Stories by Peter McGuthrie

Starlink Now Live on Super Remote Easter Island and Pitcairn Island

As SpaceX continues launching Starlink satellites into its orbital constellation, the company is also making the low-Earth orbit (LEO) broadband service available in some of the world’s most remote locations. @SpaceX announced on Tuesday that its Starlink satellite internet has become operational in two of the world’s most remote locations: Pitcairn Island and Easter Island. […]

Tesla Megapacks Now Power Europe’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System

Tesla’s Megapack systems are being used to store power at what is considered Europe’s largest distributed battery, and the system is now operational, according to a press release from partners Harmony Energy. The site is being overseen by utility suppliers Harmony Energy and is located in Pillswood, located in East Yorkshire county of England. With […]

Elon Musk Hires OG iPhone Hacker George Hotz to Fix Twitter Search

Twitter has hired original 2007 iPhone hacker @George Hotz as an intern to help fix the social media platform’s search function. The internship will last 12 weeks and Hotz will be dedicated to fixing both Twitter’s search function and the login pop-ups after scrolling down a little bit when signed out. Hotz also said that […]

Tesla Model S Plaid with Von Holzhausen Vegan Leather at Petersen Museum

Tesla’s Model S Plaid is on display in the automaker’s exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum, featuring a vegan leather interior from designer Vicki von Holzhausen, the wife of the automaker’s head designer, Franz Von Holzhausen. The Von Holzhausen vegan leather was designed in partnership with auto-tuning company and electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts Unplugged Performance, […]

SpaceX Starlink in Tanzania Seeks Approval by 2023

SpaceX’s Starlink is increasingly becoming available in countries around the world, and one country in Africa has now been added to the continent’s satellite internet repertoire. The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) issued a permit to SpaceX to launch its Starlink low-Earth orbit satellite internet service in the country, according to Business Insider of Africa. […]

Rumor: TSMC to Reportedly Replace Samsung as Tesla’s FSD Chip Supplier

Tesla may be replacing Samsung’s hardware 3 (HW3) chips with a large order from supplier Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), according to a report from local outlet Economic Daily on Monday. The rumor has not yet been confirmed or denied and both TSMC and Tesla declined to comment on the matter. The report states that Tesla […]

First NIO Battery Swap Station in Sweden Goes Online [VIDEO]

Chinese electric automaker NIO powered on its first battery swap station in Sweden last week, as shared in a post on the company’s LinkedIn and reported by CnEVPost. The battery swap station is in Varberg, located next to a highway running from Gothenburg to Malmö in the country’s southwest region. The opening event included a […]

Kia Launches First City Store in China, Showing Off EV6

As Kia shifts its business strategy to focus on electric vehicles (EVs), the Korean automaker is increasing its presence in China as it launches new ways to reach consumers interested in clean energy vehicles. Kia launched its first “City Store” in China as part of its shifting EV strategy, located in Xi’an, Shaanxi in the […]

Dominos Launches EV Delivery Fleet with 800 Chevy Bolts

Domino’s announced plans to order custom-branded Chevy Bolt electric vehicles, set to receive 100 this month with 700 more rolling out in the coming months, according to a press release from the pizza company on Monday. The fleet will consist of 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs, which are set to arrive at select franchise and corporate […]

Tesla Confirms Cybertruck Body Steel is from Steel Dynamics

Tesla’s Cybertruck uses steel made by Steel Dynamics, according to a plaque at the Petersen Automotive Museum display for SpaceX, spotted by @Teslaadvisor (via @Sawyer Merritt). The news comes after Steel Dynamics denied involvement with the Tesla Cybertruck in January, saying that the company was currently not an “approved supplier” of stainless steel, though it […]

Get a Free Tesla Model Y If You Buy This Home in New Zealand

Homeowners represented by Barfoot & Thompson in New Zealand are offering a “brand new Tesla and brand new home,” in an effort to sell the home in southeast Auckland, to differentiate the property from 120 other new builds in the market. Real estate agent Kapil Rana said the Tesla hasn’t yet been purchased, but the […]

SpaceX Starlink Now Live Across All of Alaska, Complete Coverage is Here

SpaceX has made Starlink fully operational across Alaska, closing a previous coverage gap that left Anchorage and many surrounding regions without service, as spotted by Tesla North reader @Nathan Owens. Owens shared a screenshot of a Starlink order for an address in Anchorage, which was previously part of a coverage gap that covered much of […]

Tesla Says its Vehicles Now Represent 1% of All Cars in Denmark

Tesla now represents one percent of all vehicles on the road in Denmark, according to data reported by local outlet De Danske Bilimportører and shared by an employee on LinkedIn (via @Sawyer Merritt). Tesla Denmark’s Regional Lead Kim Gaba Jensen posted the news on LinkedIn on Friday, adding that there is still work to be […]