A new kind of vehicle that doesn’t require drivers seems to be just around the corner. Tech giants, startups, car makers, and ride-hailing firms are now racing to get the autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads.
On May 31, Tesla announced that it will produce the Model 3 standard range version at the Shanghai Gigafactory in China. The vehicle is now also officially available for pre-orders. The standard range Model 3 has a cruising range of 460 km and sells at 328,000 yuan (~$47,450). It is 49,000 yuan cheaper than the…
Volkswagen, a German automaker, announced on May 14 that it is building two plants in China to produce a total of 600,000 vehicles running on MEB, its modular car platform for electric vehicles.
Smoke rose from a Tesla. Six seconds later, flames spread from the burning car to ignite two cars in an underground parking lot in Shanghai on April 21.
Elon Musk commended Tencent Keen Security Lab on their work of finding flaws in Tesla’s driver assistance system. The lab found a way to trick a Tesla Model S into entering the lane of oncoming traffic by simply placing stickers on the road.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Chinese employee Guangzhi Cao on Mar 21, claiming the engineer copied the source code for its autopilot technology before taking a job with Chinese self-driving car startup XPeng in January.
On March 15, Tesla launched its last piece of the Model series, the Model Y. It is more of an affordable version of Model 3.
There has been a new development on Tesla’s sales strategy.
The world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has been embroiled in controversy lately in one of the largest EV markets—China.
Looks like Tesla consumers will be getting an early treat this month, as the company announced on Feb. 20 during a celebratory event in Beijing that it will be delivering the Model 3 in China at least a week earlier than expected.
China’s Premier Li Keqiang met with Elon Musk on Jan.9 in Ziguang Hall of Zhongnanhai, China’s central leadership compound, in Beijing, after Tesla broke ground for the $7 billion gigafactory.
“Looking forward to breaking ground on the @Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory today!” tweeted Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla announced that pre-orders for Model 3 are now available in China.
Despite escalating China-U.S. trade tensions, Tesla acquired a land area measuring around 860,000 square meters (214 acres) in Shanghai’s Lingang Area at the price of nearly 900 million yuan ($140 million) on Oct. 17, according to Shanghai Land Market.
Tesla’s arm in China, Tesla (Shanghai) Co. Ltd has increased its registered capital to a total of 4.67 billion RMB (about $680 million) on Sept. 7, according to the information shown by Shanghai Industry and Commerce Administration authority.