U.S. to invest $325 million into EV charger reliability and lowering costs

The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy have announced $325 million in new investments going toward improving electric vehicle (EV) charger reliability and cutting costs in the industry. In a press release shared on Friday, the White House announced three programs to repair and replace existing, non-operational chargers across the country, to reduce costs for … Read more

Tesla FSD Beta v12.12 rolls out to customers 

Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD)version 12.12 is rolling out to customers. The new update promises significant progress for Tesla’s self-driving software. According to the release notes of Tesla FSD v. 12.12:  “FSD Beta v12 upgrades the city streets’ driving stack to a single end-to-end neural network trained on millions of video clips, replacing over 300k lines … Read more

Stellantis unveils STLA Large platform coming to Jeep and Dodge BEVs

Stellantis recently unveiled its STLA Large platform, which will launch with Jeep and Dodge battery electric vehicles (BEV).  The STLA large is a native BEV platform designed for 400-volt and 800-volt electric architectures. It has three-in-one electric drive modules (EDMs) that consist of the motor, power inverter, and gear reduction, which can configured for front-wheel-drive … Read more

The Boring Company’s Prufrock 3 to launch at Giga Texas

The Boring Company’s (TBC) Prufrock 3 will launch in its first commercial project near Tesla Giga Texas.  Drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer gathered some excellent information on The Boring Company’s Project near Tesla’s Giga Texas. He recently spotted one of TBC’s Prufrock tunnel boring machines (TBMs) being assembled at Tesla’s Texas factory and dove in deeper … Read more

Volkswagen partners up for Scout EV development with $492 million deal

Volkswagen has decided to work with another automaker to help develop its revived Scout electric vehicle (EV) brand in Europe, with recent reports saying the company secured an order worth around 450 million euros ($492 million). Graz, Austria-based manufacturer Magna Steyr will develop the two Volkswagen Scout EV models, according to a report from local … Read more

BYD unveils Sea Lion 07 to compete with Tesla Model Y

Berkshire Hathaway-backed Chinese automaker BYD has unveiled its latest electric vehicle (EV), the Sea Lion 07, expected to take on the Tesla Model Y in the world’s largest auto market. BYD showed off the mid-size Sea Lion 07 SUV at the Guangzhou Auto Show on Friday, set to be priced between RMB 200,000 and RMB … Read more

Tesla Cybertruck payload and towing capacity confirmed in showroom ad

Tesla has been showing off the Cybertruck at some of its showrooms in California ahead of the delivery event later this month, though the automaker still hasn’t released many details about the vehicle. This week, however, some have confirmed the Cybertruck’s payload and towing capacities, as spotted in an advertisement near one of the showrooms … Read more