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Elon Musk tweeted pictures Saturday of the first production model of the the highly anticipated Model 3. Musk said the car – black with 19″ wheels – will be his own. Ira Ehrenpreis, an early Tesla investor and board member, originally had the right to the car, but gifted it to Musk for his birthday….
Tesla will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery as part of a project to stabilize the energy grid in Australia. Tesla was selected to provide a 100 MW/129 MWh Powerpack system to be paired with global renewable energy provider Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, South Australia. Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical…
Tesla’s Model S did not obtain a top score in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), according to a press release from the agency. In a previous test, IIHS reported that the Model S safety belt “allowed the dummy’s torso to move too far forward.” Based on results of the…
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has released its annual long-term forecast of the world’s electric vehicle market. The report looks at how economics, technology, policy, and consumer behavior will impact EV adoption between now and 2040. According to the findings: Electric vehicles take majority share of new car sales We estimate that EVs will account for…
Last week at the 9th annual REFUEL all-electric time trials, TMC Connect attendees had the opportunity to participate in a parade lap on the famed Mazda Raceway. The track, formerly known as Laguna Seca, is 2.2 miles long and features 11 turns including the Corkscrew, which plunges at up to an 18-percent drop between curves….
Tesla will hold a Model 3 launch event on July 28 where the first 30 customers will be presented the keys to their vehicles. CEO Elon Musk is expected to outline the Model 3’s features, battery range and performance at the event. Musk also tweeted Sunday that Model 3 production is two weeks ahead of…