Beijing Approves Fully-Driverless Ride-Hailing Services by Baidu and

For the first time, Beijing, China, has authorized the commercial operation of autonomous driving services without in-car safety supervisors, according to the state-affiliated Xinhua News Agency. Following a three-month pilot program on public roads, Chinese tech giant Baidu and autonomous vehicle startup received approval to operate their fully-driverless ride-hailing platforms. Baidu is a leading […]

First Tesla Model S Plaid Arrives in Chinese Showroom

The first Tesla Model S Plaid has finally landed in China, arriving at one of the company’s showrooms in Shanghai, China, according to a tweet from @JayinShanghai. “It’s time to witness the ultimate driving experience that this beast has to offer. So, gear up and head over to the showroom to get a glimpse of […]

Tesla Model Y in China Gets Pure Vision Autopilot, Ultrasonic Sensors Removed

Tesla has introduced its Pure Vision camera-based Autopilot in China, as spotted by @Tslachan on Wednesday in an announcement from the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Four configurations of the Model Y have been filed for an information change, shifting away from Tesla’s builds with Ultrasonic Sensors (USS) to the camera-based system with […]
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Tesla Sold 74,402 China-Made EVs in February, Up 32% Year Over Year

U.S. automaker Tesla sold 74,402 vehicles in China in February, representing a 31.65 percent increase year over year, according to data shared by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) this week (via @Tslachan). The figure also represents a 12.64 percent increase from the automaker’s 66,051 units sold in January. Tslachan also pointed out that fellow […]

China Plans to Launch 13,000 Satellites to ‘Suppress’ SpaceX Starlink

China could be looking to launch nearly 13,000 satellites to rival SpaceX’s Starlink internet constellation, according to researchers in a South China Morning Post report. In a paper published in the Chinese Journal of Command Control and Simulation, Professor Xu Can of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA’s) Space Engineering University in Beijing and his research […]

Tesla Increases Model Y Prices in China, South Korea and Australia

Tesla has increased the price of its Model Y vehicles in multiple markets, including China, South Korea and Australia. @Tslachan spotted the price increases in China, where the Model Y Long Range and Performance variants have both increased by 2,000 yuan ($291.51 USD), with the vehicles now retailing for 311,900 yuan ($45,461.20 USD) and 361,900 […]

Tesla Increases Price of Model Y RWD in China

Tesla continues to tweak its prices worldwide and its latest price hike comes in China. The electric automaker on Thursday evening increased the price of the Model Y rear wheel drive (RWD) by 2000 RMB, now starting at 261,900 (was 259,900), reports @Tslachan. That’s the equivalent of a $294 USD price jump. The price increase […]

Tesla China Shares Lunar New Year Smartphone Wallpapers

Tesla China has shared four rabbit-themed wallpapers in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, as shared on Twitter by @Yan Chang on Friday. The four wallpapers include two with rabbit designs appearing near the center, one of which is a geometric outline of the 3D rabbit’s contour lines, while the other shows a […]

Tesla Stock Rally Continues After China EV Registrations Surge, Following Price Drops

During Tuesday’s regular trading hours, Tesla’s stock jumped 4.6 percent, following a rally of 8.3 percent last week, according to Investor’s Business Daily. Tesla’s vehicle registrations increased to 12,654 for the week of January 9 to 15, representing a 500-percent increase from the 2,110 registered in the week before. Overall, passenger vehicle registrations totalled 437,000 […]