Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

Tesla’s Baidu Maps Integration Teased in China [VIDEO]

Tesla has begun offering two distinct mapping options for its vehicles in China, according to a video shared by Baidu. The existing Tesla support map is now complemented by the Baidu map V20, accessible by touching the 3D letters on the screen. Baidu Maps provides a detailed 3D mapping experience compared to Tesla’s 2D support […]

Tesla Leads in EV Mobile App Rankings, Reports J.D. Power

Tesla has been recognized as the top performer in both the overall and premium electric vehicle mobile app categories, according to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. OEM EV App Report. The report made available last week shows an increase in the use of automakers’ mobile apps, with 90% of EV owners now using these apps, […]

Starlink Cellphone Service Launch Date Pegged for Fall: SpaceX

SpaceX aims to launch its Starlink Direct to Cell service for cell phones this fall, contingent on approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The company disclosed its target launch date in a filing regarding the commission’s new rules on providing satellite connectivity to U.S. carriers, known as “supplemental coverage from space,” reports PCMag. “SpaceX […]

Tesla to Fix Seat Belt Reminder Chime with Software Update

Tesla has initiated an official “recall” with the NHTSA for 125,227 vehicles due to a defect in the seat belt reminder system. The affected vehicles include 2012-2024 Model S, 2021-2024 Model X, 2017-2024 Model 3, and 2019-2024 Model Y. The defect, identified under NHTSA Recall No. 24V-376, was discovered during an internal compliance audit involving […]

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Mexico Still on Track, Say Officials

Despite Tesla’s massive global employee layoffs, work on incentives related to infrastructure for its installation in Nuevo León continues, confirmed the State’s Secretariat of Economy. Iván Rivas, head of the state agency, assured that the coordinated work with Tesla personnel remains active. In an interview, Rivas emphasized that despite the global job cuts, the Tesla […]

Qatar Airways to Launch Free Starlink In-Flight Wi-Fi 

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of SpaceX’s Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency Wi-Fi on three of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft by the last quarter of this year. This marks the initial phase of a comprehensive rollout strategy aimed at enhancing the passenger experience, with plans to extend SpaceX-powered technology across the entire modern fleet within the […]

Tesla Still Leads, But Slowdown in US EV Sales Exaggerated

US electric vehicle (EV) sales saw a slow start in 2024, with first-quarter sales remaining flat and notable industry shifts, such as Ford scaling back expansion plans and Tesla reducing its workforce by 10%. Despite these initial setbacks, the broader EV market is experiencing significant growth, with six of the top 10 EV makers in […]

2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance 1/4 Mile Time Nears 10 Seconds

An owner of Tesla’s 2024 Model 3 Performance, MFAM Tesla (@JoshuaThePilot), has shared screenshots revealing the performance metrics of the new electric sedan. The screenshots displayed a quarter-mile time of 11.09 seconds and a 0-60 mph time of 3.15 seconds (2.92 seconds with a 1-foot rollout). “You asked and you shall receive,” the Tesla owner […]

2023 Tesla Impact Report Highlights

Tesla has published its 2023 Impact Report, showcasing significant strides in environmental sustainability, product efficiency, and social responsibility. The report outlines Tesla’s ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve product lifecycles, and maintain high standards in its supply chain. Key Highlights: Emissions Reduction: In 2023, Tesla customers avoided over 20 million metric tons of […]

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 […]