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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?
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2nd Jun 2020
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Tesla Model 3 drives into overturned truck, was Autopilot to blame?

A Tesla Model 3 has been filmed driving directly into an overturned truck on a highway in Taiwan, with reports suggesting the driver was possibly relying on the electric carmaker's Autopilot system. Security cameras captured footage of the crash on Taiwan’s National Highway 1, with video clearly showing the car driving directly into the stationary truck despite a brief and last-minute attempt to brake.
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Susannah Guthrie
Tesla files patent for 1 million mile battery component
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2nd May 2020
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Tesla files patent for 1 million mile battery component

Electric vehicle specialist Tesla has filed a patent for a battery component it believes will be crucial in powering an electric car for 1 million miles (1.61 million kilometres) of driving. The patent application extends to a method of producing purer ‘single crystal’ nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.
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Liam Murphy
Tesla Model Y built better than Model 3, says man who pulled one apart
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14th Apr 2020
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Tesla Model Y built better than Model 3, says man who pulled one apart

International automotive manufacturing expert Sandy Munro – previously a vocal critic of Tesla – has praised the latest efforts by the electric-car maker in building its new Model Y compact SUV. The upcoming Model Y is based on the brand’s existing Model 3 sedan platform and shares approximately 75 per cent of its components with its smaller sibling to reduce manufacturing cost.
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Liam Murphy
Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s
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2nd Jan 2020
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Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s

Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new factory in Shanghai, China, less than 12 months after breaking ground on the site. The first 15 examples of the Chinese-built Model 3 were handed over to Tesla employees on December 30, according to The New York Times, with one employee proposing to his girlfriend at the event. The only difference between cars built in Shanghai and those assembled in California is the badge, which is Chinese.
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Scott Collie
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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23rd Sep 2019
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcast
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