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Oracle, Tesla, Home Depot, Beyond Meat & more

Check out the companies making headlines in the premarket Friday:

Home Depot (HD), Lowe’s (LOW) — An analyst at Oppenheimer downgraded both of the home improvement companies to “perform” from “outperform.” He also lowered his price targets on the two stocks, noting that, near term, “we’re increasingly concerned that the market is becoming too lax toward chances of a post-Covid-19 sales growth downshift at HD/LOW and potential impact on shares.” Home Depot and Lowe’s fell 1% and 1.4%, respectively.

Oracle (ORCL) — Oracle shares were down more than 1% after the Commerce Department said it will block U.S. users from downloading TikTok or WeChat starting Sept. 20. The announcement comes as Oracle tries to finalize a deal in which it will become the U.S. business partner of TikTok-parent ByteDance.

Ambarella (AMBA) — Ambarella shares rose more than 1% in the premarket after a Berenberg analyst initiated the semiconductor design company

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Tesla Model 3s With Heat Pump, Octovalve Improvements Spotted In Europe: Report

When Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) introduced the mass market Model Y, a vehicle with 70% similarity to the already popular Model 3, several design improvements and changes came with the new model.

Two of the main changes were a heat pump for better winter efficiency and an “octovalve” that reduced part complexity and boosted efficiency.

Now it seems these changes are finally being brought to the Model 3.

A report from Tesmanian citing anonymous sources said the revised Model 3 has already arrived in Tilburg, The Netherlands. 

These updated vehicles were produced in Tesla’s Fremont factory. These improvements will boost efficiency of the vehicles while streamlining Tesla’s production lines. The Model 3 is advertised with a max 322 miles of range, which should increase when these changes are official.

Benzinga’s Take: Efficiency is the most important aspect of an EV, and Tesla keeps marching along, making incremental progress on every

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Some Tesla Model Y owners report odd-looking cooling mount inside cars

  • Tesla owners have found parts inside their Model Y cars held on by straps that don’t appear to be standard. 
  • In forums, some owners said the parts looked like someone had “made a run to Home Depot to make Q2 numbers.”
  • It isn’t clear how widespread the possible use of the non-standard parts is, or if they can cause any issues with the cars’ performance. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Some Tesla Model Y owners have made an interesting discovery when exploring the inner bowels of their vehicles.

Someone made a run to Home Depot to make Q2 numbers,” someone said on the Tesla Motors Club forum last week, along with a photo of what appears to be a cooling unit held in place by plastic straps and faux wood.

The user said it wasn’t in an easily accessible place, beneath the vehicle’s frunk insert, but they

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Tesla Model Y owners’ photos of ‘cobbled together’ cooling system

Owners of the new Tesla Model Y share photos of cooling system ‘cobbled together with home improvement store-grade faux wood’

  • Tesla’s Model Y shipped in March, but many buyers are not happy with the car
  • An owner shared an image of the cooling system patched with faux wood
  • Others shared similar images, with some having plain plastic fittings
  • However, early Model Y cooling systems show clear plastic patches

Tesla’s new Model Y vehicle costs more than $52,000, but it seems the firm ‘made a run to Home Depot’ for some the vehicle’s parts.

Images of the car’s cooling system surfaced online showing the structure is patched by faux wood trim.

The discovery was made by one owner who disassembled the Model Y to fix an issue, but spotted the DIY molding when

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