SpaceX Completes First Video Call via Starlink Direct to Cell Satellites

On May 21, 2024, SpaceX announced the successful completion of the first video call using their Starlink Direct to Cell satellites, marking a significant milestone in satellite communication technology. The call was made from unmodified mobile phones, showcasing the potential of this technology to provide ubiquitous connectivity. SpaceX is preparing to launch this service with […]

PepsiCo Announces Huge Tesla Semi Fleet Expansion

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) announced today the expansion of its electric-powered fleet across California, including the deployment of 50 more Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks. Previously we saw how 21 Tesla Semis were operating for PepsiCo. These trucks will operate out of PBNA’s manufacturing and distribution facility in Fresno. Additionally, 75 Ford E-Transit electric […]

Bargersville Police: Our Tesla Fleet Saves $80,000 a Year in Gas

Bargersville, a town south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. However, local officials emphasize that the switch from traditional gas-powered police cruisers to all-electric Teslas is driven by financial savings rather than environmental concerns. “It’s all about the money,” said Police Chief Todd Bertram to WRTV. “We […]

Tesla Urges Stockholders to Vote on Key Proposals

Tesla has called on its stockholders to vote on two crucial proposals ahead of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 13. The proposals involve ratifying the 2018 CEO Performance Award and reincorporating Tesla in Texas. Tesla emphasizes that these measures are vital for protecting stockholder rights and the value of their investments. Tesla’s official […]

2024.9.5 Release Notes: FSD 12.4 with Camera Monitoring, No Steering Nag

Image via Tessie Tesla has started rolling out software update 2024.9.5 to internal employee testers, introducing Full Self-Driving (FSD) 12.4 (Supervised) with a Vision-Based Attention Monitoring feature, reports Tessie and Not a Tesla App. The update is available for the new Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. The Vision-Based Attention Monitoring feature […]

Elon Musk Launches Starlink in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Elon Musk traveled to Bali on Sunday to launch SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation. Wearing a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community health clinic in Denpasar, where he launched the service alongside Indonesian ministers. Indonesia, a country of 17,000 […]

Tesla Cybertruck Gets FSD in June with 12.5; 12.4 Internal This Weekend

When will Tesla’s Cybertruck get Full Self-Driving (FSD)? Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified earlier this month FSD for Cybertruck was “a few months away.” But earlier this week, Musk gave a more specific timeline for FSD on Cybertruck, saying it will happen with FSD 12.5, now coming in “late June.” Musk was replying to @WholeMarsBlog […]

China Allows Tesla, Others to Transfer Data Overseas Without Security Checks

Shanghai has compiled a list of data that can be transferred overseas without security assessments, according to a government document seen by Reuters. This move aims to attract foreign investment to boost China’s sluggish economy. Foreign firms, including financial companies and automakers such as Tesla, have lobbied Chinese authorities to permit cross-border data sharing after […]

SpaceX Completes First Video Call via Starlink Direct to Cell Satellites

On May 21, 2024, SpaceX announced the successful completion of the first video call using their Starlink Direct to Cell satellites, marking a significant milestone in satellite communication technology. The call was made from unmodified mobile phones, showcasing the potential of this technology to provide ubiquitous connectivity. SpaceX is preparing to launch this service with […]

Elon Musk Launches Starlink in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Elon Musk traveled to Bali on Sunday to launch SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation. Wearing a green Batik shirt, Musk was greeted with a garland of flower petals at a community health clinic in Denpasar, where he launched the service alongside Indonesian ministers. Indonesia, a country of 17,000 […]

SpaceX Achieves 50 Successful Missions Already in 2024

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has completed 50 successful missions so far this year already, marking the highest flight rate of any rocket in history. Musk congratulated the team on X saying, “Congrats @SpaceXFalcon team on 50 successful missions already this year! Highest flight rate of any rocket ever.” The milestone 50th […]

Carnival’s Entire Cruise Fleet Now Has Starlink Internet

Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, announced today that 100% of its global fleet is now equipped with Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity. This upgrade enhances the onboard experience for guests and crew by providing faster service, greater capacity, and more reliable Wi-Fi across its fleet of over 90 ships. “Starlink has been a game-changer […]

Seaspan Completes SpaceX Starlink Across Entire Fleet

Vancouver-based Seaspan, a prominent independent owner and operator of maritime assets in Canada, has announced the successful integration of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite connectivity across its entire fleet, marking a pivotal advancement in its digital transformation. This initiative positions Seaspan as one of the first major containership operators to fully adopt Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency communication services, […]

SpaceX Launches Refurb Starlink Kits V4 in the US at 33% Off

SpaceX has rolled out refurbished Starlink V4 Kits at a discounted rate in the United States, offering a cost-effective option for consumers interested in accessing high-speed, low-latency internet. Priced at $399 US, these kits represent a 33% saving compared to new units, making satellite internet more accessible to a broader audience (via PCMag). The refurbished […]

Tesloid Black Friday Sale Offers 25% Off Store-Wide

Tesloid, which makes accessories for Tesla vehicles, has launched its Black Friday sale, offering an enticing 25% off discount site-wide. Customers can jump on this discount by using the coupon code TS25 at checkout. Additionally, Tesloid is providing exclusive deals on winter tires. On Tesloid.ca, customers can use the coupon code TIRE150 to receive a […]

Tesla Model Y Cargo Mats from Tesloid: Save 10% Off

The first thing after placing your order for a new Model Y is to buy some mats to protect your new baby, ahead of your delivery date. Tesloid has a range of custom-designed mat sets for the Tesla Model Y. These mats are tailored to fit different model variants, offering both style and enhanced protection […]

Tesla Winter Tire Packages for Model 3/Y from Tesloid

Online retailer Tesloid has specialized winter tire packages for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to improve safety and performance during winter. For the Model Y, the package is priced at $3,149.99 CAD or $2,349.99 USD. It includes four Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires on 19-inch Gemini OEM rims and includes four Tire Pressure Monitoring […]

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Winter Tire Packages: What to Buy?

Tesloid is offering specialized winter tire packages for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, aimed at enhancing driving safety and performance in winter conditions. For Tesla Model Y owners, the package is priced at $3,149.99 CAD or $2,349.99 USD. It includes four Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires mounted on 19-inch Gemini OEM rims, along with […]

Elon Musk Biography by Walter Isaacson Now 30% Off on Amazon

A biography of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, penned by renowned author Walter Isaacson, is currently on sale for 30% off its list price on Amazon. Originally priced at $35.00 USD, the hardcover edition is now available for $24.48, allowing buyers to save $10.52. The biography, released on September 12, 2023, has garnered a […]

Tesla Model 3/Y Floor Mats from Tesloid: Save 10% Off

Tesla accessory maker Tesloid has line of tailor-made floor mats that are as hardworking as they are stylish, and they’re available for both Model 3 and Model Y owners. Tesloid’s 3D Extreme Performance Floor Mats are all-weather protectors that offer precision fit, high durability, and sleek design elements, allowing owners to combine form and function […]

Tesla Model 3/Y Frunk Luggage Bags: Save 10% Off Tesloid

Model 3 Frunk Luggage from Tesloid Designed with travelers in mind, the Model 3 and Model Y Frunk Luggage Bags Sets from Tesloid are crafted to optimize and elevate your travel experience. Whether you’re setting off on a spontaneous road trip or catching a flight for the weekend, these bags promise unmatched convenience. Key Features: […]

Tesla Model 3/Y Seat Covers from Tesloid: Save 10% Off

If you want to customize your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y seats, check out some seat covers from Tesloid, available in white or red for each vehicle and priced at $249.99 USD. Here are the highlights of these Tesla Model 3 and Model Y seat covers from Tesloid: Fitment: The seat covers are designed […]

Rivian Beats Q1 Delivery Expectations, Hits 100,000 Car Milestone

Rivian has achieved a significant milestone, producing 100,000 cars, as it surpassed Q1 delivery expectations despite concerns over the electric vehicle (EV) sector’s growth. The company delivered 13,588 vehicles in the first quarter ended March 31, outperforming the forecast of 12,415 units by 16 analysts from Visible Alpha. This growth was driven by strong demand […]

Rivian Tesla Supercharger Access Goes Live

Rivian owners can now access select Tesla Superchargers in the U.S. and Canada, expanding the availability of charging for owners of the former’s electric vehicles. Tesla announced on Monday, “Select Superchargers now available for Rivian owners,” directing owners to “Download the Tesla App to charge,” by clicking here. At the end of February, Tesla shared […]

Rivian R2 Reservations Surpass 68,000 in Less than 24 Hours

Yesterday, Rivian unveiled the next electric line up in its pipeline, the new R2, alongside the R3 and R3X. In less than 24 hours, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said on Friday that over 68,000 R2 reservations have taken place. Customers are able to reserve by placing a refundable $100 US ($150 CAD) deposit. “Overwhelmed by […]

Rivian Reveals R3 and R3X Compact SUVs

Rivian R3 Rivian wasn’t done today by just revealing the R2, but it also unveiled the R3 and R3X, smaller versions of the former. “R2 is just the beginning. Say hello to R3,” said Rivian. Check out photos below: But Rivian wasn’t done there. The R3X was revealed as well. “We designed R3X for maximum […]

Rivian R2 Revealed, Pricing from $45,000

Rivan has revealed its R2 electric SUV today, confirming some previously leaked specs. The R2 can go from 0-60 in under 3 seconds and offer up to 300+ miles of range, while offering seating for five people. Rivian says deliveries are expected to begin in the first half of 2026, which is two years from […]

Rivian R2 Specs, Pricing Leak Ahead of Official Reveal

Speculation surrounding Rivian’s upcoming electric vehicle, the more compact R2 SUV, intensified after a leak on their website Monday evening, as reported by Chris Hilbert. The anticipated R2, set to be officially unveiled on March 7, has seen key specifications and pricing details leak on Rivian’s own website, before the info was taken down. The […]

Ford Q1 Sees Massive $1.3 Billion Loss on Electric Vehicles

Ford’s electric vehicle (EV) division, Model e, experienced significant financial setbacks in the first quarter of 2023, recording a staggering loss of $1.3 billion. This equates to an alarming $132,000 loss for each of the 10,000 vehicles sold during this period, marking a notable decline in performance from the previous year, where sales were 20% […]

Ford Recalls Some F-150 Lightning Trucks Over Fire Risk

Ford is conducting a safety recall for certain 2023 F-150 Lightning vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed. This recall, identified by NHTSA Campaign Number 24V-144, addresses a potentially dangerous issue where the fasteners securing the junction box bus bars inside the high-voltage battery pack may not be adequately tightened. This defect could […]

Ford Kicks Off Tesla Supercharger Access for its Electric Vehicles

Ford CEO Jim Farley announced today that Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning owners in the US and Canada can now access Tesla Superchargers (V3 and V4). Starting today, eligible owners and lessees can reserve a complimentary Fast Charging Adapter through Ford’s dedicated website, enabling them to use over 15,300 upgraded Tesla Superchargers across North America. […]

Ford Cuts Mustang Mach-E Prices, Offers 0% Financing

Ford announced significant price reductions for its 2023 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV on Tuesday, aiming to enhance its competitiveness against Tesla and attract budget-conscious consumers. The price cuts range from $3,100 to $8,100 USD across different models, effective immediately, as per the pricing chart shared with Ford’s dealer network. To further entice buyers, Ford Credit […]

Ford CEO: Forget Tesla and FSD, Our Pro Fleet is the Future

In a bold statement to Wall Street, Ford CEO Jim Farley emphasized the potential of Ford’s “Pro” fleet business as the future of the automotive industry, urging investors to shift their focus away from Tesla and its Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology. Speaking at a Wolfe Research conference, Farley highlighted the significant growth of Ford Pro, […]

Ford Starts Giving Free Adapter for Tesla Superchargers

Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, announced today on X that owners of the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning in the United States and Canada will soon be able to reserve a complimentary Fast Charging Adapter. This move comes as part of Ford’s initiative to grant its electric vehicle (EV) customers access to Tesla Superchargers, enhancing the […]

GM Seeks to Recruit Tesla’s Former Interns Amid Layoffs

General Motors is actively seeking to recruit software interns impacted by Tesla’s recent downsizing. Laura del Amo, a talent sourcing strategist for GM, made a public appeal on LinkedIn targeting software students affected by Tesla’s decision to terminate its summer internship program. This move comes as Tesla recently announced a reduction of more than 10% […]

GM Sues San Francisco Over $108M Tax on Self-Driving Unit

General Motors has initiated legal action against the city of San Francisco, contesting a $108 million tax levy imposed over a span of seven years. The automotive giant claims the city unjustly linked the tax to a portion of its global revenue due to the presence of its Cruise self-driving unit, despite GM’s minimal operational […]

GM’s Cruise Cuts 900 Jobs from Self-Driving Unit, 24% Gone

Cruise, General Motors’ troubled self-driving car subsidiary, announced it is laying off approximately 900 employees, equating to 24% of its workforce. This decision is part of the company’s strategy to reduce costs and restructure operations following an incident on October 2, which involved a pedestrian being struck and dragged by one of its autonomous vehicles. […]

Cruise’s Co-Founder and CEO Has Resigned

Kyle Vogt, the co-founder of Cruise who led the company from a startup to its acquisition by General Motors (GM), has resigned from his CEO position. This development was revealed in an email Vogt sent to employees, as reported by TechCrunch, which obtained a copy of the email. Following Vogt’s departure, GM Chair and CEO […]

Cruise Continued Robotaxis Despite Child Detection Issues: Report

Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors, has come under scrutiny for the safety of its autonomous vehicles (AVs), particularly regarding their ability to detect and appropriately respond to children. Internal documents obtained by The Intercept have revealed that Cruise’s driverless cars have struggled to recognize children, posing a risk of collision in certain scenarios. The […]

GM and Honda Pull the Plug on Budget EV Collaboration

General Motors (GM) and Honda Motor have terminated their plans to collaboratively develop affordable electric vehicles (EVs), citing slower-than-anticipated demand and shifting market conditions. The decision comes approximately 18 months after the initial announcement of the partnership. The collaboration aimed to leverage GM’s next-generation Ultium battery technology to manufacture millions of sub-$30,000 EVs for global […]

2022-2023 Chevy Bolt Charging Cords Recalled in Canada

Transport Canada has issued a recall notice, numbered 2023-486, for 1,241 SUVs in the country, specifically affecting the Chevrolet Bolt EUV models from the years 2022 and 2023. The recall was initiated by General Motors on August 31, 2023, and last updated on September 13, 2023. The issue centers around the portable charging cord that […]

GM Recalls 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ for Pedestrian Alert Software Issue

General Motors (GM) has issued a safety recall for its 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ vehicles, affecting an estimated 62 units. The recall was initiated on October 12, 2023, under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall No. 23V-682. The company has identified a defect in the Body Control Module (BCM) software calibration that compromises pedestrian […]