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Will Tesla Survive The COVID-19 Pandemic? Can Tesla Survive the Pandemic? With the economy seeing a massive hit from the current pandemic, what does this all mean for Tesla? Can Tesla and the EV market survive this new recession? Telsa has actually made it through a recession before and came out stronger because of it.

Electrify America Offers Kia Select Plan To Reconcile Kia Pricing Issue Electrify America, together with Kia Motors America, has announced the "Kia Select" plan, created to address billing problems that Kia Niro EV owners experience while using the Electrify America network. The plan is identical to the Hyundai Select plan that was introduced last month.

Renault Will Launch A New Electric Crossover In 2021 Renault is reportedly working on an EV to slot above the Zoe, however, it won't be a traditional supermini shape but a crossover instead.

Tesla Is Updating Fremont Factory To Improve Model Y Production In addition, Tesla will make upgrades to its paint shop and body-in-white lines. The paint shop upgrades come as no surprise since CEO Elon Musk has said publicly that it's in need of improvement.

Sweden Set New Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record In March 2020 Sweden's appetite for plug-in electric cars does not cease to amaze us this year, as in March once again new records were set. The total number of new passenger plug-in car registrations increased by 79% year-over-year to 7,794. The market share was near-record at 28%.

Koda Temporarily Withdraws CITIGOe iV From Sales In UK Koda CITIGOe iV was recently withdrawn from the British market because of a high "demand problem," which occasionally affects electric cars. The company sold all 400 units, allocated for the right-hand drive British market, within just two months and was forced to temporarily end sales.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Drive And Review This Chevrolet is a compelling electric car for many reasons. It's peppy, agile, relatively roomy for its small size, and it offers 259 miles of EPA-estimated range, which is excellent for the segment. Many people expected the Bolt to sell much better than it has.

Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Drag Race Yamaha FZ 09 Motorcycle This video features the Tesla Model 3 Performance in a drag race against the very powerful Yamaha FZ 09 motorcycle. Can the electric Tesla beat the gas bike? Let's watch to find out. First things first though. Road racing is illegal and extremely dangerous.

Tesla Model Y: Let's Measure Everything Inside And Out Unless you've seen a car in person, it's hard to get a true idea of its size. This video should help prospective Model Y owners realize its size.

Forecast: COVID-19's Negative Impact On China's Battery Sector In 2020 According to GlobalData, the coronavirus outbreak will significantly impact the Chinese EV battery business, which was the biggest by volume in 2019. A decline of more than half was already seen in January 2020, which temporarily allowed Europe to deploy more battery capacity in xEVs.

Tesla Cybertruck Teaser Reveals Innovative Truck Bed Ladder Frame When Tesla first debuted the Cybertruck, there was an image shown displaying a factory ladder rack that would make the electric pickup truck highly versatile. This image went unnoticed until just recently, but now that we've seen it, the usefulness of Tesla's pickup truck becomes even more clear.

This Tesla Owner Hosted The World's Biggest Online Dance Party This virtual gathering turned into a 10-hour dance party with 100k viewers, from Oprah and Michelle Obama to Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.

Hyundai has 5 reminders for making your EV battery last longer Keeping your electric car battery lasting long is a matter of keeping a few good habits for charging and discharging—and avoiding extremes.

Volkswagen To Produce Flexible Fast Chargers In China Volkswagen Group Components announced, that the flexible, fast chargers with built-in batteries will be launched also in China, in partnership with Shanghai DU-POWER New Energy Technical Co., Ltd. A new 50/50 joint venture is scheduled to start series production for the Chinese market in the second half of 2020.

Tesla Gigafactory 3: Official Video Reveals High Level Of Automation Tesla recently released an official video of the inside of the Tesla Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China, which is a nice change from the weekly updates from the outside. We are not sure when the video was recorded - it might be a few months ago taking into consideration the construction stage.

This Combustion Engine Heater Extends Tesla Range Hast points out another advantage. You would imagine Hast will now try to sell these engine heating kits, right. Well, that is not his goal. He just wanted to share the benefits he had with them. In other words, to spread the good news with InsideEVs help.

Tesla To Cut Pay By 10-30%, Sends Some Employees On Furlough According to Bloomberg, who obtained an internal memo, Tesla will temporarily cut pay and send some of the employees on furlough as the production sites in the U.S. remain basically idle. We already heard about the contractors, and starting from Monday the company will try to save some costs through the reduction of salaries by up to 30%.

Watch This Tesla Model Y And Model 3 Side-By-Side Comparison We check out a YouTube video that compares the Tesla Model 3 sedan to the Model Y hatchback and looks at roof racks, window tint and if a bike will fit.

Watch New Tesla Launch Mode With Cheetah Stance In Action Tesla has updated the launch mode for Raven Performance models so it now lowers the front suspension before launching and it also grants a power boost.

Lockdowns around the world encourage EV consideration Government-enforced lockdowns around the world, due to Covid-19, are having a dramatic positive impact on people's awareness of the benefits to the environment, reports Venson Automotive Solutions.

San Joaquin Sheriff Considers Tesla Protects Lathrop Employees If you work at Lathrop and would like to say something about the situation there, we're still waiting to present the most precise assessment of the situation. Including the official response from Tesla that never comes. What we know for sure is that California had 8,558 cases and 182 deaths due to COVID-19 on April 1.

California Department of State Hospitals Orders a Dozen Electric Vans from Lightning Systems Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, today announced an order from the California Department of State Hospitals for 12 zero-emission, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD models.

Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV priced at £29,995 in the UK Now on sale at UK showrooms, the Sportswagon PHEV is the first time Kia has brought electrified powertrains to the Ceed family. Kia's 7-Year, 100,000 mile warranty is offered as standard, extending cover to the new powertrain's battery pack and motor.

New Small Electric Van and Truck Make Sense A compact, convenient and, most importantly, cost-effective small electric van or truck makes a lot of sense.

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