Tesla FSD’s vision-based approach critiqued by Waymo CEO: ‘Our sensors are orders of magnitude better’

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta may be improving at a rapid pace since its first iteration was released back in October, but Waymo CEO John Krafcik seems to be under the impression that there is a ceiling for the electric car maker’s current autonomous driving efforts. In an interview with German business publication manager magazin, Krafcik stated […]

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Tesla Powerwalls selected for first 100% solar and battery neighborhood in Australia

Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) recently announced a landmark deal with Tesla for the use of its Powerwall 2 batteries in a massive sustainability community project. The initiative aims to establish the first government-backed community in Australia that is 100% powered by solar energy and batteries.  The project would involve 80 homes in the Brisbane suburb […]

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Tesla’s mysterious ‘Phase 3’ zone in Giga Shanghai rises with possible Giga Press area

Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai facility seems mostly complete. Its Phase 1 and Phase 2 areas are operational, and both facilities are already producing the Made-in-China Model 3 and Model Y en masse. Yet if a new drone flyover of the Giga Shanghai site is any indication, it appears that the electric car maker is not done, […]

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Tesla Model Y’s third row seats are more spacious and practical than expected

Since the Model Y’s unveiling, debates about the all-electric crossover’s third-row seats have been abounding. Tesla supporters noted that the Model Y’s seven-seat setup would be perfect for a family with small children, while skeptics argued that there was simply no realistic way for the vehicle to have usable seven seats.  A recently uploaded video […]

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Tesla slashes Model S and Model X infotainment upgrade price by 40%

Tesla has rolled out a 40% price reduction for the Model S and Model X’s infotainment upgrade, with the MCU1 to MCU2 retrofit now being priced at $1,500. Owners who opt-in for the upgrade are poised to enjoy a more advanced and smoother experience on their vehicles’ media control units (MCU).  Tesla rolled out a […]

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Tesla Model S aces remarkable real-life ‘Moose Test’ in dark, icy road

Tesla’s vehicles have made a name for themselves thanks to their excellent safety features, and this is evident by the impressive scores of the company’s lineup in the infamous “Moose Test,” which evaluates how well a car could evade a potential collision on the road. Tesla’s electric cars, such as the Model 3, have even […]

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Tesla’s 4680 cell production line hints that Elon Musk’s ‘Alien Dreadnought’ is coming to life

Tesla recently shared some footage of its next-generation 4680 battery cells being produced. The video, which seems to be taken from the electric car maker’s pilot Roadrunner line, suggests that Tesla’s 4680 battery manufacturing system may very well be Elon Musk’s elusive “Alien Dreadnought” concept coming to life.  During the lead up to the Model […]

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Tesla’s monster 4680 battery plant in Giga Berlin receives federal gov’t pre-approval

Tesla has secured permission to begin preparations for the construction of a massive 4680 battery production facility near Gigafactory Berlin. The permission was granted by the Federal Ministry of Economics, which noted that the electric car maker could “begin measures temporarily,” at its own risk.  As noted in a report from BZ-Berlin, the update came as […]

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Tesla puts two chefs on road to success after investing in TSLA using stimulus checks

When Stephane Saint Louis, originally of Haiti, and Steven Vargas of Petaluma, CA, received their first round of stimulus checks last year, the pair knew they had to put the money to good use. The pair dreamt of starting a restaurant of their own, but capital was tight and a pandemic was raging. Thus, Saint […]

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Volkswagen, a rocky $50B EV bet, and the bid to chase Tesla’s software prowess

Among the old guard of the automotive industry, very few could hold a candle to Volkswagen, which has initiated a $50 billion bet on electric vehicles. The plan, it seemed, was aimed at ensuring that the veteran automaker could catch up to Tesla, a dedicated EV maker that has made a name for itself by […]

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