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Tesla Model 3: LFP battery vulnerable to cold?

Tesla Model 3: LFP battery vulnerable to cold?

The first Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR+) from China have now arrived in Europe, but the new battery with LFP cells is showing weaknesses in the current low temperatures, according to initial reports in Chinese media. However, the sources are thin.

China with strong NEV sales figures in November

China with strong NEV sales figures in November

Some 169,000 so-called new energy vehicles (BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs) were sold in China in November, up 136.5 percent year-on-year, according to the China Passenger Car Association, with SAIC GM Wuling (SGMW), BYD and Tesla selling the most e-vehicles last month.

Tesla plans further capital increase

Tesla plans further capital increase

Tesla has announced a capital increase of another five billion U.S. dollars. This is already the second capital increase within three months: Tesla had already announced at the beginning of September that it intended to raise up to five billion dollars through the sale of further share certificates.

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

China: Indications of production start of the Tesla Model Y

Tesla has apparently begun production of the Model Y in Shanghai, with drone video showing around 40 examples of the Model Y in a parking lot at the plant. Elon Musk indirectly confirmed the start of production on Twitter, writing that he plans to travel to Shanghai in January - apparently to start deliveries.

Christmas Tesla gets a parking ticket

Christmas Tesla gets a parking ticket

In Canada, the driver of an overly Christmas-decorated Tesla Model 3 was ticketed. Police found fault not only with the vehicle's distracting lights, which could have caused accidents, but also with the lights' insecure attachment. auto-motor-und-sport.de, twitter.com

Tesla plant: Grünheide paves the way for better transport links

Tesla plant: Grünheide paves the way for better transport links

The community has now set the course for better traffic conditions for the Tesla factory in Grünheide. The community representatives approved an amended development plan for the Freienbrink North industrial estate, which, among other things, will enable a new junction to the A10.

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Tesla pauses production of Model S and X

Production of the Model S and Model X in Fremont will be halted for just under three weeks, fueling speculation that both models could be getting a refresh. Meanwhile, Tesla has now signed up for production of the performance version of the Model 3 there, according to reports from China.

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla starts series production of the Model Y in China

Tesla has started mass production of the Model Y in Shanghai and lowered the model's prices, but there are also some changes to the China-built Model 3 to kick off the year.

Tesla delivered 499,550 cars in 2020

Tesla delivered 499,550 cars in 2020

Tesla delivered 499,550 vehicles last year, reaching all but a few units of its pre-Corona pandemic goal of half a million electric cars, and production has already surpassed 500,000.

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!

Tesla resumes work on factory in Grünheide

Tesla resumes work on factory in Grünheide

Work on the Tesla construction site in Grünheide can continue, Brandenburg has agreed with Tesla on a longer deadline of 15 January to pay a security deposit of 100 million euros for possible dismantling costs, according to the Ministry of the Environment.

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla: Superchargers are already being used by third parties

Tesla has been open to opening up its Supercharger network to other manufacturers in recent years if they share the cost, and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter for the first time that the Superchargers are already being made available to other e-vehicles.

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla adds 20 V3 Superchargers in Oberhonnefeld

Tesla has expanded its Supercharger site at Westerwaldpark near Oberhonnefeld with the addition of 20 latest-generation V3 charging stations, making the charging park the largest in central Europe with 20 V3 and 20 V2 Superchargers each.

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

High demand for Tesla Model Y in China

Tesla is apparently experiencing high demand for its Model Y in China. After series production of the Model Y was launched in Shanghai a few days ago and the first deliveries were still promised for January, the Tesla website for China now lists the second quarter of 2021 as the delivery date for new orders.

Tesla receives license for direct imports in Israel

Tesla receives license for direct imports in Israel

Tesla is apparently on the verge of a large-scale launch of the Model 3 in Israel: the company has received a license from Israel's Ministry of Transportation to import its electric cars without volume restrictions. Until now, Tesla was only allowed to import up to twenty vehicles in Israel, mainly for testing purposes.

Ford developer lashes out at Tesla

Ford developer lashes out at Tesla

Darren Palmer, chief developer of Ford's electric car division, has lashed out hard against Tesla. Without mentioning the competitor by name, Palmer touted the merits of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E with remarks that are clearly meant as a dig at Tesla's quality problems.

Market launch in India: Tesla establishes subsidiary in Bangalore

Market launch in India: Tesla establishes subsidiary in Bangalore

Tesla's imminent launch in India, announced by an Indian minister in late December, is taking shape, with the electric car maker setting up a subsidiary there under the name "Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited".

"Creative" charging station blocker

"Creative" charging station blocker

Charging spots for electric cars blocked by combustion vehicles are unfortunately not uncommon, but in this case the charging station blocker apparently thought he was being particularly funny: he parked his pickup truck, which reads "I Identify as a Prius", at a Tesla Supercharger and "plugged" the charging cable into the exhaust pipe. twitter.com

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla: Model Y now with one-piece rear frame

Tesla is now using the heralded one-piece rear frame in Model Y production in Fremont. The part from the so-called "Giga Press" was discovered on a delivered vehicle in the U.S. Meanwhile, Tesla is apparently planning its next growth steps in China.

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

China: Tesla reportedly plans new entry-level model for 2022

Tesla could launch a significantly cheaper model as early as next year, according to new information from China that cites an environmental report from the California-based electric carmaker for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai.

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opens 700th Supercharger location in China

Tesla opened its 700th Supercharger location in China a few days ago, which speaks to a rapid expansion of the network in the Middle Kingdom, as the 500th Supercharger charging park went online just under two months ago. Within 40 days, Tesla is said to have expanded the Supercharger network by 30 percent.

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla: Model Y deliveries in China officially started

Tesla has officially started deliveries of the Model Y built in China. Meanwhile, preparations for the production of the European Model Y in Grünheide continue - the plant could be larger than initially thought. But there are also growing indications that the Model S and Model X will soon be refreshed.

Attack on Berlin Tesla showroom

Attack on Berlin Tesla showroom

Unknown persons demolished the Berlin Tesla showroom in the Treptow district of Bohnsdorf last Sunday. Several window panes and glass doors were broken in the attack. In addition, eight soiled and one damaged car were found by emergency services at the scene.

Italians convert Model S into a convertible

Italians convert Model S into a convertible

Italian luxury design house ARES has unveiled its conversion of the Tesla Model S into a two-door convertible, which was privately commissioned. ARES does not publicly disclose the price of the conversion, but is happy to undertake other such conversions on request. carscoops.com, aresdesign.com

Tesla lowers price for Model 3 in Germany

Tesla lowers price for Model 3 in Germany

Tesla has lowered the prices for all variants of the Model 3 in Germany by up to 3,500 euros. The list price for the basic Standard Range Plus version drops to 39,990 euros, that for the Long Range variant to 49,900 euros. The Model 3 Performance now stands at 54,990 euros in the configurator.

Tesla Model S/X: Small refresh outside, big update inside

Tesla Model S/X: Small refresh outside, big update inside

Tesla has also presented the revised versions of the Model S and X when announcing the business figures for 2020. From the outside, the update is hardly noticeable, under the sheet metal and in the interior, the changes are disproportionately larger. In Germany, deliveries are expected to start in September.

Tesla grows stronger than ever in crisis year 2020

Tesla grows stronger than ever in crisis year 2020

Tesla once again raked in a presentable $270 million in earnings in the past quarter, posting the first annual profit in its history for 2020. Tesla also announced it will launch ground-up overhauled variants of the Model X and Model S this quarter.

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

US authority demands recall of 150,000 Model S and X

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered Tesla to recall more than 150,000 vehicles a few days ago due to a flaw in the infotainment unit (Media Control Unit) that poses a safety risk.

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 cells

Tesla: Semi and Cybertruck production depends on 4680 cells

In the aftermath of the 2020 financial results, Elon Musk has somewhat fleshed out the timelines for future models, saying the Semi e-truck and Cybertruck e-pickup could start up now - but the bottleneck is battery cells.

"Yoke" steering wheel from Tesla probably approvable

"Yoke" steering wheel from Tesla probably approvable

The "Yoke" steering wheel unveiled by Tesla as part of the refresh of its Model S and Model X, which many thought was a marketing stunt with no chance of coming to fruition, is apparently actually ready for registration in Europe.

Tesla arms online configurator in Israel

Tesla arms online configurator in Israel

Tesla is now accepting orders for the Model 3, Model S, and Model X in Israel, where Model 3 deliveries are scheduled to begin in late March and Model S and X deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2021.

CAM: Tesla continues to be the most innovative e-car manufacturer

CAM: Tesla continues to be the most innovative e-car manufacturer

The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analyzed the innovative strength of 32 automakers based on 291 innovations in the field of electromobility. The top innovator in the technology field of battery-electric vehicles remains Tesla by a clear margin.

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla starts up Supercharger plant in China

Tesla has officially launched its charging infrastructure production facility in Shanghai, where the Supercharger V3 for China will be built. In addition, media reports are circulating that Tesla could buy into BYD - but the latter denies this.

Tesla must report to China

Tesla must report to China

Following customer complaints - including battery fires, unexpected acceleration of vehicles and software update bugs - China's market regulator has scheduled a meeting with Tesla representatives.

Tesla opens repair platform to independent automotive shops

Tesla opens repair platform to independent automotive shops

Tesla has opened up its repair and maintenance information platform to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission, allowing independent car service providers unrestricted access to the info. Meanwhile, an investment firm has sharply increased its Tesla stake.

Tesla will also build electric cars in India in the future

Tesla will also build electric cars in India in the future

Rumors have been around for a while, but now an Indian regional government has confirmed that Tesla will be building a plant on the subcontinent. "US-based Tesla will open an electric car manufacturing facility in Karnataka," the government of the southern Indian state said in a brief statement. However, there is apparently no firm timetable yet for the start of local manufacturing.

Tesla lowers US base price of Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla lowers US base price of Model 3 and Model Y

Tesla has lowered base prices in the U.S. for the entry-level Model 3 and Model Y - by $1,000 to $36,990 for the Model 3 Standard Range+ and by $2,000 to $39,900 for the Model Y Standard Range. The performance models, however, have become more expensive.

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla: Chip shortage slows production only briefly

Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for two weeks due to an industry-wide chip shortage, but the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there's also new info on the Model Y from Grünheide.

UBS analysis: Volkswagen's MEB "fully competitive" with Tesla

UBS analysis: Volkswagen's MEB "fully competitive" with Tesla

UBS analysts dissected a VW ID.3 and analyzed that the MEB platform is "fully competitive" with Tesla in terms of cost, with VW achieving "world-class energy density, efficiency and scalability," but Tesla comes out on top when it comes to the battery and its cost.

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

NEV sales in China fall - but only on a monthly basis

Some 97,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold in China in February, up 675 percent from the same month last year but down 37.9 percent from January 2021, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), but some manufacturers were also up in February.

Tesla probably still looking for plant manager for Grünheide

Tesla probably still looking for plant manager for Grünheide

Tesla is apparently still missing a new plant manager for the factory in Grünheide. According to a media report, former Daimler manager René Reif never started at Tesla despite an original agreement.

Tesla and Toyota reportedly talking about SUV platform

Tesla and Toyota reportedly talking about SUV platform

Tesla and Toyota are reportedly negotiating to jointly develop a platform for a small electric SUV. According to a South Korean media report, talks on this began last year and are now said to be nearing the final stages.

VW apparently buys CO2 certificates from Tesla

VW apparently buys CO2 certificates from Tesla

According to a media report, Volkswagen has bought CO2 certificates from Tesla in China. This probably involves the joint venture with FAW - there is said to already be an agreement with Tesla.

Tesla delivers 184,800 cars in Q1

Tesla delivers 184,800 cars in Q1

Tesla set a new delivery record in Q1 2021, handing over 184,800 e-cars to customers from January to March, including 182,780 Model 3 and Model Y units and 2,020 Model S and Model X units.

E-cars on subscription at the coffee roaster

E-cars on subscription at the coffee roaster

In cooperation with like2drive, the coffee roaster now offers the Tesla Model 3 and the Fiat 500e on a subscription basis - at prices of 777 euros per month for the Tesla Model 3 in the Standard Range Plus version and 289 euros per month for the Fiat 500e Icon. heise.de, teslamag.de, presseportal.de

Norway: 8,624 new electric cars in March

Norway: 8,624 new electric cars in March

In Norway, 8,624 new electric passenger cars were registered in March, with e-cars accounting for 56 percent of all new passenger car registrations for the month. In addition, there were 4,379 new plug-in hybrids. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in March was the Tesla Model 3, with 2,169 new registrations.

Tesla sharply criticizes German approval law

Tesla sharply criticizes German approval law

Because the official permit for the factory in Grünheide is still pending, Tesla criticizes the obstacles in German permitting law in a ten-page incendiary letter. In the paper, the company calls on the Federal Republic to give priority to permitting for energy transition projects.

Tesla sells Model 3 with 151 kilometers range

Tesla sells Model 3 with 151 kilometers range

Tesla is now officially offering a variant of the Model 3 with a range of just 94 miles (151 kilometers) in Canada. By offering a Model 3 version that limits battery capacity via software, Tesla is responding to government subsidy requirements, as it has in other countries before.

Eloop: Investment in the millions and 200 new Tesla Model 3s for Vienna

Eloop: Investment in the millions and 200 new Tesla Model 3s for Vienna

The Viennese e-car sharing start-up Eloop (formerly Caroo Mobility) is benefiting from a seven-figure investment. In return, a subsidiary of the Graz-based C&P Immobilien AG and the Luxembourg fund of the European Super Angels Club are investing in the sharing provider.

Tesla: Approval of Giga Berlin not before mid-May?

Tesla: Approval of Giga Berlin not before mid-May?

The final approval for Tesla's Gigafactory in Grünheide is apparently being delayed further. According to a media report, Brandenburg's Environment Minister Axel Vogt is said to have cited a lack of "fundamental information". In addition, there is probably a threat of the plans being re-interpreted, which would result in further delays.

Tesla posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit

Tesla posts seventh consecutive quarterly profit

In the first quarter of 2021, Tesla generated a surplus of $438 million, which is the same level of surplus after one quarter as it was after three quarters last year. According to Tesla, this was made possible primarily by lowered costs. In the meantime, Tesla expects a later start of production for the Gigafactory in Grünheide.

Not even on the market yet, already refined...

Not even on the market yet, already refined...

Smartphone tuner Caviar has now gone after the Tesla Model S Plaid+, offering the Stromer with a range of gold-plated applications.

Tesla: Production start in Grünheide not until early 2022?

Tesla: Production start in Grünheide not until early 2022?

The start of production at Tesla's new Gigafactory in Grünheide, near Berlin, is reportedly delayed by six months. According to a media report, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially given the team an extra six months - adding those six months to the previously planned July 2021 production start would make January 2022 the new target.

Tesla production for the second quarter already sold out?

Tesla production for the second quarter already sold out?

Tesla has reportedly already completely sold out its second-quarter production capacity, according to a U.S. media report that Elon Musk has now told employees - about two months before the end of the quarter.

Tesla receives building permit for large warehouse

Tesla receives building permit for large warehouse

Tesla has received approval to build a huge hall on the site of the Gigafactory in Grünheide - possibly for the battery factory. Tesla is also apparently planning an expansion for the Gigafactory Texas, which is also under construction.

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector available

The third-generation Tesla Wall Connector is now available in Germany. The new wallbox has a number of new features: the connectivity now installed also makes the Tesla Wallbox eligible for subsidies in Germany.

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla probably stops expansion plans for Giga Shanghai

Tesla has apparently put plans to buy additional land on hold to expand its Shanghai plant and make it a global export hub, due to the political situation between China and the US, according to a media report.

China: April sales of BYD, Nio and Xpeng increase

China: April sales of BYD, Nio and Xpeng increase

Electric car sales from Chinese manufacturers BYD, Nio and Xpeng all saw significant gains in April, with the two startups in particular seeing a significant increase in sales. Somewhat confusing figures for April, on the other hand, come from Tesla.

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

Second LFP cell supplier for Tesla?

The Chinese battery manufacturer EVE Energy could become Tesla's second supplier of LFP cells after CATL. According to a media report, corresponding talks between Tesla and EVE Energy are already well advanced.

Tesla Model Y from Texas from launch with 4680 cells

Tesla Model Y from Texas from launch with 4680 cells

Tesla plans to equip the Model Y, which will roll off the assembly line at the Gigafactory under construction in Texas, with the new 4680-series battery cells from the start, according to Elon Musk. There are also reports that up to 20,000 vehicles may not be delivered because of a missing part.

Tesla to deliver Model S refresh from 3 June

Tesla to deliver Model S refresh from 3 June

Tesla will begin deliveries of the new edition of the Model S on June 3, specifically the Plaid variant, for which Tesla is planning its own event at its factory in Fremont, California, on the aforementioned day.

Tesla is allowed to carry out functional tests in Grünheide

Tesla is allowed to carry out functional tests in Grünheide

Tesla has received approval from Brandenburg's State Office for the Environment (LfU) to begin functional testing at its Grünheide plant ahead of schedule, but there are conditions that the functional tests cannot be used as a trial run.

Tesla cancels Model S Plaid+

Tesla cancels Model S Plaid+

Elon Musk has pulled the plug on the planned Plaid+ variant of the Model S, which he said was unnecessary because the Model S Plaid (i.e. without the + in the name) was just "too good", Musk wrote on Twitter.

China figures: Tesla shows recovery from April low

China figures: Tesla shows recovery from April low

Tesla saw a significant increase in deliveries of its China-produced electric cars in May, following a surprise decline in April. Tesla delivered a total of 33,463 Model 3s and Model Ys from its Gigafactory in Shanghai in May, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Tesla delivers first 25 Model S Plaid

Tesla delivers first 25 Model S Plaid

Tesla handed over the first 25 examples of the Plaid version of the redesigned Model S at an event in Fremont and revealed more details about the vehicle, though it also raised the price.

Revel fails in New York

Revel fails in New York

In New York City, a company called Revel has failed with its plan to launch an electric ride-hailing service using 50 Tesla Model Ys.

Tesla: Third-party accessible Superchargers in Scandinavia?

Tesla: Third-party accessible Superchargers in Scandinavia?

US electric car maker Tesla is apparently planning to open up some of its Supercharging stations in Norway and Sweden to e-vehicles from other manufacturers by September 2022 at the latest. Speculation about opening up the network to third parties has been around for some time.

Tesla builds and delivers over 200,000 vehicles in Q2

Tesla builds and delivers over 200,000 vehicles in Q2

Tesla set a new production and delivery record in the second quarter of 2021, delivering 201,250 Teslas to customers between April and June and building 206,421 vehicles - again including the first Model S refresh.

Tesla wins charging rate comparison

Tesla wins charging rate comparison

Tesla is the test winner of the trade magazine "connect" for charging tariffs of car manufacturers. The electric vehicle manufacturer convinces in all categories "few", "normal" and "frequent" chargers; among the e-mobility providers, Stadtwerke München is in first place with triple "very good" for all charging types.

Tesla Model Y available for order in Europe / Delivery starting in September

Tesla Model Y available for order in Europe / Delivery starting in September

The Tesla Model Y can now be ordered in Germany with expected delivery dates starting in September. Since the Tesla factory in Grünheide is not expected to be up and running at this point, this means that the first Model Ys will be imported to Germany from China, contrary to previous belief.

Tesla may build Model Y SR in China

Tesla may build Model Y SR in China

Tesla has received approval from the government of China to produce and sell the Model Y Standard Range in the country, and the documents reveal some interesting details about the E-SUV's battery.

Musk announces Supercharger with up to 300 kW

Musk announces Supercharger with up to 300 kW

Elon Musk has announced plans to increase the charging power at Tesla's Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, but the Tesla boss did not give a timeframe for the upgrade.

Tesla to open Supercharger network before the end of 2021

Tesla to open Supercharger network before the end of 2021

Elon Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that Tesla will open up its Supercharger network to electric cars from other brands later this year. Meanwhile, there's an update on Tesla's plan to start production of the Semi e-truck later this year.

Tesla apparently suspends delivery of the Model S

Tesla apparently suspends delivery of the Model S

Tesla has apparently temporarily halted the deliveries of the new Model S that began in June, according to several customers of the model. Fixed dates for the delivery of the Model S have been cancelled at short notice. The reason for this can only be speculated.

Jump in profits: Tesla cracks billion mark

Jump in profits: Tesla cracks billion mark

Tesla is grabbing attention in its financials with a jump in profits: for the first time, the electric carmaker surpasses the $1 billion surplus mark in the second quarter of 2021, a gain that is more than double the previous record set in the first quarter of this year.

Details of the planned opening of the Tesla Supercharger

Details of the planned opening of the Tesla Supercharger

During its recent quarterly earnings conference call, Tesla provided some more information on how the planned opening of its Supercharger charging network to electric cars from other manufacturers could play out, with the Tesla app expected to play a central role.

Tesla Model S Plaid once again at the Nürburgring

Tesla Model S Plaid once again at the Nürburgring

The competition between Tesla and Porsche for the fastest lap time on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife is apparently entering its next round. After the Tesla team left in November 2019 without an official new record, a Tesla Model S Plaid has now been spotted at the Nürburgring once again. insideevs.de

Is Tesla saying goodbye to downtown stores?

Is Tesla saying goodbye to downtown stores?

Tesla is planning to revamp its distribution strategy, according to a report. The electric car maker is reportedly looking to move away from showrooms in prestigious locations and instead focus on more affordable locations and delivery centers.

Norway: 6,731 new electric cars in July

Norway: 6,731 new electric cars in July

Norway registered 6,731 new electric passenger cars in July, with e-cars accounting for 64.0 percent of new passenger car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in July was the Ford Mustang Mach-E, with 898 new registrations.

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla compensates 1,743 Model S owners

Tesla has agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to the owners of 1,743 Model S. They had filed a lawsuit against the automaker because the manufacturer had used software to reduce the vehicles' range.

Tesla: Will Model Y test production start in Austin before the end of August?

Tesla: Will Model Y test production start in Austin before the end of August?

Tesla could begin test production of the Model Y in Texas as early as next week, according to observers - and regular production later this year. There are also new rumors about the upcoming entry-level model, which is often referred to as the Model 2.

Confirmed: First Tesla Model Y arrived in Europe

Confirmed: First Tesla Model Y arrived in Europe

The first Tesla Model Ys have arrived in Europe, a German manager of the e-car maker has now made public on his LinkedIn channel. The official start of deliveries is still set for September, but it looks like the first handovers could still take place in August, as reported. This is also supported by a media appointment.

NEV sales in China rise to 271,000 vehicles

NEV sales in China rise to 271,000 vehicles

A total of 271,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in July, up 164.4 percent from July 2020. BYD led the way among manufacturers, but the best-selling model for the eleventh consecutive month was the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

Tesla to build five more Model Y variants in Shanghai

Tesla to build five more Model Y variants in Shanghai

Tesla has applied to the Chinese government to produce five more versions of the Model Y at the Shanghai Gigafactory, possibly involving larger batteries for the standard-range variants.

Intax delivers first Tesla Model 3 with taxi package

Intax delivers first Tesla Model 3 with taxi package

Oldenburg-based specialist Intax has unveiled a taxi and rental car package for the Tesla Model 3. The company has already converted and delivered the first examples.

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

NHTSA investigating Tesla's 'Autopilot' again

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is relaunching an investigation into Tesla's "Autopilot" driving assistance system, citing 11 incidents between January 2018 and July 2021 in which Tesla models struck emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road, resulting in 17 injuries and one death. heise.de, teslamag.de

Tesla develops humanoid robot

Tesla develops humanoid robot

At the "AI Day" on artificial intelligence, Tesla announced it is working on a humanoid robot. The "Tesla Bot" is expected to be 1.70 meters tall, weigh 56 kilos and be able to carry up to 20 kilos - and relieve humans of boring and repetitive tasks - such as shopping. Tesla is now looking for staff to [...]

First Tesla Model Y delivered in Europe

First Tesla Model Y delivered in Europe

Tesla has handed over the first Model Ys to customers in Europe, with social media posts showing that the first handovers have taken place in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. There are also new rumours about the battery technology of the Model Y built in Grünheide.

Tesla postpones Roadster 2 until 2023

Tesla postpones Roadster 2 until 2023

Tesla has given a new delivery start date for the Roadster 2. On Twitter, CEO Elon Musk stated that the electric sports car should be on the market in 2023 - but Musk also immediately followed up with a caveat.

Norway: 11,811 new electric cars in August

Norway: 11,811 new electric cars in August

Norway registered 11,811 new electric cars in August, with e-cars accounting for 71.9 percent of new car registrations last month. Norway's most successful model across all powertrain types in August was the Tesla Model Y, with 1,308 new registrations.

ALD Automotive offers corporate leasing for Tesla

ALD Automotive offers corporate leasing for Tesla

ALD Automotive is now offering leasing services for Tesla in 16 European countries. Companies can take advantage of ALD Automotive's full-service leasing packages for the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

China's e-car makers saw rising sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in August, with BYD surpassing the 60,000 new electric vehicle (NEV) sales mark for the first time. By comparison, Tesla sold 44,264 of its China-made vehicles last month.

Tesla contradicts alleged factory plans for Russia

Tesla contradicts alleged factory plans for Russia

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a burgeoning rumour that his company is planning a car plant in Russia, after a Russian media outlet had previously reported that Tesla was planning to build a factory in Korolev, near Moscow.

Alveri creates e-combi based on a third-party platform

Alveri creates e-combi based on a third-party platform

Upper Austrian eMobility startup Alveri is planning to launch an all-electric station wagon or shooting brake in 2023. The model, of which only renderings are currently available, is to be based on a third-party platform and will initially be unveiled as a prototype next year.

Mercedes EQS beats Tesla Model S

Mercedes EQS beats Tesla Model S

The city of Düsseldorf has cancelled its lease order for a Tesla Model S as an official car for Lord Mayor Stephan Keller due to a delivery date that has been postponed several times by Tesla. Instead, the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf has now opted for the all-electric EQS from Mercedes-Benz that has just been launched on the market.

Tesla moves headquarters to Austin

Tesla moves headquarters to Austin

Tesla will move its headquarters from Palo Alto in Silicon Valley to Austin in Texas, Elon Musk announced at Tesla's annual shareholders meeting, which was already held in Texas.

NEV sales in China continue to rise

NEV sales in China continue to rise

Around 357,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 percent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.

Tesla: First deliveries of the new Model X in the USA

Tesla: First deliveries of the new Model X in the USA

Tesla has now officially started deliveries of the new Model X in the U.S., as evidenced by footage of an initial handover of five vehicles shared on social media. In Europe, meanwhile, the refresh of the two premium Model X and Model S models is not expected to arrive until late 2022.

Tesla aims to triple Supercharger network by 2023

Tesla aims to triple Supercharger network by 2023

Tesla plans to triple the size of its global fast charging network within the next two years, Tesla executive Drew Baglino announced during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call.

Tesla opens ten Supercharger locations to third-party brands

Tesla opens ten Supercharger locations to third-party brands

Tesla is opening ten Supercharger locations in the Netherlands to drivers of e-vehicles from other brands. The move is intended as a test balloon to gain experience with demand. Initially, the ten locations will only be accessible to e-car drivers who are registered in the Netherlands.

Tesla deletes "Standard Range" designation

Tesla deletes "Standard Range" designation

Tesla has adjusted its configurators for the new 2022 model year. In addition to changed model names (the "Standard Range" name suffix has been dropped for base versions), there are also changes to the range specifications.

NEV sales in China continue to grow

NEV sales in China continue to grow

In October, 368,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up both year-over-year and month-over-month, but the best-selling NEV in October did not come from BYD or Tesla.

Musk sells Tesla shares after Twitter vote

Musk sells Tesla shares after Twitter vote

Elon Musk has let Twitter users vote on whether he should sell a tenth of his shares in Tesla in exchange for higher tax payments. A majority is in favor. Musk wants to abide by the vote - but Musk has not given a time frame for the sale. spiegel.de, teslamag.de, twitter.com

Tesla increases capacity in Giga Shanghai

Tesla increases capacity in Giga Shanghai

Tesla is upgrading production lines at its Shanghai factory for increased capacity starting in December, with rebuilding work in the areas of continuing production of the Model 3 and Model Y expected to last until April 2022. In addition, the first Model Y Performance cars have been delivered in China.

NEV sales in China increase significantly

NEV sales in China increase significantly

Sales of New Energy Vehicles hit a new high for the year in November, with 429,000 NEVs sold in the previous month, significantly surpassing the previous record set in October (368,000 vehicles).

Tesla: Order freeze for Model S and X outside North America

Tesla: Order freeze for Model S and X outside North America

Tesla is currently no longer accepting new orders for the Model S and Model X outside of North America, according to an email the electric car maker sent to customers in Europe. Currently, Tesla expects to deliver the first redesigned Model S and Model X in Europe in the second half of 2022.

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla increases Supercharger prices to 0.45 euros/kWh

Tesla has raised prices at its German Superchargers from 40 cents to 45 cents per kilowatt hour, and prices for using Tesla's fast-charging stations have also risen in other countries.

Karat Packaging orders ten Tesla Semi

Karat Packaging orders ten Tesla Semi

California-based Karat Packaging, a manufacturer of disposable food products, has ordered ten Tesla Semi's. The order is part of Karat Packaging's plan to expand its logistics offerings geographically from its existing distribution centers in Texas, New Jersey and South Carolina, as well as continue to expand in California.

Major recalls at Tesla

Major recalls at Tesla

Tesla is recalling a total of about 675,000 Model 3s and Model Ss in the U.S. and China. On the Model 3, opening and closing the trunk lid over time could cause the rearview camera to fail. On the Model S, a faulty assembly could cause the front trunk lid (frunk) to open and impair the driver's view.

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

New York Orders 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is ordering 184 all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GTs for the New York City Police Department and other agencies, as well as 250 Tesla Model 3s - but no purchase agreement has been signed yet.

Tesla Model Y: Dynamic E-SUV for two customer groups

Tesla Model Y: Dynamic E-SUV for two customer groups

No segment is as popular worldwide as the compact SUV, and the range of models is correspondingly large. Can the Tesla Model Y stand out from the competition? Here is our driving report.

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla confirms delivery of Model Y from Grünheide in March

Tesla has confirmed in an internal email its plan to begin deliveries of the Model Y Performance from Grünheide in March, something a change in the configurator had previously only hinted at.

TÜV report certifies high reliability of Smart Fortwo ED

TÜV report certifies high reliability of Smart Fortwo ED

A special evaluation of the TÜV report provides initial results on the condition of e-cars of the models BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Tesla Model S. Of the four e-models considered, the electric Smart Fortwo performs best with a defect rate of 3.5 percent.

Will the Giga Shanghai expand to over a million e-cars?

Will the Giga Shanghai expand to over a million e-cars?

The production capacity of the Tesla factory in Shanghai is expected to increase to over one million vehicles per year in the coming years. One expansion stage is already underway, and if the target is indeed seven figures, further expansion work is likely to follow.

Kimbal Musk targeted by US Securities and Exchange Commission

Kimbal Musk targeted by US Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether stock sales by Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk "violated insider trading rules" because Kimbal Musk had sold $108 million worth of Tesla stock - exactly one day before Elon Musk reportedly let Twitter users vote on whether he should give up 10 percent of his stake in Tesla.

China: NEV sales increase by 189 percent

China: NEV sales increase by 189 percent

In February, 317,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up 189 percent from the same month last year, with the ratio of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars within the NEV category remaining nearly constant.

Swiss police create Tesla Model Y

Swiss police create Tesla Model Y

In Switzerland, the St. Gallen Cantonal Police has purchased four Tesla Model Y. In the future, more e-vehicles are likely to be added to the fleet: by the end of 2025, a fifth of the fleet should be purely electric.

Tesla sets first quarter delivery record

Tesla sets first quarter delivery record

Tesla delivered 310,048 electric cars in the first three months of the year, more than in any previous quarter. Production fell minimally from the fourth quarter of 2021 to 305,407 vehicles. But the second quarter is off to a troubled start.

Tesla raises price for base Model 3

Tesla raises price for base Model 3

As of now, the Tesla Model 3 is no longer eligible for the full environmental bonus of 9,000 euros in Germany. The reason: Tesla has raised the relevant base price of the Model 3 in one fell swoop by 7,000 euros to 49,990 euros.

Tesla opens Giga Texas

Tesla opens Giga Texas

Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin, Texas, where it will produce the Model Y with the new 4680 cells, which will also be manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.

Tesla is taking Roadster reservations again

Tesla is taking Roadster reservations again

Tesla has reopened reservations for its Roadster. The new Tesla Roadster is scheduled to be produced at the recently opened Giga Texas starting next year. The only thing is, exactly what customers will end up paying has yet to be determined.

Tesla considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

Tesla considers 800-volt system for semi and cyber truck

Tesla is considering using an 800-volt architecture for the Cybertruck and Semi, Tesla executive Andrew Baglino said during the company's recent quarterly earnings conference call. He also commented on 800-volt considerations for other models.

Avis and Sixt fleet Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Avis and Sixt fleet Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Car rental company Avis has added Tesla's Model 3 and Model Y to its rental car fleet in Germany, and Sixt has also integrated the Model 3 and Model Y into its fleet at some locations in Germany.

Musk's Twitter acquisition sends Tesla stock plummeting

Musk's Twitter acquisition sends Tesla stock plummeting

Few topics are as polarizing at the moment as Elon Musk's takeover of the short messaging service Twitter. Tesla's stock lost eleven percent, or $114 billion, in value after the deal was announced. In addition, there are some critical voices about the announcements surrounding freedom of speech.

Tesla opens more Superchargers for third-party brands in Norway

Tesla opens more Superchargers for third-party brands in Norway

Tesla has opened more Superchargers in Norway to third-party brands, meaning almost the entire route to the North Cape is now open to e-cars from other manufacturers, according to one observer.

Tesla plans another shift in Shanghai starting mid-May

Tesla plans another shift in Shanghai starting mid-May

Tesla is aiming to increase production at its Shanghai plant to 2,600 cars per day starting May 16, according to a report, and will do so by expanding production to more shifts.

China: NEV sales up for the year

China: NEV sales up for the year

280,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China in April, up 50.1 percent from the same month last year but down 38.5 percent from March 2022, making April the weakest month of the year so far.

Tesla apparently considering battery and electric car factory in Indonesia

Tesla apparently considering battery and electric car factory in Indonesia

Indonesia's investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia, says he is confident Tesla will make investments in the country. Media reports indicate that Elon Musk has agreed to build a plant at the industrial complex in Central Java province after meeting with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

China: NEV sales pick up significantly

China: NEV sales pick up significantly

Sales of new energy vehicles in China increased by around 50 percent in May compared to April, reaching 421,000 units. After a weak April, the Chinese market was able to return to the growth trend with the second-best monthly result of the year.

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Chinese district locks out Teslas

Tesla cars will be banned from driving in China's Beidaihe district for at least two months starting in July, in light of a Communist Party leadership meeting planned for there. There is apparently concern, as in an early case, that the cameras built into the cars could be used for espionage purposes.

Will the Berlin police also lock out Teslas?

Will the Berlin police also lock out Teslas?

What China can do, the Berlin police can do too - right? According to media reports, Tesla vehicles are no longer allowed to drive on the Berlin properties of the police headquarters and the State Criminal Police Office. The security chief says the cameras in the Teslas are a thorn in the side. The Berlin police denies this on Twitter.

Tesla interrupts Shanghai production for conversions

Tesla interrupts Shanghai production for conversions

Tesla plans to halt most production at its Shanghai plant in the first two weeks of July to work on upgrading the site, according to an agency report. In addition, numerous Model Y Performance deliveries from Grünheide have likely been postponed - due to a technical issue.

NEV sales in China reach record high

NEV sales in China reach record high

Sales of new energy vehicles in China hit a new record of 571,000 in June, up 150,000 from May 2022 for these passenger cars (BEV, PHEV and FCEV cumulatively).

Tesla may sell Model Y performance from plant tests

Tesla may sell Model Y performance from plant tests

Tesla is now allowed to market vehicles that were manufactured during the plant tests at the factory in Grünheide and thus before the final notice of approval was issued, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), as the responsible approval authority, told RBB in response to a query.

Netze BW presents results of home charging network laboratory in Wangen

Netze BW presents results of home charging network laboratory in Wangen

Netze BW has now also completed its electromobility project in Wangen. As part of the "NETZlabor Intelligent Home Charging", eight Wangen households had an e-car exclusively for six months, which Netze BW provided to them for the duration of a project. Now the project results have been presented.

ADAC calls Tesla Model 3 a "major safety risk"

ADAC calls Tesla Model 3 a "major safety risk"

The ADAC tested the operation of six current car models. Since the Model 3 also controls driving and safety-related functions via the central touchscreen, this led to the "longest operating and distraction times by far" in the test - making it the last place with a score of 3.8.

Tesla is taking European orders for Model S and X again

Tesla is taking European orders for Model S and X again

Tesla has confirmed the relaunch of the Model S and Model X in Europe, which will be limited to the Plaid versions to begin with. Orders for the Plaid versions are being accepted now, with the first deliveries announced for November or December 2022.

Tesla probably installs BYD batteries in Grünheide

Tesla probably installs BYD batteries in Grünheide

According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla - specifically to its plant in Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Y equipped with BYD's "Blade" batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line in Grünheide in a month at the earliest.

Tesla Imposes US Order Freeze on Model 3 Long Range

Tesla Imposes US Order Freeze on Model 3 Long Range

Tesla Imposes US Order Freeze on Model 3 Long Range

Tesla to start semi-deliveries before the end of 2022

Tesla to start semi-deliveries before the end of 2022

Elon Musk has announced that the first examples of Tesla's electric tractor-trailer will be delivered to customers later this year - and right away in the version with the larger battery for 500 miles or 800 kilometers of range.

Tesla shortens delivery times for all e-models in China

Tesla shortens delivery times for all e-models in China

Tesla has shortened projected delivery times in China for all Model Y and Model 3 variants produced there by an average of about four weeks, and the renovations at the Shanghai plant to boost production rates appear to be having an effect.

Tesla Semi currently no longer available for reservation

Tesla Semi currently no longer available for reservation

Tesla has updated the website for its e-truck, and while the option to reserve the Tesla Semi has been removed, at least for now, it now only talks about three electric motors instead of four.

China: NEV sales rise significantly in August

China: NEV sales rise significantly in August

632,000 new-energy passenger cars were sold in China in August, more than in any previous month. Battery-electric passenger cars continue to account for the vast majority of NEV sales in China, with 490,000 new BEVs in August compared to 142,000 PHEVs.