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BMW Group & Great Wall Motor To Build Fashionable MINI E In China

December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019. The partners congregated earlier in Germany to initiate the collaboration

Sucking Sand To Save The Land (Or Make New Land)

November 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

One day, there's a ring of reefs in the ocean, or an atoll. Coral, fish, various invertebrates, and many types of plants call the place home. The next day, it's raining sand. First, it starts to fill in the cracks and voids in the coral. Plants get buried, and then even some of the fish. As the sand keeps falling and falling, everything that can't move fast enough gets buried. Eventually the sand is so deep, it breaks the top of the water

Tesla Centers Are Taking Over China

November 26th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla Centers seem to be taking over China, or will be soon enough. Tesla is unstoppable in China and is converting some of its 48 showrooms into "one-stop shops" that will be known as "Tesla Centers." These Tesla Centers will serve as warehouses for deliveries, support locations for maintenance, as well as service centers and charging stations

Batteries Are Breaking Through

November 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate

The Chinese Market For Tesla Is Vast

November 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

The Chinese market for Tesla is potentially much bigger than that of the U.S., despite a common myth about Tesla's affordability in China. There's a common implication that many people in China are poor and cannot afford to buy a Tesla, so there is not much of a market for Tesla in China. A new study shows just how wrong this common lie is that Tesla short sellers tell each other as they convince themselves that they will get rich shorting Tesla

Byton’s Nanjing Manufacturing Bet Is On Quality, Control, Long-Term Execution

November 15th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Byton doesn’t do anything halfway. That much is obvious by now. The company never shied away from gigantic work and its gargantuan Nanjing production facility is a testament to its ambition. I met Mark Duchesne, who is the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Byton, at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this year. What he had to tell me was impressive

Tesla Secures Manufacturing License For Gigafactory 3 — Let’s Roll!

November 14th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Tesla has been able to get its manufacturing license for Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China. With Tesla already demonstrating Chinese produced Model 3s to the Chinese press, this step is seen as the last official hurdle before Tesla officially begins production and starts the process of ramping up consumer cars "Made in China."

Chevrolet Menlo EV Debuts In China

November 11th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

General Motors debuted the Chevrolet Menlo EV (Chinese name: 畅巡) in Hefei, Anhui, China, along with the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer SUV, on the 8th of November,

Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale Just Starting to Show in Tesla Financials

November 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The biggest threat to Tesla’s existence has not been the so-called “Tesla Killers” from the competition, but rather Tesla’s dependence on the capital markets to fund its growth. The lack of sustained profits made the company rely on financial markets to raise equity and debt at regular intervals to fund its operations

Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm Discusses Elon Musk’s Audacious Goals (Video)

November 7th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Elon Musk has often come in for criticism because of missed deadlines, over-ambitious forecasts, and, in a few cases, unfulfilled promises. It’s true that production dates for the company’s vehicles have often slipped, many owners are unhappy about delays in delivering Full Self-Driving capability, and the New York-to-Los Angeles driverless Odyssey, originally planned for late 2017, has yet to take place. Musk himself has admitted that he’s always had problems with timelines

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