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Tesla battery researcher Jeff Dahn’s tests hint at li-ion cells breaking the 2M-mile barrier

By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 19, 2020 Last year, the electric vehicle community’s attention was caught when Tesla battery researcher Jeff Dahn and his team published a paper revealing that quality lithium-ion batteries have the capability to last 1 million miles if used in EVs. A recent presentation from the respected battery pioneer has …

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First look at the Tesla Model 3’s new and ‘refreshed’ center console

By Joey Klender Posted on October 19, 2020 Tesla “refreshed” its Model 3 last week, adding a variety of new and revised features for its all-electric sedan. With increased range, new cosmetic features like Chrome Delete, and a powered trunk, the changes are surely more appealing than the previous builds of Tesla’s most popular vehicle. …

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Tesla (TSLA) manufacturing shines for analysts as Q3 earnings approaches

By Joey Klender Posted on October 19, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is seeing raised price targets for its stock ahead of the Q3 Earnings Call this Wednesday. Dan Ives of Wedbush pushed his price target to an even $500 from its previous rating of $475 based on manufacturing improvements, but other factors also contributed to …

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Tesla’s (TSLA) non-inclusion in the S&P 500 may soon be too awkward to continue

By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 19, 2020 After Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) posted its fourth consecutive quarterly profit in the second quarter, speculations were abounding that the electric car maker was on its way to becoming included in the S&P 500. Alas, this was not the case, with the index adding Pool and Etsy instead of …

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Tesla’s giant Megapack battery farm in Moss Landing is taking shape

By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 19, 2020 The progress of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tesla Energy’s massive Megapack battery at Moss Landing, California appears to be quite consistent, with a recent flyover of the site showing that dozens of the grid-scale energy storage units have already been set up in concrete slabs. …

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SpaceX’s second rocket recovery drone ship leaves port during Starlink launch

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 19, 2020 On October 18th, SpaceX’s second booster recovery ‘drone ship’ left Port Canaveral at the exact same time as a Falcon 9 rocket was launching 60 Starlink satellites a dozen miles to the north. A remote point-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera recently installed by NASASpaceflight.com at the port quite literally …

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Tesla’s Cybertruck factory takes a step forward with Giga Texas’ first columns

By Maria Merano Posted on October 18, 2020 Tesla accelerated Gigafactory Texas’ construction on Saturday, October 17. As could be seen in recent images and footage taken of the massive complex, the first pillars of the upcoming Cybertruck facility have been raised, signaling the start of yet another Tesla Gigafactory in the works. Tesla announced …

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Tesla eyes nickel-rich Indonesia for next factory, hints officials

By Maria Merano Posted on October 18, 2020 Local reports are hinting that Tesla might be laying down plans to build a dedicated battery factory in Indonesia. The update was related by Indonesian officials who pointed to ongoing talks with the electric car maker. CNBC Indonesia reported that the Indonesian government and Tesla are negotiating …

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Tesla starts exporting Model 3 from Gigafactory Shanghai

By Maria Merano Posted on October 18, 2020 It appears that Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai has started exporting its locally-made Model 3 to Europe. In September 2020, the all-electric car maker began preparations in Giga Shanghai to produce Model 3 vehicles optimized for export in Asia and the European region. Tesla’s plans to export the China-made …

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SpaceX orbits 60 more Starlink satellites, recovers booster, and catches fairing halves

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 18, 2020 SpaceX has successfully orbited another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, landed the Falcon 9 booster that launched it, and caught both halves of the rocket’s payload fairing. Starlink-13 is now the second time ever that SpaceX has simultaneously recovered a Falcon 9 booster and caught both fairing …

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