Tesla Megapack-powered prefab Superchargers sighted near Pepsi facility

Prefabricated Tesla Superchargers were spotted near a PepsiCo Beverages facility in Indio, California. The prefabricated Superchargers were loaded on trailers that held Megapack batteries and a rather impressive number of charging stalls.  A Teslarati reader shared photos of the chargers, initially speculating that they were for Pepsi’s Tesla Semi trucks. Tesla has installed Megachargers for the […]

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The Boring Company connects its newest Loop to Las Vegas Resorts World complex [Photos]

On June 30, Resorts World Las Vegas unveiled its underground station, connecting it to The Boring Company’s (TBC) Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC). Hours for the Resorts World station will vary depending on the events scheduled at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Today marks a monumental moment not only for our resort, but for […]

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Tesla Autopilot workers confirm mass layoff in San Mateo office

Tesla’s mass layoffs reached the Autopilot team in San Mateo. Autopilot workers have started posting the news on LinkedIn.  People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Tesla laid off about 200 Autopilot workers from its San Mateo office. San Mateo had around 350 employees before the recent layoffs. Tesla transferred some of the San Mateo staff […]

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Rivian Adventure Network launches first fast chargers in Colorado and California

The Rivian Adventure Network (RAN) launched its first fast chargers in Colorado and the company plans to open sites in California next.  The EV automaker plans to open three fast charging sites this week. Customers are just starting to share their experiences with the first Rivian Adventure Network site in Colorado. Kyle Conner is one of the […]

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Tesla Giga Berlin to add a third shift by July 4

The third shift of Tesla Giga Berlin employees will start work by July 4.  Currently, Tesla Gigafactory Berlin has two alternating shifts, starting at either 6:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. According to a Tesla employee, Giga Berlin will introduce a night shift from July 4 onwards, so the factory will be running 24 hours a […]

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Stellantis invests ~$52M to increase Lithium production for EVs

Stellantis made a €50 million (about $52 million) equity investment in Vulcan recently to increase lithium production for EV manufacturing.  Vulcan plans to use the investment for expansion drilling in its Upper Rhine Valley Brine Field (URVBF), where it aims to produce lithium hydroxide. Vulcan’s URVBF already produces geothermal energy. It plans to expand to […]

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Tesla cancels Model Y Performance deliveries in Germany over defects

Tesla Model Y Performance (MYP) reservation holders in Germany received notice that their deliveries were canceled or delayed due to defects in some vehicles.  Reservation holders from Germany started reporting Model Y Performance cancellations on Saturday, June 25, through the TFF Forum. Model Y Performance delivery cancellations began on Saturday. Tesla is expected to inform […]

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Tesla Giga Texas releases Model Y LR VINs, 279-mile AWD gets $2k price increase

Tesla Model Y Long Range reservation holders are receiving VINs for their vehicles this week, with delivery dates expected next week. Tesla told one reservation holder to expect their Model Y delivery between June 28 to July 1. A Tesla Model Y Long Range (LR) reservation holder contacted Teslarati about his upcoming delivery. He ordered […]

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Tesla Enhanced Autopilot available in the United States and China

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot is available in the United States and China. In the United States, Enhanced Autopilot costs $6,000. Meanwhile, in China, Enhanced Autopilot costs RMB ¥32,000 ($4,779). The features included in Enhanced Autopilot are Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Smart Summon.  Earlier this month, Tesla released Enhanced Autopilot in New Zealand […]

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Tesla invites all stockholders as of June 6 to vote at 2022 Annual Meeting

Tesla invited all stockholders, including those as of June 6, to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting.  Tesla scheduled the annual stockholders meeting for August 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time. It will take place at Tesla Gigafactory Texas. However, attendees can also attend the meeting virtually via www.tesla.com/2022shareholdermeeting The Tesla Board recently submitted a […]