The ‘Tesla Effect’ hits Texas as Giga Austin starts transforming Travis County

For decades, the Del Valle area, an underdeveloped section of southeastern Travis County, saw minimal commercial investment. The area was poised for growth, but the arrival of companies that would provide work for the area’s residents was very deliberate. That is, at least, until Tesla announced that it will be building its Gigafactory Texas facility […]

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Tesla’s cobalt-free efforts are being closely watched by LG Chem, Samsung ahead of Battery Day

It appears that it is not only the electric vehicle community that is eagerly anticipating Tesla’s upcoming Battery Day event. Considering the company’s place in the EV movement, as well as its efforts in pursuing a cobalt-free solution for batteries, industry leaders like Samsung and LG Chem are reportedly watching Tesla and its battery announcements […]

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Mars’ invisible auroras come to life in new NASA animation

The sky on Mars has a wind of ultraviolet light that pulses as it moves across the red planet. This phenomenon is similar to Earth’s aurora borealis events, lasting from sunset until midnight, and NASA has created a new animation using data obtained from an instrument on the MAVEN spacecraft to demonstrate what it might […]

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Tesla Model 3 selected over Chevy Tahoe as fire chief’s new command vehicle

With the Tesla Model 3 proving itself as a viable alternative to gas-guzzling police vehicles across the globe, it appears that other key organizations such as fire departments are now looking to utilize the all-electric sedan for their operations. Among the most recent places to do this was Kennebunk, Maine, which recently revealed that it […]

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Tesla received a killer deal for Giga Texas

Tesla’s recently purchased Giga Texas property set the electric automaker back $97 million. But while that sounds like a substantial sum for a 2,100-acre piece of land, the deal ended up being Tesla’s best real estate transaction for a Gigafactory yet. The land that Tesla purchased is located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Austin, […]

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Tesla risks losing subsidies in South Korea after Model 3 dominates local EV market

Tesla may be building some serious momentum in South Korea, but it appears that efforts may be underway that could become a roadblock for the American electric car maker. In an announcement on Sunday, the South Korean government stated that it intends to recalibrate its EV subsidy program, which could very well disqualify Tesla’s vehicles […]

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Tesla model-specific vehicle renders for Driving Visualization are coming soon

The first renders of Tesla’s electric vehicles for its Driving Visualization feature have been spotted. The improvement in the Driving Visualization feature will accurately depict each Tesla vehicle model, improving from the generic cars that currently appear when using the functionality. Tesla owner/hacker “green” has released the first images of the Model S, Model 3, […]

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Why Tesla can’t ditch the Cybertruck for a traditional pickup design

The Tesla Cybertruck is so “Tesla,” it’s not even debatable. To me, at least. The truck is the true embodiment of everything the electric automaker had stood for during the last seventeen years when it was established in 2003. It breaks all the rules; it goes against the look and feel of “traditional” automotive manufacturing. […]

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Tesla Cybertruck’s real-time adaptive features get closer with new suspension update

Tesla is currently rolling out version 2020.32.1 to its fleet, and among the improvements included in the update are new adaptive suspension settings and visualizations. The extensive details that Tesla included in its recent update seems to be a step towards the company’s eventual rollout of more advanced suspension features, such as those that Elon […]

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Tesla owner caught and charged for animal cruelty, EV community up in arms

There are lines that must never be crossed. For the Tesla community, one such line was crossed recently, after a video was shared on Twitter showing a fellow Tesla owner abandoning a yellow labrador at Orchards Park in Vancouver, WA. The clip was quite shocking, as it showed the dog’s owner seemingly tricking the pooch […]

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