Casting Call: Tesla Model Y with front casting, structural battery spotted at Giga Berlin

(Tobias Lindh/Twitter) Toronto, Ontario — In its recent Q3 financials release to stakeholders, Tesla announced plans to integrate front castings and structural battery packs to the Model Y; plans that have since been confirmed by DriveTesla Canada, who posted a photo Tuesday of just such a model outside the automaker’s Berlin Gigafactory. This sighting, made […]

Making it a Whole Thing: Vancouver Tesla fire prompts probe from Transport Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia — The public spectacle caused by a flaming Tesla in downtown Vancouver raised some red flags with Transport Canada, as the federal regulator’s collision and defect investigation team made an appearance on-scene as part of a newly launched probe into the vehicle. Transport Canada dispatched their team alongside local fire services and […]

Tonal Trifecta: new colours for Model Y Tesla vehicles, 2022

Austin, Texas — Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has confirmed two new colours in production for electric vehicles from the newly opened Tesla Gigafactory Berlin, namely Deep Crimson Multicoat and Mercury Silver Metallic. During the factory’s opening ceremony, Musk said the crimson would consist of 13 layers or more, while the silver finish would have eight […]

EV/AV Report: January 17, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, heat pumps in Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y are under a Transport Canada investigation, the Windsor, Ont.-area has more EV chargers on the way and Chevrolet has announced the electrified edition of one of its most popular models. Pump Dump Transport Canada is […]

Model Y-es Please: Tesla Model Y earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

Washington D.C. — Tesla’s 2021-2022 Model Y earned Top Safety Pick+ designation on Tuesday from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), according to a report from Reuters. The EV developer made the right call in converting to a camera-only system, as the IIHS said the Model Y’s standard front crash-prevention system earned superior ratings […]

Joining the Cast: Tesla to integrate single front-end cast piece to Model Y

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla is simplifying the body structure of its Model Y SUV, making it the first vehicle of its kind to feature two large single casting pieces at the front and rear of the vehicle. The automaker plans to make a partner for the single-piece rear casting, integrated in January, with a complementary […]