Tesla News and Updates

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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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Tesla Model 3 for free, dealership offer

Dealer Offers To Drive a Tesla Model 3 for FREE for Six Months

Imagine driving a Tesla Model 3 free, for six months. A freelance car dealer from the Rhineland made its customers an insane offer in the summer: They can drive a Tesla Model 3 for free for six months and then give it back. Now he starts the action again. However, there are a few conditions to be aware of.
Tesla Rapid Pace Innovation Eye Opening Video

Eye Opening Video About How Fast Tesla Operates

This video with a former Tesla employee talks about how Tesla operates as a company is extremely eye opening and shows that Tesla is likely the fastest moving company in the world today. Tesla doesn't have the typical organization that corporate America has with levels like executives, directors, managers, etc... It instead operates as a crowd sourced hive collective and that means things can move really fast. Let's talk about it more.
Tesla Supercharger, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Good News for Tesla: New Material Allows EV Batteries To Charge 10 Times Faster

Fast charging capability of energy storage devices is essential, for Tesla and other automakers, regarding vehicle and power grid applications. Faster charging and discharging, or higher energy density leading to more compact and lighter batteries - there is often a kind of 'balance' between the two. Not all cars or batteries are ready for this, which is why new materials are being sought all over the world.
Tesla Supercharger, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Starlink Satellite Internet Connection Now Available at Tesla Superchargers in Some Spots

As per Tesla's recent announcement that its Supercharger network has reached a new milestone of over 30,000 Superchargers at over 3,100 stations, news have also just arrived about the company already providing Starlink Wi Fi internet connectivity at Supercharger locations in some US cities.
Tesla Fremont California Factory

Elon Musk Is Considering Starting A Podcast To Recount The Early History Of Tesla

On multiple occasions, Elon Musk has criticized the way Tesla's early story is told by the EV maker's previous CEO, Martin Eberhard. And now, looking to take the narrative into his own hands, Musk says he's considering doing a podcast that recounts the early days of Tesla.
Elon Musk is Still Selling Tesla Stock

Tesla Stock Will Stay Under Pressure Until Elon Musk Is Done Selling

We have a flood of new Form 4 documents for Tesla for Elon Musk selling shares of Tesla. In total, there are about 12 forms filed and to date, Elon Musk has sold 6.4 million shares of Tesla stock for $6.9 billion (avg price $1,086). He is 37% complete in order to sell 10% of his stock per his Twitter pull. This is putting some downward pressure on the stock.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Solar Panels Soon To Be Available For Tesla Model 3, Model Y and Cybertruck

As we discussed in many articles before, solar roofs for any Tesla model could be a very interesting option. Now they will be readily available as solar kits from EVSolar Kits (@EvSolarKits), as per their Indiegogo campaign: they claim their solar charging kits can end range anxiety by providing up to 150 miles of range over 2 days.
Elon Musk Sale of Tesla Stock With Form 4

Breaking: Tesla Files Form 4 for Elon Musk's Sale of Stock Options

We've just received news of Elon Musk's sale of his stock options and Tesla filing a Form 4 to show the sales of the shares. I believe there is more to come tomorrow and we'll see the big numbers from the sale of more of his stock options. It appears that the Form 4 filing on 11/8 was just for tax purposes for Elon exercising his stock options.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 Trying Out New Goodyear Airless Tires

A new set of airless tires are being tested in Tesla Model 3 vehicles, this time from Goodyear. As we reported back in September, at the IAA Mobility Car Show in Munich, Germany, French brand Michelin had already presented its new airless tires, called "Uptis". Now Goodyear is testing this airless alternative for electric and autonomous vehicles.
Tesla Stock Down 20 Percent In 2 Days

Tesla Stock Absolutely Crushed and Presents Buying Opportunity

Tesla stock has gone down nearly 20% in the last two days, from over 1,200 per share to now just over 1,000 per share. This is the fastest and largest drop in stock price Tesla has ever seen. This is almost certainly due to Elon Musk selling his shares of Tesla stock, about 20 million shares.

Tesla to Provide Semi Trucks for Pepsi Co: Huge Step Towards Fleet Decarbonization

The stunning news that Pepsico will be receiving deliveries of Tesla Semi trucks in Q4 2021 (yes, 4th quarter of 2021) just came out (on CNBC), according to Pepsico CEO and Chairman, Ramon Laguarta, who made the Net-Zero pledge announcement today at Glasgow´s COP21 in Scotland.
Tesla Service: Image source Tesla Inc.

How a Software Update Could Add Another Tesla Stunning Feature

Tesla is not just a regular automaker; it basically produces cars (and Solar, Powerwalls, Megapacks, and soon trucks and Semis, etc.) that are in fact supercomputers on wheels, loaded with cutting-edge software (like FSD) and many other gadgets (cameras, sensors,) that are regularly OTA updated; an incredible innovation technique that Tesla introduced and now almost every automaker is trying to adhere to.