Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

Tesla 2023.38 Update Release Notes

Tesla has released its latest software update, version 2023.38, introducing new features that enhance user experience and vehicle functionality. The update brings two notable changes: Location Sharing and adjustments to windows during software updates, according to Tesla-Info. The Location Sharing feature adds an icon at the top of the vehicle’s touchscreen whenever an app requests […]

Rivian Q3 2023 Sees 15,564 Vehicles Delivered

Rivian Automotive announced on Monday that it achieved record electric vehicle (EV) deliveries for the third quarter of 2023, surpassing Wall Street expectations. The company delivered 15,564 vehicles during the quarter, marking a 23% increase from the second quarter of 2023. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had projected around 14,000 deliveries for the period. All 16,304 […]

Tesla Q3 2023 Resulted in 435,059 Deliveries, Up 27% YoY

Tesla released its vehicle production and delivery statistics for the third quarter of 2023 on Monday, showing a decline compared to the previous quarter. The company produced 430,488 vehicles and delivered 435,059. This represents a 10.3% decline in deliveries from the 466,140 reported in the previous quarter and a 10.3% decline in production from the […]

First Tesla Model 3 “Highland” Deliveries in Europe Appear Imminent

Early European customers of Tesla’s Model 3 “Highland” are reportedly on the cusp of receiving their vehicles. According to unofficial fan X account, Tesla Newswire, customers have reportedly been issued their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) and have received instructions to finalize their payments. Another Tesla owner shared their own screenshot of a similar email received, seemingly […]

Austin School District to Buy Teslas for Police Force Amid Debate

Eanes Independent School District (ISD) in Travis County is set to acquire nine Tesla vehicles for its newly established police force. The decision follows the district’s earlier vote to form a police department to align with state mandates. The department aims to ensure rapid response to emergencies across its 32-square-mile jurisdiction in greater Austin. In […]

Largest Tesla Supercharger in Canada Opens in Richmond, BC

Tesla has unveiled its largest Supercharger station in Canada, located at 4660 Garden City Road in Richmond, BC. The new facility features 40 stalls capable of charging at up to 250 kW. The charging price is set at $0.22 CAD per kWh, and the station is now live on the Tesla app. The Supercharger is […]

Tesla Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging that the electric car manufacturer violated federal laws by permitting “widespread and ongoing racial harassment” against its Black employees. The federal agency also accuses Tesla of retaliating against workers who opposed such harassment. “The EEOC alleges that non-Black offenders at Tesla […]

2024 Honda Prologue EV SUV Unveiled with 300-Mile Range

Honda has announced its first all-electric SUV, the 2024 Honda Prologue, which is expected to have an EPA range rating of 300 miles on a full charge. The vehicle is slated for nationwide availability in early 2024, with pre-sale activities commencing later this year. The starting MSRP is expected to be in the upper $40,000 […]

Tesla Diner Construction Begins in Los Angeles

Tesla has officially started construction on its first-ever restaurant, located in Los Angeles, following months of speculation and permitting hurdles. The site, which previously housed a Shakey’s pizza restaurant for over 50 years, has been demolished to make way for Tesla’s new venture. The restaurant is planned to be a two-story structure, featuring 32 charging […]

SpaceX Secures First US Space Force Contract from Pentagon

SpaceX has been awarded its first contract by the US Space Force to provide customized satellite communications under its new Starshield program. The contract, which has a ceiling of $70 million, was awarded on September 1 and extends SpaceX’s role as a defense contractor. According to Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek, the contract covers “Starshield […]

Tesla Launches Extended Warranty Service in Canada

Tesla has officially rolled out its Vehicle Extended Service Agreement (Vehicle ESA) for Canadian customers. The extended warranty covers Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y vehicles, according to an official document dated September 25, 2023, the day of the launch. The Tesla mobile app is showing an option for ‘Extended Service Agreement’ […]

Tesla is King in the U.S., Outselling Next 19 Competitors Combined

Tesla continues to maintain a significant lead in the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market, forcing competitors into low-volume, unprofitable niches, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. EV sales data for the first half of 2023. The report comes as Ford Motor pauses its planned $3.5 billion battery plant in Michigan, raising questions about the […]

Tesla Files Permit for ‘Cyber Cafeteria’ at Giga Texas  

Tesla has filed a permit to construct a $10.5 million cafeteria at its Giga Texas facility, according to documents from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Named the “Cyber Cafeteria,” the project is slated to replace an existing facility within the complex. The cafeteria will span 22,639 square feet and is expected to commence […]