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    It’s Over, Tesla is That Good!

    It’s Over, Tesla is That Good Well, my love-hate relationship with Tesla & Tesla’s TechnokingI’m took a turn. I capitulated & got a 2018 Model 3 Performance in silver. We’re at the point with fuel prices that it’s not about, “Can I afford a Tesla?” but more, “Can I afford not to buy a Tesla?”...
  2. Pink Duck

    Elon Musk documentary/factual tonight

    Courtesy of Channel 4: “Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain?” (Monday 16th May 2022, 21:00–22:00) “Profile of the billionaire entrepreneur, one of a tiny group of powerful, uber-rich men with global reach exceeding governments. The programme features contributions from those who know Musk, who...
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    Motor drive fail, Battery failx2

    I have Model X, 2019. Bought new on 31 Dec-2018. 45000 miles today. In Oct 2021 - battery unit died. Tesla relaced. 100% charge was at 296 miles went down to 258 miles. In January 23- 2022- car suddenly stoped on main street when taking turn. Messege poped up unable to drive. In a split...
  4. MontyFloyd

    Elon Musk, Time Person of 2021

    This is worthy of its own thread, and poll. Considering all that he has done, his success and failures, in 2021. Remember most that Time Person of the Year judges by "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year" Does Elon Musk deserve the honor...
  5. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    Many may have seen Elon's recent tweet informing those of us with older (2016-2017) model X and S vehicles that we won't get FSD Beta because our AP cameras are out of date. He also tweeted that Tesla would provide us with a free camera update. Having HW3 doesn't matter. I called the...
  6. FrForget

    Looking for an awesome SpaceX / Tesla License plate name idea

    Hi everyone, I'm currently owning a 2020 Tesla Model 3 and I'm looking for an awesome custom / personalized license plate idea. I live in Montreal, Quebec and the rules for custom license plate are quite restrictive, here's are some of the rules : Only the letters of the alphabet and the 10...
  7. 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...
  8. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Final Cybertruck Design ‘Looking Good’

    It sounds like the final design of the Tesla Cybertruck is getting close. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter that he had just visited the design studio and thought the highly-anticipated vehicle is “looking good.” Production of the Cybertruck is expected to begin...
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    Standard Range Model Y Currently Unavailable

    The Standard Range Model Y has disappeared from Tesla’s online ordering page. People looking to purchase the all-electric crossover will need to spend at least $48,990 for the Long Range all-wheel drive variant. It’s not clear why the variant was removed. It’s strange for the Standard range...
  10. 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...
  11. TMC Staff

    The Boring Company in Talks for Miami Tunnel Project

    Miami is the latest city in talks to use Elon Musk’s tunneling company for an underground transportation project. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez posted a video to Twitter sharing some of the details of The Boring Company’s pitch to the city. “The order of magnitude in terms of...
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    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

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  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Becomes Richest Person in the World

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world. With a net worth of more than $185 billion, Musk has bested Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who has a worth of about $184 billion. It’s been a brave journey for Musk, who was willing to wager his own $180 million proceeds from...
  18. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Full Self-Driving Subscriptions Coming Early 2021

    You will also be able to buy FSD outright, and it seems Tesla would prefer you did that instead of paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’ve been watching all the videos that we’ve posted showing the adventures of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program and you want to try it out for...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Tells Tesla Employees Profit Is Paramount: Cost-Cutting Is Key

    Tesla has shown a profit for five consecutive quarters, but Musk says it’s slim and must not slip. To the many people who have said Tesla’s stock is Elon Musk’s only concern, they may have been right, but only indirectly. Musk knows how important it is to continue to show a profit if Tesla is...
  22. TMC Staff

    Musk Open to Merger Talks with Legacy Automaker

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says the company is open to a merger with another carmaker. Speaking during an awards ceremony in German on Tuesday, Musk was asked if Tesla may try to leverage its significant valuation to merge with a legacy automaker. [Watch the interview above] “We are...
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    Money for EAP/FSD worth it for robo taxi?

    I’m looking at buying a M3 and trying to figure out the best financial decision for autopilot (more features = more money). It’s not super important to me right now to have full autopilot as I don’t mind driving, especially in a car as fun as a Tesla! But I’m wondering with Elon’s vision of...
  24. 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...
  25. TMC Staff

    Tesla's Elon Musk Hiring '25 Guns' For Giga Berlin

    For engineers hoping to get a job at Tesla, email your resume to [email protected] Despite doubts, is well we addition to Germany’s tough regulations, Tesla’s Giga Berlin is well underway. The company broke records with its Gigafactory Shanghai timeline, and now it hopes to do the same with its...
  26. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Canada And Norway Are Next To Get Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta

    FSD will be rolled out in the two countries after the necessary approvals are given, possibly in February or March. Tesla says its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software is in an early beta stage, which is apparent if you watch people trying to use it. Once it moves into actual beta, and all necessary...
  27. TimboSlice

    FSD Price Increase by $2,000 on 26 OCT

    I was going to get FSD eventually, but now I feel kind of rushed. After all, who wants to spend $10,000 when you can spend $8,000? What are everyone else's thoughts on this? Source: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1319164198241341440
  28. TMC Staff

    Musk: 7-Seat Tesla Model Y Coming In December, Production Starts Next Month

    Production to start next month and initial customer deliveries to follow in early December. Elon Musk, when asked about the 7-seat version of the Tesla Model Y, announced that it’s coming “next month” and initial deliveries will follow “in early December.” We guess that the volume will not be...
  29. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Giga Berlin Will Be Testbed For New Tesla Technologies

    The German Model Y will have 4680 batteries, the new body structure, and more. Elon Musk clarified a lot of previous doubts we had with a single tweet. The main one was why Fremont did not get the “world’s most advanced paint shop” before Giga Berlin if it still produces vehicles with paint...
  30. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk: Tesla Model S Plaid To Have Structural Battery, 4680 Cells

    And the latest 4680 lithium-ion cells will make up the structure. Elon Musk has confirmed today that the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid, scheduled for late 2021, will be equipped with the all-new structural battery pack, consisting of the all-new 4680 lithium-ion cells, announced at Tesla Battery...
  31. 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...
  32. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck Orders Are Gigantic

    At the Battery Day event, the Cybertruck was displayed together with ATV, Roadster and Semi. Elon Musk revealed during Tesla Battery Day that the number of orders (actually pre-orders) for its extraordinary, all-electric Cybertruck pickup are “gigantic” (see IEVs coverage – 2:44:07). There are...
  33. TMC Staff

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk Joins VW CEO Diess To Check Out VW ID.3 & ID.4 EVs

    And, the bromance continues. There has been plenty of mainstream media coverage of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent trip to Germany. It seems he visited the country for several reasons. We know Tesla has business there, as it continues to deliver cars to the area and is also in the process of...
  34. TMC Staff

    Musk Says German Tesla Model Y Will Be 'Radical Redesign Of Building A Car'

    He said that in an improvised press conference at the Giga Berlin site. The Tesla Model Y was born with massive expectations on its shoulders. It should have presented a revolutionary wiring harness system and massive cast parts. Although it had the cast parts, its standard wiring harness...
  35. 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...
  36. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Cars to Sound Pedestrian Warning With ‘Snake Jazz’

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says Tesla vehicles will soon play “snake jazz or Polynesian elevator music” out of an external speaker. Tesla added external speakers in 2019 to be used for pedestrian warning sounds. The concern is that electric vehicles produce less noise, so pedestrians...
  37. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Touts ‘Quantum Leap” in Full Self-Driving Performance

    A “quantum leap” improvement is coming to Tesla’s Autopilot software in six to 10 weeks, Chief Executive Elon Musk said a tweet. Musk called the new software a “fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak.” Musk said his personal car is running a “bleeding edge...
  38. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Says It's 'Highly Likely' Tesla Will Make Smaller Cybertruck

    Hopefully, it won’t just be produced for the European market. A small electric pickup would sell really well in the States too. We’ll start by saying Tesla CEO Elon Musk is extremely optimistic. It seems he always has some new idea. Some people doubt his comments since some of his ideas fizzle...
  39. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Tesla Will Sell Software, Powertrains, Batteries to Other Automakers

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tuesday on Twitter that the company is keen to help other automakers with their challenges developing more sustainable vehicles. “Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains and batteries,” Musk said on Twitter. “We’re just trying to...
  40. surrelmar

    Waarom FSD zo lang op zich laat wachten (video)

    Goede samenvatting waar we nu staan ten opzichte van Full Self Driving. Maar ook eigenlijk wel een goede samenvatting van alle bullshit en misleiding via Elon. Overigens ben ik het niet eens met alle standpunten in deze video, als developer weet ik hoe moeilijk en complex dit soort software kan...
  41. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Says Teslas Are Too Expensive, Hints At New Compact Electric Car

    This new cheaper and smaller Tesla hatchback could be designed in Germany and possibly even be built at the new Gigafactory. Speaking during an earnings call last week, Elon Musk expressed his point that the cars that Tesla is currently building are still too expensive. Even with the...
  42. TMC Staff

    After Killing Tesla Model Y SR, Musk Says New Normal Range Is 300 Miles

    If that’s the new standard, we may have to wave goodbye to the Model 3 Standard Range Plus as well. When Elon Musk said there would be no Tesla Model Y Standard Range Plus, his excuse was that the range would be too low, below 250 mi. That must have frustrated a lot of Tesla... READ FULL ARTICLE
  43. TMC Staff

    Tesla's Batteries Will Contain A Lot Of Nickel In Foreseeable Future

    Elon Musk: “Please mine more nickel.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently “urged miners to produce more nickel” as the company is happily willing to secure long-term nickel suppliers for battery production. Nickel is one of the key ingredients of the cathode of lithium-ion cells, especially in...
  44. TMC Staff

    Deliver Now, Fix Later: Tesla's Competitive Edge Is Also Its Major Weakness

    At least if things are still like they were when a former Tesla VP for quality was there. We never get tired of repeating what engineers tell us all the time: buying the first batch of any product is risky. All initial production issues will present themselves to early adopters. When it comes to...
  45. TMC Staff

    Tesla Cancels Sub $40,000 Standard Range Tesla Model Y

    Entry-level Tesla Model Y SR RWD below $40,000 will not happen. When Tesla announced the Model Y, it was expected that the car would be available in several versions, including the entry-level Rear-Wheel Drive and Standard Range (just at a later point than the all-wheel-drive Long Range...
  46. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    But wait, Tesla’s vehicles aren’t even officially Level 3 yet. Tesla Autopilot is really the only advanced driver-assist system that gets a great deal of news coverage. This is likely due to the system’s name, added to the fact that anything related to Tesla is constantly in the news. However...
  47. TMC Staff

    Tesla's Elon Musk Makes Big Money Due To SEC Funding Secured Agreement

    It’s pretty ironic that the SEC’s punishment ended up indirectly generating over $50 million for Musk. If you follow the EV segment, and especially Tesla, you probably know all about the “420” situation, or should we say “funding secured”? Just in case it doesn’t ring a bell, we’ll briefly...
  48. TMC Staff

    Blog Impressed With Community Support, Musk Says He Will Visit Tulsa

    Tulsa has Elon Musk’s attention. The website tulsasaysyes.com enabled users to send a message aimed at the Tesla CEO on Twitter, encouraging him to build the automaker’s next factory in Tulsa. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt shared a tweet encouraging Oklahomans to help make “one final push.”...
  49. TMC Staff

    Tesla Might Break Even In Q2: Musk Calls For All Hands On-Board

    “Breaking even is looking super tight.” According to Reuters, the second quarter of 2020 may not be totally lost for Tesla, as the company is close to breaking even in Q2, despite the fact that its main plant in Fremont, California was closed between March 23 and May 13 (more than six weeks)...
  50. TMC Staff

    Supercharger Usage In NA To Exceed Pre-COVID Highs In 2-3 Weeks

    Superchargers are getting busier again. Elon Musk wrote today that the Tesla Supercharger usage soon should not only be back to pre-COVID-19 levels but exceed previous highs within 2-3 weeks. That’s very positive news as we believe it’s highly related to the gradual return of life and the...

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