Stories by Alex Diaz

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 […]

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 Gets Approval to Expand Giga Berlin

The municipality of Grünheide, near Berlin, has approved the controversial expansion of Tesla’s factory grounds at Giga Berlin. Under police protection, the local council voted in favor of a revised development plan, with eleven council members supporting, six opposing, and two abstaining. The decision comes after public criticism, resulting in a reduced deforestation plan for […]

Tesla Cybertruck Surpasses Rivian R1T in March Registrations

In March, Tesla’s Cybertruck surpassed Rivian’s R1T in U.S. registrations, according to S&P Global Mobility data. The Cybertruck, in its fourth month on sale, recorded 1,158 registrations compared to the R1T’s 548. However, Ford’s F-150 Lightning remained the leader in the electric pickup segment with 2,893 registrations. Tom Libby, associate director of industry analysis at […]

Exposé Allegedly Reveals Why Tesla Fired Its Supercharging Division

Nearly all of Tesla’s Supercharging division was fired last month and now Reuters claims to have details on how this came to be, based on interviews with anonymous former employees. Charging chief Rebecca Tinucci met with Musk to discuss the future of Tesla’s charging network. According to sources familiar with the matter, the meeting did […]

Tesla Plans to Lay Off More Employees in California

Tesla plans to lay off an additional 601 employees in California, according to a notice to the state government, reports Reuters. This move is part of a series of global job cuts that began a month ago. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on April 15 that the company would reduce its global workforce by more […]

Sweden’s Largest Union Joins Tesla Mechanics Strike

Sweden’s largest union has supported a six-month-old strike by Tesla mechanics, escalating the U.S. automaker’s ongoing labor dispute. The strike centers on Tesla’s refusal to sign a collective bargaining agreement with the metal workers’ union, which seeks to negotiate deals for all employees, reports Reuters. Last month, Musk claimed the labor issues were resolved, but […]

Protesters Storm Tesla’s Giga Berlin, Clashing with Police

On May 10, 2024, Tesla’s Gigafactory near Berlin, Germany, was the scene of significant environmental protests. Hundreds of activists gathered at the factory, expressing their disapproval of Tesla’s proposed expansion, which they believe endangers local ecosystems. The demonstrations escalated as protesters, who had been camping outside the facility for several days, clashed with police and […]

BP Seeks U.S. Charging Network Expansion Amid Tesla Layoffs

BP’s electric vehicle charging unit is set to expand its operations in the United States following recent layoffs at Tesla that affected its EV charging team, the oil giant announced on Thursday. This move comes shortly after Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the reduction of the team responsible for its EV charging division, signaling a […]

Tesla Becomes Luminar’s Top Lidar Customer in Q1

Tesla has become the largest customer of lidar technology firm Luminar, accounting for over 10% of the company’s revenue in the first quarter of 2024, reports TechCrunch. This amounts to slightly more than $2 million, as revealed in Luminar’s recent earnings report today. This disclosure comes despite Musk’s previous statements dismissing lidar sensors as a […]

Lucid Posts $685 Million Loss in Q1 Amid Slow EV Demand

Lucid Motors has reported a substantial net loss of $685 million in the first quarter of 2024, despite a slight improvement from the $780 million loss recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. The company’s stock reacted negatively, dropping 7.5 percent to $2.82 per share in after-hours trading on Monday. Despite the financial […]

Register Now: Tesla 2024 Shareholder Meeting Attendance Lottery

Tesla has confirmed that its 2024 Annual Stockholder Meeting will host a limited number of attendees in person due to capacity restrictions, similar to last year. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Tesla’s headquarters located at 1 Tesla Road, Austin, Texas, at its Gigafactory in the city. In an effort to distribute attendance […]

You Can Now Order: Quicksilver Tesla Model Y in the US

Tesla has expanded its color offerings for the Model Y vehicles in the United States with the launch of a new Quicksilver option. Priced at $2,000 US, this color choice is available exclusively for the current Model Y Long Range and Performance models (via @Tslachan). Previously, the Quicksilver color was only available for existing inventory […]

Tesla Releases Cybertruck Off-Road Guide for Download

Tesla has released an extensive 22-page guide tailored for Cybertruck owners who wish to maximize their vehicle’s off-road capabilities. This release coincides with a recent software update that introduced new off-road features, enhancing the Cybertruck’s versatility in rugged environments. Guide Overview: Cybertruck Features: Details on four-wheel steering, steer-by-wire technology, and differential lockers that enhance off-road […]

2024.14.3 Release Notes: Tesla’s Spring Update is Here

Tesla’s major Spring update has arrived for owners, with the company’s latest 2024.14.3 software update. According to the 2024.14.3 release notes shared by TeslaInfo, this update brings the Audible app, plus Visual Updates (from Cybertruck’s UI) for those with Ryzen infotainment processors (sorry, Intel fam). Are you seeing 2024.14.3 yet? Check out the full 2024.14.3 […]