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This week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai & more


In this week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai and others, and much more.

We kick things off this week with our exclusive look at Tesla’s Model 3 mule with a 70 kWh battery pack and dual motors, aka Model 3 70D. Elon Musk says Tesla Semi is making progress on an electric semi truck as he reveals Tesla Model 3 top battery pack option details. And Tesla confirms retooling of factory for Model 3 this month.

Volvo says its first all-electric vehicle is coming in 2019. Audi talks e-tron quattro and takes a swipe at Tesla. Volkswagen announces plans to convert existing factories for an electric vehicle platform. Hyundai’s all-electric IONIQ is finally coming to the US. We give you the run down on the BMW i3 33kWh & the car maker’s dilemma. And GM releases an impressive real-world self-driving demo of Cruise’s Bolt EV prototype 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.