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

Electric VW Beetle Conversion (Tesla)

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Nikola Tesla drives Tesla Model S: amateur fan video imagines

Green Car Reports

As an auto company that exclusively produces electric cars, Tesla Motors has a very appropriate name. It is, of course, named after Nikola Tesla, a famed engineer who pioneered technologies related to electricity. So what might Nikola Tesla think of his namesake?

2017 84

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 80

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 67

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 64

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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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 69

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 65

Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models

Green Car Reports

Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first full day that Tesla removed the option from its configurator—at the same time that it introduced a new $45k Model 3 Mid Range, effectively splitting the difference. Autonomous cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 78

Tesla owners will commute "with no driver input" soon, Musk says

Green Car Reports

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is testing new features on its Autopilot "self-driving" system, that will allow its cars to recognize stoplights and stop signs and negotiate traffic on roundabouts. Your Tesla will soon be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all," Musk tweeted. Elon Musk Tesla Autopilot

2018 68

Patent shows new Tesla "windows" operating system

Green Car Reports

Tesla is known for having the Apple of car user interfaces on its big center displays. A recent patent filing shows Tesla may not be finished up dating the system, either for the Model 3 or the Model S or X. The latest filing, last month, shows the company may expand the number of windows Tesla drivers can open at a time, to four, plus the menu

2019 81

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 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

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi: 1,200-plus reservations?

Green Car Reports

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm a total of 1,230 reservations for Tesla's new all-electric truck. Elemental Landscapes of Illinois posted a screenshot of its reservation for three Tesla Semi trucks, showing a reservation number EO000001230. Trucks Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle freight Tesla Semi

2017 85

Standard dash cams coming to Teslas

Green Car Reports

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the company plans to make dash cams standard in its products with a new software update rolling out in the next few weeks. Since most Teslas already have forward cameras for the Autopilot system, it seems it should be simple for Tesla to enable the feature. Many Tesla owners have been asking

2018 84

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Green Car Reports

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. DON'T MISS: Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Semi

2017 63

Tesla reports profit, explains $46k Model 3 Mid Range model, hints about leasing

Green Car Reports

Tesla’s quarterly earnings call today was shaping up to be, at long last, an earnings call. Tesla reported a net income of $312 million for the third quarter of 2018. Elon Musk Tesla MotorsThe all-electric vehicle maker made money. It also claimed that, given its financial results—and some creative number-crunching—it has the best-selling car in the.

2018 77

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

Green Car Reports

The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla Powerwall

2015 114

Tesla bumps price of Autopilot post-delivery

Green Car Reports

After removing its former Full Self-Driving Mode feature, Tesla is doubling down on selling Enhanced Autopilot. Tesla AutopilotIn a new software rollout, the company has temporarily enabled Enhanced Autopilot on all the cars that have the hardware to run it in a 14-day free trial that chief executive officer Elon Musk announced in April at the company's annual.

2018 52

Tesla unplugs its latest home wall charger

Green Car Reports

Tesla owners can now take their chargers with them. After six years of selling High-Power Wall Connectors that buyers had to have hard-wired into their homes, Tesla is finally catching up with aftermarket suppliers of home charging stations by offering models with plugs that can be plugged into the wall.

2019 74

Tesla + Toyota

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tesla has breathed new life into the recently shut down NUMMI plant in Fremont, announcing its plans last week to team up with Toyota to start making its $50,000 electric Model S at the NUMMI plant. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Tags: EV Economics Production News NUMMI Plant Tesla Toyota

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Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the launch of genuine self-driving capabilities. Last month, Tesla announced that it was equipping new Model S and Model X electric cars with a more elaborate suite of sensors, known. software Tesla Motors Autonomous cars software update self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2016 84

Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

Green Car Reports

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will start in 2017, the Tesla CEO has said. That means that right about now, Tesla should be hard at work on its volume, 200-mile electric car. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 Affordable. Green Future Cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2015 84

Tesla Model S race car revealed for Electric GT series

Green Car Reports

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2016 114

Tesla drivers say latest software update disabled Autopilot

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla began rolling out the latest version of Autopilot, many drivers have said the new software hasn't been so much an upgrade as a defeat of the system. A report in Jalopnik Thursday cited several owners on Tesla user forums reporting that their cars' Autopilot systems no longer work since the update. Tesla Autopilot

2018 58

Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

Green Car Reports

Take Tesla's new Dog Mode, announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter on Wednesday. Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather performance. Some things, though, electric cars can do that others can't. The new feature, being pushed.

2019 83

Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that the new Autopilot algorithm would be "smooth as silk."

2017 79

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Green Car Reports

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance metrics far exceeding what’s currently physically and economically possible? Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla SemiAccording to one analyst, it may not be a matter of what batteries can do now, but what they.

2017 63

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

Green Car Reports

On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 Tesla has been. Infotainment software Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update Tesla Autopilotsoftware to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software update includes hundreds of changes to vehicle functionality—with most relating to the Autopilot driver-assist system—according to the company.

2016 82

Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the last few months have been "hellacious" for building the Tesla Model 3, but that the automaker expects by the end of this month to build 5,000 of the mid-size luxury sedan each week and beyond. Production Tesla Motors Tesla Semi

2018 62

Tesla cuts prices $2,000, almost hit 250,000 vehicles in 2018

Green Car Reports

Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk made a multi-layered end-of-year push, focused on Tesla's final days and weeks of $7,500 federal EV tax credit eligibility. According to Tesla, it. And with more than 90,000 vehicle deliveries in the fourth quarter of the year—a new record for the California electric-car maker—it appears to have worked. Elon Musk Car Sales

2019 87

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

Green Car Reports

Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by Reuters, Tesla has now put out requests to suppliers for initial bids on parts for the Tesla Model Y, its high-volume crossover utility intended to be more affordable than the. Elon Musk Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model Y

2018 80

Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

Green Car Reports

Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather than fact, because there are no pictures, and a. Pickups GM

2019 83

Tesla Model Y to be based on Model 3 after all; Musk 'reeled back' from 'insanity'

Green Car Reports

It's fair to say that Tesla CEO Elon Musk probably raises more eyebrows more often than all other automaker CEOs combined. One case in point came in early May, when he mentioned during a financial-results call that the upcoming Tesla Model Y compact crossover utility would be based on a new platform. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

2017 63

How often do you use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

After Elon Musk's announcement last week imploring Tesla owners to try the company's new Navigate on Autopilot software, and promising that the system will allow Teslas to commute from home to work and back without intervention, left us wondering if our readers are equally optimistic about the system. Tesla Autopilot Polls

2018 53

Tesla Autopilot, Hyundai Nexo pricing, Rivian No. 3: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company's Autopilot system will allow Tesla owners to commute with no driver input "soon." Speaking of Autopilot, our Twitter poll asks readers how often they use Tesla's new on-ramp to off-ramp Navigate on Autopilot system. Tesla Autopilot RivianPricing is out for the Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell car. And Rivian says it intends.

2018 50

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding enough. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk's goal of boosting. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Polls

2016 86

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon doors as one of two future products, the other being the Model 3 affordable sedan Tesla plans to put into production late in 2017. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

2015 87

Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, previously produced that many cars when it was a joint operation of General Motors and Toyota. Manufacturing California jobs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the puzzle is already in place.

2016 87

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

Green Car Reports

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to charge them. According to the crowdsourced website Supercharge.info, Tesla added 121 new Supercharging stations since the beginning of the year, with 1,324 new individual. Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

2018 62

Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

Green Car Reports

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the beginning), Musk said the Supercharger promise is now “free long-distance travel forever” Superchargers, the free ultrafast Tesla-only DC chargers spaced along. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

2015 87

Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

Green Car Reports

With production still said to start this July, pre-production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car should have been popping up in spy photos by now. Two weeks ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted brief footage of what.

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