Stories by Peter McGuthrie

Nuevo León Governor Celebrates Tesla’s Coming Gigafactory in Mexico

Nuevo León Governor @Samuel García shared a post on Wednesday celebrating Tesla’s arrival in the northeastern Mexican state, accompanied by photos of him with a pair of Model X units, while wearing a branded Tesla jacket. The photos show one white and one black Tesla Model X, with García standing near the vehicles’ driver-side doors. […]

Tesla Shares Images of First Model S/X Deliveries in China

Tesla has begun delivering its first Model S and Model X units in Mainland China, as celebrated by the company on Wednesday in a post on Twitter. Photos included with the post show buyers posing with their Model S and Model X units at one of Tesla’s showrooms. There are numerous balloons, flowers, teddy bears, […]

Tesla Model X Seat Belt Issue Sees Preliminary Investigation by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into 50,000 Tesla Model X units, following two reports of front seatbelt issues, according to Reuters. The initial investigation of the issue applies only to Model X units with the 2022-2023 model years, with an issue that causes the front seatbelt to become disengaged […]

Tesla Cybertruck Spotted Testing 4-Wheel Steering in the Wild [VIDEO]

A Tesla Cybertruck was spotted in the wild, appearing to test the electric truck’s steering around streets of Palo Alto, California, as captured and shared by none other than @The Kilowatts on Monday. The Cybertruck can be seen making quick turns and unique steering maneuvers, including what looks like four-wheel turning at around the 0:02 […]

Tesla’s Referral Program is Back in Europe

Tesla has reintroduced its Referral Credits program in Europe, offering free Supercharging and more for referring and being referred for the sale of its vehicles, as @Tesla_Adri pointed out on Monday. Tesla_Adri also shared photos of the app showing the referral program, which offers up to 2,000 credits on referrals of any vehicle in the […]

Tesla Offers Free Supercharger Miles on Inventory Purchases in Europe

Tesla is offering free Supercharging miles on inventory purchases in Europe for orders delivered by March 31, as spotted and pointed out by @Tslachan. The deal offers users up to 3,000 free Supercharging miles in England, or up to 5,000 kilometers in Germany. Additionally, buyers are being granted free Tesla Referral Credits whether they were […]

SpaceX Launches 56 More Starlink Satellites to Low-Earth Orbit [VIDEO]

Another SpaceX launch was completed on Friday, with yet another Starlink mission completed successfully. On Friday, March 24 at 11:33 a.m. ET, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This was the tenth launch and landing for this […]

Tesla Store in Berlin Hit with Paint Bombs Over Gigafactory Water Use

A Tesla store in Berlin, Germany was targeted this week with paint bombs and posters, citing the company’s water use at its nearby Grünheide factory, as shared by Tagesspiegel earlier this week. The incident occurred against the exterior facade of the Mall of Berlin shopping center on Tuesday morning by 6-7 hooded people, armed with […]

Testing Tesla Vision Park Assist vs Tape Measure [VIDEOS]

A video shared by @EVBaymax on Thursday shows just how accurate Tesla’s Vision Park Assist feature is, after verifying the in-car distance with a tape measure. In the video, you can see the user’s park assist screen displaying a distance of 18 inches between the vehicle and the nearby curb. When EVBaymax gets out to […]

Tesla Launches Safety Score Beta 2.0 with Added Scoring Factors

Tesla has unveiled its Safety Score Beta version 2.0, as detailed on its website, including additional safety factors that help predict a driver’s overall score. Version 2.0 of the Safety Score beta includes two new safety factors that the score takes into consideration: Excessive Speeding and Unbuckled Driving. On the former, Tesla says that safety […]

Ford Expects $3 Billion in Pretax EV Losses in 2023 [VIDEO]

Ford is expecting to lose $3 billion pretax on its electric vehicle (EV) division this year, according to statements from the company made on Thursday (via Reuters). The projected loss was shared during a mid-morning briefing on Thursday, with investors and analysts looking at Ford’s financial results from a new way of reporting them. Despite […]