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This week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger expansion, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, solar & EV news, more


In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, the latest solar and EV news, and much more.

We kick things off with details on Tesla’s plans for a Supercharger network expansion next year. The company updates Autopilot to follow speed limits as it confirms it’s limiting performance vehicles after too many launches with ‘launch mode’. And the latest from the analysts claims Model 3 is on track for H2 2017 while Model X production is reportedly ‘inconsistent’.

Musk gets serious about launching a tunnel digging company to reduce traffic. ‘Bolt EV is reportedly being positioned as a not for profit product to help subsidize the company’s gas-guzzling cars. China opens the doors for Tesla and other foreign automakers to produce electric vehicles. And solar power takes the lead in new capacity additions for 2016.

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.