Tag: Tesla Motors

Tesla Might Let You Help Build Cars, Sort Of

Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal that he's considering allowing car owners to build their own Tesla vehicles. The Tesla CEO is thinking about offering a factory tour where owners can help build part of the vehicle.

Car Tech June 23, 2018

Tesla Mobile App Allows Owners To Limit Car's Speed And Acceleration Remotely

Tesla's mobile app received a new software update that allows owners to control the car's speed and acceleration directly from the app. Owners can set the speed between 50 and 90 mph remotely.

Car Tech June 21, 2018

You Can Now Order The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor All-Drive

Elon Musk finally announced the highly anticipated dual-motor, all-wheel drive, and performance versions of the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla CEO made the announcement via a series of tweets on Saturday, May 19.

Car Tech May 21, 2018

Falcon Heavy A Hoax? Flat Earthers Imply Recent SpaceX Launch Was Faked

The Flat Earth Society does not directly say that the launch was faked, but many flat earthers are pretty peeved with the latest launch. The society warns the public to 'exercise caution' when it comes to the internet.

Space February 10, 2018

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 3 Pilot Production Will Start In February

Tesla is gearing up for its Model 3 production by Feb. 20. While drawing in more investors, the company plans to produce 500,000 vehicles annually by 2018.

Car Tech February 9, 2017

Tesla Motors No More: Name Change To Tesla Inc. Signals Transition To Clean Energy Company

Tesla Motors has changed its name to Tesla Inc., showing that electric cars are not the only focus of the company. Tesla Inc. is transitioning into a clean energy company that can provide customers with solutions throughout their homes.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

In Depth: Did This Former Tesla Autopilot Exec Spill Trade Secrets?

Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot for stealing company secrets and poaching other employees. Sterling Anderson, together with partner Christopher Urmson, is facing a lawsuit from the electric car company.

Car Tech January 29, 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

Faraday Future, Once Hyped As A Tesla Motors Killer, Is In Deep Trouble: Here's What's Happening

A lengthy report by Business Insider revealed that Faraday Future is 'in shambles,' according to eight unnamed sources. The electric car company, once hyped as a legitimate challenger to Tesla Motors, is possibly facing insurmountable challenges.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

Tesla vs Faraday Future: Should Elon Musk Be Worried?

While Elon Musk and Tesla are moving forward and innovating electric vehicles, Tesla's arch rival Faraday Future unveiled the FF91 at CES 2017. From the looks of it, the FF91 seems to be a worthy opponent of the Model X.

Car Tech January 8, 2017

Tesla Motors' $5 Billion Gigafactory Now Online: World's Biggest Factory Starts Battery Production

The $5 billion Gigafactory is now online as Tesla Motors has initiated the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at the facility. The move was made despite the fact that less than 30 percent of the Gigafactory's structure is completed.

Business Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Motors Falls Short Of Goal To Deliver 80,000 Vehicles In 2016: Will It Be Able To Keep Up With Model 3 Demand?

Tesla Motors delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling short of its target of 80,000 units. Will the company be able to keep up with the demand for the Model 3, which has already been reserved by over 400,000 customers?

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Motors Rolls Out Autopilot Update, But Only To HW2 Vehicles: How Long Will Owners Of Older Models Wait?

Tesla Motors has started rolling out the 8.1 software update, which includes upgrades to the controversial Autopilot feature, to about 1,000 HW2-era electric vehicles. When will owners of older models receive the update?

Car Tech January 2, 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 Model X Is 'Fast And Flawed', Consumer Reports Says: Here Are The Criticisms Against The Electric SUV

Consumer Reports said that the Model X electric SUV of Tesla Motors is "fast and flawed", with several criticisms against the vehicle. This comes after the magazine gave the Tesla Model S P85D a better-than-perfect score last year.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

Tesla Motors Books First Quarterly Profit In More Than 3 Years: No Extra Capital Needed for Model 3 Production, Elon Musk Says

Tesla Motors reported a net income of $21.9 million for the third quarter, marking the first profitable quarter for the company since early 2013. It is also on track to meet its target of 80,000 electric vehicles produced this year.

Business Tech October 27, 2016

All Tesla Motors Electric Vehicles Will Now Come With Hardware For Full Self-Driving: Aggressive Push Despite Autopilot Controversy

The 'unexpected' product that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said he would announce turned out to be exactly just that. Despite the controversy surrounding the company's Autopilot, all its vehicles will now come with the necessary hardware for full self-driving.

Car Tech October 20, 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 Motors Reveals Collaboration With Panasonic For Solar Panel Production: Prelude To SolarCity Merger

Tesla Motors has revealed a possible collaboration with Panasonic on the production of solar panels at SolarCity's Gigafactory. The agreement could showcase what the combined Tesla Motors and SolarCity is capable of.

Business Tech October 17, 2016

Elon Musk Pushes Back Unveiling Of 'Unexpected' Tesla Motors Product To Oct. 19

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pushed back the announcement of an "unexpected" product to Wednesday, Oct. 19. Musk tweeted that there was a need for "a few more days of refinement."

Car Tech October 17, 2016

Henrik Fisker Will Use A New Kind Of Battery To Power Electric Cars; Future Vehicles Will Be Even Cheaper Than Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt

The company that will bring Henrik Fisker back into the electric car industry will use a new kind of battery to power its vehicles. Fisker also said that there are plans to release consumer-friendly electric vehicles.

Car Tech October 17, 2016

Germany Warns Drivers Against Using So-Called Autopilot: Tesla Motors Asked To Rename The Driver Assistance System

Germany warned Tesla Motors electric car owners in the country on the usage of the controversial Autopilot feature. Even when activated, drivers should keep their attention on the road at all times.

Car Tech October 15, 2016

Maserati Engineering Chief Blasts Tesla Motors, Looks To Unveil 'Very Different' Electric Car By 2019

Maserati engineering chief Roberto Fedeli believes that the luxury automaker can unveil an electric vehicle by 2019. Fedeli then went on to fire shots against Tesla Motors and its current products.

Car Tech October 8, 2016

Henrik Fisker, Former Tesla Motors Rival, Returns To The Scene: New Luxury Electric Car Company To Launch Next Year

Famed automotive designer Henrik Fisker will be making his return to the luxury electric car scene with a new company launching next year. Fisker's previous venture in the industry fell to bankruptcy in 2013.

Car Tech October 5, 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 Motors Files Lawsuit Against Michigan: It Really Wants To Sell Electric Cars In The State, But Not Through Dealers

Tesla Motors has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan that claims to declare the 'anti-Tesla' law of 2014 as unconstitutional. If the company succeeds, there will be a significant impact not just in the state but across the United States.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

Norwegian Drivers File Lawsuit Against Tesla Motors: Apparently 'Insane Mode' Isn't Fast Enough For Them

Owners of Tesla Motors electric vehicles in Norway have filed a lawsuit against the company. According to the drivers, the Insane Mode of the Model S P85D is not fast enough.

Car Tech September 23, 2016

Tesla Tapped To Supply Power To Los Angeles: World's Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Project To Be Completed By Year End

Tesla Energy, the energy solutions arm of Tesla Motors, has been tapped to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery storage project. The Powerpacks will help in supplying power to Los Angeles.

Business Tech September 17, 2016

Tesla Motors 'Pushing The Envelope' On Safety, Mobileye Chairman Says: Autopilot Not Meant For Driverless System

Mobileye said in June that it will not be extending its partnership with Tesla Motors. In an interview with Reuters, Mobileye chairman and CTO Amnon Shashua revealed the reason for this decision.

Car Tech September 15, 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV Will Have 238-Mile Range, EPA Says: Your Move, Tesla

The EPA has rated the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with a range of 238 miles, beating the expected 215-mile range of the Tesla Model 3. The Bolt will also be launched about a year earlier than the Model 3.

Car Tech September 13, 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

Daimler Will Roll Out As Many As 9 Electric Car Models: Tesla, Audi On Its Sights

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is looking to launch at least six and at most nine models of electric cars. The first vehicle is expected to be on display at the Paris Motor Show.

Car Tech September 4, 2016

Tesla Motors Looking To Raise Additional Cash This Year: SolarCity Acquisition Among The Planned Uses For The Money

Tesla Motors is planning to raise additional money within the year through an equity offering or a debt offering. A severe financial crush is coming for the company, with added urgency due to the pending $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity.

Business Tech September 1, 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 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 '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 Motors Autopilot Saves Lives Too: Model X Drives Missouri Man To Emergency Room

The Autopilot feature of Tesla Motors has been under fire recently after a fatal accident that claimed the life of Model S driver Joshua Brown. However, a recent incident helps prove that the feature can also help in saving lives.

Car Tech August 7, 2016

Tesla Motors Books Massive $293.2M Loss For Q2, But CEO Elon Musk Is Unfazed: Here's Why

Tesla Motors widened its loss in the second quarter to $293.2 million, equivalent to a loss of $2.09 per share. The company's visionary CEO and founder Elon Musk, however, remains unfazed, as Tesla Motors looks forward to the second half.

Car Tech August 4, 2016

Tesla's $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity To Mark Biggest Solar-Power Deal To Date

Tesla finally reached an agreement with SolarCity, which it will purchase for $2.6 billion. The arrangement still needs to go through a few hoops, but the stock market is optimistic about the future of the companies.

Business Tech August 1, 2016

Tesla Motors To End Partnership With Mobileye: Will Tesla Manufacture Its Own Self-Driving Sensors?

Tesla Motors and Mobileye are ending their partnership, as a result of the fatal car crash of a Model S vehicle while Autopilot was enabled. With the move, will Tesla begin making the technology that it sourced from Mobileye in-house?

Car Tech July 27, 2016

Tesla Motors Rushing To Finish $5B Gigafactory Before Model 3 Launch

Tesla Motors is looking to complete the construction of its $5 billion Gigafactory years before the expected date. The rush is due to the expected high demand for the $35,000 Model 3 electric vehicle, which will roll out next year.

Car Tech July 26, 2016

Tesla, SolarCity To Join Forces: Merger Reportedly In The Cards

Tesla and SolarCity might soon team up to provide customers with a 'one-stop shop' for a solar installation for a home battery pack. Details were not announced, as the negotiations are still ongoing.

Business Tech July 25, 2016

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