This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss a Tesla Cybertruck update, bringing back Enhanced Autopilot, Tesla’s first full-scale virtual power plant in the US, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel.
Amber Heard must officially pay Johnny Depp $10.35m (£8.43m) for damaging his reputation after the judge in their defamation trial filed a written order. On Friday, Judge Penney Azcarate made the jury’s award official by entering a judgment order into the court record after a brief hearing in Virginia. She has also ordered Depp to
Tesla has relaunched its Enhanced Autopilot option and pulled almost all the features from its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package in the process. Over the years, Tesla has changed its Autopilot options and pricing so many times, it has been hard to follow. Finally, the automaker ended up making the Autopilot’s Autosteer and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control standard on
Katie Price has avoided jail after breaching a restraining order blocking contact with her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancee Michelle Penticost. The 44-year-old former glamour model has been handed an 18-month community order to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work – with an additional 20 hours for breach of a suspended sentence for driving matters.
GM’s autonomous driving division, Cruise, has begun its paid driverless taxi service in San Francisco and officially took its first fares last night. Cruise has been operating a free driverless taxi service in the area since earlier this year (and got pulled over once), but last night it began charging for this service. Both Cruise
Legendary composer John Williams is putting the final notes on what could be his last film score, Indiana Jones 5, after six decades of spell-binding big screen musical works. Williams, responsible for the spine-tingling soundtracks to more than 100 iconic films – from Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park to E.T, Harry Potter, Superman, and
Tesla has expanded the availability of its new Texas-built Model Y by adding units to new inventory, and it raised the price of the brand-new electric SUV. At the Cyber Rodeo event last month, Tesla delivered its first made-in-Texas Model Y vehicles. We noted that it was strange that Tesla didn’t reveal any details, like specs
Elon Musk says that he is considering Tesla ads, which are against the company’s current marketing policy, to counter what Musk perceives as media bias against Tesla. For years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has famously said that he despises advertising. He said that Tesla doesn’t pay or provide discounts for celebrities to drive its cars
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are divorcing after six years of marriage, according to reports. The media mogul and the former supermodel tied the knot in March 2016 in a private ceremony at a church on London’s Fleet Street. The New York Times first reported the couple were getting divorced, saying it had spoken to
Getting to this year’s Glastonbury has been a challenging journey for ticket holders. On top of the two-year pandemic postponement, when this week’s rail strikes were announced, thousands had to find a new route to Worthy Farm. With half of the specially laid-on services cancelled, there was a mad scramble to book seats on coaches.
Chinese EV automaker XPeng Motors announced it has suspended all P5 reservations and pre-orders in the four countries in Europe it currently has a presence. The decision comes just months after the company opened reservations for the P5 overseas. Citing foreseen export timeline issues, XPeng will shift its focus to the P7 sedan. XPeng Motors ($XPEV)
Tesla dominates the list of most American-made cars, now with the Model Y taking the top spot on the 2022 list. Until somewhat recently, there were still many people who don’t even know that Tesla is an American automaker. There would be, semi-regularly, someone who would compliment my Tesla without knowing what it was, and
With the cost of living crisis taking hold in the UK it might not seem like the obvious time to launch a new subscription streaming service. But if the last two years have taught us anything it’s that people rely on television when they can’t do the things they usually would – and Paramount will
Ed Sheeran and his Shape Of You co-songwriters have been awarded more than £900,000 in legal fees after winning their copyright trial over “baseless” claims about the hit earlier this year. Sheeran and two of his co-writers – Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid and producer Steve McCutcheon, known as Steve Mac – had been accused of
Chinese manufacturer Bafang is a titan of the electric bike motor industry, and thus news swirling around the company generally trends toward new motor announcements. But the latest headline-grabbing product unveiling from Bafang isn’t a motor at all, but rather an internally geared hub designed to provide automatic shifting on both electric and non-electric bikes.
Former X Factor singer Tom Mann has paid tribute to his fiancée after sharing the news she tragically died on the morning of their wedding day. Mann appeared in the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014, finishing in fifth place as part of boyband Stereo Kicks, a group formed on the show, before