• Elon Musk says a Tesla with 400 miles of range is coming soon

    14 days ago - By Chron

    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
    Tesla is expecting to introduce a vehicle that can achieve 400 miles of battery range soon.
    "It won't be long," CEO Elon Musk said during the electric-car company's shareholders' meeting on Tuesday.
    Musk remarked on producing a longer-range vehicle as he boasted about the success of the Model 3, which itself can travel up to 310 miles on a full charge. He did not say whether one of Tesla's current vehicles or an as-yet-unannounced car will reach that 400-mile number.
    The longest-range Model S can achieve 370 miles on a full charge, and the forthcoming...
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  • Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries

    Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries

    14 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup and scale production, CEO Elon Musk said during the company's annual shareholder meeting.
    The comments came after Musk talked about plans for an electric pickup truck and an aim to begin production of its all-electric Class 8 semi truck by the end of 2020. He said those plans were dependent on Tesla's ability to manufacture a lot of lithium-ion battery cells.
    “There's not much point in adding product complexity if we don't have enough batteries,” he said. “That...
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