This week’s top stories: Tesla self-driving hardware w/ ‘Model 3 part 2’, SolarCity + Panasonic, solar news & more


In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s ‘Model 3 part 2’ announcement brings fully self-driving hardware to all its production cars, Tesla/SolarCity announces new Gigafactory-like deals with Panasonic, and we tell you about the largest solar power plant in the world being proposed in Nevada. 

Tesla’s big product unveil this week means every car off its line is now equipped with its full self-driving hardware. We took a look at the new Autopilot hardware suite that includes 8 cameras, 1 radar, ultrasonics and a new supercomputer.

BMW, Audi and others partner to roll out new ‘ultra-fast 350 kW charging stations’ for EVs in Europe.

Tesla announces new deals with Panasonic to manufacture solar panels at the SolarCity Buffalo plant. And it also schedules a special upcoming event for January 4, 2017 at the Gigafactory.

These and the rest of this week’s top EV and solar news below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.