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Chevy Bolt EV beats Tesla for U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle of 2021

By Joey Klender Posted on April 20, 2021 The Chevrolet Bolt EV won U.S. News’ Best Electric Vehicle award for 2021, beating out notable competitors like the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. As the automotive industry continues to transition toward electrification, U.S. News rolled out a list of its most highly-ranked electric and hybrid …

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Tesla Model 3 steals Germany’s top EV sales spot in March with record month

By Joey Klender Posted on April 20, 2021 The Tesla Model 3 stole the top spot in sales from the Volkswagen e-Up! EV in March, thanks to a record month in registrations. Increased demand for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles skyrocketed in Germany in March. Still, none of the domestic automakers who controlled the market …

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Tesla China launches new ‘Special Handling Team’ after Shanghai Auto protest

By Joey Klender Posted on April 20, 2021 Tesla is launching a new “Special Handling Team” in China to “meet the demands of car owners and strive to satisfy car owners while complying with laws and regulations.” The creation of the Special Handling Team could be in response to a recent protest at the Shanghai …

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Tesla (TSLA) gets higher price target from Mizuho Securities ahead of Q1 earnings

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 20, 2021 Despite recent headwinds seemingly brought about by a tragic Model S crash in Texas this weekend, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is still receiving some positive outlooks from noted finance firms in the lead up to its first-quarter earnings call. Among the most recent of these is Mizuho Securities, which …

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TX fire chief slams inaccurate Tesla crash coverage with firsthand details on Model S fire

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 20, 2021 Immediately following the fatal Tesla crash in Texas this weekend, reports from both local and national media outlets emerged citing the statements of Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman, who remarked that police were 100% certain that there was no one in the driver seat of …

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SpaceX installs second Starship-derived fuel tank at orbital launch pad

By Eric Ralph Posted on April 20, 2021 For the second time in two weeks, SpaceX has rolled a ‘Starship-derived’ propellant tank to the next-generation rocket’s first orbital launch pad, continuing a recent burst of construction activity. Precisely two weeks ago, SpaceX rolled the first of those massive ground support equipment (GSE) propellant tanks the …

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Starlink to power efforts to bring high-speed web access to Australia’s rural students

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 19, 2021 Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet system is poised to foster some positive change among students in rural Australia. As per a recent press release, Starlink will be powering Project Halo, a program from Australian telecom provider NetVault and noted software maker Cisco aimed at providing a regional …

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Toyota debuts bZ4X SUV concept, kicking off its 15 electric vehicle lineup

By Maria Merano Posted on April 19, 2021 Toyota debuted its bZ4X BEV concept recently and simultaneously announced plans to make 15 new battery electric vehicles under the bZ (Beyond Zero) moniker. Toyota’s bZ4X SUV was jointly developed with Subaru, featuring the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. The bZ4x combines Toyota’s focus on quality, durability, and …

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Tesla registers insurance company at Giga Berlin’s address

By Maria Merano Posted on April 19, 2021 Tesla Insurance officially has a branch in Germany, located in Grünheide near Giga Berlin. The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority announced Tesla Insurance Limited (Germany Branch) in its April 2021 Journal.  Tesla appointed Mr. Andrew Wright as the chief agent of its insurance arm in Germany. According …

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Elon Musk roasts WSJ coverage of fatal Tesla crash, defends Autopilot

By Joey Klender Posted on April 19, 2021 Tesla CEO Elon Musk roasted the Wall Street Journal for their coverage of the crash that killed two men involving a 2019 Model S. Mainstream media reports claimed that the vehicle was “driverless” in an attempt to cast bad press on Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving systems. …

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