Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk teases ‘lots of improvements’ for the electric pickup – Electrek

Elon Musk made some rare new comments on Tesla Cybertruck and gave a better idea of the production ramp for the electric pickup truck. During the conference call following Tesla’s release of its Q3 2020 financial results, Musk was asked to give more color on the production ramp of the Cybertruck and when we can expect […]

Tesla claims solar roof install in less than 2 days, finally accelerates solar power deployment – Electrek

Tesla has apparently finally turned a corner when it comes to its solar business and it is even claiming to have completed a solar roof install in less than 2 days. Though there’s a big caveat to that claim. Ever since Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, new solar power deployment has been plummeting virtually every quarter. […]

Tesla releases new Model Y Shanghai factory pictures ahead of production start – Electrek

Tesla has released new pictures of the Model Y factory at Shanghai Gigafactory ahead of the start of production. The start of Model Y production in Shanghai is considered critical to Tesla’s growth. There’s no doubt that the Chinese market has become extremely important to automaker and Tesla has taken full advantage of it by […]

GM unveils Hummer EV: 350-mile electric supertruck with $80,000 super price tag – Electrek

GM has now officially revived the Hummer brand with the launch of the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck tonight. We get to see the full “supertruck” with a super price tag. In January, GM announced that they are bringing back Hummer, a defunct truck brand better known for its oversized gas-guzzling trucks inspired by military […]

Tesla starts Full Self-Driving Beta rollout, Elon Musk says it ‘will be extremely slow and cautious’ – Electrek

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is starting the rollout of its Full Self-Driving Beta update, which the CEO says “will be extremely slow and cautious.” We have been expecting the update for a while now. Over the last few months, Elon Musk has been talking about Tesla working on “a significant foundational rewrite in the […]

Tesla prototype in rare camouflage spotted at LA design studio – Electrek

A prototype Tesla vehicle in camouflage, which is rare for Tesla, has been spotted at the automaker’s Los Angeles design studio. In the automotive industry, it is common to use camouflage wraps to hide the final design on new or updated vehicles. We reported just recently on a GM electric vehicle spotted in camouflage in […]

GM announces $2 billion for electric vehicle factory in Tennessee, will build Cadillac LYRIQ and more – Electrek

GM announced today that it is investing $2 billion to produce electric vehicles at its factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The updated factory will produce the Cadillac LYRIQ electric SUV, among other electric vehicles. Only days after announcing Factory ZERO, GM’s new electric vehicle only factory built out of the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, GM is […]

Tesla (TSLA) Q3 2020 earnings preview: Expectations are high – Electrek

Tesla (TSLA) is set to announce its third-quarter 2020 financial results tomorrow, October 21, after the markets close. As usual, a conference call and Q&A with Tesla’s management is scheduled after the results. We’ll take a look below at what both the street and retail investors are expecting for the quarterly results. Tesla Q3 2020 […]

Tesla admits design flaw led to vehicle rear bumper falling off when driving in puddles of water – Electrek

Tesla admits that a problem with Model 3 vehicles led to them losing the body panel on their rear bumper when driving in puddles of water. Early on, the Model 3 had some issues with the body panel on the rear bumper falling off after driving through what drivers have described as heavy rain or […]

Tesla slashes its used car warranty — killing another confidence builder – Electrek

Tesla has significantly weakened its used car warranty in another strange killing of a consumer confidence builder from the automaker. Last week, we reported on Tesla canceling its ballsy ‘no questions asked’ 7-day return policy, which was used as a confidence builder by the automaker and directly by CEO Elon Musk. Now we’ve learned that […]