Stories by Nehal Malik

First Tesla Megapack Project in Hungary Goes Online

Hungary’s first Tesla Megapack-powered electricity storage facility went online on Friday — reports Daily News Hungary. The battery-based energy storage system is installed at the Dunamenti Erőmű Power Plant in the town of Százhalombatta. Plans for the facility were first announced in December 2021. The system, which was installed by Switzerland-based energy company MET Group, comprises three […]

Cotati Police to Launch Tesla Model Y Cruiser in Sonoma County

The City of Cotati in Sonoma County, California, located just  45 miles north of San Francisco, is set to unveil its first all-electric police cruiser on Thursday, September 15. Cotati will be the first city in Sonoma County to put a fully-equipped electric vehicle (EV) on its streets as a police patrol car. The city […]

SpaceX Demands FCC Reinstate Starlink Subsidies Worth $900 Million: Filing

According to PCMag, SpaceX has filed a formal appeal against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to rescind $886 million USD in federal funding for its high-speed satellite broadband service, Starlink. The FCC awarded SpaceX $886 million under its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) back in 2020 to deliver high-speed Starlink internet to rural and […]

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Plans Expansion to 37-Acres Near Giga Texas

Neuralink is all set to be the latest of Elon Musk’s companies to relocate its headquarters to Texas — reports the Austin American-Statesman. According to site plans filed with Travis County, Neuralink is developing a multi-building campus on a 37-acre property located just 20 minutes from Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory, where Musk currently spends the bulk […]

New Tesla Superchargers Global Overview: August 29 – September 4, 2022

Check out all of the new Tesla Superchargers that opened up across the globe this past week, courtesy of data from and the TMC Forums: Date Opened Location Number of Stalls Power Rating Official Listing August 29, 2022 92 Bracken Road, Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland 4 250 kW Tesla August 30, 2022 2 Robert-Bosch-Straße, Regensburg, Germany 12 […]

Tesla Ramps Up Hiring in Thailand, Suggesting Launch Soon

Tesla appears to be inching closer to launching in Thailand as the electric vehicle (EV) maker ramps up hiring efforts in the country — reports Reuters. The company is hiring a business development manager, several recruiters, and more in Thailand, its website shows. Tesla has nearly 20 Bangkok-based jobs listed on its website, including positions […]

NIO Launches ‘Air’ AR Glasses to Watch Movies in Your Car

NIO on Monday officially launched the NIO Air augmented reality (AR) glasses for in-car entertainment — reports CnEVPost. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company partnered with AR tech brand Nreal to develop the product. Nreal last month debuted its own AR headset, the Nreal Air — which the NIO Air is derived from — in […]

Tesla Cut Carbon Emissions in China by 650,000 Tons So Far in 2022

Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) have helped cut carbon emissions in China by more than 650,000 tons so far this year (via @SawyerMerritt). The reduction in China’s CO2 emissions that can be attributed to Tesla is equal to planting more than 1.3 million hectares of forest. The information comes from an interview with Li Haolin, Tesla China’s […]

Apple Tops Tesla in Future EV Interest, Despite No Car Yet: Survey

Apple came out ahead of actual automotive brands like Tesla and BMW in a recent car buyer interest survey despite the tech giant never even confirming it’s working on a vehicle, let alone delivering any, according to a study by Strategic Vision (via Business Insider). Strategic Vision recently surveyed 200,000 new-vehicle owners to find out […]

First Drives: Tesla FSD Beta [VIDEOS]

Following the release of Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version 10.69.1 earlier this week, Tesla is now rolling out version, an incremental update. #FSDBeta v10.69.1.1 release notes — Chuck Cook (@chazman) September 3, 2022 FSD beta tester James Locke took his Tesla with the latest FSD build out for a spin on Saturday, putting […]

GM’s Cruise Recalls Robotaxis After Crash, Updates Self-Driving Software

According to filings that were recently made public, General Motors Co.’s all-electric robotaxi subsidiary, Cruise, recalled and updated the software in 80 self-driving cars after a June crash in San Francisco — reports CNBC. The crash in question occurred on June 3. It involved a Cruise vehicle braking harshly while attempting an unprotected left turn as […]