Boring Co’s “Loop Lift” elevator and tunnel concept are coming to life at SpaceX site

Elon Musk’s vision for an electric-powered elevator that would transport vehicles to and from a network of cost-effective, high-speed underground tunnels is quickly taking shape near SpaceX’s Hawthorne, CA headquarters. The Boring Company released new images revealing a freshly painted tunnel in white and a shaft that’s being constructed on a private lot at 120th […]

The post Boring Co’s “Loop Lift” elevator and tunnel concept are coming to life at SpaceX site appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla updates Referral Program, all Model 3 eligible for free Supercharging

Tesla has made yet another revision to its popular referral program, this time offering six months of free unlimited Supercharging to all new vehicle purchases made through a current owner’s referral code. The update comes one month after the previous referral program came to an end on September 18 and replaced with a new program that included […]

The post Tesla updates Referral Program, all Model 3 eligible for free Supercharging appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla Model S, X, 3 up for grabs as Climate XChange takes carbon fight nationwide

The UN has warned us of the serious and irreversible consequences of global warming if we do not enact “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” A crucial policy that will, according to the report, drive the move towards a low-carbon economy and help us reduce emissions, is putting a price on carbon pollution. […]

The post Tesla Model S, X, 3 up for grabs as Climate XChange takes carbon fight nationwide appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla Model 3 gets a $45k version with 260-mile battery and rear wheel drive

No stranger to creating surprises (in 280 characters or less), Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to announce that the company’s mass-market Model 3 sedan has been given a lower cost, Mid Range battery option that’s capable of 260 miles of range per single charge. With a starting price of $45,000, the […]

The post Tesla Model 3 gets a $45k version with 260-mile battery and rear wheel drive appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla Gigafactory 3 moves forward with loan agreements from Shanghai banks: report

Tesla is making progress with its planned Gigafactory 3 in China. Not long after it was revealed that Tesla had sealed the deal to acquire an 864,885-square meter plot of land in Shanghai’s Lingang area, reports have emerged from Chinese media stating that local banks have signed low-interest loan agreements with the electric car maker. […]

The post Tesla Gigafactory 3 moves forward with loan agreements from Shanghai banks: report appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla’s Autopilot cameras are paving the way for Elon Musk’s ‘Smart Summon’ concept

With the rollout of Software V9, Tesla has started utilizing its electric cars’ suite of Autopilot cameras to augment existing features. This was showcased recently in a video depicting V9’s blind spot warning system, which now uses Tesla’s 360° cameras to detect other vehicles on the road. If Elon Musk’s recent announcement on Twitter is […]

The post Tesla’s Autopilot cameras are paving the way for Elon Musk’s ‘Smart Summon’ concept appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

SpaceX attempts second Falcon fairing drop test with a helicopter and Mr. Steven

Following a few days of rest in port, SpaceX fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven has continued a likely campaign of controlled drop tests with a second fairing recovery attempt, using a helicopter, spotter plane, and support vessel to pick up a Falcon fairing and drop it, theoretically allowing it to paraglide into Mr. Steven’s net. […]

The post SpaceX attempts second Falcon fairing drop test with a helicopter and Mr. Steven appeared first on TESLARATI.com.

Tesla is building an empire with Model 3 drive units, custom chips, and loyal customers

When the Tesla Semi and the next-generation Roadster were unveiled last year, Elon Musk pointed out that the whole company was built on the original Roadster, an electric car which proved that EVs could be exciting, fun, and quick. Tesla is now at a point where it could become a threat to established premium automakers; […]

The post Tesla is building an empire with Model 3 drive units, custom chips, and loyal customers appeared first on TESLARATI.com.