Stories by Peter McGuthrie

Tesla Launches Official Megapack Twitter Account

Tesla has made a Twitter account for its Megapack commercial battery packs, showing as @Tesla_Megapack, and in the bio it says “large-scale energy storage,” as first spotted by @SawyerMerritt (via @Tslachan). At the time of writing, the account has yet to make any posts, has about 1,390 followers and only follows three other accounts: SpaceX, […]

Tesla Prices in Shanghai Benefit from Extended NEV Subsidies

A subsidy for replacing gas vehicles and other large appliances will continue to be available to those in Shanghai, offering as much as RMB 10,000 ($1,475 USD) for the trade-in of an old registered vehicle (via @TslaChan). The subsidy renewal comes as part of the “Shanghai Action Plan to Boost Confidence, Expand Demand, Stabilize Growth […]

Ford Cuts Prices on the Mustang Mach-E, Following Tesla

Ford will cut costs and boost production of the electric Mustang Mach-E, just a few weeks after Tesla’s price cuts shook the electric vehicle (EV) sector (via CNBC). The Mustang Mach-E, considered a competitor to Tesla’s Model Y, saw prices slashed by an average of $4,500 across trims, now ranging from $600 to $5,900 off. […]

Tesla Adds Interior Cabin ‘Camera Preview’ to Service Menu

Tesla has added a “camera preview” feature to the vehicle’s service menu, as spotted this week by @Stian Walgermo. The feature came as an update to Tesla’s software in version 2023.2.0.5, most of the new features of which were simply minor fixes. The feature shows a simple view from the camera, without having to use […]

Tesla Pushes Model 3 Leasing: ‘Starting at $399/month’

Recent weeks have brought on conversations about Tesla’s price cuts in markets around the world, and now the automaker is pushing a new message on its website for Model 3 leasing. Tesla’s Model 3 is now leasing at prices as low as $399 per month, according to a change on the automaker’s website yesterday, notes […]

Tesla Expanding in Israel as First Permanent Showroom Coming

Tesla is planning to add a new showroom and service center in Northern Netanya, Israel, according to a property lease signed by the automaker, reports Globes. The site is located at 39-41 Hakadar Street in Netanya, complete with a nearby store from Chinese automaker Geely Geometry. The property includes about 3,300 square meters (10,826.77 square […]

Hyundai to Spend $8.5 Billion for EV Expansion Plans in 2023

Hyundai plans to invest as much as 10.5 trillion won ($8.5 billion USD) in 2023 into research and development and its construction of an electric vehicle (EV) plant in Georgia, reports Bloomberg, as noted in a filing on Thursday. The news also comes after Hyundai began working on a $5.5 billion EV and battery factory […]

Starlink App Launches ‘Sleep Schedule’ Feature

SpaceX has launched a new feature for the Starlink app version 2023.03.0 called “sleep schedule,” which is intended to help save energy during normal sleeping hours (via @Nathan Owens). The feature toggles a power-saving mode, causing the dish to report an outage reason as “Sleeping” during the pre-set hours. The update also included the addition […]