Stories by Nehal Malik

California Tesla Employees Exempt from COVID-19 Health Orders

According to a report by CNBC, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has deemed Tesla employees working at the company’s Fremont, California factory “essential workers”. This move exempts Tesla employees from California’s new Limited Stay at Home order. The California Department of Public Health has deemed Tesla employees "essential workers" in the state and exempted […]

Robotaxis Now Allowed to Operate in California

Companies can now launch robotaxis in California after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted approval to charge for and offer shared rides. According to an article published by TechCrunch, the decision was made on Thursday. Robotaxi companies get the green light to charge for rides in California by @kirstenkorosec — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) November […]

New Tesla Superchargers in the U.S. Overview [Nov. 19-21]

Tesla’s Supercharger network is continuously — and swiftly — expanding to facilitate its consumers. Let’s take a look at the Superchargers that went live in the U.S. between Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, with data compiled thanks to Supercharge. Date Opened Location Number of Stalls Power Rating Official Listing Nov. 19, 2020 Target at 2185 […]

Tesla Giga Austin Construction Update Nov. 19 [4K VIDEO]

“Giga Texas factory will be an asskicker,” says a recent comment from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and judging by how well things are progressing at the 2,481-acre Gigafactory site in Austin, Texas, that statement will certainly hold up. In a recently published YouTube video, Jeff Roberts gives us another progress update on day 120 of construction at […]

Quebec to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035

According to CBC News, the Legault administration is set up to present a ban on the sales of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) powered vehicles in 2035 as the spearhead of its green economy plan. The Quebec government will unveil its plans on Monday, November 16. The Quebec government's green economy plan is expected to include […]

GM Recalls Over 68,000 Chevy Bolts Over Battery Fire Risk

After complaints of battery fires in Chevrolet Bolt EVs, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is working in collaboration with General Motors Co. (GM) to find the cause of the problem. In the meantime, GM has decided to recall 68,667 Chevy Bolt units manufactured between 2017 and 2019, reports The Detroit News.  Chevy Bolt […]

Tesla Model Y Now Includes Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors

After bringing auto-dimming side mirrors back to the Model 3 earlier this year with the 2020 refresh for its prized electric vehicle, Tesla appears to be silently adding the feature to newer Model Y units as well — as confirmed by Reddit user ThunderMusc1e in a recent thread. As suggested by their name, auto-dimming side mirrors automatically […]

Tesla Naperville Showroom and Service Center Nears Completion [PICS]

Reddit user dandorato recently posted some newly captured images of the under-development Tesla showroom and service center in Naperville, Illinois, giving us an update on the location’s progress. View post on Located at 3200 Ogden Ave in Naperville, locals will recognize the structure as the former GMC Hummer dealership, and Tesla has chosen not to […]

Tesla Autopilot Crash in Massachusetts Leads to Special NHTSA Investigation

In December 2019, Nicholas Ciarlone was put on probation for one year after his Tesla rammed into a Massachusetts State Police vehicle and an SUV on Route 24 in West Bridgewater. According to NBC10 Boston, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now further investigating the case, along with 19 others involving Tesla vehicles […]

Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance Getting 20 Tesla Superchargers

Twitter user @mymodl3 shared an image of a new Supercharger station being built in Torrance, CA’s Del Amo Fashion Center in a recent tweet. The image in question was originally shared to Facebook by user Brendon Fung. 20 Superchargers being built in Del Amo Fashion Center. Photo credit to Brendon Fung on Facebook. @TeslaClubLA @OCTeslaClub @MontrealTesla @BLKMDL3 […]

Joe Biden Presidency Favours More Electric Vehicles and Chargers

With Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced as the projected winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, the auto industry must prepare for harsher regulations on carbon emissions (and Internal Combustion Engines in general), along with policies that promote the purchase and use of electric vehicles, reports Reuters. With auto industry workers holding significant voting […]

Full Self-Driving Beta Gets Tested with Tricky Scenarios [VIDEO]

@Tesla_Raj took his Tesla out to test Full Self-Driving beta in a number of different situations and shared his findings in a new video in 4K. Raj comprehensively tested out version 2020.40.8.12 of the FSD beta in a variety of different scenarios — some that occurred naturally during his trip, and some that were planned […]

New Tesla Supercharger in Cupertino Looks Ready to Open Soon

The home of Apple–Cupertino–will soon see a new Tesla Supercharger location opening its doors (er…stalls) to Tesla owners in the vicinity. The Supercharger site is currently under construction at 20745 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, California. The installation is situated in the parking lot of a recently renovated Target, which tells us this is another one […]

New Tesla Superchargers in the U.S. Overview [Oct. 31-Nov. 7]

After opening five new Superchargers in the U.S. last week, three of which were located in Connecticut, Illinois, and Washington, Tesla has upped the ante by having seven new Superchargers up and running this week. Let’s take a look at all of the Superchargers in the U.S. that became operational between Oct. 31 and Nov. […]