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Tesla Model 3 production starts ahead of schedule

Lana Jelic | Jul 3, 2017 5:23 PM CDT

Elon Musk has announced that the Model 3 production starts on Friday, with first deliveries starting on July 28th.

Tesla Model 3 production starts ahead of schedule

It was previously stated that Tesla plans to unveil the final production version of the Model 3 in July, with deliveries starting sometime during the summer, meaning that the company is ahead of the schedule, which is good news for the company and its shareholders.

Musk stated that Tesla Motors will deliver the first thirty Model 3's on July 28th, with production growing exponentially. In August, they plan to manufacture 100 cars, and in September above 1,500. By the end of the year, they should reach 20,000 cars per month.

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Faraday Future's FF 91 beats Tesla's P90D at Pikes Peak

Lana Jelic | Jun 29, 2017 12:23 PM CDT

At this year's CES, Faraday Future unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. The FF 91 is their first production vehicle, and the company plans for it to compete directly with Tesla.

Faraday Future's FF 91 beats Tesla's P90D at Pikes Peak

The company has now announced that they have successfully tested the limits of FF 91 in its first attempt to challenge the 4,720-foot ascent of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The FF 91, driven by FF Principal Engineer Robin Shute, finished with a time of 11:25:083, beating last year's Tesla P90D by 20 seconds.

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Tesla's Chatbot Elon will help you manage your car

Lana Jelic | May 24, 2017 8:33 AM CDT

Tesla Motors now has a Messenger chatbot to help you manage your car, so called TeslaBot.

Tesla's Chatbot Elon will help you manage your car

SmartCar introduced this feature and named the virtual assistant none other than Elon. You will have to connect your Messenger to your Tesla account, and then you can use Messenger to complete simple tasks such as locking your car or getting information about where your car is located.

Unfortunately, if you don't own a Tesla, this Chatbot is pretty useless.

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Tesla's Model 3 deliveries begin in July

Lana Jelic | May 23, 2017 5:41 PM CDT

Elon Musk has confirmed that the first deliveries of the Model 3 will take place in July. It was previously stated that Tesla plans to unveil the final production version of the Model 3 in July, with deliveries starting sometime during the summer.

Tesla's Model 3 deliveries begin in July

However, Musk has announced on Twitter that the first customers should receive their Model 3 in July. Musk has faced some criticism lately regarding delivery schedules, so it seems that Tesla's CEO has decided to speed things up and kick off the production of the Model 3.

Musk has also revealed that the day-1 reservation holders will get "something cool, " but he didn't specify what he has in mind.

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Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic wireless vehicle charging

Lana Jelic | May 21, 2017 11:09 AM CDT

At an event in Versailles, France during the same week as the Formula E race in Paris, Qualcomm showed off their big secret of the past few years. Their wireless charging technology for electric cars also known as Qualcomm Halo is capable of not only static charging but also dynamic charging.

Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic wireless vehicle charging

Currently, there aren't any vehicles on the road with wireless charging, but it's inevitably going to become popular among electric vehicles as they become more autonomous. Tesla's robotic charging arm is far more expensive and complex than just using wireless charging.

Mercedes is expected to be the first with wireless charging this year with Qualcomm Halo as the enabling technology.

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Audi set to manufacture three all-electric cars by 2020

Lana Jelic | May 20, 2017 2:24 PM CDT

Audi's first all-electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, is coming next year, followed by its recently announced e-tron Sportback in 2019.

Audi set to manufacture three all-electric cars by 2020

The company has now confirmed that they plan another all-electric vehicle for 2020. This means that Audi will have a new electric car each year for the next three years.

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, said:

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Musk reveals the name of The Boring Company's machine

Lana Jelic | May 14, 2017 10:32 AM CDT

A week ago, Elon Musk asked his 8.56 million Twitter followers to help him come up with a name for The Boring Company's first tunneling machine.

Musk reveals the name of The Boring Company's machine

We've heard some pretty interesting ideas, from 'Snoop Dug' to 'Ludicrous Boring Machine, the Second.' However, Musk has decided for a totally different approach.

He first announced that he would be naming the machine by a poem or play before revealing the name of the company's first tunneling machine - Godot.

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South Korea to open an enormous self-driving car town

Lana Jelic | May 12, 2017 8:24 AM CDT

The South Korean government has announced that they will open the K-City in October this year. What's special about this 'city' is that it won't have any living citizens, but it will serve as the world's biggest test track for self-driving cars.

South Korea to open an enormous self-driving car town

The K-City is currently under construction, and when finished, it will have bus-only lanes, expressways, and zones for autonomous parking. The entire area will occupy 360,000 square meters.

The project will cost around $9.7 million, and the self-driving cars can be tested there with or without the temporary operation permit from the government.

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Two teens create Tesla's Model 3 in Minecraft

Lana Jelic | May 11, 2017 11:34 AM CDT

Minecraft studio Block, led by the UK's youngest CEO Brandon Relph (16) and youth marketing expert Florian Funke (19), built a replica Tesla Model 3 in Minecraft.

Two teens create Tesla's Model 3 in Minecraft

The duo met Elon Musk in 2015 at the Minecraft convention Minecon in London, and since then, they wanted to create a Tesla & Minecraft project. They saw the opportunity when Tesla announced 'Project Loveday', a video contest where fans from around the globe are asked to create an ad-like video. The winners will win a chance to attend the launch of one of upcoming Tesla's products.

The 51-second video shows the Tesla Model 3 replica in six custom-created environments. The duo said that their project involved a lot of stressful, sleepless nights, but they are happy with the result.

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Faraday Future is still here, with a new FF 91 video

Lana Jelic | May 9, 2017 1:31 PM CDT

We haven't heard much from Faraday Future since they announced their first production vehicle, the FF 91, back in January at CES.

Faraday Future is still here, with a new FF 91 video

But the company is still here, and they wanted to remind everyone about their upcoming electric car with a new video titled "Emergence." This is the first time, since CES, that we see the car in action.

Read also: Faraday Future stops factory construction to afford CES

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