Tesla Model S convertible conversion could be best alternative to overdue Roadster

Green Car Reports

With the Tesla Roadster delayed, Italian firm Ares Design decided to take matters into its own hands and build its own Tesla convertible—out of a Model S sedan.

Tesla nearly reaches 500,000 deliveries in 2020

Green Car Reports

In a pandemic year that’s put some automakers on an austerity budget, Tesla was once again the outlier. As much of the legacy auto market expected to be down about 15% year over year, Tesla reported on Saturday that it closed 2020 with global deliveries up nearly 36% from 2019.

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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. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's long-promised next update to its self-driving system, including Enhanced Summon, which is one of the first features of Tesla's planned Full Self-Driving capability to be. youtube self-driving cars Tesla Supercharger Tesla Autopilot

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Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 ranks high in quality survey

Green Car Reports

Tesla Model 3 electric cars built at the company's Shanghai factory scored well in a Chinese-market J.D. Tesla was ranked second in quality among battery-electric cars in the survey, behind Chinese automaker Nio, the report said.

Tesla produced and delivered half a million EVs in 2020

Green Car Congress

In 2020, Tesla produced and delivered half a million vehicles (509,737 and 499,550, respectively), in line with it most recent guidance. Tesla will announced net income and cash flow results along with the rest of its financial performance when it announces Q4 earnings.

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Tesla opens first 250-kw charging stations at Fremont factory

Green Car Reports

With Tesla's Supercharger fast charging network, Tesla vehicles can now be charged faster than any other currently available electric car. Charging Networks Tesla SuperchargerThat status comes courtesy of eight new Version 3 Superchargers that the company opened at its Fremont, California, factory, which can charge a Model 3 at up to 250 kilowatts. That can give the car, which is.

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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 AutopilotCEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter over the weekend that the new software will do a better job of recognizing stop signs and traffic lights in cities and.

2019 84

VW CEO teases Trinity project to rival Tesla, revamp Wolfsburg plant for EVs

Green Car Reports

After teasing Tesla CEO Elon Musk about VW's EV sales success in Europe, Diess hinted at a new electric-car project. Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess finally joined Twitter this week, and he's making up for lost time.

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? DON'T MISS: Pilot production of Tesla Model 3 to start Feb 20: report That's the. Videos History Tesla Motors plug-in cars Nikola Tesla

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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.

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Failing touchscreens on Tesla Model S and Model X prompt US recall request

Green Car Reports

The federal government has asked Tesla to recall approximately 158,000 vehicles, including the 2012-2018 Tesla Model S and the 2016-2018 Tesla Model X, for failures that would result in the loss of rearview camera views and “other safety-related vehicle functions.”

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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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

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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

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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. For Model 3 owners, however, who make up the bulk of Tesla drivers, it has been all they have access to. This week, Tesla released a. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard Charging Networks Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla is discontinuing the $35,000 Model 3—yes, again

Green Car Reports

Tesla has discontinued the $35,000 Model 3—known as the Standard Range—which was already somewhat of a unicorn to begin with.

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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.

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Pedestrians beware: Update enables Tesla owners to create their own horn sounds

Green Car Reports

Tesla released a software update over the holiday weekend that added Boombox mode, which allows drivers to play custom sounds outside the car. While Tesla owners have been able to replicate the sound of flatulence

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Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe

Green Car Reports

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said an electric car with 435 miles of range is coming soon, and that Tesla is considering a hatchback model for Europe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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. youtube Tesla SuperchargerWant to leave whatever happened in Las Vegas? Although V3 has already been introduced.

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

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Report: Panasonic cells for Tesla will get 20% energy boost

Green Car Reports

Panasonic plans to give battery cells for Tesla electric cars a 20% boost in energy density in five years, Reuters reported Thursday. That timeframe could potentially line both the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y for a boost in range, performance, or both at that time.

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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

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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

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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 83

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.

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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

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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. self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotConsumer Reports begs to differ. This gives the system the ability, for example, to navigate.

2019 66

Tesla reports record deliveries for Q3 2020

Green Car Reports

Tesla has broken a new record for vehicle deliveries, claiming it delivered 139,300 vehicles globally July through September of 2020, according to preliminary counts released Friday morning.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

2019 77

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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Tesla IPO: Taking the dream for a ride

Plugs and Cars

For a couple of years now, the dream ride has been in a Tesla Roadster. The next ride won't be the Tesla S Sedan, it will be Tesla the stock. Tesla Motors has filed an IPO plan with the SEC to raise $100,000,000 in a public offering. Tesla will stop production of the Roadster in 2011. Tags: tesla tesla ipo tesla roadster tesla model s

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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. In April, Musk announced that the company planned to enter the insurance business and save Tesla. Elon Musk Tesla Pickup

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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

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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. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of sensors—including cameras and radar—to detect objects and obstacles. So what does a self-driving car's view of the road look like?

2016 82

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 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

Are These Tesla Model 3 Prototypes Under Those Sheets? (Video)

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors says it will unveil the 200-mile, $35,000 Model 3 electric car next year, ahead of a production start presently scheduled for 2017. The new sedan is a key part of Tesla's plan to build 500,000 cars per year by 2020. But while Tesla has already revealed the car's target price and range, it hasn't revealed anything about what the Model. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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