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Tesla buyers who ordered the new Model S are circulating a letter to ask for better communications around Model S deliveries, which are currently quite messy, for a lack of a better word.

In January, Tesla stopped delivering Model S vehicles as it introduced a new version of the sedan with a new powertrain and updated interior.

The automaker was supposed to start deliveries of the new version in the coming weeks, but it was delayed on several occasions.

Tesla kept taking new orders for the Model S during that time, and finally Tesla started deliveries with a launch event on June 10.

Buyers who place orders during that time, many of whom were previous Tesla owners, knew to expect some delays and didn’t complain much to Tesla.

But once Tesla started deliveries, things started moving and Tesla started giving out delivery dates and even VIN numbers to those buyers, so they started taking care of financing, selling their previous vehicles, and all the other logistics you need to take care of based on that delivery date.

Over the last few weeks, Electrek has received several reports from Model S buyers stuck in a messy delivery process for the new Model S.

Those buyers are seeing their delivery dates jump around in a way that makes no sense.

In some more worrying cases, several Tesla Model S buyers received the VIN numbers of their new cars, which enabled them to get their insurance and financing and generally means that Tesla is almost done producing their vehicles, but the automaker then removed the VIN from their order tracking page without explanation and delayed the delivery again.

A Tesla buyer in New York who placed an order for a new Model S in February told Electrek last week:

“I’ve experienced having Estimated Delivery dates appear and disappear so many times already.  At one point I had a VIN and then that was taken away as well. For the past 2 weeks, I had an estimate of August and this week that disappeared too.”

Tesla advisors, who are supposed to guide buyers through the delivery process, often can’t offer any help to explain those situations as they are also kept in the dark.

One of those Model S buyers in this situation is Sam Gabbay who is participating in an effort started on Tesla Motors Club to ask Tesla for better communications around Model S deliveries.

They started a letter that now 15 Model S buyers have signed:

In the letter, the buyers explained the communication problem:

“We feel that the problem lies in the communication, and we can trace this beyond the confines of our local sales teams. Just like us, the local sales team does not know what to say or have any relevant information other than deliveries of Model S’s they make. In most cases they are as confused as we are. People who placed orders well after some of us are receiving their cars. This now leads to a problem of avoidance between the customer and the local sales team as the local sales team no longer has any new information to share and we are not talking over the course of days, but rather weeks and months.”

They explain that the process is resulting in more than just frustrating delays since the buyers are taking important actions based on Tesla’s communications of VIN numbers and delivery dates:

“As a result of the above actions, customers are left without any recourse. We have no access to our local sales teams and no access to Tesla Customer Support. Some of us even made life changing decisions based on the words of Tesla Executives and our Tesla Account Page. Applying for credit, having our credit pulled multiple times only to have the loan offer expire, selling or making commitments to sell our current vehicles.”

Again, the buyers, who are often are previous Tesla owners upgrading to the new version of the Model S, are simply asking for better communications.

They wrote at the end of the letter:

“We are not asking for anything other than communication. We feel, as a group, that the experience we receive before taking delivery should match the feeling of joy and delight that we experience after taking delivery. We titled this “Letter of Support” because this is both to the support of Tesla and ourselves. Tesla does not rely on traditional advertising and their biggest advocates are the customers they serve. We are just asking for normal, solid and consistent communication.”

Here you can read the letter in full.

Electrek‘s take

Communications have always been one of Tesla’s greatest weaknesses, and this is one of the best, or worst, examples – depending on how you look at it.

These people are buying $80,000+ vehicles from you. You should let them know what’s happening with their vehicles.

We know that Tesla is having some issues with the reproduction ramp-up of the Model S as it is plagued with supply chain issues, like most other automakers right now, but it doesn’t excuse giving someone a VIN number and removing it without explanation.

Tesla needs to do better here.

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Laurence Fox arrested over ‘ULEZ conspiracy’ – and sacked by GB News




Laurence Fox arrested over 'ULEZ conspiracy' - and sacked by GB News

Political activist Laurence Fox has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras.

Separately, GB News said it had concluded internal investigations into the comments made by Fox about female journalist Ava Evans on Dan Wootton Tonight and had subsequently “ended its employment relationship” with the 45-year-old.

The channel said its internal investigation into Wootton continues, while another host, Calvin Robinson, has also been sacked.

Pic: ITV/Shutterstock
Calvin Robinson has also been sacked by GB News. Pic: ITV/Shutterstock

Fox, who is the leader of the Reclaim Party, said in a social media video shared earlier on Wednesday that his home was being searched by police officers.

Just before 10.45am, the party posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying: “Live now @LozzaFox is having his house searched by the police.”

The post was accompanied by a video of Fox, sitting on his sofa addressing the camera, seemingly with police officers around him.

In the short clip, he says: “Look how many coppers there are around my house.” In another video of Fox at his house, also shared to X, he criticises moves to what he called a “surveillance state”.

Media watchdog Ofcom confirmed it had received almost 9,000 complaints about the GB News programme as details of Fox’s arrest emerged.

On Tuesday, Fox appeared in a video voicing his support for so-called ULEZ Blade Runners, who have been tearing down cameras.

“I encourage them to tear down every single camera there is,” he said in the clip, which he shared on social media. “I will be joining them to tear down cameras as well because I’m one of those people that puts my money where my mouth is… I will be out there with my angle grinder.

“I would encourage mass removal of the surveillance state… I would be happy to be arrested myself.”

In a statement confirming a suspect has been arrested, a police spokesperson said: “On Wednesday 4 October officers arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras and encouraging or assisting offences to be committed.

“He was arrested in Stockwell and has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.”

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Victoria Beckham reveals how time of David’s alleged affair with Rebecca Loos was ‘most unhappy I have ever been’




Victoria Beckham reveals how time of David's alleged affair with Rebecca Loos was 'most unhappy I have ever been'

Victoria Beckham has spoken for the first time about her husband David’s alleged affair with his former personal assistant Rebecca Loos, saying: “It was the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life.”

She describes the aftermath of the claims as the “hardest period” of her marriage to the former football star in a new Netflix documentary series which launches today.

In the four-part series, titled Beckham, the Spice Girl-turned-designer opens up about the alleged infidelity which is said to have happened in 2003 while he was playing for Real Madrid.

The couple, who married in 1999 and have four children, have always denied the claims.

Victoria and David Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham at the premiere of Netflix’s documentary series

Mia Regan, from left, Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz Beckham pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the television programme 'Beckham' on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 in London. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)
(L-R) Mia Regan, Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz Beckham

According to The Sun, in extracts of the documentary shared with the paper, Victoria tells of how the allegations impacted their relationship.

‘It was a nightmare’

“It was the hardest period because it felt like the world was against us,” she says.

“Here’s the thing – we were against each other if I’m being completely honest.

“You know, up until Madrid sometimes it felt like us against everybody else but we were together, we were connected, we had each other.

“But when we were in Spain, it didn’t really feel like we had each other either.

“And that’s sad. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was and how it affected me. It was a nightmare.

“It was an absolute circus – and everyone loves it when the circus comes to town, right? Unless you’re in it.”

Sandra Beckham, from left, David Beckham and Ted Beckham pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the television programme 'Beckham' on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 in London. (Scott Garfitt/Invision/AP)
David Beckham with his parents Sandra and Ted

When the 49-year-old is asked if she “resented” her husband, she replies: “If I’m being totally honest, yes I did. It was the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life.”

The woman the former England captain and Manchester United star was accused of having an affair with is not named in the documentary, according to the newspaper.

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David Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos
David Beckham’s former personal assistant Rebecca Loos

David, 48, also addresses the allegations, saying: “There was some horrible stories which were difficult to deal with.

“It was the first time that me and Victoria had been put under that kind of pressure in our marriage.”

The pair were joined by their children at the documentary’s premiere in central London on Tuesday night.

They posed for pictures alongside their children – Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper – as well as Romeo’s girlfriend Mia Regan and Brooklyn’s wife Nicola Peltz.

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Tupac Shakur’s brother asks for ‘accountability’ ahead of court appearance for alleged killer




Tupac Shakur's brother asks for 'accountability' ahead of court appearance for alleged killer

On the junction of the Las Vegas strip where Tupac Shakur was shot dead in September 1996, only a graffiti-covered lamp post with some scrawls of “RIP Pac” and “Tupac Shakur, I love you,” hint at what unfolded here.  

Tupac was rap music’s brightest star when he was shot four times at point-blank range while being driven along one of the city’s busiest streets. He died a week later.

His fame has only increased in the years since and his death is the subject of dozens of books, films and songs.

Until this week, many people had given up believing that police would crack one of America’s great unsolved crimes. But today, in a courtroom just a few miles from where he was killed and 27 years later, a man will enter a plea, charged with Tupac’s murder.

Tupac during an interview in 1991. Pic: AP
Tupac during an interview in 1991. Pic: AP

It is a moment Tupac’s family feared they would never see. His brother, Mopreme Shakur, told Sky News: “I was shocked, surprised, and taken aback because it’s been so long.

“We haven’t heard anything in 27 years. My daughter is 27 years old, so any accountability is good at this point.”

The man arrested is Duane Davis, better known in rap circles by his street name Keefe D.

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He has long been known to investigators as one of four suspects identified early in the investigation. He isn’t the accused gunman but is described as the group’s ringleader by authorities.

In Nevada you can be charged with a crime, including murder, if you help someone commit the crime.

‘How far are they going to go?’

Mopreme believes others need to be held criminally accountable for his brother’s murder. “It would be a shame after all this time for them not to do this properly,” he says, “meaning that they look at all the connections to it and get the total justice that we want.

“There’s doubt in their sincerity. How far are they going to go? Are they going to go all the way and get all the accomplices? “

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Duane Davis is accused of being the “shot caller” by authorities and is alleged to have handed the gun used to kill Tupac to the shooter. As early as 1998, Davis bragged about being at the scene of the crime and wrote a memoir in which he stated he was in the car from where the bullets were fired.

Mopreme says he believes Tupac’s murder would not have gone unsolved for so long if he had been white. “Pac was a young black male,” he says, “and we have challenges in this country when it comes to equal justice.

“That’s just the nature of the beast, it’s just the nature of the beast in America. I’m realistic about that.”

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