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Tesla is working on a carbon-neutral nickel supply deal with Giga Metals, report says

Tesla is reportedly in talks to secure a nickel supply for batteries produced in a carbon-neutral way from a Canadian mining company called Giga Metals. During Tesla’s last earnings call in July, CEO Elon Musk pleaded with mining companies to increase their nickel production: Well, I’d just like to re-emphasize, any mining companies out there, please mine more nickel. Okay. Wherever you are…
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Tesla bug allows other electric cars to charge for free at new Superchargers

Non-Tesla electric car owners were surprised to find out that they can charge, technically for free, at new V3 Superchargers in Europe, where Tesla now uses the common CCS standard. It appears to be a bug and not a feature, though. With the launch of the Model 3 and its Supercharger V3 in Europe, Tesla switched its main charging standard to CCS. While most other electric cars on the road use the…
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Quick Charge Podcast: September 12, 2020

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on…
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Tesla to update Model 3 center console, steering wheel, add heat pump and more, rumor says

Tesla is rumored to introduce several changes to the Model 3, including a new center console, steering wheel, adding a heat pump, and more, according to a known leaker in China. While Tesla’s Model Y is based on the same platform as Model 3, it is in many ways a better electric vehicle than Model 3. The automaker implemented several improvements to the electric SUV based on what it learned…
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