Items tagged with Tesla

Apple's AirPower was announced in 2017. It was designed in such a way that it wouldn't matter where you placed your devices on the AirPower wireless charging mat. In 2019, however, Apple cancelled the project, presumable because the prototypes didn't meet the company's thermal goals. That hasn't stopped Elon Musk and... Read more...
Tesla's major year-end update for select EVs called the 2022 Holiday Update includes support for Steam Games and (drum roll, please) a $350 1TB SSD. Yes, you read it right. Deemed the "Holiday Update" as far back as 2019, it is Tesla's way of gifting new features for its line of electric vehicles. This year, owners... Read more...
In a second recall announced within almost a 24-hour period, Tesla Motors is recalling more than 321,000 of their cars. The issue at hand is a possible failure of the rear tail light(s) to illuminate, and affects 2020-2023 Model Y and 2023 Model 3 models. The filing published on Saturday to the National Highway... Read more...
By most measures, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world, and he's got more liquid assets at his disposal today. Recent regulatory filings show that Musk has sold off millions of Tesla shares worth billions of dollars. He needs those funds due to a questionable decision made earlier this year when he agreed to... Read more...
What is happening at Tesla’s factories? Rumor has it that Tesla has been terminating a large number of its employees and these rumors may now be confirmed. Two former Tesla employees are filing a class action lawsuit that claims Tesla’s mass layoffs violated federal law. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield formerly... Read more...
The past week, Vancouver was the site of the 2022 Pwn2Own contest, a timed test of skills for hackers and cybersecurity experts. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the contest, and 2022's gathering didn't disappoint. 17 contestants attacked 21 targets, including Apple's Safari browser, Windows 11, and even the... Read more...
Elon Musk took a poke at fellow billionaire Bill Gates on Twitter, saying the Microsoft founder is "short" on Musk's Tesla stock. The poke came in response to a tweet that seemed to show a text exchange between Musk and Gates. Elon Musk and Bill Gates take different approaches with their philanthropy. Gates has... Read more...
You can take some remarkable videos and photos with a drone because of their ability to capture unique aerial views that even the longest selfie sticks wouldn't be able to achieve, but one of the coolest drone videos we've ever seen actually takes place inside a Tesla factory. It's a rare and spectacular tease of how... Read more...
Be honest, do the names "Honda" or "Sony" come immediately to mind when thinking about electric vehicles and EV brands? Probably not, though let's check back at the end of the decade and see where thing are at. As automakers continue to steer their efforts towards battery powered cars, Honda and Sony are forming an... Read more...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating Elon Musk and his brother, Kimbal Musk, for possibly violating insider-trading rules. The investigation stems from Kimbal selling some of his Tesla shares a day before Elon posted a poll on Twitter asking if he should sell 10% of his stock in the car... Read more...
Some drivers like to play it safe while other drivers tend to be a tad more aggressive. Tesla recently released various self-driving modes to accommodate both driving styles. However, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken issue with some of the self-driving mode behaviors... Read more...
Tesla has become synonymous with electric vehicles, but its latest product is one that probably caught everyone off guard—an electric "Cyberquad for Kids" priced at $1,900. It's basically a smaller version of the adult-sized Cyberquad ATV (all-terrain vehicle) it rolled onto stage two years ago during its Cybertruck... Read more...
The United Nations is challenging the world's richest individuals—billionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk—to allocate a portion of their vast wealth to make a sizable dent in world hunger. By the UN's math, around $6 billion would have a huge impact. In response, Musk issued a challenge... Read more...
Tesla is facing immense heat over accidents involving its electric vehicles slamming into emergency vehicles responding to incidents. The NHTSA said during its preliminary findings that, "Most incidents took place after dark and the crash scenes encountered included scene control measures such as first responder... Read more...
Tesla has faced a lot of criticism over the years for its autonomous driving technology, which it markets under two available packages: Autopilot and Full Self Driving. The former is standard on all Tesla EVs and includes computer-controlled acceleration, braking, and steering within a traffic lane. The ladder is a... Read more...
Tesla is the biggest name in the electric car market. And even though the percentage of EVs sold in the United States as a whole is in the low single-digits, Tesla is by far the best-selling brand led by the Model 3 and Model Y. One of the hallmark features of Teslas -- other than their overall performance and... Read more...
Look out, Tesla! Lucid Motors is coming for the Model S with guns blazing. The company just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the Air Dream Edition the highest-rated range of any publicly available electric vehicle to date. We already knew that the Air would be available in a... Read more...
We brought you news late last month that Rivian R1T production is scheduled to kick off in September after multiple delays. At the time, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe acknowledged, "We are currently working with various governing agencies on the final approvals needed for us to make the first deliveries to preorder customers... Read more...
Tesla is on a mission to deliver its mainstream electric vehicles like the Model 3 and the Model Y to as many people as possible. Unfortunately, to reach those goals, the company’s more ambitious projects like the Semi and Cybertruck have taken a back seat on their way to production. Both of those vehicles have been... Read more...
Tesla isn't content with just building electric cars like the Model 3 (and upcoming Cybertruck), solar panels, and massive Powerwall battery storage units. Last night at the company's AI Day, CEO Elon Musk unveiled plans to develop a prototype Tesla Bot. The Tesla Bot could be lumped into the same category as the... Read more...
With a name like Autopilot, you'd expect Tesla vehicles would be able to handle routine driving maneuvers while under computer control. However, as many have witnessed -- sometimes with deadly results -- Autopilot is still years away from being "trusted" as a fully competent replacement for a human... Read more...
President Biden sees electric cars as the future of transportation here in the United States. As such, the White House is pushing forward with an executive order that targets half of all vehicles sold in the United States to have some form of zero-emissions powertrain by 2030. According to the administration... Read more...
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