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    Tesla Offers Free Holiday Supercharging in California

    As holiday travel kicks off for the year, Tesla is hoping to relieve some congestion at its charging stations by offering free Supercharging rates during off-peak hours. In a post on its website, Tesla urges customers to “avoid the rush this Thanksgiving holiday” and charge for free during...
  2. TMC Staff

    Rivian Deliveries Pushed to 2022

    Rivian has started notifying customers that they will need to wait a bit longer to receive their vehicles. Rivian has sent notifications that lay out delivery windows for the “Launch Edition” that range from March to September. It’s reasonable to assume that the company’s less-pricey...
  3. TMC Staff

    Tesla Touts Improvements with FSD Beta 10.5 Release

    Some Tesla vehicles with access to the Full Self Driving beta program have started receiving version 10.5. Access to the beta program requires owners to give Tesla access to driving data to produce a “safety test score.“ Despite Tesla’s software taking over some of the driving duties, Tesla...
  4. TMC Staff

    Ford Decides to Double Production Plan for EVs

    Ford announced this week a plan to double its electric vehicle production. The company originally planned to build 300,000 units by 2023, but has ramped that number up to 600,000. Additionally, the company has secured a semiconductor contract with GlobalFoundries to support the manufacturing...
  5. TMC Staff

    Tesla at Bottom of Consumer Reports’ Reliability Ranking

    Consumer Reports’ recent reliability rankings were not kind to Tesla. The Tesla Model X ranked dead last alongside the Audi E-tron in the EV category. The report said that fully-electric SUVs are among the least reliable vehicles. “They include the Tesla Model X and Y, Audi E-Tron and...
  6. TMC Staff

    Lucid Group Completes Another Strong IPO for EV Companies

    Investors continue to show strong support for electric vehicle companies. Lucid Group debuted Wednesday on the NASDAQ and became the eighth-most valuable automaker globally today.  With a market cap of about $80 billion, Lucid became the eighth-most highly valued automaker in the world...
  7. TMC Staff

    New Tesla Cars Arriving Without USB Ports

    Tesla is delivering new cars without USB ports. “Yes, I just took delivery of a 2022 Y on Wednesday, and the 2 front USB-C sockets in the front console compartment, are missing,” floisand said in post on the forum. “There’s just two empty holes. Probably no coincidence that the wireless...
  8. TMC Staff

    Tesla Model Y Gets Another $1,000 Price Increase

    Tesla’s Model Y crossover SUV has received another price hike of $1,000. The Tesla Model Y Long Range now starts at $58,990, while the Performance variant will start at $63,990. The price increase comes just a week after another $1,000 bump in price for the vehicles. Tesla has said that...
  9. TMC Staff

    Musk Sells Tesla Shares Worth $5B

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk filed an S-4 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission showing he abided to a Twitter poll and sold some of his stake in the automaker. The filing shows Musk sold 934,091 shares and exercised options on 2,154,572 shares at $6.24 per share. The value of...
  10. TMC Staff

    SpaceX Launches Crew-3 to ISS

    SpaceX launched four astronauts bound for the International Space Station into orbit Wednesday. The Crew-3 launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center came days after the Crew-2 astronauts returned to earth after six months at ISS. The Crew-3 astronauts included NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom...
  11. TMC Staff

    Rivian Valued at $100B in Stock Market Debut

    Investors showed Wednesday strong support for electric vehicles by lifting the valuation of Rivian Automotive Inc. to more than $100 billion. Shares of Rivian hit the Nasdaq Wednesday and jumped 53% from its debut price. It was the world’s largest initial public offering this year. Chief...
  12. TMC Staff

    SpaceX Safely Returns Crew-2 Astronauts

    SpaceX brought four astronauts home Monday from the International Space Station. NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, and Akihiko Hoshide from Japan splashed down off the coast of Florida aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule...
  13. TMC Staff

    Model Y Delivery Estimates Pushed to 2022

    Tesla’s ordering page for the Model Y suggests it’s been a big hit. The all-electric crossover SUV is sold out through the rest of the year, according to the company’s website. The Model Y Long Range currently has an estimated delivery date of June 2022. The Performance version is said to be...
  14. TMC Staff

    Report: Tesla, Hertz Negotiating Timeline of Massive Model 3 Order

    Tesla’s whale of a deal with Hertz for 100,000 electric vehicles is still being negotiated, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. When Hertz announced the order, Tesla stock spiked. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took Twitter to say that the two companies had no contract in...
  15. TMC Staff

    Ford Announces Crate Motor for EV Conversions

    Ford announced a plan Tuesday to help electrify fleets of older vehicles with a new crate motor.  Dubbed the “Eluminator e-crate motor,” Part No. M-9000-MACH-E, is now available at authorized Ford parts warehouse dealers or online at Ford Performance Parts. The Eluminator retails at $3,900...
  16. TMC Staff

    Rivian Preparing to IPO Next Week

    Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian is planning its initial public offering for next week, according to a regulatory filing. The company is seeking a valuation of just over $60 billion. The automaker will trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol RIVN. Rivian, which just recently...
  17. TMC Staff

    Tesla Recalls 2,822 Cars for Suspension Issue

    Tesla has issued a recall impacting 2,822 cars. In a note to owners, Tesla said it has decided to “proactively recall certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to inspect the bolts that secure the lateral link in the front suspension.” The company said the recall applies to certain Model 3...
  18. TMC Staff

    Tesla Hits $1 Trillion Valuation

    Tesla achieved Monday a market value of $1 trillion, becoming only the fifth company to reach such a milestone. The run up in market capitalization followed a $4.2 billion order from rental car company Hertz. The company announced Monday that it would replace about a fifth of its fleet with...
  19. TMC Staff

    Hertz Places $4.2 Billion Order with Tesla

    Rental car company Hertz has ordered 100,000 units of Tesla’s Model 3. The full price for the order was about $4.2 billion. Chief Executive Elon Musk was sure to note that Hertz paid full price for the vehicles. “To be clear, cars sold to Hertz have no discount,” he said on Twitter. “Same...
  20. TMC Staff

    Tesla Rolls Out FSD 10.3

    Tesla’s latest update to its Full Self Driving software started rolling out to owners over the weekend. In the last update, Tesla gave owners the opportunity to request access to the beta version of the software. The latest version – FSD Beta 10.3 – was pushed to owners who allowed Tesla to...
  21. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Increases Prices Again

    Another price change has hit Tesla vehicles. Late Friday, Tesla raised the price on variants of all currently available vehicles. The Model Y Long Range price increased $2,000 from $54,990 to $56,990. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus price also jumped $2,000 to $43,990 from $41,990...
  22. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Planning to Triple Supercharger Network

    As the number of Tesla vehicles on the road continues to swell, the company is giving some serious consideration to its charging network. On the company’s Q3 earnings call, the company said it plans to triple the size of its charging network around the world. “We are executing on...
  23. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Posts Record Revenue for Q3

    Tesla’s third-quarter earnings report showed record revenue for the electric automaker. According to the Q3 update: In the third quarter, Tesla produced approximately 238,000 vehicles and delivered over 240,000 vehicles, another record for the company. Tesla boasts that it was able to achieve...
  24. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Cybertruck Will Have Removable Mirrors

    They weren’t present on the prototype, but it seems the production version of the Cybertruck will have side mirrors. Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that the upcoming all-electric Tesla pickup will include mirrors, but they will be removable. Recently, the Tesla Cybertruck was...
  25. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Starts Refreshed Model X Deliveries

    Tesla announced on Twitter that it is delivering the refreshed version of its flagship Model X SUV. “First deliveries of new Model X,” the company tweeted alongside photos of new owners. The Model X starts at $101,190, while the highest-end Model X Plaid starts at $121,190...
  26. TMC Staff

    Blog NTSA Asks Why Tesla Did Not Issue Recall Before Safety Updates

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to know why Tesla didn’t issue a recall when it delivered a safety update to its software. A letter published on the NHTSA website says the updates in question include “Tesla’s late September 2021 distribution of functionality to certain...
  27. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Trucks Spotted During Blue Origin Launch

    William Shatner got to ride in a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday, but he also got a ride in the new all-electric Rivian pickup. Blue Origin’s flight on Monday included Shatner and three other astronauts. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos personally drove the astronauts to launch in the Rivian...
  28. TMC Staff

    William Shatner Completes Space Flight with Blue Origin

    Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company blasted William Shatner into space Wednesday afternoon. Shatner, 90, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek TV series, became the oldest person to go to space. Shatner and three other passengers launched from a port in West Texas...
  29. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla China Hits Record Deliveries in September

    Tesla’s vehicle sales in China hit a record in September, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. The automaker delivered about 56,000 units last month, accounting for a total of over 133,000 Shanghai-produced cars in Q3. According to the agency, Tesla sold 33,033 Model Y...
  30. TMC Staff

    Blog Giga Berlin Set to Start Producing Model Y as Soon as Next Month

    Tesla plans to start producing cars at its Gigafactory in Berlin by the end of the year, Chief Executive Elon Musk said during an event at the factory. The opening of Giga Berlin in a significant milestone for the company, its first factory in Europe. The factory will begin making Model Y...
  31. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Cyberquad Will Be ‘Least Dangerous ATV’

    When Tesla debuted the norm-defying Cybertruck they surprised fans with an all-electric ATV prototype that will be sold alongside the truck. It doesn’t seem the four-wheeler was a prop for the Cybertruck event. Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday during the company’s shareholder meeting...
  32. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Moving Headquarters to Austin, Texas

    Tesla is moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas. Chief Executive Elon Musk announced the move during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The CEO has relocated to the state and Tesla is currently building a factory near Austin. Tesla’s current HQ is in Palo Alto, Calif. Last year...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s FSD Beta 10.2 Coming This Friday

    The next update to Tesla’s FSD Beta will be available to qualifying drivers on Friday, Chief Executive Elon Musk said. Version 10.2 will be rolled out to about 1,000 Tesla owners who have requested access and achieved a perfect Safety Score. Version 10.1 offered an option to request access to...
  34. TMC Staff

    Tesla Increases Price on Model 3, Model Y

    Tesla has once again altered pricing on its vehicles.  According to the company’s online configurator, the best-selling Model 3 and Model Y will receive price hikes. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus received a $2,000 price increase, now starting at $41,990. The Model 3 Performance...
  35. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Delivered 241,300 Vehicles in Q3

    Tesla delivered 241,300 electric vehicles during the third quarter of 2021. “In the third quarter, we produced approximately 238,000 vehicles and delivered over 240,000 vehicles,” the company said in a release. “We would like to thank our customers for their patience as we work through global...
  36. TMC Staff

    Blog Chip Shortage Impacts GM’s Super Cruise Plans

    A global semiconductor shortage is delaying GM’s Super Cruise self-driving system. A Cadillac spokesman told CNET that the company has removed the feature from its flagship Escalade SUV. Plans to include the feature in its sedans have been pushed until next year, the report said. “The...
  37. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Air Dream Deliveries to Begin Next Month

    The first Lucid Air cars will be delivered late next month, the company said Tuesday. Production of the all-electric luxury sedan started this week at the company’s factories in Casa Grande, Arizona. The company was originally founded in 2007. Lucid expects reservation holders of Lucid Air...
  38. TMC Staff

    Blog Ford Makes $11.4B Investment in Electric Future

    Ford announced Monday a massive $11.4 billion investment in its plans to build electric vehicles. The company, alongside battery partner SK Innovation, plans to build three new production facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky that will build both electric vehicles and batteries. Ford said...
  39. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Gives Details on FSD 10.2 Beta Release

    Tesla will release the next version of it’s Full Self Driving Beta on October 8, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet. The company released last week version 10.1 of the software, which included a button to request access to the beta. Tesla previously only gave access to employees and...
  40. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Giga Shanghai Has Produced 300,000 Cars So Far This Year

    Giga Shanghai could produce as many as 300,000 cars in the first month of the year, according to a Reuters report. Citing anonymous sources close to the company, the report said a delivery rush at the end of the third quarter has helped drive those production numbers. The report said around...
  41. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Rolls Out FSD Beta 10.1

    Tesla’s highly-anticipated Beta version 10.1 of its Full Self-Driving software started rolling out over the weekend to mostly positive reviews. The new version of the software adds a feature many owners have been waiting for – an option to request access to the FSD Beta software. While the...
  42. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Building New Factory for Megapack Production

    A new production facility for Tesla’s Megapack battery system is now under construction in Lathrop, California. Tesla’s plans for the facility were not previously announced. Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal posted photos of the ground-breaking on Facebook. “We are proud to be the home of the...
  43. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: NTSB Chair Criticizes Tesla’s Full Self-Driving System

    Investigators believe Tesla is acting “irresponsible” for calling its high-end Autopilot system “full self-driving.” According to a Wall Street Journal report, National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy told the outlet that Tesla “has clearly misled numerous people to misuse...
  44. TMC Staff

    Inspiration4 Returns, Sets Precedent for Private Citizens to Experience Space Travel

    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying four private citizen astronauts splashed down Saturday, completing the historic Inspiration4 mission. Over the years, SpaceX has proven the reliability and reusability of its Falcon9 rocket. In the past year, the company has also been successful in...
  45. TMC Staff

    Tesla Stops Referral Program for Cars

    Tesla has stopped its referral program for vehicles, according to an update on its website. The program previously gave owners the opportunity to earn prizes, including the company’s upcoming Tesla Roadster sports car. Owners were given a unique referral link to offer to new buyers. The...
  46. TMC Staff

    SpaceX Inspiration4 Set for Splashdown at 7 p.m. ET

    Astronauts conducting the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission are scheduled to make their return to Earth today. SpaceX achieved Wednesday a significant milestone in the history of spaceflight, sending the crew of citizen astronauts into orbit. After nearly three days in space, the crew is scheduled...
  47. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Looking for Good Drivers to Test Full Self-Driving System

    If you want to be a beta tester of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving system, you’re going to need to be a good driver. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that owners will soon be able to request access via a button in the car. This will give Tesla permission to evaluate owners’ driving for seven days before...
  48. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Air Dream Edition Rated at 520 Miles of Range

    The Environmental Protection Agency has given the upcoming Lucid Air Dream Edition a preliminary range rating of 520 miles, the first electric vehicle to cross the 500-mile mark. Performance has been a big promise of the Lucid vehicles as it aims to be a meaningful challenger to Tesla’s...
  49. TMC Staff

    SpaceX Makes History, Sends Crew of Private Citizens to Space

    SpaceX achieved Wednesday a significant milestone in the history of spaceflight, sending a crew of citizen astronauts into orbit. Aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragan capsule, the Inspiration4 astronauts were propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket into the sky at 8:03 p.m. above Kennedy Space Center in...
  50. TMC Staff

    Watch: SpaceX to Launch First Flight Crewed by Private Citizens

    SpaceX is set for a historic launch Wednesday night for the first all-private orbital flight aboard the company’s Crew Dragon. The mission is a collaboration between SpaceX and billionaire software entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, who purchased the seats on Crew Dragon to raise awareness and...

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