Tesla Model 3 captures IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award for third straight year

The Tesla Model 3 once again won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award, marking the third consecutive year the all-electric sedan appeared on the list. The IIHS released its list of the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ award winners on Wednesday, February 24. In total, 90 vehicles were […]

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Tesla’s former CTO JB Straubel lands recycling deal with Nissan LEAF battery supplier

Former Tesla executive JB Straubel’s battery recycling venture Redwood Materials has reached a recycling deal with Envision AESC, the battery manufacturer for the Nissan LEAF. Redwood Material’s deal with Envision AESC is the latest move for Straubel’s company, which aims to recycle raw battery materials in an attempt to provide the quickly-growing EV sector with […]

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Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 unveiling: comfortability, performance, and versatility coming in 2021

Hyundai has unveiled its IONIQ 5 electric vehicle, aiming to redefine the electric mobility lifestyle. The new crossover SUV from the South Korean automaker packs a multitude of useful features that enhance its interior comfortability for all passengers, all while packing reasonable performance specifications, and versatility that will fit the need of any owner who […]

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Tesla among tech stocks to slide amid Treasury yield, commodity surges

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one of several tech stocks sliding after a boost in Treasury yields and increases in commodity prices over the past several days. After experiencing a $40 drop in stock price yesterday, Tesla continued a slide on Wall Street during pre-market and early hours trading in Tuesday’s session. At the time of […]

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Lucid Motors to go public after merger agreement with Churchill Capital

Lucid Motors and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Churchill Capital have announced that they have come to terms with a definitive merger agreement. Lucid will officially go public after rumors have circulated recently, and the two companies will combine at a transition equity value of $11.75 billion, the companies announced in a statement earlier today. […]

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Tesla’s axed Model Y variant available ‘off menu’ after missing ‘Standard of Excellence,’ Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the recently removed Model Y variant is still available “off-menu,” but it was taken down from the online Design Studio because it doesn’t meet the company’s “Standard of Excellence.” On Sunday, it was revealed that Tesla had removed the Model Y’s Standard Range variant. Musk indicated in mid-2020 that […]

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Tesla showroom opens in Romania, but Tesla isn’t running it

A new Tesla showroom in Romania is opened today, giving citizens the opportunity to see any of the company’s four all-electric vehicles in real life. However, Tesla isn’t running the operation; a company called Teslounge Bucharest is. Showrooms have been opened by Tesla worldwide in an attempt to spread the message of the automaker. For […]

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Tesla is preparing the Plaid Model S to be the ultimate all-weather car

It’s no secret Tesla’s Plaid Model S is perhaps the most exciting product release in the automaker’s short and storied history. A revision of the company’s first passenger sedan, the Plaid Model S sports a completely redesigned interior and a body design similar to that of its predecessor, with a few improvements, of course. But […]

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Tesla files to expand Fremont factory, make Model Y ‘tent’ permanent

Tesla has filed an application with the City of Fremont to expand its vehicle production facility by 64,000 square feet. The application describes plans to implement foundations and install below-ground utilities under General Assembly 4.5 (GA 4.5), where the Model Y production lines are located. GA 4.5 is currently a tent, or spring structure, that […]

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Tesla Model 3 among winners of Consumer Reports’ Green Choice award

The Tesla Model 3, along with several Toyota hybrids, captured Consumer Reports’ new Green Choice award for the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to car buyers. The Model 3 joined the Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Camry on the list for the new award, which according to CR Director of Testing Jake Fisher, is a […]

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