Stories by Sarah Lee-Jones

Polestar 2 Gets YouTube, Apple CarPlay Improvements and More

Today, Polestar released its latest over-the-air (OTA) software update, P2.9, to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles. This marks the fifteenth OTA software enhancement for Polestar 2 since 2020. The upgrade comes with a host of advancements, including the addition of the YouTube app, which will also come pre-installed in all future vehicles. This feature, however, […]

Lucid Launches $3 Billion Stock Offering, Backed by Saudi Fund

Lucid Group, Inc. has officially declared the start of a public offering of 173,544,948 shares of its common stock today, May 31, 2023. This move by Lucid Group is set to raise around $3.0 billion in gross proceeds. BofA Securities, Inc. will serve as the book-running manager for this offering. The shares will be available […]

Tesla to Unveil New Model 3 with Elon Musk in China, Says Report

In the first visit to Tesla’s Shanghai factory in years, CEO Elon Musk is expected to offer an early preview of the company’s updated Model 3 sedan, according to sources who wished to remain anonymous, reports Bloomberg. The unveiling, which is set to take place on Thursday, will showcase the first off-the-line prototypes of the […]

SpaceX Celebrates 3 Years of Human Spaceflight [VIDEO]

SpaceX celebrated a significant milestone this week as it marked the third anniversary of its first-ever human spaceflight mission to orbit. Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to acknowledge the momentous occasion and express gratitude for the continued support and collaboration it has received from NASA, Inspiration4, Axiom Space, and […]

Tesla Cybertruck Poised to Match Model Y Popularity, Says Analyst

Just a few years ago, analysts, forecasting agencies, and auto manufacturers could hardly envision a scenario where electric vehicles (EVs) moved beyond being a niche product. Last week, ARK Investment Management challenges these assumptions, particularly in regards to Tesla’s Cybertruck. ARK Investment Management’s analysis suggests that the skepticism surrounding the Cybertruck represents a significant blind […]

Tesla Leads EV Market in Canada Despite Slowing Registrations

In the latest report from S&P Global Mobility, detailing Canadian Automotive Insights for Q1 2023, Canada saw a national zero emission vehicle (ZEV) new light vehicle adoption rate of 9.1% for registrations, led by Tesla. Tesla continues to dominate the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) market in Canada despite experiencing a slowdown in registrations in Q1 […]

New Tesla CyberBear Tee Pays Tribute to California Engineering HQ

In a nod to their newly-opened California Engineering HQ, Tesla has introduced an exciting addition to their online store – the Men’s CyberBear Tee. Retailing at $35 USD, this stylish t-shirt bears a unique design, featuring a cyber-fied California grizzly bear, a clear homage to the state that hosts Tesla’s new engineering headquarters. This novel […]

Tesla Invites Businesses to Host a Supercharger in Europe

Tesla’s Europe division has launched an initiative inviting property owners to host Supercharger stations across the continent, as seen in a recent post on its Twitter account today. The move represents a strategic push by the electric car manufacturer to expand its Supercharger network, attracting new and recurring customers to host locations. The Supercharger hosting […]

NHTSA Closes Investigation into Tesla Gaming Feature

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared on Tuesday that it is concluding its investigation into approximately 580,000 Tesla vehicles. This decision follows Tesla’s response to concerns over the “Passenger Play” feature, which initially allowed video games to be played on the central front touchscreen. The probe began in December 2021, but Tesla promptly […]

Tesla Shares Up as Elon Musk Visits China, Meets with Minister

In the wake of Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s engagement with Qin Gang, China’s Foreign Minister, the electric car giant saw a significant boost in its shares. This notable rise comes as Beijing reinforces its openness to international business, with Musk hinting at the company’s further expansion into the Chinese market. The encounter between Musk and […]
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Plans First China Visit in 3 Years, Says Report

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly planning a visit to China this week, marking his first trip to the country in three years, according to three anonymous sources knowledgeable of the matter, reports Reuters. Musk’s itinerary includes a meet with high-ranking Chinese officials and a tour of Tesla’s Shanghai plant, claim two of the insiders […]

Canada’s Largest Pension Fund Buys Apple, Trims Tesla and EV Stocks

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Canada’s largest public pension fund, is showing a marked preference for tech giant Apple over electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2023, the pension fund increased its stake in Apple, while notably decreasing its investments in prominent EV makers. CPP Investments purchased 255,943 additional […]

Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking Now Reacts When You Get Cut Off

Tesla’s software update 2023.7.10, which includes Full Self-Driving (FSD) 11.4.2 reportedly comes bundled with several undocumented features. The news comes via hacker @greentheonly, widely known as ‘Green’, who has built a reputation for uncovering hidden enhancements in Tesla updates. Green reported that despite the FSD beta 11.4.2 release notes showing no changes from the .1 […]

Tesla FSD Beta 11.4.2 vs. Unprotected Left Turns [VIDEO]

Tesla started rolling out Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta to more testers on Friday, and we’re starting to see some videos of the latest version in testing. The latest release was part of the 2023.7.10 software update. Chuck Cook has now shared his testing of FSD beta 11.4.2 versus unprotected left turns down in Florida. The […]

Tesla Launches Free Charging Deal for Model 3 Buyers in Texas

Tesla has announced a new charging deal for Texas residents who purchase and pick up a new Model 3 between May 26 and June 30, 2023. The deal offers a year of free overnight vehicle charging at their homes, courtesy of Tesla Electric, the company’s utility that debuted last December. This offer comes as part […]