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This week’s top stories: TSLA earnings, Tesla Model Y details, Model 3 reservations, more Gigafactories & the latest solar news

In this week’s top stories: TSLA earnings, Tesla Model Y details, Model 3 reservation data, more Gigafactories, and the latest solar and energy news. 

We kick things off this week with the latest Model 3 release candidate and prototype sightings (including a new 4k video) and we also get new data on reservation numbers. Musk confirms Tesla Model Y details, announcing the all-electric crossover is coming in ‘late 2019 or 2020’ on new platform. And Tesla (TSLA) announces its Q1 2017 earnings with record revenue of $2.7 billion as it misses on earnings.

We break down 10 electric vehicle benefits you might not know about…but should. Nissan execs talk next-gen LEAF electric range, predicting~215 to 340 miles over the next 2 years. Tesla plans a new section to Gigafactory 1 in Nevada as well as ‘probably 4’ more Gigafactories coming this year. And the company closes an equity sale of 38,000 residential solar installations from SolarCity.

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.