Posts Tagged: Tesla Model 3

Tesla, GM and Nissan advocate for extending the federal EV tax credit

The federal EV tax credit is something of a blunt instrument, but there’s little doubt that it has encouraged a substantial number of EV purchases. The future of the $7,500 tax credit is uncertain. Recently, one Republican senator introduced a bill to expand the credit, and another introduced a bill to get rid of it… Read more »

Tesla Model 3 to get CCS Combo 2 plug in Europe

Can this be true? Is Tesla, which prides itself on doing things its own way, going to adopt the same DC fast charging plug used by ordinary EVs? Yep. The company has confirmed (via Electrek) that Model 3 vehicles sold in the European market will come with a CCS Combo 2 charge port. An adapter for Models… Read more »

Volkswagen: We can produce 50 million EVs at “much lower” prices than Tesla

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has been talking some smack about going electric, and giving the big T some competition. In an interview with Automotive News, he threw out a figure of 50 million electric cars, and said VW will be able to offer “much lower” prices than Tesla. According to AN, “VW has booked production… Read more »

Tesla names new Chairperson, laps BMW, knocks on door of S&P 500

Changes are afoot at Tesla. The company has announced that existing board member Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as Chair of the Tesla Board, effective immediately. Ms. Denholm will be serving as Tesla Chair on a full-time basis, and plans to leave her position as CFO and Head of Strategy at Australian telecom giant… Read more »

Tesla patents clamping system that could prevent panel gap problems

One of the most common complaints about Tesla vehicles has been inconsistent fit and finish, specifically abnormally large or irregular gaps between body panels. Now the company has applied for a patent on a new clamping system that it hopes will eliminate the issue once and for all. Tesla explains in its patent application (via… Read more »

Tesla’s back! Q3 earnings report includes record revenue and healthy profit

Those of us who saw past the tweets and the alarmist headlines were expecting good news from Tesla’s third-quarter earnings report, as it became apparent that demand for Model 3 remains robust as the company emerges from production hell. However, even most true believers were expecting a small loss, or perhaps a nominal profit. Instead,… Read more »

Tesla launches new Model 3 version with Mid-Range battery pack for $45,000

Tesla has announced a new version of Model 3 with a new Mid-Range battery pack and 260 miles of range that will sell for $45,000. That’s $4,000 less than the price of the Long Range battery pack version, which has a 310-mile range. The rear-wheel-drive option will now only be available with the new Mid-Range… Read more »

Tesla delivers: Q3 delivery goals met, 50% more than last quarter’s all-time high

As expected, Tesla met its Model 3 delivery goals for the third quarter, obliterating previous production records and setting the stage for a new chapter in the history of the EV. In Q3, Tesla produced 80,142 vehicles, 50% more than last-quarter’s all-time high, including 53,239 Model 3s and 26,903 units of Model S and X…. Read more »

Elon Musk settles with SEC, will resign as Chairman and take it easy on Twitter

Tesla supporters are hoping that a settlement between Elon Musk and the SEC will bring an end to what one commenter called Tesla’s Summer of Needless Drama. Earlier this week, the stock market regulatory agency accused the impulsive Iron Man of misleading investors with his market-moving tweet about a plan to take Tesla private, and… Read more »