GM-SAIC launches Tesla FSD competitor in China

A joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Chinese automaker SAIC recently launched a Tesla FSD (Full Self-Driving) competitor in China.  On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the GM-SAIC joint venture debuted its advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) called Navigation on Pilot (NOP). The driver assistance system was developed locally in Shanghai by Pan-Asia Automotive Technology Center. […]

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Trump running mate wanted to repurpose $7,500 EV credit for gas cars

Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump for President in the 2024 election over the weekend, and now, some Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts are pointing to anti-EV legislation proposed last year by Trump’s newly selected Vice Presidential candidate. On Monday, Trump announced that his running mate would be Senator JD Vance (R-OH), following Musk’s endorsement […]

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Tesla diner and Supercharger nears installation of second screen

Tesla’s unique Los Angeles Supercharger, diner, and drive-in movie theater site seems to be getting close to installing the second screen, as crews have started working on one of the power lines holding back its construction. As highlighted in a video shared by the 247Tesla YouTube account on Sunday, the power line that was preventing […]

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Tesla Giga Berlin meeting highlights works council stress, 65,000 lost mugs

A recent staff meeting at Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg highlighted union pressure following the company’s latest works council election, along with as many as 65,000 mugs that have disappeared from the plant. During a staff meeting a few weeks ago, Tesla Giga Berlin Director of Manufacturing Andre Thierig said that as many as 65,000 mugs had […]

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Tesla details Model Y subsidy match program in the Netherlands

Tesla has shared details of a new subsidy match program in the Netherlands, which is temporarily being offered on select pre-configured Model Y units. On Monday, Tesla shared the new program in a post on X, saying that it will match the Subsidy Scheme for Electric Passenger Cars for Private Individuals (SEPP) of €2,950 (~$3,215) […]

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Tesla quietly adds three new climate settings, one of which helps with phone calls

Tesla has quietly added three new climate settings to its vehicles with a new Software Update, one of which will make phone calls more enjoyable without having to touch any controls. Tesla’s climate control system is one of the most robust and advanced in any vehicle available on the market. Everything from cabin pre-conditioning to […]

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Tesla shareholders want the Board to increase Elon Musk’s security budget

Tesla shareholders have put together a letter to the company’s board to increase Elon Musk’s security budget, after the CEO highlighted two individuals with guns who had targeted him in the past several months. Calls for increased security at Tesla and for Musk circulated widely online on Saturday, following the attempted assassination of former President […]

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Tesla urged to rethink unorthodox vehicle controls by traffic safety expert

Teslas are arguably the safest vehicles on the road, but as per one of Sweden’s most notable traffic safety experts, the electric vehicle maker’s cars may need to take a step back in design to make them as safe as possible. This is, at least, when it comes to things like turn signals and other […]

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Elon Musk confirms Robotaxi event delay, new date not yet disclosed

Following a report last week that said Tesla was delaying its upcoming Robotaxi unveiling event, originally scheduled for August 8, CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed the delay, citing an “important design change.” After Bloomberg reported that Tesla would be delaying its Robotaxi event, Musk chimed in on Monday on X, saying that some “extra […]

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New Tesla Model 3 Performance pulls off 10.65-second 1/4-mile run

The reengineered Tesla Model 3 Performance is steadily establishing its reputation as the best-performing car in its price range, electric or otherwise. As shared recently on social media, a reengineered Model 3 Performance with a semi-stripped interior was able to complete a quarter-mile run in just 10.65 seconds at 128.05 mph.  The driver of the […]

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Used EV prices are stabilizing, suggests new data

New data from Q2 suggests that used electric vehicle (EV) prices are stabilizing in the U.S., though it also points to continued supply constraints for the next couple of years. According to the Q3 2024 Used EV Market Report shared by Recurrent Auto last Wednesday, used EV prices appear to be stabilizing—particularly in the $20,000 […]

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U.S. EV adoption still on pace to reach 50% by 2030: data

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the U.S. looks to be on pace to hit upcoming climate targets, as suggested by new data published last week. U.S. EV adoption appears to be on pace to reach 50 percent by 2030, according to data published by Recurrent Auto on Wednesday. The research suggests that multiple revised EV […]

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Elon Musk details two assassination attempts in past eight months

Following assassination attempts on presidential candidate Donald Trump over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he’s faced two assassination attempts of his own within recent months. After Trump was shot in the ear during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Musk shared an official endorsement for Trump, saying he “hoped for his […]

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