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This week’s top stories: Tesla Model 3, Autopilot 2.0, Bolt EV inventory, next-gen Nissan Leaf & BMW i3, solar & more

In this week’s top stories: The latest Model 3 sightings and production news, Autopilot 2.0 improvements, Bolt EV inventory woes, next-gen Leaf and BMW i3 reports, solar news, and much more.

This week we get a rare look at the interior of Model 3 including the backseat as the company’s  VP of Engineering shows off electric power seats on a production unit. Musk all but kills the possibility of a solar roof option for the upcoming vehicle. And Tesla pushes a new Autopilot 2.0 update with a truly ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm.

GM temporarily shuts down its Chevy Bolt EV factory as inventory piles up. The Nissan next-gen Leaf reportedly has an ‘e-Pedal’ feature for one-pedal driving with regenerative braking. Rumor has it BMW’s next-gen i3 will feature close to 200 miles range. And Apple is reportedly working on electric car batteries with China’s biggest battery maker.

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.