Used EVs Briefly Beat Gas Cars in Value Retention for First Time

For the first time ever, late-model used electric vehicles (EVs) held their value better than the automotive market as a whole this year, albeit for a brief period — reports Automotive News. Alex Yurchenko, chief data science officer at Black Book, said this was spurred on in part by higher gasoline prices. However, electric models’ […]

Elon Musk Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the “manufacturing of electric vehicles and batteries,” among other things. “In line with our ambition for decarbonizing and reindustrializing France and Europe, with @elonmusk we exchanged on future green industrial projects, such as manufacturing of electric vehicles and batteries,” President Macron said […]

Tesla Model Y Tops Car Sales in Norway During November

Tesla’s Model Y dominated car sales in Norway during November, a month where plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) overall accounted for a whopping 89.3% of automotive sales in the country — reports CleanTechnica. Norway saw total vehicle registrations increase about 28% year-over-year to 19,513 units during November. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) grew their lion’s share of […]

Frito-Lay Tesla Semi Joins Christmas Parade in California

Image via u/TheRsell Tesla delivered its first Semi trucks this week to customer PepsiCo, with the launch event at Gigafactory Nevada showcasing some decked-out trucks with Pepsi and Frito-Lay graphics. PepsiCo executives joined Elon Musk on stage at the delivery event, with the Tesla CEO saying the first delivery included Frito-Lay snacks sent to the […]

Tesla Model Y in Quicksilver Hits Showrooms In Europe

Tesla Model Y units in the company’s new “Quicksilver” color have started making their way to showrooms across Europe, just a few weeks after the first units with the new paint option were spotted outside Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg. Electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast Lasse Edvardsen (@nasalahe) on Saturday shared images of a Quicksilver Model Y Performance on […]

Tesla Model 3 with Camouflaged Front and Rear Spotted in the Wild

A Tesla Model 3 with a camouflage cover on the front and rear was recently spotted at a parking space in Santa Cruz, California (via @omg_tesla). What’s going on here? @klwtts @WholeMarsBlog @teslaownersSV pic.twitter.com/uFpxcsVh4D — omg_Tesla/Rivian (@omg_tesla) December 3, 2022 The electric vehicle (EV) seemed to have factory plates, indicating that it is part of […]

2022.44.2 Release Notes: Tesla Sentry Mode Gets New Features

Tesla has started rolling out its 2022.44.2 software update, as noted by @Teslascope and @TeslaFi fleets on Friday evening. As for 2022.44.2 release notes? There are new Sentry Mode features, according to Not a Tesla App. Sentry Mode gets new customization options in 2022.44.2, including: Camera-Based Detection, which allows users to disable the use of […]

SpaceX Launches ‘Starshield’ Satellite Network for Government Entities

SpaceX has launched Starshield, a new, secured satellite service geared toward government entities and national security applications. It sounds kind of like Starlink, but for the government instead of regular consumers and capable of more than just providing an internet connection. “Starshield leverages SpaceX’s Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink […]

Tesla EV Battery Packs Reused for Energy Storage Systems in Finland and California

Two companies have announced plans to create a clean energy storage using old batteries from Tesla’s vehicles. Energy storage firms Cactos and Smartville announced $10 million in fundraising to help commercialize systems using repurposed batteries from Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs), as detailed in a report from EnergyStorage.news on Wednesday. San Diego-based Smartville has an energy […]