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  1. EVANNEX

    Why did Tesla acquire Maxwell Technologies?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla’s acquisition of battery supplier Maxwell Technologies went mostly unnoticed by the mainstream press, but it could have a tremendous influence on the future of the California carmaker, and of the entire auto industry. Above: A sampling of batteries...
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    Elon Musk tweets an important reminder of Tesla's open patents

    Originally published at evannex.com. As Elon Musk has said many times, Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the electrification of transport. The company wants everyone to drive an electric car, even if it isn’t a Tesla. This is not just talk — in 2014, Tesla released its patents, making its...
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    Have a Happy Valentine’s Day the Tesla Way

    Originally published at evannex.com. This Valentine’s Day brings back an amusing Tesla story from a Model S owner in the UK. It turns out that he decided to transform his Model S into the ultimate lovemobile. How? He created a custom “My Valentine” license plate, included 100 giant Ecuadorian...
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    Tesla offers lower-priced Model 3 option in China, test drives available at Tesla stores

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla is now offering a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Model 3 variant in China that is significantly cheaper than the Dual-Motor and Performance versions of the vehicle. Above: Unveiling the Tesla Model 3 in China (Instagram: aprilyyuen) The decision for...
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    Auto Expert: Model 3 teardown proves Tesla's 'got magic' beneath the surface [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Auto industry expert Sandy Munro probably knows as much about the inner workings of Tesla’s Model 3 as anyone outside of the company - he’s taken the electric sedan apart and examined every component to figure out how it works, where it came from and how...
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    Elon Musk recommends you watch this movie

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla's Elon Musk recently tweeted, "Great electric car documentary about early days of Tesla, GM Volt, Nissan Leaf & Gadget. So much has happened since then." Indeed. With the spotlight shining so brightly on Elon and Tesla, it's hard to remember how far...
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    Tesla's Opportunity: China's EV market is 3x bigger than the US EV market [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. When Elon Musk was on-hand for the launch of Tesla's new Gigafactory in Shanghai, it was a groundbreaking occasion in more ways than one. The opportunity in China is enormous for Tesla. "China’s Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reports that...
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    The history of Tesla in five minutes [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. The history of Tesla is one of the most fascinating stories in business history - a quintessential American tale of technical innovation, marketing savvy and massive risk-taking. Those who aren’t ready to take the time for my 338-page history of the company...
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    Elon Musk breaks new ground in China - in more ways than one

    Originally published at evannex.com. Above: After breaking ground in Shanghai, Elon Musk discusses plans for Tesla’s Gigafactory 3 (Twitter: @vincent13031925) “We hope you can get a firm foothold and expand the market,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Musk. “We hope your company can become...
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    Could this be the coolest Tesla charger ever?

    Originally published at evannex.com. In addition to designing sleek cars, Tesla also designs eye-catching electric vehicle chargers. However, someone else appears to be stealing the limelight. According to Inverse, “When Tony Caciolo put the finishing touches on his Tesla electric car charger...
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    Could this be the coolest Tesla charger ever?

    Originally published at evannex.com. In addition to designing sleek cars, Tesla also designs eye-catching electric vehicle chargers. However, someone else appears to be stealing the limelight. According to Inverse, “When Tony Caciolo put the finishing touches on his Tesla electric car charger...
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    Tesla's presence is felt at the Detroit Auto Show

    Originally published at evannex.com. There’s lots of EV hype coming out of this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Tesla, however, is absent. Phil LeBeau of CNBC reports, “Tesla may not be at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but it’s easy to feel the influence of Elon Musk’s company...
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    Check out the R2-T3, a Star Wars inspired Tesla Model 3 [Gallery]

    Originally published at evannex.com. There’s no doubt that Peter Litherland is a serious Star Wars fan. Growing up in Vancouver, Peter dragged his Mom to the theater to see the original Star Wars film back in 1977. Nowadays, he dresses up as a Star Wars character every year for Halloween. So...
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    Norway is a hotspot for Tesla and electric vehicles

    Originally published at evannex.com. As the world slowly transitions to vehicle electrification, one country continues to sprint ahead. According to Quartz, "Half of all passenger cars sold in Norway [in 2018] were either all-electric or plug-in hybrids — a global record, according to the...
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    J.D. Power: Tesla Model 3 is 'really dominating'

    Originally published at evannex.com Now that 2018 is in the record books, it’s clear that Tesla’s put the auto industry on notice. And 2019 could be even bigger. Jack Nerad at Forbes reports, “2019 will be a pivotal year for electric vehicles in general and Tesla Motors in particular, and...
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    Wall Street Journal: Gas-powered cars could soon become the equivalent of 'flip phones'

    Originally published at evannex.com. Pulitzer Prize winning auto columnist, Dan Neil, discusses his next car in the Wall Street Journal — and it's going to be electric. He writes, "This is above all a pocketbook issue for me. A gas-powered vehicle would be too expensive. I plan to keep my next...
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    Inside Tesla’s secret, intense focus on batteries

    Originally published at evannex.com. By now, regular readers of this column are well aware that we (along with most other writers who focus on electric vehicles) consider the threat of the “Tesla killer” to be no threat at all. Yes, Big Auto is producing excellent EVs, some of which are in...
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    Ignore the FUD, Tesla was the auto industry's champ in 2018

    Originally published at evannex.com. Much of this year was marked by a massive smear campaign against Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla. FUD was at an all-time high. Ignore it. If you cut through the clutter, and instead, according to Wired, “If you focus on Tesla the company, then...
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    Former Tesla Staffer: Carmakers wedded to old tech are 'headed for obsolesence'

    Originally published at evannex.com. Elon Musk is consistently accused of being late. Sure, Tesla typically takes longer to launch its electric cars than Musk’s overzealous timelines. But no one can argue with his sense of urgency to expedite EVs to market. On the other hand, how are legacy...
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    Wall Street Analyst: Tesla's at a 'pivotal inflection point' in the company's story [Video]

    Originally published at evannex.com. Tesla is a polarizing stock on Wall Street. There are plenty of bulls and bears that work hard to make their case. However, there’s a new Wall Street analyst covering Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] who’s enthusiastic about the company’s potential but warns of great...
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    Why Big Auto just can't squash Tesla

    Originally published at evannex.com. In what must be one of the longest headlines in history, Bill MacDonald asks, “Why don’t bigger car companies such as Ford start producing electric cars, eliminating Tesla’s presence in the emerging market, thus claiming said market share for themselves?”...
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    Tesla takes 40 steps and 90 minutes to produce a Model 3 at the Fremont Factory

    Originally published at evannex.com. As Tesla’s production ramp for the Model 3 continues to improve, so does its process. Part of this can be attributed to engineering efficiencies. Business Insider reports, “After a recent visit to the company’s Fremont, California factory, analyst Pierre...
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    Tesla's third-largest shareholder backs the 'genius' of Elon Musk

    Originally published at evannex.com. Scottish investment firm Baillie Gifford is Tesla’s third largest shareholder, and the fund managers want everyone to know they are still bullish on the stock. Instead of obsessing about Elon Musk’s salty tweets, investors should focus on the vast...
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    The ‘Tesla Stretch’ Is Proving Car Buyers Will Pay More For A Model 3

    Originally published at evannex.com. The Tesla Model 3 is turning out to be an electric car that's seducing car buyers across multiple market segments. According to CleanTechnica, "45% of current electric car drivers plan to buy a Tesla next." Okay, that's understandable. Non-Tesla EV drivers...
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    Tesla Beats Big Auto's EVs In Efficiency

    Originally published at evannex.com. In marketing materials and press coverage of EVs, the first spec cited is usually range — the distance a car can travel on a single charge. Now that a new generation of EVs offers enough range for most drivers’ daily needs, prospective buyers should also...
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    Tesla’s new board chair, Robyn Denholm, says that ‘constructive conflict’ is important

    Originally published at evannex.com. Questions arose when Tesla announced its new board chair Robyn Denholm. How might the seasoned executive interface with Tesla's hard-charging CEO Elon Musk? Richard Walters (via Financial Times) reports that "Ms Denholm has always described herself as direct...
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    TESLA PAYS TRIBUTE ON VETERANS DAY [GALLERY]

    Originally published at evannex.com. If you haven't seen it yet, feast your eyes on this stunning "Special Ops" project from Tesla in conjunction with SS Customs. They've created an eye-catching camouflage Tesla that announces the company's U.S. Veterans Program across the side of the vehicle...
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    Are China's electric cars a threat to Tesla?

    Originally published at evannex.com. Electric vehicles are gaining traction in China. Daniel Ren (via South China Morning Post) writes, "While US maker Tesla often grabs the headlines... BYD and peers like Beijing Auto and Roewe are quietly selling enough electric vehicles (EVs) to make China...
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    Musk admits to Model 3 braking issue, confirms firmware fix

    Musk admitted to a braking issue on Model 3, in line with a finding by Consumer Reports. However, he did add that the bug can be fixed using a firmware update that would be rolled out soon. Musk's Tweet