Tesla Model Y Standard Range with 4680 cells offered to customers near Giga Texas

Tesla sent out emails to reservation holders near Giga Texas, giving them the option to change their order to the new Model Y All Wheel Drive. The Model Y AWD variant is the first to feature Tesla’s structural battery pack and 4680 cells.  Tesla customer @mmsganesh shared a sample of the email reservation holders are […]

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Teslas are susceptible to hacking due to bluetooth locks, cybersecurity firm says

Teslas are among the most susceptible vehicles to be hacked due to their Bluetooth locks, cybersecurity firm NCC Group said. The cars can be remotely unlocked and controlled by hackers that can exploit a vulnerability in the Bluetooth system’s security, the group said. NCC Group researcher Sultan Qasim Khan was shown in a video opening, […]

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Tesla’s entire existing vehicle lineup makes it to US’ EV Top 10 rankings

Electric vehicles are gaining ground in the United States despite the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Data from financial firm Experian indicates that EV registrations rose 60% in the United States in the first quarter of 2022.  During Q1 2022, EV registrations hit 158,689 units, taking a record 4.6% of the overall light vehicle market. This was despite total […]

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Tesla China “recalls” 107k Model 3 and Model Y over infotainment system issue

Tesla China has initiated a “recall” for over 107,000 vehicles that were produced in Gigafactory Shanghai. The recall is being done to address an issue with the affected vehicles’ infotainment systems.  Vehicles affected by the recall include 107,293 Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers that were produced in Giga Shanghai from October 19, 2021, […]

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Tesla Model Y sighted being benchmarked by General Motors

American veteran automaker General Motors seems to be getting extremely serious in the electric vehicle race. As indicated in recent spy photos, GM appears to be benchmarking the Tesla Model Y, likely as part of the development process of its own all-electric crossovers.  GM has expressed its intentions to launch about 30 electric vehicle models […]

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Tesla Model Y is still China’s best-selling premium SUV despite 98% sales drop in April

The Tesla Model Y is still China’s best-selling premium SUV — even if it practically had zero sales in April.  Tesla China saw a 97.7% dip in sales last month, thanks to Giga Shanghai’s three-week shutdown. Tesla only sold 960 Model Ys in April, a 98% decline from the 39,730 that were sold in March.  […]

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Tesla Model Y wins U.S. News ‘Best Luxury Electric SUV’ award

The Tesla Model Y has won U.S. News award for “Best Luxury Electric SUV,” beating out a heavy lineup of worthy battery-powered sport utility vehicles. The Model Y first was delivered to owners in early 2020 and was the automaker’s answer to the widely-popular crossover SUV sector. A sibling of the first mass-market vehicle the […]

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Tesla might stop taking orders if delivery times get too long

Tesla might stop taking custom vehicle orders once delivery times get too long. In an interview with Financial Times (FT), the host asked Elon Musk if his actions with Twitter could potentially lead to a “commercial impact” on Tesla. Musk highlighted that Tesla’s demand remains strong, and the company is focusing on production to meet demand. “I’m […]

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Made-in-Germany Tesla Model Y proves surprisingly fun in the Nurburgring

Elon Musk was not joking. Teslas are really things that maximize fun. This is true, it seems, even if one drives the company’s “slowest” performance car around one of the world’s most famous and most dangerous racetracks.  The Tesla Model Y Performance is the company’s most conservatively-specced performance model. With an 82 kWh battery pack […]

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Tesla Giga Texas interviews Bastrop ISD students for jobs

Tesla Gigafactory Texas has been busy interviewing Bastrop Independent School District seniors. It has been tapping into local talent to fill job openings. Tesla interviewed 70 high school seniors on Thursday, May 5, and has been recruiting from the local talent pool for the past three weeks. BISD associate superintendent, Kristi Lee, told KXAN The […]

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