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 83

Judge approves Tesla SEC settlement

Green Car Reports

A federal judge in New York gave final approval Tuesday to the $40 million settlement between Tesla, its chief executive officer Elon Musk, and the SEC over Musk's tweets about plans to take the company private. 29, in which he agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla's board of.

2018 62

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 79

Teslas to get new self-driving, Autopilot chip in spring 2019

Green Car Reports

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and enable the company's long-awaited Full-Self Driving Mode. self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

2018 58

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 105

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 55

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 64

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 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 63

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 78

Nothing comes close to Tesla: 2018 Q3 plug-in sales

Green Car Reports

Even with solid increases, other electric-car sales paled in comparison with numbers from Tesla in September and for the third quarter of 2018. By comparison, Tesla announced it sold 55,843. The next highest sellers, were the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 3,949 sales from July to September, and the Nissan Leaf just behind with 3,767 for the quarter. sales

2018 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 82

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 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 113

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 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

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 81

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 63

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Green Car Reports

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 61

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 111

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

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 77

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 75

Investigators: Autopilot sped up before fatal Tesla Model X crash

Green Car Reports

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 61

Thief steals Tesla from mall using smartphone

Green Car Reports

Cybersecurity is big for cars, and a Tesla proved why last week. The thief used Tesla's smartphone app to open and drive away in a Model S from the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minnesota, according to a Fox News report. The car was stolen from Trevla, a company that rents Teslas at the mall. CHECK OUT: Tesla Model 3 gets new features via OTA

2018 61

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

Green Car Reports

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 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 76

Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, discovered by board member Steve Jurvetson

Green Car Reports

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 73

Tesla eliminates 9 percent of its workforce, cutting costs

Green Car Reports

Tesla's been in "production Hell" for the past nine months as it attempts to ramp up the Model 3. On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the Silicon Valley automaker is letting go 9 percent of its workforce. Tesla MotorsMusk noted that no production workers would be let go to ensure that Model 3 production would not be affected by the.

2018 57

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 86

Tesla gets new Autopilot head after just five months

Green Car Reports

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 64

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 76

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 82

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

Green Car Reports

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 61

Did you just say Mommy?

Plugs and Cars

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2010 141

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 84

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 84

Volt guy drives a Tesla

Plugs and Cars

Tesla Motors seems to have decided he could use a day with a Tesla. Tags: dr lyle dennis gm-volt.com tesla roadster tesla motors To Dr Lyle Dennis, a NY physician, the GM Volt seemed a good idea so he started a website, gm-volt.com.

2009 130

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

Green Car Reports

Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles. And as is usual in cases of new industrial facilities, Tesla will. Germany battery pack Tesla Motors gigafactory Tesla PowerwallWell, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers.

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 85

Tesla Model 3 net reservations clarified after 16 months: 455,000

Green Car Reports

In the case of the net number of $1,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, it took 16 months for the company to cough up the latest data. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3Sometimes, if you ask a question often enough for long enough, an answer will eventually be forthcoming.

2017 63

Tesla's won't discuss net Model 3 reservations number; why?

Green Car Reports

One year ago today, a communications staffer (since departed) wrote that Tesla had received 373,000 reservations for its future Model 3—a number first issued in April 2016. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3In a splashy event for owners, fans, and media, a few dozen early-production Model 3 electric cars were delivered last Friday. During the year leading up to that event.

2017 63

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 63