Tesla switches Standard Range vehicles to LFP battery chemistry

Among the most interesting announcements made by Tesla during its Q3 2021 Earnings Call yesterday was the strategy to move all of its Standard Range vehicles to a cheaper LFP, or lithium iron phosphate, battery chemistry. “For standard range vehicles, we are shifting to Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry globally,” Tesla said in its […]

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Tesla’s strong Q3 financials catalyze price target increases from analysts

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) posted an incredibly strong third quarter last evening during its Earnings Call, making remarkable strides on its financials to extend its profitable quarters streak to nine. Analysts at numerous Wall Street firms are upgrading their price targets on Tesla stock following the company’s strong numbers and positive outlook moving forward as it […]

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Tesla is enforcing strict FSD Beta rules for inattentive drivers

It appears that Tesla is indeed determined to keep its FSD Beta program as free from untoward incidents as possible. As recently shared by the Tesla community online, Tesla has been sending out emails to some FSD Beta testers who have been flagged for not using the advanced driver assist system responsibly. The company’s message […]

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Tesla is enforcing strict FSD Beta rules for inattentive drivers

It appears that Tesla is indeed determined to keep its FSD Beta program as free from untoward incidents as possible. As recently shared by the Tesla community online, Tesla has been sending out emails to some FSD Beta testers who have been flagged for not using the advanced driver assist system responsibly. The company’s message […]

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin gets delayed for another month

Tesla Giga Berlin will have to delay the start of Model Y production just a little more. Brandenburg’s State Office for the Environment decided to repeat the discussion procedure for Tesla’s final permit. Tesla Giga Berlin will likely be delayed for another month as a result of these developments. Another round of discussions about the […]

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NTSB says Tesla Model S was accelerating at 98.8 percent at time of fatal April crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released new details regarding the fatal crash that took place in Harris County, Texas in April, indicating that the accelerator pedal was applied at levels as high as 98.8 percent at the time of the accident. The crash killed two, a 59-year-old and a 69-year-old. Media outlets quickly jumped […]

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Tesla confirms that it’s built multiple Cybertruck alpha prototypes

As Tesla Giga Texas prepares to start Model Y production, Cybertruck deliveries are inching closer. At the Q3 2021 earnings call, Tesla confirmed that it had built a few Cybertruck alpha prototypes, and the EV pickup truck has entered the beta stage. Interest in the Cybertruck was apparent at Tesla’s third-quarter earnings call. Quite a […]

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Tesla welcomes NHTSA’s critical eye on Autopilot, FSD: “We expect and embrace the scrutiny”

Tesla executives highlighted during the recently held Q3 2021 earnings call that the company welcomes scrutiny from agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This was despite the incoming appointment of a new NHTSA senior safety adviser who previously dubbed Teslas as “killer robot(s)” on social media, and who sits at the […]

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Tesla vehicles with 4680 battery cells on track for testing next year

Tesla aims to start testing vehicles equipped with 4680 battery cells by next year. During the Q3 2021 earning call, Drew Baglino—Tesla’s Senior Vice President of Powertrain and Engineering—answered an investor question about 4680 battery cells. “Early next year, from a non-cell perspective, structural, battery, crash, range, and reliability testing are on track to be […]

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Tesla’s R&D center for its $25k electric car is complete

Tesla’s Q3 2021 Update Letter included several critical tidbits about the company’s ongoing projects across the globe. But amidst the wealth of information provided in the document, Tesla also included a small yet notable update of sorts from the Gigafactory Shanghai complex. The R&D center, where the $25k Tesla would be formally designed, has seemingly […]

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