Stories by Peter McGuthrie

Tesla Cybertruck Spotted on Test Track at Fremont Factory [VIDEOS]

Just a few days after Tesla and CEO Elon Musk teased crash tests for the Cybertruck, a pre-production version of the upcoming vehicle can be seen outside Tesla’s California factory. Tesla was spotted testing a Cybertruck on the outdoor track at its Fremont Factory this week, as spotted and shared by the YouTube channel Met […]

Tesla Launches Model Y Long Range in Japan [VIDEO]

Tesla launched the Model Y Long Range trim in Japan on Tuesday, as can be seen on the company’s Japanese order configurator. The highly-anticipated trim for the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) automaker’s top-selling SUV now joins the entry-level rear-wheel-drive and Performance trims. The Model Y LR order configurator also notes that the EV is eligible […]

Tesla Said to Launch FSD Beta in China Soon, Claims Report

A new report says Tesla could be set to launch its self-driving software in China, with the highly-anticipated system currently available only in North America (Canada and the U.S., specifically). Tesla may be readying large-scale testing of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta in China, according to a report from Caixin (via @Chris Zheng). “According to […]

Tesla’s Chief Designer on Motortrend Podcast Talks Cybertruck and More [VIDEO]

A new episode of Motortrend’s InEVitable Podcast includes a conversation with Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen, as hosted by the publication’s Ed Loh and Jonny Lieberman. The topics discussed ranged from Holzhausen’s background in design to Tesla’s success and the Supercharger network, all the way to discussing media pushback and disinformation. It also discusses […]

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 […]