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This week’s top stories: First look at Tesla’s Glass Roof & Autopilot, ‘Gigafactory 2’, automakers lobby Trump, solar news, & more


In this week’s top stories: A first look at Tesla Model S’ Model 3-like Glass Roof and Autopilot in the wild, plans for ‘Gigafactory 2’ emerge, automakers lobby Trump, the latest solar news, and much more.

We kick things off with Tesla’s plans to choose an EU location for its new ‘Gigafactory 2’ next year. We get our first look at the new Model 3-like Glass Roof option available now for the Model S. Tesla’s new Autopilot hardware is spotted in the wild. And we take a look at the implications of Tesla making more money last quarter than the entire US oil industry made in 2015.

Automakers lobby Trump to weaken fuel consumption reduction requirements, Zero Motorcycles unveils its 2017 electric bike lineup, and Nissan offers details on its 2017 LEAF. We also get an updated drone flyover of progress at the Tesla Gigafactory in this week’s top video.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Avatar for Jordan Kahn Jordan Kahn

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