Tag: Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Emits Smoke Then Explodes In Shanghai

Can a Tesla Model S just spontaneously start burning on its own for no apparent reason? One online video posted by a Chinese user via Twitter shows that indeed it can.

Car Tech April 25, 2019

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

Ooops! Tesla Model S In Autopilot Hits Parked Police SUV In California

A Tesla model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked Laguna Beach Police Department vehicle on Tuesday, May 29. Luckily, the officer was not inside the police SUV at the time, however, the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.

Car Tech May 31, 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

NTSB Investigates Tesla Model S Fatal Crash In Florida That Killed 2 Teens

The NTSB has opened an investigation into a fatal car crash involving a Tesla model S that killed two teenagers in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, May 8. The agency said that the investigation will focus on the electric vehicle battery fire.

Car Tech May 10, 2018

Tesla Recalls 123,000 Model S Cars Over Steering Issue

Tesla issued a worldwide recall of its Model S cars due to a possible issue involving the power steering bolts. The problem mainly affects cars in cold harsh weathers, but Tesla is recalling every model, nonetheless.

Car Tech March 31, 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 Model S Receives Score From IIHS And The Company Doesn't Take It Well

The Tesla Model S has been scored by the IIHS and the company is not pleased with the results. The Model S fell short of the earning the industry's highest safety award thanks to the performance in a key test.

Car Tech July 7, 2017

Tesla Model S Fails To Get Top Safety Pick Plus Rating In IIHS Crash Test [Video]

The Tesla Model S failed for the second time to get good enough crash test scores to qualify for IIHS's Top Safety Picks Plus recommendations. According to the IIHS, the vehicle's safety belt doesn't secure the driver well enough.

Car Tech July 6, 2017

NTSB: Tesla Model S In Fatal 2016 Autopilot Crash Issued Repeated Warnings To Driver

The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about a car crash last year involving Joshua Brown and his Tesla Model S. The board, however, hasn’t yet concluded on what caused the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 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 Delivers Record 25,000 Vehicles In Q1: Ramping Up For The Model 3?

Tesla delivered over 25,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, setting a new record for the company. Tesla is on track to meet its first-half target of delivered vehicles as it prepares to start production of the mass-market Model 3.

Car Tech April 2, 2017

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S: Could The Newcomer Truly Be A Fierce Competition For Tesla?

Lucid Motors just publicly unveiled the prototype of its first Lucid Air model, but experts already believe that Tesla’s luxury electric vehicle line has met its match.

Car Tech March 24, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Lucid Air Electric Car Rolling Out With A $52,500 Price Tag, Targets Rival Tesla Model S

Lucid Motors unveils the price of its luxury electric car 'Air,' which will fetch for $52,500. The car is aimed as a competitor to Tesla Model S, another electric car in the market.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Beta Prototype Yet To Be Ready As July Production Deadline Looms

A recent Tesla filing revealed that the company is yet to produce a prototype for its Model 3 vehicle. It is being predicted that Tesla may fall short on its promise of entering mass production for Model 3 by July.

Car Tech March 4, 2017

Tesla Supercharger Locations In North America Will Double In 2017

Tesla has decided to increase the number of supercharger stations for its electrical vehicles in North America in 2017. Currently, Tesla has 2,636 supercharger stations across the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Car Tech February 23, 2017

Tesla Owner Who Sacrificed His Model S To Save Another Driver Gets Surprise From Elon Musk

The Tesla Model S owner who sacrificed his vehicle to save another driver's life has impressed the entire world. In response to this selfless, heroic act, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company wants to show its appreciation and reward the good Samaritan.

Life & Style February 18, 2017

LOOK: Tesla Driver Sacrifices Model S To Save Another Driver Having A Stroke

A Tesla vehicle owner in Germany risked thousands of euros worth of damage to his Model S to save another driver's life. Tesla CEO Elon Musk approves.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Won't Get 100 kWh Battery, Elon Musk Reveals

Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla Model 3 won’t be coming with a 100 kWh battery. This decision was taken as the wheelbase of the upcoming car would not be able fit a battery that size.

Car Tech February 8, 2017

Tesla P100D On Ludicrous+ Zooms Past Faraday Future FF91: 0 To 60 In 2.389 Seconds

The Tesla Model S reminds Faraday Future which electric vehicle really has the fastest acceleration. The Model S, with the Ludicrous+ mode as an Easter Egg, snatches the title back from FF91.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla Increases Battery Range Of New Model S 100D Sedan To 335 Miles

Tesla boosts the battery range of the Model S to 335 miles and the Model X to 295 miles. The range bump has allowed Tesla to widen its lead in the electric vehicle industry.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla Update: New Ludicrous+ Fires Up Tesla Model S P100D To Go From 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's promise of an Easter Egg that unleashes its fastest car's full potential has been released. And it definitely delivers in terms of acceleration.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

Tesla's Supercharging Fees For New Owners Detailed: How Much Will Customers Pay To Juice Up Their EVs?

Tesla has already announced the cost of charging at its Supercharger stations after Jan. 15. In the United States, pricing is fixed by state and is significantly lower than the price of gasoline.

Car Tech January 13, 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

Don't Leave Your Tesla EV At Supercharger Stations After Charging: You'll Pay $0.40 Per Minute If You Do

Tesla expects that the fee for leaving fully-charged EVs connected to charging stations will make its Superchargers more efficient. According to the company, the policy is designed to achieve wider customer happiness and not based on profit.

Car Tech December 17, 2016

Lucid Motors Unveils Air EV: Luxury Electric Car Sports 1,000 Horsepower, 400-Mile Range

Lucid Air, an emerging Tesla Model S competitor, is no longer a concept car as its maker has already completed the engineering aspect on the body as well as all other areas such as the drivetrain to interior design. It is now about to begin production in Arizona for a possible 2018 launch.

Car Tech December 15, 2016

Tesla Model S 'Easter Egg' To Boost Performance, Increase Speed Via Software Update: 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

In a software update rolling out in December, Tesla will be embedding an Easter Egg that can shave a tenth of a second from the P100D Ludicrous versions of the Model S and Model X vehicles.

Car Tech November 17, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes Into Production: 238-Mile Range, Price After Federal Tax Credit And Everything You Need To Know

GM announced that it is on track to deliver the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt before the year ends. The company said that production is underway and the first batch of the electric vehicles will first head to California and Oregon.

Car Tech November 6, 2016

Driving With Autopilot On Safer Than Going Without It: What The Statistics Say

Tesla has been under fire lately since the fatal car accident in autopilot mode. This incident sparked debates worldwide and caused organizations to question the autopilot mode's safety in various conditions.

Car Tech October 18, 2016

Tesla Electric Car Deliveries At 24,500 In Q3: 70 Percent Increase From Previous Quarter

Tesla has recorded a 70 percent increase in electric vehicle deliveries, ballooning up to 24,500 in Q3 from last quarter's 18,345. This brings the company a step closer to its goal of delivering 50,000 vehicles at the second half of 2016.

Business Tech October 3, 2016

Tesla Model S May Have Met Its Match: Introducing The Electric G4 Concept Car From GLM

The Paris Motor Show 2016 brought on many surprises, and supercar fans will want to read on. GLM, a car builder startup, has unveiled the G4 electric supercar that is gunning for Tesla Model S’ market.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

Tesla Patches Security Bugs After Hackers Demonstrate Wireless Attack Remotely Controlling A Moving Tesla Model S

Chinese security researchers recently demonstrated a remote hack of a Tesla Model S, accessing the car's control system and disrupting various actions. Tesla has now released an update to fix the software bugs that allowed the white-hat hackers to remotely control the car.

Car Tech September 21, 2016

Tesla Responds To Mobileye's Statements, Says Ex-Partner Didn't Break Ties Because Of Autopilot Safety Concerns

Tesla refutes Mobileye chairman's statement that its Autopilot system is not fit for driveless cars. The carmaker cites that the Israeli-based company is attacking the system after its contract was terminated for failing to keep pace with Tesla's technology.

Car Tech September 16, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Crash: Tesla Autopilot Problem To Blame In Fatal Accident In China?

The accident involving the Tesla Model S car in China has triggered fresh doubts on the safety of the car's Autopilot system. The driver's death adds to the other fatality involving the vehicle last May in the United States.

Car Tech September 15, 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 Planning To Limit Auto Pilot Feature

Tesla Model S drivers will now find it more difficult than ever to ignore autopilot warnings. The company has taken this decisive action after a recent fatal crash, and another non-fatal crash soon after. Only time will tell if drivers take the necessary precaution.

Car Tech August 31, 2016

Tesla Model S, Model X Get Improvements Across The Board: Longer Range, Larger Batteries And More Speed

The Tesla Model S and Model X are now available with new 100 kWh batteries, allowing them to have a better range on a single charge and more speed.

Car Tech August 24, 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 'Autopilot' Removed From Chinese Website After Beijing Crash

Tesla China recently revamped its website, and some of the key words were changed. The company replaced the terms 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' with more reality-based variants, following a Model S crash.

Car Tech August 15, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Safety Concerns Reignite: 'Self-Driving' Tech Blamed In New Model S Car Crash In China

A Tesla Model S car crash in Beijing, China puts the company's autopilot system in the spotlight again. The car owner blames the crash on autopilot, arguing that Tesla sales staff strongly promoted the technology as 'self-driving' and not assisted driving.

Car Tech August 11, 2016

Tesla, Stop Confusing Drivers And Disable Autopilot: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports wants Tesla to tweak its Autopilot in such a way that drivers clearly understand what the system can and cannot do. Tesla’s Autopilot is under scrutiny from the NHTSA after the first autonomous driving-related fatality happened.

Car Tech July 15, 2016

Tesla Defends Autopilot System Amid Investigations, Has No Plans To Disable It

Tesla dug its heels and defended the Autopilot feature, despite the NHTSA’s investigations. The company assures that the autonomous driving feature comes with plan warnings about its limitations, but a customer education campaign could be in tow.

Car Tech July 13, 2016

Another Tesla Crash Under Investigation: NHTSA Probing Whether Crashed Model X Was On Autopilot

Tesla is under a new investigation from the NHTSA, after a Model X crashed and flipped over. The administration aims to find out whether or not the Autopilot feature was enabled at the moment of the incident.

Car Tech July 8, 2016

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