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Tesla Model 3: One big battery secret just got exposed

Tesla Model 3: One big battery secret just got exposed

New federal documentation has spilled the beans on the Model 3 battery size, despite Tesla's efforts to shift attention away from raw battery size and focus on estimated range instead. The automaker revealed two versions of its newest, most affordable EV late last month, but unlike with previous Model S and Model X models opted not to differentiate them with a numeric suffix. Instead, Tesla said, it plans to shift away from such badging in general.

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Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

For a while now it's been a goal among electric car enthusiasts, especially Tesla owners, to set new records in how far they can drive their vehicles on a single charge. Tesla's Model S P100D has an official range of just over 500 kilometers/315 miles, but that's taking into account the natural factors of driving, like frequent stops, changes in speed, etc. But how far could it go if the driving was optimized for range?

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Chevrolet beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV range test

Chevrolet beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV range test

In what looks set to be a controversial test, Consumer Reports has handed Chevrolet's Bolt EV the Electric Vehicle Range Record, sidelining Tesla in the process. The Bolt EV is rated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as being capable of 238 miles of all-electric driving on a single charge. However, in Consumer Reports' trials, the Chevy hatchback managed 250 miles.

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Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla has hit reset on the Model Y, with Elon Musk crediting the automaker's executive team for reeling him in "from the cliffs of insanity" over the car. The Model Y is expected to be Tesla's first compact SUV, or crossover, smaller than the current Model X. It's a sensible model to push, too, given the US market in particular is seeing significant growth in the crossover and SUV categories while sedans stagnate.

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Tesla Model 3 has a secret camera to watch the driver

Tesla Model 3 has a secret camera to watch the driver

Tesla's Model 3 has the potential to watch you as you drive, with the automaker sneaking a driver-facing camera into the cabin. The camera, currently deactivated, could pave the way for attention monitoring during autonomous or semi-autonomous driving, though Tesla is tight-lipped as to what, exactly, it plans to do with it. Its discovery comes amid growing discussion in the auto industry as to how drivers and increasingly capable self-driving systems should divide the work - and the liability - of being on the road.

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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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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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‘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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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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Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that he could have a backup power solution in place for South Australia in 100 days? The promise came after South Australia experienced severe storms that caused a blackout, leaving 1.7 million residents without power. Musk and his company will now get the chance to make good on that promise, as Tesla has been given the go ahead to proceed with its energy storage system.

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As Tesla protests, what exactly is IIHS’ small overlap front test?

As Tesla protests, what exactly is IIHS’ small overlap front test?

The Tesla Model S and Model X are the safest cars in history... unless they're not. The variations in automotive crash testing are once again under the microscope, with Tesla protesting the latest batch of IIHS results after the Model S electric sedan failed again to ace the controversial small overlap frontal test. It's a frustrating blip for the EV company, which actually redesigned the car in the hope of performing better in the crash testing.

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