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  1. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans to Expand FSD Beta Rollout Next Month

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    Tesla FSD Subscription Could Come in Q2

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  3. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Final Cybertruck Design ‘Looking Good’

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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...
  5. 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. Unfortunately...
  6. 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 delivering...
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    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

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  8. TMC Staff

    Tesla Is Number One In Consumer Reports' 2020 Owner Satisfaction Survey

    This is now Tesla’s fourth consecutive year as CR’s owner satisfaction king. Consumer Reports (CR) releases its owner satisfaction data every year and for the last three years, Tesla has been the leader. Well, we can now make that four consecutive years, because the EV manufacturer has done it...
  9. 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, production...
  10. 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...
  11. TMC Staff

    Tesla Reports Profitable Q4, Expects Deliveries to Grow 50%

    Tesla reported a profitable Q4, but missed on earnings in its quarterly report, released Wednesday. Automotive revenue grew to $9.31 billion in Q4, while revenue from energy generation and storage reached $752 million, and services and other revenue grew to $678 million. The company spent $522...
  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 that...
  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. Details next week— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2021 Carbon-capture could be an...
  15. 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 images...
  16. 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...
  17. TMC Staff

    Tesla Introduces Lower-Price Model Y

    Tesla is now offering a cheaper version of the Model Y crossover priced at $43,190. The price comes in as $4,000 more than the base Model 3. The new variant will offer an estimated 244 miles of range, about 100 miles less than the Long Range version. The Standard Range Model Y will also...
  18. 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...
  19. TMC Staff

    Watch: Model 3 Makes Six-Hour Drive Using FSD

    A Tesla owner has posted a video that shows his Tesla Model 3 making a six-hour drive without any human intervention. YouTuber Whole Mars Catalog shared the video of his Full Self Driving-equipped Model 3 traveling from SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles to Silicon Valley. The owner says the...
  20. 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 asking...
  21. TMC Staff

    Tesla Offers FSD Trial in End-of-Year Sales Push

    Tesla has an extremely limited special offer for customers ordering before midnight December 31 – three free months of the Full Self Driving option. Tesla Chief Executive tweeted about the offer Tuesday. All Tesla cars delivered in the final three days of the year will get three months of the...
  22. 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...
  23. TMC Staff

    Tesla’s Success Is The Inspiration For Most, If Not All, EV Startups

    When a company’s valuation exceeds half-a-trillion dollars and surpasses legacy automakers, you can kind of understand why. Tesla is single-handedly responsible for accelerating the shift from fuel-burning vehicles with tailpipe emissions to cleaner battery-electric vehicles. The shift would...
  24. TMC Staff

    Tesla Coming to India Next Year

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk confirmed Sunday that Tesla will will be offered to the Indian market next year. Meanwhile, a new report says Tesla intends to manufacture vehicles in India. Reuters cited local newspapers Indian Express and the Economic Times both reporting that Tesla plans to...
  25. TSemi

    Rumor: New Tesla Semi test units being built at Gigafactory Nevada

    Rumor: New Tesla Semi test units being built at Gigafactory Nevada Recent rumors from the electric vehicle community have suggested that four new Tesla Semi units are being built at Gigafactory Nevada. The vehicles, which are reportedly equipped with 2170 “L” battery cells, would be utilized...
  26. TMC Staff

    Blog When Elon Musk Wanted 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 seriously...
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    Apple Car apparently back on

    Moderator note: The first fifteen posts in this thread are a merge of two related threads on the same topic. Apple Car Production Slated for 2024 With 'Next Level' Battery Technology Apple Car May Be For Sale By September 2021, Says Taiwanese Newspaper Apple has been working on some kind of...
  28. 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. Elon WSJ interview in case you missed it https://t.co/Bs7MdNIp9l— ♓️⚡️...
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    FSD price for EAP owners lowered by $1000

    They lowered the FSD price by $1000 this weekend for EAP owners. At the time of EAP option in September, the FSD price was $8000. They sold EAP at $4000 back then. Then after that, they bumped up the price of FSD to $10,000 and removed the EAP purchase option. So now this FSD price is lowered...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. dandrewk

    Firmware 2020.48.x

    Just got notification of 2020.48.5 and am installing. Will show what's new then done. This is the second update where I got it on first day. Maybe because I updated to full FSD on my Model Y?
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    Tesla Model Y sales given green light in China

    Let's hit that 500K/year annual production Tesla China Gives Tesla Approval to Sell Shanghai-Made Model Y - TeslaNorth.com
  34. TMC Staff

    Will Future Teslas Have Lasers For Wipers, Among Other Patented Innovations?

    This article is about the five possible unusual innovations that you may see in a production Tesla in the not too distant future. Tesla files a lot of patents, as do all manufacturers, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a patent filing confirms a particular gadget will make it into production...
  35. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Model Y Recalled for Suspension Fix

    Tesla has recalled 437 Model Y SUVs due to a loose bolt that could impact suspension and steering. According to a safety recall report to NHTSA: The bolts connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may not have been torqued to specification. If not properly secured, the upper...
  36. TMC Staff

    Tesla Looking To Begin Manufacturing Of Superchargers In China

    The plan is to start producing chargers in China in 2021, in a brand new facility that is currently under construction. Tesla has been expanding its network of Superchargers in and around China’s most developed areas, but it has so far only installed chargers that had been imported from the...
  37. 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...
  38. 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 to the...
  39. 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...
  40. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Next FSD Release Will Be 'Special'

    An updated version of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software is set to release with “fundamental improvements,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. In fact, Musk called the release “special” and that it will bring about “new areas of functionality.” The automaker released a beta version of...
  41. 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 of...
  42. TMC Staff

    VW Group CEO Herbert Diess Confirms 'Race With Tesla' & VW's Advantages

    Diess is one of the few automotive CEOs who credits Tesla’s momentum. He says it will be a race, but VW has some advantages. Late last week, we shared an article with you about Volkswagen Group’s upcoming electric vehicle investments. This is because the group’s new five-year planning cycle was...
  43. TMC Staff

    Tesla to Join S&P 500

    Tesla is joining the S&P 500, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced Monday. The automaker will be added to the benchmark index prior to trading on Monday, Dec. 21. Tesla recently reported its fifth consecutive quarter of profit on third-quarter revenue of $8.77 billion and strong delivery numbers...
  44. 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...
  45. CyberGus

    BoringCo opens in Austin

    Do you think Elon is planning his own tunnel into the (terra?) giga-factory? ;) https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2020/11/10/elon-musks-the-boring-co-is-hiring-in-austin.html
  46. Akikiki

    Warranty Adjustment Program – Touchscreen Component email - Wow - watch for it

    Wow. Just got an email from Tesla - see title. Watch for it. Was not expecting to see this from Tesla. Our records show that you own, or previously owned, a Model S/X that was built before March 2018. It may be eligible for Tesla’s Warranty Adjustment Program covering malfunction of a memory...
  47. 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: “Model Y 19″...
  48. 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...
  49. TMC Staff

    Tesla To Get Faster-Charging Energy-Dense Battery Cells From Panasonic

    Panasonic has already started converting production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 to produce the new, improved cells. According to information from a recent lecture for the Stanford StorageX International Symposium, Panasonic‘s new battery cells not only offer greater energy density, but also...
  50. 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 suburban...

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