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This week’s top stories: Model 3, Model S hypermiling, Nissan, Chevy Bolt, Smart car, Volvo, Tesla Solar Roof & more

In this week’s top stories: Model 3 exterior and interior photos, a new Model S hypermiling record, EV news from Nissan, Chevy Bolt, Smart car, and Volvo, and more details on Tesla Solar Roof.

This week we get a look at Model 3’s “pretty much final” design with the latest batch of high-quality exterior and interior photos. Tesla starts Model 3 battery cell production at Gigafactory 1. And Tesla’s head of software Chris Lattner leaves the company as it also loses 3 more computer vision experts from the Autopilot team.

Nissan previews ‘ProPilot’ in the next-gen Leaf. Chevy Bolt EV earns top safety ratings from IIHS. Volvo announces upcoming new ’world beating’ performance electric vehicles under its Polestar brand. A new all-electric aircraft with a range up to 600 miles is unveiled at the Paris Air Show. And Tesla is actively in talks with companies to open up its Supercharger network to other EVs as a new Tesla to J1772 adapter surfaces.

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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.