Tesla gets environmental nod to produce EVs at Gigafactory Berlin, with riders
After months of delays, German reports stated earlier this week that Tesla is expected to finally receive final environmental approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin later this week, auto-tech website Electrek reported. The environmental approval for the giant factory faced a lot of opposition with concerns ranging from deforestation to water supply and more.
Ford's Mustang Mach-E removes Tesla Model 3 as top EV
According to Consumer Reports, a non-profit consumer research and advocacy organisation, which selects the year's top models from hundreds of current models, Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle category, with the Model 3 holding the EV Top Pick title for the past two years. But now the Ford Mustang Mach-E has earned honour-based on road-test score, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.
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.
Tesla Cybertruck production dates removed from website
According to The Verge, order page on Tesla's Cybertruck site previously told buyers: "You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022." Now, it just says: "You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears."
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?
Tesla recalls nearly half-a-million cars over safety concerns: Report
The recalls apply to all Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well as certain Model S units, The Verge reported.
Tesla gets nods for three more car models, 7 EV variants to launch in India
Musk-owned auto giant Tesla has reportedly received approval to launch three more electric vehicles in India, according to media reports. With the recent approvals, the electric vehicle company will be launching as many as 7 vehicles, however, the company has not issued any official statement on the timeline yet.
Tesla Cybertruck with updated design spotted on test track
According to the auto-tech website Electrek, a YouTuber does drone flyovers of Tesla's Fremont factory and spotted the new Cybertruck prototype on the test track behind the plant. They managed to capture 10 minutes of footage of the automaker testing the new electric pickup truck, the report said. The prototype appears to be brand new with some tape holding some of the trims and cables together.
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.