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Posts Tagged: Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 was the top-selling car in Switzerland in March

I’ve written so many articles about Switzerland being an EV laggard in Europe that it’s only fair to trumpet the news that the Swiss auto market has been “struck by Tesla lightning,” as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the country’s top daily newspapers, put it. Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling car of any… Read more »

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions for European emissions credits

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has reached a deal with Tesla to count the California carmaker’s EVs as part of the FCA fleet in order to avoid paying fines for violating new European Union emissions rules. The Financial Times reported that the deal is worth “hundreds of millions of euros.” More stringent emissions standards will take effect… Read more »

Tesla Q1 deliveries disappoint, stock stumbles

Just as the Tesla story has always elicited comments from both well-informed and uninformed writers, TSLA stock attracts investors of wildly varying levels of sophistication – or, to put it colorfully, “smart money” and “dumb money.” While the dumb money periodically causes large temporary tumbles in the stock price, triggered by Elon Musk pretending to… Read more »

Tesla boosts power and range of Model 3 via remote software update

Tesla owners are used to receiving little goodies from time to time, but the latest over-the-air updates for Model 3 represent substantial increases in power and range. Tesla is rolling out an increase in peak power output to all Model 3s as part of firmware version 2019.8.2. “Your vehicle’s peak power has been increased by… Read more »

Tesla Model Y electric crossover revealed – deliveries to begin in fall 2020

Electric cars are now officially S3XY. Tesla revealed the final component of Elon Musk’s suggestive orthographic adventure at the usual sound-and-light show at the Hawthorne Design Studio. There were few surprises, other than the fact that Tesla will offer an optional 7-seat configuration. The Y’s form factor is both practical (it’s smaller than the X,… Read more »

Tesla turnaround: some retail stores will stay open, prices will increase

Tesla can’t quite seem to make up its mind about its retail sites (or “galleries, showcases and Tesla information centers” if you prefer). Two weeks ago, the company announced plans to close most of its stores “in order to pass the savings along to our customers.” Now this decision seems to have been partially reversed…. Read more »

Teslas new V3 Supercharging promises a typical charging time of 15 minutes

We seem to be experiencing one of those Tesla news avalanches that happen from time to time – as the 35k Model 3 darts into sight and the retail stores recede in the mirror, the Bad Boys of the Auto Biz have announced the advent of V3 Supercharging, a new generation of fast charging tech… Read more »

Tesla makes $35,000 Model 3 available, shifts to online-only sales

Elon Musk has some good news, and he has some bad news, plus some news that you may find good or bad, depending on your perspective. One thing’s for sure, there’s a lot of news – Tesla has announced a wide-ranging package of changes to its lineup, pricing and sales strategy. The big piece of… Read more »

Tesla delivers first 4 of 100 Model 3s to German EV rental company

German EV rental company nextmove, Tesla’s largest customer in Germany, plans to add 100 Model 3s to its fleet this year. The company recently took delivery of the first four units of the new sedan (the Performance version) at Tesla’s facility in Berlin. nextmove’s mission is to make EVs accessible to as many people as… Read more »

Tesla to acquire ultracapacitor developer Maxwell Technologies

Tesla plans to acquire Maxwell Technologies at a price of $4.75 per share, or approximately $218 million. The merger, which was unanimously approved by Maxwell’s board of directors, is to be finalized around the second quarter of 2019. Maxwell is based in San Diego and has about 380 employees. The company will be familiar to… Read more »