Tesla nearly doubles vehicle deliveries from last year


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Musk Quote of the Week: “Most people are still unaware that sustainable energy production is increasing so rapidly” – Elon Musk tweeted December 27. It’s an optimistic setup for the New Year, which some activists fear shows just how serious our climate crisis is becoming. As people clamor for cleaner, greener energy, I hope Musk is right.

Tesla: total recall

Tesla is slipping hot into the new year. The company announced on Jan. 2 that it “had reached production of over 305,000 vehicles and deliveries of over 308,000 vehicles”, opening its record 241,300 deliveries made in the last quarter. The company made 936,000 total vehicle deliveries in 2021, a considerable achievement for Tesla, which made less than 500,000 deliveries in 2020.

Of course, with progress comes growing pains. You’re here recently 356,309 Model 3 vehicles recalled for the sake of a faulty rear camera. In addition, Tesla has recalled 119,009 Model S vehicles that may have a spontaneous front trunk and around 200,000 vehicles in China for the same reason.

This important recall, which involves more Tesla than the total delivered in 2020, is frightening news for Tesla owners and potential buyers. But, to put it in perspective, in 2021 General Motors recalled around 400,000 trucks for exploded airbags and Ford recalled 3 million vehicles, also for defective airbags. Reminders are coming. These are good reminders that no car is invincible.

SpaceX: ignite

Boca Chica’s update channel LabPadre posted a video of SpaceX performing another hot static fire test on S20. “It appears that only one tile was dislodged, which was a much better result than the last test,” LabPadre wrote in the caption. “They tried a fifth static fire but aborted later that evening.”

These Starship tests are exciting and promising, but unfortunately Starship won’t be showing its new muscles anytime soon. The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed its programmatic EA decision for the launch of Starship at February 28. It’s disappointing for all avid Starship fans, but hopefully a delay just means SpaceX has even more time to prepare for a seamless spring launch.

But while waiting for the FAA, SpaceX is wasting no time with Starlink. A satellite payload is expected to take off with Falcon 9 from the Kennedy Space Center on January 6 @ 4:49 pm Eastern Time. The flight will be SpaceX’s 34th Starlink mission and the first of 2022.

Customers might be happy to see SpaceX so determined to make Starlink a reality so soon, but they would be the only ones. China, meanwhile, complained of life-threatening close encounters between its Tiangong space station and the orbiting Starlink satellites. As SpaceX expands its Starlink network and space trash begins to mimic Earth trash, we may be forced to face the danger of putting more stuff into space.

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ten. Elon Musk visited AI researcher Lex Fridman’s podcast for the third time. No topic was left out – in addition to other topics, both have covered Starship, wormholes, Tesla Bot, and for culture buffs, Rick and morty. You have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty.

9. You need a very good set of tires to drive a Tesla in the snow. Tesla owners driving vehicles with all-season tires find that when it comes to Tesla against snow, snow usually wins. Try a snow tire, why not you.

8. Due to a software update, Tesla owners and passengers can no longer play video games when the car is in motion. Park your car. Build and perform a snowman execution instead.

seven. Where can poor domestic cats go on a winter day? Wormed and so far from the wild cats with sharp teeth from which they came? I know! Inside the scoop of a Starlink satellite dish. That alone is worth $ 499.

6. Illuminated signage aficionado and YouTuber Tom BetGeorge led a dance between his Teslas and those of his neighbor. He programmed the cars to flash to the sound of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and you can download the program for $ 4.99 if you want to challenge your own neighbor. Musk found it deepfire emoji. “

5. Omicron may be wreaking havoc on the world, but for Musk, there’s no better time than the present to publish anti-vaccination memes on Twitter. Seeing Musk expressing one of his more controversial views might upset you, or maybe you agree with him. In any case, it is important to stay up to date with the latest verifiable information. Reverse has you covered.

4. March is warmer than Minneapolis. But Minneapolis has better public transportation.

3. China’s National Space Administration shared photos from its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars on Jan.1. The images are fantastic; they feature the undulating ice cap of Mars at the North Pole and the dusty red cusp of the planet. Out of the dust season two of Emilie in Paris appears.

2. Wondering what it’s like to spend New Years Eve in space? This time-lapse of the German astronaut Matthias Maurer will give you a good idea. The video shows a few astronauts happily enjoying a canned dinner aboard the International Space Station, welcoming the New Year in space style. Is it still champagne if it’s 265 miles above Champagne?

1. And a piece of Musk’s story: A little less exciting – on December 31, 2019, Musk celebrated his New Year’s Eve inside the Tesla Fremont factory, where he helped workers make year-end deliveries. “Yeah, get to work! The world cries out in unison.

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