Tesla Cybertruck steel supplier’s Sinton, TX plant to start initial operations next month

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), Tesla’s steel supplier for the Cybertruck’s exoskeleton, is expected to start initial operations in its Sinton, Texas facility next month. The update was shared to local media by Dennis Black, the General Manager of SDI’s ...

Tesla, NHTSA in discussions regarding HVAC issues

Recent complaints regarding Tesla’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to discuss the feature with the automaker. Yesterday, Transport Canada launched an assessment into the issues after sixteen complaints. ...

EV owner driving Tesla’s shortest-range car shares experience during I-95 traffic catastrophe

Dan Kanninen, an electric vehicle driver and former White House liaison at the Environmental Protection Agency, recently shared his personal experience during the I-95 traffic catastrophe, which resulted in about 48 miles of the interstate being closed due to ...

SpaceX drone ship leaves port for Starlink mission during a Falcon 9 launch

In preparation for SpaceX’s next launch, drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas (ASOG) was spotted departing Port Canaveral in the middle of the company’s second Falcon 9 launch and landing this month. Rideshare mission Transporter-3 lifted off at 10:25 ...

Tesla Model Y structural battery pack referenced in updated Owner’s Manual

Following an update, the Tesla Model Y Owner’s Manual now features a direct reference to the vehicle’s structural battery pack. As indicated in the document’s new version, Model Ys that are equipped with structural batteries have a slightly different jacking ...

Tesla launches Dogecoin payments for Cyberquad for kids, Giga Texas Belt Buckle & Cyberwhistle

Tesla officially rolled out Dogecoin payments for a few items in its online shop. Most of the items accepting Dogecoins in the Tesla shop are in the Lifestyle section. Tesla opened Dogecoin payments for the Giga Texas Belt Buckle, Cyberwhistle, and ...

Tesla Model Y tops China’s premium SUV segment in 2021 with nearly 170k units sold

The Tesla Model Y topped China’s premium SUV segment in 2021 with approximately 169,853 units sold from January to December last year, reported the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). Tesla sold 40,500 Model Y units in December 2021, earning second ...

Tesla Cybertruck production to start Q1 2023: Report

Tesla Cybertruck production will start on the first quarter of 2023, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.  The source claimed that Tesla is changing features and functions on the Cybertruck to make it more compelling as other all-electric pickups, ...

Tesla Model 3, Y HVAC systems under ‘Issue Assessment Investigation’ in Canada

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Canada are currently under an “Issue Assessment Investigation” by Transport Canada for a potential issue with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) during operation in cold weather climates. Transport ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster completes tenth launch and landing in a year and a half

Falcon 9 booster B1058 has successfully completed SpaceX’s Transporter-3 mission, acing its tenth orbital-class launch and landing in record time in the process. The rocket lifted off as planned from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) ...

Tesla’s ‘challenges’ with India gov’t halt potential rescue of $27B manufacturing initiative

In 2014 when Narendra Modi officially became Prime Minister of India, his first message to people around the world was that, under his leadership, Indian manufacturing operations would become one of the world’s most robust. In September of the same ...

Rivian’s Georgia plant site plan details: 144 chargers, Adventure Trail, and more

It appears that Rivian has some big plans for its upcoming Georgia plant. As hinted at in a recently shared site plan and map of the project, Rivian’s Georgia site would be an expansive facility that would comprise several ...

Tesla custom V11 UI concept shows how to address one of drivers’ biggest complaints

When Tesla’s Software V11 was released, numerous electric vehicle owners were quick to note that while the new features that came with the update were great, the system’s new interface left much to be desired. Eventually, even CEO Elon ...

SpaceX stress-tests Starship-catching arms with giant water balloons

SpaceX has begun testing Starbase’s rocket-catching arms with ballast to simulate the weight of Starship and Super Heavy. SpaceX started the process of proof testing those arms about a week ago, beginning with some basic calibration work. Together, the three ...

CA’s solar tax supporters are trying to run a “wealthy vs disadvantaged” narrative: It doesn’t have to be

A look at the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) ‘s 204-page proposal for its proposed new net metering rules (NEM 3.0), as well as the comments of the initiative’s supporters, shows something interesting. Supporters of NEM 3.0 are arguing ...

The Boring Company shares sneak peek of Prufrock-1 constructing the Vegas Loop Resorts World exit

The Boring Company (TBC) provided a sneak peek into the Vegas Loop project after the LVCC Loop’s outstanding performance during CES 2022. The tunneling company showed Prufrock-1’s progress with the Resorts World exit. The tunneling startup shared a photo revealing ...

Tesla (TSLA) Q4 and FY 2021 earnings call set for Jan 26, Musk expected to share product roadmap update

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) will hold its Q4 and Full Year 2021 earnings call on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. As usual, Tesla will send out a brief advisory before the call with a link to a Q4 and Full Year 2021 update. The ...

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving regulation process to be further examined by California DMV

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is further examining the regulation process of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta program to determine whether it could be held under the DMV’s autonomous vehicle regulations. The regulations apply to other automakers that are ...

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo sets Guinness altitude change record at Pikes Peak

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo recently set a rather unique Guinness World Record. Over the course of 33 hours and 48 minutes, a team of drivers led by TV producer J.F. Musial took the all-electric vehicle from 1,774.4 feet below ...

Redwood CEO JB Straubel talks battery supply crisis, dubs tenure at Tesla as “amazing adventure”

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Redwood CEO JB Straubel talks battery recycling, dubs tenure at Tesla as “amazing adventure”

During a recent interview with CNN anchor Julia Chatterley, Tesla co-founder and Redwood Materials CEO JB Straubel shared his thoughts about what he estimates is an upcoming electric vehicle battery supply crisis, his thoughts on the adoption of recycled ...

SpaceX set to conduct world’s first and second orbital launches of 2022

After a minor issue forced startup Virgin Orbit to delay an upcoming mission by 24 hours, SpaceX is now on track to conduct both the first and second orbital launches of 2022. Earlier this week, Virgin Orbit was on track ...

Tesla launches efforts to stop CA’s solar tax, which Musk dubs as “anti-environment”

With the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) potentially taking a vote on its proposed new net metering rules as early as January 27, American electric vehicle and energy company Tesla is launching a dedicated effort to stop the initiative. ...

The Boring Co’s LVCC Loop rated as ‘outstanding,’ transported 15k-17k daily passengers during CES 2022

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop transported 15,000 to 17,000 passengers around the Convention Center’s campus daily, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) informed Teslarati.  LVCVA CEO Steve Hill announced the LVCC Loop’s stats during CES 2022 at a ...

Tesla stocks up on Model 3 Aero & Model Y Gemini wheel covers

Tesla has rolled out some updates to its official online shop, with the company recently posting listings for spare Aero and Gemini wheel covers for the Model 3 and Model Y, respectively. Tesla’s Aero Wheel covers in the online shop ...

SpaceX working on several Starship, Super Heavy upgrades and design changes

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Tesla Model S Plaid accidentally starts drag race in reverse, wins anyway

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Rivian ends 2021 with 1,015 vehicles produced, COO retires from company

In a recent press release, Rivian announced that it had officially produced a total of 1,015 vehicles by the end of 2021, 920 of which were delivered before the end of the year. The update comes as news emerged ...

Tesla Model X Plaid with seven seats and native CCS2 port unveiled in Taiwan

It appears that the Tesla Model X Plaid’s seven-seat configuration is far from dead. Despite the vehicle’s configurator in the United States only offering a six-seat option for the vehicle recently, a seven-seat Model X Plaid was recently unveiled in ...

SpaceX “intends” to start launching next-generation Starlink satellites in March

In a new Q&A with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), SpaceX says it still “plans” and “intends” to begin launching the next generation of Starlink satellites as early as March 2022. In August 2021, SpaceX filed an application modification ...

Tesla posts record numbers in China by selling 70,602 vehicles locally in Dec 2021

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The Boring Company posts stats from CES 2022

The Boring Company (TBC) released a few stats on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop’s performance during CES 2022. In preparation for the event, The Boring Company increased the LVCC Loop’s Tesla fleet. Approximately 70 Tesla vehicles—the maximum ...

Tesla Giga Berlin permitted to produce 2,000 more Model Y test vehicles while final approval is still pending

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Rivian files electric bicycle trademark after releasing tailgate storage patent with bike rack illustrations

Rivian filed to trademark electric bicycles or e-bikes with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It hints at Rivian’s plans to produce e-bikes and bicycle accessories. According to the USPTO filing, Rivian trademarked electric bicycle components, such as battery packs, motor ...

Tesla and Talon Metals agree to terms for U.S. nickel supply

Tesla has agreed to a nickel supply deal with Talon Metals, a Minnesota-based company. It is the first United States supply of nickel for the electric automaker. Little-known Talon Metals is traded in the OTC Markets Group and holds ...

Tesla to lose Vice President of People Valerie Capers Workman

Tesla’s Human Resources Department will take a hit next week when Valerie Capers Workman, the company’s Vice President of People, will resign to take on a new role at another company. Workman has been at Tesla since February 2019, ...

Ford hires VW alum Sander to overtake its European EV expansion plan

Ford of Europe has announced that Martin Sander has been appointed to General Manager of Passenger Vehicles and Chair of the Management Board of Ford-Werke GmbH. Sander will take his post on June 1, 2022. “Ford is taking another ...

Tesla battery supplier LG Energy Solution is looking to raise $11 billion for its IPO

South Korea-owned LG Energy Solution, which currently stands as the world’s second-largest electric vehicle battery maker after China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), is looking to raise $11 billion as part of its efforts to play a larger role in ...

Tesla Model Y avoids getting T-boned by showing its “Moose Test” prowess

There are times on the road when it pays to have a vehicle with enough power and torque to evade a potentially serious and life-threatening accident. For a Tesla owner in China, this definitely was the case as the ...

The Tesla Model 3 was a force to be reckoned with in Germany’s Dec 2021 vehicle sales

Vehicle registration data from December 2021 has revealed that Tesla is quite a force to be reckoned with in Germany, with the Model 3 performing particularly well in the country’s general auto market. This is especially impressive considering the ...

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