Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

GM Adopts Tesla Charging Standard and Supercharger Network

In a commitment to standardizing electric vehicle (EV) charging, General Motors announced today it plans to integrate Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) into its EV designs from 2025. This move comes as part of a collaboration with Tesla, which will also allow GM EV drivers to access Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network from early 2024. […]

Tesla in Talks for Car Factory in Spain, Says Report

According to a report from Cinco Dias, Tesla is currently in discussions with Valencia’s regional government in Spain to set up a car factory. The sources for this information requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the talks, reports Reuters. The investment for the proposed factory by Tesla could exceed 4.5 billion euros ($4.83 billion), […]

Apple Maps to Get Real-Time EV Charging Features

Apple has announced a significant enhancement to its Apple Maps service in iOS 17, aiming to better support the growing number of electric vehicle (EV) users. A new feature will enable drivers to see real-time availability of charging stations along their routes, providing a significant boost to the practicality of electric vehicle usage. The new […]

Tesla Encourages Chinese Suppliers to Open Factories in Mexico: Report

Tesla is reportedly encouraging numerous Chinese suppliers to establish factories in Mexico, reports unnamed sources speaking to 36kr. The urgency of this transition, according to industry insiders, lies in Tesla’s ambitious plan to emulate its efficient Giga Shanghai overseas. Tesla suppliers, including the Xusheng Group, have already revealed intentions to build factories in Mexico this […]

Tesla Now Lists Model 3/Y Prices After Federal Tax Credit

Tesla has made notable changes to the pricing information presented on its website, now promoting the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles factoring in the potential savings from the Federal Tax Credit (via @Tslachan). Clicking the “starting at” price link takes customers to existing inventory, which currently is showing extra discounts across […]

SpaceX Hires 14-Year Old Software Engineer

Kairan Quazi in 2020, Age 10 / Twitter At an age when most teenagers are entering high school, Kairan Quazi, a prodigious 14-year-old, is celebrating his graduation from Santa Clara University and readying himself for a position as SpaceX’s youngest software engineer. This extraordinary achievement places Quazi as the youngest-ever graduate in the 172-year history […]

Volvo Launches EX30 Electric SUV [VIDEO]

Volvo has debuted its compact SUV, the all-electric EX30, promising to deliver the brand’s trademark safety and Scandinavian sophistication, while also promising the smallest carbon footprint of any Volvo to date. The announcement was made at a global unveiling in Milan, Italy. The EX30 is a first-of-its-kind small premium SUV in Volvo’s lineup, reflecting the […]

Tesla Megapacks to Power Eneco’s Largest Battery Project

Renowned sustainable energy producer, Eneco, today revealed its commitment to a substantial battery initiative in Wallonia, Belgium, signifying a step forward in balancing power consumption. The company is on track to operationalize a 50MW (200 MWh) battery power plant by the end of 2024, with the permit secured, battery ordered, and preliminary studies underway (via […]

Tesla Model 3 Now Cheaper Than Toyota Camry in California

Tesla’s reconfiguration of its battery supply chain has allowed all Model 3 sedans to qualify for substantial federal tax credits, which could potentially make them more affordable than a Toyota Camry in California. Following recent changes in battery regulations, Tesla has adjusted its supply chain and ensured that every version of the Model 3 can […]

Chinese Startup Claims EV Battery Tech Beats Cold Weather

Greater Bay Technology, a Chinese battery startup, has announced a breakthrough development that could transform the electric vehicle (EV) industry – an all-weather battery capable of maintaining power and range even in the harshest cold climates. Dubbed the Phoenix, the novel cell is designed with superconducting materials and integrated with cutting-edge thermal management technology. According […]

Tesla Slashes Prices on Model 3 Vehicles in Thailand

Tesla has unveiled sizeable discounts on its range of Model 3 electric vehicles in Thailand. The price adjustments are applicable across all Model 3 variants. The Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) has received a cut of 50,000 THB, bringing its price down to 1,709,000 THB. Similarly, the Model 3 Long Range (LR) now retails for […]

Nebraska Farm Bureau Signs with SpaceX Starlink, Offers 2 Months Free

The Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) has announced a strategic partnership with SpaceX’s Starlink to enhance broadband coverage across Nebraska, particularly in rural areas. This collaboration aims to address the critical need for reliable, high-speed internet service for Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. NEFB President Mark McHargue emphasized the importance of internet access for modern […]

Tesla Model 3 ‘Highland’ Prototype Spotted with New Headlights [VIDEO]

Tesla’s refreshed Model ‘Highland’ prototype has been spotted undergoing testing in California, for the first time in several weeks. The sighting was reported by The Kilowatts, known unofficially as Tesla whisperers for their ability to spot new prototypes in the wild. The Kilowatts said on Tuesday, “spotted Tesla’s Project Highland Prototype Model 3 for the […]

Panasonic Ramps up EV Battery Production at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic is boosting the production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries at the Nevada Gigafactory, jointly operated with Tesla, its leading consumer. This comes in response to increased demand from Tesla, who has pledged to purchase as many batteries as Panasonic can produce amidst a fiercely competitive EV market, reports Nikkei. The battery […]

Man Denies Allegations of Armed Theft of Nick Kyrgios’ Tesla

A man accused of stealing renowned tennis player Nick Kyrgios’ Tesla after allegedly threatening his mother with a gun has entered a plea of not guilty. The accused, presently held on remand, is scheduled to return to court on July 18 for a string of charges, including aggravated robbery, furious driving, driving a stolen vehicle, […]