Tesla is reportedly close to making a more affordable Model Y

  • August 2, 2020
Tesla might be close to making the Model Y decidedly more affordable. Electrek sources claim the automaker has begun trial production of a rear-wheel drive Long Range version of the electric crossover that would lower the price compared to the all-wh…

Tesla’s next Gigafactory is being built in Austin, Texas

  • July 22, 2020
Both Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, had plenty to crow about during Wednesday’s Q2 2020 earnings call.The company has reported its fourth straight quarter of profitability with a GAAP net income of $104 million, which qualifies it to be listed on the…

Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000

  • July 11, 2020
Tesla just gave would-be Model Y buyers an unexpected treat: a sudden price drop. Electrek has discovered that Tesla lowered the cost of a Long Range AWD variant by $3,000 to $49,990 before taxes and incentives. The electric crossover still isn’t a t…

After Math: Space toilets and long-haul hybrid pickups

  • June 28, 2020
It never fails. You’re just a few precious miles from home when heavy traffic and those three cups of coffee hit at the same moment. There isn’t a bottle mouth big enough to handle the cold brew you’ve got gurgling in your gut. While we’ve all been c…

After Math: A glimmer of hope

  • June 21, 2020
It’s been yet another rough stretch but we’ve made it through somehow, which is more than can be said for the thousands of AT&T employees who lost their jobs last week. But don’t despair! Though few and far between, there have been some bright sp…

Tesla’s US-made Model 3 now has standard wireless phone charging

  • June 14, 2020
Tesla hasn’t changed many visible features on the Model 3 since its debut, but it just made one that you’re bound to notice if you like to keep your phone topped up while you drive. An Electrek reader has confirmed that US-made versions of the Model…

Tesla’s Cybertruck won’t get smaller any time soon

  • May 23, 2020
Is Tesla’s Cybertruck too enormous for your garage? Unfortunately, you’ll have to shop for something else. Elon Musk has revealed that the electric pickup will stay “pretty much” the size of the prototype despite previous claims the production model…

Tesla’s Arcade adds ‘Fallout Shelter’ for in-car play

  • May 22, 2020
Nearly a year after it was announced at E3, Fallout Shelter has joined the list of games Tesla owners can play on their in-car infotainment systems. After initially launching on smartphones five years ago, the free-to-play spin-off has come to additi…