Tesla News

Monday, 9 December 2019

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09 December
Tesla House Concept Looks Sleek, Shows "Puzzle" Garage

While the debate on the design of the Tesla Cybertruck continues to keep the Internet on its toes, the Palo Alto automaker is enjoying extra exposure. For instance, Tesla's philosophy is now being applied to various fields where the company is not...

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09 December
Tesla makes progress on Israel entry, prepares Israeli service stations

As Tesla continues its global expansion, planned operations in Israel are bearing fruit ahead of the electric automaker’s entrance into the country. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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08 December
Here comes Mercedes EQS electric sedan, as company makes a run at Tesla

Spy photos of the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship EV were captured this week. The images are a reminder that Daimler is moving step by step toward an entire electric lineup – while the EV world fixates on the glittering Cybertruck. The Mercedes EQS...

Electrek

08 December
Tesla’s Cybertruck and its ‘nutty’ inspirations are merchandising gold (or silver, rather)

Welcome to a FREE preview of our weekly exclusive! Each week our team goes ‘Beyond the News’ and handcrafts a special edition that includes our thoughts on the biggest stories, why it matters, and how it could impact the future. You can receive this...

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08 December
Tesla Cybertruck Designers Made A Major Miscalculation

They couldn't have been this stupid, or could they?

CarBuzz

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08 December
Tesla Cybertruck spotted near LAX airport with tow hitch exposed

Tesla Cybertruck prototype was caught in the wild near LAX airport in Los Angeles, also marking the first time the all-electric pickup truck was spotted with its tow hitch exposed. Tesla enthusiast Cody Simms saw the Cybertruck during his commute...

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08 December
Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Drag Races Tesla Model 3, X

Gas-burner versus silent killers. Which do you think won?

Motor1

08 December
Tesla files patent application for glass-cleaning lasers

Sometimes, water isn't enough. The Tesla braintrust earlier this year filed a patent application in the U.S. for debris-cleaning lasers, which could be used on Tesla's driver-assistance hardware susceptible to weather and dirt. The patent was first...

MotorAuthority

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08 December
Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted in the wild – looks massive

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype, seemingly the same unveiled last month, has been spotted in the wild in Los Angeles and the consensus is that it looks massive. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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08 December
Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot collides with police car in Connecticut

Troopers from the Connecticut State Police had a lucky escape, following a collision with a Tesla Model 3 on Saturday December 7th. The Tesla struck one of two police cruisers responding to a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95 near Bridgeport, along...

Motoring Research

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07 December
Tesla Model 3 Made Volvo Rethink Electric XC40 Recharge

The arrival of the Tesla Model 3 caused Volvo to change its strategy halfway through development.

CarBuzz

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07 December
Tesla refreshes Model S front seats with sleeker, roomier design like Model X

Tesla has updated the Model S front seats with a sleeker and thinner design that facilitates better use of interior cabin space and better comfort. An image of the refreshed Model S front seats can be seen in Tesla’s updated online configurator....

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07 December
Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 Drag Races Tesla Model 3, America Wins

What a time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen drivers - we are here to talk about a stunning drag race that places a muscle car against one of America's new-school speed tools - we're talking about the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 and the...

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07 December
Tesla starts charging $10 a month for its ‘premium connectivity’ features

Tesla is now starting to offer its previously announced ‘premium connectivity’ features for a new $9.99 a month subscription plan. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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07 December
Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge owes its range to TESLA

The new electric Volvo XC40 Recharge owes its range to TESLA, as the Model 3’s arrival convinced Volvo they needed to opt for a larger battery pack for the XC40. Logically, battery packs in electric cars should only need to be large enough to...

Cars UK

07 December
Tesla updates Model S front seats with thinner design

After updating the Model X front seats, Tesla is now updating the Model S front seats with the thinner and “more comfortable” design, according to the automaker. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

06 December
Video: What It’s Like to Ride in the Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck caused quite a scene when it debuted a few weeks ago, and it has since been a hot topic especially in the automotive industry. Available in single-, dual-, and tri-motor configurations, the Tesla Cybertruck promises up to 500...

Motor Trend

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06 December
Tesla becomes world’s largest EV automaker, surpasses China’s BYD

Tesla has become the world’s largest electric automaker based on cumulative sales as it surpasses China’s BYD even when accounting for the latter’s plug-in hybrid sales. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

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06 December
Tesla Pushes Back Cheapest Cybertruck Production Date

Pushing aside the divisive styling of the Tesla Cybertruck, one of the main selling points of the upcoming EV was that it’d be ready for public consumption in just two short years, which would potentially undercut GM, Ford, and Rivian’s own EV...

The Drive

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06 December
We are giving away a new Tesla Roadster…1:18 diecast model

Hi everyone! We’re giving away a Roadster 1:18 scale model and we want to send it to you before the holidays. Simply subscribe to one or all of our socials to enter. We’ll randomly pick a winner in the next few weeks and hopefully get this to you...

Electrek

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06 December
Tesla Cybertruck might not fit your garage, AR app cautions

Oh, you want to park it in your garage? That may not work for most typically sized garages.

CNET - ROADSHOW

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06 December
Tesla Just Broke Its Promise on Cybertruck Production and We’re Not Surprised One Bit

When Tesla launced the Cybertruck, we were promsied that the two cheaper versions – the single motor, $39,900 model and the dual-motor $49,900 model – would go into prodution in late 2021 while the more expensive tri-motor model with the Tesla Plaid...

TopSpeed

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06 December
Tesla Cybertruck's more powerful versions get production priority

The electric carmaker has updated the production schedule on its preorder site.

CNET - ROADSHOW

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06 December
Patent Reveals Possible Solution to Wipe the Tesla Cybertruck’s Flat Windscreen

The Tesla Cybertruck is a wacky-looking wedge on wheels and its windscreen is a flat slab of glass across its front. In concept form, it didn’t have any windscreen wipers, but it turns out Tesla has devised quite a special way to clean it. Sadly it...

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06 December
Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model X earn five-star safety rating in Europe

So far, it’s hard to find an electric car for sale in the U.S. or European markets that isn’t also a top-notch safety performer. Europe’s safety program, called Euro NCAP, released ratings for both the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model X on Wednesday,...

Green Car Reports

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06 December
Tesla updates Cybertruck production timeline after strong pre-orders

Tesla has updated its Cybertruck production timelines for different versions of the electric pickup truck after strong pre-orders for the highest performance versions. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

06 December
China-built Tesla cars secure subsidies

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Electric Tesla Inc said on Friday its Chinese-built Model 3 cars would receive state subsidies, a move that will help the U.S. electric vehicle maker's push into the world's biggest auto...

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06 December
Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan score five ‘ELECTRIC’ Euro NCAP stars

In the latest round of Euro NCAP testing, two high-profile and high-cost electric cars – the Tesla Model X and Porsche Taycan – secured five impressive stars. Are electric cars safe? Yes, of course they are, even if ‘electric cars are dangerous‘ is...

Cars UK

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06 December
Tesla made-in-China Model 3 gets official EV incentive recommendation from govt

Tesla’s new made-in-China Model 3 has been officially added to the list of recommended electric vehicles for “new energy vehicle subsidies” by China’s Industry Ministry. It hints at official sales starting soon. more… Subscribe to Electrek on...

Electrek

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05 December
McLaren’s 2021 hybrid supercar will barely match Tesla’s 4-door sedan at 0-60

McLaren plans to hybridize its next-generation supercar with an electrically driven front axle, allowing it to hit 0-60 times of 2.3 seconds, down from 2.7 for its current model, according to CEO Mike Flewitt, as reported by Car and Driver. The car...

Electrek

05 December
Tesla’s biggest market in Europe becomes the Netherlands as Model 3 sales surge

Tesla’s biggest market in Europe is not Norway anymore as the Netherlands takes the lead with a surge in Model 3 sales at the end of the year ahead of reduced tax incentives. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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05 December
Tesla Cybertruck is almost $20,000 cheaper than Ford F-150 over 5 years

An analysis of the Tesla Cybertruck’s total cost of ownership versus the Ford F-150 shows that it could save owners almost $20,000 over five years. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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04 December
Tesla launches ‘dedicated channel’ for Roadster owners, will get their own service advisers

Tesla has been moving away from using service advisers and instead, it has been automating its service appointment through its mobile app. However, we now learn that Roadster owners will have their own “dedicated channel” with their own service...

Electrek

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04 December
Tesla Model Y production could start earlier than expected

When Tesla unveiled the Model Y crossover earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk stated that production would start by the end of 2020. Now there are reports that Tesla may start production of the Model Y much earlier than expected. In its third quarter...

The Torque Report

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04 December
Will the Tesla Cybertruck be able to beat gas trucks for home power supply?

Gas generators still own the portable, emergency home-backup power space. Ten years ago there was a lot of hope and hype for using all the energy stored inside EVs’ batteries to power your entire house, but it hasn’t come to pass. No EV maker will...

Electrek

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04 December
Tesla Model X is named ‘standout performer’ in new safety crash tests

Tesla Model X has been named a ‘standout performer’ by Euro NCAP in their latest batch of safety crash tests — getting a near-perfect score for adult occupant protection. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to...

Electrek

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04 December
Tesla Cybertruck will be able to carry full 4×8 sheet with a ‘flip stop’ feature on tailgate

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla Cybertruck will be able to carry a full 4×8 sheet despite its smaller bed — thanks to a “flip stop” feature on the tailgate. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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04 December
Porsche and Tesla shine in NCAP crash tests

New Taycan and seven-seat Model X score highly in occupant and pedestrian safety categories The new Porsche Taycan has scored five stars in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, coming second only to the Tesla Model X in its category...

Autocar

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03 December
Tesla Model Y deliveries will start in Q1, says Deutsche Bank

Tesla Model Y deliveries will start in Q1 of next year, according to a new research note from Deutsche Bank as reported by CNBC.  If accurate, this means the first customers could get their cars within four months from now. The bank bases its...

Electrek

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03 December
Tesla Model Y prototype spotted with tow hitch

A Tesla Model Y prototype was spotted with a tow hitch, which is an increasingly requested feature that Tesla first promised in the Model 3, but was only launched in Europe. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe...

Electrek

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03 December
In Tesla’s shadow, Audi and Mercedes electric SUVs get no love

A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz quietly announced the price for its all-electric EQC sports-utility vehicle. A $67,900 starting price for a luxurious, 200-mile, 402-horsepower luxury crossover is a good start for the EQC brand. But the...

Electrek

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02 December
Tesla gets order for 15 Cybertrucks to be converted into police vehicles

The Tesla Cybertruck is attracting the attention of many, including a mayor in Mexico who decided to order 15 electric trucks from Tesla to convert them into police vehicles. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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02 December
Tesla Model Y: rare glimpse at third-row seats

The upcoming Tesla Model Y is going to have an option for third-row seats, which is unusual for a compact SUV, and we haven’t had a good look at the third row, even though the vehicle was unveiled earlier this year. Now a Model Y prototype sighting...

Electrek

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30 November
A Tesla Model S reaches 1 million km for first time

A Tesla owner has put over 1 million km (621,000 miles) on a Model S for the first time and he explains his experience in a video interview. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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29 November
Tesla Cybertruck becomes underdog in Ford F-150 tug-of-war challenge

In a strange turn of events, Tesla Cybertruck has become the underdog on the betting line in the Ford F-150 tug-of-war challenge rematch. Gambling money is getting behind Ford. more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and...

Electrek

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29 November
Tesla deploys new mobile Supercharger powered by Megapack instead of diesel generators

Tesla appears to have designed a new version of its mobile Supercharger station that it deploys when traffic significantly increases, like with this holiday season. The new version is powered by Tesla’s new Megapack. more… Subscribe to Electrek on...

Electrek

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28 November
Tesla Black Friday: Get all your Model 3 accessories with great discounts

This year’s Black Friday is going to be a great time for Tesla owners, and especially Model 3 owners, to load up on accessories with some great discounts. Here are the best ones we found on Amazon: more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for...

Electrek

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28 November
Why the Tesla Cybertruck is the greatest car design of the last 20 years

Call me out as mad, blind, say what you will, but in my humble opinion, the Cybertruck is the greatest car design of the last two decades. Here’s why. We’re still driving around in things that look a close resemblance to what your typical 1960’s...

Carwitter

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28 November
Tesla warns customers of the end of federal tax credit, says to order now

Tesla has sent a warning to customers about the end of the federal tax credit for their cars. They say that they have to order now if they want to take delivery by the end of the year and benefit from the tax credit. more… Subscribe to Electrek on...

Electrek

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28 November
Tesla releases auto wiper update trained by new deep neural net

Tesla has released a new software update with major improvements to its automatic wiper trained with a new deep neural net previously referred to as “Deep Rain.” more… Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the...

Electrek

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25 November
Tesla Cybertruck – Ridiculous or Ingenius?

As I am sure you know, the past few days after the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show the automotive blogsphere has been abuzz with opinions about Tesla’s new pickup truck, the so-called Cybertruck. That’s fair enough, considering how groundbreaking, and...

Motorward

25 November
Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Sound of Breaking Glass Echoed By Share Price Crash

Well that didn’t go how Elon Musk expected. Halfway through his presentation last Thursday of Tesla’s new electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, Musk invited the truck’s lead designer, Franz von Holzhausen, on stage to prove how impervious the truck...

TU Automotive

24 November
Tesla unveils ‘futuristic’ Cybertruck electric pick-up truck

The Car Expert - Independent car buying and car finance advice Tesla has unveiled its first pickup truck – the Cybertruck – in an event that created headlines for a failed test of its supposedly shatterproof windows. Tesla unveils ‘futuristic’...

The Car Expert

23 November
Tesla Cybertruck Debuts With Sci-Fi Design, Up To 500-Mile Electric Range

It is bulletproof and looks like no other truck on the road. Tesla has finally unveiled its all-electric Cybertruck pickup, and it’s controversial, to say the least. Company CEO Elon Musk delivered on his promise to field something truly out of left...

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22 November
Hot takes as opinion cools on Tesla Cybertruck

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) On Thursday, Tesla showed us its take on the pickup truck. Instead of the tried and tested approach of a frame construction like every other full-size pickup truck out there (not to mention the Tesla Models S and X), Musk's...

Ars Technica

22 November
Tesla Pickup Truck Not as Tough as it Looks

Tesla’s owner Elon Musk saw a stunt go wrong when attempting to show the strength of his new pickup truck’s glass which shattered when hit but a metal ball. An assistant had previously tested the glass successfully against standard auto glazing but,...

TU Automotive

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22 November
Tesla wants to reinvent the pickup with the $39,900 Cybertruck

Tesla sent over some better images of the Cybertruck, and I updated the delivery information below. [credit: Tesla ] On Thursday night, Tesla...

Ars Technica


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21 November
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Ready to Take on the Tesla Model X

When it goes on sale, the 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be the Porsche with one of the smallest gestation periods ever, since the concept car that previewed the model was shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The rather short time between...

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