Stories by Peter McGuthrie

First Tesla Tequila Orders Have Been Delivered [PIC]

First pictures of the Tesla Tequila were leaked earlier this month, though hopefully pictures are the only thing to have leaked in these packages. One lucky customer has received their Tesla Tequila in the mail, signalling that customers who purchased the tequila should be receiving theirs soon too, according to a post on Reddit. The […]

Tesla Giga Berlin Deforestation Round Two Underway

Tesla’s Giga Berlin site is well underway after a first round of deforestation, though new reports show that the company will now need to remove more trees to continue construction. On Monday, Teslarati reported that Tesla has gained approval from the State Office for the Environment to begin the second phase of deforestation needed to […]

Australian City to Fine Drivers Blocking EV Chargers

Traditional gas car drivers that park in electric vehicle (EV) charging spots will now be held accountable, and even fined, for their actions in Australia. On Sunday, CarExpert reported that gas cars parked in EV charging spots in Victoria could cause owners up to $330.44 in fines, a victory for EV owners down under. Similar […]

GM Drops Nikola Equity Stake and Badger Deal, Shares Plunge

Nikola Motors had a rough few months in what was supposed to be an exciting fall for the company – with delayed contract signings due to claims of fraud, and the ultimate stepping down of the company’s founder. And now, updates of the company’s contract with a major automaker have been shared. In a bombshell […]

Tesla Model 3 Tops Global EV Sales in October

The Tesla Model 3 is currently the world’s top-selling electric vehicle (EV), though with more EVs on the market in general than in years before, other brands are starting to climb their way up Tesla’s ladder. Tesla’s Model 3 sold 22,755 units globally in October, with a total of 260,927 sold in the entire year […]

Drone Films the Inside of Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin [VIDEO]

As Tesla races towards 2021 factory completions in both Berlin, Germany, and Austin, Texas, its construction sites are actually coming together and starting to look like Tesla plants. A new video uploaded Saturday by YouTube channel Teslair shares an inside look at Tesla’s under-construction Giga Berlin site. The video shares drone footage from within and […]

Full Self-Driving Beta 5: Smart Summon Test [VIDEO]

In a video released Thursday, YouTube host and Tesla owner Chuck Cook shares a sample of the newly-released Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version 5 and Smart Summon. The video shows a moderately-successful Smart Summon, with some problems showing up more regularly than others. The first couple of tests show the Smart Summon feature making it […]

US Safety Regulator Opens Investigation into 115,000 Tesla Vehicles

Tesla is no stranger to bugs and flaws with its cars, and a new investigation may even expand the number of cars that Tesla will need to address. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it has opened an investigation into about 115,000 Tesla vehicles, as reported by Reuters. The newest […]

Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 5 Called “Human-Like” in Demo [VIDEO]

We’ve now seen a number of videos showing off Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta and the impressive demonstrations keep coming. In a new video uploaded on Thursday by YouTube channel AIDRIVR, the driver of a Tesla with Autopilot and the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta (2020.44.15.3) drives with the autonomous-driving system engaged, while talking about what makes […]

Tesla Model 3 Shows Off Cool Rainbow, Holographic Wrap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already stated that Giga Berlin will have “the world’s most advanced paint shop.” However, it looks like some Tesla owners couldn’t wait, and have already taken their paint needs into their own hands. A Tesla Model 3 with a colorful rainbow holographic wrap was spotted and shared on Reddit by […]

Drag Race: Tesla Model S vs. Lamborghini Huracan [VIDEO]

Electric vehicles (EVs) have been beating traditional petrol vehicles left and right this year, and the trend is likely to stop anytime soon. Still, it seems like there must be a match for Tesla and other EVs which are currently dominating the racing space, right? In a video uploaded Wednesday by YouTube channel Auto Trader, […]

First Teardowns: SpaceX Starlink Dish and Router [VIDEOS]

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet was recently made available for a limited public beta in parts of the United States and Canada, and those trying it out so far are sharing rave reviews about the new technology. In videos uploaded earlier this month, YouTube channels Kenneth Keither and Turtle Herding have uploaded videos sharing the breakdowns […]

European 2021 Tesla Model 3 vs. 2020 Tesla Model 3 [VIDEO]

Tesla’s incremental changes keep fans and other onlookers interested on an ongoing basis, but it can be easy to forget just how far the company’s cars have come since we see so little change year-over-year. In a video uploaded Tuesday, YouTube channel RSymons Ltd shares a side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Tesla Model 3 with […]

New Tesla Winter Driving Tips Shared on Website

While electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming a part of the mainstream auto industry, there are still a few caveats that have yet to be worked out. One such caveat is the variance of battery capacity and range in cold weather. To counter the oncoming winter and its related EV problems, Tesla has shared a […]