Tesla’s Elon Musk discards CrowdStrike after global IT outage

Elon Musk has stated that he has halted the use of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. Musk’s comment came amidst the fallout of CrowdStrike’s botched software update that caused a global IT outage on Friday.  Musk’s comment was a response to Silicon Valley angel investor Jason Calacanis, who noted that CrowdStrike probably does not do staged rollouts. […]

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U.S. public charging sites to outnumber gas stations by 2032: Bloomberg

U.S. public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) may outnumber gas stations within the next eight years, according to a recent analysis from one publication. With fast-charging deployment continuing to accelerate this year, a Bloomberg Green analysis of U.S. Department of Energy data suggests that the number of public EV charging stations could outnumber gas […]

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Xiaomi unveils SU7 Ultra high-performance prototype

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has unveiled the prototype for a hypercar variant of the recently released SU7 electric vehicle (EV), as shared in an address from the founder a few days ago. On Friday, Xiaomi held its annual speech from Founder Lei Jun, during which the company unveiled the SU7 Ultra, designed to compete on Germany’s […]

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President Joe Biden withdraws from the 2024 U.S. election

Incumbent President Joe Biden has officially withdrawn from the 2024 U.S. election, amidst expectations that another term from former president Donald Trump could drastically affect the landscape of federal electric vehicle (EV) programs. President Biden announced the news in a letter shared on Sunday, in which he announced an endorsement for Vice President Kamala Harris […]

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Stellantis has paid almost $200 million in fuel economy penalties

Stellantis has paid nearly $200 million in fuel economy penalties, with the multinational automaker set to pay significantly more, according to government documents. Dodge-Chrysler parent company has paid roughly $190.7 million in civil penalties so far, over failure to meet certain U.S. fuel economy requirements in both 2019 and 2020, as disclosed by the National […]

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Elon Musk says next FSD version to let drivers wear sunglasses

Tesla’s next version of Full Self-Driving (FSD) has been widely discussed in recent weeks, and a new update from CEO Elon Musk over the weekend highlights the fact that it won’t prevent drivers from wearing sunglasses anymore. The FSD Supervised system uses a driver monitoring feature that makes sure drivers remain attentive and awake, though […]

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Renewables have overtaken fossil fuel as Italy’s main power source

According to a statement last week from Italy’s grid operator, renewable energy overtook fossil fuels as the lead source of electricity generation in the first six months of the year. Italian grid operator Terna announced the news in a press release on Thursday, noting that, for the first time, national electricity generation from renewable sources […]

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Toyota Mirai owners file lawsuit over hydrogen issues

A group of Toyota Mirai owners and lessees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Japanese carmaker over their subpar experiences with their hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). As per the suit’s plaintiffs, Toyota had misled consumers about the realities of the hydrogen car’s ownership.  As per the Mirai owners and lessees in their […]

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Tesla Giga Berlin quickly resolves IT problems from worldwide Windows outage

Tesla Giga Berlin was affected by a widespread IT outage that affected multiple industries worldwide on Friday. Despite this, the electric vehicle maker’s Model Y factory was able to bounce back quickly within the day.  As noted in a Politico EU report, global enterprises experienced an outage on Friday due to a technical glitch that […]

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Tesla supplier announces $28 million facility near Giga Texas

A Korea-based Tesla Supplier has been approved to build a $28 million facility in Texas, not far from the electric vehicle (EV) maker’s Gigafactory in Travis County. City Councilmembers in Buda, Texas this week approved Korea-based Tesla supplier Futronic to build its first U.S. location in the city, as detailed in a report from Austin […]

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