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Tesla Model 3 pre-orders reach 400,000

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders reach 400,000

By now you've likely heard that the latest Tesla vehicle, the Model 3, has been in high demand almost immediately since its debut early this month. The first 24 hours saw more than 250,000 pre-orders, over double what Tesla CEO Elon Musk said they expected. Now, almost three weeks later, Musk has provided an updated number on pre-orders: nearly 400,000. All for a car that even the first buyers won't see for another year and a half from now.

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China’s LeEco reveals Tesla-challenging autonomous EV

China’s LeEco reveals Tesla-challenging autonomous EV

Mostly known for manufacturing smartphones and TVs in its home country, Chinese company LeEco (formerly known as LeTV) has made just jumped into an entirely different product market by revealing its electric car concept, the LeSEE. Complete with full autonomous driving capabilities, it could be the first real challenger to Tesla, matching it in both tech and features. And while it was the first reveal of the LeSEE, the car already demonstrated its ability to drive itself.

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Tesla Model 3 sees over double the expected pre-orders

Tesla Model 3 sees over double the expected pre-orders

In case you haven't heard, Tesla, the superstar electric car company, finally unveiled its new Model 3 last week. It was assumed that electric vehicle and Tesla fans would create a high demand for the car, which won't actually be released until a year and a half from now, but founder Elon Musk has said that Thursday's presentation was only the first of two for the Model 3 sedan, so there really shouldn't be that many people eager to order one just yet, right? Well, no.

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I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

To say the Tesla Model 3 has been hotly anticipated is an understatement, and last night's unveiling in Los Angeles reached Apple-levels of excitement. CEO Elon Musk is still playing many of the details close to his chest, but after taking a brief ride in one of the latest prototypes, I do know a little more about the $35k electric car that could give the auto industry a serious shake-up.

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High-tech vacuum designer Dyson possibly developing an electric car

High-tech vacuum designer Dyson possibly developing an electric car

While Dyson is known around the globe for its home products like vacuum cleaners and fans, it seems the British company is looking to step out of its niche and into the exploding electric vehicle market. But Dyson may be well-beyond the early planning stages, as it's receiving a hefty investment from the UK government to pursue its research and development.

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BMW, Nissan considering Formula E motorsport debut

BMW, Nissan considering Formula E motorsport debut

Currently in its second season, Formula E, the all-electric championship racing series, is starting to - ahem - gain real traction in the world of motorsport. While the first season, which kicked off less than two years ago, saw every team using their own version of a Renault Spark SRT_01E, the series has opened up to other car manufactures, and now several big automotive names are looking to participate. Among these are said to be both BMW and Nissan, according to a recent report from Autosport.

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Tesla Model S sedans to finally race each other in new EV series

Tesla Model S sedans to finally race each other in new EV series

Tesla's high-tech, all-electric Model S is finally going to see some racing action beyond the quick starts drivers pull off at traffic lights. The company Electric GT Holdings has announced the creation of the Electric GT World Series, an all-electric racing series that will be the first to feature zero-emissions cars based on standard consumer vehicles. The first race in the championship will be held as early as 2017, with each car being a near-production version of the Tesla Model S P85+.

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This all-electric Corvette set a new EV speed record

This all-electric Corvette set a new EV speed record

The 2006 Z06 Corvette you see here was recognized recently for setting a new world record for the fastest street-legal all-electric car. Now, before you scratch your head wondering when Chevy produced an electric version of their flagship sports car, know that this isn't the everyday Corvette. Dubbed the GXE, it's a heavily-modified version from automotive startup Genovation, which is known for producing powerful electric motors and batteries.

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BMW plans for its future with intelligent, autonomous vehicles

BMW plans for its future with intelligent, autonomous vehicles

It seems BMW is having a few concerns about getting left behind when it comes to the rising trend of all-electric vehicles and autonomous driving features. The German car manufacturer now has specific goals to strengthen its research and development team with engineers familiar with artificial intelligence and software development. The source of this motivation is no doubt a fear of increased competition from the likes of Apple, Tesla, Google, and other Silicon Valley newcomers with automotive aspirations.

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Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

British automaker Morgan might not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars, but the storied marque's latest model switches gas for green in an eye-catching way. The Morgan EV3, shown off in pre-production form for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 this week, keeps the three wheels of the company's earlier cars but drives them with an electric powertrain.

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Waiting for ‘Apple Car’ will be like a long Christmas Eve, teases Tim Cook

Waiting for ‘Apple Car’ will be like a long Christmas Eve, teases Tim Cook

It's true that we still know next to nothing about Apple's plans for its car-related project, whether it's a full-on vehicle decked out with iPads and built-in Apple Music streaming, or just an infotainment system beyond our imagination. But with the company's hiring for automotive-related positions and its research vehicles seen periodically, we do know they're working on something. Well, CEO Tim Cook made a comment to whet our appetite, teasing that the wait is similar to Christmas Eve.

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Rimac challenges Tesla with world’s fastest electric car debut in March

Rimac challenges Tesla with world’s fastest electric car debut in March

The automotive world may have largely forgotten, but five years a little-known company called Rimac first unveiled its Concept_One, an all-electric "hypercar" boasting of 1,088 horsepower and a top speed of roughly 220 mph. Well, Rimac is back, and they've announced that the first of eight final production models will officially be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It's been a long wait, but it looks like the auto startup from Croatia has finally arrived.

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