Tesla is subtly laying the foundations for an upcoming Model Y invasion in China

Inasmuch as the Model Y seems to be on track to become Tesla’s best-selling vehicle to date, the attention given to the vehicle, seemingly even by the company itself, has been quite tempered at best. Its unveiling was subtle and not at all like the Cybertruck’s flashy, fiery, dramatic cyberpunk-themed debut, and its first rollout […]

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Tesla Model Y steering wheel bolt issue causes recall of over 400 vehicles

Tesla has issued a recall of up to 437 Model Y all-electric crossovers because of a steering wheel bolt issue, NHTSA documents state. “The subject population is comprised of Model Y vehicles built during a 2-month period in which manufacturing records cannot confirm that the front upper control arm was properly fastened to the steering […]

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Tesla teardown expert breaks down the new 4680 Battery Pack

Tesla teardown expert Sandy Munro recently recreated what he believes will be the new 4680 Battery Pack by recreating the cell housing unit for a new video. Munro is an extremely familiar figure to Tesla fans as he spent some time breaking down both the Model 3 sedan and, more recently, the Model Y crossover. […]

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Tesla Model S and Model Y miss out on Consumer Reports ‘recommended’ rating

Consumer Reports dropped its recommendation of Tesla’s flagship sedan, the Model S, after the organization performed its annual Auto Reliability Survey and found issues with the vehicle’s air suspension and main computer and touchscreen controls. Additionally, the Model Y contributed to a lowering in Tesla’s reliability from the magazine. CNBC spoke to Consumer Reports’ Senior […]

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Teslas purchased in California now come with $1,500 ‘Clean Fuel Reward’

Teslas just became even more attractive to California-based car buyers. As could be seen in Tesla’s online configurator for the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y, every vehicle order now comes with a $1,500 “Clean Fuel Reward,” making the company’s lineup of EVs more affordable for consumers.  The new incentive for Tesla’s […]

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Tesla’s sole ownership of Giga Shanghai is a silver bullet amid China’s anti-combustion engine initiative

It may seem almost unremarkable today, but the fact that Tesla holds sole ownership of Gigafactory Shanghai is nothing to scoff at. This is especially notable as China implements a strong push against the internal combustion engine, as highlighted by the country’s new rules that make it extremely difficult to establish a factory producing gas-powered […]

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Tesla Model Y owner experiments with possible third-row seating options

Tesla owner and enthusiast Brian Jenkins of the i1Tesla YouTube channel experimented with the possible configuration of the Model Y’s “yet to be determined” third-row seating orientation. With plenty of speculation regarding whether the seats will face backward or forwards, Jenkins did his own experiment and even recruited some brave participants to determine which seating […]

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First look inside Tesla Giga Berlin’s Drive Unit and Body in White facilities

Just about ten months into the project, the first photographs of the interiors of Tesla Giga Berlin’s Drive Unit and Body in While facilities have been posted. These photographs are the first looks inside of the buildings that will eventually produce all-electric cars for the European market. In a clever posting titled, “Gigaleaks,” @Gf4Tesla on […]

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Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai is aiming to produce 550K vehicles next year: report

Tesla’s production plans for Gigafactory Shanghai in 2021 appear to have been leaked, and they are very ambitious, with the facility reportedly looking to manufacture 550,000 vehicles next year. The update was related by China-based media outlets, who cited information related by industry insiders familiar with the electric car maker’s operations.  Among the 550,000 vehicles […]

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