Stories by Nehal Malik

New Tesla Superchargers Global Overview: September 19–25, 2022

Here’s a list of all the new locations Tesla added to its global network of Superchargers this past week, courtesy of data from Supercharge.info and the TMC Forums: Date Opened Location Number of Stalls Power Rating Official Listing September 19, 2022 The Haili New Century Grand Hotel Haiyan at No. 349 Xinqiao North Road, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China […]

SpaceX Starlink Dishes with Volcano Mount Survives Hurricane Fiona in Canada

One Starlink subscriber impacted by Hurricane Fiona in Canada has reported that the service’s second-generation “Dishy” terminal successfully weathered the storm and came out unscathed (via Reddit). Starlink is a high-speed satellite broadband service from SpaceX. Customers set up their Starlink terminals in clear view of the sky, and these terminals then communicate with satellites […]

NASA Details SpaceX Crew-5 Launch to Space Station on October 3

NASA and SpaceX have scheduled their Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, October 3. Our next @Commercial_Crew launch to the @Space_Station is scheduled to lift off from @NASA_Kennedy no earlier than Monday, Oct. 3. Get the details […]

Tesla Tells German Officials: Giga Texas to Ramp Up Batteries Faster than Planned

Tesla has informed local government officials in Gruenheide, Germany, that it is putting plans for a 50 gigawatt-hour battery production facility at Gigafactory Berlin on the back burner. The automaker will instead divert resources to increasing battery production at its U.S. Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, faster than originally planned, reports Automotive News. “The EV maker […]

SpaceX Starlink Now Connecting Schools in the Amazon Rainforest

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service is now serving schools located in the Amazon Rainforest, connecting institutes located in the region of the Amazon that falls under Brazil to the rest of the world via satellite. Company CEO Elon Musk highlighted the accomplishment on Thursday when he shared a tweet from Brazilian Minister of Communications Fábio Faria […]

Mercedes G-Class Electric SUV to Debut in 2024

During a media roundtable earlier this week, Mercedes Chairman Ola Källenius said the company plans to unveil its first all-electric version of the premium G-Class SUV sometime in 2024 (via Autoblog). Källenius told the press that he already test-drove a prototype G-Class electric vehicle (EV) last fall at Mercedes’ testing facility in Graz, Austria. He […]

New Tesla Superchargers Global Overview: September 12–18, 2022

Take a look at all of the new Tesla Superchargers that went live across the globe this past week, courtesy of data from Supercharge.info and the TMC Forums: Date Opened Location Number of Stalls Power Rating Official Listing September 12, 2022 The CVS at 2147 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC, USA 12 250 kW Tesla September 12, […]

Hydro One Launches Tesla Powerwalls Pilot in Ontario

Hydro One, the electricity utility that serves Ontario, Canada, recently launched a pilot project that uses Tesla Powerwalls to provide battery backup to the local grid. Powerwall is Tesla’s residential energy storage solution. Hydro One has deployed a battery energy storage system comprising several Powerwalls that will supplement power supply to residential customers during times […]

Rumor: Tesla Model 3/Y to Get Major Battery Upgrades in 2023

Twitter user and Tesla enthusiast Chris Zheng (@ChrisZheng001) on Saturday shared a rumor claiming that the Model 3 and Model Y will get a major upgrade sometime next year. It looks like the Tesla Model 3/Y will be followed by a massive update. – The RWD version will have two new batteries, the LFP blade […]

Tesla Now Alerts When Pedestrian Warning System Unplugged in 2022.28.2

As of software update 2022.28.2, Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) with a Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) installed can detect whether the associated speaker is disconnected and notify the user if it is (via Reddit). Many Tesla owners find the PWS annoying (as do many of the people who hear it in action), so disconnecting its speaker isn’t […]

Cotati Police Unveils First Tesla Model Y Cruiser in Sonoma County

The City of Cotati in Sonoma County, California, unveiled its first all-electric police cruiser, a Tesla Model Y, on Thursday — reports The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. City officials presented the fully-kitted Model Y police car during a ceremony at La Plaza Park. Cotati, located just 45 miles north of San Francisco, has become the […]

Tesla to Fix High-Pitched Buzzing in Model S/X with 2022.36.1 Update

Some Tesla owners have been complaining about a continuous high-pitched whining noise found in some Model S/X refresh vehicles, including Plaid variants. The annoying issue that happens while parked will be fixed in the upcoming 2022.36.1 software update (via Tesla Motors Club), a per a screenshot detailing the reply from Tesla customer service. The buzzing […]

New Tesla Superchargers Global Overview: September 5–11, 2022

Here’s a list of all the new locations Tesla added to its global Supercharger network this past week, courtesy of data from Supercharge.info and the TMC Forums: Date Opened Location Number of Stalls Power Rating Official Listing September 5, 2022 Section 6, Civic Avenue, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 4 150 kW Tesla September 5, 2022 Runners […]