Tesla has removed its cheapest Model Y trim from its online configurator for orders in the US. It also happens to be its cheapest Model Y. Could it be related to the Cybertruck? Tesla often makes changes to its vehicle lineups without announcement. It changes prices, options, and even sometimes whole vehicle trims altogether. This
At the recent launch of its new BEV factory, Toyota vowed its next-generation electric vehicles will deliver longer range and faster charging at a lower price. The Japanese automaker now says its new EVs, due out in 2026, will feature nearly 500 miles of range. At a technical briefing in June, Toyota revealed several new
If you’re old enough to remember the original 1980s Honda Motocompo micro-motorcycle – or are like me and have enjoyed learning about it since – then today’s announcement from Honda will come with all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia, either earned or learned. The long-awaited spiritual successor to the Motocompo has just been
Tesla has achieved a breakthrough in making Hot Wheels-like single-piece car casting a reality, according to a new insider report. In recent years, Tesla has heavily invested in large casting technology to produce vehicle bodies in just a couple of large parts rather than hundreds. The automaker now operates several of the world’s largest casting
Elon Musk suggested that Tesla might offer an optional coating for Cybertruck that should make the electric pickup scratch-proof to everything except objects with diamond-level hardness. The Cybertruck’s design might be polarizing, but one thing that everyone agrees on is that its stainless steel exterior is rugged. Tesla wrote about the exterior toughness and durability
Tesla applied with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to become a “Market Customer” in the electricity market in Australia – a move that is likely in preparation for the launch of its new ‘Tesla Electric’ service in Australia. Late last year, after gaining experience through its virtual power plants (VPPs), Tesla took things a
Solar panel exports from China grew by 34% in the first half of 2023, with 114 gigawatts (GW) shipped worldwide, compared to 85 GW in the same period last year, according to a new analysis by energy think tank Ember. We need to get them online ASAP. Chinese solar exports represent around 80% of the
Fifteen Tesla vehicles were lit on fire at a car dealership in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, and a radical group of environmentalists has claimed to be behind the act of arson. With the incident alone, this gang of morons is probably responsible for more pollutant emissions than they can ever counter with their so-called activism.
The European Union launched an investigation over Chinese EV subsidies as the global markets are “now flooded with cheaper electric cars.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen revealed the probe Wednesday, claiming Chinese EV makers benefit from state subsidies. The EU probe could lead to potential tariffs, which would likely have significant impacts on
China’s Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel makers, has announced it will build a 5 gigawatt (GW) solar panel factory in Texas. The factory will be in Wilmer, southeast of Dallas. The $200 million facility will be more than 1 million square feet in size and will create 1,500 local jobs. Trina
Tesla (TSLA) is still the most shorted stock out of all the US large-caps, and Elon Musk suspects that Bill Gates still has a large position against the company. Shorts, people betting against the stock of a company, have long played a part in Tesla’s history on the stock market. Throughout the years, Tesla was
Tesla has now officially launched Powerwall 3 on its website and released all the specs – other than the battery chemistry used. Last week, we reported on Tesla starting Powerwall 3 installations in the US despite having yet to launch the product on its website officially. In an overnight update, Tesla has finally introduced the
Hyundai is taking a page from Tesla as it plans to model a new EV production method after its Giga Casting. The new process,”hypercasting,” can significantly cut costs while boosting output. According to an exclusive report from the Korean newspaper Hankyung, Hyundai’s new EV production method is inspired by Tesla’s Giga Casting. The process involves
A picture of a Tesla robotaxi “concept” was revealed in the new Elon Musk biography today. It is interesting, but I would also take it with a grain of salt. The Walter Isaacson biography of Elon Musk came out today. In recent weeks the biographer, who has been embedded in Musk’s life for years, has
Three major automakers have come forward and announced an equally-owned company focused on creating a single, cost-effective platform to connect EV drivers, automakers, and utility companies. BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, and American Honda Motor Company have partnered up to create ChargeScape, LLC – potentially unlocking new value as an EV owners in North America.
Tesla Semi Image credit: u/Tutrifor Several Tesla Semi trucks are participating in a fascinating, new independent test study, and the electric truck is starting to prove itself. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) has started its new Run on Less program to test several electric trucks in real-world conditions and release the data
Repeatedly listening to your own 30-second track on Spotify won’t make you around £960 ($1,200) a month, the streaming giant’s chief executive has said. It comes after an analysis by JP Morgan, reported by the Financial Times, suggested the Swedish music firm’s royalty structure could be manipulated by artists, or even regular users. The newspaper
Volkswagen has launched the 2024 ID.6 Crozz electric SUV, a refresh of its three-row electric SUV. The new Volkswagen EV features an improved range, design updates, and a starting price of around $35,500 (258,900 yuan). Volkswagen introduces 2024 ID.6 Crozz electric SUV The ID.6 Crozz is produced by the automaker’s joint venture (JV), FAW-VW. It
Porsche and Audi, two Volkswagen premium brands, are issuing recalls for 2023 electric vehicle models, including the Taycan and e-tron GT. Nearly 7,000 EVs are being recalled due to insufficient battery sealant that may allow liquid to enter, posing a fire risk. Although no incidents have involved fires, the automakers are issuing recalls out of
Tesla’s Cybertruck is just about ready to enter production, but a test vehicle was caught on video causing a potentially dangerous situation as its aerodynamic wheel cover came off in traffic, striking another vehicle and flying into the sky. Ever since it was originally unveiled, the Cybertruck has had some pretty cool-looking aerodynamic wheel covers.