Tesla News and Updates

Read the latest Tesla news here. At TorqueNews we cover Tesla’s automotive and financial news, and do reviews so that you can make the best decision when it comes to buying your next car, or if you’re just in the mood to learn a little about Tesla.

Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.

The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

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Giga Press

Tesla Gets Closer To Cybertruck Production As The Cybertruck’s 9000-t Giga Press Arrives At Giga Texas

Last month Tesla's Giga Press supplier, IDRA, announced that it has completed assembling and testing a new 9000-t Giga Press that will be used to build the Cybertruck's body. And today, after being disassembled and shipped to the US, the 9000-t Giga Press has finally made it to Giga Texas.
Tesla Giga Shanghai

Bad News For Tesla Investors As Elon Musk Is Considering Taking Out Tesla-Backed Margin Loan For Twitter

Since Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter, Tesla's stock price has gone down by 47% or by around $500 billion. However, there might be more bad news for Tesla investors as a new report suggests Musk is reconsidering taking out a Tesla-backed margin loan to ease Twitter's Debt burden.
Tesla FSD Beta

Tesla To Bring Back Updated HD Radar And Launch Autopilot HW4 In Mid-January Suggests FCC Finding

Tesla recently removed radar from the company's vehicles and moved to a camera-based pure vision system. However, today we have gotten conflicting information that suggests, Tesla is planning to bring back updated HD radar to the company's vehicles with the upcoming Autopilot Hardware 4 upgrade.
Tesla Cybertruck, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive 1 MW Charging Power from Tesla Semi

The Tesla Cybertruck will get ultra-fast charging technology, coming directly from the Tesla Semi. Additionally, Tesla´s chief designer also specified some aesthetic issues about the vehicle, such as why it is taking so long to ramp up production, or the fact that its image is actually highly aerodynamic.
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Shows Design Of The “Smaller, Tight Wolverine package” Cybertruck Meant For International Markets

Elon Musk has said that in the future Tesla will "make an international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller, kind of like a tight Wolverine package." And today we have seen our first glimpse of a smaller, 2 door Cybertruck design directly from Tesla.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Giga Shanghai: Tesla's Chinese Factory Continues To Grow Unstoppable, On Track To Become Largest Car Factory In The World

Production of electric cars at Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is steadily ramping up, with amazing output numbers. The brand has just announced that last November it produced more than 100,000 electric vehicles, a new record for the factory.
Tesla Charger, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Cold Weather Driving With A Tesla: Essential Tips For Charging

Winter is coming, with warm clothes, movie nights and a blanket at home, Christmas lights and decoration and inevitably, the cold on the road and lots of snow in some areas. Having an electric car is not a problem at all to having a good driving experience during these months though, even in the coldest northern countries; on the contrary: an electric vehicle works down to around -40ºF, even in colder conditions than a diesel, which usually has a limit of around -13ºF.
Tesla Model S

Ship Carrying The First Tesla Model S Plaids To Arrive In Europe Ending 2 Years Of Wait

It has been more than two years since Tesla last delivered the Model S and X to Europe. This has undoubtedly disappointed a lot of prospective buyers, however, the wait seems to finally be over as a ship carrying Model S Plaids is expected to dock in Zeebrugge, Belgium today.
Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Unveils V4 Supercharger With 1000KW Capability, 3X Current Density & Will “Be Used For Cybertruck”

At yesterday's Semi delivery event, Tesla has officially taken the wraps off the company's next-generation V4 superchargers. According to Tesla, the V4 supercharger can charge at 1000KW and has 3 times the current density. However, even more impressively, Elon Musk has also shared that the V4 supercharger "is going to be used for Cybertruck."
Tesla Semi

Tesla Will Live Stream The Semi Delivery Event On Twitter, Here Are All The Links To Watch The Event

It has been 5 years since Tesla first unveiled the company's all-electric class 8 truck. However, today the wait is finally over as the EV maker is only hours away from making the first deliveries. And to add to the excitement, Tesla has announced the event will be streaming live on Twitter. Below are links to all the places Tesla will be live streaming the Semi delivery event.
The Boring Company Pod

Tesla’s Chief Designer Says He Prefers The Design Of The Upcoming “Futuristic” Robotaxi Than Even The Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck has one of the most iconic designs of any production vehicle. However, today, in a new CNBC interview, asked what his favorite vehicle design is, Tesla's Chief Designer, Franz von Holzhausen revealed that he prefers the design of the upcoming driverless "futuristic" robotaxi even to that of the design of the Cybertruck.