Mar 1, 2023 - 03:44 pm
Tesla is rumoured to release updated Model Y in 2024
Tesla is apparently also working on a revised version of the Model Y. According to an agency report, the new Model Y is being developed under the codename ‘Juniper’ and is scheduled to go into production in October 2024.
Feb 17, 2023 - 04:21 pm
NHTSA has Tesla recall 362,000 US vehicles over Autopilot software
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is forcing Tesla to update its FSD (Full Self Driving) software for the Autopilot driver assistance system in around 362,000 vehicles. Elon Musk is furious, especially about the classification as a “recall” – again.
Feb 16, 2023 - 09:31 am
Tesla starts up battery plant in Grünheide
Production of the first battery components has kicked off at Tesla’s German factory in Grünheide. Jörg Steinbach, Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, informed the state parliament after visiting the factory. Tesla itself has not yet commented on the commissioning.
Feb 2, 2023 - 11:24 am
Tesla steps up production to meet growing demand
Tesla plans to produce an average of 20,000 vehicles at its Shanghai factory in February and March. This is according to an internal planning memo available to the news agency Reuters. That would bring the production roughly back to the level of September 2022, when the factory turned out 82,088 Model 3 and Model Y.
Jan 26, 2023 - 01:15 am
Tesla doubles profit over 2022, takes aim for 1.8 million vehicles in 2023
Tesla more than doubled its profit to 12.6 billion dollars in 2022. In addition to several financial records at quarterly and annual levels, two news bits are notable in the annual report: the cyber truck is to go into production before the end of 2023 and Tesla is preparing a “next-generation vehicle platform”.
Jan 13, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Tesla lowers Model 3 & Y prices in Europe and the USA
After the latest significant price reduction in China, Tesla is now following suit in Europe and the USA. Depending on the variant, the two models have been reduced in price by up to 9,100 euros – especially the prices for the basic models with LFP battery and rear-wheel drive have been lowered.
Jan 10, 2023 - 09:32 am
Tesla customers in China are not happy
Tesla’s renewed – and quite significant – price cuts for the Model 3 and Model Y in China are now causing protests from existing customers. Hundreds of Tesla owners protested against the company’s pricing policy in front of Tesla showrooms and delivery centres in China over the weekend.
Jan 6, 2023 - 01:22 pm
Tesla cuts prices of its entire China line-up
Tesla has again lowered the prices for all versions of the Model 3 and Model Y in China. The entry-level Model 3 now comes at a record low of 229,900 yuan (just under €31,900) after Tesla skimmed off 36,000 yuan.
Jan 4, 2023 - 09:51 am
Dying to be in a Tesla
In the Netherlands, the Dutch company Derks Uitvaartmobiliteit has converted the Tesla Model 3 into a hearse. The company calls the vehicle the Tesla Hearse 3, which is based on the Model 3 with rear-wheel drive and a standard Range Plus battery.
Jan 3, 2023 - 11:44 am
Tesla hits new delivery and production records
Tesla has presented its delivery and production figures for the fourth quarter of 2022 – and thus also for the year as a whole. With 439,701 electric cars built and 405,278 delivered, Q4 was unsurprisingly a new record for both figures.
Dec 7, 2022 - 03:21 pm
Caltrans orders 399 Tesla Model 3
Tesla has received its largest known order to date from a US federal or state government agency. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has ordered 399 Model 3s in the RWD variant from Tesla.
Nov 29, 2022 - 12:31 pm
Tesla to deliver updated Model 3 in 2023
Tesla is apparently working on a revised version of the Model 3 to reduce production costs and increase the appeal of the five-year-old electric sedan. However, the scope is still open – both in terms of changes to the appearance and technology, as well as those in production.
Nov 1, 2022 - 11:11 am
Tesla launches another recall for the Model 3 in the USA
After several fixes done via software, Tesla is now physically recalling about 24,000 Model 3s in the US for potentially improperly fastened seat belts. In addition, an investigation has been launched by the Department of Justice over autopilot claims.
Oct 24, 2022 - 12:19 pm
Tesla lowers prices for the Model Y & Model 3 in China
Tesla has lowered the prices for all variants of the Model 3 and Model Y in China. With the price reduction, the basic version of the Model Y slips below the 300,000 yuan threshold and thus now qualifies for government subsidies.
Oct 4, 2022 - 11:13 am
Tesla back on track with vehicle deliveries
Tesla reports that it manufactured 365,923 cars and delivered 343,830 units in the third quarter of this year. This means that the electric car maker is back on track for growth after a weak second quarter. The Grünheide plant is now contributing 2,000 Model Ys per week.
Sep 9, 2022 - 03:28 pm
Meyle designs new control arm for Tesla
Component manufacturer Meyle will present an improved control arm for the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y at Automechanika next week. More and more Tesla drivers had been complaining about squeaking noises in the Model 3 and Model Y, according to Meyle, so they fitted a solution.
Aug 19, 2022 - 10:51 am
Tesla cuts down on delivery times in China
Tesla has shortened the forecast delivery times for all Model Y and Model 3 variants produced in China by an average of around four weeks. The modifications at the Shanghai plant to increase production rates are apparently having an effect.
Jul 5, 2022 - 12:12 pm
Bug infestations at Tesla
Tesla has to fix a bug in 59,129 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built in 2022 worldwide that causes the emergency call system E-Call to fail. As the entry in the recall database of the German road traffic association, the KBA shows, this is to be done via a software update.
Jul 4, 2022 - 12:45 pm
Tesla production quota sinks by 50,000 units over Q2
Tesla produced 258,580 vehicles and delivered 254,695 in the second quarter. This is significantly less than in the record quarter Q1/2022, which is due to the ongoing problems with the supply chains and the temporary closures of the Shanghai plant.
Apr 21, 2022 - 01:56 am
Tesla starts 2022 with record profits
Tesla has presented their business figures for the first quarter of 2022. Tesla achieved a surplus of 3.32 billion euros. While the production stop in Shanghai at the end of the quarter prevented better results, it is only likely to show its full effect in Q2.
Apr 4, 2022 - 11:48 am
Tesla achieves delivery record in Q1 of 2022
Tesla delivered 310,048 electric cars in the first three months of the year, more than in any previous quarter. Production fell minimally from the fourth quarter of 2021 to 305,407 vehicles. But the second quarter is starting off with difficulties.
Mar 31, 2022 - 11:13 am
Tesla raises prices, loses rebates
Tesla’s two most popular EVs are no longer eligible for California’s biggest plug-in rebate. A representative for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) confirmed to Carsdirect that the Model 3 and Model Y have been excluded from the program after the recent price increases that pushed both EVs above California MSRP caps.
Mar 28, 2022 - 03:53 pm
Breathe makes 100 Tesla cars available to London hire drivers
The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) announced today it was providing capital Breathe for deploying 100 Tesla Model 3 to private hire drivers, including Uber, in London. The Vehicle-as-a-Service provider is further supported by fintech Zeti’s pay per mile platform ZERO.
Mar 16, 2022 - 03:29 pm
Tesla to pause production in Shanghai for two days
According to an agency report, Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai plant for two days. The background is likely a Covid 19 outbreak in China, leading to strict movement controls in some cities, including Shanghai.
Mar 9, 2022 - 10:39 am
Shocking Supercharger overcharge
The owner of a Tesla Model 3 in China was astonished when, after a relatively short stay at a Supercharger station, he suddenly faced a bill charging 3,846,306 yuan, or about $600,000.