Simon Alvarez

Simon is a reporter with a passion for electric cars and clean energy. Fascinated by the world envisioned by Elon Musk, he hopes to make it to Mars (at least as a tourist) someday.

Bill Gates debunks Elon Musk’s comparisons to Steve Jobs

In a recent interview with Bloomberg Technology, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was asked about his thoughts on Tesla…

Tesla ‘Roadrunner’ site is getting cleaned up ahead of Battery Day

Tesla’s Battery Day is only a few days away, and as the event draws closer, it appears that the electric…

Tesla Megapack batteries help balance the UK’s energy grid for the first time

Thanks to its Megapack batteries and its Autobidder platform, Tesla recently became the first party to trade flexible power in…

Ford throws shade at Tesla and GM, says F-150 EV will be a ‘real’ work truck

Ford, the maker of America’s most popular pickups, recently threw some shade at its competitors in the electric pickup market…

Former Tesla CTO’s battery recycling startup secures funding from Amazon

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, recently secured some funding from Amazon as…

The ‘Elon Musk Method’ explains Tesla’s runaway success in the EV sector

Over his 16-year tenure at Tesla, Elon Musk went from knowing very little about the automotive business to being the…

Tesla ‘Roadrunner’ cell leak hints that Battery Day will be more insane than expected

Tesla’s Battery Day has been hyped so much that the event will have to include something truly amazing to live…

Tesla submits request to clear more trees from Giga Berlin site

On the heels of news that Tesla is looking to acquire a plot of land near the Giga Berlin complex,…

Tesla’s QR code-based touchless test drive is the perfect EV marketing tool

Tesla has grown over its relatively short tenure as a carmaker, with the company producing well over a million vehicles…

GM to adopt Tesla-like strategy for its electric car push: report

GM is reportedly looking to announce its plans to put a family of electric vehicle drive systems and motors into…

Tesla is quietly building a mammoth Supercharger with a whopping 56 stalls

The Supercharger Network is arguably one of Tesla’s biggest strengths. Providing a rapid, seamless, and convenient way for electric car…

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s General Assembly building is getting its steel roofing done

It appears that Tesla’s pace in the construction of Gigafactory Berlin is not slowing down anytime soon. Recent images of…

Tesla’s 12V batteries set to receive major improvements through software update

The Tesla ownership experience is intended to be as convenient as possible, with the vehicles themselves needing very little maintenance…

Elon Musk stands by Tesla Semi and rebuts Bill Gates’ critique: ‘He has no clue’

Earlier this month, tech visionary and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates penned a blog post outlining his stance on the next…

Tesla orders 450K heat pumps for Giga Shanghai’s Made-in-China Model 3

Amidst rumors that Tesla is poised to roll out some notable improvements to the Model 3 in China, a Nanjing-based…

Lucid CEO shares insights on Tesla’s ‘production hell’ and the Nikola controversy

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson recently shared his thoughts on the electric vehicle market in an interview with Forbes’ Brooke Crothers.…

Tesla Model 3 poised for power liftgate, center console upgrade, new ‘frunk,’ and more

Recent reports from China are suggesting that Tesla may be poised to roll out some notable improvements to the Gigafactory…

Tesla in talks to purchase nickel from Canadian mining firm, claims sources

Tesla is reportedly in talks with Canadian mining firm Giga Metals about the development of a large mine that could…

Tesla is already looking to increase its footprint in Germany: insider

It appears that Tesla is looking to expand its presence in Germany even before Giga Berlin is completed. Citing an…

Tesla to utilize Gigafactory Shanghai to export cars to Asia and Europe: report

It appears that Tesla is making the necessary preparations to optimize the use of Gigafactory Shanghai, with recent reports stating…