Stories by Nehal Malik

Tesla Offers Free Supercharging to Flood-Stricken Regions in Europe

According to a recent Reddit post from user Sonbart, Tesla will temporarily offer free Supercharging to flood-stricken regions in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany starting Sunday, July 18. As of March 2021, Tesla has over 6,000 Superchargers up and running in Europe across 600 different locations. Free Supercharging will be enabled at Supercharger locations in areas affected […]

Tesla Unveils Powerwall ‘Virtual Power Plants’ to Help California Grid

According to Electrek, Tesla is launching an opt-in Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project in California, backed entirely by Powerwalls owned by Californians and designed to aid the state’s power grid in times of peak demand. California’s energy grid is expected to have a rough time these next few months — record high temperatures will result in […]

Newest SpaceX Droneship ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ Arrives at Port Canaveral

Image via John Kraus Photos The long-awaited third addition to SpaceX’s fleet of spaceport droneships, ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ (ASOG), arrived at Port Canaveral in Florida on the morning of Thursday, July 15. More photos here: — John Kraus (@johnkrausphotos) July 15, 2021 ASOG joins its predecessor, ‘Just Read the Instructions’ (JRTI), in recovering […]

Tesla Megapack Pricing, Specs, Ordering Details and More Revealed

The official order page for Tesla’s Megapack has gone live, revealing pricing and more for the utility-scale energy storage solution — reports The Street. Details on the Megapack have been in short supply up until now since, unlike the more consumer-focused Powerwall, the Megapack has largely been a business-to-business product. Capacity A single Megapack energy storage […]

Tesla Supercharger at SpaceX Headquarters Closing to the Public

According to a recent tweet from “Supercharger sleuth” and avid Tesla Motors Club (TMC) contributor Marco (@MarcoRPTesla), the V3 Tesla Supercharger at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, will be permanently closed to the general public on Monday, July 19. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!Hawthorne will be closed (permanently) to the public starting Monday 😭😭😭 — Supercharger King 👑 […]

Tesla Powerwalls, Solar Roof to Power Housing Project in Texas

According to a press release Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently shared on Twitter, Tesla Solar is teaming up with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Dacra to build a large-scale sustainable residential neighborhood in Austin, Texas. Tesla Solar Roof + Powerwall in major new housing development in Austin — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2021 Provisionally named […]

Tesla’s New ‘Table Salt’ Lithium Extraction Process Detailed in Patent

Tesla’s application for a new patent describes the revolutionary lithium extraction process the EV pioneer has devised to cut costs by 33%, teased previously by CEO Elon Musk as “using table salt to basically extract lithium from ore” — reports Electrek. The extraction process was originally announced by Tesla during Battery Day 2020. During the […]

Sheriff’s Office in Everett Buys Tesla Model Y for Patrol Car

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in Everett, Washington, has announced that it will be adding a Tesla Model Y Long Range to its fleet o patrol cars in a pilot program to test the viability of electric vehicles (EVs) in patrol work — reports The Everett Herald. Snohomish County isn’t the first in the U.S. to […]

SpaceX’s ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’ Droneship Starts Sea-Trials, Doesn’t Require Tug Boat

On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared aerial footage of the company’s newest autonomous spaceport droneship, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG), finally taking to the sea in its very first sea-trial outside Port Fourchon. Autonomous SpaceX droneship,A Shortfall of Gravitas — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2021 When asked if ASOG is fully automated […]

Tesla Model S Plaid Owner Tries to Break 1/4 Mile Record [VIDEO]

Yet another Tesla Model S Plaid owner, DragTimes‘ Brooks Weisblat, takes to a drag strip in a recently published YouTube video to try and break the world record for fastest 1/4 mile in a ‘production car’, which was recently set by Jay Leno in his own Model S Plaid at 9.247 seconds. On what was only […]

Tesla 2021.4.18.12 Software Update: FSD Beta v9.0 [First Look]

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta V9.0 finally started rolling out to beta testers earlier today at 12 AM PDT, after originally being scheduled for an April launch. Here. We. Go!#FSDBeta v9 — James Locke (@arctechinc) July 10, 2021 Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that FSD beta V9 would launch Saturday, […]

Tesla Model Y Pure Vision Autopilot Impresses in Rainy Test Drive [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, Kevin Smith shares part two of his experience driving his camera-dependent, radar-less 2021 Model Y in the rain to see how Autopilot holds up with changing weather conditions. Tesla removed radar from the 2021 Model Y and Model 3 with units delivered in May, replacing it with the camera-based Pure […]

Porsche Recalls Taycan EV Globally, Over Sudden Power Loss Issue

Porsche has announced a recall of all 43,000 units of its Taycan electric vehicles (EVs) across the globe over a confirmed issue involving sudden, unexpected power loss to the entire vehicle — reports Autoblog. The recall covers all Taycan units produced and delivered by June 2021. According to Porsche, each of the recalled cars will […]