Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

Tesla Releases Q1 2024 Vehicle Safety Report

Tesla has published its latest Vehicle Safety Report, now including data from the first quarter of 2024. According to the report, Tesla recorded one crash for every 7.63 million miles driven by drivers using Autopilot technology. For drivers not using Autopilot, there was one crash for every 955,000 miles driven. By comparison, the most recent […]

Cybertruck Rodeo: World’s Largest Cybertruck Meetup Coming in June

The DOMO Dove Nest Motorsports Club will host the world’s largest Cybertruck meetup, the Cybertruck Rodeo, set for Sunday, June 2, from 10am to 5pm. The event aims to gather 100 Cybertrucks in one location, offering an array of activities and highlights for attendees, at 2225 Co Road 342, Gatesville, Texas, 76528. Owners can bring […]

SpaceX Gets FCC Approval for New Starlink Dishes on Moving Vehicles

SpaceX has received the go-ahead from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate its new “V4” and upcoming “mini” Starlink dishes on moving cars, ships, and planes. Initially, the FCC granted SpaceX a license in September for these next-generation dishes, but only for stationary use. Last week, the regulatory body extended this license to include […]

Bargersville Police: Our Tesla Fleet Saves $80,000 a Year in Gas

Bargersville, a town south of Indianapolis in Johnson County, is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution. However, local officials emphasize that the switch from traditional gas-powered police cruisers to all-electric Teslas is driven by financial savings rather than environmental concerns. “It’s all about the money,” said Police Chief Todd Bertram to WRTV. “We […]

Tesla Urges Stockholders to Vote on Key Proposals

Tesla has called on its stockholders to vote on two crucial proposals ahead of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 13. The proposals involve ratifying the 2018 CEO Performance Award and reincorporating Tesla in Texas. Tesla emphasizes that these measures are vital for protecting stockholder rights and the value of their investments. Tesla’s official […]

2024.9.5 Release Notes: FSD 12.4 with Camera Monitoring, No Steering Nag

Image via Tessie Tesla has started rolling out software update 2024.9.5 to internal employee testers, introducing Full Self-Driving (FSD) 12.4 (Supervised) with a Vision-Based Attention Monitoring feature, reports Tessie and Not a Tesla App. The update is available for the new Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. The Vision-Based Attention Monitoring feature […]

Tesla Cybertruck Gets FSD in June with 12.5; 12.4 Internal This Weekend

When will Tesla’s Cybertruck get Full Self-Driving (FSD)? Tesla CEO Elon Musk clarified earlier this month FSD for Cybertruck was “a few months away.” But earlier this week, Musk gave a more specific timeline for FSD on Cybertruck, saying it will happen with FSD 12.5, now coming in “late June.” Musk was replying to @WholeMarsBlog […]

China Allows Tesla, Others to Transfer Data Overseas Without Security Checks

Shanghai has compiled a list of data that can be transferred overseas without security assessments, according to a government document seen by Reuters. This move aims to attract foreign investment to boost China’s sluggish economy. Foreign firms, including financial companies and automakers such as Tesla, have lobbied Chinese authorities to permit cross-border data sharing after […]

Tesla Increases Price of Model 3 Performance, Interior Options

On Thursday, Tesla announced a price increase for its Model 3 Performance, raising the cost by $1,000 to $54,990 from $53,990 in the United States. In addition to this change, Tesla has adjusted the pricing for its Model 3 interior options. The price for the Black and White interior options for the Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) […]

SpaceX Achieves 50 Successful Missions Already in 2024

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has completed 50 successful missions so far this year already, marking the highest flight rate of any rocket in history. Musk congratulated the team on X saying, “Congrats @SpaceXFalcon team on 50 successful missions already this year! Highest flight rate of any rocket ever.” The milestone 50th […]

You Can Now Buy Tesla’s Powerwall in Canada

Tesla announced on Wednesday that its latest Powerwall 3 home energy storage system is now available in Canada. The Powerwall detects power outages and recharges using solar energy or from the grid, ensuring continuous operation of household appliances. It stores clean energy generated by solar systems for use at night or during periods when solar […]

Tesla Seeks Retail Investor Support for Musk’s $56B Pay Package

Tesla is seeking the support of its substantial base of retail investors to approve CEO Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package. According to a person familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports the company’s board has hired a strategic adviser and is working with an outside law firm to drive this initiative. A dedicated “Vote Tesla” […]

Tesla Counters Claims of Low FSD Subscription Adoption Rates

Recent headlines have suggested that the adoption rate for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) service is under 2%, based on data from a small sample size and figures from YipitData. YipitData’s latest analysis indicates that nearly 3,500 Tesla owners trialed the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) service over the past month. However, only about 50 of these […]

Carnival’s Entire Cruise Fleet Now Has Starlink Internet

Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, announced today that 100% of its global fleet is now equipped with Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity. This upgrade enhances the onboard experience for guests and crew by providing faster service, greater capacity, and more reliable Wi-Fi across its fleet of over 90 ships. “Starlink has been a game-changer […]

Tesla Megafactory in Shanghai Gets Construction Permit

Tesla has received a construction permit for a new Megafactory in the Lingang area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, marking a significant expansion of its global manufacturing capabilities. This facility, Tesla’s first energy storage mega factory outside the U.S. market, is slated to begin mass production in the first quarter of 2025, […]