Tag: Model S

Tesla Model S vs. Dodge Challenger Drag Race Ends With Expected Winner

The Tesla Model S and the Dodge Challenger going head-to-head in a drag race was captured on video by YouTube channel Wheels. Who finished the quarter mile first between the electric family sedan and the muscle car?

Car Tech July 8, 2018

Tesla Model S Driver Was On Her Phone In Latest Autopilot Crash: Elon Musk Fires Back At Critics

The driver in the latest Tesla Model S crash revealed that Autopilot mode was activated, but admitted that she was looking at her phone at the time of the accident. Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the technology amid renewed criticism.

Car Tech May 14, 2018

The Tesla Powerbank Charges Smartphones With Model S Tech, But Is It Worth $45?

Tesla quietly launched the Tesla Powerbank alongside the Tesla Semi electric truck and the new Tesla Roadster. The portable battery pack features an eye-catching design and built-in cables, but is it really worth $45?

Gadgets November 21, 2017

Tesla 'Confident' To Fix Model 3 Bottleneck Issues After Falling Short Of Q3 Production Goal

Tesla promised to produce 1,500 Model 3 vehicles in the third quarter of 2017, but it made only 260 units because of bottleneck issues. Now the electric car maker is 'confident' to get back on track.

Car Tech October 3, 2017

Tesla Adjusts Electric Vehicle Price Tags: $5,000 Off For Entry-Level Model S, With More Features

Tesla has made several adjustments to the price tags of its electric vehicles, including reducing the price of the Model S 75 and Model S 75D. The company's cheapest vehicle for now, the Model S 75, costs only $69,500.

Car Tech April 18, 2017

Tesla Latest Software 8.1 Update Brings New Features To Model S And Model X

Tesla pushed out the Software 8.1 update on March 29, which brings an array of handy features. Model S and Model X owners benefit from Lane Change, Autosteer, driverless parking, and more.

Car Tech March 30, 2017

Tesla Self Driving Taxis Will Be On Dubai Roads By 2020

Dubai's RTA will test out self-driving cars which have been bought from Tesla. These cars will be the first self-driving taxis in the country, which will hit Dubai roads by 2020.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

Tesla Motors Adds Two Easter Eggs In Latest Software Update: Here's How To Activate A Holiday Light Show Or Transform Into A Spacecraft To Mars

Tesla Motors added two easter eggs to its electric vehicles. The first one launches a holiday lights and music show on the Model X, while the second one transforms the Model X or Model S into a spacecraft to Mars.

Car Tech December 24, 2016

Tesla Autopilot's Upcoming Shift To Radar Could Have Prevented Fatal Model S Accident, Elon Musk Says

Tesla Motors will soon release improvements to its controversial Autopilot self-driving technology. The most significant change is that the system will shift to using radar instead of cameras as its primary sensor.

Car Tech September 12, 2016

Tesla Motors Launches New 2-Year Lease Program For Model S And Model X: What Are The Payment Terms?

Tesla Motors launched a two-year lease program for the Model S and Model X with adjusted payment terms compared with the company's three-year lease offering. Interested customers will have to send in their orders soon to beat the deadline.

Car Tech August 22, 2016

Tesla Motors Receives Approval For P100D Versions Of Model S And Model X: Single-Charge Range Will Be Bumped Up To 381 Miles

Tesla Motors has received approval from European regulators for P100D versions of the Model S and Model X. This will see the batteries of the electric vehicles improved to 100 kWh for a single-charge range of 381 miles.

Car Tech August 15, 2016

Tesla Model S Suspension Issues: Elon Musk Cries Conspiracy, But What's With The NDA?

Tesla Motors rebuffed accusations that its Model S and Model X electric vehicles have safety issues on their suspension systems. But why does the company have a nondisclosure agreement with car owners?

Car Tech June 11, 2016

Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode Gets Tested, Exterminates Pollution Even Outside The Car

Tesla puts the Bioweapon Defense Mode to the test, demonstrating just how much it can clean the air inside the vehicle. It turns out it can clean the air outside the car too.

Car Tech May 3, 2016

Tesla Autopilot System Prevents Accident, Saves Life Of Driver

Tesla Model S owner Joshua Brown shared how the car’s autopilot feature saved his life. The Tesla vehicle’s autopilot system was quick to avoid a truck abruptly merging into the same lane, preventing a possible collision.

FUTURE TECH April 20, 2016

70-Year-Old Woman Tests Out Autopilot Of Tesla Model S, Gives The Best Reaction Ever

A video of a 70-year-old woman testing out the autopilot system of a Tesla Model S is evidence that the technology is not for everyone just yet. Nevertheless, it's easily one of the best reaction videos online.

April 18, 2016

Tesla Model 3 vs. Tesla Model X vs. Tesla Model S: Which Car Is Right For You?

Now that the Model 3 has been unveiled and scheduled to hit the roads in 2017, it's the perfect time to figure out which Tesla electric car is for you. Here's a quick comparison of the Model 3, Model X and Model S.

FUTURE TECH April 3, 2016

Singapore Slaps Tesla Model S Owner With $11,000 Fine For High CO2 Emissions: Here's Why

Singapore authorities slap a fine of about $11,000 on a Tesla Model S electric car owner over high CO2 emissions. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is discussing the issue with Singapore's prime minister.

FUTURE TECH March 12, 2016

Tesla Model S P85+ Electric GT World Series Cars Gearing Up For Racing Season 2017

Tesla announced that some Model S P85+ cars will take part in the newest all-electric world racing series. The Electric GT World Series will rival Formula E and should pique the attention of electric car makers everywhere.

FUTURE TECH March 11, 2016

Tesla Will Now Tow Your Stranded Model S Or Model X For Free For Up To 500 Miles

California-based Tesla Motors Inc. has increased the complimentary free towing limit for its cars from 50 to 500 miles. The free towing service covers Model X or Model S cars in North America.

FUTURE TECH February 27, 2016

Tesla Service Plans Get Pricier, Transferability Is No Longer An Option: What You Need To Know

Tesla made some changes to its service plan pricing wherein customers would have to pay more for annual servicing. Customers can choose from three prepaid service options with prices ranging between $1,325 and $4,000, but transferability is no longer possible.

FUTURE TECH February 15, 2016

Here's How You 'Summon' Your Tesla Model S Using Your Apple Watch

Tesla Model S owner demonstrated the Summon feature using an Apple Watch. The Summon feature can open the garage door, park itself and shut down without a driver in the car.

FUTURE TECH February 5, 2016

Tesla Model S Dominates Electric Car Market With Nearly A Quarter Of All Sales

Tesla shoots up in the front lines of the market with none other than the Model S sedan. With that said, the carmaker is chipping away at the sales of luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.

Business January 25, 2016

Elon Musk Wants The Tesla Model S To Have Super Sleek Aerodynamics, Says It ‘Won’t Look Like Other Cars’

Tesla's Model 3 is set to be the "everyman" electric vehicle with a rumored entry price of just $35,000. In fact, Elon Musk has said that "it won't look like any other cars" so hopefully, Tesla can pull it off and make the Model 3 the electric vehicle for the masses.

FUTURE TECH November 20, 2015

Tesla To Release 'Constraints' To Autopilot Mode So You Can't Do Dumb Things With It

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company will release an update to autopilot mode on its Model S, bringing a number of constraints to the new mode so that people can use autopilot mode at dangerous times.

Apps/Software November 6, 2015

Stolen Tesla Model S Perfectly Demonstrates How Good Car Technology Can End Carnapping

A stolen Tesla Model S 85D was tracked down using a smartphone app, which allowed the authorities to apprehend the thief and return the vehicle to its owners. Such technology could signal the end of carnapping, so car thieves should definitely be worried.

FUTURE TECH November 6, 2015

Tesla Adding 'Additional Constraints' To Autopilot Feature So People Don't Go Crazy With It

Tesla plans to make changes to its autopilot feature after several drivers have been going crazy with it. Autopilot limitations may require all drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times.

FUTURE TECH November 5, 2015

Tesla Pushes 'Autopilot' Update: Model S Can Now Drive Itself

Tesla has begun releasing version 7.0 of its software, which features an autopilot mode and essentially enables the car to drive itself. Despite this, car owners are advised to keep their hands on the wheel.

FUTURE TECH October 15, 2015

Elon Musk Reveals The Tesla Model Y, And It Might Have Falcon Wing Doors

Elon Musk disclosed that aside from the Model 3, Tesla will also launch the Model Y. Which of the two will have falcon wing doors?

FUTURE TECH October 7, 2015

Tesla Fan Breaks Record, Drives 452.8 Miles With Model S On A Single Charge

A Tesla Model S P85D driver made the record books for the longest drive on a single charge, clocking in at 452.8 miles.

FUTURE TECH August 26, 2015

Tesla Has Plans To Bring Charging Stations For Model S Drivers In Manhattan

Tesla plans to provide parking garages in New York City with chargers for their electric cars to cater to the city dwelling driver that may not have access to their own garage to recharge their vehicle.

FUTURE TECH August 13, 2015

Tesla Unveils Robotic Snake-Like Charger That Automatically Connects Itself To The Model S [Video]

Tesla has unveiled its futuristic-looking robotic Solid Metal Snake charger that is able to automatically connect to the company's Model S vehicle.

FUTURE TECH August 9, 2015

Elon Musk's 'Solid Metal Charging Snake' Is Real - Watch It In Action

The 'solid metal charging snake' that Elon Musk once boasted about has been created and a video released, showing the snake in action. The charging snake requires no human action to properly charge the user's car, eliminating the possibility of forgetting to charge.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2015

Tesla Releases A Patch After Hackers Find Model S Is Vulnerable To Hacking

Two security researchers were able to hack into the Tesla Model S, exposing six vulnerabilities. However, Tesla had been working on the issues and has released patch updates.

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2015

Tesla Wants Tesla Owners To Be The Company's Own Sales Team: Here's What It Offers

Tesla Motors is offering a total of $2,000 in credit for each Model S sold under its referral program. From the amount, $1,000 will be given to the new customer as a discount and $1,000 will be given as credit to the Model S owner that made the referral.

FUTURE TECH July 30, 2015

Just 2.8 Seconds For 0 to 60: That's Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode For You

Tesla has announced a new mode for the Tesla Model S, called Ludicrous Mode. The new mode enables the car to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But is it a supercar?

FUTURE TECH July 18, 2015

Tesla Announces New Model S For $70,000, Ludicrous Mode Acceleration Upgrade And Plans For Roadster

Tesla's action-packed conference call Friday (July 17) announced a $70,000 Model S rear-wheel-drive with 70kWh battery pack, a Ludicrous Mode acceleration that hits 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and plans for a Roadster to hit the streets in four years.

FUTURE TECH July 17, 2015

The Tesla Model S Can Be Charged With Footsteps

A company called Pavegen has shown off technology that can charge the Tesla Model S simply using the kinetic energy of people walking. The tech is undergoing crowdfunding and could be implemented into offices and sidewalks in the future.

FUTURE TECH June 23, 2015

Tesla Model S 70D Promises A Lot More Bang For A Little More Buck

Tesla has announced an update to the base version of the Model S, giving it a whole slew of new features for only $5,000 more.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2015

Meet Tesla Model S 70D: 240-Mile Range, 140mph Top Speed And $75,000 Tag Price

It's a bit pricier — but it's got a heftier battery pack and some neat additional features that more than make up for the additional cost.

FUTURE TECH April 8, 2015

Tesla Model S To Be Self-Driving Within Months: Is Elon Musk Kidding About 'Autopilot' Mode?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the Model S will be getting an update within the next three months that will allow the car to drive itself. Is the world ready for the self-driving car revolution?

FUTURE TECH March 23, 2015

Tesla Teases Ending Tesla Model S 'Range Anxiety' With March 19 Announcement: What Will It Be?

In a short and sweet tweet Tesla CEO Elon Musk lets the public know Tesla has some sort of solution to ease the pain point Tesla drivers deal with when it's low-charge time. But what exactly that solution is a big unknown.

FUTURE TECH March 16, 2015

Camouflaged Tesla Model X Prototype Testing in San Francisco Bay Area [Video]

This may be the very first public sighting of the all-electric Model X, Tesla’s take on the sports utility vehicle.

FUTURE TECH February 1, 2015

GM Plans to Roll Out Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle with 200-Mile Range in 2017: Report

General Motors takes a shot at Tesla with a new family-size car with a very similar range and price as the upcoming Model 3 luxury sedan.

FUTURE TECH January 10, 2015

Toyota offloads some Tesla stake but 'good relations' will continue

Toyota follows in the footsteps of Daimler AG and divests part of its shares in Tesla as the Japanese automaker looks to hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative power source.

FUTURE TECH October 26, 2014

Elon Musk teaser tweet on 'the D' may be about Tesla S P85D version

Can’t get over Elon Musk “unveiling the D?” He is most likely talking about the dual-motor AWD Tesla S P85D.

FUTURE TECH October 6, 2014

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