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Posts Tagged: Tesla Model 3

Why is Tesla no longer including mobile charging cables with its vehicles?

First-time EV buyers are famously nervous about charging, which is one reason that most new EVs come with a portable charging cable—it’s reassuring to know that you can plug your new car in as soon as you take it home, without having to deal with charger installation right away. Some drivers find the portable adequate… 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 »

New York City orders hundreds of Tesla Model 3s for municipal fleet

In October, New York City announced a new investment of $75 million in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, as part of a plan to transition its entire vehicle fleet to EVs. The current phase of the plan includes purchasing 300 EVs to replace fossil fuel-powered models. Now Tesmanian reports that this will include hundreds of… Read more »

Tesla announces ludicrous number of quarterly deliveries in China

We already knew things were hopping for Tesla in China. Tesla-watchers predicted that Chinese sales would prove to be a big part of the company’s all-time record deliveries in Q3,and Elon Musk confirmed it at the shareholders meeting, announcing that Gigafactory Shanghai had surpassed the Fremont factory in production volume. (We also suspected that the… Read more »

Tesla shows off new structural battery pack with 4680 cells at Giga Berlin

Tesla threw a party for the locals to celebrate the upcoming start of production at its Berlin Gigafactory. Kids of all ages dug the carnival rides, the giant Tesla coils shootin’ out sparks, and the obligatory pumpin’ sound-and-light show. For techies, however, the star of the show was Tesla’s new structural battery pack. A cutaway… Read more »

Tesla delivers 241,300 cars in Q3, sets new record

Things just get crazier and crazier at Tesla. Earlier this month, crazy CEO Elon Musk warned employees that this would be “the craziest month of deliveries Tesla will ever have,” and that prediction turned out to be…well…not crazy. Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model necessarily results in a gonzo delivery push at the end of every quarter,… Read more »

Tesla buyers offered a choice between LFP or NCA battery packs

For most car buyers, their technical automotive knowledge amounts to this: they know a car has an engine (or motor), and they want the biggest, most powerful one they can afford. Early-adopting EV buyers seem likely to be a little more knowledgeable, and Tesla is taking the unprecedented step of giving buyers a choice between… Read more »

Tesla says fire incidents are 11 times lower for its vehicles than for the average US vehicle

A vehicle catching fire is no more newsworthy than a dog bite—unless of course it’s an EV that goes up in flames. Tesla, which suffered a spate of bad publicity following three highly-publicized vehicle fires in 2013, wants to set the record straight. In its 2020 Impact Report, the company presents data to demonstrate that… Read more »

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 »