Wednesday, October 28

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SpaceX Starlink app launches on iOS and Android, first public beta invites begin

Elon Musk's SpaceX and Starlink's Low Earth Orbit (LOE) Satellite Internet Have Sent First Invitations For Their Public Beta Service, Reports Tesla North. Starlink's public beta program is called the "Better Than Nothing Beta" program, according to an email received by a beta user registered in Washington State in the United States. According to Starlink's beta invite email, it details estimated download speeds of 50 Mbps to 150 Mbps, to go with an estimated latency of 20 ms to 40 ms for the summer of 2021. The email indicates that the public beta price is $ 499 USD (about $ 657 CAD) for the phased array antenna and router, while the internet subscription price is $ 99 USD (around $ 130 CAD) per month. Data limits are not mentioned. Compare this monthly price and speed to you...
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Tesla seeks to establish a showroom and service center in Halifax

Earlier this week, it was reported that Tesla is looking to open sales centers in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan And today the electric car maker has posted a handful of job postings in Halifax revealing the company's plans to set up a showroom and service center in the area (via Tesla North). Latest Tesla job postings are seeking Gross Sales Consultant, Industrial Discipline Service Electrician, and Cellular Materials Engineer in the Nova Scotia capital. According to the list of sales consultants, the successful new hire "will support customers from the moment they enter our showrooms to learn about their experience on the day of delivery." The list also notes that the employee "(e) ngage will walk with the guests." "When one of the big players like Tesla gets on board and mov...
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Tesla’s total self-driving price rises to $ 10,000 on Monday, Canada could be saved

Last night, Tesla launched its highly anticipated fully autonomous driving (Beta) launch to select owners, a version of the company's Autopilot software that will navigate on its own without human intervention. Shortly after Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta videos hit the web last night, the hype machine was on for the future of autonomous Teslas and the long-awaited Robotaxi network, which would be autonomous Teslas that would make money for owners. . Tesla CEO Elon Musk quickly announced a surprise price increase of $ 2,000 USD for FSD reports Tesla North, scheduled to begin Monday, October 26, 2020. This price increase brings the FSD supplement to $ 10,000 USD in the United States. "Now that Tesla FSD beta is available in limited version, the price of FSD (new or updated) will ...
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Tesla reports its fifth consecutive quarterly profit with record revenue in the third quarter of 2020

Tesla reported its fifth consecutive quarter of earnings on October 21, indicating that the company has not been frustrated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported auto revenue of $ 7.6 billion (about C $ 9.9 billion), beating analysts' expectations. This is an increase from the $ 5.3 billion USD (about $ 6.9 billion CAD) reported in the same period a year ago. Analysts note that if Tesla can keep up, this would be its first profitable year after years of losses. Tesla reports that it delivered 139,000 vehicles during the third quarter of 2020, which is a new record for the electric car maker. It previously had a record of 119,000 deliveries, which it set late last year. The Model 3 and Model Y led the way, with 124,100 de...
First Look: Autonomous Driving Tesla Beta Launches to Select Owners [VIDEOS]
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First Look: Autonomous Driving Tesla Beta Launches to Select Owners [VIDEOS]

Tesla announced its third quarter earnings this afternoon, posting $ 8.7 billion in revenue and $ 331 million in net profit, resulting in five consecutive quarters of earnings for the company, a new record. Tonight, Tesla also released its Autopilot Full Self-Driving (Beta) software for select owners, as part of a cautious rollout, according to CEO Elon Musk. The beta version of Full Self-Driving (FSD) is Tesla's latest rewrite of its autopilot neural network and control algorithms, to allow a vehicle to drive itself with almost zero driver intervention. Now according to Tesla NorthThe first owners to get the Full Self-Driving software beta update, version 2020.40.8.10, have begun sharing videos of the feature in action. The release notes for this FSD (Beta) explain: “Full Au...
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GMC Hummer EV unveiled, tries to take on Tesla Cybertruck

GMC Just Unveiled Its 2022 Hummer Electric Vehicle (EV) To Take On Tesla Cybertruck, which will have a massive 1,000 horsepower output and an estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque when it launches fall 2021 in the U.S. and 2022 in Canada (via Tesla North). According to GMC, the Hummer EV will have three separate engines and two Ultium powertrains for electric all-wheel drive. "This innovative truck comes to market with speed and purpose, bringing GM one step closer to an all-electric future," said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, in a press release."With our Ultium Drive architecture as the foundation for an exceptionally wide performance range, the HUMMER EV is perfect for the customer seeking capacity, efficiency and performance," Reuss said. Here's what will be offer...
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Tesla to soon open sales centers in Winnipeg and Saskatoon

As seen by the people of TeslaNorth, two new jobs have been posted on Tesla's official website for sales consultants, one in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and the other in Winnipeg, Manitoba, alluding to the electric car marker's plans to open sales centers in these [email protected] is looking for sales consultants in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. #yxe ⚡️https://t.co/n47SktkJK2 - SaskEV (@saskevca) October 17, 2020The information was also shared on Twitter by SaskEV, noting that two job postings for Tesla Advisors (Sales) have just been posted in Saskatoon and Winnipeg.Tesla is looking for an "energetic, highly organized and hard-working" sales consultant to "support customers from the moment they enter our showrooms to learn about Tesla to their experience on delivery day," the li...
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First “Tesla WindCharger” Utility Scale Battery Storage Goes Online

Alberta's first utility-scale battery storage system called Tesla WindCharger has just come online, with batteries capable of charging in just two hours drawing power from TransAlta's 66MW Summerview II wind farm, TeslaNorth is reporting. Wind, solar and hydroelectric company TransAlta Renewables bought the project from power generation and distribution player TransAlta Corporation, its majority shareholder. TransAlta will pay a fixed monthly charge for the right to operate and ship the battery in the Alberta market.congratulations to @TransAlta for its business operation of WindCharger, Alberta's first utility scale battery storage ... https://t.co/LWRMcXBBcm #Store energy - EnergyStorage Canada (@EnergystorageON) October 16, 2020"We want to thank Tesla for working wi...
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Some Canadian Tesla Cars Get Free Internet Connectivity

Some Canadian owners of Tesla report that the company is offering them free internet, suggesting that Tesla could be reverting to its previous internet option. Tesla cars from before a certain point in 2018 came with a free internet package that allowed drivers to stream music, use a web browser, get over-the-air software updates, and other internet-related features. Later in 2018, the company switched to a two-tier option. The free tier relied on Wi-Fi for updates and allowed people to use basic navigation on the road. While the $ 14 CAD paid tier unlocks sat nav, wireless updates, web browser, and music streaming. The company has since offered a free trial for the premium offering, so these folks may still be getting into that....
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SpaceX Starlink Telecom license approved in Canada by CRTC

SpaceX has just obtained its telecommunications license approved in Canada by the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC), paving the way for its Starlink Internet service to get one step closer to reality. According to Tesla north, CRTC Secretary General Claude Doucet explained the approval of a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) license, in a letter written to SpaceX CFO Bret Johnsen. "After considering the comments received, the Commission approved the application and a BITS license is attached." wrote Doucet, in a letter dated October 15, 2020. Doucet points out that the CRTC received 2,585 interventions regarding SpaceX's BITS app. According to the Secretary General's letter, a "BITS license does not by itself authorize an e...
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Tesla quietly removes its site’s seven-day return policy

Tesla no longer includes its seven-day vehicle return policy on its website. First seen by the electric vehicle news site Electrek, the website of the auto giant that was once linked to politics now it just goes to the home page. The policy allowed people to order a Tesla online to have it delivered to their home and return it within seven days if they were not satisfied, which was practically unheard of in the auto industry. It is currently unclear why the policy was removed, and it is unclear if an official reason will be provided anytime soon, given that Tesla recently dissolved its public relations department. Nonetheless, this development is particularly notable considering that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has touted his "no questions...
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Tesla Introduces Model 3 Update in Canada, Model S, Model Y, Model X See Range Increase

As the people of Tesla north, The official 2020 Tesla Model 3 update is now available in Canada. The update brings chrome removal, new aero wheel covers and power trunk, an updated center console, as well as auto-dimming mirrors and four new USB-C ports. The Long Range Model 3 now has an increased range of 568 km from the previous 518 km, while the range of the Standard Range Plus version has been increased to 423 km from the previous 402 km. Shown below are the new 19-inch sports wheels known as "Stiletto Refresh". In addition, we can see the new center console with storage and a sliding lid.The latest Model 3 update also includes a heat pump, as previously predicted. At the same time, Tesla has also increased the ranges of its Model S, Model Y, and Model X vehicles toda...