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Tesla Model 3 demand soars amid Q2 2017 losses

Tesla Model 3 demand soars amid Q2 2017 losses

Tesla saw revenues of $2.79bn though still recorded a loss in Q2 2017, with car deliveries increasing year-on-year while Model 3 reservations continue to flow in. The electric car company announced its latest financial results today, only days after holding a handover event in Fremont, CA for the first Model 3 owners to pick up their new electric cars. Though the ramp up of Model 3 production looks set to be very slow - particularly in consideration of the huge number of people in line to actually buy one - Tesla says that it has been seeing a steady increase in people putting down $1k apiece for the vehicle.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance edition: Fast car, slow to arrive

Tesla Model 3 Performance edition: Fast car, slow to arrive

Tesla may have spilled the details on the new Model 3 - and even handed over the first few cars - but you'll have to wait if you want a high-performance version. The California automaker held a big handover event last week, but even if you weren't one of the few early preorder customers who received their cars, there were still details of interest. That included pricing on the base-spec Model 3 and the Long Range Battery equipped version, though not, notably, the Model 3 Performance edition.

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Meet Bollinger Motors’ B1: the first EV off-road truck

Meet Bollinger Motors’ B1: the first EV off-road truck

This week saw the announcement of the world's first all-electric sport utility truck (SUT). But it didn't come from Tesla or any of the major car manufactures. It's called the B1 and it's made by Bollinger Motors, a small startup in upstate New York. With looks that fall somewhere between the Land Rover Defender and a classic Jeep Wrangler, the minimal, boxy truck is capable of 200 miles of off-roading range.

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Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

Tesla Model 3: Everything you need to know

After many, many months of waiting, the first production Model 3s were given to their owners during a big ceremony at Tesla's Fremont, California factory on Friday evening. The first 30 cars were rolled out while CEO Elon Musk took the stage before an audience of journalists, special guests, and, of course, the very first customers. A with the flashy presentation, the final pricing and spec details of Tesla's first mass-market model were revealed.

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Mercedes wireless charging car system will launch in 2018

Mercedes wireless charging car system will launch in 2018

Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its first wireless charging system for its electrified cars in 2018, aiming to cut out a lingering headache for plug-in EV owners. Expected to be offered as an option for select vehicles in the automaker's range, the wireless charging tech will require hardware changes to the car. However, after that's been carried out, it should make recharging it a no-brainer.

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VW I.D. EV boast: We’ll hugely undercut Tesla’s Model 3 says exec

VW I.D. EV boast: We’ll hugely undercut Tesla’s Model 3 says exec

Volkswagen's all-electric alternative to the Golf may still be a few years away, but the automaker is already cranking up the hype machine with promises to significantly undercut Tesla. The VW I.D. is due to arrive at Volkswagen dealerships in the US come 2020, a fully-electric hatchback that will debut the the automaker's new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform. Now, we have an idea as to what it might cost.

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‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

‘2 or 3’ more Tesla Gigafactories coming to the US, says Musk

Demand for Tesla's new Model 3 sedan is already at an all-time high, meaning their Gigafactory, the huge Nevada facility where Tesla mass produces batteries for their electric vehicles and Powerpack storage systems, is going to be very busy for the foreseeable future. But while the first Gigafactory isn't even completed yet, CEO Elon Musk says they already have plans to build "2 or 3" additional facilities in the US.

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Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Lucid Motors Air EV hits 235 mph in must-watch speed test

Further demonstrating that electric cars don't have to also be boring cars, Lucid Motors has taken its high-speed prototype to the track, this time without a limiter. The Lucid Air Alpha prototype last made headlines in April, when the automaker startup took it out for some performance testing. Then, it hit 217 mph on the oval, running into Lucid's safety-minded speed limiter.

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This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

This is the first production Tesla Model 3… guess who owns it

The Tesla Model 3 has not only started production, but the first example of the California automaker's newest all-electric car has rolled off the line. Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the first production Model 3 on Twitter on Saturday evening. Roughly four hours earlier, the billionaire inventor had confirmed that the car, "production unit 1", was off the assembly line and going through its final checkout.

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France is banning gas and diesel car sales to push EVs

France is banning gas and diesel car sales to push EVs

France has announced an aggressive plan to ban the sale of all gas and diesel cars in the country, aiming to promote EVs and and other green vehicles. The move is part of the French government's attempt to meet the emissions targets it has committed to for the Paris climate accord, the pact by most in the global community to voluntarily reduce their contribution to climate change. However, unsurprisingly the switchover won't happen overnight.

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Volvo commits to going all electric in 2019

Volvo commits to going all electric in 2019

Given the success of Tesla and the growing popularity of hybrid and fully electric vehicles, it certainly seems like EVs are only going to continue rising in prevalence. Volvo apparently wants a slice of that pie, and a significant slice at that. The company announced today that all of the cars it launches from 2019 on will use an electric motor, marking a rather large commitment on its part.

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Tesla’s 22k car Q2 2017 paves way for Model 3

Tesla’s 22k car Q2 2017 paves way for Model 3

Tesla delivered more than 22,000 electric cars in Q2 2017, the automaker has confirmed today, blaming battery manufacturing headaches for limiting potentially even greater performance. The California car firm put the keys for over 12,000 Model S sedans and over 10,000 Model X SUVs into the hands of new owners, during the three month period. Meanwhile, as the first production Model 3 nears, Tesla also finally addressed an issue that had been lingering for more than two years.

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