Tesla Pushes Model 3 Leasing: ‘Starting at $399/month’

Recent weeks have brought on conversations about Tesla’s price cuts in markets around the world, and now the automaker is pushing a new message on its website for Model 3 leasing. Tesla’s Model 3 is now leasing at prices as low as $399 per month, according to a change on the automaker’s website yesterday, notes […]

Tesla and Mexico Have Yet to Reach EV Factory Deal, Says Official

Back in December reports claimed Tesla was close to revealing a new assembly plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. But no announcements have yet been made about the possibility of Tesla building an assembly plant in Mexico. Now, according to Nikkei, it appears no deal has been reached yet, according to a Mexican […]

Tesla Expanding in Israel as First Permanent Showroom Coming

Tesla is planning to add a new showroom and service center in Northern Netanya, Israel, according to a property lease signed by the automaker, reports Globes. The site is located at 39-41 Hakadar Street in Netanya, complete with a nearby store from Chinese automaker Geely Geometry. The property includes about 3,300 square meters (10,826.77 square […]

Hyundai to Spend $8.5 Billion for EV Expansion Plans in 2023

Hyundai plans to invest as much as 10.5 trillion won ($8.5 billion USD) in 2023 into research and development and its construction of an electric vehicle (EV) plant in Georgia, reports Bloomberg, as noted in a filing on Thursday. The news also comes after Hyundai began working on a $5.5 billion EV and battery factory […]

Starlink App Launches ‘Sleep Schedule’ Feature

SpaceX has launched a new feature for the Starlink app version 2023.03.0 called “sleep schedule,” which is intended to help save energy during normal sleeping hours (via @Nathan Owens). The feature toggles a power-saving mode, causing the dish to report an outage reason as “Sleeping” during the pre-set hours. The update also included the addition […]

Starlink App Launches ‘Sleep Schedule’ Feature

SpaceX has launched a new feature for the Starlink app version 2023.03.0 called “sleep schedule,” which is intended to help save energy during normal sleeping hours (via @Nathan Owens). The feature toggles a power-saving mode, causing the dish to report an outage reason as “Sleeping” during the pre-set hours. The update also included the addition […]

SpaceX Confirms Starship Static Fire of 33 Raptor Engines is Next

SpaceX is planning to perform a static fire test of the Super Heavy Booster’s 33 Raptor engines, after a successful “wet dress rehearsal” (WDH) of Starship 24. To do so, SpaceX is destacking Starship 24 from Booster 7 to prepare for the static fire test, both of which represent the company inching closer to launching […]

SpaceX Starlink Latency Spikes Frustrating Some Customers

Some SpaceX Starlink subscribers are complaining of latency spikes and rampant packet loss on the service since earlier this week (via Reddit). The kind of lag this causes is most noticeable in online games, especially multiplayer titles. “I have been gaming on starlink for a while now and have for the most part not had […]

Tototheo Maritime Launches SpaceX Starlink Internet Service

Marine communications provider Tototheo Maritime has now added SpaceX’s Starlink internet to its portfolio of options for connectivity, according to an announcement made earlier this week. The two parties finalized a contract in December 2022, and Cypress-based Tototheo plans to deploy Starlink internet service by the end of this month. Starlink’s low-Earth orbit (LEO) internet […]

Tesla Accessories Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals 2022

Thanksgiving weekend is here and that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganzas are ready to go Here are some Tesla Black Friday 2022 deals on accessories and more. The Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y fans in your life will like some of the following gifts for Christmas, so […]

TESBROS Black Friday 2022 Deals: Save Up to 40% Off

Tesla accessories maker TESBROS has launched their Black Friday 2022 sale early, offering up to 40% off its products. TESBROS offers accessories to customize, protect and maintain your Tesla, with the company and its products made in the USA. The company is famous for their precision-cut PPF wraps to protect your Tesla both inside and […]

TESBROS Model Y Door Kicker Panels PPF Review

TESBROS offers a variety of accessories for Tesla vehicles, allowing you to customize, protect and maintain your electric vehicle investment. With paint protection films being very popular as a simple and easy way to protect your Tesla, TESBROS sent us their Model Y Door Kicker Panels PPF kit to try out. TESBROS is based out […]

Tesla Accessories Black Friday/CyberMonday 2021 Deals

Thanksgiving weekend is just around the corner and that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzies are about to hit us full steam. Below is a roundup of some Tesla Black Friday 2021 deals on accessories and more. The Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y fans in your life will […]
Rivian electric cars

Several Top Rivian Executives Have Left the Company: Report

Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian is struggling to hold onto some of its key executives in recent weeks, though the reason for several recent high-profile departures isn’t entirely clear. A number of executives have left Rivian, including its head of supply chain, its body engineering vice president and head of strategy, according to a report […]

Rivian R1T Named a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ By IIHS [VIDEO]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2022-2023 Rivian R1T as one of its Top Safety Pick Plus award winners, according to a press release shared on Friday. The R1T was tested in vehicle-to-vehicle evaluations and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, in all of which the electric pickup’s headlights and crash safety features were […]

Rivian’s First International Deliveries Have Started in Canada

Electric vehicle (EV) startups are desperately trying to catch up to Tesla’s reach beyond the U.S. market, with fellow automaker Rivian reaching beyond its home country’s borders this month for the first time. @Rivian had its first deliveries beyond the U.S., as debuted in a Canadian Open House event shared by the automaker on Twitter […]

Rivian LED Headlights are Troublesome in Cold Climates, Say Owners

Rivian’s LED headlights are not generating enough heat to melt snow and ice off in cold climates, according to some drivers on the Rivian Forums (via The Drive). Drivers are reporting that the ice buildup on Rivian’s LED headlights is causing less light output in wintry conditions, which can be a dangerous factor for some […]

Rivan Q3 2022: $1.72 Billion Net Loss, R2 Platform Delayed to 2026

Electric automaker Rivian announced its Q3 earnings on Wednesday, which saw production of 7,363 vehicles and delivery of 6,584 vehicles. Rivian said its production ramp “is in line with our expectations despite the challenging supply chain environment.” Rivian says it now has a backlog of 114,000 R1 preorders, as of November 7, 2022, mainly from […]

Ford Considering Sale of German Plant to China’s BYD, Says Report

Ford may be talking with Chinese automaker BYD about selling its Saarlouis, Germany plant, according to sources familiar with the matter in a report from The Wall Street Journal. Officials at Ford will head to China next week to talk about the potential sale of the German plant, which is currently planning to stop producing […]

Ford Led with the Most Recalls in 2022

Ford issued the most recalls of any automotive manufacturer in 2022, both by the number of recalls and the total volume of cars potentially affected (via Autoblog). The legacy automaker announced a total of 67 recalls over the course of the year. In total, a whopping 8,636,265 vehicles manufactured by Ford were potentially affected — […]

Ford Again Increases Price of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

Ford Motor has increased the price of its F-150 Lightning Pro electric truck, now from $55,974 USD, a nearly 8% increase. According to a Ford spokesperson in a statement to CNBC, the price hike was related to higher raw material costs for the electric truck. The F-150 Lightning Pro’s starting price increased $4,000 USD for […]

Ford F-150 Lightning Named Motortrend’s 2023 ‘Truck of the Year’

Ford launched its electric F-150 Lightning earlier this year, and the vehicle has already earned its first award in the truck sector. Motortrend has named the Ford F-150 Lightning its 2023 Truck of the Year, calling it “the first electric pickup to appeal directly to the existing truck market.” Ford delivered its first F-150 Lightning […]

Chevy Debuts 2024 Corvette E-Ray All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid

Chevrolet debuted an electrified hybrid version of the Corvette, dubbed the E-Ray, at New York City’s Motorama this month as shared in a press release on Tuesday. The vehicle is set to go on sale in 2023 before delivering in 2024, starting at a price of $104,295 USD for the 1LZ coupe trim. The Corvette […]

General Motors Joins Tesla in Urging IRS to Reconsider EV Tax Credit Eligibility

General Motors wants the U.S. Treasury to reconsider its eligibility criteria for electric vehicle (EV) tax credits available under President Joe Biden’s recently-signed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) — reports Yahoo Finance. The news comes after the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not classify GM’s all-electric Cadillac Lyriq as an SUV, denying it federal EV […]

GM Recalls 140,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Due to Fire Risks

General Motors (GM) is recalling 140,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) in North America, citing fire risks related to the carpet, according to a report from Reuters on Tuesday. The risks come from an area of the carpet material where the front seat belt pretensioners are, where experts say the floor carpeting fibers could catch […]

NHTSA Opens Probe into GM’s Cruise Autonomous Driving System

The federal U.S. safety regulator said on Friday it has opened an investigation into the General Motors-owned Cruise autonomous driving system’s safety. The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) is opening the probe into Cruise following reports in which the self-driving vehicles “inappropriately hard braking or become immobilized,” according to a report from Auto Blog. […]

GM Battery Factory Employees Vote to Unionize with UAW

General Motors (GM) workers are unionizing at a joint battery venture with LG after voting in favor of being represented by one of the country’s largest auto unions. Employees at GM’s battery plant in northeast Ohio voted to unionize with the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union on Friday, according to statements from the union […]

FLO to Supply GM’s Dealer Community Charging Program

In the latest of General Motors (GM)’s partnership announcements with charging infrastructure companies, the automaker is now looking to team up with FLO on tens of thousands of charging stations. Charging network operator FLO will help the GM Dealer Community Charging Program install 40,000 public EV chargers in communities throughout North America, as detailed in […]

GM’s BrightDrop Electric Delivery Vans Expand to First International Market: Canada

General Motors’ subsidiary BrightDrop announced on Monday it has expanded to its first international market, Canada. DHL Express Canada has signed on as a customer for the company’s Zeve electric delivery vans, with plans to pilot BrightDrop Trace eCarts. Today also saw the announcement of BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery van production starting at GM’s CAMI Assembly […]