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  1. EVANNEX

    Tesla production to take a giant leap forward after obtaining patent for a 'Unibody Casting Machine'

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 12, 2019. Tesla has wisely made arrangements to quiet all the critics crowing about its production capabilities — the company just obtained the patent for a giant machine that will create the entire body frame of a car in a single press...
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    Tesla's car buying experience is different - here's why

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 11, 2019. The Tesla buying experience is unique compared to the typical car buying process offered by Big Auto. There’s no sitting down, negotiating, and (sometimes) no test drive. More on that in a minute. First, there's a few things you...
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    Tesla designs a new wiring architecture that could greatly streamline production

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on August 5, 2019. When it comes to cool, exciting car stuff, wiring harnesses are not usually the first things that come to mind. However, wiring represents one of the most important components in modern vehicles - not only in terms of how the...
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    Tesla clears a path for a future ride-hailing service

    Originally published at https://evannex.com on April 29, 2019. Tesla recently announced that it will start leasing Model 3, a move that could easily stoke Model 3 demand in the United States. Above: Tesla's Model 3 (Image: Tesla) Leasing is the preferred financial option for most luxury...
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    8 Great States Offering Electric Vehicle Incentives

    Originally published at https://evannex.com In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like they're turning their backs on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope...
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    Tesla's battery tech may soon improve - here's why

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla’s battery research group, led by renowned battery boffin Jeff Dahn, has applied for a patent on a new battery cell chemistry that the company says could deliver faster charging, longer life and lower cost. Above: Tesla's Model S (Instagram...
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    Volkswagen will use Tesla Powerpacks in some of its charging stations

    Originally published at evannex.com. Electrify America, the charging network established by the VW diesel settlement, has announced plans to install battery storage units manufactured by Tesla at some of its DC fast charging stations. The network will deploy Tesla Powerpack systems consisting...
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    Having more electric cars on the road will reduce everyone's electric bill

    Originally published at evannex.com. Regular readers of this column are well aware of the wonderful benefits of EV ownership. However, electric vehicles can also have a positive impact on the electric grid, serving as the perfect complement to renewable energy sources. Jeff McMahon, writing in...
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    Which Tesla is better for road trips, Model 3 or Model S?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Guest Contributor: Steve Sasman*; Editor's Note: Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48 state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and uncovering some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here...
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    Forecasting Tesla Model 3 sales in 2019

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla’s Model 3 has quickly conquered the luxury car segment. In its first year on the market, the new EV sold an estimated 138,000 units in the US, beating out the Lexus RX, which sold 111,641 units, and sailing past the BMW 3 and 4 series, which sold...
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    New MIT video considers Tesla and the competitive self-driving landscape

    Originally published at evannex.com. Autonomous driving technology promises to unleash sweeping changes on our society. However (perhaps fortunately), it’s likely to be some time before self-driving cars become frequent sights on the roads. Above: A look at Tesla’s Autopilot (Instagram...
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    Think you can hack a Model 3? Tesla might just give you one free

    Originally published at evannex.com. Cars have been morphing into computers for a couple of decades now, but Tesla has taken the transformation to a new level. However, as every computer user knows, digitization means a panoply of ever-evolving security threats. Tesla has long worked with the...
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    No Supercharger? No worries, this Tesla owner has a hack for road trip charging [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. The first question the unenlightened ask of EV owners is invariably, “what do you do when you run out of charge?” And we invariably reply, “You don’t run out of charge, any more than you run out of gas in a legacy vehicle. You plan your trips and plug in...
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    Want to get your question answered by Elon Musk on Tesla's next earnings call?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla scheduled its next earnings call on January 30th and investors are ready for some big news. The Silicon Valley automaker will discuss its fourth quarter earnings and reflect on an impressive (albeit turbulent) 2018. More importantly, Elon Musk will...
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    These ‘Tesla Model 3 in Snow’ photos will send chills down your spine [Gallery]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Since it's the winter season, looking at freezing Model 3 photos will surely give you that ultra-cool feeling inside. So we've curated some 'Tesla Model 3 in Snow' photos for your viewing pleasure and present the following images as our favorites...
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    Jeremy Clarkson once dissed Tesla on Top Gear, has he finally come around? [Video]

    In 2012, BBC's TV show, Top Gear, became the most widely watched TV program in the world. Part of the reason for the show's wild success was it's outspoken, controversial co-host, Jeremy Clarkson. However, the controversy came to a head in 2015 when he was fired from Top Gear. Over the course of...
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    Tesla designs their electric vehicles from the ground up; BMW - not so much

    One distinct competitive advantage often considered for Tesla is the company's complete commitment to an electric vehicle future. Their cars don't sacrifice anything in the design process — they're built from the ground up to take advantage of a wholly unique electric vehicle architecture. And...