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Posts Tagged: Tesla

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 Model Y launch helps Norway reach 72% EV market share

Tesla’s Model Y is hitting Europe like an electrical storm. In Norway, it became the best-selling vehicle (yes, of any kind) within a week of beginning deliveries. The Vikings’ buying spree pushed EV sales to a new monthly record: 72% of the total auto market in August, compared to 64% in July. Adding PHEVs and… Read more »

Tesla gets 4 models certified in India, could enter market soon

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has tested four Tesla models and certified them to be roadworthy. “The tests ensure the vehicle matches the requirements of the Indian market in terms of emission and safety and road worthiness,” states the ministry. The models tested appear to be variants of Models 3 and Y. Tesla… Read more »

Tesla could become a major power retailer in Texas

Texas has wide-open spaces, and a wide-open deregulated electricity market with over 120 players at last count. It also has problems with grid reliability that were brought to light last year, when a cold snap caused widespread outages. Tesla to the rescue—Texas Monthly reports that Tesla Energy Ventures has applied with the Texas Public Utility… Read more »

Tesla says new recycling process recovers 92% of battery materials

Battery recycling will be a critical part of the future e-mobility ecosystem, as Tesla has understood from the beginning. The California carmaker has been working with various firms to recycle its end-of-life battery packs for several years. One of these is Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company, Redwood Materials, which is recycling scrap from Panasonic’s battery… Read more »

Tesla’s Impact Report details environmental footprint of its products

Nowadays, many companies offer an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact report, in addition to the traditional annual report. Consistent with its mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, Tesla has released a 2020 Impact Report that’s thorough and detailed, describing the company’s efforts to minimize its environmental footprint across every aspect of… 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 »

New charging plaza in Pasadena to add 26 DC fast chargers, including Tesla Superchargers

Following the May 2020 launch of the Marengo Charging Plaza, the City of Pasadena, California is planning another large public fast charging station. The new Arroyo Parkway Charging Depot, located near the beginning of the 110 Freeway, will include some 26 DC fast charging stations, some of which will be Tesla Superchargers. Design and engineering… Read more »