Tesla spotted filming NACS video with non-Tesla EVs at Supercharger
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by Simon Alvarez
6h ago
Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) has been adopted by the majority of automakers in the United States. It was then no surprise that the electric vehicle maker has been spotted filming what seems to be a promotional video featuring its Supercharger Network and a number of non-Tesla electric cars.  Images of the filming session were posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, by @houmanhemmati. As per the social media user, the video was being filmed at Tesla’s large 62-stall Santa Monica Supercharger. Notable non-Tesla EVs that were spotted on the site i ..read more
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Elon Musk pledges to make things right after Tesla leaves small bakery with unpaid order
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by Simon Alvarez
6h ago
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has personally pledged to correct a mistake from the electric vehicle maker that left a small business in San Jose in a tricky situation. As per Musk in a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, people and businesses should be able to count on Tesla to always try its best.  As per a Kron4 report, Voahangy Rasetarinera of The Giving Pies bakery in San Jose posted about her experience with the electric vehicle maker on social media. The Giving Pies has had large corporations as clients in the past, such as Apple and Google. Thus, when th ..read more
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Dodge adding a simulated engine rumble to an upcoming EV
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by Zachary Visconti
11h ago
Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t make nearly as much noise as vehicles with gas engines, though one automaker is looking to simulate the sound of a gas vehicle in one of its upcoming EVs. Dodge’s parent company, Stellantis, is set to add gas engine-like noise and vibrations to its upcoming Charger Daytona EV, expected to make the vehicle sound like it has a HEMI V8 engine. The news, which was spotted by Mopar Insiders from a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will combine a few different features to create the effect. The patented systems include “Active Vibration En ..read more
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Tesla shares more footage of Optimus walking improvements
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by Zachary Visconti
11h ago
Tesla has shared its latest clip of the Optimus humanoid robot, once again showing off how smoothly the bot is able to walk around. On Saturday, Tesla’s Optimus account on X shared footage of the humanoid robot walking around one of its testing facilities, featuring the caption “Getting my daily steps in.” The robot appears to be a newer, or at least more complete, build than a similar video shared a few weeks ago, depicting the robot as it smoothly strides around the area. Getting my daily steps in pic.twitter.com/cEE4RBNdfo — Tesla Optimus (@Tesla_Optimus) February 24, 2024 The post comes ..read more
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Ford pauses all F-150 Lightning shipments as gas deliveries begin
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by Zachary Visconti
11h ago
Ford has put a pause on sending out dealer shipments of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, though the company also recently began delivering its 2024 gas versions of the truck. On February 9, Ford put a stop-ship order out for the F-150 Lightning for an undisclosed reason, according to a spokesperson in a statement to Automotive News. The automaker is still producing the F-150 Lightning at its Rouge Electric Vehicle (EV) Center, and it’s not clear when the company plans to resume deliveries of the pickup. Meanwhile, Ford has also begun delivering shipments of its 2024 gas-powered F-150 units ..read more
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Tesla execs are taking up the mantle of social media comms — to the EV community’s delight
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by Simon Alvarez
11h ago
A “Tesla Twitter after Musk” seems to be emerging of sorts. As Elon Musk continues to post about issues he personally feels strongly about on X, Tesla executives appear to have taken up the mantle of handling the EV maker’s social media communications. And so far, the electric vehicle community is loving it.  Elon Musk has been Tesla’s de facto voice in social media for years, though his updates for his companies like Tesla have seen a drop after he acquired Twitter, which has since been renamed X. Over the past months, even Tesla bulls and longtime fans have lamented Musk’s apparent focu ..read more
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Tesla has reached 600,000 worldwide Powerwall installations
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by Zachary Visconti
11h ago
Tesla has reached a new milestone with the installation of its Powerwall energy storage systems around the world, just as the company starts rolling out its next-generation version of the system in the U.S. On Friday, the Tesla Energy account on X said that the company has reached 600,000 Powerwall installations worldwide. The milestone comes just weeks after the next-gen Powerwall 3 officially went on sale in the U.S., after Tesla had slowly been deploying the new product throughout much of last year. 600k Powerwalls installed worldwide pic.twitter.com/smFBpnXCw8 — Tesla Energy (@teslaenergy ..read more
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Mercedes-Benz chooses to push back its EV sales goal five years
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by Joey Klender
1d ago
Mercedes-Benz has been a mainstay in the automotive field, and has a name that truly brings along thoughts of luxury and class. People will have to wait a tad longer before electrification goes hand-in-hand with the German automaker, as the company said this week it would push back its goals for EV sales by five years from 2025 to 2030. Mercedes-Benz executives detailed the plan during their Earnings Call, where they now hope to have electric vehicles and hybrids make up at least 50 percent of their sales by 2030. Its goals for this to occur in 2025 were announced three years ago in 2021, but ..read more
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Tesla will use Over-the-Air Update to remedy 8700 cars with rear camera bug
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by Joey Klender
1d ago
Tesla will use an Over-the-Air software update to remedy an issue with the rear camera in 8,700 EVs in China. Tesla will fix 1,071 Model S and Model X and 7,529 Model 3 vehicles in what is being described as a “recall,” according to federal regulators in China. According to some reports regarding the issue with the rear camera, there are some vehicles that have unstable integrated circuit communications, which can be fixed through software. However, when the camera issue is present, drivers can have a limited field of vision when the car is in reverse, and it can increase the risk of an accide ..read more
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Tesla Cybertruck range test reveals impressive distance on full charge
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by Joey Klender
1d ago
Tesla Cybertruck range tests are all the buzz, and publications are looking to see how accurate the automaker’s projections and estimates are, and how many miles the all-electric pickup can travel on a full charge. A few tests have already been performed, including one that took the Cybertruck on the highway and gave less-than-favorable results. However, range tests are never identical because so many external factors, like driving style and temperature, for example, can significantly influence the results. However, a new test from Edmunds aimed to assess the Cybertruck’s driving range in ..read more
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