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  1. EVANNEX

    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...
  2. EVANNEX

    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...
  3. EVANNEX

    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...
  4. EVANNEX

    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...
  5. EVANNEX

    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...
  6. EVANNEX

    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...
  7. EVANNEX

    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...
  8. britjames

    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
  9. CoastalCruiser

    A Review of Chris Paine's New AI Film: "Do You Trust This Computer?"

    If you hadn't heard, the guy who gave us "Who Killed the Electric Car?" has a new documentary out about artificial intelligence. Elon Musk is quoted throughout the film. You can view the movie here, or read the review I just posted here. It's interesting to catch up on how far computer science...
  10. NJturtlePower

    CBS This Morning - April 13th, 2018 - Elon Musk offers rare look inside Model 3 Factory!

    "The pioneering electric car company Tesla has suffered a series of very public challenges since the beginning of this year. Its high-profile CEO Elon Musk called this a period of "production hell." Most of the troubles revolve around the company's Model 3 sedan, its first mid-priced...
  11. Bokonon

    Elon Musk Q&A at SXSW - Live 3/11/2018 12:30pm CT

    TL;DW -- Nothing new or juicy here with respect to Tesla in particular, other than Elon briefly mentioning that the two things that keep him awake at night are AI and ramping Model 3 production. (So, in his mind, Model 3 production-hell is on par with an existential threat to humanity?! :eek:)...
  12. EVANNEX

    The symbolism behind Elon Musk's decision to send a Tesla into space [Video]

    After yesterday's jaw-dropping spectacle from SpaceX, many are asking: what's the real reason Elon Musk chose to send a Tesla Roadster into outer space on his almighty Falcon Heavy rocket? The Atlantic attempted to answer that question and notes, "The decision to launch a Tesla into an orbit...
  13. EVANNEX

    Elon Musk an opponent of artificial intelligence? Far from it.

    Elon Musk’s cautionary statements about uncontrolled experimentation with artificial intelligence (AI) have caused some to ridicule him as a fear-monger, and have given many in the mainstream press the idea that he is opposed to using AI, which is very far from the truth. In fact, AI is a major...
  14. EVANNEX

    Buggy Whips and Batteries: Electric vehicles emerge with Tesla leading the charge

    Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] has ignited a feeding frenzy in the automotive world. If you don't think legacy automakers are concerned about Tesla, consider this: according to the Wall Street Journal, one enterprising company is "selling data and technical insights to Tesla competitors — for upward of...
  15. EVANNEX

    Behind the bluster: Bob Lutz vs. Elon Musk

    In this corner, the father of the Chevrolet Volt, an auto industry veteran who has held senior positions at Chrysler, Ford and BMW, an unlikely advocate for EVs - a cigar-chomping ex-Marine who has called climate change “a crock.” Bob Lutz! Above: Bob Lutz and Elon Musk make an appearance...
  16. EVANNEX

    What Honda’s success can teach us about Tesla

    “To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential...
  17. EVANNEX

    New Study: Electric cars cost less than half as much to drive

    A common misconception is that electric cars are more expensive than their internal combustion engine equivalents. When looking at the total cost of ownership, this just isn't the case. Furthermore, Forbes reports: "Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their...
  18. EVANNEX

    Tesla Model 3: The things 'big name reviewers' don't talk about

    Lots of reviews discuss Model 3—its performance and driving attributes, its interior and exterior design, the basic functionality achieved through the landscape display and a myriad of other features. In fact, here at EVANNEX, we’ve done one of those with a very early vehicle. Above: There it...
  19. EVANNEX

    Marie Claire: Tesla Model X could be the most luxurious electric car ever [Video]

    The Tesla Model X has been winning some impressive awards and accolades lately. But is the all-electric SUV really the ultimate unicorn — a futuristic family car for the fashionista? Nedahl Stelio attempted to answer this question when she recently reviewed the Tesla Model X for fashion magazine...
  20. EVANNEX

    Tesla goes from IPO to surpassing Ford in value in just 7 years [Infographic]

    The story of Tesla is a fascinating one by any measure: a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs get together to start a car company, a feat that business-school professors have been using as the definition of economic impossibility for decades, and after only a few years they build a company...
  21. EVANNEX

    Will Big Auto go the way of Big Tobacco?

    It’s an open secret that Big Auto’s electrification efforts are mainly for the benefit of government regulators and the media. Even as they announce impressive-sounding investments in technology, and new plug-in models to be launched years down the road, they invest next to nothing in marketing...
  22. EVANNEX

    Elon Musk: Investing in the future [Infographic]

    If there is any one entrepreneur today that embodies the future, it's Elon Musk. According to Valuewalk, this "self-made billionaire Elon Musk can seemingly do it all. At just 46, the entrepreneur has launched a number of successful companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal and the Boring...
  23. EVANNEX

    Panasonic talks Tesla and teases the future of car tech [Video]

    Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant, has supported Tesla since its early days. Panasonic started working with Tesla in 2007. By 2010, Panasonic invested $30 million for a multi-year collaboration with Tesla developing lithium-ion battery cells for its electric vehicles. More recently...
  24. EVANNEX

    The latest real estate perk: a free Tesla with every new home

    Is the global real estate boom losing steam? Are developers so desperate to move units that they have to give away a luxury sedan to close a sale? Not likely. Then why are sellers of new homes in places like Dubai and Hong Kong offering a brand-new Tesla Model S with each purchase? Above...
  25. EVANNEX

    Tesla Model X makes a cozy sleeping spot - even in freezing temperatures

    Norwegian Tesla enthusiast Bjørn Nyland is a prolific producer of videos featuring all kinds of practical tips (and a few that are impractical, but fun) on how to get the most out of your Model S or X. Not long ago, he detailed the features that make Model S a fine mini-hotel room: plenty of...
  26. EVANNEX

    Tesla Holds a Private Event for Model 3 in Miami [Gallery]

    Late Wednesday afternoon, I received a text from my wife: “Did you get the invitation for the Tesla (Model) 3 in Aventura mall?” My response: “?!?!?” Tesla sent her an email for an invitation only event to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Aventura store in Miami, guest starring Model 3...
  27. EVANNEX

    New study finds electric vehicles offer the lowest total cost of ownership

    It’s no secret that electric vehicles carry higher sticker prices than comparable legacy vehicles (although it’s debatable whether any gas-burner is truly “comparable” to an EV, especially a Tesla). Of course, as any EV booster will tell you, the difference in purchase price is offset by savings...
  28. EVANNEX

    Three ways to get your hands on a Tesla Model 3 now [Video]

    Perhaps you've reserved your Tesla Model 3 but haven't taken delivery of your car yet. Or maybe you're keen on the Model 3 but need to see it in-person before making your reservation. Sure, you can fly to the Tesla factory and hope to spy a Model 3 in the company parking lot. Then again, you...
  29. EVANNEX

    Millennials and men pick Tesla Model S as their 'dream car' [Infographic]

    The Tesla Model S has won its share of awards and accolades since its launch in 2012. Sure, critics seem to love Tesla's flagship sedan but what about Joe Public? According to a new survey of 2,000 of American-based car owners, both millennials and men chose the Tesla Model S as their top 'dream...