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Tesla slashes Model S and Model X infotainment upgrade price by 40%

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 21, 2021 Tesla has rolled out a 40% price reduction for the Model S and Model X’s infotainment upgrade, with the MCU1 to MCU2 retrofit now being priced at $1,500. Owners who opt-in for the upgrade are poised to enjoy a more advanced and smoother experience on their vehicles’ …

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Tesla Gigafactory Texas welcomes first parts of IDRA Giga Press machines

By Maria Merano Posted on January 21, 2021 Tesla Gigafactory Texas received parts of the EV maker’s bespoke Giga Press machines recently. Two long narrow crates containing some of Tesla’s Giga Press parts from IDRA were spotted in a video by drone-operators Joe Tegtmeyer and Jeff Roberts. The arrival of the Tesla Giga Press hints …

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Tesla takes top prize in JD Power’s first EV ownership study

By Joey Klender Posted on January 21, 2021 Tesla has taken the top prize in consumer intelligence company J.D. Power’s first-ever Electric Vehicle Ownership Study. The study dove into the top electric vehicles available in the U.S. and aimed to “set the standard for benchmarking EV owner satisfaction.” After diving into the quickly-growing electric vehicle …

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Tesla Model S conversion project births stunning two-door convertible

By Joey Klender Posted on January 21, 2021 The Tesla Model S was a subject of a conversion project at Ares’ Design, turning the flagship sedan into a stunning two-door convertible. The Model S was Tesla’s second car behind the original Roadster from 2008. Since its original release in 2012, Tesla has made several small …

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Tesla to dominate 2021, but other winners and losers in EVs to be determined

By Joey Klender Posted on January 21, 2021 It is no secret that Tesla is expected to dominate 2021’s electric vehicle market as the company begins to show it has the robust nature it takes to grow in such a competitive market. After delivering just shy of 500,000 vehicles, according to its own Shareholder Deck …

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Rocket Lab, Virgin Orbit lead a new class of small rockets with big ambitions for 2021

By Jamie Groh Posted on January 21, 2021 SpaceX’s reign as the only privately funded American spaceflight company to reach and successfully deploy small satellite payloads into orbit ended on January 21, 2018, when Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket delivered three customer CubeSats to orbit for the first time. SpaceX and Rocket Lab have since been …

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Tesla rolls out ‘Vegas Loop’ branded Model X for Boring Co. project

By Joey Klender Posted on January 21, 2021 A Tesla Model X has been spotted at the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop project, dawning the logo of the underground tunnel that aims to make traveling in the Sin City more efficient. Photographs of the all-electric SUV from Tesla were spotted by members of the r/BoringCompany subreddit, …

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Tesla Model S aces remarkable real-life ‘Moose Test’ in dark, icy road

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 21, 2021 Tesla’s vehicles have made a name for themselves thanks to their excellent safety features, and this is evident by the impressive scores of the company’s lineup in the infamous “Moose Test,” which evaluates how well a car could evade a potential collision on the road. Tesla’s electric …

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Tesla’s 4680 cell production line hints that Elon Musk’s ‘Alien Dreadnought’ is coming to life

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 21, 2021 Tesla recently shared some footage of its next-generation 4680 battery cells being produced. The video, which seems to be taken from the electric car maker’s pilot Roadrunner line, suggests that Tesla’s 4680 battery manufacturing system may very well be Elon Musk’s elusive “Alien Dreadnought” concept coming to …

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SpaceX aborts several Starship static fire attempts, rolls test tank to the pad

By Eric Ralph Posted on January 21, 2021 Accidentally producing the polar opposite of Starship serial number 9 (SN9) completing a trio of Raptor ignition tests in four hours last week, SpaceX has now suffered three back-to-back static fire aborts on January 20th. On January 13th, Starship SN9 somewhat successfully ignited its Raptor engines three …

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