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It’s Tesla Model 3 Day! Join In The Fun With Our Wall-to-Wall LiveBlog Coverage

You asked for it — and we’ve listened.

Our previous Tesla event liveblog coverage has proven so popular that we’re going one step further this time with a whole day’s worth of 24LiveBlog coverage for you to enjoy, covering everything there is to know about Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] latest production electric car — the Tesla Model 3.

We know you want it -- so here it is. Wall-to-Wall Model 3 Coverage.

We know you want it — so here it is. Wall-to-Wall Model 3 Coverage.

Later on today, we’ll get to see the car for the first time — and we’ll cover the big reveal live in our very own  Transport Evolved special with guests including Robert Llewellyn and Chelsea Sexton. But for now, join us and our friends at 24liveblog as we bring you the latest from the queues, the reservation process, and of course, the fans eager to buy Tesla’s first ‘affordable’ electric car.

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Are Electric Cars Affordable Or Not?

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Are electric cars affordable? It’s a question we’re asked a lot here at Transport Evolved — and to date we’ve usually focused on what people feel is an affordable price for a car.

But the reality is that electric cars (even entry-level models like the Nissan LEAF) aren’t any more expensive than their combustion engined counterparts. Indeed, if you look at the average new car price around the world, you’ll see that many popular electric cars aren’t that far off that same price.

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Should You Wait For The 2019 Nissan LEAF?

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Last week, a photo was shared on Twitter showing what was supposed to be the new 2019 Nissan LEAF (complete with longer-range battery pack when compared to the 2018 Nissan LEAF) charging at a CHAdeMO DC quick charging station inside the lab of EVTEC at a rate of 102 kW — more than twice the maximum charging speed of the current Nissan LEAF.

The photo, shared with very little information (other than confirming that the vehicle in question had a battery pack approximately 60 kWh in size), but seems to back up leaked specifications from earlier this year. That leak suggests that the 2019 Nissan LEAF will be offered in an optional “E-Plus” variant, with a larger 64 kWh batter pack, a more powerful 160 kW motor, and a much beefier on-board charger.

That vehicle, more expensive than the current LEAF, would certainly compete more directly with the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt Ev and entry-level Tesla Model 3 (when that comes to market)

So the question is this: should you buy a 2018 Nissan LEAF, or wait for the 2019 based on these unconfirmed specs?

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Porsche 800-V Charging, Gigafactory 3, 2019 Nissan LEAF: TEN Episode 214

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Why Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 Announcement Is So Important For Tesla

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Earlier this week, Tesla announced that it was in the final stages of obtaining all the necessary permits and approvals to begin constructing its third Gigafactory — named Gigafactory 3 — in Shanghai, China.

Big enough to eventually produce some half million electric cars per year (as well as all of the battery packs and motors needed for each car), Tesla’s new Gigafactory will be one of the largest projects Tesla has undertaken to date.

But Tesla’s latest Gigafactory isn’t just good news for those wanting to see more Teslas on the road. It could give Tesla a way to avoid the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, as well as dramatically reduce its overheads.

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Small-Volume and Quirky EVs — Should You Get One?

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At one point in time, small-volume electric vehicles from small scale companies were the only choice if you wanted to get behind the wheel of an electric car.

These days, some of those companies have survived while others have died, with new competitors coming to fill their place.

The vehicles they offer are often lower cost, or quirky in some way, moving away from the standard auto industry norms of what an automobile should be.

We’re often asked to cover one specific company or another here at Transport Evolved — and we’re often asked by viewers if they should buy one particular small volume electric car or not.

So, we figured it was time to give you an answer.

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Why Last Week Was So Busy for Tesla

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A lot of different things happened with Tesla last week.

First, there was the new over-the-air software update for Model 3 owners. Then Telsa dropped the price of the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance variants. It also tweaked some of the charges for its data connection service as of July 1, and sent email to all remaining Model 3 reservation holders in North America, inviting them to configure their car.

It also managed to produce just over 5,000 Tesla Model 3 electric cars last week, hitting the 5,000 car per week target it’s managed to miss twice.

But why was there so much going on a Tesla last week? And what does it mean for the company?

It’s all to do with financials and the end of the quarter.

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Pikes Peak Record, Model 3 Pricing Changes, Battery Lease Buyout: TEN Episode 214

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Chargeway: How One Company Is Ready To Change The World Of Electric Car Charging Forever

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For first-time electric car buyers, there’s a lot of new information to learn that they didn’t have to learn before. Aside from all that new terminology, the world of public and private charging can be a complicated minefield that at best takes a while to learn and at worst can put a customer off buying a plug-in car altogether.

Even if they end up buying a plug-in car, the confusion can continue long after purchase, with many new car buyers simply unfamiliar and unsupported when it comes to finding charging infrastructure that works with their particular car. Instead of the internal combustion engine model (where there’s two, or maybe three fuel choices), buyers are faced with multiple different connectors, charging networks and charging speeds. And while the terminology they use is fine for those who understand it, it can be off-putting for anyone who doesn’t have an interest in electronics.

But Matt Teske from Portland, Oregon thinks he’s come up with the solution. A veteran of the auto industry, his new company — Chargeway — has developed a simple, easy-to-understand system that makes it easier for auto dealers to sell electric cars, demystifies the process of electric car charging, hands them an app that provides all the information they need to make informed choices in the real world, and even gives a way for utility companies to brand their own electricity as the latest type of vehicle fuel.

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Why Electric Cars Don’t Use All Of Their Battery Capacity

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Electric car battery packs, just like the battery packs in consumer gadgets like smartphones and laptop computers, may appear to give you access to as much charge as absolutely possible all the time. But while that might appear to be the case, most electric cars (and most gadgets) only let you use between twenty and eighty percent of real capacity when discharging and charging.

Why? It’s all to do with the way the battery is constructed. But it doesn’t explain why Tesla used to let customers enter into a ‘range’ mode of operation to temporarily give access to a little more battery capacity for long distance trips — nor does it explain why other automakers generally don’t.

But we’re about to do just that. Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using one of the links above.

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Tesla Changes 4G Internet Access Policy For All New Tesla Electric Cars: Here’s What It’ll Mean

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Ever since the first Tesla Model S rolled off Tesla’s Fremont production line, Tesla has provided an always-on, free, Internet connection to every Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3 electric car.

But at the start of this week, Tesla announced a change to this policy with effect from July 1, 2018.

What does it mean for new Tesla owners? And what will the changes mean?

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After Record-Setting Run at Pikes Peak, What’s Next For Volkswagen Electric Cars?

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This past weekend, Romain Dumas, driving the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car, set a brand-new record for the Pikes Peak International HillClimb, smashing the 8 minutes barrier for the first time in history and besting the previous course record by more than sixteen seconds.

The successful win for Volkswagen not only proves that electric cars are here to stay in the world of motor sport, but also suggests Volkswagen is finally taking electric vehicles seriously.

Or is it?

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Model 3 AWD Production, Porsche Invests in Rimac, Tesla Sabotage : TEN Episode 213

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How Easy Is It To Make A Good, Small Electric Car?

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Although BMW’s MINI brand has already committed to making the brand as electric as possible, its engineers and management team aren’t afraid of admitting how difficult they think it’s going to be to transfer the small car brand to electric. (https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/mini-boss-going-electric-real-challenge)

But really how difficult is it to make a long-range electric car that’s also a compact or subcompact model? And can you make it affordable?

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Megatrends, Electric Cars, and Politics

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This channel is often criticized for being a little too political in its coverage of the world of cleaner, greener, safer and smarter transportation. And sometimes, we’ll admit, we do sometimes get a little caught up in the politics of a situation.

But do electric cars and politics mix? Should those who want to see plug-in and zero emission cars on the roads get more actively involved in politics? Can Politics help or hinder the mass adoption of electric vehicles as they become another world Megatrend?

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Electric Car Fires: What You Need To Know

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Over the weekend, a Tesla electric car belonging to British director Michael Morris caught fire while driving along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

His wife, actress Mary McCormack caught it on video. Since then, there’s been a flurry of stories about electric car battery fires. Most of them have focused on the incident and provided little context. So, given the number of people contacting us about this story, we decided to produce this video — complete with some basic statistics and facts.

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Fully Charged Live, LEAF Battery Fix, Rocket-Powered Tesla: TEN Episode 212

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Autopilot and Pro Pilot: Why Driver Alerts Need To Change

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Last week, the NTSB released its preliminary report on the fatal Model X accident which took place in Mountain View, California earlier this year. While it did not go as far as to lay blame on any one party (that will likely happen when the full report is released later this year or next), it did lay out the timeline of events as they occurred prior to the crash.

But while Tesla’s Autopilot system (and similar systems like it) are helping prevent many accidents and are certainly providing valuable safety systems for users around the world, a week or two of driving both with Nissan’s Pro Pilot and the Tesla’s Autopilot has given us one very simple take away: the driver alerts designed to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel and paying attention to the road ahead simply aren’t strong enough.

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Change The Way We Use (And Pay For)Taxis

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With autonomous cars getting ever-closer to market readiness, we’re hearing from many different experts who tell us autonomous vehicles will make private car ownership obsolete, help reduce congestion on our roads, reduce pollution, and even make society more egalitarian.

At the heart of this vision is the notion that with self-driving cars, many people will choose to use autonomous tax cab services rather than use their own vehicles. But because of the way taxi cabs operate today, the shift to autonomous vehicles will likely change the price we pay for taxi services — as well as perhaps even alter the way we pay for them.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Review: Is This The Minivan To Get Soccer Parents Plugging In?

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If you’re in the market for a new electric car, there’s a lot of choices out there available at a wide range of different prices. If you’re in the market for a plug-in hybrid, there are a similarly large number of choices.

But unless you can afford a Tesla Model X, there’s really not been an option for anyone wanting an affordable plug-in car with more than five seats…apart from the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan, that is.

We’ve heard lots of people criticize this plug-in minivan for its limited all-electric range and its low fuel economy when compared to other plug-in models. But compare it to conventional minivans, and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid seems rather an interesting proposition indeed.

The question is this: is it a vehicle you should consider if you’re in the market for a minivan that doesn’t get terrible gas mileage and can (when charged appropriately) offer almost zero emission motoring?

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Hot Weather and EVs: Why Liquid Cooling Is Best

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With more and more used electric cars on the market — not to mention the price of new electric cars slowly falling — we’re starting to hear from lots of people eager to buy their first electric car. Sometimes they’re wanting to know if a particular car will meet their needs or handle their daily commute. Other times, they’re just wanting to know what type of charging station they should get.

But recently, we’ve heard from many EV wannabe owners about buying an electric car in a warm place like Arizona. They want to know if it’s safe to buy a car with air-cooled battery pack over one with a liquid cooled battery pack.  But what’s the difference between the two — and what cars should you buy (or avoid) if you live in a warm place?

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As EVs Get Older, Aftermarket Batteries Will Change The EV Marketplace

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Withe more and more plug-in cars on the road, and more and more early (2011-2013) electric cars starting to show signs of wear and tear, used electric cars are now more affordable than ever.

But without a decent replacement battery supply, many of these early electric cars will find themselves retired while still in mechanically good condition. And that could cause a whole slew of problems when it comes to vehicle sustainability.

The answer? Aftermarket battery pack swaps, designed and made by third parties (because for mainstream automakers, battery swaps really aren’t worth spending large amounts of money on… especially if you want customers to buy the latest and greatest).

For the used car market though? If we want electric cars to become truly mainstream, aftermarket batteries are the way to go.

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Model 3 Worldwide Launch, Jaguar iPac SVR, Hyundai Battery Search- TEN Episode 211

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What Should Elon Musk’s Role At Tesla Be?

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Next week, as it has done for many years already, Tesla will hold its annual shareholder meeting.

A chance for Tesla shareholders to voice their opinion about how the company is operated, anyone with Tesla shares can attend, be they a small investor with a few shares or a large multinational with thousands of shares. And at next week’s meeting (as usual) Tesla shareholders will be asked to vote on many new proposals that could change how the company operates moving forward.

This year, among other things, Tesla Shareholders will be asked to vote in favor or against a set of proposals that could see Elon Musk removed as company Chairman of the Board of Directors but remain company CEO — as well as a cast votes regarding the re-election of several board members who critics say are not impartial enough to be on the board.

But what are the differences between a company CEO and Chairman of the Board? Why should (or shouldn’t) Elon Musk remain both? And what advantages and disadvantages exist if he is voted out of his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors?

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BMW’s Big Electric Plan

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With more and more pressure on automakers to make cars with low or zero tailpipe emissions, mainstream automakers are now working harder than ever to bring large numbers of plug-in and all-electric cars to market.

BMW is one such company, and we’ve already covered on this channel how BMW is promising to bring twenty-five new electric cars to market in the next few years. But now BMW has announced how it intends to make the switch to electric: by designing two new vehicle platforms that will be powertrain agnostic.

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Elon Musk, Pravda, And The Pursuit Of Truth

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Late last week, following yet another week where Tesla was in the spotlight, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he was considering launching a new website called Pravda (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999367582271422464) where the media would be rated on its accuracy and trustworthiness.

While the site itself doesn’t appear to be Tesla specific, it’s clear that Musk was thinking about a way of helping people sort through the mass of Tesla news coverage to figure out which stories were credible and which weren’t.

And if you’re looking for truth and honesty in reporting, it doesn’t seem all that bad an idea… except there are some really big problems with Musk’s proposal that could have a negative impact rather than a positive one.

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