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China orders automakers to inspect electric cars after fires
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18th Jun 2019
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China orders automakers to inspect electric cars after fires

While explosions and fires from Tesla and Nio vehicles have made headlines, China has had a reported 40 fire-related electric car incidents last year. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has ordered manufacturers to inspect batteries, chargers, high voltage harnesses, and the mechanical parts of all electric vehicles currently in stock.
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Derek Fung
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report
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22nd May 2019
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report

Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, has told CNBC his company believes Apple made a bid of US$240 per share for Tesla back in 2013. Through multiple sources Irwin has "complete confidence" Apple made a "serious bid", but he isn't sure if the interest went as far as formal paperwork. According Irwin the talks broke down over Apple's insistence Elon Musk step down from the helm.
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Derek Fung
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Tesla adds factory Model 3 tow hitch option in Europe
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10th May 2019
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Tesla adds factory Model 3 tow hitch option in Europe

Tesla has launched a tow hitch add-on for its Model 3 in Europe, allowing owners to haul 910kg with their all-electric sedans. The feature can't be retrofitted to the car, meaning only new Model 3 owners will be able to get their electric vehicles set to tow by the factory. There are, of course, aftermarket options in the USA already.
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Scott Collie
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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator
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12th Apr 2019
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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range dropped from online configurator

The long-awaited US$35,000 Tesla Model 3 has been pulled from the company's online configurator and sales site, after just six weeks on sale. Dubbed 'Standard Range', the entry-level Model 3 offered 220mi (354km) of range, and a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of 5.6 seconds.
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James Wong
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Checking out the Tesla Model Y - video
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22nd Mar 2019
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Checking out the Tesla Model Y - video

Tesla has finally rounded out its range, last week revealing the Model Y SUV in California. With the promise of a 480km range from the range-topper, looks heavily inspired by the Model 3, and a pared-back interior, it's very much a continuation on the theme laid out by previous Tesla models.
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Scott Collie