Tesla will Showcase Electric Semi-Truck at November 16 Event
Tesla Motors has sent invitations for unveiling of electric semi-truck on November 16. The event was earlier planned in October but the company had to push it to November 16 due to production bottlenecks. The event will be held in Hawthorne, California. Tesla recently informed that the company could start production of electric trucks within two years.
After electric cars, automobile companies are now working on electric trucks as well. Volkswagen announced $1.7 billion investment in development of electric trucks and buses. Cummins recently shared prototype of its electric truck. Last week, Daimler shared electric truck concept vehicle with 220 miles range. Commercial vehicle segment could offer much better margins and sales for automobile majors.
Tesla has been running behind schedule for its mass-market vehicle Model 3. As the company faced production issues, Tesla CEO Elon Musk informed last month that the company could miss some of its targets for Model 3 production.
Tesla stock declined after the company reported larger-than-expected loss during the latest quarterly results. Market analysts and investors have become doubtful about Tesla reaching its production targets for Model 3. The production increase for Model 3 is also impacting other Tesla projects.
New plans related to production of Model 3 have surprised parts makers. The automotive company has planned to launch its Model 3 by 2018, which is two years prior to what earlier was decided.
According to a recent announcement by Volkswagen, the automaker’s Foshan Plant ‘mega-factory’ in China is being expanded in order to increase its capacity to produce electric vehicles (EVs).
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed in a recent announcement that it is investing $100 million in solid-state battery startup QuantumScape, a startup that recently spun out of Stanford.
According to the indications from a recently-leaked image, car manufacturer Vauxhall has confirmed the release date and design of a new electrified version of its popular Corsa hatchback.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has recently made a number of changes to the Model 3 design studio.
Japanese automaker Nissan has announced the launch of a new program under which old battery packs of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will be replaced with ‘refabricated’ battery packs.