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 91

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

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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 70

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 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 67

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

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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

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

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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 84

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

Investigators: Autopilot sped up before fatal Tesla Model X crash

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A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot increased the vehicle's speed before it crashed into a highway barrier and killed its driver. Tesla AutopilotThe report of the March 23 crash that killed 38-year-old Walter Huang details the minutes and seconds before impact, and.

2018 67

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

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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 87

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

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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 63

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

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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

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

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Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla’s surprise introduction of the second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds, a 620-mile range, gorgeous sleek lines, and a price of $200,000. Mind-blowing indeed. But a few of the new Roadster’s numbers didn’t add up for me.

2017 63

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

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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 85

Tesla gets new Autopilot head after just five months

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Tesla's most recent Autopilot software head has left the company after just five months on the job. Chris Lattner, who had previously worked at Apple for more than a decade, joined Tesla in January as head software engineer overseeing development of the electric cars' Autopilot active-safety systems. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2017 72

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

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With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two Supercharger stations in Chicago, Illinois, and Boston, Massachusetts. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Charging stations Tesla SuperchargerThe Chicago site features 10 charging stalls, while the Boston location is equipped with eight stalls.

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

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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 84

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S on Autopilot that hit parked fire truck on freeway

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Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are scheduled to examine the crash of a Tesla Model S that hit a fire truck parked on a California freeway. The driver claimed the Model S was operating with Tesla's AutoPilot functionality turned on, according to a tweet sent by a firefighters union that had members at the. NHTSA Tesla Motors Crashes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) NTSB Tesla Autopilot

2018 67

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 Model 3 Easter eggs, discovered by board member Steve Jurvetson

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The few dozen 2017 Tesla Model 3 owners who've already taken delivery of their electric cars will find a few surprises inside if they look closely enough. Jurvetson is well known among the Tesla community not only.

2017 80

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

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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

Tesla opens second huge China charging station for 50 electric cars

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It's only fitting that the country making a monumental push for more electric vehicles is getting the world's biggest Tesla Supercharger stations. Tesla's website shows that than 150 Supercharger stations locations are now operating in China. China Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Tesla Supercharger

2017 70

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Green Car Reports

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was proceeding nicely. Then, in May 2016, a dedicated Tesla owner was killed in a Florida crash when his Tesla Model S, operating on Autopilot, hit a tractor-trailer rig broadside. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Silicon Valley self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2017 70

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car

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It now appears that the 2017 Tesla Model 3 has entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The caption on the first of the two photos, this one black-and-white, says simply, "First production Model 3." The second photo, tweeted 40 minutes later, is in full color but bears no caption.

2017 74

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.

2017 94

Nikola suggests it's no Tesla, refunds deposits on fuel-cell, electric semi trucks

Green Car Reports

Nikola Motor Company, which is working to produce two Class 8 semi trucks to compete with Tesla's upcoming electric Semi, is showing some signs of success—and apparently rubbing Tesla's nose in it. hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) semis Nikola Tesla Semi

2018 75

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

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In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. Then the potential of 400,000-plus reservations for the more affordable Model 3 pushed Tesla to promise it would double those charging locations by the end of. California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

2017 63

Tesla Supercharging: happy days are here again (charge rate unchanged, still free for me)

Green Car Reports

Last week, I was in a bit of a Tesla funk. That’s not normal; my four-plus years of Tesla Model S ownership have been a mostly giddy ride, with the few bumps minor and temporary. But last week I was facing the prospect of two long-term permanent downgrades to my personal Tesla World, both related to Supercharging. DON'T MISS: Life with Tesla. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

2017 70

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

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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 87

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

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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

Elon Musk announces he's considering taking Tesla private (Updated)

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday he is considering taking the electric car company private. The executive posted on Twitter, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share." Tesla's stock bounced 7.3 percent Tuesday immediately after the news. Trading was halted for well over an hour on Tuesday. Shareholders could either to sell at 420 or

2018 63

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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2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: first drive review of 310-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

“The Tesla Model S was a moment. ” That pair of sentences perfectly summarized the several hours we spent last month with the 2018 Tesla Model 3 kindly loaned to us by reader Jeff Southern of Atlanta. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Model 3 is a product.” We’d covered more than 100 miles on a variety of highways, back roads, and suburban stop-and-go.

2018 76

Unidentified Tesla Model flashes by in video, but Y?

Green Car Reports

Tesla fans are agog over a teaser video released Thursday in which a cloaked car appears around the 15-second mark. Tesla Model YMany are speculating that it could be a Model Y, with its high-ish roof and what look like four doors. And it could be. Then again, it "could be" almost anything, including a leftover Model 3 prototype with boxes on the roof and a.

2018 61

Tesla releases Supercharger electric-car fast-charge prices

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Tesla announced in November that it would end free unlimited use of its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. The new rates take effect for buyers who ordered a Tesla electric car after January 15, a deadline Tesla extended from its. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerNow that the cutoff point for that perk has arrived, the company is offering more details on Supercharger pricing.

2017 67

Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. Much of that volume will come from the Model 3, the 215-mile, $35,000 sedan Tesla unveiled earlier this year, and plans to put into production by the. Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3He says he expects the company produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2018.

2016 87

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

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Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. DON'T MISS: The Tesla Model S P100D really, seriously goes over 300 miles this time Tesla claims the top Model S P100D. Videos acceleration drag racing Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2016 112

Tesla Network ride-sharing service details to come next year?

Green Car Reports

In the updated "master plan" for Tesla Motors he released in July, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla plans to continue pursuing self-driving cars, as well as a company-managed sharing service. Musk described a scheme in which owners could rent out their autonomous Teslas as part of a ride-sharing service, then summon them back when needed. Tesla took. Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars ridesharing

2016 85

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Green Car Reports

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended" rating after reliability issues cropped up. It has also become one of the loudest critics of Tesla's Autopilot system, criticizing the name and its beta status among other. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports plug-in cars

2016 82

Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: 'system safeguards lacking,' says NTSB

Green Car Reports

The Florida crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S while that car was operating under Autopilot software reverberated far and wide in global media. Tesla Motors Crashes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) fatalities NTSB self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotWhile human drivers are imperfect, with reaction times limited by millions of years of evolution, they at least provide a focus for blame if they crash their cars. So the results of a National.

2017 62

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with the initial build quality of the Model X crossover, and criticized Tesla's Autopilot system. That build-quality problems meant Tesla's first appearance as a brand in the. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars

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