Stories by Peter McGuthrie

Tesla Adds ‘Suggested’ Destinations in 2022.28.2 Update

With Tesla’s regular software updates come gradual improvements, and one new version builds off of the automaker’s recently improved navigation system in its vehicles. Tesla added suggested destinations in its software update version 2022.28.2, as detailed in a report on Wednesday from Not a Tesla App. In the report, the publication notes a user named […]

Tesla Updating Rates and Times for Off-Peak Supercharging

As Tesla continues with plans to open its Superchargers to non-Tesla vehicles, the automaker plans to shift its charging rates and times at certain locations. Tesla is updating its charging rates at select Supercharger locations starting on Wednesday, September 28, according to tweet spotted by @Whole Mars Blog. In the screenshot, Tesla says that users […]

SpaceX Launches Flat Starlink Terminal for Maritime Customers

A new Starlink dish just dropped, this time featuring a wider range of weather capabilities for use in harsh marine conditions. SpaceX released a new Starlink dish for marine customers this week, featuring an overall flatter design and a much higher wind resistance, as can be seen on the company’s website (via @Sawyer Merritt). The […]

2023 Nissan Ariya EV Pricing Starts at $43,190

A new electric vehicle (EV) crossover is set to hit markets in the late fall, featuring up to 304 miles (489 km) of range and coming from Nissan. Nissan is set to release the Ariya electric crossover at a starting price of $43,190 in the U.S., as announced on Wednesday. The EV crossover is set […]

Elon Musk Calls SEC Oversight ‘Government-Imposed Muzzle’

Tesla’s Elon Musk is preparing to head to trial with Twitter next month, though another court battle shows the billionaire entrepreneur calling out a federal agency for allegedly stifling his free speech in a separate case. Musk’s lawyers are claiming that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed a “muzzle” on the CEO’s speech […]

Tesla Rental Demand is ‘Very, Very Strong,’ Says Hertz CEO

Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) are rented frequently at Hertz locations, according to the company, which says it has similar amounts of corporate and legal customers going electric. Demand for Teslas at Hertz rental locations has remained “very, very solid,” according to the companies head in a statement to Yahoo Finance this week. “Demand has been […]

U.S. Approves EV Charging Station Plans for All 50 States and More

Electric vehicles (EVs) are inching their way into the mainstream, and new approval from the federal government for upcoming charging stations is expected to expand the charging network significantly. The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) announced the approval of EV charging station infrastructure plans for all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico on Tuesday, reports […]

Hertz Partners with British Petroleum on EV Charging Stations

Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming popular rental cars through Hertz following partnerships announced last year, and another joint goal will see the advancement of charging stations in the U.S. Hertz announced a partnership with British Petroleum (bp) on a national network of EV charging stations, as detailed in a press release on Tuesday from the […]

2022 Tesla Model Y Cargo Cover Retrofit Costs $200 in Parts

Tesla’s store often keeps useful products and accessories for on hand for its vehicle owners, and one cargo shelf retrofit is now being installed at some service centers. A new Tesla Model Y Performance cargo shelf retrofit has been spotted, as installed by a service center (via Reddit). The parts were ordered for $200 using […]

Elon Musk Twitter Deposition Reschedule to October 6-7

After a Delaware judge set Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s deposition for this week, the opportunity for the billionaire to answer questions under oath has been pushed back to next week. Musk’s deposition for an upcoming trial with Twitter has been rescheduled to October 6 and 7, according to a filing with the court on Tuesday […]

Tesla’s Giga Shanghai Production Capacity Holding at 93%, Says Report

Although Tesla upgraded its Gigafactory Shanghai production lines in July and August, the automaker won’t use them at full capacity for the time being, claims a report. Tesla’s Giga Shanghai plans to remain below maximum output capacity, running at about 93 percent despite recent upgrades, according to two sources familiar with the matter, reports Reuters. […]

Closer Look: Tesla Supercharger ‘Busy Times’ Chart in 2022.36

A coming software update has added a useful pop-up feature for Tesla’s Superchargers, showing new details that weren’t previously included. Tesla software update 2022.36 includes a newly designed pop-up map feature for Supercharger locations, as detailed by Not a Tesla App on Monday. The pop-up map includes information such as the number of available charging […]

First Tesla CCS Combo 1 Adapters Have Been Delivered to Customers

Tesla’s official CCS Combo 1 adapters have begun delivering to customers, as noted on Monday by a Model 3 owner (via Reddit). The CCS adapter costs $250 in the U.S. and $325 in Canada, offering up to 250 kW at third-party charging stations where Tesla’s proprietary Supercharger connections aren’t available. Tesla launched official sales of […]