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Tesla Model 3 2021 refresh offers more range and other improvements

The Long Range Model 3 can now go 353 miles

Tesla’s 2021 Model 3 and Model Y EV configurators are now online, and they show substantial improvement in range for both models, along with some other improvements.

Tesla kills seven-day return policy

Unhappy customers will now be directed to Tesla's service department

Lotus Evija shown in John Player Special livery at Goodwood SpeedWeek

It will compete in the timed Supercar Run this weekend

Fiat Chrysler will invest up to $1.5 billion to build EVs in Windsor

At least one new model on a new EV platform is coming in 2025

The auto union said FCA would invest in a state-of-the-art vehicle platform that will enable the assembly of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, with at least one new model in 2025. The announcement comes less than a month after Unifor said Ford Motor Co would invest C$1.95 billion ($1.46 billion) in its Oakville and Windsor plants.

Renault Mégane eVision sporty EV concept revealed

'A whole new generation of innovation-packed electric vehicles is to come'

Elon Musk cuts Tesla Model S base price to $69,420

It's unclear whether this is just Elon being Elon, or an actual price update

From iPhones to e-axles — how one tech firm is pushing into electric vehicles

Nidec has supply deals with Geely and GAC Motor

In recent years, Nidec's founder Shigenobu Nagamori has turned his attention to autos, and a technology which turns electricity stored in the battery into propulsion power. This technology, called an e-axle or e-drive, is emerging as a new competitive front as the auto industry shifts to electric vehicles. By 2030, Nagamori says he wants a 35% slice of a global e-axle market that is forecast to be worth $20-30 billion a year by then, up from an estimated $2.8-$3 billion now.

NHTSA investigating reports of Chevrolet Bolt EV battery fires

At least three cars sustained similar fire damage

Mercedes-Benz EQC 4x4² is an electric monster truck on portal axles

Is it headed for production? 'You never know,' Mercedes told us

Tesla cuts prices of Model S variant in United States, China

Tesla is eyeballing an aggressive year-end delivery target

The company, which is expected to report third-quarter results on Oct. 21, cut the price to $71,990 from $74,990 in the United States. Tesla said it delivered 139,300 vehicles in the third quarter, an all-time record, yet shares fell as some analysts doubted if Tesla could hit its ambitious year-end target.

EVs and hybrids tripling their market share in Europe

Though there have been subsidies, and SUV sales are up as well

Canadian nickel miners claim carbon-neutral mining for EV battery metal

Project would tap hydropower and store carbon emissions in waste rock

Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to build world's top battery recycler

Redwood Materials will partner with Panasonic and Amazon

Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp , the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon . With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode, Straubel says his ultimate goal is to "make a material impact on sustainability, at an industrial scale."

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