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Elon has made some serious waves with his latest round of tweets! Here is my recap of Tesla news for the last week. Enjoy and I’ll see you back here on Thursday!
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// Model 3 Release Date (src: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-final-unveiling-event-will-take-place-july/)
The final “Part 3” unveiling event for Tesla’s highly anticipated Model 3 will take place sometime in July, said Musk during an, always, unexpected tweetstorm unleashed by the sleepless tech entrepreneur. This is the first time we’re getting a definitive month as opposed to the usually approximated timeframe that Musk is known to reference.
// Governor touts EVs at NY Auto Show, makes grand entrance in a Dodge Demon (src: https://www.teslarati.com/governor-cuomo-touts-electric-cars-new-york-auto-show/)
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, made a guest appearance at the New York auto show in Manhattan on Saturday, April 15. New York recently enacted a statewide rebate of up to $2,000 on qualifying electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles. According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 30 models are sold in New York that are eligible for the rebate, which is applied at the point of sale provided the dealer has enrolled in the Drive Clean Rebate program. All 30 models are on display at this year’s show, which runs through April 23.
// Elon Tweets about Tesla Semi-Truck and Pickup Truck (src: https://twitter.com/NoahMagel/status/852580619485929473?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fbrookecrothers%2F2017%2F04%2F16%2Ftesla-on-a-tear-model-3-a-wrap-pickup-planned-model-s-used-value-semi-coming-soon%2F)
Elon Musk – @elonmusk – Apr 13
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
// Man Build Solar Power Rickshar in India (src: https://www.facebook.com/theguardianaustralia/videos/10154977988886323/)
Naveen Rabelli wanted to show the power and potential of clean energy, so he designed and built a solar powered tuk-tuk and drove it 9,000 miles from India to the UK. His journey shows there is a sustainable alternative for the millions of auto rickshaws around the world
//Tesla is threatened by a strike at ‘Advanced Automation’ group ahead of Model 3 production (src: https://electrek.co/2017/04/16/tesla-strike-advanced-automation-model-3-production/)
As we reported earlier this month, Tesla is dropping all other clients of its ‘Tesla Advanced Automation Germany’ newly created from its acquisition of the German engineering group Grohmann Engineering. The move is aimed at having all hands on deck for the start of Model 3 production since the group’s expertise is setting up production lines, but it also led to some tensions with local workers.
// Tesla Stock Quote (src: https://seekingalpha.com/symbol/TSLA)
// Autolist Ranks Tesla #1 for Resale Value (src: https://www.autolist.com/tesla-model+s#section=news&make=Tesla&model=Model+S&buyer_intelligence=true&sort_new_cars_last=true&page=1&radius=any&location=San+Diego%2C+CA&latitude=32.792124&longitude=-117.12077999999997)
The Model S not only sells the fastest overall among the best selling vehicles from the three companies (87 days) but also fastest relative to its respective peer group (5% below).