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Electrek is a US based news website dedicated to electric transportation and sustainable energy. Electrek is known for its extensive, positive coverage of electric transportation in general and Tesla specifically. Their positive coverage of Tesla has been criticised by some automotive journalists. Its main authors have disclosed ownership of Tesla stock, substantial profit from referrals to Tesla, and ownership of Tesla cars. However, the owner, Seth Weintraub, disclosed near total divestment from Tesla stock on January 14, 2020.Source
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Tesla launches solar rental service, can get a solar panel system for $50 per month

Tesla launches solar rental service, can get a solar panel system for $50 per month

Tesla is launching today a solar rental service – a brand new way to get a solar panel system on your roof for as little as $50 per month without any long-term contract. SolarCity pioneered new models to sell solar power systems with no upfront cost by leasing them to homeowners and selling them the electricity it generates, like a regular electric utility. The model created impressive growth, but it required them to pay for the costly systems upfront on most installations, which weighed heavy on their financials. When Tesla acquired SolarCity back in 2016, it gradually moved away from...

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Fred Lambert
August 17, 2019
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Tesla quietly acquires battery production expert in push to make its own cells

Tesla quietly acquires battery production expert in push to make its own cells

Tesla has quietly acquired a battery manufacturing and engineering company based in Canada called ‘Hibar Systems’ in a push to start making its own battery cells. There’s no detail available about the acquisition other than Tesla listing Hibar Systems as a subsidiary in its official filings with the Canadian Federal lobby registration, as first reported by Canada’s Electric Autonomy. The manufacturing company wasn’t on Tesla’s subsidiary list in July and now it appeared on it on October 2 – meaning that the acquisition happened in the last 4 months. Hibar has since gone dark, killed its...

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Fred Lambert
October 8, 2019
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Scottish Golf to install more than 1,000 EV charging stations

Scottish Golf to install more than 1,000 EV charging stations

Scottish Golf, Scotland’s national governing body for amateur golf, has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging provider Forev to build a network of more than 1,000 charge points at affiliated golf clubs. Scottish Golf represents around 580 affiliated golf clubs and services and has more than 180,000 golf club members. Scotland Golf describes their vision as “Scotland’s game for everyone,” and now they want to provide EV charging for all those golf lovers, too. Forev builds and operates a sustainable electric vehicle infrastructure for Scotland, and their rollout has begun now, in...

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Michelle Lewis
October 8, 2019
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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to 'ignore stock price' in leak email

Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to 'ignore stock price' in leak email

In an email obtained by Electrek, CEO Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to “ignore stock price” as it soars to new highs in a market rally. Over the last few weeks, Tesla’s stock price blew past its longtime all-time high to now over $430 per share. CEO Elon Musk addressed the recent rally in an email titled “Please ignore stock price” sent to Tesla employees and obtained by Electrek. Musk wrote: “My silly jokes on Twitter are just that. What really matters is our actual execution and effectiveness as a company.” When he talks about “silly jokes”, he is likely referring to him tweeting...

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Fred Lambert
December 29, 2019
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Elon Musk: Tesla electric 'Cybertruck' pickup is our best product ever

Elon Musk: Tesla electric 'Cybertruck' pickup is our best product ever

While Elon Musk didn’t want to talk about the upcoming Tesla pickup truck today, he still managed to hype the vehicle up by saying that the ‘Cybertruck’ could be Tesla’s best product ever. Many people, including financial analysts, are trying to know more about the upcoming Tesla vehicle. During the conference call following Tesla’s Q3 2019 earnings, Elon Musk didn’t want to comment about Tesla’s pickup truck when asked by an analyst. Yet, the CEO went on to say that he thinks the pickup truck, which he is now calling the Tesla ‘Cybertruck’, might end up being the automaker’s “best...

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Fred Lambert
October 28, 2019
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Tesla launches its Megapack, a new massive 3 MWh energy storage product

Tesla launches its Megapack, a new massive 3 MWh energy storage product

Tesla is launching today its ‘Megapack’, a massive new energy storage product that combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. Electrek exclusively reported last year that Tesla has been working on a new energy storage system called ‘Megapack’. We found out that Tesla was going to use the Megapack at a giant new energy storage project in California. Today, almost a year later, the company is now officially launching the product. Tesla wrote about it in a blog post: “Megapack significantly reduces the complexity of large-scale battery storage and provides an easy...

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Fred Lambert
July 30, 2019
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Elon Musk: Tesla will stop selling cars [Update: at consumer pricing] once full self-driving is solved

Elon Musk: Tesla will stop selling cars [Update: at consumer pricing] once full self-driving is solved

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been talking a lot about Tesla Network lately, part of Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” which will enable Tesla cars with full self-driving hardware to operate as autonomous robotaxis to generate revenue for owners and for Tesla itself. This is all still a ways off, but that hasn’t stopped Musk and others from theorizing about what might happen when the technological problems behind self-driving are solved. Recently, Musk stated that any Tesla bought today is an “appreciating asset” due to its potential to be used to generate revenue in the future. But an asset...

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July 8, 2019
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The real life-threatening pandemic — and it's not coronavirus

The real life-threatening pandemic — and it's not coronavirus

You know what’s shortening people’s lives globally, far more than viruses, wars, disease, and smoking? It’s air pollution, according to a new study released today and published in Cardiovascular Research. According to the European Society of Cardiology: Professors Jos Lelieveld and Thomas Münzel, of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Department of Cardiology of the University Medical Centre Mainz in Mainz, Germany, who led the research, say the findings suggest the world is facing an air pollution ‘pandemic.’ Using a new method of modeling the effects of various sources of...

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Michelle Lewis
March 4, 2020
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GM anoints LeBron James as GMC Hummer EV pitchman in Super Bowl commercial

GM anoints LeBron James as GMC Hummer EV pitchman in Super Bowl commercial

General Motors this morning released the full 30-second television commercial for the upcoming GMC Hummer EV, after teasing short clips earlier this week. While the ad doesn’t reveal any more details or images of the vehicle, it formally introduces NBA star LeBron James as the pitchman, complete with a one-minute, behind-the-scenes video. In that video, LeBron James says that he’s been a fan of the GMC brand for a long time. He then extols the virtues of the electric Hummer that goes into production in late 2021. The GMC Hummer EV promises 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. ...

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Bradley Berman
February 2, 2020
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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai: new drone video shows just how massive the expansion is

Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai: new drone video shows just how massive the expansion is

April 13Tesla is currently expanding Gigafactory Shanghai, and a new drone video now shows just how massive the new buildings are, now that the foundations are in.The automaker built a giant factory in Shanghai and started production at the facility within a year, but it was only the beginning.Gigafactory Shanghai currently produces Model 3 vehicles, but it is building only just over 30% of the parts locally and still relies heavily on other production facilities.The automaker has been expected to expand the factory in order to vertically integrate the production to achieve a greater...

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April 13, 2020
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