Williams was appealing the four-match ban from the Lions series that rules him out of the first Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies.The All Blacks centre was handed the suspension for his second Test send-off against the British & Irish Lions earlier this month.Williams became the first All Black in 50 years to be sent off in a Test when he was red-carded for a shoulder charge on Lions winger Anthony Watson early in the 24-21 loss in Wellington.He missed the drawn third Test with the Lions, and the Blues’ final Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves.Two pre-season Counties-Manukau matches, one against North Harbour and one an inter-squad match, were presented by NZ Rugby to the World Rugby Judicial Committee as completing the four-match ban.But the disciplinary committee ruled the inter-squad match did not meet the grade as a meaningful match.The appeal was heard last night via video conference before a committee chaired by Mr Justice Graeme Mew (Canada) along with Shao- Ing Wang (Singapore) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa).After a two hour hearing the committee reserved their decision, committing to delivering its decision as soon as practicable given the circumstances.
Source: Electric Vehicle News $35,000 Tesla Model 3 Leading To Price Cuts On Chevy Bolt Demand for Tesla Model 3 grows again in the U.S. and delivery times increase.Checking out Tesla’s website recently revealed that Tesla Model 3 deliveries in the U.S. rose quickly from an estimated two-to-four week timeline to six-to-eight weeks. Please plan ahead, because we expect Tesla to increase this even further. As Tesla finally launched its $35,000 Standard Model 3 in the U.S., it escalated demand instantly. However, the automaker really had no way of knowing for sure the level of impact.Related Tesla Model 3 Content: Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on March 11, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Now, after a bit of time has passed, it’s clear that Tesla can’t possibly produce as many cars as it needs to. Keep in mind that this is on top of manufacturing different variants of the car exclusively for Euro and Chinese markets. Unless Tesla reduces its output of Model 3 builds heading to global markets, there’s no way it can satisfy U.S. demand. Clearly, the new base Model 3 offering complicated this situation.Base Tesla Model 3 ($35,000) deliveries see a delay by some four weeks, it still appears at the time of this writing that the Model 3 Standard Plus ($37,000) stays at the two-to-four week delivery estimate. However, it’s becoming abundantly clear that Tesla may and will change anything on a dime.Recent DevelopmentsThe company openly shared its “good” announcements last week. Surprisingly, it included us in a private call and got informational emails out quickly. Last night, weirdly on a Sunday at 2 AM, it published this “news” quietly with no previous heads up and no email announcement. We at InsideEVs honestly think that Tesla needs to grow up a bit and stop this impulsive and unpredictable craziness if it wants mainstream media and the masses to take it seriously.If you still had hopes of reaching higher into the Model 3 product range, (Mid Range, Long Range, and AWD cars) Tesla could deliver those cars in just two weeks.With the latest announcement of a 3 percent price hike for these upper level variants, if you want one, you should get your order completed ASAP. Its clear interest is high for the Standard Model 3. However, at least in the U.S., interest in higher trim levels has diminished, at least to some degree.Do you still have a Tesla Model 3 reservation? Are you planning on buying one soon? We hope Tesla won’t raise prices on the Standard Model 3 anytime soon, or worse, eliminate it. If you have a pre-order in for the cheaper models, we’d suggest you move forward. Tesla Launches Base Model 3: Here’s The Price Four-Digit Number Of Tesla Model 3s Arrive In Europe