Tesla Daily-Mar.30 Tesla News
- Recently, Tesla released FSD Beta 10.11.1, which saw the beta introduced outside of the US for the first time. Canadians who have had a Safety Score of 99 and higher have been receiving a notification to download the latest beta. Elon Musk said FSD Beta should be available in Europe for LHD this summer, RHD a few months later.
- Tesla is reportedly halting production for four days at Gigafactory Shanghai as the city is going into a lockdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The factory will not build any Model 3 and Model Y EVs from March 28 through March 31.
- On March 28th, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted that he "supposedly" has COVID-19, but is experiencing "almost no symptoms." This is the second time Musk has publicly announced contracting COVID since November 2020. In the past, the tech billionaire generally regarded as the world's richest person has opposed requiring a second dose of the corona virus vaccine and has raised doubts about mandating the vaccine.
- Tesla on Monday signaled its second stock split in less than two years and became the third company in the trillion-dollar market cap club to propose a split in the past couple of months. Tesla’s second stock split in as many years and its manufacturing capacity, which has already grown considerably with new factory openings in 2022, indicate a “massive position of strength” for the electric automaker.
- SpaceX aims to complete a total of 60 missions in 2022, the most annual rocket launches to date! The record-breaking launch manifest is double the amount of last year's missions. SpaceX plans to rapidly expand Starlink internet service coverage this year. Musk said that the Starlink team is making 'excellent progress' too, "...Expecting over 4,200 Starlink satellites in operation within 18 months, The company has launched a total of 2,235 satellites of which 2,110 remain in orbit，it’s said that SpaceX already provides internet service to over 250,000 users across 30 countries.
- The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) is providing funds to service provider Breathe for 100 new Tesla Model 3 vehicles. The Breathe fleet will replace existing petrol, diesel, and hybrid vehicles at Uber, which aims to become an all-electric platform in London from 2025. The Mayor has set the ambitious targets to make London net zero carbon by 2030 and protect Londoners from toxic air pollution.