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Tesla = 1st To Lose US Tax Credits, But Tesla Vehicles Will Still Sell Very Well

The Tesla Model 3 is the 8th highest selling car in the USA, outselling many cars in the $ 10,000 to $ 26,000 range. People are going to buy as many as Tesla can make

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“Pure Jungle Cat” — Tesla Model 3 Performance Review From Motor Trend

It’s one thing for Tesla to get a strong review of its performance Model 3 in the Wall Street Journal, but what about a car magazine? It turns out that the team at Motor Trend got a chance to test drive the much-anticipated dual motor, performance (DMP) version of Tesla’s newer, smaller sedan. Let’s check out what some gearheads had to say

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Tesla Model 3 — 7th/8th Best Selling Car In USA — In A Class Of Its Own

It’s safer than a Volvo, greener than a Prius, sportier than a BMW, more practical than a Honda, and possibly even more prestigious than a Jaguar*. The Tesla Model 3 is in a league of its own, and its sales demonstrate that

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Tesla To Fund Shanghai Gigafactory With Local Loans In China

Tesla has been pushing to build local production capacity in two of its key markets for years and just recently confirmed that it will build its third Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. The new plant-to-be spent some time in the spotlight this week during Tesla’s Q2 2018 investor call. Elon shared some insights into the timeline, production capacity, and cost

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Tesla Financial Results For Q2 2018 — CleanTechnica Estimates

When you make a financial Model that pretends to show the development of Tesla’s financials, you should dare to use it and show the results

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Tesla Production Rising Toward 7,000 Vehicles A Week?

There are various Tesla production “trackers” out there. None of them are perfect. Who knows what the heck is really going on anyway? And even when Elon Musk himself seems to know what’s going on, a new hiccup (or dagger from the devil ruling production hell) can end up changing the story. That said, recent indicators I’ve seen imply that Tesla is approaching a solid 7,000+ cars a week again

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Network Of Tesla Powerwall Batteries Saves Green Mountain Power $500,000 During Heat Wave

Green Mountain Power in Vermont says its virtual power plant system that involves up to 2,000 Tesla Powerwall residential batteries, saved it $ 500,000 during a recent heat wave.

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Tesla Solar Roof Firefighting Video Highlights Installation & Wiring Methods

A new training video released in partnership with Cal Fire details the best practices for rooftop firefighting on houses with a Tesla Solar Roof Tile roof. The video includes footage of firefighters tearing into the panels using a few different techniques and reveals a bit about how the panels are wired

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Is “Perceived Solvency” The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble

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Tesla Autopilot Miles Skyrocketing (Cool Graphs)

The MIT Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study (MIT-AVT), which is studying human-AI interaction in driving, has collected masses of real-world driving data, and is using that data to glean all sorts of insights of interest to Tesla fans. In a previous post, we admired a set of nifty charts, prepared by study co-author Lex Fridman, that illustrate how many Tesla vehicles with each version of Autopilot hardware are on the roads

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