Tesla Model X Production

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

By on April 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM.

Never-before-seen footage of Tesla’s Model S and Model X manufacturing process

While Tesla’s preoccupation with product secrecy is nowhere near as obsessive as Apple’s, the company over the past few years has become a bit more guarded about the happenings at its Fremont factory.

Over the past few months, however, Tesla has seemingly become a bit more willing to pull back the curtain of secrecy ever so slightly. This past February, for instance, Tesla allowed – for the first time in 5 years – a news crew to visit the factory where it manufactures the Model S and the Model X. Naturally, the crew managed to capture never before seen footage of Tesla’s Model X production line.

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Google Fiat Chrysler Self-Driving Cars

Google is trying to take its self-driving cars to the next level

By on April 28, 2016 at 9:02 PM.

Google is trying to take its self-driving cars to the next level

Google’s self-driving cars might be ready for mass consumption, a pair of reports this week have suggested. After Alphabet execs hinted that their autonomous driving technology is approaching its graduation from Google’s X “moonshots” division, a new rumor says that Google might already be in late-stage talks with Fiat Chrysler. More →

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Tesla Volvo Autopilot Software

Volvo engineer blasts Tesla’s ‘unsupervised wannabe’ autopilot

By on April 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Volvo engineer blasts Tesla’s ‘unsupervised wannabe’ autopilot

Tesla is the talk of the town when it comes to car innovation. Like it or not, Elon Musk’s company made a splash in the business by coming out not only with fully electric vehicles but also with several smart features for them. The list includes a handy autopilot mode that’s able to take control of the car in various instances – as long as the driver is also paying attention to the road. The car isn’t autonomous yet, as laws aren’t deployed to regulate this new type of machine.

Tesla competitor Volvo is also working on autopilot features of its own for future generations, but the company isn’t happy with all the unwarranted – read, potentially dangerous – attention that Tesla’s robot is receiving from customers. More →

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Optical illusion crosswalks are trippy, but they could make street crossings safer

By on April 26, 2016 at 11:28 PM.

Optical illusion crosswalks are trippy, but they could make street crossings safer

You’ve probably witnessed them too, drivers who completely ignore crosswalks and don’t even slow down as they approach them. But if these optical illusion crosswalks catch on, the chances are that crossing the street will be even safer. The smart concepts in the following images are meant to fool drivers into thinking there’s a roadblock ahead, and make them slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing. More →

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Ferarri Vs Tesla

Ferrari CEO drives a Tesla, promptly calls electric cars ‘obscene’

Ferrari CEO drives a Tesla, promptly calls electric cars ‘obscene’

By on April 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM.

Relative to how fast things typically move in the auto industry (read: not fast at all), Tesla’s emergence as a forward-thinking and revolutionary car company seemingly came out of nowhere. While traditional automakers over the years have been quick to scoff at Tesla’s prospects for long-term success, the success of the Model S and the recent explosion in Model 3 reservations underscore that Tesla is here to stay.

Speaking to how Tesla is completely turning the auto industry on its head, just yesterday we highlighted a video featuring a drag race between a Tesla Model X and a Ferrari F430. Impressively, the Model X managed to hold its own against the F430 for far longer than you might imagine.

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Tesla Model 4 Price

Elon Musk says Tesla’s next car will be even cheaper than the Model 3

Elon Musk says Tesla’s next car will be even cheaper than the Model 3

By on April 26, 2016 at 9:23 AM.

When it’s finally released in late 2017, Tesla’s new Model 3 will be a tremendous accomplishment. The car offers features and performance that are on par with similar models from premium car brands, but it bakes them into an all-electric vehicle with a range of at least 200 miles per charge. And incredibly, the Model 3 will start at just $35,000 before tax incentives that will be available to many early buyers.

If all goes according to plan, the Tesla Model 3 will be a complete game-changer… but just wait until Tesla unveils the “Model 4.” More →

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Elon Musk discusses one of the best things about Tesla’s Autopilot

By on April 25, 2016 at 10:28 PM.

Elon Musk discusses one of the best things about Tesla’s Autopilot

Dozens of YouTube videos have already shown us the potential of Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, but according to Elon Musk, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. Electrek reports that Musk told an audience last week during a talk in Norway that early data from Autopilot shows that drivers are significantly safer in their cars when the feature is activated.

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Tesla Model X Vs Ferrari

Incredible drag race video pits Tesla Model X against a Ferrari F430

By on April 25, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

Incredible drag race video pits Tesla Model X against a Ferrari F430

As Elon Musk likes to boast, Tesla doesn’t know how to make slow cars. In fact, when it comes to pure acceleration, Tesla offers borderline supercar level performance at a price point that’s incredibly reasonable when you look at how much some of the most expensive cars in the world typically sell for.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen no shortage of race videos pitting a Tesla Model S against all comers, including a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren 650s Spider, and even a Boeing 737. Does the Model S ever prevail? Of course not. But with a Model S in Ludicrious Mode capable of going from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, the raw acceleration is still a sight to behold.

Now that Tesla has finally gotten around to ramping up production on the Model X, we’re finally starting to see Tesla’s crossover SUV appear in drag racing videos of its own. Most recently, DragTimes decided to pit a Tesla P90D Model X in Ludicrous mode against a Ferrari F430. As a quick point of interest, a Model X in Ludicrous mode can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, can complete a quarter-mile in just 11.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. By way of contrast, a Ferrari F430 can reach a top speed of 196 mph and can go from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

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Nissan Trolls Tesla Model 3

Nissan trolls Tesla Model 3 in new ad campaign

By on April 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Nissan trolls Tesla Model 3 in new ad campaign

Just three weeks after Elon Musk introduced the Model 3 to the world, the number of reservations for Tesla’s mass market EV is already close to surpassing 400,000. And while rival car companies may not be in panic mode just yet, there’s no question that they’ve been caught a little bit off guard.

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Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a secret new vehicle that could replace public transport

By on April 22, 2016 at 7:55 PM.

Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a secret new vehicle that could replace public transport

While speaking at a transport conference in Norway this week, Elon Musk articulated that Tesla’s plan to revolutionize the transportation industry is much broader and more ambitious than initially assumed. In other words, if you thought Tesla’s master plan to usher in an EV revolution was going to end once the Model 3 hit mass production, think again.

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Tesla Model 3 Photos

Photos of the Tesla Model 3 like you’ve never seen before

By on April 22, 2016 at 11:33 AM.

Photos of the Tesla Model 3 like you’ve never seen before

Not even a month since Elon Musk introduced the Model 3 to the world, it’s clear that Tesla already has a huge hit on its hands. Even before anyone had seen Tesla’s mass market EV, Musk boasted that more than 115,000 people put in reservations for the car. Most recently, Musk relayed that the number of Model 3 reservations is now inching closer to 400,000.

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Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X early adopters continue to struggle with frustrating glitches

By on April 21, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Tesla Model X early adopters continue to struggle with frustrating glitches

While there’s no denying that Tesla’s vehicles are forward-thinking and beloved by multitudes of owners, there’s also no denying that early production models of Tesla vehicles tend to have more than their fair share of kinks and usability issues. We saw it previously with the Model S and now we’re starting to see an increasing number of reports detailing problems with early production models of the Model X.

Following up on a Consumer Reports piece which lambasted the Model X for having one too many usability issues, Fortune highlights an early Model X owner whose experience with Tesla’s crossover SUV has been nothing short of an exercise in frustration.

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