New Tesla Model 3 buyers report getting VINs for white interior vehicles

It appears that Tesla is about to start customer deliveries of upgraded Model 3 sedans that were ordered with a black and white interior. This was hinted at in posts from Tesla watchers and Model 3 buyers online.  As of writing, posts on X and Facebook, as well as the Tesla Motors Club, from apparent […]

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Tesla Model 3 wait times get pushed back in China

Tesla China’s order page for the Model 3 has been updated, and delivery estimates for the all-electric sedan have been pushed back. The adjusted delivery estimates for the Giga Shanghai-made Model 3 were true for both the vehicle’s Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and Long Range Dual Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD) version.  As could be seen in Tesla China’s order page for the Giga Shanghai-made Model 3, the estimated delivery dates of […]

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Tesla Cybertruck accelerator pedal issue listed as NHTSA recall for unintended acceleration

The Tesla Cybertruck’s acceleration pedal issue, which caused a temporary halt in the customer deliveries of the all-electric pickup truck, has been listed as a recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As per the NHTSA’s official website, the recall was initiated to address risks for unintended acceleration from a trapped accelerator pedal on affected vehicles.  The NHTSA’s Safety Recall Report revealed that a […]

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Rivian lays off workforce for the second time in 2024

Earlier this week, Rivian announced plans to lay off 1% of its workforce. The electric vehicle (EV) car maker explained that the second round of job cuts will reduce costs during a slowdown in EV demand. “This was a difficult decision, but a necessary one to support our goal to be gross margin positive by […]

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Stellantis acquires 49.5% in Argentine solar power producer

Stellantis acquired 49.5% of an Argentine solar power producer to increase its self-sufficiency in its operations.  The legacy automaker invested $100 million in 360 Energy Solar. Stellantis hopes to develop new solar plants, install large-scale solar storage systems, and produce hydrogen energy through the partnership.  In January 2024, Stellantis Pro One announced the expansion of […]

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Elon Musk sheds light on Tesla Cybertruck accelerator issue

Elon Musk has provided some insight on the Tesla Cybertruck’s accelerator issue, which resulted in the all-electric pickup truck’s deliveries being paused. As per Musk, the delivery pause on the vehicle was done with caution in mind.  Resent observations from Tesla customers have indicated that the electric vehicle maker temporarily stopped Cybertruck deliveries due to an issue with the all-electric […]

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Redwood Materials makes strides in sustainable battery production

Redwood Materials achieved notable progress in its efforts to create a closed-loop battery materials supply chain at its Nevada campus. Over the past year, Redwood ramped its hydrometallurgical operations, commissioned a large-scale recycling rotary calciner, and began production of battery anode copper foil. These advancements mark a major step forward in Redwood’s goal of establishing a sustainable source of battery materials for […]

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Tesla Semi Megacharger route still plausible despite Biden admin rejection: report

A recent report has suggested that Tesla may push through with its plan to establish a network of nine Megacharger stations for the Tesla Semi, even if the Biden Administration will not help with its funding. As per a former Tesla VP, the EV maker may pivot to state funding or even use its own resources to […]

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Tesla stockpiled batteries from LG Energy Solution in Q1: report

Tesla’s results for the first quarter of 2024 were not the best. While the company was able to produce over 433,000 vehicles and deliver approximately 387,000 vehicles in Q1 2024, the numbers represented an 8.5% year-over-year decline in deliveries. Despite these numbers, it appears that Tesla had no intention of scaling back its acquisition of […]

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New Tesla Model 3 Performance details observed in order page source code

Tesla has been very silent about the successor to the Model 3 Performance, arguably the electric vehicle maker’s most fun car to drive. But while Tesla’s public communication about the new Model 3 Performance is almost zero, all signs are pointing to the new vehicle being released soon.  Apart from fully-uncovered units of the new […]

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Hyundai to develop materials to enhance EV performance

Hyundai Motor Group plans to develop materials that enhance the performance of electric vehicles. To achieve this goal, it entered into a strategic partnership with Japanese material manufacturer Toray Industries.  Hyundai plans to proactively use new materials in its future mobility products, including its future electric vehicle designs. Hyundai and Toray will work together to […]

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Tesla Giga Mexico not affected by layoffs says Sec. of Economy

The State Secretary of Economy of Nuevo León assured that Tesla’s global staff reduction does not affect Giga Mexico’s construction.  Secretary of Economy Iván Rivas Rodríguez told Milenio that work on Tesla Gia Mexico is still proceeding, and the company’s investment in the municipality of Santa Catarina is still on the table.  “Everything continues as planned, I […]

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Tesla shareholders to vote on $56B pay package for Elon Musk (again)

Tesla shareholders might be asked to vote on Elon Musk’s nearly $56 billion pay package again.  On Monday, Tesla filed paperwork so shareholders could vote to approve Elon Musk’s 2018 pay package again. The filing came with a letter written by Chairperson Robyn Denholm, who wrote that the Tesla Board disagreed with the Delaware Court’s […]

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Tesla opens investor questions for Q1 2024 earnings call

Tesla is approaching arguably one of its most important earnings calls in years. In light of the upcoming event, Tesla has gone live with its Q1 2024 earnings page on investor communication platform Say, where verified TSLA shareholders could submit their questions for the electric vehicle maker. Tesla has included Say questions in its earnings […]

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SpaceX partners with Vast for Starlink partnership for its new space station

Vast and SpaceX have reached an agreement to use Starlink on its future commercial space station. Haven-1, which is planned to launch atop a Falcon 9 no earlier than August 2025, will be outfitted with Starlink terminals to ensure occupants aboard the station will have access to high-speed communications courtesy of the SpaceX Starlink network. […]

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Tesla to announce investment of up to $3bn in India next week

Tesla is going to announce an investment of up to $3 billion next week in India during his planned visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports indicate. Tesla has been working to establish a professional relationship with India for several years, hoping to bring its vehicles to the country on a larger scale. However, Tesla […]

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