Stories by Alex Diaz

Tesla Cybertruck Tops EV Pickup Sales, Beats F-150 Lightning

Tesla’s Cybertruck surpassed the Ford F-150 Lightning as the leading electric pickup in May, according to the latest U.S. registration data. The Cybertruck’s sales performance placed it fifth among all battery-electric vehicles for the month, as reported by S&P Global Mobility. The F-150 Lightning ranked tenth among electric vehicles, reports Automotive News. Since Tesla does […]

Tesla Testing FSD 12.5 on ‘Chuck’s Unprotected Left Turn’

Tesla owner Chuck Cook, known for his extensive testing of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology, has reported recent activity of Tesla vehicles validating a particularly challenging unprotected left turn in his Jacksonville, Florida, neighborhood. On July 15, Cook shared an update on social media stating, “I am back from my trip I have an update […]

Tesla Launches Promised Model Y RWD Range Boost Upgrade

Tesla has introduced an ‘Energy Boost’ upgrade for recent Model Y RWD owners in the United States, aimed at increasing the vehicle’s range. This new feature is available in two options: a $1,000 upgrade that adds up to 30 miles of range, and a $1,600 upgrade that provides up to 50 miles of additional range. […]

Tesla Brings Quicksilver Paint to Model Y in Canada and More

Tesla has launched the Quicksilver paint option for the Model Y in Canada. Priced at $2,600 CAD, Quicksilver for the Model Y comes from vehicles produced at Giga Shanghai. Tesla added Quicksilver to the Model Y for the U.S. back in May. Quicksilver is the same price as Ultra Red in Canada. Back in April, […]

Tesla Cybertruck: Best-Selling U.S. Car Over $100k in June

The average price for a new electric vehicle (EV) in June reached $56,371, reflecting a 0.9% increase from May, according to Cox Automotive data (via @Tslachan). Despite this rise, June’s EV prices were 2.5% lower compared to the same month in 2023. Since the spring, new EV prices have trended upwards, following a low of […]

Starlink Mini Launches in the U.S. from $50/month

Starlink has launched its new Mini Roam service in the United States, offering portable, high-speed internet for travelers, RVers, and remote workers. Starting at $50 per month, Mini Roam provides 50GB of mobile data, making it ideal for weekend travelers, backup internet, and in-motion use. Key Features of Starlink Mini Roam: Compact and Portable: Starlink […]

Electrify America Limits Max Charging to Reduce Wait Times at Select Stations

Electrify America has initiated a pilot program to alleviate congestion at select charging stations by enforcing a max charging limit. This initiative aims to reduce wait times and increase throughput across its network, ensuring a better charging experience for all users it says. Under this program, charging sessions at designated locations will automatically end once […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Says First Starlink Installations Complete

Clay Lacy Aviation has advanced its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by completing its first five SpaceX Starlink internet installations. The installations, carried out by expert technicians at Clay Lacy’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) and Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) FAA Part 145 Repair Stations, were performed on three Gulfstream G550s, a G650ER, and a Bombardier […]

Tesla Model Y Tops China’s New Energy Vehicle Sales in 1H of 2024

Tesla’s Model Y emerged as the best-selling new energy vehicle (NEV) in China for the first half of 2024, surpassing fierce competition. The Model Y recorded 207,817 units sold, up from 203,900 in the same period last year, noted @Tslachan, citing official Chinese NEV data. This is impressive considering Tesla is facing off against cheaper […]

Tesla Hits Milestone: 2000th Supercharger Stall in Norway

Tesla has celebrated the installation of its 2000th Supercharger stall in Norway, located at the picturesque Vøringsfossen, Norway’s most famous waterfall. This achievement underscores Tesla’s ongoing commitment to expanding its infrastructure in a country where it continues to dominate the electric vehicle market. The Tesla Charging account on X shared a couple of photos of […]

Tesla Added to Chinese Govt. Purchase List for the First Time

Tesla vehicles have been included on a Chinese government purchase list for the first time, as reported by the state-owned media outlet, reports CNN. The government of Jiangsu province in eastern China has listed Tesla as the only foreign-owned electric vehicle (EV) brand in its procurement catalog. Other brands on the list include Volvo, […]

Tesla Offers $1,000 Discount for U.S. Military Members

Ahead of the Independence Day, Tesla has announced a new Military Purchase Program. The programme says, “made in America for those who served.” Tesla is providing a $1,000 discount on Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles for U.S. military veterans, retirees, active duty members, and their spouses. The offer includes unlimited […]

Fisker Seeks Approval to Dump Remaining EVs for $14,000 Each

Fisker has requested a bankruptcy judge to approve the sale of more than 3,000 Ocean electric crossovers from its inventory to a vehicle-leasing company at approximately $14,000 US per car. Following the judge’s approval, Fisker plans to sell 3,321 electric vehicles to American Lease, a New York-based firm, for $46.25 million, according to a court […]

Rivian Q2 Deliveries Surpass Wall Street Expectations

Rivian’s stock increased on Tuesday after the electric vehicle manufacturer reported quarterly delivery figures that significantly surpassed forecasts. The California-based company announced it delivered 13,790 vehicles in the second quarter, representing a 9.1% increase from the same period last year. This total exceeded the FactSet consensus estimate of 12,000 EVs by a margin of 14.9%, […]

Tesla Surpasses Q2 Delivery Expectations, Stock Rises 9%

In the second quarter of 2024, Tesla produced approximately 411,000 vehicles and delivered around 444,000 vehicles, surpassing analyst expectations. Analysts had predicted Tesla would deliver 439,000 vehicles in the three months ending June 30, according to estimates compiled by FactSet StreetAccount. The total number of deliveries in the second quarter represents a 4.8% decrease from […]