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Tesla’s range-flation problem, Waymo reverses on self-driving trucks and Ford tweaks its EV playbook

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Tesla announces first Cybertruck build ahead of Q2 earnings

Tesla over the weekend said its first much anticipated Cybertruck came off the electric vehicle maker’s production line in Texas. The debut of the long-delayed, futuristic-looking pickup truck comes in the lead up to Tesla’s second quarter 2023 earnings call. Tesla CEO Elon Musk first introduced the Cybertruck in 2019, but vehicle production has repeatedly

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Tesla says Model 3, Model Y tax credits likely to be reduced by 2024

Tesla said the $7,500 federal tax credits for its Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles are likely to be reduced after December 31, according to a change on the automaker’s website late Tuesday. “Customers who take delivery of a qualified new Tesla and meet all federal requirements are eligible for a tax credit up

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Kentucky is the first state to mandate Tesla’s charging plug

Kentucky now requires that electric vehicle charging companies include Tesla’s charging plug if they want to secure federal funds from a state program to electrify highways, Reuters reports. The plan went into effect Friday, making Kentucky the first state to officially mandate Tesla’s charging technology. Texas and Washington have also shared plans that would require

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Tesla delivers record EVs amid federal tax credits, price cuts

Tesla has topped Wall Street delivery estimates in the second quarter of 2023 as the automaker’s many price cuts and the Biden administration’s federal electric vehicle tax credits take effect. The Elon Musk-owned EV-maker reported record global production of 479,000 units and record deliveries of 466,140. That’s up 10% from the 422,875 Tesla EVs delivered

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Musk says looking to bring Tesla and Starlink to India after meeting with PM Modi

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says the firm is looking to invest in India and bring the electric carmaker to the country “as soon as humanly possible.” Musk said he had a “very good” conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and is hopeful that they will be able to “announce something in

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Texas says state-funded EV chargers must include Tesla plugs

Texas will require electric vehicle charging companies to include Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) and the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard in order to qualify for a state program to electrify highways through federal funds, Reuters reports. “The decision by Ford, GM, and now Rivian to adopt NACS changed requirements for Phase 1. Each

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Tesla says all new Model 3s now qualify for full $7,500 tax credit

All new Tesla Model 3 vehicles will now qualify for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit, according to a change in Tesla’s website. The EV tax credits were mandated by Congress last August as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, with the goal of ending U.S. reliance on China for batteries. The full $7,500 tax

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Ford EVs will have Tesla DNA and Waymo’s robotaxis are coming to Uber

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Ford to bring Tesla’s charging tech into its future EVs

Ford has reached an agreement with rival Tesla that will give owners of Ford EVs access to more than 12,000 Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada. However, this agreement reaches far beyond providing access to Tesla’s superchargers via an adapter. Ford said its next generations of EVs will be equipped with Tesla’s charge port called

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