With Tesla’s All-electric Model 3 Now a Reality, CEO Elon Musk Warns Employees of Impending “Production Hell” [Updated]

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Elon Musk appears proud of what Tesla has accomplished with the Model 3 (Image: Tesla).

Tesla’s master plan has always involved the creation of an affordable, mass-produced, all-electric car. This objective is now within reach. Years of blood, sweat and tears have culminated in Model 3 — Tesla’s first electric vehicle for the masses. Continue reading “With Tesla’s All-electric Model 3 Now a Reality, CEO Elon Musk Warns Employees of Impending “Production Hell” [Updated]”

Very First Tesla Model 3 Set for Completion This Friday — Thirty to be Delivered on July 28 [Updated]

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Thirty lucky individuals will receive their Tesla Model 3 on July 28 (Image: Tesla).

Tesla’s electric vehicle for the masses — Model 3 — is looming on the horizon. With the very first production Model 3 set for completion this Friday, it will be all hands on deck at Tesla’s Fremont factory this week. Continue reading “Very First Tesla Model 3 Set for Completion This Friday — Thirty to be Delivered on July 28 [Updated]”

BMW i ChargeForward Pilot Program Demonstrates How Managed EV Charging Can Improve Grid Efficiency

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BMW i ChargeForward is a vehicle to grid (V2G) managed charging program (Image: BMW).

The fleet of plug-in cars around the globe continues to grow each year — it surpassed 2 million in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Around 60% are battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which rely solely on electricity to function. With more drivers plugging in, the demand on our electricity grid is increasing in unison. BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have been looking at ways to mitigate electricity demand, launching BMW i ChargeForward in 2015. Continue reading “BMW i ChargeForward Pilot Program Demonstrates How Managed EV Charging Can Improve Grid Efficiency”