Tag: Tesla

Oct 1, 2022 - 01:30 pm

Giga Berlin still has no functioning fire alarm system

The Tesla car factory in Grünheide still does not have a functioning fire alarm system. The facility has neither fire alarms nor sprinkler systems that are currently operational, which are temporarily replaced by eight employees on duty around the clock as fire guards patrolling around the factory.

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Sep 28, 2022 - 11:47 am

Major safety update for Teslas in the USA

Tesla has to install a software update in almost 1.1 million of its electric cars in the USA due to safety concerns. The safety authority NHTSA points to a malfunction of the automated window closing system in several Tesla models.

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Sep 20, 2022 - 03:47 pm

Uber expands premium EV service Comfort Electric

Uber has expanded its Comfort Electric service to 24 US cities and Vancouver, Canada. The company had launched Comfort Electric to build on deals with rental companies like Hertz. The latter is helping Uber drivers get their hands on Tesla and other premium electric vehicles.

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Sep 15, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Tesla rumoured to postpone battery production in Germany

Tesla is rumoured to have postponed its plans for battery production in Grünheide. Instead, corresponding projects in the USA are to be pushed ahead for the time being. According to media reports, the US government’s tax plans are behind the new battery strategy.

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Sep 13, 2022 - 11:07 am

There’s no easy-going for Tesla’s Autopilot in Germany

Tesla has to improve its driver assistance system Autopilot in Germany once more. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) identified weaknesses in the system months ago. Tesla has since been able to resolve some of the complaints, but according to a KBA spokesperson, “further remedial measures are still being tested and validated”.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 02:31 pm

Tesla is planning to refine lithium in the US

Tesla is considering building a lithium refinery in Texas as it continues trying to localise and secure the supply of critical components and materials. If the application just filed is successful, construction could begin this year. Yet, that depends.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 12:07 pm

Tesla presents plans to further expand Giga Berlin

Tesla has announced new plans to expand the plant in Grünheide, Germany, by 100 hectares at an event at the weekend. A train station as well as logistics and storage areas are to be built there in order to keep significantly more parts in stock on site than before.

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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.

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Sep 4, 2022 - 05:12 pm

AXA apologises for fake Tesla fire and crash test

This news is bizarre at best and outrageous at worst – French insurance company AXA faked a Tesla battery fire to “illustrate” the risk they see in electric cars. The insurer has since made a u-turn and delivered an apology that seems overdue.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 05:12 pm

China: Power to the people or to the carmakers?

The current heat wave in China, which marks the worst heatwave since 1961, is now also hampering car production accross the country. After extreme heat and drought led to power outages, the Sichuan province ordered most factories there to close for six days.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 10:34 am

Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany

Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide – Tesla has recently been able to significantly increase production there.

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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.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am

Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives

The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Tesla starts utilising BYD batteries at Giga Berlin

According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla, specifically to the plant in Grünheide, Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Ys equipped with BYD’s ‘Blade’ batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line at Giga Berlin in a month at the earliest.

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Aug 10, 2022 - 11:19 am

US car subscription service Autonomy orders 22,790 BEVs

The US electric car subscription service Autonomy has ordered 22,790 electric cars worth around 1.2 billion dollars. The provider, which until now has specialised mainly in Tesla models, has ordered a total of 45 different vehicle models from 17 carmakers – including Tesla again.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 02:21 pm

UFODrive launches Tesla rentals in San Francisco

Europe’s electric car rental company UFODrive landed in San Francisco, making the city the first foray into the United States. Their US launch follows the company’s rapid growth in European cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Dublin, since its founding in 2018.

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Aug 5, 2022 - 10:47 am

Tesla is planning another factory in the USA

Elon Musk announced at the Tesla AGM that the company might announce the location for another factory in North America before the end of the year. In addition, as expected, the AGM approved another three-to-one stock split.

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Aug 4, 2022 - 04:01 pm

Tesla rumoured to use new batteries for the Model Y

According to Chinese media reports, Tesla will use improved LFP cells from CATL in the Model Y produced in China starting from next year. CATL will supply so-called ‘M3P’ batteries to Tesla for the first time for the Model Y with a 72 kWh battery from the fourth quarter of 2022.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/10/01/giga-berlin-still-has-no-functioning-fire-alarm-system/
01.10.2022 13:30