August 18

Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch

Tesla has stopped taking reservations for the upcoming Tesla Semi, which is slated to release later this year. In addition, it has updated its site with new specs, pictures, and video of the electric semi truck.

August 21

Here’s every electric vehicle that qualifies for the current and upcoming US federal tax credit

As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles, especially now that a slew of new credits have been reinstated to US consumers. Whether you qualify is not a simple yes or no question… well, actually it sort of is, […]

July 15

Tesla accounts for half of China’s electric vehicle exportations

Tesla’s Model Y and Model 3 exportation from Gigafactory Shanghai accounts for half of China’s electric vehicle exportation during the first half of 2022.

June 29

The most expensive electric vehicles on the road in 2022

In 2022, electric vehicle sales continue to boom. Nearly all legacy automakers have set end dates for manufacturing new combustion vehicles and have begun introducing all-electric options into their fleets more and more. This year alone, the world will see over twenty new electric vehicle models ranging from most expensive, to rather affordable. Below is […]

June 15

Tesla tops the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry

Tesla has topped the list of most satisfied customers in the entire auto industry, with Model 3 taking the top spot for for all cars globally.

May 16

Following Volvo and Ford, Renault aims to spin off its EV business into a separate company

Last week, French company Renault announced its plan to fully review spinning off its electric car business into a separate company in 2023, in hopes of catching up with rivals Tesla and Volkswagen.

April 6

Norway keeps breaking EV adoption records, Tesla Model Y leads the charge

Norway is again breaking electric vehicle adoption records with 82% of new vehicles sold last quarter being battery-electric. Tesla Model Y is leading the charge with a lot of deliveries last month.

March 28

Tesla co-founder and former CTO JB Straubel says EV batteries should last about 15 years

JB Straubel, Tesla’s longtime Chief Technology Officer, has given some insight into how long he believes electric vehicle batteries should last — about 15 years. This is critical for Straubel’s new business.

January 10

2021 EV deliveries in China by the numbers: How some of the market’s major players grew

As we eagerly slam the book shut on 2021 and look toward a promising year of further EV adoption in 2022, it’s important to look back and assess how far the global market has come during this most recent trip around the Sun. From there, we can compare 2021’s numbers to the year prior and […]

January 3

Tesla (TSLA) becomes best-selling brand in Norway as the country hits new electric vehicle records

Tesla has become the best-selling brand in Norway for the whole year of 2021 despite having only two models available on the market, which helped the country hit again new electric vehicle records.

February 25, 2017

Tesla releases a series of new promotional videos with people swapping their car for a Model S for one week

Last year, Tesla launched a new program called ‘Drive to Believe’ in order to invite car owners across European markets to swap their car for a Tesla Model S for a whole week. Apparently, the participants completed their week and Tesla is now featuring some of them in a series of promotional videos with “more to […]

February 11, 2017

This week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai & more

In this week’s top stories: Model 3 70D & battery pack options, Tesla Semi, EV news from Volvo, Audi, VW, Hyundai and others, and much more.

January 20, 2017

Tesla is bundling its interior options for Model S after successful program with Model X

The new 100D battery pack option wasn’t the only change to Tesla’s online design studio today. A few months ago, the automaker started bundling the interior options of its Model X to streamline the ordering process and ultimately its production. Tesla says that the program was successful so they are now bringing it to Model […]

December 24, 2016

This week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger expansion, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, solar & EV news, more

In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, the latest solar and EV news, and much more.

December 19, 2016

Tesla poaches Volvo’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ to improve its interior quality

Tesla managed to hire a top engineering talent from the Swedish automaker Volvo. Electrek has learned that Anders Bell, Senior Director of Engineering at Volvo and the automaker’s ‘Head of Interior Engineering’ is joining Tesla in an equivalent role this month.

December 12, 2016

Tesla Autopilot chip supplier NVIDIA to test its own self-driving car while the automaker moves to build its own chip

In the same week that the California Department of Motor Vehicles granted a permit to NVIDIA to start testing self-driving cars in the state, it was reported that Tesla, which uses NVIDIA’s chips to power the latest version of its Autopilot, signed a contract with Samsung Electronics to build an ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) system for […]

December 10, 2016

Tesla expands hiring and manufacturing scope of the Gigafactory with highly automated drivetrain production

Earlier this year, we learned that Tesla is expanding the scope of the Gigafactory in Nevada to not only manufacture battery cells and packs, but also electric motors on new ‘Drive Unit assembly lines’. It was revealed through job postings at the factory, but now Tesla is “expanding its manufacturing team in the Gigafactory” with […]

December 9, 2016

Virtually all automakers (except for Tesla) are currently lobbying to block EPA’s new fuel consumption standard

Through their lobbying efforts since Donald Trump’s election and the EPA’s move to rush its new fuel consumption rules, automakers are sending a clear message that they don’t want to mass produce electric vehicles – at least not on the timeline suggested by the agency. As we reported earlier this week, the EPA filed its midterm […]

December 3, 2016

First look at Tesla Model X’s new 5-seat configuration with the best in class cargo space

After shipping a few thousand Model X SUVs with 6 and 7-seat configurations since launching the vehicle over a year ago, Tesla finally started producing the all-electric SUV with 5-seat configuration last month. Now that there’s an option that can have the second-row seats fold flat, the Model X has the best-in-class storage of any SUV […]

November 24, 2016

Tesla hires HoloLens designer, second Microsoft employee from the augmented reality program

Adding to the rumors that Tesla might be working on adding augmented reality features to its vehicles, Tesla this month hired one of the top industrial designers of the HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality headset. It’s Tesla’s second hire from Microsoft’s HoloLens program after having hired one of the computer vision scientists from the program last year.

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