Tesla

  • UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    UPS reserves 125 Tesla Semi fully electric heavy-duty trucks

    Tesla has another new high-profile customer – UPS, which has placed the largest order yet for Tesla Semi advance reservations. The shipping giant pre-ordered 125 Tesla Semi trucks, besting PepsiCo’s 100 vehicle order from last week. UPS has a fleet of around 8,500 alternative fuel vehicles already in service around the world, the company says, and has made a commitment to reduce… Read More

  • NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

    NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

    Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging that will top off the battery entirely in one hour of charging, battery pack swapping capabilities for thee-minute refuelling and more. The car starts at about $68,000 before incentives and subsidies, and will be a strong competitor with the Model X… Read More

  • Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks

    Pepsi one-ups Budweiser brewer by ordering 100 Tesla electric semi trucks

    PepsiCo is the latest company to reveal that it’s placed orders for Tesla’s forthcoming electric semi-truck – and also the company with the largest order so far. The beverage company has ordered 100 of the trucks per Reuters, meaning it’s placed at least a $20,000 deposit for each of those since Tesla rose the down payment amount for its original $5,000 starting… Read More

  • Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars’ orbit

    Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars’ orbit

    SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, is all set to have a spectacular first launch that will include Elon Musk’s very own Tesla. Following reports that time was up for the launch in 2017 — it had originally been schedule for November — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has seemingly confirmed that it will take place in January and, in true Musk style… Read More

  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company to bid for Chicago airport link project

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company to bid for Chicago airport link project

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company, a project that plans to use futuristic underground pods to transport cars across long distances without traffic congestion, is starting to take shape. Fresh from raising $300,000 from the sale of hats — an ‘initial hat offering’ — and getting permission for projects in Maryland, Musk has confirmed that the company will bid on a project… Read More

  • Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO more concerned with user experience than rival Tesla

    Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO more concerned with user experience than rival Tesla

    Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Visitors to the TechCrunch Shanghai even this week were greeted with a sleek silver high-performance car at the entrance. It’s right there above these words at the start of this article. This is EP9 produced by NIO, the Chinese electric carmaker with over $2 billion in… Read More

  • Lucid moves its electric car ambitions into a spacious new HQ

    Lucid moves its electric car ambitions into a spacious new HQ

    Lucid, one of the companies that looks like it could have the best chance to potentially field a true all-electric competitor to Tesla’s Model S, is moving its headquarters to a new facility in Newark, California — one with twice the space of its current base of operations in Menlo Park. Read More

  • In praise of Tesla’s bankruptcy

    In praise of Tesla’s bankruptcy

    You know everybody loves Tesla-the-company. But did you know that a whole lot of smart people hate Tesla-the-business? “From a return-on-investment-capital standpoint, Tesla is a catastrophe.” “The electric-car maker has been burning money at a clip of about $8,000 a minute (or $480,000 an hour.)” “Tesla is losing a massive amount of money with no competition, and… Read More

  • Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

    Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

    The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if they want a “Founders Series,” they can get one for $200,000, with the… Read More

  • Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farm

    Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farm

    Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it \’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South Australia, which is designed to capture and store energy produced by a wind farm and distribute it to the grid when it’s needed most, in an effort to curb frequent summer blackouts. The Tesla… Read More

  • Tesla’s newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone

    Tesla’s newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone

    Apparently announcing a new all-electric Semi truck and the fastest production car ever made all in one week wasn’t enough for Tesla. They also quietly launched a third “product”, and you don’t have to wait two years to buy it! It’s a mobile battery pack to charge your phone and other devices. Aptly named the PowerBank, the external battery pack is shaped like… Read More

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