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2024.14 Release Notes: Tesla v12 User Interface Spring Update

Image via @the_alfather Tesla recently announced a major spring update was coming for select vehicles with the latest AMD Ryzen infotainment chip, to bring forth a new v12 user interface. Model Y vehicles with Intel chips won’t be getting this update, nor Model 3 vehicles with the latter as well. Now, we are seeing this […]

Tesla Announces 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders for June 13

Tesla has officially announced its 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, scheduled for June 13, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. Central Time. The meeting will be accessible both virtually via the Internet and in person at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, with a live webcast available on Tesla’s website. “In 2023, the Model Y became the best-selling […]

Tesla Previews Spring Software Update and New Features

Tesla has announced an array of new features in its upcoming Spring Release, aimed at enhancing user experience and vehicle functionality across its models. The update, filled with visual upgrades and innovative functionalities, promises to make Tesla vehicles even more intuitive and enjoyable to use. Key Features of the Spring Release: Visual Updates for Model […]

Tesla Temporarily Halts Cybertruck Deliveries Over Alleged Pedal Issue

Tesla has initiated a temporary suspension of all Cybertruck deliveries for a period of seven days to address a problem identified with the vehicle’s accelerator pedal. The pause in deliveries was first reported by @WholeMarsBlog, indicating the halt is due to an issue requiring immediate attention. Further details shared by @SawyerMerritt on X reveal that […]

Tesla Cuts Over 10% of Global Workforce, Top Executives Depart

Tesla has announced plans to reduce its global workforce by more than 10%, as revealed in a memo obtained by Electrek. The decision comes as part of Tesla’s efforts to prepare for its next phase of growth, amidst rapid expansion and the resultant duplication of roles across its global factories. According to the memo, the […]

Tesla Launches FSD Subscriptions in Canada for $99

Tesla has launched Full Self-Driving (FSD) subscriptions in Canada, as promised. It was a busy Friday for Tesla, as the company slashed FSD subscription pricing in the U.S. to $99 per month, down from $199. Shortly afterwards, Tesla revealed this $99 pricing would also apply to Canada. On Friday night, Tesla enabled FSD subscriptions in […]

Tesla Adds Sport Seats for Model S Plaid, Retrofit Coming

Tesla has unveiled an addition to its high-performance Model S Plaid – the new Sport Seats designed specifically for enthusiasts of high-speed driving and precision cornering. The announcement highlights the seats’ enhanced lateral support and modular architecture, ensuring both comfort and support. These seats maintain the standard 12-way power adjustability, heating, and ventilation features, but […]

2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance for Europe is Coming Soon

Tesla some updates coming for the new Model 3 Performance for the European market, as disclosed by Julien (@eivissacopter) on X. The update reveals more about the Performance version new Model 3, notably labeled as the “M3H Performance” by Tesla, with no mention of “Ludicrous” as seen on badging in the U.S. The upgraded European […]

Tesla Launches RWD Model Y Long Range in Europe

Tesla has launched a new version of the Model Y for Europe, a Long Range version that’s only rear-wheel drive. The company said on Thursday this variant has “Maximum range that allows you to commute all week without charging—at an even more accessible price.” You get 600 km range based on the WLPT testing standard […]

Tesla Lowers Price of Model Y 7-Seat Option by $500

Tesla has tweaked the price of its Model Y again, this time for its seven-seat interior option. The seven-seating layout for the Model Y has decreased by $500 to $2,000 USD (via @SawyerMerritt). This option offers third-row seating for two in the trunk, while also offering USB-C charging for passengers. Each seat folds independently offering […]
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Tesla Fixes Rare Cybertruck Charging Issue from 0%, Boosts Speed

Tesla has announced a solution to the Cybertruck’s rare slow charging problem when the battery level drops to 0%, alongside a promise for upcoming improvements that will significantly enhance charging speed. The move comes after Branden Flasch highlighted a series of charging challenges faced by Cybertruck users at Tesla Supercharger stations, including reaching site power […]

Tesla Supercharger Milestone: Delivery to Opening in Just 4 Days

Tesla has achieved a significant milestone in the expansion of its Supercharger network, according to a recent update from the company’s @TeslaCharging account on X (formerly Twitter). The company has streamlined its deployment process for Prefabricated Supercharger Units (PSUs), reducing the time from delivery to operational status to just four days. This rapid deployment technique […]

Watch: 1,000 Teslas Set Record Custom Light Show in Korea

In an epic undertaking, Tesla owner known as @Hanteta_ orchestrated an ambitious custom Tesla light show in Suwon, South Korea, with 1,000 Tesla owners and their cars taking part to create a mesmerizing visual spectacle. This event looks to have easily beaten a previous light show that saw nearly 687 Tesla vehicles take place in […]

Tesla Seeks ‘Prototype Vehicle Operators’ Across 15 U.S. Cities 

Tesla is expanding its workforce by targeting 15 cities for the recruitment of full-time Prototype Vehicle Operators, a critical role aimed at enhancing the self-driving capabilities of its vehicles (via @Tslachan). Located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, among other locations, this position is essential for the data collection efforts that support Tesla’s advancements in Autopilot and […]