Mar 22, 1:17 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 03/22/19 AT 12:28 AM It seems China has gone mad over the Tesla Model 3.A month after the first arrivals in China of the Model 3 was greeted with a mania befitting a touring boy band, proud owners of this battery electric vehicle are flooding the six Beijing offices of the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), China's equivalent of the U.S. DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).A barrage of posts on social media platforms such as Sina Weibo report the same thing -- owners of Tesla Model 3s descending in droves on MVA offices and wanting to get their license plates now.One social media post dated March 20 said this about the arrival of the Model 3s: “Hi @elonmusk , u just created a huge problem for the Chinese DMV. Many #Tesla r waiting in line to get license plates this morning (9am, not even pike [sic] hrs yet), this is only 1 of the 6 … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 Owners Flood Beijing MVA For License Plates
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Feb 28, 11:18 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 02/28/19 AT 6:30 AM Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk is again sending out smoke signals regarding that mysterious vehicle still being referred to as the Model Y.This time Musk tweeted Tuesday about something occurring at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time Thursday but without revealing any details whatsoever. The result is a flood of speculation in social media with the key question being, “What could it be?”Musk could have been referring to a number of things since he’s got so many balls in the air at the same time. Apart from the Model Y, there’s also the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla Semi. He might have also been referring to The Boring Company and its hush-hush tunnel boring projects.Or it might have something to do with what SpaceX is doing out in Texas with its Starship/Super Heavy launch vehicle. Or it might it have something to do … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk Unveiling The Tesla Model Y On Thursday?
Feb 21, 11:07 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Lorraine Lorenzo 02/21/19 AT 7:04 AM Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y is rumored to make an appearance during the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show this coming April 16.According to a report, industry insiders are already pegging the major international car show as the venue for the reveal since Tesla is already building a Gigafactory in China. The factory will produce the Model Y geared for the Chinese market. In the U.S., the Gigafactory in Spars, Nevada is set to start producing the Model Y by the year 2020.The release in April is the second date speculated for the Tesla Model Y launch. Last May, Musk tweeted that the company might unveil the new model on March 15th, saying, “the Ides of March sounded good."However, when it comes to product unveiling, Tesla has been known to delay reveals. The billionaire CEO has also not discussed a possible … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Tesla Model Y News: Unveiling Could Happen At 2019 Shanghai Motor Show?
Feb 19, 11:40 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/19/19 AT 11:07 PM Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company will start producing fully operational self-driving cars by the end of 2019. However, their upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover SUV is about to be released this year. Here’s what we know about this development.According to CNBC, Musk confirmed in a podcast, with ARK Invest’s Tasha Keeney and Cathie Wood, that Tesla now has the technology to produce true self-driving cars by the end of the year. As of now, Tesla’s self-driving system, Autopilot, has been popular for its elaborate features, but it also developed a bad reputation due to its record of high-profile accidents.While talking about the potential of the Autopilot’s systems, Musk said, "I think we will be feature complete — full self-driving — this year, meaning the car … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk Promises Real Self-Driving Cars Ahead Of Model Y Unveiling
Feb 13, 12:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/12/19 AT 11:31 PM Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed many details about their upcoming Model Y. However, the new Tesla vehicle seems to be based on cars from both its sedan and SUV line. What is the real deal about the Tesla Model Y?According to Roadandtrack’s report, the Tesla Model Y will share most of its parts with the Tesla Model 3 sedan. This design was to help speed up the Model Y’s production and reduce costs in making it. However, the Model Y has been confirmed to be the next in line for its SUV series after the Model X. Due to the source of its parts, the Tesla Model Y could be a vehicle in middle of the two types as it could be larger than a sedan but not as large as the Model X SUV.We've yet to know if it's going to be a crossover SUV built for city use or a full SUV that can go on off-road without … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y: An Electric Crossover Or SUV?