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This week’s top stories: Tesla’s plan for world’s largest charging station, Model 3 production units, VW EV pricing, solar news & more 

In this week’s top stories: Our exclusive look at Tesla’s plans for the largest EV charging station ever, Model 3 production unit, VW all-electric pricing, China’s EV mandate, solar news and more.

This week a number of Tesla Model 3 production units surface including pictures of the very first production unit at the factory, a comparison of a pre-alpha prototype with the production unit, a new gray color, and the first video including a glimpse of the interior. We take an exclusive look at Tesla’s plan to build largest EV charging station in the world. And Tesla Next Gen Roadster makes an appearance in the company’s referral program.

Most automakers (except for Tesla) ask China to slow down its electric car mandate. VW says its Tesla Model 3-fighter will be $7,000 to $8,000 cheaper as it starts building its massive EV charging network. Panasonic starts hiring workers for the production of solar cells for Tesla Solar Roof. And SolarEdge unveils a new home electric car charger integrated with a solar inverter.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.