Ford inks battery recycling deal with ex-Tesla exec JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials

Former Tesla Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel’s battery recycling startup, Redwood Materials, has secured a deal with veteran automaker Ford. The two companies are looking to utilize their new partnership to develop a robust and sustainable battery supply chain in the United States, a goal emphasized by the Biden administration.  Redwood Materials recently announced a […]

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Tesla FSD visualizations poised for rollout on non-FSD Beta cars next month

Tesla Full Self Driving visualizations are coming to non-FSD vehicles soon, as per recent comments by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. According to the CEO, the option to activate FSD visualizations may be rolled out to drivers in areas such as Europe around next month.  Musk’s comments came as a response to a question from […]

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y will now detect and slow down for emergency vehicles

Tesla’s software update 2021.24.12 seems to include something noteworthy for the Model 3 and Model Y. While the software update’s Release Notes were identical to previous updates in the way that they highlight features like Disney+ streaming and Car Wash Mode, 2021.24.12 also included something that would likely make the Model 3 and Model Y […]

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Elon Musk’s Starlink is coming out of its “Beta” phase next month

Starlink is coming out of its beta phase next month, as confirmed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Twitter. With this milestone expected to be reached soon, Starlink could very well be on its way towards becoming a potential disruptor in the internet service provider segment.  In a way, Musk’s comments on Twitter are quite […]

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Ford mocked Tesla over glass roof “problems” – now the Mach-E is getting recalled for the same issue

Ford, and its executives for that matter, has never been one to shy away from throwing shade at competitors like Tesla. Back in December last year, for example, Ford EV boss Darren Palmer made it a point to state that the Mustang Mach-E would not have the same teething problems that Tesla has faced over […]

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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai enters “Plaid Mode” in its end of Q3 2021 push

As the third quarter comes to a close, Tesla China has practically entered “Plaid Mode” with its operations in Gigafactory Shanghai. Based on recently taken videos of the expansive electric vehicle production plant, it appears that strong efforts are now underway to ensure that Giga Shanghai produces and delivers as many vehicles as possible until […]

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Tesla’s Elon Musk pokes fun at US President Joe Biden after Inspiration4 snub

When SpaceX’s all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, launched from Cape Canaveral for a three-day journey 365 miles above the Earth, many immediately thought that congratulations were in order. Its noble fundraising mission for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital aside, Inspiration4’s crew was also remarkable, featuring the first Black female spacecraft pilot and a medical officer who lives with […]

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Tesla receives harsh rebuke from NTSB head over Full Self-Driving terminology

Jennifer Homendy, the new head of the National Transportation Safety Board, did not mince words when she shared a sharp rebuke of Tesla’s Full Self Driving suite, which the company currently offers as either a $10,000 upfront option or a $199/month package for new owners. With Tesla poised to expand its FSD Beta program to […]

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Tesla owner warns BMW X1 driver whose SUV was on fire moments before explosion

When untoward incidents happen on the road, a few seconds could effectively draw the line between life and death. This was certainly the case for a BMW X1 driver, who was saved from what could have been a fiery fate due to the efforts of Tesla Model Y owners who happened to observe that the […]

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Elon Musk donates $50M to bring Inspiration4’s total St. Jude donation to $210M

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted on Saturday night that he would be donating $50 million towards Inspiration4’s $200 million fundraising goal for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Musk’s donation effectively boosted the $100 million already donated by mission commander and Shift4Payments CEO Jared Isaacman, as well as the $60.2 million raised by the public.  Apart […]

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