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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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Nissan LEAF Tease, Trump’s Paris Stance Backfires, Stowaway Model X Kitten — TEN Future Car News 6/23/2017

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Will The Smart Car Brand Die in North America When Daimler Makes It All-Electric? And Who’s To Blame?

As Automotive News detailed earlier this week, some Smart Car dealers in the U.S. are choosing to become ‘service only’ centers later this year when Daimler ceases shipping internal combustion engined Smart Cars across the Atlantic and makes the brand all-electric in North America.

The reason? Aside from the costs associated with training to become an electric vehicle Smart Dealer, some dealerships aren’t convinced customers want an electric car, while others remain distrustful of the technology behind electric cars.

Were it any other brand, dealer misinformation and prejudice, combined with poor training of dealerships on the part of the automaker would be to blame. But in the case of the Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour, there are several additional layers of issues in North America which prevent the Smart Car from being a success.

Which leads us to ask: will the Smart Car die in North America later this year when Daimler makes the brand all-electric? Outside of key Smart Car friendly markets, we think so.

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Is Elon Musk’s Boring Company Facing The Impossible? It Depends On Whom You Ask

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s latest transportation endeavour, has a singular goal: to change the way we travel across congested cities of the future by building a series of networked tunnels underground. Those tunnels, linked to the world above by a series of lift shafts, would then be fitted with special high-speed tracks on which specially-designed electric car-carrying trollies would zip, taking cars across major cities at speeds of up to 200 kph (125mph).

But while we’ve covered the idea of the Boring Company before, this time we’re focusing on the logistical and legislative challenges that lay ahead — and just how difficult it will be for Musk’s new company to obtain the necessary permits it needs to revolutionize private transit.

Is it impossible? Well, that depends on whom you ask.

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Waymo Ditches Pods, Model 3 Test Drives, BMW Invests in Proterra– TEN Future Car News 6/16/2017

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Should You Worry About Battery Replacement Costs for Electric Cars?

Last week, our ever-so-curious friends at GreenCarReports reached out to General Motors to find out just how expensive it would be to replace the lithium-ion battery pack found inside the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The answer, a total price of $15,734.29, is a fair hunk of cash for anyone, and may lead some to argue that electric car battery packs are just too expensive for electric cars to be consideredas mainstream vehicles.

But, as overwhelming data suggests, battery replacements are still very rare and even when they happen, they’re usually under warranty.

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Why BMW’s Investment In Electric Bus Company Proterra Is Big News For The Future of How We Travel

BMW isn’t known for its interest in commercial vehicle, let along vehicles that are used for public transportation. But earlier this week BMW’s i-Ventures investment arm — along with some other influential companies — provided a total of $55 million in investment to electric bus manufacturer Proterra.

If BMW isn’t interested in commercial vehicles, and its own electric vehicle program is continuing to grow without any external input, what’s the real reason behind this latest investment, and what does it mean for the way we travel in the future? The answer (we think) lies in BMW’s devotion to multi-modal transportation.

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Just What is Honda Doing With Its Electric Car Plans?

Long known for its distaste of electric vehicles, Japanese automaker Honda will launch the all-electric version of its Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan — The Honda Clarity EV —  on August first this year, limiting sales to just the states of California and Oregon.

With a range of just 89-miles (143 kilometers) per charge, the Honda Clarity EV is hardly a car to get excited about, and is clearly a compliance card designed to ensure Honda meets California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mandate.

Yet later this year, Honda is expected to launch not one but two brand-new electric vehicles models. One will be a brand-new vehicle exclusively for the Chinese market, while the other will be a ‘built for electric’ model that Honda hopes to sell around the world. Both are expected to improve on the range of the Honda Clarity EV and should help Honda make up some of the ground it has lost in the plug-in marketplace since it ceased production of the limited-market Honda Fit EV back in 2014.

If Honda is working to bring more capable electric cars to market, what exactly is going on now? Why is the Honda Clarity EV even being produced? And what is Honda’s long-term goal for electric vehicles?

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Just Why is Tesla Limiting Configuration Choices For Its Official Model 3 Launch

For hundreds of thousands of eager electric vehicle fans, the past year has represented an agonizing wait to get their hands on Tesla’s latest and greatest plug-in car — the all-new Tesla Model 3 sedan.

Priced from $35,000 U.S. before incentives, the Tesla Model 3 isn’t a replacement for the Model S, but is a far more affordable, far less complex model that Tesla hopes will not only change the way that people view electric cars for good but will also help it achieve mass-market affordability and production volumes.  And with Tesla due to enter official production of Model 3 in just over a month’s time, with deliveries due to begin some time in Q3, there’s a large amount of hype surrounding the car.

Yet at Tesla’s Annual Shareholder Meeting last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that options at launch for Model 3 would be restricted to a choice of colors and a choice of wheel designs, with customers seeking further customization or options — such as battery pack, power, or interior packages different to the base-level Model 3 — facing a longer wait until their desired options entered into production.

With some commentators and fans angry over this surprise move, we thought it time to explain just why Tesla is restricting initial choices for Model 3 — and what this could mean for you as a customer.

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Union of Concerned Scientists: EVs Are Cleaner Than Ever Before in U.S.

The cleanliness of the exact source of power used to charge electric vehicles has long been a favorite point of discussion for those keen to prove electric cars are worse for the environment than petrol or diesel-powered vehicles, but as any electric vehicle expert will tell you, electric cars are just getting cleaner and cleaner as the utility grid gets cleaner and cleaner.

And as data just released by the Union of Concerned Scientists details, the electricity grid mix in the U.S. during 2014 was the cleanest it’s ever been, meaning that electric cars are a more environmentally-friendly choice for 97 percent of all Americans.

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Is the Cancellation of the BMW i5 a Good or Bad Thing For The Mass Adoption of Electric Cars?

Since the inception of the BMW i-brand back in 2012, we’ve only seen two production models wear the special blue BMW badge: the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. The i3, with its choice of all-electric or range-extended electric drivetrain, has proven popular around the world, selling reasonably large numbers since its introduction, while the BMW i8 — a flagship halo model for the brand — has become a firm addition to many a collector’s garages.

BMW’s plan behind the i-brand was to give it a little more freedom in experimentation with alternative drivetrains and construction methods without tainting its main brand’s reputation. Part of that included plans to expand the BMW i-brand lineup to include future models so that a range of different drivetrains and platforms could be honed before introduction to the mainstream BMW family.

But this week we heard a rumor that BMW is killing the i5 — a mid-sized battery electric crossover — in favor of focusing its efforts on electrification of its main brand (which may focus on plug-in hybrid or electric models) and on building a production high-end halo car based on its Vision Next concept.

So what does that mean for BMW? And what does it mean for its plug-in vehicle program looking forward?

 

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Can You — Or Should You — Compare Tesla To The Model T Ford?

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of comparisons made between Tesla and its range of all-electric cars — and the very early Ford Motor Company, specifically its Model T Ford.

Indeed, with similar production ramp up to the Model T, it’s easy to conclude that the Tesla Model 3 is going to be just as revolutionary to the world as the Model T was. One comparison from Visual Captialist —  — even suggests that Tesla’s ramp up is similar to Ford’s Model T ramp up right down to the increase in routes Tesla customers can drive.

But can you really compare Tesla today to the early Model T Ford? And should you?

We think not — and explain why in the video above.

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Is Tesla’s Ongoing Battle With UAW About Working Conditions, Or Automation?

For the past few months, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of news stories alleging poor working conditions and treatment of staff at Tesla’s only U.S. automotive production facility. Located in Fremont California, the large facility — formerly known as the NUMMI production facility — began Tesla Model S production in 2012, and has gradually been increasing its output since, adding Model X to the production line in late 2015 and, more recently, the Model 3.

On the surface, these allegations are part of an ongoing spat between Tesla and the United Auto Workers union, which seeks to unionize Tesla’s workforce with the goal of improving worker’s salaries, working conditions and collective bargaining rights. Tesla denies the allegations, and claims that UAW is the source of many of the more incendiary news stories making headlines in local, national and international media.

But is it really about Tesla’s workforce? Or is it about Tesla’s plan to make its factories as autonomous as possible?

We think it is — and we explain why in the video above.

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Why The Renault ZOE Is Europe’s Killer EV Right Now — And Could Stay That Way Too

Forget about the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, or Tesla Model 3. Renault’s unassuming ZOE electric hatchback is currently undergoing a massive rise in sales across Europe, making it the most popular plug-in car across the continent for the first quarter of this year.

Despite being nearly as old as the Nissan LEAF in terms of its design, the Renault ZOE recently gained a massive battery pack upgrade, going from 24 kilowatt-hours of capacity to a whopping 40 kilowatt-hours.

And that, as we explain in the video above, has changed things forever for the four-seat plug-in.

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Tesla’s Supercharger Policy Change — What It Means For You

At the tail-end of 2016, Tesla announced an end to its previous free-for-life Supercharger access policy. Deciding to continue to offer free Supercharger access for the life of the car to existing customers, Tesla said that, starting January 2017, it would begin to limit new customers’ Supercharging sessions to a maximum of 400 kilowatt-hours of free Supercharger access per year.

After reaching that 400 kWh limit, Tesla said it would charge customers on a per-kWh (or per minute) basis for Supercharger access, something which caused quite a lot of frustration among new and old Tesla customers alike.

But on Friday last week, Tesla announced that it was bringing back free, unlimited Supercharger access for all customers who purchased their Model S or Model X between the middle of May, essentially grandfathering new customers into the unlimited Supercharger program. All new customers from this point on, Tesla explained, would be restricted to the free 400kWh program started in January — except those who purchased their Tesla through its just-launched referral program.

Those customers, Tesla said on Friday, would gain free, unlimited Supercharger access for the length of their ownership of their new car.

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(Go) Forth: Oregon’s New Electric Car Advocacy and Education Showroom — And Why It’s So Important For EV Adoption

Electric cars have historically been given a tough time by mainstream automakers and mainstream auto dealers. Indeed, many would-be electric car customers report that their local dealerships know nothing about electric cars — and would rather sell them an internal combustion engined car instead.

Tackling dealer disinterest and misinformation and properly educating and informing consumers so they know which electric cars best suit their needs has long been a challenge for the electric vehicle world. To date, only Tesla — with its own dedicated stores and galleries — has managed to crack that particular nut.

 

But if you happen to live in Portland, Oregon, there’s now a new way to find out about electric car ownership that avoids traditional pushy car dealers and gives you an alternative to the local Tesla Store: Go Forth!

Go Forth is a brand-new brand-agnostic electric vehicle showcase in downtown Portland, where you can find out about electric vehicles, book test drives, and even learn about charging stations an incentives. And last week, it officially opened to the public. So I headed down there to find out more!

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The Future Of Low-Speed Electric Cars — And Why It’s Different Depending Where You Live

Earlier this month, while nobody was noticing, Mahindra pulled the spiritual successor to the infamous G-Wiz electric car from sale in the UK, citing poor sales interest.

With a sticker price not much less than a full-size highway capable electric car, customers weren’t interested in a limited-speed electric vehicle. Which raises the question: what future to low-speed electric cars have?

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Takes You On A Ride Underground — At 125 mph!

Two weeks ago, Elon Musk shared a computer rendering of what it might be like to travel underground via the new automotive transit system that his new company — The Boring Company — was hoping to bring to reality.

This weekend, we saw the first demonstration of the sled technology that will transport your car underground at speeds of up to 125 mph. But what can it tell us about the system, and what does it mean for the future of The Boring Company?

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Tesla Solar Tiles, VW Trash-Talks Tesla, Iconic EV Destroyed — TEN Future Car News 5/12//2017

Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:

The Ampera-e’s super-slow European roll out; why Tesla is turning down Supercharger speeds for certain high Supercharger-use electric cars; the first autonomous electric cargo ship in the world is promised to debut next year; Tesla announces pricing and opens order books for its Solar Roof product; why political preferences may dictate the type of car you buy; Harley Davidson confirms it will build an electric car; Tesla removes autosteer limitations on its cars and starts collecting video from all Autopilot cars to further accelerate autonomous drive technology; Volkswagen trash-talks Tesla and says it will be the world’s largest electric automaker by 2025, while simultaneously admitting it won’t release the final internal report into deiselgate lest it gets the company in more trouble; Mercedes bosses clear up the company’s intentions for hydrogen fuel cell; we discover how much of a premium consumers are willing to pay for an autonomous vehicle over a manually-driven one; BMW launches a new car-sharing scheme in Hamburg; and an historic electric vehicle is destroyed.

 

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Volkswagen Wants To Beat Tesla and lead The Electric Vehicle Market — But Does It Have A Chance?

Volkswagen might be coming out of the Dieselgate scandal still, but it’s determined to set itself up as a major automaker that can do anything any other automaker can. Including lead the world in electric vehicles.

So much so that this week, Volkswagen executives were yet again ramping up the rhetoric, claiming that Volkswagen could do anything that Tesla could — but better.
It’s all too easy to laugh these claims off as implausible, especially given how little traction Volkswagen has right now in the electric vehicle marketplace. But could it succeed or not? And what hurdles lie ahead?

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Tesla’s Solar Tiles Go On Sale Today: Here’s What You Need To Know

Just seven months after they were announced, Tesla has begun taking $1,000 deposits for its Solar Tile (Solar Roof) energy product. One month later than initially planned (Tesla had said it would take deposits starting in April 2017), Tesla says it will begin installing Tesla Roofs across the U.S. later this year, with other markets due to come online some time in 2018.

And that’s why we’re sharing everything you need to know about Tesla’s new exciting energy product right now. Watch the video above to find out more, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and support us via Patreon.

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What’s Going On With the Chevy Bolt and the Opel Ampera-e?

Several Transport Evolved viewers have reached out to me to pass on the news that Opel Norway has been dragging its feet on the official European launch of the Opel Ampera-e — Opel’s rebadged Chevrolet Bolt EV. Indeed, after obtaining more than 4,000 interested customers — who signed up to buy an Opel Ampera E way back in September last year — Opel has just announced it will deliver just a few hundred Ampera Es in Europe this year, writing to the other three thousand seven hundred reservation holders that they won’t be getting their Ampera E until some time in twenty eighteen.

Why is this happening? And does it have anything to do with Chevrolet’s low volume sales for the Bolt EV?

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Why Tesla is Protecting Batteries of Supercharger High-Use Cars By Slowing Charging Down

Over the weekend another Supercharger story surfaced which suggested that some owners, especially those who use the Supercharger network a lot, were experiencing maximum charge rates during their car’s Supercharger sessions that were far smaller than the Supercharger’s theoretical maximum power.

Find out why this is happening — and why Tesla is protecting customers and their cars by doing so — in the video above.

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Tesla Q1 Earnings, Nissan’s answer to the PowerWall, Boring Company T.E.N. Future Car News 5/5/2017

Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:

Roundup of April EV sales in U.S.; GM focuses on making its next electric car profitable; Tesla Q1 2017 report — Tesla Semi teased, Model 3 Event previewed; Workhorse unveils W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck; BMW, Norway, work together on cleaner hydrogen production; Nissan begins production of static energy battery system in UK; VW, BMW, go after Tesla for cancelling manufacturing contracts; Tesla-sponsored research team announces higher voltage, more robust new chemistry for lithium-ion batteries; BMW epxands its electric vehicle production plans at existing factories; Elon Musk expands on Boring Company Goals; Proterra announces autonomous electric bus trial program; Nissan Tests 150 kW CHAdeMO LEAF .

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BMW’s New Plans To ExpandIts EV Commitment And What That Means…

As Tesla continues its assault on the mainstream automotive market, stealing more and more market share from established luxury and premium brands, some of those automaker are starting to fight back, devising their own plans to build high-power luxury electric vehicles.

Some are accelerating and/or expanding their existing electric vehicle plans, eager to make sure that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 doesn’t steal any more market share.

One such company is BMW, which has announced this week that alongside its existing i-brand plug-in vehicle development it intends to produce a whole new slew of plug-in cars.

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Tesla Q1 2017 Earnings Report — The Important Bits

In case you hadn’t heard, we’re just into the start of May, and that means it’s time for another quarterly earnings report from Tesla.

And since those figures have literally just been released, it’s time for me to give you a quick roundup of what they mean for Tesla and the rest of the electric vehicle and energy world.

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