In another week full of Tesla news, we also have a rare bit of hydrogen news - along with other EV company news, too:

  • Monday 29th April: Green Car Reports explore the Musk-SEC (second) settlement, this time banning him from tweeting about the company’s finances or sales without pre-approval. Of course, that is essentially what the first settlement banned him from doing, too…

  • Monday 29th April: EV Sales look at Europe’s March data, in what they call a “Tesla Model 3 Tsunami”. 60,000 registrations marked a 38% growth compared to March 2018, of which over a quarter (15,771) were from Tesla Model 3! The previously best selling car (The Renault Zoe) had 4,361 deliveries - showing the scale of the Model 3’s sales in Europe.

  • Monday 29th April: The interior of the new BMW i4 all-electric sedan has been seen for the first time, as Autoblog cover. This is a much more ‘normal’ looking car, both inside and out, compared to the BMW i3.

  • Wednesday 1st May: The Audi e-tron, a Tesla-rival (or so they hope!), is already seeing buyer discounts - even before properly being launched/sold, as Green Car Reports examine.

  • Wednesday 1st May: Tesla have unveiled a super low range (93 mile/150 km) Model 3 in Canada to quality for the $5,000 CAD EV discount which is capped at EVs costing less than $45,000 CAD, from Autoblog.

  • Wednesday 1st May: The Kia Niro EV will cost $1,500 more than the Hyundai Kona EV, but still cost less than the Chevy Bolt, reports Autoblog.

  • Wednesday 1st May: Techcrunch report that Tesla is being sued by the family of an Apple engineer who claim that his fatal road traffic accident is caused by the car’s autopilot functionality. This relates to last year’s accident where a Model X crashed into a concrete highway divider.

  • Thursday 2nd May: Hydrogen Fuel News brings us some hydrogen news: that South Korea’s state-run gas company is planning to invest $4 billion in hydrogen-producing facilities over the next decade, to help support the expected increase in FCEV demand which might reach 6.2 million by 2040, up from just 2,000 in 2018!

  • Thursday 2nd May: Tesla have announced a $1.5-2 billion cash raising scheme (via convertible note and share sales) to help raise necessary funds after an expensive (i.e. cash-depleting!) first quarter, reports Bloomberg.

  • Thursday 2nd May: The Hyundai Ioniq is receiving an upgrade to its range and battery capacity in Europe, which will presumably mean the American Ioniq will also receive the same - as Autoblog explore.

  • Thursday 2nd May: The Tesla blog announces yet more over-the-air enhancements to autopilot, including lane departure avoidance and emergency lane departure avoidance. The former is a more gentle warning than the first, but both should mean that tired, possibly unengaged drivers, will keep to their lane and be prompted to be engaged as soon as possible.

  • Thursday 2nd May: Great news for UK Tesla fans: the right-hand-drive Model 3 is now available to order, as Next Green Car mention. The starting price is £38,900 for the Standard Range Plus model with 258 miles (415 km) of range - going up to £56,900 for the Performance model with 329 miles (530 km) of range.

  • Friday 3rd May: Canada’s National Observer reports that European officials are exploring whether 3 car manufacturers (BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen) illegally worked together - colluded - to try and stop the introduction of greener, more sustainably-fuelled cars.

  • Saturday 4th May: Norway, Europe’s leader for EVs, are rolling out new superfast charging points going from 350 kW for cars to 1.2 MW for trucks/buses, as covered by InsideEVs.