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Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Offer FSD System In Canada In 2 To 4 weeks

The deployment of Tesla's "Full Self-Driving" or FSD system continues at a steady pace. It is important to clarify though that it is still a semi-autonomous Level 2 system, very far from fully autonomous capabilities (from A to B without human intervention). To date, Tesla's FSD system is only available in the United States, and for drivers with very high and safe driving scores.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Masterfully Avoided Microchip Crisis Thanks To Controlling Own Software; Record Sales In 2021

Tesla's unified computing architecture has become a key part of the manufacturer's dodging of the recent semiconductors crisis, allowing its AI engineers to rewrite its own software as they see fit; a huge and decisive difference also related to widely using Open Source Software.
Gigafactory Berlin, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Giga Berlin Gets German Federal Government Support To Start Production

Jörg Steinbach, Brandenburg's economy minister, announced this week that the ruling of the administrative court in Frankfurt regarding the lawsuit filed for the water supply of the Eggersdorf hydraulic works, will not affect the process of approval for the starting of Tesla Giga Berlin production in Germany.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Quietly Improving Model 3 And Model Y Features During Q1-Q2 2022

All new Tesla Model 3 and Model Y will start incorporating a series of improvements, most of which are not critically important but will be highly appreciated by customers. These changes have been communicated in an internal memorandum and have not been officially made public, but social media user Sawyer Merritt has shared them in an interesting Twitter thread.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Leads The Way, While Chinese Brands Dominate Electric Car Market Worldwide

China is the undisputed leader of the electric car industry, as it managed to monopolize more than half of the world production of battery electric vehicles, as well as a large percentage of sales of its brands; while Tesla leads the way in EV sales not only in the US, but also in Europe.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, & Y

Apple Officially Adds Tesla To Its List Of ‘Secondary Peer Group Of Premier Companies’

Over the years, as Tesla has moved out of the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable automaker in the world, more and more companies are starting to notice the EV maker's value. And a recent addition to this group is Apple which has officially added Tesla to its select group of peer companies.
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Angleton, Texas, To Have One Of The Biggest Tesla Energy Storage Projects In The World

In Angleton, Texas, an energy storage project was proposed to provide sustainable backup support to the grid. This resulted in the installation of 81 Tesla Megapacks, providing 200 Mwh greater outage protection while reducing the community’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

33 Brand New Tesla Model Y Vehicles Spotted At Gigafactory Berlin, While Waiting For Final Approval

While some social media users argue that Tesla might have started pre-production with missing parts so it technically "is not a produced car, on paper", other suggest that they could make 500 prototypes a day on a temporary permit, while waiting for the "rubber stamping person-in-charge" to approve the main permit.
Gigafactory Berlin, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model Y Performance Coming Out Of Gigafactory Berlin In Two Weeks

Tesla Giga Berlin is apparently preparing for the first deliveries at the end of January. In a letter to a reservation holder in Austria, Tesla is basically telling him to start paying 9,900 Euros until the end of January, in order to prepare for next steps and delivery of his Model Y Performance.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cybertruck, Gigafactories and Tesla Semi as priorities for 2022

After seeing the impressive numbers of Q4 2021, it is very easy to realize that 2022 looks more than promising for Tesla. There are 3 items that we believe Elon Musk's company should put the spotlight on during this year: the long awaited Cybertruck, the opening of the 2 Gigafactories (Texas and Berlin) and the volume production of the Tesla Semi.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 Number 1 In Europe Year-to-date, Top 3 In Netherlands In December

Transition to a fully electrified transportation is at full speed in the Netherlands, with a peak 57% of electric cars sold in December. Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were in the top 5 ranking (3rd and 5th respectively), where Volkswagen ID 4 took the first place and Skoda Enyaq the second.
Tesla Model S, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Mercedes Benz EQXX: Tesla Model S Plaid Direct Competitor To Launch Next Monday

Days before the official presentation of the Mercedes VISION EQXX, the brand has launched a video miniseries on its official YouTube channel through which we will know the details behind the development of this electric car, which will apparently be direct competition for no other than the Tesla Model S Plaid.