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About Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar Ali Iqtidar Ali writes for X Auto about Tesla and electric vehicles. A true car enthusiast since his childhood, he covers his stories with an utmost passion, which is now guided by the mission towards sustainability. With over 1 decade of website development experience, he’s also our IT resource at hand. He also writes about tech stuff at UXTechPlus.com occasionally. Iqtidar can easily be reached on Twitter @IqtidarAlii (DM open for tips, feedback or a friendly message) or via email: iqtidar@xautoworld.com.



Author Archives: Iqtidar Ali

Watch Elon Musk’s AMA With Hack Club Students

May 17th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Elon Musk's name has been splashed all over the headlines — much of it related to controversial posts on Twitter. Lost amidst the thunder and lightning erupting from Musk's tweetstorms, was a little-publicized AMA with Hack Club. In short, this is must-see TV. In fact, it might be Musk's best interview ever


3 Adrenaline-Packed Tesla Commercials From 22 Year-Old Swedish Superfan

May 15th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla doesn't spend money on traditional advertising. But the Silicon Valley automaker has cultivated a tight-knit, dedicated community of owners and fans. In fact, Tesla's Elon Musk has an astounding 34 million followers on Twitter. He's built up a dynamic (albeit provocative) social media presence that helps spread the message as fast as his rockets fly


Tesla Smart Summon & Custom Maps Will Use Crowdsourced Fleet Data

April 22nd, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the Smart Summon feature in the future will use the GPS points from the maps/navigation data generated by Tesla cars that have previously been at that location in order to further refine this feature. He was responding to the following tweet directed at him by @thirdrowtesla podcast


Tesla Model Y Dimensions — Full List & Table

March 18th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

The clouds of uncertainty over the Tesla Model Y's specs and dimensions have finally cleared up now that the automaker has started deliveries of the Model Y midsize electric SUV (last Friday). A serious push in Model Y deliveries should be expected this week, gaining momentum till the end of the current month (end of TSLA Q1 2020)


Tesla Model Y Photo Gallery Shows Huge Trunk & Frunk Cargo Space

March 14th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Being a crossover midsize SUV, the Tesla Model Y has several advantages over the Tesla Model 3 sedan built on the same platform and sharing most parts. The first and foremost benefit of the Model Y is its practicality. It has huge storage space in the front and back. The 5-seat configuration Model Y has 66 cu ft vs. the Model 3’s 15 cu ft of cargo capacity


10 Things To NOT Do In Your Tesla Model 3

March 14th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Today we're going to discuss the "things" that a Tesla Model 3 owner should not do to their car. To be clear, these are things that will not improve the ownership experience. These actions also will not extend the life of Model 3 components like the battery, seats, doors, and more


1st Tesla Model Y Deliveries Started Today!

March 13th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla has scheduled the first Tesla Model Y delivery dates as soon as Friday tomorrow (this morning). This is at least 2 days earlier than what was previously reported, an expected initial delivery date of Sunday


Tesla Model 3 Autonomous Fleet Is Filmed On Tampa Expressway (Florida)

March 12th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

In Tampa, Florida, one of the expressway bridges was temporarily shut down recently to film part of a documentary. The expressway was shut down to film a fleet of autonomously driven Tesla Model 3s. One of the volunteers of the project, Model 3 owner Blaine Johnston, posted the story on Reddit and provided us with some extra stunning pictures of the event (photo gallery below)


Tesla Offers Model S & X Owners Infotainment System Upgrade For $2,500

March 8th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

There is some exciting news for Tesla Model S and Model X owners whose cars were built prior to March 2018 (the infotainment system* in these cars has gone legacy by today’s Tesla standards) — Tesla is offering Model S and X owners the option to update their system to the latest and fastest yet version for a $2,500 fee


Tesla Model Y Images Appear In Latest Tesla App Update

March 8th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

When a Tesla owner with a tech background found out the latest version of the Tesla Android App was available around a week ago, he just looked at its source using the Android Package Kit (APK) and, voila, what he found was new pictures of the Tesla Model Y added to the app. This is in anticipation of the expected start of deliveries by the middle of this month



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