Musk teases two new EVs, a cheaper $25K hatchback likely soon
One of the new vehicles might be the $25,000 hatchback that Musk mentioned back in 2020 during the company's battery day, reports TechCrunch. "I just want to emphasise that we are actually building a new product. We are actually designing a new product.
Nearly 70% of car crashes linked to 'self-driving' in US were Tesla: Report
According to Engadget, the US NHTSA released data on 10 months of crashes between July 1, 2021 to May 15, 2022, involving cars with automated components. The report mentioned that out of 392 crashes, 273 were Tesla vehicles using Autopilot or the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta. Honda cars were tied to 90 incidents, while Subaru models were involved in 10. Other makes, including Ford, GM, VW and Toyota, had five incidents or less.
Tesla to soon have self-driving cars without need for human drivers: Musk
According to the auto-tech website Electrek, it is not the first time that Musk made this announcement. He made the announcement in Brazil, where he was for a partnership with the local government to launch a program to connect Amazonian regions with SpaceX's Starlink satellite-based internet. As per the report, Musk has been claiming that Tesla will have 1 million robotaxis on the road by the end of the year since 2020.
Watch | Tesla CEO Elon Musk dances to celebrate inauguration of Gigafactory in Berlin
“Danke Deutschland!!,” Elon Musk tweeted. Musk presided over the handover of 30 Model Y to their owners. This dance jig was similar to what he did in Shanghai in 2020 in a similar event there. The “gigafactory” in Berlin was finally inaugurated after two years of bureaucratic hassles and delays.
Tesla not working on its $25K electric car right now: Musk
During Tesla's fourth-quarter earnings, Musk was asked by shareholders about the status of the $25,000 Tesla, the auto-tech website Electrek reported. At Tesla Battery Day in 2020, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be making a $25,000 electric car.
Years later, key challenges still haunt Musk's Tesla in India
Despite the government luring him with various schemes and promises and repeated "come and manufacture/assemble your cars here" calls from the top ministers, Musk is "still working through a lot of challenges with the government". What are those key challenges that have stopped Tesla from taking concrete steps to finally roll out the most-coveted electric car for its fans in India?
Musk's Tesla enters India in 2021, still remains in test mode
Tesla in 2021 was busy testing Model 3 at several locations, but concrete steps are yet to be taken to finally roll out the most coveted electric car for its fans in India. Last month, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, informed that Tesla car would cost about Rs 35 lakh in India. "However, this will materialise if Tesla commits to start manufacturing in India," he added.
Tesla increases Model 3, Model Y ranges with 2022 model year
In an overnight update to its online configurator, Tesla changed the ranges of several of its most popular Model 3 and Model Y trims. Model years are not as big a deal with Tesla as it is with most other automakers since the electric automaker doesn't wait for a new model year to implement changes in its vehicles.
Tesla begins rolling out 'full self-driving' software update: Musk
"Beta 10.2 now rolling out to cars with 100/100 safety score over 100 miles," Musk tweeted. "Rollouts will hold for several days after that to see how it goes. If that looks good, beta will gradually begin rolling out to 99 scores & below," Musk has tweeted earlier.
Tesla Cyberquad will be the safest all terrain vehicle: Elon Musk
"We are definitely making Cybertruck here and so probably the ATV too. The ATV is an interesting design challenge because ATVs are pretty dangerous and we want to make an ATV that is the least dangerous ATV," Musk said. Musk added some details about how Tesla plans to make that happen.