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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is famous for sharing details of coming vehicles on Twitter, and he has been doing just that this weekend with some bean-spilling on the company's forthcoming dual motor AWD Model 3 EV. Musk said that Tesla is hard at work on the Model 3 dual motor all-wheel drive and performance versions of the vehicle. He claims that the car's "driving feel is amazing" and offered up some release info and configuration details. Musk did directly answer one poster who wanted more details on specifics of the front and rear motors, Musk wrote, "AC induction front & switched reluctance, partial... Read more...
Tesla has made a big name for itself in a relatively brief time as the go-to company for high-tech and long-range electric vehicles. Tesla's cars look very good on the outside, but what about the parts under the skin that we can’t see? Engineering company Munro & Associates has taken Tesla's latest car, the Model 3, and torn the car apart to see how well it is built. According to the engineering firm, where Tesla truly excels is in the battery pack and related power electronics. Munro & Associates went so far as to say that it was "shocked" by the advanced techniques that Tesla... Read more...
We've reported over the past week on the "production hell" that has engulfed the Tesla Model 3. Yesterday, it was reported that Tesla will shut down Model 3 production this week in order to prepare the assembly line for a big ramp in output. Now, an email that CEO Elon Musk sent out to employees gives some greater insight into what changes the company has in store and outlined a new, lofty production target for the Model 3. For starters, Model 3 production (before the shutdown) stood at around 2,000 units per week earlier this month. Now, Musk is saying that the company... Read more...
It's getting a bit hard to decipher what's going on over at Tesla these days. Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that "production hell" is in full effect as it attempts to ramp Model 3production numbers. Musk blamed the slow buildup of production on "excess automation". He went on to add that the miscalculation on a proliferation of robots on the assembly line was his mistake and that "humans are underrated".  Now we're learning that Model 3 production is once again going to come to complete stop (the last production halt occurred in late February). According to BuzzFeed News,... Read more...
Sometimes, too much technology can be a hindrance to production goals, and Tesla recently found this out the hard way. Tesla, which is well known for its groundbreaking Model S hatchback and Model X crossover electric vehicles, attempted to go full-tilt with robots and automation to reach lofty production goals with its mainstream Model 3.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now admitted that the company's over-reliance on automation is actually the reason why the Model 3 is behind schedule. Speaking with CBS' Gayle King, Musk admitted, "We had this crazy, complex network of conveyor belts...... Read more...
Tesla is well on its way to ramping up production of its entry-level Model 3 electric vehicle, but what many people are wondering is when the all-wheel drive (dual motor) variant will finally reach production. After all, AWD has been extremely popular with the Model S and is what helps give the flagship sedan a staggering amount of horsepower and the ability to rip off sub-3 second 0-60 times. A Model 3 reservation holder (who opted for the AWD configuration) inquired to Tesla CEO Elon Musk when production would begin ramping of the dual-motor vehicles. Musk responded that Tesla will need... Read more...
After getting off to a rocky start with Model 3 production, Tesla is starting to show some signs of stability and is increasing its output at a steady clip. The company announced this week that it produced 9,766 Model 3 electric vehicles during the opening three months of 2018. That's not counting the Model S and Model X, which added another 23,768 units to that tally, bringing Tesla's total output for the quarter at 34,494 units (a 40 percent increase from Q4 2017). Putting those numbers more into perspective, Tesla said that it produced 2020 Model 3s during the past week. Over the next week,... Read more...
Records are meant to be broken, but not all records are desirable. Just ask Tesla, the electric vehicle company that just posted its biggest quarterly loss ever. While the pertinent figures are buried at the bottom of a long-winded financial report extolling the progress Tesla has made in 2017, they reveal a $675 million loss on $3.29 billion in revenue for the three-month period ended December 31. That's up from a loss of $619 million in the previous quarter and brings the total loss all of 2017 to $1.96 billion. Tesla's latest quarterly loss also matches the entirely of 2016, when the company... Read more...
  Tesla’s Model 3 might be the new hotness when it comes to electric vehicles, but Nissan is looking to take away some of that spotlight. The original Leaf brought customers a relatively affordable electric vehicle with a drive range of around 100 miles. However, the second-generation Leaf has some stiffer competition not only from the Model 3, but also the Chevrolet Bolt. Although the second-generation Leaf isn’t supposed to make its debut until early September, the car has already been spied roaming the streets. As you can see from the images, the Leaf borrows styling cues from current Nissan... Read more...
Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model 3 is finally here, and the first 30 customers (all Tesla or SpaceX employees) are taking delivery of their cars as we speak. As expected, the Model 3 starts off at $35,000 which is quite remarkable given the vehicle’s specs and driving range. Now that the car has officially launched, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed all the juicy details that the company has been reticent to divulging up until this point. For starters, there will be two battery options for the Model 3: Standard and Long Range: Standard $35,000220-mile driving range0-60 time of 5.6 secondsTop speed of... Read more...
  The biggest electric vehicle launch of the year is about to commence tomorrow. Tesla CEO Elon Musk already informed us that the first customer deliveries of the highly anticipated Model 3 would take place on July 28th, but we’re now learning that the event will be live streamed for a global audience. The streaming event will take place starting at 11:45PM EST on Tesla’s homepage, and we’ll see the keys to the first 30 vehicles handed over to likely anxious buyers. The Model 3 is priced from $35,000 before state and federal tax credit/rebates are taken into consideration, but Musk reckons... Read more...
  Here it is, the first production Tesla Model 3 EV to roll off the assembly line. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted earlier this week that the first Model 3 would roll be completed on Friday, and he took to Twitter once again early this morning to post two images of the pint-sized EV. Not surprisingly, the Model 3 looks like a shrunken down Model S, albeit one with a slightly out-of-proportion greenhouse that looks a bit too tall for its frame. With that being said, it’s still a relatively attractive compact sedan, and remains one of the few low-priced EVs that doesn’t scream “econobox” a la the... Read more...
  The wait will soon be for those that were among the first to preorder the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle. CEO Tony Stark Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that “all regulatory requirements for production” have been bet, and that the first official production model (Serial No. 1) will roll off the assembly line this Friday. Musk went on to add that the first 30 vehicles coming off the assembly line will be delivered to customers on July 28th. From there, production will elevate to 100 cars per month in August, and should surpass 1,500 cars per month in September. If all goes according... Read more...
The Model 3 might be the latest electric vehicle in the works from Tesla, but the company is going out of its way to let you know that it isn’t the “greatest”. The Model S went into production in June 2012, and has since become the poster-child for the company’s advances in EV and autonomous driving development. But the “3” in the designation Model 3 is leading some people to believe that this a next-generation vehicle that will be more advanced than its five-year-old sibling. “Model S is our flagship, premium sedan with more range, acceleration, displays and customization options,” writes Tesla... Read more...
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