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This week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3 details & video, Chevy Bolt EV, hybrid Ford F-150, BMW’s EV plans, Gigafactory 1 & more


In this week’s top stories: New Tesla Model 3 details and the first release candidate video, Chevy Bolt EV, a hybrid Ford F-150, BMW’s electric vehicle plans, Gigafactory 1 aerial shots and much more.

We kick things off this week with the latest Model 3 news including self-driving and Autopilot details as we get word from Elon Musk that the wheelbase allows for a battery pack up to 75 kWh. We also get a look at the release candidate Model 3 as Musk shares the first video. And we get confirmation that Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update is coming March 28-29.

Chevy Bolt EV is already being discounted by $5,000+ as deliveries stall. BMW explains its electric vehicle plans in more detail. A plug-in hybrid Ford F-150 and all-electric commercial trucks are coming as Ford approves new eQVMs. And new aerial pictures show the latest progress at Tesla Gigafactory 1.

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.