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Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reportsAmidst nine months of “production hell” for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company’s next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume crossover utility intended to be more affordable than the $ 80,000-and-up Model X. Two sources familiar with Tesla’s supply chains told Reuters those documents set a target of November 2019 for the start of Model Y production.



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Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to SpiegelBattery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model. “Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes a long time to charge them,” Takeshi Uchiyamada was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel. “Such cars do not fit in our program.” Toyota in September established a venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars.



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Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise AnnouncementTesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside.



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This Is the First Production Tesla Model 3

This Is the First Production Tesla Model 3Elon Musk delivered on his promise to get the Model 3 into production this summer. Now, Tesla has a lot more to build.



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Tesla’s first Model 3 is off the production line, and there’s video to prove it

Tesla’s first Model 3 is off the production line, and there’s video to prove itOver the weekend, Tesla proved a number of skeptics wrong when the first Model 3 rolled off the production line as initially promised. In celebration of the occasion, Elon Musk published a few photos of the world's first Model 3, a car that was actually gifted to Musk himself by a Tesla board member. Alongside the new Model 3 photos, a video highlighting the first Model 3 off of the production line also surfaced online over the weekend.

The video was taken at Tesla HQ and provides us with a clear look at Tesla's highly anticipated mass market EV.

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So while we now have a clear look at the final Model 3 design from an exterior perspective, it remains to be seen what the Model 3 interior is going to look like. Nonetheless, a few spy shots of the interior have surfaced online over the past few weeks. As evidenced below, the photos suggest that the final Model 3 design will feature an elegant wood trim interior. Come July, it will be interesting to see if the final steering wheel design is what we see below or if Tesla has a few surprises up its sleeve. Recall that Elon Musk last year said that the Model 3 steering wheel design would feel like a spaceship.

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With Model 3 production already underway, and with the next 30 Model 3 vehicles set to be delivered to early reservation holders later this month, the real test for Tesla will center on its ability to ramp up production to meet swelling demand. If all goes according to plan, deliveries will begin in earnest later this year, with Tesla hoping to ramp up production to 40,000 units sometime in 2018.



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South Korea To Start Mass Production Of Missile Interceptor

South Korea To Start Mass Production Of Missile InterceptorThe missile interceptor, codenamed M-SAM, will reportedly be used as a central element of the South’s Korea Air and Missile Defense System against North Korea.



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2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Spied Inching Closer to Production

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Spied Inching Closer to ProductionWe catch Ford's most powerful Mustang roaming the streets of Dearborn.



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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivanUnlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives it 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and it can drive largely on battery alone despite its size, its seven seats, and its gaping cargo capacity. For several weeks, eager shoppers have asked this site and others whether the Pacifica Hybrid was a “real vehicle” or just a promotional exercise. According to the Detroit Free Press in an article published yesterday, it’s real, it’s going into “full retail” production today, though Chrysler has been building small numbers since December 1.



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Bolivia expands coca production

Bolivia expands coca productionBolivia passed a controversial measure Wednesday to expand production of coca, the raw material for cocaine. Leftist president Evo Morales dismissed warnings that an increase in coca crops would fuel the illegal drug trade. The coca leaf is commonly chewed or drunk like tea, but drug gangs make it into cocaine in a chemical process that brings out its narcotic qualities.



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Production and Productivity Are the Biggest Issues for Tesla in 2017

Production and Productivity Are the Biggest Issues for Tesla in 2017Everything the company need to build the Model 3 is coming together. Now Tesla has to figure out how to sell, deliver, and service them.



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