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Tesla Model Y Dual Motor AWD gets paid Acceleration Boost upgrade

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 25, 2020 Tesla has released a paid Acceleration Boost upgrade for the Model Y Dual Motor AWD. The upgrade, which could be purchased for $2,000 through the “Upgrades” tab in the Tesla mobile app, improves the 0-60 mph performance of the all-electric crossover from 4.8 seconds to 4.3 seconds. …

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SpaceX’s first orbital Starship engine just breathed fire

By Eric Ralph Posted on September 24, 2020 Less than three weeks after shipping to Texas, SpaceX says that Starship’s first Raptor Vacuum engine has completed a “full duration test fire” on the march towards orbital test flights. Known as Raptor Vacuum or RVac, the engine is almost entirely based off of its sea level-optimized …

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Astronomers discover possible 60s-era Moon rocket booster heading back to Earth

By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on September 24, 2020 On August 19th this year, astronomers using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) observatory in Hawaii spotted an object destined to enter Earth orbit this fall. Designated as object 2020 SO, the item is now believed to be a rocket booster from NASA’s …

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Tesla Battery Day skeptics are “bummed that what they hyped didn’t happen,” Cramer says

By Joey Klender Posted on September 24, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Battery Day skeptics sat around and looked at the negatives, according to Jim Cramer. Ignoring the positives of the event altogether, the critics who said the company event was a failure are not looking at the right things, and they’re just upset that what …

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Tesla partners with Ring to use Sentry Mode for car security camera integration

By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on September 24, 2020 Tesla is partnering with Ring, the security doorbell camera company known for its comedic and celebrity-driven commercials, to expand Sentry Mode’s capabilities. Using the software API for Ring’s new line of products for cars, Tesla owners will be able to install a device that taps into …

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If Tesla Battery Day didn’t excite you, you probably didn’t understand it

By Joey Klender Posted on September 24, 2020 Tesla Battery Day was anything but a flop. But somehow, numerous mainstream media outlets are claiming that Tesla’s blueprint to cheaper battery production and vehicles was underwhelming. If Battery Day was a flop to you, it is probably because you don’t understand the massive implications of what …

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Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s opposition hearings are off to a rocky start

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 24, 2020 The hearings for Gigafactory Berlin’s opposition have begun, and things are off to a rather rocky start. About an hour after the meeting began on Wednesday, the proceedings were interrupted due to a petition alleging that officials have a pervading pro-Tesla bias.  Earlier this month, Ulrich Stock, …

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Tesla (TSLA) shares snatched up by ARK after Battery Day: “It’s going to be hard to catch up”

By Joey Klender Posted on September 24, 2020 Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Battery Day did not have the fancy frills or dramatic music that other company events have used in the past, but it did have a clear-cut message: cell costs are decreasing, and Tesla’s lead is expanding. The event gave ARK Invest enough of a …

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Tesla’s lithium mining plans in Nevada are spawning their first skeptics

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 24, 2020 It appears that the first roadblocks to Tesla’s plans to produce its own lithium are beginning to emerge, with critics noting that the electric car maker’s initiatives may very well be mired in several challenges. These include a potentially exhausting permitting process, as well as pervading questions …

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Tesla can fall short of its battery goals and still dominate rivals, says expert

By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 24, 2020 In a recent interview with a German auto publication, battery expert Maximilian Fichtner remarked that Tesla could move far beyond the reach of its competitors, even if it fails to achieve all of the goals that were presented during Battery Day. This, according to Fichtner, is partly …

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