Welcome to today’s “Cleantech Talk Today” discussion of fresh electric vehicle (EV) news. In this daily podcast and video series, we talk about anything electric that moves, crawls, flies, rides, drives, swims, swings, or skips. Today we take a closer look at Zero Motorcycles, jump into an interesting Jaguar Electric Boat world speed record, and circle the topic of what it takes to go on a Tesla Model 3 road trip and what we need in the EV charging space overall for the masses to join the fun
Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter last night that 6 planeloads of equipment that Tesla just flew from Germany to California are indeed robots from Grohmann. Don’t envision Westworld-like robots occupying all the seats in a jumbo jet, enjoying the latest movie. These are automated assembly systems for the Gigafactory to solve the last problems with battery module assembly. For over half a year, it is known that the biggest hurdle to ramping the Model 3 production is unexpected limitations of the battery assembly line
Here we come with the final stage of our CleanTechnica Tesla Shuttle Adventure. Our previous entries attracted a lot of attention in the countries we visited and the photo of the Polish tourist in Macedonia was a Twitter hit. We also received emails from concerned EV enthusiasts from Hungary, who were sorry to hear about our difficulties in Debrecen
IIHS has given a Superior rating to the Tesla Model 3 for its forward collision and emergency braking systems. The full testing program has not yet been completed.
We were busy at work at our Deerfield Beach, Florida, facility when a charming gentleman walked in with his dog named Anya (a Sheltie with blue eyes) and a box of chocolates. Wesley introduced himself and began to tell us his very heartwarming story
Tesla is one of the most popular companies in the US, so why wouldn’t it have one of the most popular cars, right
On the Tesla quarterly conference call today, one questioner couldn’t help asking about Tesla Model Y production. It’s the model millions of people really, really, really want — and since we know so little about it, we are thirsting for information
As was reported a few days ago, it appears that the Tesla Model Y could begin limited production sometime in late 2019, with mass production following in 2020. Assuming that those dates are accurate, the Tesla Model Y compact SUV or CUV will be hitting the market right around the same time as numerous other all-electric SUV/CUV models
In a wide ranging interview with Gayle King of CBS News, Elon Musk talked about Model 3 production, sleeping at the factory, and regulations on social media. See the video for a first-hand look at the Model 3 production line.
Sources tell Reuters that Tesla has begun the process of lining up suppliers for the Model Y, with production scheduled to begin in November 2019.