Tesla’s battery-manufacturing ‘Megafactory’ breaks ground in California

Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the previously unannounced factory was confirmed by the Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal, in a Facebook post that was deleted and re-posted. “We are proud to be the home of […]

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials is expanding into the battery materials business

Redwood Materials, the company started by former Tesla co-founder JB Straubel that aims to create a circular supply chain for batteries, is expanding its business. While it has been known primarily as a recycling firm, Redwood plans to simplify the supply chain by producing critical battery materials right here in the U.S. To get there, […]

Tesla should say something

Last weekend, a reader wrote to this editor, politely asking why tech companies should speak up about the abortion law that Texas passed last week. “What does American Airlines have to do with abortion?” said the reader, suggesting that companies can’t possibly cater to both pro-abortion and anti-abortion advocates and that asking them to take […]

Tesla ordered to share Autopilot data with the US traffic safety agency

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Apple’s rumored iPhone satellite support may be for emergency calls and messages Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Tesla to hand over detailed Autopilot data by October […]

Elon Musk warns the Tesla Roadster might not ship until at least 2023

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor You can now buy the $299 Oculus Quest 2 with 128GB of storage Peloton’s Android app hints at long-rumored rowing machine Add the Roadster to the list of delayed Tesla vehicles. On Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk said the performance […]

Elon Musk’s Loop gets Autopilot — and an intruder

Less than two weeks after its official launch, The Boring Company’s Loop system in Las Vegas had its first security breach. On June 21, the morning of the final day of the International Beauty Show, an “unauthorized vehicle” joined the system’s fleet of Tesla taxis underground, emails between the Loop’s operations manager and a Clark […]

Tesla wants to sell electricity in Texas

Elon Musk’s Tesla is looking beyond electric vehicles, solar panels and energy storage and wants to now supply electricity directly to customers, according to an application filed with Texas electricity regulators earlier this month. Energy Choice Matters first reported on the application. The application, filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Texas on August 16, […]