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Posts Tagged: Tesla

Tesla, other EV-makers ask US government to fund heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure

Tesla, along with several other automakers and environmental groups, has formally asked the Biden administration to invest in charging infrastructure for electric buses, trucks and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) signed by President Biden last November includes $7.5 billion in funding for EV charging. In an open letter to Energy… Read more »

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 »

Liontown Resources to supply Tesla with Australian lithium

Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources has agreed to supply Tesla with spodumene concentrate, a source of lithium. Liontown will supply Tesla with up to 150,000 dry metric tons (DMT) of spodumene concentrate per year, produced at Liontown’s Kathleen Valley Lithium Project in Western Australia. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2024. Pricing will be… Read more »

Tesla wins approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin

German authorities have granted Tesla conditional environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin, clearing the way for German-made Model 3s and Ys to start rolling off the line any day now. The plant has already assembled around 2,000 prototypes. Nothing is ever settled in a democracy, especially a paperwork-loving one. Tesla has received a… Read more »

All EV drivers in the Netherlands can now use Tesla’s Supercharger network

The long-awaited opening of Tesla’s Supercharger network recently took another leap forward as the company expanded access for non-Tesla EVs to all 36 of its locations in the Netherlands. To start using the Superchargers, drivers of CCS-equipped EVs simply need to download the Tesla app. Tesla took the first step towards an open network in… Read more »

Exec leaves Tesla to lead new Volvo/Northvolt battery factory in Sweden

By all accounts, Tesla’s battery tech is superior to anything currently available to the legacy automakers. So, if you can’t beat ‘em, what do you do? You join ‘em—or poach some of their battery talent to lead your own efforts. Battery developer Northvolt was founded in 2017 by two Tesla alums who were involved in… Read more »

J.D. Power survey finds new EV owners “highly satisfied,” Tesla leads rankings

A new survey by J.D. Power found that new most drivers are finding EV ownership to be a positive experience. The US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study was conducted in October and November 2021 in collaboration with PlugShare. Respondents included 8,122 owners of 2016-2022 model-year BEVs and PHEVs, and were divided into premium and… Read more »

Panasonic to start producing 4680 battery cells for Tesla in 2023

Tesla’s new 4680 cell features a new chemistry that promises to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Now Panasonic says it is investing heavily in the development of the new cell, and plans to start mass production as early as 2023. The new cell is about twice the size of Tesla’s current 2170 cell, but has… Read more »

2021 EV Charging Infrastructure Benchmark: Electrify America top digital platform, Tesla Superchargers top location experience

This year, Blink and Tesla Superchargers were added to the list of charging networks tested in 2020: Electrify America, EVgo, ChargePoint, EV Connect and Greenlots.  Electrify America earned the top score in the Digital Platform category, as well as the top combined score for both categories. Tesla Superchargers received the top score in the Charging… Read more »

Tesla to buy nickel from Talon Metals mine in Minnesota

Talon Nickel, a US subsidiary of Canada-based Talon Metals (TSX: TLO), has secured an agreement with Tesla to supply nickel concentrate from its Tamarack Nickel Project, a joint venture with mining giant Rio Tinto, in Aitkin County, Minnesota. Under the terms of the agreement, Tesla has committed to purchase 75,000 metric tons (165 million lbs)… Read more »