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