Here’s the Top 8 Features of the Upcoming Lucid Air

Here’s the Top 8 Features of the Upcoming Lucid Air

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For many of us, the first time we were introduced to the Lucid Air was when it was featured on tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee’s YouTube channel back in 2017. The concept that we saw then was elegant, luxury, and high tech. After a period of financial struggles, Lucid is finally ready to bring the car to market, with its official unveiling on the 9th of September. During the announcement, Lucid is set to unveil a vehicle that they believe will take on the Model S, in almost all categories, including price. Given that Lucid is a relatively new company, and this is their very first production vehicle, this would be an impressive feat to pull off, but Lucid think they've done it. Here are the top eight most exciting features…
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The UK gets its first dedicated climate budget: What does it mean for the environment?

The UK gets its first dedicated climate budget: What does it mean for the environment?

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UK Budget 2020 Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first UK budget has been laid out. It features a dedicated pot of money reserved for the environment, including investment in certain research options like Nuclear Fusion. Here's how the 2020/2021 budget will impact the environment. First, I'll break down the budget summary statement, before discussing whether the plan devised by the government is truly beneficial for the environment. How does the budget aim to help the environment? Under the 'growing a greener economy section', the budget outlines that the UK has already cut carbon emissions more than any other G7 country. These include Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the UK, and the US. The UK was also the first country within this group to legislate for a target of net zero greenhouse gas…
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Model S & X get a range boost and Tesla Solar Roof coming to Europe and China – Tesla Weekly

Model S & X get a range boost and Tesla Solar Roof coming to Europe and China – Tesla Weekly

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Model S and X See a Much-Anticipated Range Boost A new Long Range Plus Model of the Tesla Model S and X has been added to their respective sales webpages. Elon Musk, CEO of the California based automaker Tesla, said on the company's earnings call a few weeks ago that the Model S and X were capable of more range, they just hadn't certified it with the EPA yet. Seemingly, Tesla has got round to telling the EPA, causing them to update their site with the new Models. During the conference call, Musk suggested that the Model S is close to being able to travel 400 miles on a single charge. Model S already has the longest range out of any commercially available electric car, meaning the updated models extend…
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Sony Releases an All-Electric Concept Car at CES – Tesla Weekly

Sony Releases an All-Electric Concept Car at CES – Tesla Weekly

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It's CES time once again, the annual technology conference which is hosted in Las Vegas. It's a conference which attracts almost 200k people each year, providing the perfect venue for large companies to show off their latest products and concepts. This year, it's Sony's turn to wow the attendees of the conference, appearing to reinvent itself in the automobile sector by introducing their latest concept vehicle, the Vision S. As you undoubtedly already know, Sony is an electronics giant, known for their cameras, TVs, and phones, amongst a variety of other products. The Japanese company is by no means an automaker, making the move to produce a concept car a seemingly unexpected one. In this weekly instalment of Tesla weekly, we'll look at the real purpose of the Vision S,…
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Tesla Forming a New Battery Partnership and Internal OS Updates – Tesla Weekly

Tesla Forming a New Battery Partnership and Internal OS Updates – Tesla Weekly

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A New Battery Partnership? Tesla is already a major player in the battery chemistry market of electric cars. They have some of them best battery chemistry in the industry, allowing them to achieve seemingly unbeatable ranges of almost 400 miles in some of their existing cars. With a 620 or more mile range on the upcoming Tesla Roadster, they aren’t stopping there, wanting to obtain better batteries for cheaper. Since the early stages of Tesla as a company, Panasonic has been their only supplier of batteries, producing all the lithium-ion cells themselves and selling them to Tesla. As Tesla’s business scaled up, and with the spike in Model 3 sales, more batteries were needed, prompting the production of the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. Tesla Gigafactory 1 - Nevada Being the…
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Improvements in Service and Supercharging and Musk plants one million trees – Tesla Weekly

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Service and Supercharging Improvements Within the past few years, Tesla’s Achilles heel has been customer service. During the model 3 production ramp, so many people were purchasing cars that Tesla had to dedicate all of its resources to the vehicle. This left a very small amount of staff dedicated to customer service. Couple that with an enormous increase in car sales and Tesla really couldn’t keep up with the sheer demand. This caused problems with deliveries too, frustrating customers with the lack of contact and late delivery times. Since then, Tesla has become more stable, allowing it to focus on the things that keep their existing customers happy, like service and supercharging. Recently, Bloomberg conducted a survey of 5000 Model 3 owners, concluding that Tesla’s willingness and quality of repair…
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Model 3 Updates and Production Go-ahead in China – Tesla Weekly

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Model 3 Update With the dawn of Q4, Tesla has refreshed their lineup slightly, editing the range of the Model 3. The change comes to the Standard Range Plus Variant, the cheapest version Tesla currently offers in most areas. The Hawthorne based electric car manufacturer raised the range of the Model 3 from 240 miles to 250 miles. Despite the only minor increase, this will still be significant in helping owners to reach that next Supercharger. Furthermore, it may allow some to complete journeys which were otherwise impossible without charging. Alongside this range increase, Tesla has raised the price of the upgraded Model by $500, leaving the Model 3 at a still very affordable price of $39 490 before tax incentives and fuel savings. Relative to the rest of the…
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Can Tesla’s New Solar Model Save the Declining Business?

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A few days ago, Tesla updated the energy segment of their website. Specifically, the solar page has some new options, changing Tesla's solar model. Since Tesla's solar installation business has been declining since the acquisition of solar city, it's in need of revitalisation. Can the new solar model save the declining business? Tesla's Solar Business The graph above shows Tesla's solar deployed since its acquisition of solar city. As you can see, Solar City started at a peak of 200 MW and has now declined to a measly 29 MW. Since 2014, Solar City has been experiencing rapid growth in solar installation capacity. Their trajectory looked great until Tesla acquired them in Q4 2016. In order to understand the drop in Solar Installations, let's go through the history of Solar…
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