Maria Merano

Veteran writer and editor, who believes harmony between tech and nature is achievable. We just need to learn to compromise.

Tesla service manuals are now free, diagnostic software gets price increase

Tesla’s service manuals are now free. Meanwhile, Telsa increased the price of its diagnostic software.  In August 2021, Tesla quietly…

Tesla’s 3rd-largest individual shareholder suggests clever strategy for TSLA buyback

The third largest individual Tesla shareholder, KoGuan Leo, advised the company to buy back TSLA shares with its free cash…

The Boring Company San Antonio Loop’s net revenue expected to be $25M per year, fares to start at $10

On Wednesday, May 18, The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) board was briefed on more details about The Boring Company’s…

Volkswagen ID.Buzz pre-sales in Germany and parts of Europe to start on May 20

Volkswagen ID.Buzz pre-sales will start on Friday, May 20, in Germany and most of Europe. The European automaker will initially…

Tesla FSD Beta V10.12 update going out to employees: Release Notes Update

Update: Release notes for Tesla FSD Beta Update 10.12 have been shared on Twitter. It reveals the extensive work Tesla…

Tesla Vision’s maximum speed for Autosteer raised to 85mph

Tesla Vision’s maximum speed for Autosteer was raised to 85 mph. On May 15, Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla would…

Tesla Model Y Standard Range with 4680 cells offered to customers near Giga Texas

Tesla sent out emails to reservation holders near Giga Texas, giving them the option to change their order to the…

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe buys $1.05M worth of stock

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe purchased 41,000 shares of the EV manufacturer’s Class A common stocks at an average price of…

Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries imminent: Video

Ford CEO Jim Farley recently revealed that Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries are imminent. In a tweet, he showed quite a…

Rivian warns Amazon delivery van production threatened by seat supplier

Rivian's Amazon delivery van production might come to a halt if its seat supplier stopped deliveries. Rivian sued its seat…

Tesla battery supplier LG develops new flame retardant plastic

On Monday, May 16, LG Chem announced that it developed a new plastic for battery products. The flame retardant plastic…

The Boring Company Resorts World station’s opening date to be announced soon

The Boring Company’s (TBC) Vegas Loop is expected to start operations under the resort corridor next year. A Resorts World…

Tesla visits Indonesia to discuss nickel while Elon Musk hosts President Jokowi at SpaceX

On Saturday, May 15, Elon Musk took Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, around SpaceX in Texas. Musk…

The Boring Company’s San Antonio project not a high priority: “I don’t know what it accomplishes”

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg doesn’t see the need for a Boring Company tunnel in his city. Mayor Nirenberg is…

Volkswagen ID.5’s driver assist tech gets top score in the Euro NCAP

The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) gave the Volkswagen ID.5 the highest possible score for its driver assist…

IKEA US plans to sell solar panels starting Fall 2022

Ikea U.S. recently announced a partnership with SunPower Corp. to provide residential solar solutions to customers. The initiative is called…

Tesla to face jury in litigation over Model S crash in 2018

Tesla will face a jury in litigation over a 2018 Model S crash, resulting in the deaths of Barrett Riley…

Rivian reaffirms ~25K production goal for 2022, reports solid demand despite price increase

Rivian generated $95 million in revenue for Q1 2022, reporting a negative gross profit of $502 million. The EV startup…

Volkswagen to launch electric pickup & SUV in the US, production starts 2026

On Wednesday, May 11, Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board confirmed the company’s plans to launch an all-electric pickup truck and rugged…

Volkswagen Scout brand comeback teased as part of its US expansion plans 

Volkswagen plans to revive the Scout off-road vehicle brand. The Scout brand’s resurrection will help Volkswagen in its bid to…