Tesla News

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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20 August
Attention Tesla: Ford Is Aiming Its Guns Right At You

The first strikes will happen soon enough.

CarBuzz

20 August
Tesla’s price increase for Full Self-Driving postponed for V10, Smart Summon release

Elon Musk has provided an update about the impending price increase that was initially set to be rolled out to Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite on August 16. According to Musk, FSD’s price adjustment will be postponed until such time that V10 and...

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20 August
Tesla postpones Full Self-Driving price increase until V10 and Smart Summon

Tesla was planning to increase the price of its “Full Self-Driving” package last week that was supposed to coincide with an update to its Autopilot features, like the new Smart Summon, but it now won’t happen until September/October....

Electrek

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20 August
Tesla releases new software update with adaptive suspension damping improvements and more

Tesla started releasing a new software update this week with improvements to Model S and Model X’s new adaptive suspension damping and more. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

20 August
Tesla’s opportunities in the auto market remain intact, declares billionaire investor

Legendary investor Ron Baron is one of the most ardent supporters of Tesla stock (NASDAQ:TSLA). During a recent segment on CNBC, the CEO, CIO and portfolio manager for Baron Capital declared that the opportunities for Tesla as a company in the auto...

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20 August
Tesla Roadster Publicity Stunt Is 186 Million Miles Away From Earth

Starman is still strapped in the driver's seat.

CarBuzz

20 August
Tesla Gigafactory 3 obtains vital certificate after completing inspection in record time

The Tesla Gigafactory 3 in China received its first comprehensive acceptance certificate on Monday, following an inspection of the facility by government representatives. The certificate was granted to the electric car maker just three days after it...

teslarati

20 August
Tesla Navigate on Autopilot passes rush hour traffic test with zero interventions

A Tesla Model 3’s Navigate on Autopilot system was recently subjected to a test in heavy traffic, in an attempt to see just how well the electric car maker’s most advanced driver-assist feature could handle real-world scenarios in a busy highway....

teslarati

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20 August
‘Tesla Killers’ are struggling to live up to their names

Given the struggles faced by most new electric vehicle (EV) releases over the last few years, it may be time to put away the phrase ‘Tesla Killer’ in favor of a more realistic label like ‘Tesla Kind-of Competitor.’ With brands like Faraday Future...

teslarati

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19 August
Tesla caught on fire in China, Tesla says third-party body shop is to blame

A Tesla Model S caught on fire while being in service at a Tesla-authorized body shop in Hangzhou, China last night. In comments, Tesla says that the battery pack of the vehicle that started the fire was damaged and not properly handled by a...

Electrek

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19 August
Tesla-Fighting Porsche Taycan Goes the Distance in Endurance Test

We’ve already received an in-depth, passenger-seat preview of the all-electric Porsche Taycan—and its performance earns the red-and-gold crest on its hood. But what about its daily usability? Battery range and charge times are barriers against...

Motor Trend

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19 August
Tesla sales are keeping electric car market in California alive

California is the biggest electric car market in the US by far, but it is kept alive by Tesla’s sales, especially the Model 3, as shown by registration data. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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19 August
Porsche Taycan Already Embarrassing Tesla Model S

Porsche's first-ever EV hits the track before official debut.

CarBuzz


19 August
Tesla solar rentals, more VW ID concepts, Hyundai EV design: Today's Car News

Hyundai plans a new design language to identify its EVs. Tesla plans to rent solar panels. Volkswagen is sizing up some EV-adoption barriers, and a new piece of the ID electric-car lineup is coming to this fall's Los Angeles Auto Show. All this and...

Green Car Reports

19 August
Tesla offers new solar rental program

Electric cars and solar panels are like chocolate and peanut butter: two great things that are even better together. On Monday, Tesla began offering a new solar rental program. Homeowners can choose among three system sizes, for small, medium, or...

Green Car Reports

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19 August
Tesla is updating its wiring system for redundancy in self-driving

Tesla has been working on updating its wiring system with a new ‘high speed’ architecture that includes more redundancy, which the automaker believes is going to be useful with the advent of self-driving. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for...

Electrek

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18 August
Tesla Roadster with ‘Starman’ completes first orbit around the sun

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster that SpaceX launched into space on their Falcon Heavy rocket last year has completed its first orbit around the sun, according to a tracking report. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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17 August
Surveillance Detection Scout Is Aftermarket Tech for the Really Paranoid Tesla Owner

What to give the Tesla driver who has everything: technology that watches to make sure you're not being followed and the car isn't getting stolen.

Car and Driver

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17 August
Mercedes-Benz And Tesla Are Planning To Offer In-Car Games

Mercedes-Benz and Tesla are leading the auto industry in the autonomous driving tech developments. Tesla, in particular, has advanced in this field with most of its cars already packed with semi-autonomous driving features. Mercedes is not too far...

BenzInsider

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16 August
Audi e-tron wins top crash rating, beating Tesla Model S and Chevy Bolt

Enlarge / Ars Technica's Jonathan Gitlin spotted this e-tron being prepared for crash testing during a visit to IIHS testing facilities. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Crashes hurt car insurance companies' bottom lines, so the industry-funded Insurance...

Ars Technica

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16 August
Tesla updates Model Y prices, increases price of Model 3 Performance

Tesla has updated its Model Y prices to match recent changes and it increased the price of the Model 3 Performance by $1,000 a month after significantly decreasing the price of the higher-end version of the Model 3. more… Subscribe to Electrek on...

Electrek

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16 August
Tesla loses major $5 million Model 3 order from rental company over service and quality issues

Tesla has lost a major $5 million order of 85 Model 3 vehicles from a rental company over problems with service and quality of previously delivered cars. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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15 August
Tesla Semi electric truck exceeds range expectation almost fully loaded, says test driver

A Tesla Semi electric truck prototype was spotted doing some range tests with an almost full load of 75,000 lbs, and the test driver said that it was meeting or even “exceeding” range expectations. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for...

Electrek

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15 August
Tesla Model 3 owners with over 100,000 km are still impressed, love low maintenance and gas savings

We reached out to some Tesla Model 3 owners with a lot of mileage on their electric cars already, over 100,000 km, to get their feedback. They are still impressed with their Model 3s and love the low maintenance and gas savings. more… Subscribe to...

Electrek

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15 August
Watch a Tesla El Camino pickup destroy some tires

Someone decided to hack off the back of a Tesla Model S to create a sort of all-electric El Camino pickup and they went drifting with it. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

15 August
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Go Auto

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14 August
Tesla launches Model 3 in South Korea for as low as ~$26,000 with incentives

Tesla has officially made the Model 3 available in South Korea and the vehicle could prove really popular thanks to large incentives bringing the price down to as low as ~$26,000. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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14 August
Turn your Tesla into a CIA-like counter-surveillance tool with this hack

A software engineer has built an impressive real-time counter-surveillance tool for Tesla vehicles on top of Sentry Mode. It looks like something the CIA or James Bond would have in their car. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive...

Electrek

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14 August
Tesla Model 3 is finally arriving Down Under, and people are excited

After the UK getting the first Tesla Model 3 right-hand drive vehicles earlier this year, the electric vehicle is finally arriving in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

13 August
Tesla Changes the Price of the Special-Order-Only Model 3 Standard Range (Again)

The cheapest Model 3 is now back down to its initial price of $36,200.

Car and Driver

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13 August
Tesla owner has a friendly street race that turns into perfect candid ad

A Tesla owner found himself in a friendly street race that he captured on a GoPro and TeslaCam, Tesla’s dashcam feature using Autopilot camera, and it turned into a perfect candid ad. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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13 August
Jaguar goes after Tesla with $3,000 incentive for owners to buy I-Pace

Jaguar is going directly after Tesla owners by offering them a $3,000 incentive to buy an I-Pace electric vehicle at a total $15,000 discount. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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13 August
Tesla Miata-size convertible based on Model 3: Love it or Hate it

The EV market still lacking a fun Miata-size convertible and a rendering artist tried to imagine what it would look like if Tesla gave it a shot based on Model 3: Love it or Hate it? more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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12 August
Tesla owner takes on Porsche’s claim with Model 3 Performance doing 31 launches

A Tesla Model 3 Performance owner tried to prove Porsche wrong regarding their claim that the Taycan is the first electric car capable of repeatable high performance. While he managed to do 31 consecutive launches with the Model 3, it didn’t really...

Electrek

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12 August
30 states allow kWh pricing, but non-Tesla EV drivers mostly miss benefits

North Carolina is now the 30th state to allow public EV charging companies to offer pricing by the kilowatt-hour (kWh), instead of charging per minute. The change was thanks to bipartisan legislation — House Bill 329, Renewable Energy Amendments —...

Electrek

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12 August
Look: 37 Roadsters meet up at Tesla Club LA’s 10th anniversary Roadster Round-Up

Los Angeles has one of the larger concentrations of Teslas in the world, so where better to set a record for the most Roadsters assembled in the US than at Tesla’s Design Center in Hawthorne? Yesterday, Tesla Club LA did just that (with thanks to...

Electrek

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11 August
Tesla launches new and better Model 3 floor mats made of recyclable material

Tesla has launched new and better Model 3 floor mats made of recyclable material. The new product appears to be more competitive with third-party products than Tesla’s previous Model 3 floor mats. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for...

Electrek

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10 August
Tesla Model 3 owner unlocks car with her arm after implanting RFID chip in it

There many ways to unlock a Tesla Model 3 — keycard, key fob, Tesla app — and one owner found a new one with a biohack: implanting a RFID chip into her arm to unlock her Model 3 with it. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos...

Electrek

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09 August
Tesla shares picture of Powerwall home with lights on while outage plunges neighborhood in the dark

Tesla is starting to ramp up the deployment of Powerwalls and it is proving useful for many homeowners. Today, Tesla shared a picture of a Powerwall house with lights on while a power outage plunged an entire neighborhood in the dark....

Electrek

09 August
Tesla Sued Over OTA Range Cut Claims

Tesla could be taken to court over an owner’s claims that it deliberately lowered the range of older vehicles to avoid a fix of allegedly defective batteries. Reuters reported that the lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Northern California federal court...

TU Automotive

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08 August
Tesla owner who saw range slashed by software update filed class action lawsuit

Tesla is now facing a class-action lawsuit from an owner, who like several other Tesla owners earlier this year, saw the range of his car slashed by a software update. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

08 August
Tesla and convenience store chain Wawa are expanding to over 30 Supercharger stations

Tesla has been partnering with specific companies in its Supercharger network expansion, and convenience store and fuel-station chain Wawa has been one of its biggest partners in the US. Now Wawa says that they are doubling their locations with...

Electrek

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08 August
Tesla is building a major new R&D lab and vehicle testing facility to improve reliability

Tesla is working to convert a building currently used as a warehouse in Fremont into a major new R&D lab and vehicle testing facility focused on improving reliability. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

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08 August
A Tesla hearse goes for sale at a whopping $200,000

A new Tesla Model S hearse now goes for sale at a whopping $200,000 as every segment of ground transport is rapidly going electric – even hearses. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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07 August
Tesla announces more than 30 new service centers everywhere but on Mars

Tesla announced that it opened more than 30 new service centers over the last few months as the automaker believes service centers to be one of the main demand drivers. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

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07 August
Feds told Tesla to stop making “misleading statements” on Model 3 safety

Enlarge / Elon Musk. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for E3/Entertainment Software Association) Last October, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released crash test data for the Model 3, Tesla declared that it had the...

Ars Technica

07 August
Tesla’s fake buyout, one year on

Funding was not secured.

FT.com Autos

05 August
Tesla’s second quarter, charted

Three things which caught our eye.

FT.com Autos


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