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

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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 101

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

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Tesla opens access to CHAdeMO chargers for Model 3 drivers

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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 96

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

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 89

Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans. Lightyear has two of these Tesla research vehicles, numbered 005 and 006, as well as a solar-equipped Volkswagen.

2020 105

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 95

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

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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 82

Tesla's battery approach vs. others: Teardown video breaks it down

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As other automakers have launched competing electric cars, Tesla has managed to maintain an advantage in several key areas, including batteries. This teardown video provides a glimpse at how Tesla's battery approach differs from that of rivals.

2020 95

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.

2016 112

Hey Tesla, China's Nio has completed 500,000 battery swaps

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Tesla once promised battery swaps for its electric cars as a quicker alternative to charging, before abandoning the idea.

2020 92

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 103

Tesla and Panasonic renew battery commitment, but no Gigafactory expansion yet

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Tesla and Panasonic are deepening their partnership with a three-year battery-pricing deal.

2020 93

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 102

Survey ranks Tesla last among all carmakers in initial quality, points to build issues

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Tesla was ranked the lowest of 32 brands in the 2020 J.D. This is the first time Tesla has been profiled in the survey, which grades automakers on the number of problems experienced per 100 new vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership.

2020 101

Report: Tesla homing in on Austin for Cybertruck Terafactory

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Tesla is leaning toward Austin, Texas, as the site for its second United States car factory, according to a Bloomberg report published Tuesday. Tesla is asking Austin officials for a tax deal

2020 81

Tesla Model 3 preview

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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 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

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 128

In California, Tesla Model 3 outsells Civic, Corolla, Accord, Camry

Green Car Reports

The top-selling car in California is now an electric car, and it’s one that was designed, engineered, and built there: the Tesla Model 3.

2020 106

Tesla faces lawsuit in fatal Model X crash on Autopilot

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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

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

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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

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in "ICEing" incidents

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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

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

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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 96

Will cheaper gas slow Tesla's surge?

Green Car Reports

One good reason to buy an electric car is to save money on fuel, so will low gas prices slow down Tesla sales? Wall Street, it seems, says "no." In a recent Barron's article, two Wall Street analysts said they believe electric-car adoption is now largely decoupled from gas prices.

2020 99

Tesla rings in 2020 with a global manufacturing presence

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Although many who follow the growth of electric cars eagerly await the release of Tesla’s fourth-quarter and annual delivery numbers for 2019, the Tesla of 2020 and beyond is a truly global manufacturer. Tesla also told Reuters

2020 78

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

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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 87

Tesla + Toyota

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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 Model S Long Range Plus: 400-mile range an electric-car first

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Tesla has accomplished another electric-car first with its Model S. “Starting today, all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles,” Tesla announced in a company post Monday afternoon.

2020 100

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

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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 87

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

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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 Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

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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

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Electric car review from 1959: A snapshot of EV enthusiasm decades before Tesla

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The electric car wasn't invented by Tesla with its Roadster, or by GM with the EV1. While mass-production commitments from Tesla, Nissan, Volkswagen

2020 103

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

Green Car Reports

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 70

Tesla sets Model Y reveal date, hints at price

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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

Porsche doesn't see Tesla as a rival, R&D boss explains

Green Car Reports

By combining electric powertrains with impressive performance and a modicum of convenience features, Tesla has taken aim at established luxury automakers, particularly the German quartet of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

2020 93

Musk says yes: Tesla Semi reportedly being pushed toward mass-production

Green Car Reports

Tesla revealed the Semi back in 2017, and there have been no significant recent updates on its progress. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now pushing to begin "volume production" of the electric semi truck, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC.

2020 99

Musk announces Tesla HQ is leaving California, threatens moving assembly out too

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter on Saturday that the company will move both its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately. Thursday night Tesla had moved to recall about 30% of its workers at its Fremont, California, assembly plant.

2020 114

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

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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 sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

Green Car Reports

Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one.

2020 112

Tesla unveils its Cybertruck electric pickup

Green Car Congress

Tesla is taking fully refundable $100 reservations now. The design of the truck features an exterior shell—an exoskeleton—featuring Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin and Tesla Armor Glass.

2019 113

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

Green Car Reports

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

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