Tesla Model 3: Exclusive first look at Tesla’s new battery pack architecture

With a starting price of $35,000, the Tesla Model 3 is half the price of the vehicles Tesla is used to designing and manufacturing, the automaker’s flagship Model S and Model X all-electric vehicles. In order to achieve this more affordable price, Tesla had to design a whole new platform and battery pack architecture. Today,… via […]

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Reviewers of Tesla’s Newest Vehicle Are Unanimous: “The Model 3 Has No Competition”

Image Credit: Tesla A PEERLESS RIDE As the Tesla Model 3 launch was imminent, Jack Stewart of Wired wrote, “The arrival of Tesla’s Model 3 signals a new chapter in automotive history, one that erases 100-plus years of the gas engine and replaces it with technology, design, and performance hot enough to make electric vehicles more than aspirational […]

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Tesla Model 3 battery cells are costing Panasonic now, but they expect to turn a profit next year

The new ‘2170’ li-ion battery cells, manufactured by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada, are a key part of the Tesla’s Model 3 battery architecture. The Japanese manufacturer now says that the batteries are costing them, but they expect to turn a profit next year. more… via Tesla Model 3 battery cells are costing […]

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Tesla’s new ‘Advanced Automation’ group will drop all other clients to focus on Model 3 production

Last year, Tesla made the acquisition of the German engineering group Grohmann Engineering in order to create ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’. The transaction closed in January, but we now learn that things haven’t been going smoothly since then. Tesla co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel visited the headquarters earlier this month to announce that […]

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