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SpaceX has raised a new $1.16 billion funding round, according to a regulatory filing. SpaceX held a second close of about $314 million, adding to $850 million raised in February, according to a report from CNBC. The new injection brings the equity raise to $1.16 billion, bringing the valuation to $74 billion. SpaceX has been …

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Tesla owners with the misfortune of getting into a fender bender have also had the misfortune of repairing a Tesla. Collision repairs have been notoriously frustrating for both body shops and owners. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter this week that the automaker is ramping up its collision repair capabilities. He also said …

Living in South Florida, we have the worst of both worlds: hurricanes and floods. When storms hit, preparation is key. First and foremost, we recommend all-weather mats for your Tesla to not only keep your under carpets dirt and mud free but also to provide a non-slip surface that can contain over a gallon of …

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The price for Tesla’s solar roof has unexpectedly raised on existing orders. TMC member nicholb posted that his installation cost jumped by about $20,000. And, TMC member Shinta saw his cost increase by $30,000.  “I’ve had a solar roof reservation since March 2020 (in MN),” nicholb wrote. “My purchase agreement was signed in April 2020. Today I got …

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Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says the company will eventually ditch technology like radar and lean into camera-based system to power features like Autopilot. Musk made the comments on Twitter, noting that the company’s V9.0 version of its Full Self Driving software is almost ready for a public release. Musks comments about a “pure vision” approach …

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Tesla has made its fourth pricing change this year for both the Model 3 and Model Y. The automaker updated its website Friday to reveal a price hike for its two most popular vehicles – Model 3 and Model Y. The lower-priced Model 3 and Model Y accounted for 180,339 cars produced and 182,780 deliveries …

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SpaceX successfully added Wednesday 60 Starlink satellites to its constellation created to beam internet service around the world. The mission launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here in Florida. It was the 24th Starlink mission to date and the 10th mission of 2021.  SpaceX has now launched more than …

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The largest Tesla Supercharger station in the world is being planned for California. The Harris Ranch Supercharger, strategically located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, currently has 18 stalls. Tesla plans to add 82 stalls for a total of 100.  The site will best a 72-stall station in Shanghai that currently holds the title as …

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This could help reduce Supercharger traffic and costly peak charging times. Tesla Supercharger stations in California’s major metro areas are currently 50 percent off at night time. Tesla is likely doing this to help reduce traffic at busy Supercharger stations and to help control peak demand cost.  According to Electrek, some Tesla owners in California have received the following notification:  …

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General Motors announced Tuesday plans to build an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup, one of the most popular full-size models on the market. The automaker said the pickup will have a range of more than 400 miles on a full charge. The truck will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, …