Stories by Alex Diaz

Tesla Android CarPlay Project Updated, Turn-Key Hardware Available

An unofficial third-party solution to bring Apple CarPlay to Tesla vehicles, known as Tesla Android, has been updated to 2023.40.1. The update also introduces a new Virtual Display with significantly faster performance and offers a turn-key Compute Module 4 Bundle designed to elevate the Tesla Android experience. The Compute Module 4 Bundle comes preassembled and […]

Tesla’s Insane Sales Growth in Just One Mind-Blowing Chart [PIC]

Independent Tesla investor and analyst James Stephenson took to X today to emphasize the staggering growth in Tesla’s unit sales. Stephenson pointed out that the magnitude of Tesla’s year-over-year growth often gets overlooked due to the visual limitations of traditional charts. He explained that while charts may show consistent growth, they fail to capture the […]

Tesla Announces Model Y RWD in U.S. from $43,990

Tesla has unveiled its Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive variant in the U.S., with deliveries expected to commence between October and November 2023 (via @Tslachan). The U.S. joins Canada in gaining access to a Model Y RWD. The starting price for this new RWD Model Y is set at $43,990 USD, before accounting for the $7,500 […]

SpaceX Starlink Now Widely Available Across the U.S., Waitlists Gone

SpaceX announced the removal of the waitlist for its Starlink satellite internet service in the United States, allowing immediate access for all interested customers. The company attributes this milestone to the increased capacity of its latest Starlink satellites. “Deployment of our second generation Starlink satellites, which have 4x more capacity than the first gen, enable […]

Tesla Semi Truck Gets a Test Drive with Jay Leno [VIDEO]

Jay Leno, the host of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” recently took a deep dive into the features and capabilities of the Tesla Semi truck in a 42-minute video posted on his YouTube channel. Dan Priestley, who is in charge of the Semi truck program at Tesla, joined Leno to discuss the design philosophy behind the truck, […]

Saskatchewan First Nation Now Fully Connected to Starlink Internet

The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, announced that every home in its community is now connected to Starlink, the world’s fastest satellite internet constellation available to the public. The development comes after the community launched its partnership with Starlink in December 2022. Located in the Qu’Appelle Valley, the community faced unique topographical challenges. Despite […]

Tesla Cybertruck to be Auctioned at Petersen Museum Gala

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, is set to hold its 29th Annual Gala on October 7, where a 2024 Tesla Cybertruck will be among the items auctioned. Tickets for the event are priced at $1,750 each USD. The Cybertruck up for auction is described as a low-VIN model, built with an exterior […]

Hyundai EVs Spotted at Tesla Supercharger, NACS Adoption Soon?

Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis electric vehicles were seen at a Tesla Supercharger station in San Clemente Outlet, sparking speculation that an announcement to join Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) may be imminent. The company previously said it was considering joining NACS, which has already been adopted by major automakers. The information was initially shared […]

Tesla Model 3 Fastest-Selling Used Car in September: eBay Motors

The Tesla Model 3 has been identified as the fastest-selling used car for the month of September, taking an average of just 17 days to sell, according to eBay Motors Group’s latest data. This comes amidst a broader context where the used car market experienced a 1% increase in electric vehicle (EV) prices to £31,203, […]

Canada and Quebec Commit C$2.71 Billion to Northvolt EV Battery Plant

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and Premier of Quebec, François Legault, announced a combined capital commitment of C$2.71 billion to support a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility by Northvolt Batteries North America in Quebec. The plant, once fully operational, is expected to contribute up to $1.6 billion to the GDP annually and […]

Mercedes ‘Drive Pilot’ Gets U.S. Approval, Costs $2,500/year

Mercedes-Benz says it has become the first automaker to receive state approval in the U.S. for the deployment of its SAE Level 3 conditionally automated driving vehicle, known as Drive Pilot. The system is set to make its on-road debut in California and Nevada in late 2023 with a limited fleet of Level 3 equipped […]

Lucid Launches Saudi Arabia’s First Car Manufacturing Plant 

Lucid Group has opened Saudi Arabia’s first-ever car manufacturing facility, marking a significant milestone in the country’s industrial landscape. Located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Jeddah, the Advanced Manufacturing Plant (AMP-2) is Lucid’s first international facility and second overall. It will produce the Lucid Air, the company’s award-winning electric vehicle (EV). The plant has […]

Tesla Exec Explains New Model 3 Upgrades [VIDEO]

Tesla’s new Model 3 and its new features were detailed by Lars Moravy, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla, at the company’s Gigafactory Shanghai in China. Tesla has introduced several upgrades to its Model 3 electric vehicle, focusing on enhanced cabin isolation, shock-absorbing technology, and engineering contributions from its China team. Moravy detailed these […]

Starlink Deploys Next-Gen Optical Space Lasers for Global Coverage

On Monday, September 25, at 1:48 a.m. PT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 21 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The launch added to Starlink’s existing satellite internet constellation On Tuesday, SpaceX announced its Starlink constellation now comprises of more than 8,000 space lasers. The […]

Tesla Denmark Hits Milestone with Over 50,000 Vehicles

Kim Gaba Jensen, Regional Lead at Tesla, announced on September 26, 2023, that Tesla has reached a significant milestone in Denmark. The number of Tesla vehicles on Danish roads has surpassed 50,000, accounting for nearly 2% of all vehicles in the country. When Jensen joined Tesla in 2018, Denmark had just over 4,000 Tesla vehicles. […]