Electric Cars

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s plan for a factory Texas, our article on the Tesla superfan problem, Elon Musk’s California fight update, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher
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General Motors is following an orderly people-first process to re-opening its factories. The company is working with its union and local health officials. Earlier this week, GM told employees “significant planning is underway to safely restart production” of vehicles. The company issued this official statement: Based on conversations and collaboration with unions and government officials,
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Audi is preparing for its first purely digital worldwide market launch for the new A3 family. One of the powertrain options will be an e-tron plug-in hybrid. The German manufacturer already offered a plug-in hybrid version – Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, originally introduced in 2014 and then withdrawn in 2018. With the next-generation A3 Sportback
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Tesla has patented a new battery cell with a tabless electrode that Elon Musk hypes as “way more important than it sounds.” In the new patent application published today, Tesla explains constraints with current battery cells: “Current cells use a jelly-roll design in which the cathode, anode, and separators are rolled together and have a
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