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How Canadians Open Tesla Model 3 Door Handles When They Freeze Shut

December 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A Tesla Model 3 owner up in Canada shows the rest of the world how to open the handles on the Tesla Model 3 when they freeze shut. The video is paired with a priceless quote that will surely go down in history: "The Tesla Model 3 is a car, not a crystal glass; give it a smack and stop complaining about frozen handles."

Tesla’s New Christmas Easter Eggs Stink

December 18th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla continues to drop easter egg bombs on owners, and this time, they stink. Well, they would if Tesla had Smell-o-Vision, but thankfully they don't (yet?) and simply add to the ambience of the in-car experience

Video: Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai Construction Moving Forward

December 17th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A new video has surfaced showing construction progress at Tesla's third Gigafactory outside of Shanghai, China. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, the new Gigafactory has already been the source of much contention. Self-proclaimed shorters of TSLA stock have visited the site and shared videos of fields of dirt, empty office buildings, and the like. (Sound familiar?)

Video: How To Remove The Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack

December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

One enterprising mechanic took on the challenge of removing the Tesla Model 3 battery pack. The video makes it clear that the process is not for the faint of heart and clearly requires a lift, given the weight of the battery

Tesla Opens Up Model 3 Ordering To European Reservation Holders

December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is opening up the proverbial floodgates for Model 3 orders by inviting early reservation holders in Europe to configure their Model 3s. Customers ranging from Austria to Portugal to Belgium to Luxembourg have now received invites to configure their Model 3s (via emails from Tesla)

BYD Electrifies Chile With 100 Bus Fleet For Santiago

December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chile is leading the charge towards sustainable transportation in South America, having taken delivery of what is now the largest pure electric bus fleet in South America. The delivery of the 100 fully electric BYD K9FE buses was marked by a ceremony in the capital city of Santiago, Chile, on December 13th that was attended by the President of Chile, Mr Sebastián Piñera, the Minister of Transportation in Chile, Gloria Hutt, and other key leaders from the country

3 Simple Tasks To Improve Your Carbon Footprint

December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Climate change is our new reality, but the fact of the matter is, no matter how much we believe that it is happening and that we humans are the cause, most humans continue to live lives that put more carbon up in the atmosphere day after day

“Engineering Explained” Gets A Cherry Red Tesla Model 3 Mid Range

December 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

We have learned many things from the brilliant minds over at the Engineering Explained YouTube channel, and now we know that Jason from Engineering Explained went off and purchased his own mid-range, rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 to celebrate hitting 2 million subscribers on the channel

Hacker Installs Linux On His Tesla Model 3

December 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Smartphones have changed the way we live life. Along with the new tech, early on, we got an entire subculture of hackers who wanted to unlock their smartphones to use on other carriers or with different software. This same trend continues today, but now also with our ... cars

Tesla Drops A New Model 3 Easter Egg, Hints At More On The Way

December 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

A new easter egg has surfaced in the Tesla Model 3 that pulls up a design sketch of the car. The easter egg can be conjured by tapping the Tesla T from the main screen to pull up the "About Your Tesla" screen. From there, just hold down on the Model 3 logo for a few seconds, which makes the normal Model 3 zoom away and the sketch appears

60 Minutes Should Release All Footage From Elon Musk Interview— Plus, More Context From Tesla & A Leaked Transcript

December 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent a few hours with the team at 60 Minutes, which was then edited down to fit in one of the show's standard 14 minute TV segments. It was an interesting piece that talked through the current state of the company and a bit about his life. They talked Twitter, pot, and Tesla. It was all going along swimmingly, albeit in a very mainstream media type of way that sensationalizes irrelevant details and glosses over the truly exciting bits

sonnen Edges Into The Grid Services Market In Germany

December 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

sonnen and partner tiko Energy Solutions have received pre-qualification from the transmission system operator for the grid in Germany, TenneT, to leverage its existing distributed network of energy storage systems pooled into a virtual power plant to provide primary balancing power

Tesla’s Jerome Guillen Talks Gigafactory 1 & Working For Elon With 60 Minutes

December 10th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

60 Minutes spent some time with Tesla's leadership over the last few weeks, including a sit-down with Tesla President of Automotive, Jerome Guillen, at Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada. The lighthearted interview touches on the current state of the Gigafactory and gets into what it's like to work directly with Elon Musk. This perspective comes from someone who has been a clutch player on the Tesla team for the last 8 years

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