Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

SpaceX Starlink Hits 400,000 Customers in Canada

SpaceX’s Starlink satelite internet expanded to Canada back in 2020, and now Canadian customers look to be the second biggest market for the service outside of the U.S. On Wednesday, Starlink revealed stats about its Canadian customer base, noting over 400,000 active customers. “Starlink is now providing high-speed internet to more than 400k active Canadian […]

Tesla Shares Will See 10x Increase on Robotaxi, Says Ark Invest

Cathie Wood of Ark Invest predicts a significant surge in Tesla’s share price, driven by its upcoming entry into the autonomous taxi platform sector. Describing the autonomous taxi market as an “$8 trillion to $10 trillion global revenue opportunity,” Wood noted that Tesla could capture up to half of this market. She emphasized that Ark’s […]

Tesla Confirms Delay of Robotaxi Unveil Event, According to Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Friday, April 5, that the company would unveil its Robotaxi on August 8, 2024. “Tesla Robotaxi unveil on 8/8,” Musk stated. Following the announcement, Musk responded to a comment by @SawyerMerritt, noting, “8/8 and year of the Dragon,” highlighting the significance of the number 8 in Asian cultures. On […]

Tesla Launches Model 3 Long Range RWD: $34,990 After Tax Credit

Tesla has announced the availability of the Model 3 Long Range RWD in the United States and Puerto Rico. Priced at $34,990 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, this new variant offers a maximum range of 363 miles (EPA estimated with 18″ Photon wheels), a 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.9 seconds, and a top speed […]

Tesla Said to Delay Robotaxi Unveil by 2 Months: Report

Tesla’s Robotaxi unveiling is scheduled for August 8, but today Bloomberg reports it will be delayed by two months, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Bloomberg’s sources say the Robotaxi event will be delayed to October, a move said to allow teams more time to build extra prototypes. The news has sent Tesla’s shares […]

Tesla Raises Model 3 Prices in Europe Due to Tariffs

Tesla has increased the prices of all Model 3 trims by €1,500 in several European countries, including Germany, Spain, Poland, and the Netherlands. The new pricing structure is as follows: Model 3: €42,490 (up from €40,990) Model 3 Long Range (LR): €51,490 (up from €49,990) Model 3 Performance (Pf): €58,490 (up from €56,990) In mid-June, […]

Tesla Stock Gains for 10th Day in a Row, Year-to-Date Losses Gone

Tesla’s stock surged about 4% in mid-afternoon trading on Tuesday, marking its 10th consecutive day of gains. The rally has erased all year-to-date losses, with shares now up approximately 5% since the start of 2024 and 75% higher since reaching 52-week lows in April. Analysts say the stock’s rise is due to stronger-than-expected second-quarter vehicle […]

Xpeng to Copy Tesla Pure Vision in Next EV, Ditch LiDAR: Report

Chinese EV maker Xpeng will introduce a new model, internally codenamed F57, in Q4, eliminating the use of LiDAR technology, according to unnamed sources speaking to CnEVPost. The new model will adopt a pure camera-based smart driving system, similar to Tesla’s approach with its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) system, as disclosed by a source […]

Possible Tesla Model Y Refresh Spotted in California

A possible refresh of Tesla’s Model Y has been spotted in California, according to a Reddit post by user u/JacklJack. This is the first time we’ve seen what appears to be a new Model Y refresh testing in camouflage in the wild. The user shared, “Running around Rose Bowl today and saw a masked Model […]

Tesla Leads EV Rebates in Canada Again, Tops 20k Cars for First Time

Electric vehicle rebate claims in Canada surpassed 20,000 in May for the first time in 2024, according to Transport Canada. Tesla continued to dominate the Incentive for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) program, maintaining its lead for the fourth consecutive month despite strong competition from Hyundai and Kia, according to Automotive News. In May 2024, Tesla recorded […]

2024.15.15 Release Notes: Tesla FSD 12.4.3 Rolling Out

Tesla has started rolling out its 2024.15.15 software update, which brings Full Self-Driving (FSD) Supervised version 12.4.3 to testers beyond employees. You can check out the 2024.15.15 release notes below: FSD (Supervised) v12.4.3 FSD (Supervised) v12 upgrades the city-streets driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over […]

Tesla Brings Quicksilver Paint to the Model 3

Tesla has introduced the Quicksilver paint option for the Model 3 in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific (excluding Hong Kong and New Zealand), and Australia, priced at approximately $2,000 USD. This multi-coat paint, developed in Tesla’s advanced paint shops, accentuates the updated Model 3’s sleek lines and changes subtly with the car’s curves. This […]
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Tesla Cybertruck Milestone: Top-Selling U.S. Electric Pickup in Q2

The Tesla Cybertruck has emerged as the best-selling electric pickup truck in the U.S. for Q2, achieving a major milestone. The Cybertruck outsold the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T. The achievement was first posted by @Greggertruck, then reposted by @SawyerMerritt. Next, the official Cybertruck account on X reposted Merritt’s sharing of the original post, […]

2024.26 Release Notes Tesla: YouTube Music, Amazon Music and More

Tesla has started rolling out its 2024.26 software update and it’s full of new features, including the debut of YouTube Music and Amazon Music apps for the first time. Also new are parental controls, allowing speed limits and a night curfew, while you can also navigate to sub-destinations and also see better weather forecast and […]

Tesla Extends Free Full Self-Driving Transfers Through Q3

Tesla has announced an extension for its Full Self-Driving (FSD) transfer program. Initially set to end on August 31, 2024, the program will now cover all orders delivered before September 30, 2024, according to a statement from Tesla North America on July 2. “Extending to all orders delivered before 9/30,” Tesla stated, offering an additional […]