Items tagged with Tesla

Tesla's Cybertruck just can't seem to have a good day, can it? After suffering from numerous delays to get it into production, an inflated final MSRP, and memes about its dystopian looks, its latest problem centers yet again around its stainless steel panels. Owners are now reporting that the panels are already... Read more...
Whether it's a foolish skit or a serious attempt at multitasking, driving a vehicle while wearing an Apple Vision Pro was bound to happen. It's important to note that the Tesla driver who went viral on X / Twitter for donning Cupertino's augmented reality headset most likely broke a whole slew of laws while doing so... Read more...
Tesla is currently working on plans to make a more affordable electric vehicle codenamed “Redwood,” according to a report in Reuters. The company is hoping to make the car available to customers by mid-2025, and according to sources who are familiar with the matter it appears as if it will be a compact crossover... Read more...
Despite what the press is saying lately about electric cars being inoperable in the extreme cold of winter, dropping like flies left and right, a report by a Norwegian road assistance company says otherwise. This report's real-world numbers suggest that the failure rate of EV versus ICE (internal combustion engine)... Read more...
As a culmination to a multi-year National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation, EV manufacturer Tesla is recalling over two million of its Autopilot-equipped vehicles sold in the US. This large-scale summons is meant to safeguard against further accidents, which have led to numerous... Read more...
Tesla’s highly anticipated Cybertruck made its retail debut by blowing the doors off a Porsche 911, and doing it while towing a Porsche. Elon Musk shared the video of the race about an hour after the first customer received their very own Cybertruck. Tesla’s Cybertruck has seen its share of highs and lows... Read more...
Some automakers are accelerating towards a future in which certain features sit behind a software paywall, sort of like how microtransactions and DLC work in the PC and console gaming space. Tesla is one of them—for example, Model Y Long Range owners can pay extra to unlock features like heated rear seats and faster... Read more...
Tesla is yet again under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stemming from a dozen customer reports concerning steering issues on select cars. According to a recent NHTSA filing, a probe has been opened to investigate reported steering issues on 2023-model year Tesla Model 3... Read more...
An eye-opening report has detailed a privacy-abusing culture among groups of Tesla employees tasked with sensitive data analysis. These employees are alleged to have passed “highly invasive videos and images” from customers’ vehicles around the office using Tesla’s internal messaging system. These practices seem to... Read more...
There's something oddly ironic about an automaker selling booze but if there's one thing we've learned about Elon Musk over the years, it's that he's willing to don his honey badger hat and buck convention. Hence you can head over to his Tesla storefront and order yourself a mini case of beer, each of which comes in a... Read more...
The Biden administration finalized standards concerning its national electric vehicle charger network aimed at making the refueling process in the United States more accessible for all brands of electric vehicles. The new rules will require chargers to be made in the USA immediately, as well as 55% of their cost be... Read more...
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...
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