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Tesla reportedly delays Cybertruck production to 2023

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Tesla has once again quietly pushed back its Cybertruck’s release to next year, according to Reuters. The automaker will reportedly begin the electric truck’s production by the end of the first quarter of 2023 instead of this year. While Tesla has yet to formally announce the delay, the Cybertruck’s order page removed a previous reference to production in 2022. The design section of the page previously read “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022.” Now, the sentence ends after the word “nears.” 

Back in November, somebody on Twitter asked company chief Elon Musk for an update on the Cybertruck. Musk responded that Tesla has been grappling with a “supply chain nightmare,” and that he’ll provide more updates during the company’s next earnings call scheduled for January 26th.

Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare & it’s not over!

I will provide an updated product roadmap on next earnings call.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 29, 2021

According to Reuters‘ source, Tesla will have a limited production of the Cybertruck at first before increasing its output. The company unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019 at a big event, wherein Musk said that production was slated to begin in late 2021. During the company’s January 2021 earnings call, he said Tesla only expects a few deliveries in 2021 and for volume production to start in 2022. Later that year, though, the company delayed the vehicle’s release to 2022. 

Delays with Tesla releases don’t come as a surprise anymore, seeing as Musk is known for announcing timetables that are a bit too optimistic. Supply chain and component shortages brought about by the pandemic may have also contributed to the delay, if Reuters‘ report turns out to be true. We’ll find out for sure when Tesla reveals its updated product roadmap before the month ends.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/tesla-cybertruck-production-production-2023-152051543.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mariella Moon

GM Starts Delivering Hummer EV Even Though the Planet Doesn’t Need Luxury Electric Trucks

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More than a year after its unveiling, General Motors proudly announced that it was now delivering its Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup, a 9,000-pound (4,082 kilograms) luxury electric beast with a 1,000-horsepower motor that can go from 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) in three seconds. The message: You can do your part to save the…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/gm-starts-delivering-hummer-ev-even-though-the-planet-d-1848241251
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Here’s how much Hyundai’s cool, new Ioniq 5 EV will cost

A slightly grimy Hyundai Ioniq 5 on an unusually wet and gray day in Southern California.

Enlarge / A slightly grimy Hyundai Ioniq 5 on an unusually wet and gray day in Southern California. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)

The car I’ve been most excited about in 2021 is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Korean automaker has impressed with each new model we’ve tried, and its smaller electric vehicles are some of the few that can rival Tesla in terms of range efficiency.

The Ioniq 5 is the first product from Hyundai Motor Group—which includes Kia and Genesis—to use the new 800 V E-GMP platform, which was designed from the ground up to produce pure battery EVs. I spent a day driving one last week, but I can’t say more about that until later this week. What I can tell you, now that Hyundai has finalized pricing, is how much the Ioniq 5 will cost.

The cheapest way to get an Ioniq 5 will be the 125 kW (168 hp) rear-wheel drive SE Standard Range model with the smaller 58 kWh battery pack. This will cost $39,700 before the IRS 30D tax credit and any local incentives. However, as is nearly always the case with a new car regardless of OEM, if you want the cheapest one, you need to be prepared to wait, as it will only become available in spring 2022. (That is still an improvement over Hyundai’s original plan of not bringing the car to the US at all.)

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/heres-how-much-hyundais-cool-new-ioniq-5-ev-will-cost/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Volvo wants to make the whole windshield a smart AR display

Over the last several years, there has been a significant push in the automotive industry to prevent distractions that force drivers to look away from the road to operate their vehicle’s systems. This drive has ushered in a number of features in modern cars, such as voice control systems for infotainment and other car functions. Increasingly common are head-up displays, … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/volvo-wants-to-make-the-whole-windshield-a-smart-ar-display-26700535/
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Tesla app outage locked some owners out of their cars

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Tesla’s app server went down a few hours ago, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. For those who’ve been mostly dependent on their phones instead of their keycards, that means being locked out of their vehicles. Electrek first reported the issue after receiving complaints from Tesla owners on Friday night, and for a while it seemed like the problem only affected drivers in North America. But then, an owner from Seoul, South Korea tweeted at Elon Musk about getting a server error on their app, to which the Tesla CEO replied that he’s “checking” it out.

Checking …

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2021

Other tweets show owners calling for roadside assistance and delaying their plans for the night. The outage came shortly after the automaker rolled out an update to its application, which Electrek said includes a feature that Tesla had issues implementing. It’s unclear if that was connected to the outage, since Musk has yet to follow up on his initial response. Regardless, it looks like the outage is starting to get resolved. Downdetector received as many as 543 reports a few hours ago, but now they’re down to less than a hundred. 

Being locked out of vehicles could be an ongoing problem as automakers move to cloud services and increase reliance on smartphone apps. As this situation showed, however, it’s still wise to carry around a keycard/keyfob as backup just in case.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/tesla-app-outage-locked-owners-out-025004678.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mariella Moon

How to Draw Missing Roads on Google Maps

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As great as Google Maps is, it’s not infallible. New places and roads are popping up all the time, and sometimes they get overlooked. You can help Google Maps and the community by drawing missing roads yourself.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/759760/how-to-draw-missing-roads-on-google-maps/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

Get Ready for Big Android Auto Changes On Your Phone and In Your Car

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Google plans to discontinue the Android Auto app for Android phones, and has created a new way to navigate using Google Assistant in Google Maps. Today Google said its new Google Assistant driving mode for Android phones is getting a new dashboard that’s easier to use hands-free and won’t require you to set a…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/get-ready-for-big-android-auto-changes-on-your-phone-an-1847726152
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Google Is Trying to Fight Distracted Driving With Android

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Google is making some significant changes to its driving functionality that’ll work whether you have your phone mounted to your vent or you rely on Android Auto to stay connected while you’re on the go.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/756840/google-is-trying-to-fight-distracted-driving-with-android/
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