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  1. refusedmd

    1 week review (M3LR).

    I wanted to give a brief review of my 1 week experience. for context, i have come from driving audis exclusively for ~20 years and i tend to keep them for a long time. 2000 audi s4 2.7L twin turbo (retired after 180k) 2010 audi q5 s-line premium plus 3.2L (retired after 180k) 2012 audi q5...
  2. NoGasNoBrakes

    NHTSA Data Shows that Tesla has the Least Amount of Recalls

    Based on public data released by NHTSA, Tesla has had the least amount of vehicle recalls compared to other large car manufacturers from early 2020 to 2022. (source: Reuters) In addition to this, over one-third of their recalls are solved by over-the-air software updates, making Tesla the only...
  3. AutomaticMan

    New M3 LR owner - what has surprised me so far

    Thought I'd post some impressions of my first week and a bit of Tesla M3 LR ownership, particularly some of the things I've been surprised by. This will include both good surprises and not so good surprises. Therefore, I want to give the bottom line up front - I bloomin' love this car!! 😍 I know...
  4. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans to Expand FSD Beta Rollout Next Month

    Tesla plans next month a wider rollout of its Full Self-Driving Beta software with an “Autosteer on city streets” feature, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted. The self-driving software enables Tesla vehicles for features like Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and...
  5. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Will Delay Electric Luxury Sedan

    The Lucid Air, an all-electric sedan to challenge Tesla, will not hit its expected delivery date. Originally expected to hit the roads in spring, the vehicle is now slated for delivery in the second half of the year.  Production will occur at a plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Chief...
  6. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Updates Pricing for Model 3, Model Y

    Tesla has lowered the price on the Model 3 and Model Y Standard Range versions. The Standard Model 3 price was cut by $1,000, now $36,990. The Model Y received a $2,000 price cut, now $39,990. The Standard Range Model 3 and Y have ranges of 263 miles and 244 miles respectively...
  7. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says He Wants the Roadster to Hover

    Elon Musk wants the upcoming Tesla Roadster to hover. The Tesla CEO shared new details on the supercar, as well as the possibility of a van with a solar roof during an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Musk said Tesla should finalize engineering this year and could start...
  8. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Vans Hit the Road for Amazon

    Amazon’s Rivian-built vans are officially making deliveries. Amazon released a video overview of the new vans, pointing out that the vehicle went from sketch to deliveries in just a year. Amazon has ordered 100,000 vans from Rivian. Amazon previously released a list of the van’s features...
  9. TMC Staff

    Blog NHTSA Wants to Talk to Tesla About Half-Circle Steering Wheel

    It seems the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration isn’t sure if Tesla’s new steering wheel design is legal. The regulator told Road & Track: “At this time, NHTSA cannot determine if the steering wheel meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards,” the agency told R&T. “We will be...
  10. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Roadster Delayed Until 2022

    The Tesla Roadster update, originally scheduled to go into production last year, won’t make it to market this year either. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter that the Roadster is being pushed back and will go into production in 2022. “Finishing engineering this year...
  11. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla May License Self-Driving Software to Other Automakers

    Tesla may license its self-driving software to other automakers. In fact, Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company has had “preliminary” discussions with potential partners. Musk mentioned the meetings during Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call. “We’ve had some preliminary discussions about...
  12. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Tesla, Samsung Partnering on Semiconductor

    Tesla may partner with Samsung to develop a semiconductor to be used to power autonomous vehicles, according to a report from Korea. The report says Samsung’s Electronics Foundry division is working on a 5nm semiconductor for Tesla vehicles. Samsung previously supplied Tesla with 14nm chips...
  13. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Planning Party for Boring Company’s Vegas Project

    Elon Musk tweeted Sunday a photo from the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop, saying the company is planning a Fallout-themed grand opening party. The photograph shows Musk and his sons standing in what appears to be the underground station for the Loop. Loop is a high-speed underground public...
  14. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Plans $100M Award for Carbon-Capture Tech

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk plans to award $100 million for the “best carbon capture technology.” Musk announced the plan for the prize Thursday in a tweet, saying more details will come next week.  Carbon-capture could be an interesting tool to combat climate change. The...
  15. TMC Staff

    Blog Rivian Brings Total Funding to $8 Billion

    Rivian, which is expected to deliver its debut EV this year, announced it has added $2.65 billion to its war chest. The company has attracted $8 billion in investment since 2019. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and included Fidelity...
  16. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Releases New Video on Battery Manufacturing

    Tesla has released a new video that teases its battery manufacturing efforts in an effort to recruit talent to its cell team. The video shows mesmerizing shots of Tesla’s battery cells moving through the production process. The music of Don Hinton’s 1960 tune “Honey Bee” accompanies the...
  17. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Tesla Hiring Design Director in China

    Tesla is ramping up its efforts to design and build vehicles specifically for the Chinese market, according to a Reuters report. The company is currently looking to hire a director in China to lead a “full-function” studio in Shanghai or Beijing. Candidates have been interviewed by Tesla’s...
  18. TMC Staff

    Blog Shanghai-Built Model 3 Shipping With Updated Interior

    The Shanghai-built Tesla Model 3 has been updated with features including a heated steering wheel. Tesla’s configurator for orders in China now lists the heated wheel feature as part of a premium interior option for the Model 3 Performance. It’s a feature that many Tesla owners have been...
  19. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Secures New Lithium Supply Deal

    Tesla’s battery supply is getting a bump from a new five-year partnership with China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co. Sichuan Yahua, a wholly-owned subsidiary Yaan Lithium, announced the deal Tuesday. Reuters reported a Shenzhen Stock Exchange filing that showed the company put the total...
  20. TMC Staff

    Blog Watch: SpaceX Shows Off Starship Test Flight

    SpaceX has released a high-quality video of the SN8 Starship high-altitude launch. The video offers an incredible look at the 12-story-tall spacecraft executing a controlled fall and landing flip maneuver. The Dec. 9 test was the first time that Starship flew with three Raptor engines. The...
  21. TMC Staff

    Blog When Elon Musk Wanted to Sell Tesla, Apple’s Tim Cook Refused the Meeting

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday that during the “darkest days” of Model 3 production, he reached out to Apple about a possible sale. Musk said Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook “refused” to take a meeting. Musk offered the story in response to reports that the iPhone maker is...
  22. TMC Staff

    Blog Elon Musk Makes Texas His Home

    Elon Musk is now a Texan. The Chief Executive of Tesla and SpaceX said in a Wall Street Journal interview that he has officially moved to the the Lone Star State. “For myself, yes, I have moved to Texas,” Musk told WSJ. Musk has plenty of business to oversee in Texas...
  23. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Set for High-Altitude Starship Test

    SpaceX plans to conduct a high-altitude test of its Starship rocket today, sending its prototype to a height of about 15,000 meters. In addition to sending the Raptor-engine-powered vehicle to a high altitude, SpaceX will attempt a controlled land. The landing is an important component in the...
  24. TMC Staff

    Blog Boring Company Shows Off ‘Tunnel Rave’ in Las Vegas Loop

    The Boring Company posted a video that gives an updated look at its Las Vegas Convention Center loop. The video showed a multi-colored light installation pulsing over Tesla vehicles parked underground. In true Vegas fashion, the video was captioned “Tunnel Rave.” The area shown...
  25. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Thinks SpaceX Can Send Humans to Mars by 2026

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said this week that he is “highly confident” the company will operate a crewed mission to Mars by 2026. It’s hard to imagine humans on Mars in just six years. “If we get lucky, maybe four years,” Musk said Tuesday during an awards show in Germany. “We want...
  26. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Roadster Supercar Will Be Available in Special Paint Colors

    The upcoming Tesla Roadster will come with optional “special paint,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The car designed to give a “hardcore smackdown” to all others is expected to start production in mid to late 2021. Musk said they’re adding color options as the company did for the...
  27. TMC Staff

    Blog NHTSA Announces Model X Recall for Adhesive Defect

    Tesla has issued a recall for Model X vehicles produced between September 17, 2015 and July 31, 2016. The recall applies to 9,136 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall Wednesday, citing a defect with an adhesive on some parts. According...
  28. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Tesla Semi to Have Over 600 Miles of Range

    The upcoming Tesla Semi will have up to 621 miles of range, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday in an interview. The boost in battery efficiency was made possible by leveraging Tesla’s new in-house battery tech. The Semi was originally advertised as having a range up to 500 miles...
  29. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Joins Group Pushing for 100% EV Sales by 2030

    Tesla has joined other companies in the electric vehicle industry for a new lobbying organization called the Zero Emission Transportation Association.  The organization, which includes other electric automakers like Rivian and Lucid, aims to bring together those who support meeting the goal...
  30. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Delays Commercial Crew Mission Until Sunday

    Due to weather, SpaceX and NASA have postponed today’s Crew-1 mission until Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. ET. The flight will mark the first time since 2011 that a full operational crew has launched from U.S. soil. Earlier this year SpaceX became the first private spaceflight company to launch...
  31. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Offering New Winter Tire Package for Model Y

    Tesla Model Y crossover SUV is getting winter-ready with a new wheel and tire package. Now available in the Tesla store, the “Model Y 19″ Gemini Wheel and Winter Tire Package” is designed for owner that will need to navigate a snow and ice season. Tesla’s description of the package...
  32. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Cybertruck Updates Coming Soon

    Tesla plans to reveal an updated design for the Cybertruck in “a month or so,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. Tesla has been giving consideration to the Cybertruck’s hulking proportions, which could prevent the wildly-styled, bulletproof, pickup from fitting into the average...
  33. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Option Now Costs $10K

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving option jumped from $8,000 to $10,000 today, as promised by the company last week. The price of FSD has steadily climbed even ahead of its availability. The software package price increased $1,000 in July, then Chief Executive Elon Musk announced on Twitter last week...
  34. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla to Offer Subscription for Full Self-Driving

    Tesla is planning a monthly subscription offering for its Full Self-Driving option, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet. Tesla released the FSD beta this week to drivers it has identified as cautious. The company will continue to deploy the software to more drivers in coming weeks...
  35. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Software Deployed to ‘Careful Drivers’

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta rolled out Tuesday night, according to a tweet form Chief Executive Elon Musk. The new software is a substantial re-write of the automakers self-driving technology. Musk has been testing the update, calling the improvements “profound.”  “I think we’ll...
  36. TMC Staff

    Blog Public Beta for Starlink Internet Service Coming Soon

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company plans to roll out a public beta of its Starlink broadband service soon. Musk said on Twitter that a “fairly wide” beta version of the service will be ready for action as soon as the latest satellites “reach their target position.”Musk said the...
  37. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Software Update Improves Speed Limit Sign Detection

    Tesla’s latest software update (2020.40.0.4) includes a few new features and an improvement to its Speed Assist feature. The update rolled out to Tesla owners on Wednesday. In addition to improvements to “Speed Assist,” which debuted in August, the update also included new security and...
  38. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Providing Starlink Internet Service to Wildfire Emergency Responders

    SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet network has provided service to emergency responders battling wildfires in Washington state. A tweet from Washington state’s Military Department and Emergency Management Division revealed the first known application of the service. SpaceX Chief...
  39. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans Original Cars for Berlin, Shanghai Factories

    Tesla plans to build two newly-designed vehicles to be produced at the company’s Berlin and Shanghai factories, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The comment comes after Musk told investors at the recent Battery Day that the company intends to build a new vehicle with a $25,000 price...
  40. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Gives News Details on 200 MPH Plaid Model S

    Tesla’s Battery Day event also delivered specs for the Plaid Powertrain Model S, including a 200 MPH top speed and more than 520 miles of range. The flagship sedan will pack 1,100 horsepower and travel 0-60 MPH in less than 2 seconds. Tesla showed off a video of the car racing at Laguna...
  41. TMC Staff

    Blog New Autopilot Feature Keeps Cars in Passing Lane

    A new update to Tesla’s Autopilot software enables the cars to remain in the passing lane, rather than only using the left lane when there’s a slower vehicle to pass. Tesla included the “Exit Passing Lane” feature in its 2020.36.10 software update. The feature will be available to cars...
  42. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Hypes ‘Exciting Things’ for Battery Day

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk hyped the company’s upcoming “Battery Day” Friday, promising “many exciting things.” The event, which was delayed for months and rescheduled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is intended to inform investors on the company’s latest developments...
  43. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Air Makes Debut, Deliveries Planned for Spring 2021

    Lucid Motors debuted the production-bound version of its Lucid Air sedan, saying the vehicle is an attempt to “make the electric car better.” Range is a huge selling point for electric vehicles and Lucid intends to take top honors in that category. It expects an EPA-rated range of 517 miles...
  44. TMC Staff

    Blog Lucid Motors to Debut Luxury EV Priced $169K

    Lucid Motors will plans to offer four versions of its all-electric luxury sedan ranging in price from under $80,000 up to $169,000, according to reports. Bloomberg says a high-end variant of the Air called the Dream will cost $169,000, a Grand Touring variant will be priced in the low...
  45. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX Releases Video of SN6 Test Flight

    A new video from SpaceX offers a great view of its recent Starship test hop. Friday, the SN6 prototype for SpaceX’s Starship program climbed to 150 meters above the company’s Boca Chica, Texas launch complex. The new video shows the barrel shaped rocket launching from afar, as well as video...
  46. TMC Staff

    Blog SpaceX SN6 Prototype Conducts Successful Test Hop

    SpaceX advanced its Starship program Thursday, conducting a successful test hop of the SN6 prototype. The vehicle, powered by SpaceX’s next-generation Raptor engine, climbed to about 150 meters above the company’s complex in Boca Chica, Texas before landing safely. SpaceX...
  47. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Banks $5 Billion During Stock Surge

    Tesla has raised a whopping $5 billion, taking advantage of its soaring stock price. The company announced the stock sale on Tuesday, saying proceeds will be used “to further strengthen our balance sheet, as well as for general corporate purposes.” According to an Securities and Exchange...
  48. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Recruiting for Video Game Platform

    A job descriptions posted on Tesla’s website suggests the company aims to build a team focused on video games. The company is filling its Austin team with a Video Game and Infotainment engineer. The job description describes the role as an “incredibly rare opportunity to help build a video...
  49. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Shows Off Production Capability at Giga Shanghai

    Tesla has released a time-lapsed video offering a look at production at Giga Shanghai. The video was posted to the Tesla China Weibo account, saying “Production, assembly, quality inspection, waiting for delivery. The rhythm is orderly step on the point, one word: Steady!” Tesla Chief...
  50. TMC Staff

    Blog Neuralink Says it’s Nearly Ready to Install Computers in Human Brains

    Elon Musk offered a demo this week of the brain computer built by his company Neuralink. In a livestream demo, Musk explained that the goal of Neuralink is to connect the brain to a computing device through flexible threads that are 10-times thinner than a human hair. Neuralink believes...

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