Tesla/SpaceX-Provided Masks & Ventilators … Tesla Model Y Tidbits … VW ID.3 Launch — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:02:39 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week, naturally, included a few pieces related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that’s shutting down half the world. Otherwise, hot topics were the Tesla Model Y (have to wonder how much this vehicle would dominate some portions of the news and public consciousness if not for COVID-19), the Volkswagen ID.3 and overall ID lineup/strategy, and other EV and Tesla news and analyses

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The Automotive Echo Chamber — Isolated From The Real World

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:40:59 +0000

Travelling widens your view of the world. These last few months, in the midst of auto industry conferences and travel, I have suddenly been encountering situations in the auto world that really open my eyes

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Elon Musk: Should Have 1000 Ventilators Next Week, + 250,000 N95 Masks For Hospitals Tomorrow — CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 06:35:48 +0000

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel said on MSNBC on Friday, March 20, that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told him it would probably take 8–10 weeks to get ventilator production started at his factories (he’s working on this at Tesla and SpaceX). I reached out to Musk for clarification on that topic and he replied that, “We have 250k N95 masks. Aiming to start distributing those to hospitals tomorrow night. Should have over 1000 ventilators by next week.”

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Tesla Suspending Production At Fremont & Buffalo Factories, Initiates “Touchless Deliveries”

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:57:02 +0000

Tesla has issued a statement saying it will temporarily close its factories in Fremont and Buffalo due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tesla Isn’t The Only Automaker Open For Business — But Is Shutting Down Fremont Factory On March 23

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:59:00 +0000

Everyone seems to be mad at Tesla for staying open while several other businesses shut down to try to flatten the curve and prevent the coronavirus from spreading like a wildfire of the molecular variety. But did you know that Tesla isn’t the only automaker that’s been open for business

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“We Will Make Ventilators,” Elon Musk Promises — NYC Will Be One Buyer

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:03:16 +0000

“We will make ventilators if there’s a shortage,” Elon Musk said on Twitter last night. From my perspective, this is why we love Elon Musk. He cares about humanity and wants to help. The swift response on Twitter was that there was a shortage. In fact, “THERE IS A SHORTAGE” (in all caps like that) quickly rose to the top of Twitter’s trending topics

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The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:20:42 +0000

Volkswagen ID.3When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”

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Updated x2: Confusion Whether Tesla’s Fremont Factory Can Stay Open During COVID-19 Crisis — Here’s The Story

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:31:43 +0000

Update: Tesla’s Fremont factory in Northern California was seemingly deemed an essential business, allowing it to stay open during the wave of business closures aimed at combatting the spread of coronavirus. But then the county sheriff said it was not. Now the situation is unclear and we’re waiting on a final conclusion

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