Refreshed Tesla Models S and X to ditch lead-acid for Li-ion 12 V battery


Elon Musk and Sandy Munro covered a lot of ground in their recent video chat, discussing a great number of advances and improvements to Tesla’s vehicles and manufacturing processes. Here’s just one tidbit that many may have overlooked: beginning with the upcoming Model S/X refresh, Tesla plans to abandon the century-old lead-acid battery technology in… Read more »

Tesla dashcam captures best of humanity as Model X owner, other drivers, protect woman ejected from car

The world could be exhausting at times. A look at news reports across the globe would show that there are a ton of things wrong in the world. But every so often, something happens that, at least to some degree, restores one’s faith in humanity. These instances, while far and between, prove that ultimately, there […]

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Tesla China recalls Model S and X vehicles for touchscreen issues

Tesla China is recalling 36,126 Model S and Model X vehicles as touchscreen issues have required the company to replace an eMMC chip that could affect some safety functions. A new filing from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation revealed the issue earlier today. “Starting from February 5, 2021, some imported Model S vehicles with […]

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Tesla’s bold “yoke” steering system is legal on UK roads, confirms regulators

When Tesla launched the new Model S and Model X last week, critics immediately pounced on the vehicles’ uniquely-shaped “yoke” steering system. If recent comments from UK regulators are any indication, however, it appears that Tesla’s yoke steering for the refreshed flagship vehicles will find a welcome home in Britain’s roads.  Vehicles on UK roads […]

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Tesla’s Supercharger production facility in Shanghai goes online

Tesla’s Shanghai Supercharger production plant has gone online, the company announced today. “Today, with the strong support of Shanghai governments at all levels and Tesla’s rapid advancement, the Tesla Shanghai Supercharging Pile Factory was officially completed and put into production, representing the industry’s leading third-generation Supercharging pile (V3) was officially off the assembly line,” Tesla’s […]

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Tesla agrees to recall 134,951 Model S and X vehicles after request from NHTSA

Tesla is agreeing to recall 134,951 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs after a mid-January request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall has to do with touchscreen display issues, ultimately leading to the loss of some safety features. Model S cars built between 2012 and 2018 and Model X SUVs […]

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Tesla Model S and Model X’s steering yoke approved for use in the Netherlands

Tesla is known for being an electric car maker that always pushes the envelope forward, whether it’s on the deployment of its Autopilot driver-assist system or its use of a 15” display in the Model 3. With the release of the Model S and Model X refresh, Tesla has once more raised eyebrows over its […]

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First look at Tesla Model S and X front ‘megacasting’ from Fremont Factory

A recently leaked image from the Fremont Factory has provided what could very well be the first look at the Tesla Model S and Model X refresh’s front “megacastings.” Provided that the leaked images are accurate, it would appear that Tesla’s updated flagship vehicles would feature some of the company’s most advanced casting technologies.  The […]

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Tesla’s 4680 Kato Rd. facility has a top 10 capacity, and it’s not even close to finished

Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed some details about the electric automaker’s 4680 cell plant last week. After stating that the facility is “probably in the top 10 battery cell factories on Earth despite being a pilot plant,” speculation began about how massive Tesla’s new facility that sits just across the street from the Fremont production […]

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