Stories by Nehal Malik

Tesla Sued by Ex-Employee, Claims Firing Over Reporting Copper Heist

Lynn Thompson, a former Tesla employee, has filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer claiming he was fired for reporting the theft of a large amount of copper from the electric vehicle (EV) maker’s battery plant near Reno, Nevada — reports Yahoo! Finance. According to the lawsuit, millions of dollars in copper wire has been stolen from […]

Facedrive Launches Tesla Subscription Service in Toronto

According to a recent press release, Canadian environment-conscious tech ecosystem Facedrive has launched its electric vehicle (EV) subscription service, ‘Steer’, in Toronto, Ontario. Originally launched in Washington, D.C, and with 130+ EVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) currently in circulation, Steer is a Transport as a Service (TaaS) platform that provides users with the […]

Tesla Named World’s Fastest-Growing Brand in 2021

According to Brand Finance, Tesla has been crowned the fastest growing brand in the company’s Global 500 2021 Index, with a ‘brand value’ of a whopping $32.0 billion USD — up 158% in the last year alone. As explained by Brand Finance, the ‘brand value’ is a meticulously formulated representation of what a brand would […]

Some Tesla Model 3 Owners Getting ‘Schedule Roof Service’ Message

Earlier this week, a Reddit user shared an image of a notification they received in the Tesla app. The notification in question urged them to “schedule roof service” for their Tesla vehicle. The notification reads: We identified that your vehicle may experience or have experienced a small water ingress/intake in the cabin. If an issue […]

SpaceX Starlink Internet Speed Tests Keep Impressing Early Testers

A Reddit user recently shared screenshots of a speed test on an active Starlink internet connection that showcases the connection hitting download speeds of 1.3 Gbps. Unfortunately, 1.3 Gbps on a Starlink connection isn’t actually possible (yet), as both ‘Dishy’, the Starlink receiver dish, and included PoE adapter only have 1 Gbps Ethernet ports, a fact […]

Dogecoin Has Been Working With Elon Musk Since 2019, Reveals Developer

In an exclusive interview with Decrypt on Friday, Dogecoin developer Ross Nicoll revealed that the team has been in contact with Elon Musk since they were approached by him in 2019. Musk has provided “lots of advice and input”, “encouraged them to improve the higher transaction throughput”, and granted them access to his abundance of industry […]

Wisconsin County to Beta Test SpaceX Starlink Internet

According to a press release from the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has just announced the establishment of a pilot program in Eau Claire County to test SpaceX’s high-speed broadband internet service, Starlink. Assisting the project will be the Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, who has declared 2021 the Year of […]

SpaceX Software Team to Hold Reddit AMA on Saturday, May 15

According to SpaceX, the space transport and exploration company’s software team will be doing an AMA on Reddit this Saturday, May 15 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. SpaceX software team will do an AMA tomorrow on @rSpaceX — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 14, 2021 Available to answer the community’s questions will be the following members of SpaceX’s software […]

Tesla Model S/X Refresh Customers Receive Updated Delivery Timelines

Tesla investor and enthusiast Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) confirmed last night anyone who put in an order for a refreshed Tesla Model S or Model X before May 6 should now have the estimated delivery timeline updated on their Tesla account. @advz01 ordered a Model X on Feb 20th. He now has a new estimated delivery […]

Tesla Cybertruck Rear View Mirror Cameras are Located in Wheel Arch [PICS]

A Reddit user who recently saw the Cybertruck at a Tesla showroom in NYC shared pictures of an eagle-eyed observation they made about the all-electric pickup truck: it has cameras embedded in the wheel arches. According to the Tesla sales representative they met with, the cameras are there to replace the rear view mirrors, apparently. However, take […]

Lucid Motors and Others Buy Ads on SNL to Keep Up with Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made his impressive hosting debut on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. While ‘The Dogefather‘ made witty quips on the show, Tesla’s so-called competitor Lucid Motors decided to strike during one of the commercial breaks and aired an ad for its upcoming luxury electric vehicle (EV), the 2021 Lucid Air. Introducing […]

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Booster for Record 10th Time in Starlink Mission

At 2:42 a.m. EDT Sunday morning, SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This will be the tenth flight for the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 8, […]

SpaceX Efforts to Develop Boca Chica, Texas, Profiled by WSJ

Before SpaceX can colonize Mars, it looks like the space exploration and transportation giant is trying to develop the stretches of land surrounding its Starbase launch site in Boca Chica, South Texas. In a more corporate way, though, which The Wall Street Journal delves into in its latest profile on Elon Musk’s company. Of the 30-something small […]

Canada’s EV Rebate Program Sees 74,000+ Vehicles Purchased to Date

According to Transport Canada, the federal government’s Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) program supplemented the purchase of 74,000+ eligible Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in Canada from its inception to January 2021. As of January 2021, over 74,000 eligible zero-emission vehicles have been purchased under the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program, which will help reduce emissions by up […]