Will Model Y Cannibalize Model 3? I hope so!

With more and more sightings of the Model Y in the wild, it’s looking increasingly likely that the first deliveries of Tesla’s latest vehicle will take place ahead of an already accelerated schedule. What will Wall Street analysts (previously concerned that there was “no demand” for what turned out to be the best selling EV […]

BREAKING: Tesla will Deliver First China-built Model 3 on Monday

We’ve got breaking news out of Bloomberg bright and early Friday morning: Tesla Inc. will start delivering China-built cars on Monday, a major milestone for Elon Musk’s company as it mounts a push to expand in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market. The first 15 units of Model 3 sedans assembled at Tesla’s new multi-billion-dollar Shanghai plant […]

Steve’s Guide to Supercharging

Ah, the Supercharger network: the single biggest reason why a Tesla is the only EV that can truly replace a gas car. While fossil fuel gas stations are ubiquitous and easy to use, the situation with most public electric charging stations is a nightmare: Charging your EV on the go doesn’t have to be this […]

Tesla Patents Million Mile Battery Electrolyte

We’ve known for some time that Tesla is working on a million mile battery. But with a newly revealed patent filing from Tesla, we’re now getting more details on how exactly Tesla will pull this off: Tesla submitted the patent for “Dioxazolones and Nitrile Sulfites as Electrolyte Additives for Lithium-Ion Batteries” in August 2018. The […]

Autopilot Dual Redundancy Activated in Latest Update

Tesla hacker @greentheonly reports that the visualization wasn’t the only new thing in the latest Autopilot update: Tesla’s Full Self Driving computer actually consists of two completely separate computers, each with its own processors, RAM, and storage. Each computer runs an operating system that is completely identical yet completely separate from the computer on the […]

Waymo Founder Shares Thoughts on Autopilot

Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Google X and the Google Self Driving Car Project, has shared some thoughts on Autopilot in a recent interview with Lex Fridman: Sebastian Loves His Tesla Sebastian starts off by saying that he owns a Tesla, and loves it. He says he uses Autopilot “literally every day” and credits it […]

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Departs Board, Sells All His Shares

Micah Maidenberg at the Wall Street Journal reports that Travis K. has cut all ties with Uber: Travis Kalanick is leaving the board of Uber Technologies Inc. UBER +1.22% after selling all of his shares in the ride-hailing giant he co-founded and once led. Uber said in a statement Tuesday that Mr. Kalanick’s departure from the board will be effective […]