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Tesla Model 3 Crushes Original Tesla Roadster — Like A $70,000–100,000 Car With Cost Of Toyota Camry Or Honda Accord

February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade


Consumer Reports On Tesla’s “Superior Energy Efficiency”

February 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In an article published by Consumer Reports, the nonprofit and independent organization that focuses on truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace, had a lot to say about Tesla and its competition. "Tesla is facing increasing competition, but its batteries and superior energy efficiency give it an edge," writes Consumer Reports


Tesla’s Battery Leadership Protected In Secrecy

January 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

By now, regular readers of this column are well aware that we (along with most other writers who focus on electric vehicles) consider the threat of the “Tesla killer” to be no threat at all. Yes, Big Auto is producing excellent EVs, some of which are in Tesla’s league, but they’ll never build more than they have to, and they’ll continue steering customers to their gas-guzzling, high-margin models. It’s what they do


Video: How To Remove The Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack

December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

One enterprising mechanic took on the challenge of removing the Tesla Model 3 battery pack. The video makes it clear that the process is not for the faint of heart and clearly requires a lift, given the weight of the battery


Tesla Is 2 Years Ahead Of Schedule On Gigafactory 1

October 1st, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is solidly on track to achieve a battery production volume of 35 GWh per year (annualized run rate) by the end of 2018. This is two years ahead of the original 2020 target date for achieving these volumes


Tesla Model 3 & Chevy Bolt Battery Packs Examined

July 8th, 2018 | by Christopher Arcus

Since the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt were introduced, there has been considerable interest in the heart of their performance, the battery packs. These two cars have been pivotal in introducing lower-cost long-range electric transport


$28,000 To Build A Tesla Model 3, And How

June 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Model 3 is estimated to use cost just $18,000 in materials and just $10,000 to actually build, a new analysis by German paper WirstschaftsWoche reveals. The analysis assumed a production rate of 10,000 cars per week, which is the second major milestone that Tesla has set out for Model 3 production



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