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Electric car battery production causes less CO2 emissions than once thought: study

By Joey Klender Posted on December 5, 2019 The classic anti-Tesla argument alleging that CO2 emissions from battery production negates the positive environmental impact of electric vehicles may have been disproven for good. This comes after the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, one of the firms responsible for the original anti-EV claim, completed a new […]

Tesla’s START program for future EV technicians welcomes first graduates from Miami College

By Joey Klender Posted on December 5, 2019 A batch of students who attended the first-ever Tesla START program at the Electric Vehicle Training Center in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus graduated today. The school is home to a one-of-a-kind training center that has partnered with Tesla for an intensive 12-week course designed to […]

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon parachutes are almost ready for NASA astronauts

By Eric Ralph Posted on December 4, 2019 SpaceX says Crew Dragon’s upgraded “Mk3” parachutes are almost ready to safely return astronauts to Earth and need to pass just a few more consecutive tests before NASA will have the data it needs to qualify them. This week SpaceX completed the 7th successful system test of […]

Tesla vandal poses for Sentry Mode before aggressively stabbing Model 3 tires

By Joey Klender Posted on December 5, 2019 A new video has surfaced of a man in CA slashing a Tesla Model 3’s tire, leaving the impression that the vandalism incidents against all-electric vehicles is far from over. A YouTube account by the name of Le Go posted a video on December 4 of a […]

Elon Musk gets Governor’s welcome to build Tesla Cybertruck in Alaska

By Simon Alvarez Posted on December 5, 2019 The Tesla Cybertruck may be polarizing, but it is a vehicle that has captured the interest of the motoring world and beyond. And while neither Tesla nor Elon Musk has announced any details about where the upcoming all-electric pickup truck would be produced, this has not deterred […]

Tesla Gigafactory 4 purchase contract could be completed by end of 2019

By Simon Alvarez Posted on December 5, 2019 Recent reports have emerged suggesting that Tesla may complete its purchase contract for the site of Gigafactory 4, which is located near Berlin in Germany, before the end of 2019. A special meeting of the Finance Committee about the facility’s permit could be held as early as […]

SpaceX just hit a major milestone on its launch to the space station

By Eric Ralph Posted on December 5, 2019 SpaceX has successfully launched Cargo Dragon’s 19th space station resupply mission and says that the event also marked a symbolic Falcon 9 booster landing milestone. Falcon 9 booster has landed on Of Course I Still Love You – SpaceX’s 46th landing of a rocket booster — […]

Tesla builds up Model 3 inventory in China ahead of official green light to sell

By Randell Suba Posted on December 5, 2019 A new Tesla Gigafactory 3 video footage shows that its parking lot is starting to fill up with Made-In-China (MIC) Model 3, a potential sign that the Silicon Valley-based carmaker is ready to deliver these units to consumers once given the go-signal to sell its locally-produced vehicles. […]

Porsche Taycan matches Tesla Model 3, Model X Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating

By Joey Klender Posted on December 4, 2019 The Taycan is one of Porsche’s biggest announcements in recent years, and the company’s first crack at an all-electric performance car recently received top marks in terms of crash-test safety ratings from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). The announcement comes shortly after news that […]

LIVESTREAM: SpaceX’s CRS-19 mission with new Falcon 9 core, 2x flown Cargo Dragon capsule

By Jamie Groh Posted on December 4, 2019 SpaceX will aim to send a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station aboard its 19th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-19) contract mission for NASA. Currently, NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 12:51 pm EST launch time this Wednesday afternoon, December 4th from Space Launch Complex 40 […]