Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

Green Car Reports

Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. youtube self-driving cars Tesla Supercharger Tesla Autopilot

2019 103

Tesla to improve city Autopilot driving with major software update

Green Car Reports

Tesla is due to deliver the next major version of its vehicle software, Version 10, starting next month, and it will include some significant upgrades to its Autopilot driver-assistance suite. Tesla Autopilot

2019 111

Tesla opens access to CHAdeMO chargers for Model 3 drivers

Green Car Reports

Tesla has been widely known for having the most convenient fast charging networks in the world of electric cars. It's been so successful that some have even referred to it as Tesla's "moat" against competition. This week, Tesla released a.

2019 99

Tesla opens first 250-kw charging stations at Fremont factory

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With Tesla's Supercharger fast charging network, Tesla vehicles can now be charged faster than any other currently available electric car. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

2019 110

Superchargers at the Strip: Tesla rolls out first entire V3 station in Las Vegas

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Tesla is allowing its owners—especially those with a Model 3—to do just that, with a very speedy recharge right on the Strip. That’s where Tesla, on Thursday, officially opened its first station that entirely features V3 fast-charging hardware.

Tesla meeting: The “cyberpunk truck,” vegan cars, and mining?

Green Car Reports

At Tesla’s annual meeting with shareholders Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again had to field a diverse range of questions about its business, as well as provide a reality check on some overly optimistic timelines he'd previously provided. Elon Musk Tesla Pickup

2019 90

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot drives itself poorly, Consumer Reports finds

Green Car Reports

Tesla says it has improved its self-driving Navigate on Autopilot system with its latest software update. Last month, Tesla updated its Navigate on Autopilot software to allow its cars to change lanes automatically, without prompting or warning the driver.

2019 97

Tesla announces bigger Megapack for stationary storage

Green Car Reports

Last week, Tesla introduced something bigger than its Powerpack energy-storage systems: the Megapack, for large utility-scale storage installations. Tesla says the Megapack, which stores 3 megawatt-hours of electricity, has 60 percent more energy density than the Powerpack.

2019 110

Musk teases Tesla truck, opens Chinese Model 3 orders at lower price

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In an appearance on a "Ride the Lightning" unofficial Tesla podcast this weekend, CEO Elon Musk got a little more specific about the company's highly-anticipated upcoming pickup truck. China Tesla Pickup

2019 101

YouTube-famous Tesla rebuilder opens shop in "coopetition" with Tesla

Green Car Reports

Without dealerships, service has been a regular challenge for Tesla and its owners. Reports are so rampant about months-long wait times for Tesla service that CEO Elon Musk has acknowledged that addressing service complaints is his No.

2019 101

Tesla launches insurance product—only in California

Green Car Reports

Tesla has opted to go it alone in some far-reaching and profound ways—like how it sells and services its cars, how it provides charging infrastructure, how it keeps them updated and, well, that every single car the automaker produces is fully electric. And now Tesla is adding another potentially mammoth line of direct-to-consumer services.

2019 84

Tesla faces lawsuit in fatal Model X crash on Autopilot

Green Car Reports

The family of a driver killed in the crash of a Tesla Model X driving on Autopilot filed a lawsuit April 26 against Tesla over the crash, Bloomberg reported. Tesla AutopilotSoftware engineer Walter Huang, 38, was killed March 23, 2018, when his 2017 Model X drifted out of the left lane of Highway 101 in Mountain View, California and struck a concrete median.

2019 73

Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi

Green Car Reports

A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 earlier this year: Autopilot was engaged. Tesla Autopilot

2019 95

Tesla Model 3 gets Supercharging V3 first: How about 75 miles of range in 5 minutes?

Green Car Reports

If you road-trip with an electric car like a Tesla, you soon become acutely aware of miles per hour. charging youtube Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerThat's not the miles per hour you see on the speedometer, but the rate at which the car will gain range when being fast-charged.

2019 114

Tesla Model 3 updates: Leasing, Autopilot standard, base model limited

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Tesla announced major changes to its model lineup Thursday, especially the Model 3, in an effort to shore up sales. 1, Tesla has dropped prices, added features, streamlined its model lineup, and introduced new lower-priced options for the Model 3, including the long-promised $35,000. Elon Musk self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotAfter the federal tax credit available on its cars halved Jan.

2019 74

NHTSA to Tesla: Stop claiming your cars are the safest

Green Car Reports

Federal officials told Tesla again in October to stop advertising the Tesla Model 3 as the having "the lowest probability of injury of any vehicle ever tested by NHTSA," federal documents revealed. The response runs 79 pages, with another 450 withheld at Tesla's request.

2019 99

2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?

Green Car Reports

When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just declared it the best-scoring car they’d ever tested, and said that it broke their rating scale. Model S Tesla Motors

2019 106

Tesla Autopilot ranks next-to-last in study of self-driving systems

Green Car Reports

Tesla, its owners and fans, and its CEO Elon Musk crow a lot about the capabilities of its Autopilot self-driving system. The latest is from Navigant Research, an automotive consulting firm, and the results aren't rosy for Tesla's Autopilot. self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotIn independent comparisons, though, other autonomous driving systems keep coming out ahead.

2019 87

Tesla Semi opens for $20,000 reservations, no update on arrival date

Green Car Reports

A lot has been made of Tesla's next upcoming model for consumers, the Model Y SUV. Another Tesla just opened for reservations, four days before the company is scheduled to open orders for the Model Y: the Tesla Semi truck. Tesla SemiOnly, it turns out it may not be the next model that goes on sale. The company has been testing the Semi since late 2017, and.

2019 88

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in "ICEing" incidents

Green Car Reports

In a spate of incidents reminiscent of "rolling coal," truck drivers have begun seemingly intentionally blocking whole banks of Tesla Superchargers across parts of the South. Charging Networks Tesla SuperchargerPeople are jealous of things they can't (or don't) have. Photos shared across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit over the weekend showed all kinds of trucks blocking.

2018 87

Musk: Tesla will introduce Autopilot-informed insurance product next month

Green Car Reports

Over the first quarter of the year, Tesla reported a much higher-than-anticipated loss and revenue below what analysts had been expecting—tangled up in logistical delivery issues in Europe, import issues in Shanghai and Beijing and finally, book-ended by a flurry of deliveries in Europe and China in the last 10 days of the quarter. Insurance Elon Musk Autonomous cars Tesla Autopilot

2019 79

Report: Apple once attempted to buy Tesla

Green Car Reports

Tesla has long been called the Apple of automakers for its alternative approach, its rampant fan base, and its Silicon Valley roots. Financial analyst Craig Irwin of Roth Capital Partners revealed Tuesday that Apple tried to buy Tesla in 2013, but was rebuffed.

2019 105

Musk aims to transform Tesla into self-driving robo-taxi company

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At an investor presentation on Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out plans essentially to transition the company from a traditional car manufacturer to an operator of self-driving “robo-taxis.” ” Musk reiterated a statement he made in January that all Tesla cars built since last month will have “feature complete” full. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2019 81

Report: Tesla picks LG Chem to supply batteries in China

Green Car Reports

In a first for the automaker, Tesla has agreed to buy batteries from Korean battery supplier LG Chem for models produced at its new Chinese factory. After buying batteries from Panasonic as its exclusive supplier Tesla has been casting about for new suppliers.

2019 97

What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

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DON'T MISS: Tesla's own numbers show. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotLike a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it.

2016 112

Tesla offers new solar rental program

Green Car Reports

On Monday, Tesla began offering a new solar rental program. Electric cars and solar panels are like chocolate and peanut butter: two great things that are even better together. Homeowners can choose among three system sizes, for small, medium, or large homes or corresponding electrical use.

2019 94

Tesla sets Model Y reveal date, hints at price

Green Car Reports

In a Tweet Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will host an event on Thursday March 14 to reveal its long-planned Model Y SUV. Elon Musk Tesla Model YThe company will host a reveal event at its Hawthorne, California, design studios, as it has done with all previous models. The company said it will offer more detailed specs, as well as rides in the.

2019 84

Electric VW Beetle Conversion (Tesla)

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I am converting a 1974 VW Beetle. Removing all equipment I don’t need, the car is real metal so it will never be truly light, but I need to be able to

2019 116

Tesla fatal crash rate with Autopilot still no better than with human drivers

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla’s Autopilot was introduced back in October 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made extravagant claims about its superior safety. Last month, reacting to what Musk considers sensationalized media coverage of Tesla accidents, the company released the first of its promised quarterly safety updates. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 87

Tesla Model 3 preview

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits.

2017 66

Tesla Full Self-Driving will still require drivers when it arrives later this year

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that he expects Tesla vehicles to have "Full Self-Driving" capability by the end of 2019. He said that by the end of the year, Tesla's long-promised Full Self-Driving. Tesla AutopilotIn a media call Thursday night to announce the base, $35,000 Model 3, Musk for the first time gave a concrete explanation of what he means by that.

2019 82

Lucid Motors hires away Tesla manufacturing chief

Green Car Reports

Lucid Motors announced on Monday that it has hired Tesla's vice president of manufacturing, Peter Hochholdinger, to head up its own manufacturing operations. One Tesla-owning Green Car Reports contributor.

2019 79

Tesla raising cash after sluggish start to 2019, and Elon Musk is buying big

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced Thursday that the company would offer $650 million in stock and $1.35 Stock in Tesla. Tesla Motorsbillion in bonds in a bid to boost the automaker's coffers after disappointing first quarter results. CEO Elon Musk said he would buy $10 million of the company's shares in an effort to boost confidence among investors in the flagging automaker.

2019 75

Tesla Model Y: Comparing some of the details vs. Model 3

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk prefaced his introduction of the company’s more affordable upcoming electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night, by noting how hard achieving at-scale mass production of Model X has been—and what a difficult year 2018 had been for him and Tesla. Elon Musk Tesla Motors

2019 86

2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk. Elon Musk Tesla Motors

2019 85

Musk announces more and faster Tesla Superchargers on the way

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tweeting again, this time about expanding and potentially upgrading the company's Supercharger network. The news comes on the heels of Tesla's announcement that it will ship Model 3s to Europe and Australia. Elon Musk Charging Networks Tesla SuperchargerOn Monday, Musk tweeted that the company will start deploying "much faster" Version 3 Superchargers early next year.

2018 75

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

Green Car Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's automated-steering feature, calling the technology "too much, too soon." It also called on Tesla to stop using the "Autopilot" name, claiming it could be misleading. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 85

Shop keeps Tesla Roadsters going strong without factory support

Green Car Reports

So far that hasn’t stopped Tesla from doing, well, about exactly that with its original Roadsters.

2019 95

Tesla drivers log 1 billion miles on Autopilot

Green Car Reports

Tesla announced in a Tweet on Thursday that its cars logged 1 billion miles driving on Autopilot. That's a key milestone, since Teslas driving on Autopilot (and driven by humans) send data about what they see on the road back to Tesla, so the company can address problems. self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotSelf-driving systems are like teenage drivers: They get better with practice.

2018 72

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range arrives soon at $35,000 and 220 miles. Really.

Green Car Reports

In 2016, Tesla created a fever pitch over its Model 3 promise: $35,000 with a range of 220 miles. On Thursday, Tesla announced that its entry-level Model 3 is finally available and will be delivered to. Elon Musk Tesla MotorsThe company claimed more than 450,000 reservations were made for the Model 3, at $1,000 each, in part because of that low price and high range.

2019 84

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While even faster, even longer-range electric cars are nice and all, commentators said, shouldn't Tesla be sticking to its knitting? lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic Tesla Model 3

2016 86

Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

Green Car Reports

When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric vehicle. Tesla revealed this week that Model 3 sedans sold in Europe will come with a CCS charge port (inlet). Supercharger Tesla Supercharger

2018 86

Future Tesla Autopilot chips may come from Samsung self-driving push

Green Car Reports

The race to build self-driving cars is heating up, with Google (Waymo), Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Ford, GM (Cruise), and others all vying to build the first reliable self-driving system. Its first client could be one of the major competitors in the business, Tesla. Tesla once had a. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 81