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.

Tesla Supercharger V3 station with 62 stalls in Santa Monica gains approval despite objections

Tesla's largest Supercharger V3 station to date has taken a definitive step forward, with the Santa Monica Planning Commission approving…

Tesla FSD Beta takes on Waymo’s autonomous taxi in real-world test

Tesla's Full Self-Driving suite recently went head-to-head against the acclaimed leader in the autonomous driving race, Alphabet's Waymo. The two…

SpaceX hints at dedicated Starlink factory in Austin, TX

It appears that SpaceX is looking to establish a dedicated manufacturing facility for its Starlink satellite internet in Austin, Texas.…

Tesla FSD Beta’s public rollout gets an expected release date

The wider release of Tesla's Full Self-Driving beta seems poised for a second-quarter rollout, if CEO Elon Musk's recent statements…

Starlink user gets pleasant surprise as off-grid cabin at 10.7k-ft elevation gets high-speed internet

Starlink critics may be quick to point out that the satellite internet service doesn't really match the current speeds of…

Tesla gets bold invite from India with promise of lower production costs than China

India's union transport minister Nitin Gadkari recently extended a bold invitation to electric car maker Tesla, noting that the country…

Tesla skeptic ironically spots new Solar Roof tile variant, still claims ‘there is no solar roof’

The Tesla story would not be complete without the company's slew of skeptics, many of whom have taken a definitive…

Tesla Giga Shanghai poised for more expansion with likely new land acquisition

Tesla appears to be setting the stage for the expansion of its business in China, with the company seemingly poised…

Tesla Giga Shanghai tour shows intense focus on tech and quality control measures

A recent tour of Gigafactory Shanghai has shed some light on Tesla's intense focus on quality control and its utilization…

Tesla Semi original prototype surprises onlookers with stealthy silence while pulling trailer

The Tesla Semi has the potential to change the perception of large long-haulers, and a good part of this would…

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets stern dismissal from tunneling veteran: ‘Something like that doesn’t work’

Elon Musk's companies have a pretty strong tendency to attract their own fair share of critics, including those in notable…

Tesla Autopilot foils BMW SUV’s apparent pit maneuver attempt on Model 3

Tesla's Autopilot may be one of the most robust driver-assist systems on the market today, but the software is, at…

Elon Musk’s Starlink faces opposition over ‘electromagnetic wave’ concerns

Elon Musk's Starlink system is designed to bring the internet to the farthest reaches of the globe, and so far,…

Teslas and other EVs could enter a golden decade with newly-introduced US bill

Teslas and other electric cars may very well enter a golden age of sorts in the United States, if a…

Tesla Model X refresh units are gathering at Fremont ahead of customer deliveries

During the Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, Elon Musk remarked that the Tesla Model X refresh would be released a…

Portable Starlink ‘Mini’ gets a nod of acknowledgement from Elon Musk

SpaceX's satellite internet service, Starlink, may be released in a more portable form in the future, as per recent Twitter…

Ford changes tone on EV battery production and facilities like Giga Nevada

Ford has changed its tone regarding the production of electric vehicle batteries, with CEO Jim Farley recently noting that large-scale…

Tesla battery supplier LG to launch pilot 4680 battery line with a lofty goal: report

Recent reports from South Korea have indicated that LG Energy Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LG Chem, is building a…

Tesla Model S refresh units spotted in Fremont Factory ahead of customer deliveries

Tesla's efforts to produce the Model S refresh seem to be making some headway, with recent videos of the Fremont…

Tesla is preparing to send driver profiles to the cloud, hints latest code

It appears that Tesla has started making some preparations that would make it easier for drivers to access multiple vehicles.…