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    • Tesla unveils new energy grid storage product

      Tesla unveils new energy grid storage product

      This week Tesla announced its largest battery product. Called Megapack, it's designed to simplify the installation process for large energy-storage projects. According to a statement, each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt hours of energy and convert up to 1.5MW of energy from a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) so homes can use it.

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    • Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla unveils Robotaxi concept

      Tesla’s billionaire CEO, Elon Musk, laid out a vision for a huge fleet of self-driving electric vehicles that owners could share with friends or other riders, with Tesla getting a cut of the proceeds. The Robotaxi concept, as described by GeekWire, relies on the ability to make Tesla cars fully autonomous, to the point that the steering wheels can be removed. The cost to run a Robotaxi would be less than 18 cents per mile, compared with 62 cents per mile for US ownership cost and $2 to $3 per mile for traditional ride-sharing models.

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    • Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, has reportedly agreed to set up a joint-venture company with Toyota to manufacture electric car-batteries and eventually solid-state batteries, too. According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, In the EV battery cell venture Toyota would hold a controlling 51 percent stake, while Panasonic would transition five of its car battery production plants in China and Japan to the new spinoff company. More details deal are expected to be unveiled "as soon as this week" by the Japanese manufacturers.

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    • VW to produce more than 50m electric cars

      VW to produce more than 50m electric cars

      Volkswagen is readying its production facilities to make 50m electric cars over the next several years, the automaker’s CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News in an interview published 12 November. The announcement comes as Volkswagen continues to move past the 2015 Dieselgate emission scandal and follows the UK ban on new diesel vehicles altogether.

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    • Elon Musk resigns as Tesla chairman

      Elon Musk resigns as Tesla chairman

      Elon Musk - the billionaire tech entrepreneur - resigns as chairman of Tesla, his electric carmaking company, and will pay a $20m fine to settle charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The settlement, which Elon reportedly agreed to “without admitting or denying the allegations of the complaint,” allows him to remain CEO of the company, but keeps him from being re-elected as chairman for another three years. He will have to relinquish his role as chairman in 45 days of the resolution.

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    • Mercedes-Benz unveils its first EQ electric model

      Mercedes-Benz unveils its first EQ electric model

      Mercedes-Benz unveils today its much-anticipated electric SUV, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the market for premium battery cars. The launch event for the Mercedes EQC, created by Mercedes-Benz‘s electric sub-brand EQ, is set to take place in Stockholm - as known as the European capital with, probably, the greatest startup scene and green credentials. It will be the centrepiece of a three-day event that features DJ sets and yoga with a YouTube star - almost literally bending over backwards to telegraph 21st-century kudos.

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    • Tesla starts hiring for its Shanghai plant

      Tesla starts hiring for its Shanghai plant

      Tesla has started hiring for its $2bn gigafactory in Shanghai, job postings on its website show. According to the information on the the automaker’s website, the company is currently looking to fill 14 roles including architectural designer and senior finance manager. Most of the positions, however, are senior in level and require the very least six years of experience, as seen in the job descriptions.

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