Everything you need to know about EVs this week
You’ll already know most of this if you follow Elon Musk‘s Twitter account
Whether you like it or not electric cars are quickly becoming a common sight on roads all over the world, and are even outselling traditional internal combustion vehicles in some places. So, now that we’ve all accepted electric is the future, here’s all the latest news you might have missed.
Tesla have invented windows that can open all by themselves
There are a lot of good things about owning a Tesla, like the incredible acceleration and advanced technologies such as dog and party modes, but there are also a few problems you have to put up with. Some Model 3 owners are discovering that as well as bumpers and roofs falling off, the windows of their shiny new cars can explode all by themselves.
This is a recurring issue
China has made an electric car that costs under $5,000
Most electric cars are a bit more expensive when compared to their petrol powered equivalent but that isn’t the case with the best selling EV in China. Meet the Wuling Hong Guang Mini, a fully electric car that costs just $4,200. Apparently it took less than a year to design, build and start manufacturing from scratch, I wonder how it took them so long.
And how the country is shifting to EV dominance
Tesla has (almost) achieved a goal on time for once
In more Tesla news, they have very nearly achieved the sales goal that they set themselves for 2020. The target was to sell 500,000 cars by the end of the year and they managed to deliver 499,550, or 99.91% of their goal. Tesla did however build 509,737 cars, but didn't deliver them all before the end of the year.
At this point can we just say Tesla did?
Elon Musk wanted to sell Tesla to Apple
Apple has been rumoured to be working on an electric car for a few years now, but it turns out their EV project could have gotten a head start if they had accepted this offer from Elon. Taking to Twitter Musk revealed he approached Apple CEO Tim Cook about the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla for 1/10 of its current value. Just imagine how the announcement events would go, 'Introducing the all new Model 3. Charger sold separately.'
He approached Apple back when Tesla was worth 1/10 of the current value
James May looks at the 2000hp Lotus Evija
May is no stranger to alternative fuels, owning both a Tesla Model S and a hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai, and now he's been taking a look at the new all electric Lotus Evija.