Tesla has a myriad of pressing problems: Above all, the Model 3, intended to take over the mass market. Instead of the 1,500 vehicles it expected to build, Tesla was able to make only 260 last quarter. Experts say some of them were badly assembled.
A Tesla Model 3 has a worse life-cycle carbon footprint than a similar-sized Mercedes diesel car, the renowned German think tank has found. It warns that electric vehicles are "no panacea" against climate change.
A cheaper Tesla Model 3 is likely to be an even bigger hit. But will the company's planned store closures hamper demand in a sector where customers always try before they buy?
Electric cars have outsold traditionally-fuelled vehicles for the first time in Norway. The nation, whose capital has been named European Green Capital 2019, wants all new vehicles sold to be electric by 2025.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has opened a new chapter in his book of visions as he unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that aims to throw Tesla into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan.
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