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electric carsTesla Has Best First Quarter Ever Despite Coronavirus Shutdowns

Tesla produced almost 103,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 88,400 vehicles. This is Tesla’s best ever first-quarter performance. Model Y production started in January and deliveries began in March, significantly ahead of schedule. The Shanghai factory continued to achieve record levels …

electric carsTesla Model Y in the Wild

I spotted my first Tesla Model Y being driven in the wild. It was in Lafayette, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tesla Model Y deliveries started about 2 weeks ago, but there has also been the shelter in …

batteriesTesla China Starts Shanghai Gigafactory 3 Phase 2 to Build Model Y

Tesla China has started construction on Phase 2 of Gigafactory 3 Shanghai. This will likely support Tesla Model Y production. This work started immediately after Phase 1.5 which was for the Battery and Powertrain workshop. In a video, Jason Yang …

businessConsumer Reports Says Tesla Model 3 Range is 350 Miles

Consumer Reports testing finds the Tesla Model 3 has a 350 mile actual range versus 310 EPA sticker. Tesmanian reports taht Sun Xiaohe, Chief of the High-tech Industry and Technology Innovation Division of the Management Committee of Lingang New Area …

electric carsTesla Semi Factory Possibly Added at Nevada Gigafactory

Electrek reports that Tesla added a large new building besides its Gigafactory in Nevada. They were told that the new building will be used for Tesla Semi production. This has not been officially confirmed. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific …

batteriesTesla Will Also Use Local China Batteries

Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries without cobalt from CATL . Cobalt is one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries have lower energy density than current Tesla …

batteriesTesla’s Huge Advantage With Batteries and Drive Train

Cairn Energy Research Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in electric vehicle battery research, says Tesla’s cylindrical cell battery pack dropped to $158.27 per kilowatt-hour last year. Tesla is the only automaker to use cylindrical battery cells in its battery packs. …

businessFord Is Shrinking

This week Ford dropped 10% in market value. Ford is now worth $32 billion. This is about one-fourth of the peak value around 2000. Ford automotive revenues missed analysts’ estimates and fell 5.2% to $36.7 billion for the fourth quarter …

electric carsArk Invest Gives Tesla 25% Chance of Being Worth Over $3 Trillion by 2024

Ark Invest has over $11 billion under management and they are huge Tesla bulls. Ark has a new analysis that projects Tesla could have a $7000 per share value by 2024 which would mean the whole company would be worth …

electric carsOther Car Makers Never Displaced Toyota for Top Hybrid

There is a lot of talk about potential competitors for Tesla. The history of traditional carmakers knocking off a solid number one in a category of cars is not good. Toyota developed a dominant hybrid car with the Prius family. …