Tesla Model S and Model X lose 75 kWh base battery

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Yesterday, we learned in an extremely official press release that Tesla's flagship sedan, Model S, and its Model X SUV, will soon be out of stock with the 75 kWh battery, which offers the smallest battery life. one of the cheapest vehicles, but also its lowest cost by far. .

I'm joking about the press release. The news was a tweet from Elon, of course:

As of Monday, Tesla will no longer take orders for the 75 kWh version of the S & X model. If you like this version, please order it by Sunday night at https://t.co/46TXqRJ3C1.

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2019

The 75 kWh Tesla Model S costs $ 66,750 versus $ 84,750 for the next upgrade, called 100D. The 75 kWh X model will cost you $ 72,950 versus $ 87,950 for the 100D. Details on the move are rare at the moment, but it seems that the Musk announcement represents base price increases of $ 18,000 and $ 15,000 for S and X respectively, although we do not know if another battery option might be under the 100D.

<p class = "canvas-atom web-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "A number of news sites, including CNET RoadshowThis would imply that the move could be a way for Tesla to help reduce any possible overlap of its range, particularly between the bottom of the Model S range and the top of the Model 3 range, the "Performance" model at $ 53,950 . It is important to mention that ELECTrek think the 75 kWh option could mean that a new pack based on the 2170 Tesla cells compared to the 18650 currently in S might well be on the horizon. But in the summer of 2017, Musk said on Twitter data-reactid = "24"> A number of news sites, including the CNET Roadshow, imply that this change could be a way for Tesla to help reduce costs. any possible overlap in its range, particularly between the bottom of the Model S range and the top of the Model 3 range, the "Performance" model at $ 53,950. It should be noted that Electrek thinks that the choice of the 75 kWh option could mean that a new pack based on the 2170 Tesla cells compared to the 18650 currently in the S might well be at the same time. ;horizon. But in the summer of 2017, Musk said on Twitter that there was no intention to put 2170 in the S and X, so who knows.

We contacted Tesla to find out more.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "We heard some murmurs about a kind of VW-Ford Partnership for some time now, with Bloomberg mentioning possible collaboration in the field of commercial vehicles in June, then in October We heard rumors about a partnership between VW and Ford for a kind of partnership between VW and Ford. Data-reactid = "27"> Some time ago, Bloomberg mentioned a possible collaboration in the commercial vehicle sector in June, then in October, in which there was talk of a more general alliance between the two manufacturers, which could help them share product development costs, particularly those associated with autonomous vehicles.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "German newspaper Handelsblatt wrote in November that in addition to sharing the development costs of autonomous vehicles, VW could potentially share its Electric car platform MEB Data-reactid = "28"> The German newspaper Handelsblatt then wrote in November that, in addition to sharing the costs of developing autonomous vehicles, VW could potentially share its MEB electric car platform with Ford in exchange for its expertise. in the field of internal combustion engines and light trucks.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In the history of October of Bloomberg, the information site quotes Blue Oval CEO Jim Hacket said, "We will talk about these strategic partnerships in the near future." It may be that the near future will end up being Tuesday, with Reuters writing yesterday: "data-reactid =" 29 "> In the October Bloomberg article, Jim Hacket, CEO of The Blue Oval, said," We will talk about these strategic partnerships in a near future. "It may be that the near future will end on Tuesday, and Reuters writes yesterday:

Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Ford Motor Co (FN) will unveil a deeper alliance last week that goes beyond cooperation in commercial vehicles, in order to save billions of dollars from automakers at the time. development of new technologies. plan says Wednesday.

"A global alliance should be announced," said one person, adding that the deal would be unveiled next Tuesday at the Detroit Auto Show. The companies have previously stated that no alliance would involve a merger or an equity investment.

We do not know exactly what this "alliance" would imply, but Reuters sources imply that this would include "the pooling of resources in VW's autonomous technology and investment in this Ford business, as well as the Licensing by Ford to the Volkswagen MEB electric vehicle platform ". like what Handelsblatt mentioned before.

We will see what happens on Tuesday.

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Just this week, writes about Aston Martin's Brexit contingency plans, which Reuters said the company "had no choice but to allow" in December, fearing that Britain would leave the European Union without a trade deal. These plans include storage of cars built in Germany to avoid potential tariffs, as well as the shipment of cars by air and not by sea due to customs issues. "Data-reactid =" 35 "> This week we discussed Aston Martin's emergency plans regarding Brexit, Reuters said the company" had no other choice than to authorize "in December, fearing that Britain will leave the EU without a trade deal.These projects include storing cars built in Germany in order to avoid potential tariffs, as well as than to ship cars by air, by sea due to customs problems.

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The American manufacturer Rolls-Royce called on the British government to avoid a messy Brexit and declared that it constituted a reserve, increased the capacity of its warehouses and trained its suppliers to customs transfers, in case Britain would allow the EU without agreement.

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"We are highly dependent on an adequate and operational freight chain and this entire company relies on just-in-time deliveries," Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes told reporters.

"We urge the government to avoid any Brexit race," he said.

Oetvoes then said that the construction of Rolls Royces outside of Great Britain was not going to be done, so they will have to solve this problem one way or another.

This is precisely what the British automotive industry needs, already reduced to almost nothing.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "VW gets a new head of development technical, with Reuters reporting that Alexander Hitzinger, who was working for Apple's Project Titan electric car project, should assume this new role immediately. The news site details some of Hitzinger's new roles, and writes: "data-reactid =" 44 "> VW has a new technical development officer.Rewsters reported that Alexander Hitzinger, who was working for the Apple's "Project Titan" electric car project The information website describes in detail some of Hitzinger's new roles, writes:

Alexander Hitzinger, 47, will also be responsible for the VW group's efforts to develop autonomous vehicles and will propose "Mobility as a Service" (MaaS), an initiative aimed at keeping drivers driving cars, even if they do not have them.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It should be noted that Hitzinger worked in the Volkswagen Group before, from the Red Bull Formula One racing team in 2011 to be the technical director of the Porsche LMP1 program. "data-reactid =" 47 "> It should be noted that Hitzinger had previously worked for the Volkswagen Group and was a member of the Red Bull Formula One racing team in 2011 to take the position of technical director of Porsche's LMP1 program. .

Someone who can develop complex racing cars and who has experience in one of the most technologically advanced software companies in the world – seems to be a decent candidate for a manager automotive development.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Toyota has just announced in a Press release Another phase of the recall of the Takata airbags, involving in the United States 1.3 million vehicles equipped with inflatable passenger inflators with ammonium nitrate booster not desiccated, which can degrade and cause an explosion of the inflator, which can cause shrapnel on the occupant of the vehicle. "data-reactid =" 50 "> Toyota announced in a press release a new recall phase of its Takata airbags, this time involving 1.3 million US vehicles equipped with front passenger air bag inflators an undried ammonium nitrate propellant, which can degrade and cause the blower to explode violently, possibly sending shrapnel into the occupant of the vehicle.

The affected vehicles in the United States include:

Certain 2010-2016 4Runner 2010-2013 model year, Corolla, model year matrix 2010-2013, 2011-2014 model year Siena, 2010-2015 model year Scion XB, model year Lexus ES 350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX 460, Model Year 2010-2015 Lexus IS 250C, Model Year 2010-2015 Lexus IS 350C, Model Year 2010-2013 Lexus IS 250, Model Year 2010-2013 Lexus IS 350 and Model Year 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F vehicles.

If you have these vehicles, have them repaired please.

Reverse: Toyota and Mazda factories head to Alabama

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Reuters reported at the time: "data-reactid =" 57 "> Reuters reported at the time:

Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. announced Wednesday the construction of a $ 1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama, which will employ up to 4,000 workers …

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The plant will produce 300,000 vehicles a year and is expected to open on a 2,500-acre old cotton field in 2021, about 14 miles from the Toyota Motor Plant in Huntsville.

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Would you like Tesla to keep a less expensive S model as an alternative to Model 3? Or do you think it makes sense that the S is significantly more expensive as a way to differentiate itself?

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