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Tesla Expands Gigafactory Nevada Solar Array Toward Goal To Become World's Biggest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: New satellite images show that Tesla significantly expanded its rooftop solar array at Gigafactory Nevada as it aims for it to become the world's biggest. In 2017, Tesla announced plans for a giant 70 MW rooftop array at Gigafactory Nevada, which would be the largest in the world by a wide margin. The project has been lagging for a long time. Tesla finally started construction of the solar array in 2018 and expanded on it throughout the next few...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, The Company, Electrek, Gigafactory Nevada


Taiwan Will Soon Have More Electric Scooter Battery Swap Stations Than Gas Stations

According to Electrek, the number of Gogoro electric scooter battery swap stations in Taiwan will soon eclipse the country's total number of gas stations. From the report: Gogoro's battery swap stations look something like a bright green and white vending machine. Users of Gogoro's batteries (which include scooters of many different brands thanks to its partnerships), simply roll up to a station and swap out their depleted battery for a freshly charged unit. A subscription service makes it a qui...
Tags: Tech, Taiwan, Gogoro, Taipei Times, Electrek


13 Battery Gigafactories Are Coming To the US By 2025

schwit1 shares a report from Electrek: There are 13 new battery cell gigafactories coming online in the US by 2025, according to the Department of Energy. These factories are ushering in a new era of battery production in the US. [...] Now the Department of Energy has issued a report listing all the battery factory projects in the US: "In addition to electric vehicle battery plants that are already in operation in the United States, 13 additional plants have been announced and are expected to be...
Tags: US, Tech, Tesla, Austin, United States, Toyota, Volkswagen, Department Of Energy, Electrek, Gigafactory Texas, LG Energy Solution, Department of Energy These, Southeast or Midwest, Ford SK Innovation General Motors


Hyundai Shuts Down Its Engine Development Team Amid Focus On Electric Cars

Hyundai announced that it is shutting down its internal combustion engine development team as the automaker focuses on electric cars. Electrek reports: For 40 years the Korean automaker has been developing internal combustion engines to use in its vehicle lineup, but no more. The Korea Economic Daily reports that Hyundai's new R&D chief Park Chung-kook confirmed in an email to employees that they are shutting down new engine development: "Now, it is inevitable to convert into electrification. Ou...
Tags: Tech, Park, Hyundai, Park Chung, Electrek, Korea Economic Daily, Focus On Electric Cars


Tesla will no longer allow drivers to play video games in moving cars as US government probes safety risks

Tesla is locking access to video games while cars are in motion.Tesla Tesla has informed NHTSA it will block video games on dashboard screens while cars are moving. The NHTSA had started probing why Tesla lets car owners play such games while driving. Over 3,100 or about 9% of all road deaths in 2019 involved at least one distracted driver. Tesla is locking a feature that allows drivers to play video games while the car is in motion.The move comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Nhtsa, Electrek, Tesla Tesla, Huileng Tan


Tesla's solar panel business has been hit by the supply chain crisis, causing project delays: report

Workers installing a Tesla Solar Roof on a home in the SunHouse at Easton Park community.Brookfield Residential Tesla has told customers that their solar panel installation timeline may be extended, Electrek reported. The company attributes the delay to supply chain issues, per Electrek. A energy shortage in China has crimped production of polysilicon — a key material in solar panels. Tesla is having problems getting solar panels, leading to project delays for some customers, Electrek reporte...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, China, Trends, Supply Chain, Tesla, Sustainability, Solar Panels, Green Energy, Electrek, Tesla Energy, Easton Park, Huileng Tan, Brookfield Residential Tesla, Electrek Tesla Solar, Tesla Automotive


A Tesla owner whose vehicle crashed in Full Self-Driving mode has filed a complaint with federal safety regulators

NHTSA officials have reportedly reached out to Tesla for additional information. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Tesla Model Y driving in Full Self-Driving mode crashed in California. The driver filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The car went into the wrong lane and was hit by another vehicle, the complaint said. A Tesla driver has informed federal safety regulators that his vehicle crashed in California while using its Full Self-Driving software.The 2021 ...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Tesla, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Teslas, Electrek, Joe Raedle Getty, Kevin Shalvey


A Tesla owner whose vehicle crashed in Full Self-Driving mode has filed a complaint with federal safety regulators, reports say

NHTSA officials have reportedly reached out to Tesla for additional information. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Tesla Model Y driving in Full Self-Driving mode crashed in California, Reuters reported. The driver reportedly filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "The car went into the wrong lane," the complaint said, AP reported. A Tesla driver filed a complaint with federal safety investigators after his vehicle crashed in California while using its Full Self...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Tesla, Ap, Nhtsa, Reuters, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Teslas, Electrek, Joe Raedle Getty, Kevin Shalvey


Tesla has started selling chargers for non-Tesla cars, just as it begins to open up its Supercharger network to other vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Tesla has begun selling a wall charger for non-Tesla vehicles. Tesla also launched a pilot Monday allowing non-Tesla cars in the Netherlands to use its Supercharger stations. Elon Musk said in July that Tesla would open up its Superchargers to other cars by the end of 2021. Tesla has started selling its own brand of chargers for non-Tesla cars, just as it begins to open up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles.Electrek first reported Mo...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands, Charger, North America, Musk, Electrek, Teslas Tesla, Tech Insider, Supercharger, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Maja Hitij Getty Images Tesla


Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-Es Over Risk of Glass Roof Flying Off

Ford has issued a recall of 5,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in Canada over a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off. Ironically, the automaker mocked Tesla for the same problem just a year ago. Electrek reports: The automaker just issued two recalls in Canada, and one of them is specifically about the risk of the glass roof coming off: "On certain vehicles, the glass panel of the panoramic sunroof may not be properly attached. Over time, the glass could...
Tags: Mexico, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Ford, Electrek, Mustang Mach, Ford Recalls Mustang Mach


Tesla drivers looked at the road less when using Autopilot in an MIT study - but they weren't necessarily distracted, researchers say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Tesla drivers looked at the road less often when using Autopilot in an MIT study. Drivers using Autopilot looked elsewhere for longer, including at their phones, the study found. But the researchers said the findings didn't necessarily mean the drivers were distracted. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new eye-tracking study of Tesla drivers found that they looked at the road less often when their vehicl...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Tesla, Mit, Federal Trade Commission, Autopilot, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Teslas, Electrek, Getty Images Tesla, Grace Dean, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Yasin Ozturk Anadolu Agency


Older Tesla Vehicles To Get UI Performance Boost Thanks To Famed Video Game Engineer

Tesla is working with famed video game engineer John Carmack to improve the interface performance in older vehicles. Electrek reports: Carmack is a legend in the video game world and in the broader computer science industry. He made important advancements in 3D computer graphics and was the lead programmer on game-changing video games like Doom and Quake. Later in his career, he focused his talents on virtual reality and became CTO of Oculus. More recently, he stepped down from his role at Oculu...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Cto, Musk, Carmack, John Carmack, Electrek


Tesla is kitting out a new 218-home luxury development in Florida with solar roofs, batteries, and electric-vehicle chargers

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, with a Powerpack unit the background unveils suit of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities at Tesla Design Studio April 30, 2015 in Hawthorne, California Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Tesla is fitting 218 luxury Florida homes with solar panels, Powerwall batteries, and car chargers. The luxury housing complex will be built around a golf course designed by retired golfer Jack Niklaus. The community, called Panther National, is 2,400 acres, according to the...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Trends, Tesla, Brookfield, Miami, Jack Nicklaus, Palm Beach, Electrek, Jack Niklaus, Kate Duffy, Centaur US Holdings, Panther National, Strang Design, In Austin Texas Tesla


Tesla Cybertruck Production Appears Delayed Until 2022

Comments made by Tesla boss Elon Musk and other company execs on an earnings call seem to suggest that Tesla Cybertruck production may be delayed. That doesn’t necessarily mean the truck will be a flop, as I’ve predicted, but it’s not great news for Tesla, either. According to Electrek*, the relevant quote is this one: “We are […] The post Tesla Cybertruck Production Appears Delayed Until 2022 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos, Electrek, Tesla Cybertruck


Tesla knocked $500 off a hardware upgrade for its Full Self Driving subscription after customer backlash, a report says

A Tesla Model 3 (left) and other Tesla models are on display in a Tesla Service Center in Hamburg. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla offered customers with older car models a $1,500 hardware upgrade to get "Full Self-Driving." This provoked backlash - Tesla said in 2016 its cars would come with Full Self-Driving hardware. Tesla appears to have dropped the price to $1,000, Electrek reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla appears to have drop...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Reddit, Hamburg, Lucid, Teslas, FSD, Electrek, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Getty Images Tesla, Tesla Service Center, Christian Charisius


Tesla loses key energy executive amid hiccups in its Solar Roof rollout

Tesla recently hiked the price of its Solar Roof by tens of thousands of dollars. Screenshot via Tesla Tesla's head of energy operations, RJ Johnson, has left the company. He worked at Tesla since early 2020, according to his LinkedIn profile and past earnings calls. The exit comes as Tesla hits speedbumps in the rollout of its Solar Roof product. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla lost a key energy executive as it faces speed bumps in growing its consumer energy ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, Johnson, Musk, NextEra Energy Resources, Electrek, RJ Johnson, Tesla Tesla, Solar Roof, Tim Levin, Solar Roofs Musk


Tesla is one step closer to opening a 1950s-style diner at its Los Angeles supercharger station

A Tesla supercharger station at Burbank Town Center, in Burbank on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 in Burbank, CA. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Tesla filed with the US trademark office last week to use its brand assets in "restaurant services." Elon Musk tweeted the idea in 2018, and Tesla applied for permits, but little has happened since. The company says its superchargers can add 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. It turn...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, La, Restaurants, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Retail, US Patent And Trademark Office, Diners, Keller, Santa Monica, Burbank, Electrek


Report: Tesla Files For Restaurant Trademark

A new report suggests that Tesla has filed a trademark for its brand under restaurant services. Yes, you read that right. As the story in Electrek notes, it’s not the first time Tesla and boss Elon Musk have hinted at plans to expand into food service, but this new information suggests the company really is serious about […] The post Report: Tesla Files For Restaurant Trademark appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Restaurants, Tesla, Autos, Electrek, News Blog, Supercharging, Food On The Go, Tesla Files For Restaurant Trademark


Elon Musk's pointed jabs at journalists: From shutting down Tesla's media relations offices to accusing reporters of being 'holier than thou'

Elon Musk. Scott Olson/Getty Images Scott Olson/Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a lengthy battle with the news media. In 2020, he shut down Tesla's PR department, and chose to use his Twitter to communicate instead. Musk has complained about recent and past coverage of Tesla crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk has a long history of qualms with the news media.The chief executive officer and self-proclaimed "Technoking" of electric-car maker Tesla...
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Tesla bumps up the price of some Model 3 and Model Y cars by $500, its 5th price change this year

A Tesla Model 3 (left) and other Tesla models are on display in a Tesla Service Center in Hamburg. Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla has raised the prices of some Model 3 and Model Y electric cars by $500. This is the fifth price change Tesla has made to its cars this year. It cut some prices by as much as $2,000 in February, but has gradually increased them since then. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla is tweaking the prices on its Model 3 an...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Price, Hamburg, Model 3, Tesla Model, Model Y, Electrek, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Getty Images Tesla, Standard Range, Standard Range Plus, Tesla Service Center, Christian Charisius


Tesla tells customers they’ll have to pay more for solar roof (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Tesla has jacked up the price of its solar roof, which integrates solar panels directly into roof tiles, Electrek reports. A 12.3 kW system that Electrek priced at $54,966 last summer now costs more than $70,000, according to Tesla's online calculator. Customers report that Tesla is not only raising prices for future solar roof installations—it's demanding more money from some existing customers whose panels haven't been installed yet. "Tesla has reneged on its solar ro...
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Tesla is hiking the prices on its solar roof tiles for existing customers by as much as 70%

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Customers waiting on installations of Tesla's Solar Roof received were told the price was rising. Electrek reported customers receiving the same email with massive price hikes this weekend. Some customers had signed contracts over a year ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. Customers for Tesla's Solar Roof product are reporting they've suddenly been hit with massive price hikes. The Verge reported Monday t...
Tags: Elon Musk, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electrek, Tech Insider, Price Hike, Solar Roof, Tesla Solar Roof, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tesla Kevork Djansezian Getty Images Customers


Tesla Drastically Increases Price of Solar Roof

Tesla appears to have drastically increased the price of its Solar Roof tiles in an update to its configurator and quote estimates. Electrek reports: After years of delays, the Tesla Solar Roof is finally gaining momentum with a sharp rise in installations over the last few quarters. The increased deployment came after Tesla launched version 3 of its Solar Roof tiles, which brought a significant price decrease through optimization and faster installation process. Tesla kept refining the product ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Electrek, Tesla Solar Roof, Tesla Drastically Increases Price of Solar Roof


Elon Musk's Boring Company Finally Unveils Las Vegas Tunnel

Elon Musk's Boring Company showed off its 1.7 mile loop of tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, and Electrek writes that "it proved to be, well, quite boring... The vehicles are not going faster than 35 mph, and they are not being driven autonomously." CNET's headline even calls the tunnel "lame," complaining that the project "is quickly turning into Tesla cars driving people underground, rather than some sort of futuristic transport system." "Detractors say that make...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Miami, Las Vegas, Jalopnik, Cnet, Accel, Las Vegas Convention Center, Ford Model T, Electrek, Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company, Toronto Pearson International, Las Vegas Tunnel, Musk s The Boring Company


Tesla raised the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y cars by $500, its 4th price change of the year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images Tesla lifted the prices of its Model 3 Standard Range Plus, Model 3 Long Range AWD, and Model Y Long Range AWD by $500. It also raised the price of its Model 3 Performance by $1,000, to $56,990. It's the fourth price change of the year for Tesla vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla can't make up its mind on how much its electric vehicles should cost.Electrek first reported Friday that Tesla had once ...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Electric Car, Cnbc, Model 3, Model Y, Electrek, Getty Images Tesla, Standard Range Plus, Grace Dean, Kate Duffy


Researchers In Switzerland Get Electricity From Wood (slashdot)

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Electrek: Researchers at ETH Zurich and Empa have chemically modified wood and made it more compressible, turning it into a mini-generator. When compressed, it generates an electrical voltage. Such wood could serve as a biosensor or as a building material that harvests energy. Ingo Burgert and his team at public research university ETH Zurich and Swiss federal laboratory Empa have proven that wood is much more than just a building material. Their research enhan...
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Researchers In Switzerland Get Electricity From Wood

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Electrek: Researchers at ETH Zurich and Empa have chemically modified wood and made it more compressible, turning it into a mini-generator. When compressed, it generates an electrical voltage. Such wood could serve as a biosensor or as a building material that harvests energy. Ingo Burgert and his team at public research university ETH Zurich and Swiss federal laboratory Empa have proven that wood is much more than just a building material. Their research enhan...
Tags: Tech, Switzerland, Eth Zurich, Empa, Electrek, Ingo Burgert, Francis Schwarze


Tesla is recalling 134,000 Model X and Model S cars with faulty touchscreens following regulator pressure

The recall affects almost 135,000 vehicles. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Tesla is recalling 134,951 Model X and Model S vehicles with potentially faulty touchscreens. The recall affects cars with 8GB media cards manufactured before March 2018. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Tesla to recall the vehicles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla started sending customers emails on Tuesday to tell them it's recalling some ...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Recall, Model S, Model X, Nhtsa, Reuters, Electrek, Tech Insider, Johannes Eisele, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Getty Images Tesla


Tesla Roadster Delayed To 2022

Elon Musk confirmed that the new Tesla Roadster has been delayed from 2021 to 2022 -- a good two years behind the original schedule set all the way back in 2017. Electrek reports: When first unveiling the next-generation Tesla Roadster in 2017, Musk said that it will come to market in 2020. Tesla started taking reservations for the impressive electric supercar with a 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and over 600 miles of range at the unveiling event. People who wanted to be first in line to get the vehic...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Musk, Tesla Roadster, Electrek


The DeLorean Might Be Coming Back As an Electric Car

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: The DMC DeLorean has been out of production for almost 40 years, but now we've learned that the iconic vehicle might be coming back as an electric car. In 1995, Stephen Wynne bought the company's old inventory and trademark to relaunch the brand based in Texas. At first, the plan was to bring back the same vehicle with more modern technology in low volume. For the past 5 years, the company pushed for the adoption of new rules for low volume vehi...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Delorean, Morgan, DMC, Electrek, New York International Auto Show, Stephen Wynne