While only the first phase of Tesla’s Gigafactory is currently in operation, the impact of Tesla’s presence in Northern Nevada is already significant. A recent look at home sales in Sparks, Nevada, where Tesla is building the battery factory, shows that the median home price has increased 42% since the automaker announced its plans for the plant. expand full story
Back in June, a story about an alleged defect in Tesla’s suspension prompted a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and ended up making international news. As we reported at the time, the story ended up originating from NHTSA complaints filed by an Australian man based on his own interpretation of pictures of salvaged Tesla Model S cars from websites.
Despite NHTSA looking into the alleged issue and reportedly not finding anything, the Australian in question, Keef Wivaneff, is still filing his bogus NHTSA complaints about Tesla. expand full story
A lot of Tesla owners were asking for it, even Tesla President Jon McNeil is excited for the release:
Today, Tesla released, or more accurately re-released, a NEMA 14-30 adapter for the Model S and Model X. expand full story
In order to make the Tesla Model 3 happen, there are a lot of technology and manufacturing improvements that need to come together. The most talked about is the new battery cell that will go to production at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada later this year, but the automaker has also reinvented its battery pack infrastructure for the vehicle.
With the new P100D battery pack, Tesla is introducing its first third-generation battery pack technology in production vehicles. A successful deployment of the technology would be a good sign for Tesla’s third-generation platform and therefore, crucial for the Model 3. expand full story
Today, Amazon announced a new tool called ‘Amazon Vehicles‘, which it describes as “a car research destination and automotive community”. It looks like the vehicles are actually listed for sales like you can see above, but you can really only “add them to your garage” and it will instead suggest compatible accessories and parts.
It’s an exciting time in the autonomous driving space. While companies are making announcements about upcoming systems available in 2019, like Mobileye and Delphi, and in 2021, like Ford, some are already having trial projects with customers in public streets, like Uber in Pittsburgh.
Today, nuTonomy announced the start of its own public self-driving car trial in the streets of Singapore, and EV enthusiasts will be happy to know that they are using all-electric vehicles. expand full story
GM announced today that its European brand, Opel, will officially unveil the Chevy Bolt EV-based Ampera-e at the Paris Motor show next month. The show starts October 1st, but automakers generally make their announcement in the week before the show officially opens to the public. expand full story