Tesla launches China-made Model Y Standard. The price starts at 42 500 USD, range 525 km 

Tesla Model Y Standrad Range
Tesla Model Y Standard Range made in China.

Today Tesla announced on its Chinese website the official launch of the Model Y Standard Range and started accepting reservations. The starting price for the Standard Range version is 276 thousand RMB (42 500 USD). The range is 525 km, the top speed 217km/h, and acceleration 0-100km/h is in 5.6 seconds.

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BYD developed the first EV with manual transmission. Demand might surprise

BYD e3
BYD e3 version manual transmission for driving schools

BYD always had a great smell in commercial vehicles. They prove it again with the launch of the electric model e3  dedicated to driving schools. To meet the needs of such a niche market, the new model can simulate the manual transmission of fuel vehicles.

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CATL, a Chinese battery supplier to Tesla, VW, produced more billionaires than Microsoft, Apple and Amazon combined

CATL HQ

According to Forbes, billionaires from China’s inconspicuous EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has outnumbered those from well-established top technology companies. Based on their shares in CATL, a total of 9 executives and early investors are named in the Forbes Billionaire List, each owns over $1 billion.

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Why Chinese media connect Nio with a protest against Tesla? Video shows four new participants.

Tesla Shanghai booth
Staff members at Tesla Shanghai booth minutes before the incident. Source: Reuters.

It took less than 2 minutes to turn Shanghai Auto Show 2021 into a PR nightmare for the US automaker.

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