About the Author

Fred Lambert

@FredericLambert

Fred Lambert is the Editor-in-Chief and one of the founding members of Electrek. He mainly covers electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Lambert made a name in the EV space through a steady stream of exclusive scoops about Tesla, including being the first journalist to try Tesla’s Autopilot feature back in 2015. Lambert also repeatedly broke stories about new Tesla products, like Enhanced Summon, Model S design refresh, Tesla Autopilot 2.5, and more.

In 2020, he was also the first to report that Tesla’s new planned Gigafactory in the US would be located in Austin, Texas months before the official announcement.

His reporting has been used by many mainstream news organizations, like the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more.

Lambert has appeared on television (CNBC) and has been featured in national papers for his expertise in electric vehicles.

You can contact him by email at fred@9to5mac.com or on Twitter @fredericLambert

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October 15

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including an interview with David who attended “Giga Fest” at Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, Tesla updating Cybertruck details and specs, the first Tesla Megacharger station, and more.

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Tesla has slashed its included premium connectivity period to 30 days for all Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. People are now going to have to pay sooner if they want to retain access to some of Tesla’s connectivity features.

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Tesla today opened Model Y orders in the United Kingdom, a right-hand-drive market, with deliveries expected to start in early 2022.

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Tesla has updated its Cybertruck web page to remove Cybertruck specs and prices for each configuration of the electric pickup truck.

It comes after the highly anticipated electric vehicle has been delayed to next year.

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October 14

Tesla has now officially launched its insurance product using “real-time driving behavior.”

The product is only available in Texas for now.

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Tesla has pushed its “Full Self-Driving Beta” to an investor who had a terrible “safety driving score” based on the automaker’s own scoring system.

It comes as Tesla says that it is only pushing the software to owners who scored 100 out of 100.

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Tesla (TSLA) must be feeling pretty good about its move into cryptocurrency holding, as its stake in Bitcoin is already up by $1 billion.

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Tesla has released a new mobile app update with a few new small features, but it also shows that the automaker has made some progress toward delivering a remote live view from Autopilot cameras on your car.

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The Tesla Model 3 is now considered the best-selling used car in the US, and it is so popular that it even sometimes sells for higher prices than new.

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October 13

The NHTSA is upping the pressure on Tesla as the regulator asked for more information about the non-disclosure agreement it made Full Self-Driving Beta testers agree to.

The government is also questioning Tesla about what it believes to be a potential “stealth recall” of Autopilot.

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Tesla has signed a new supply agreement in order to secure a large amount of nickel from New Caledonia for battery production.

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Tesla cofounder and longtime CTO JB Straubel sent a warning to automakers that are making announcements about timelines to go all-electric: “Make sure you do the math when it comes to your supply chain.”

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October 12

Tesla has been spotted deploying the first Megacharger to charge its upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck at Gigafactory Nevada.

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Tesla unveils its latest crash safety technology based on real-world data collection using its large fleet of vehicles equipped with sensors for its self-driving technology.

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GM and LG announced that they came to an agreement over who is going to take on most of the cost of the battery recall over potential fire risk for the Bolt EV.

LG is going to be left with almost the entire cost.

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Tesla has achieved an impressive new delivery record in China, which has greatly contributed to the automaker’s massive delivery expectation beat last quarter.

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October 11

While Tesla is moving its headquarters out of California, CEO Elon Musk made it clear that the automaker would still grow in the state.

He wasn’t lying, since Tesla is now taking over a large part of HP’s campus in Palo Alto.

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Foxconn, best known as Apple’s iPhone manufacturer, has been working on electric cars and now its first vehicle has been spotted ahead of the unveiling.

It’s being marketed under the Foxtron brand.

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Tesla has officially started its “wider release” of Full Self-Driving Beta in the US, which consists of slowly allowing more owners to download based on their “safety score.”

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Tesla announced a new “Gigabeer” with Cybertruck-inspired bottle that it plans to sell out of its factory in Germany.

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