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This week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3, Model S, & Semi news, next-gen LEAF, world’s largest solar+battery project & more


In this week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3 release candidate and final production news, Model S prototype and next-gen Nissan LEAF sightings, an EV sales crash prediction from Edmunds, the world’s largest solar+battery project, and much more.

We kick things off this week with the best look yet at the new blue Tesla Model 3 release candidate. A Tesla Model S prototype with new sensors is spotted in California. And Elon Musk confirms a Tesla Semi all-electric truck will be unveiled in September.

Nissan LEAF next-gen prototype is spotted as the company heavily discounts the current LEAF with special deals ahead of the new vehicle. GM says it now offers Chevy Bolt EV lease ‘nationwide’ for $329. And Faraday Future, Honda, and VW tease new vehicles as Edmunds predicts an electric car sales crash due to the end of the federal tax credit.

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.