Wednesday, January 13

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Tesla Adds Standard-Range Model Y in Canada for $ 56,290

Tesla has added a lower-end Model Y crossover to the mix priced at $ 56,290 CAD. This is a significant price drop compared to the car's previous base cost of $ 69,000 for the 'Long Range' trim. That being said, it's not all pink as the standard range option only has an estimated range of 393km. Along with the additional equipment package, Tesla has also unlocked the option for people to order the crossover with an optional third seat trailer, making the Model Y a seven-seater. These seats can be folded along the rear of the car to provide some room for cargo. This add-on costs an additional C $ 4,000. When Musk announced the Model Y in 2019, the standard range trim had a range of around 370 km and was priced at $ 51,915 CAD. Th...
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Tesla updates Supercharger map with 44 chargers in prospect in Canada

Tesla is at the forefront when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and plans to increase that leadership with 44 new chargers in Canada. It appears the automaker updated its Supercharger map on January 4, according to a report from Tesla north, with a list of new loader construction sites. However, it is not all good news, as some sites have also been removed. If you want to see the full map to find a nearby charger, you can open it here. The majority of potential chargers are slated to arrive throughout 2021, with some being labeled 'Q4 2021'. There are some slated for 2022 as well, but if all goes the way it looks like Canada will have a lot more Tesla chargers installed by the end of 2021. While this loo...
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Tesla Model S with revamped design allegedly seen in Palo Alto

A revamped Tesla Model S with a new design has reportedly been seen driving through Palo Alto in California. Youtube Channel 'Kilowatts'has posted a video of the vehicle, which was seen near Tesla headquarters. The revamped Model S appears to have a wider body with a more prominent fender. Tesla also appears to have added updated wheels, new headlights, and an updated rear diffuser.It is currently unknown if there are internal changes, but it is likely. It is worth noting that the vehicle that was spotted has manufacturer's plates, which means that the design could not be achieved through third-party modifications and is in fact a real prototype. However, it is unknown if this vehicle is a prototype of a revamped version of th...
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Tesla delivered just 500,000 cars in 2020

Tesla's fourth quarter 2020 quarterly deliveries resulted in an impressive quarter for the automaker, while increasing its annual deliveries to 499,550. Tesla's fourth quarter of 2020 was only marginally better than its fourth quarter of 2019, but overall, 2020 saw big improvements over 2019.The company was slightly short of Elon Musk's goal of selling 500,000 Tesla's in 2020, but I think it's probably close enough to still be exciting.In 2020, we produce and deliver half a million cars. A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible.https://t.co/q43vz6RMhd - Tesla (@Tesla) January 2, 2021In 2020, Tesla manufactured a total of 54,805 Model S / X vehicles and delivered 57,039 of them. In terms of the Model 3 and Model Y, ...
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Tesla Model 3 heated steering wheel confirmed

Tesla started the New Year in China with the launch of its latest Model Y Electric SUV, which offers new features like a heated steering wheel and now, Tesla has confirmed that the Model 3 will also have a heated steering wheel. Tesla North. As seen in the screenshot above, Tesla has also added a heated steering wheel for the Model 3 in China to match the Model Y. In addition to a heated steering wheel, the recently launched Model Y also features a HEPA filter for bioweapons defense mode, plus a revised door trim and center console as seen in the latest Model 3 update. "With the Model 3 and Model Y in China with the same door liner, it seems inevitable that this will eventually make its way to the United States as Tesla optimizes parts of its supply chain." The Model 3 Perform...
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Final 2020 Tesla Deliveries to Get 3-Month Full Autonomous Driving Free Trial

Tesla expects to achieve a historic milestone of 500,000 cars produced and delivered in a single year, and with just days to go until the end of 2020, a new incentive has been announced, offering a free trial of full autonomous driving. According to Tesla north, CEO Elon Musk just announced Tuesday afternoon that cars delivered in the final days of 2020 will get a 3-month free trial of full autonomous driving. “All Tesla cars delivered in the last three days of the year will get three months of the full autonomous driving option for free. Delivery and documents must be complete before midnight on December 31 ".All Tesla cars delivered in the last three days of the year will get three months of the full autonomous driving option for free. Delivery and documents must be comp...
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Tesla closes in on Tidal support, Apple and Amazon Music to follow

The code just discovered by a Tesla driver suggests that Tidal is coming to smart cars soon, followed by Apple Music and Amazon Music. Elon Musk announced Tidal support in September when he showcased Tesla's upcoming battery technology. That being said, it never said when the feature would arrive and now it looks like it's being built. Suggest a release soon.have been working on it for quite some timeit's a bit difficult now so who knows when it will actually arrive, I think the tide is next because it actually started to populate things. pic.twitter.com/du3TG1QYRX - green (@greentheonly) December 27, 2020This leaked code is courtesy of the Twitter user. @greentheonly, who was later discovered by Tesla north. Users say that t...
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Tesla Software Update Brings ‘Boombox’ Feature, Allow Drivers to Fart People

Tesla began rolling out a Christmas update for its vehicles. The update includes fun new abilities like the 'Boombox' mode that allows users to stream audio and configure custom horn sounds, like a fart. Available in Tesla Firmware 2020.48.26, Boombox mode offers various alternative horn sounds. Users can customize these sounds by navigating to the 'Toybox' section through their vehicle's display. Sounds include a goat baaing, clapping, a 'tada' clip, the sound of a fart, and more.The Boombox mode uses the external speakers of Tesla vehicles to reproduce the audio. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration required quiet electric vehicles to emit some noise to alert pedestrians, which is why every Tesla manufactur...
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Elon Musk says Tesla Full Self-Driving is coming to Canada ‘very soon’

Tesla's highly anticipated Full Self-Driving (FSD) software could arrive in beta for Canadians "very soon," according to CEO Elon Musk. In a tweetMusk said the beta version of FSD "will roll out to Canada very soon," noting that there are "subtle and important differences" between the US and Canadian traffic regulations. Previously, Musk suggested that the beta version of FSD would arrive in Canada in December, but it seems that will not happen now. Instead, we will likely see it in early 2021.There are subtle and important differences between the US and Canadian traffic rules, but the beta version of FSD will roll out to Canada very soon. - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2020Tesla's total autonomous driving has been a lo...
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Tesla’s 2020 Christmas software update turns cars into boomboxes

According to Tesla north, Electric vehicle (EV) giant Tesla gave users a gift of their own this Christmas morning: the 2020.48.26 software update for their vehicles. While there's speculation with another big update in the works right now, update 2020.48.26 is the 'holiday update' for Tesla owners. Elon Musk said the company didn't finish the launch on time and there is still more to come. The release notes for the update are pretty stacked and have been given a new look as well. The new firmware includes some major improvements to the driving visualization user interface, which makes the representations of the vehicle environment larger, more detailed and more accessible, and also moves some elements of the user interface for greater ease of use (especially for Autonomous d...
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Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple

Elon Musk recently tweeted that he tried to sell Tesla to Apple in the past, confirming various rumors that have been circulating for years. Musk claims that he even lowered Tesla's valuation to "1/10" of its current value, as the company was in the "darkest days" of the Model 3 production line. However, Tim Cook, Apple CEO , did not attend their meeting.Strange, if true. - Tesla already uses iron phosphate for mid-range cars made in our Shanghai factory. - A single cell is electrochemically impossible, as the maximum voltage is ~ 100X too low. Maybe they were referring to cells linked together, like our structural battery? - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020Musk tweeted this observation after news broke that Apple is r...
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Tesla CEO Says Other Car Makers Are ‘Discreet’ Using a Network of Superchargers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that other automakers are using the Tesla Supercharger network. That said, the eccentric CEO says he's "low-key" and refused to expand further, so it's still unclear what's really going on here. The back story is that in 2015, Elon Musk floated the idea for other automakers to use the Tesla Supercharger network of electric vehicle chargers. This makes sense since Tesla has been around longer and has a more robust charging infrastructure compared to other modern electric vehicle manufacturers. Since Musk keeps tweeting about this, it has been speculated for years that other manufacturers would accept his offer, but so far, nothing has come to light.Serious question: Why aren't more electric car makers ...