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This week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3, Autopilot 2.0, Gigafactory battery production, Detroit Electric, next-gen Nissan LEAF, & more


In this week’s top stories: The latest Tesla Model 3 news and a prototype sighting, an Autopilot 2.0 update, Gigafactory battery production plans, and EV news from Detroit Electric and Nissan.

We kick things off this week with a new Autopilot 2.0 update from Tesla that increases speed limits. Tesla Model 3 gets a rare prototype sighting near SpaceX. The company’s new longest range vehicle (100D) is waiting on an EPA approval. And Elon Musk says Gigafactory could deliver 100+ MWh in 100 days.

VW CEO admits Tesla’s success changed the company’s plans for the new electric Phaeton. Detroit Electric gets a $1.8 billion investment from China to recreate Tesla’s strategy. Nissan plans to unveil the next-gen LEAF with 200+ miles of range in September. And we get a look at the first Hyperloop full scale test track 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.