresh adds more range and a few handy features

Continuous improvement is the name of the game at Tesla, so the appearance of a new and improved version of Model 3 is welcome news, but no great surprise. After days of rumors and sneak peeks, Tesla has officially added the refreshed Model 3 to its online configurator. The new version includes several innovations that… Read more »

Tesla Model 3 logs 100,000 miles with little reported battery capacity loss

There are plenty of high-mileage Teslas on the road, but so far we’ve heard from few Model 3 owners who’ve passed the 100,000-mile mark. Kazi Imam is one driver who’s passed that milestone, and he recently told his story to Electrek. Imam logged 100,000 miles on his 2018 Model 3 Long Range in just over… Read more »

Teardown expert Sandy Munro compares Tesla, Nissan, Jaguar inverters

When it comes to automobiles, Sandy Munro knows whereof he speaks. His company specializes in taking new cars apart and analyzing every little bracket and screw—what it’s made of, who made it, and how much it cost. Charged was fortunate enough to have Sandy present a couple of video sessions at our Virtual Conference on… Read more »