Elon Musk Cancels Model X Order

Elon Musk canceled a customer’s Model X order for criticizing a Tesla launch event

By on February 3, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

Elon Musk canceled a customer’s Model X order for criticizing a Tesla launch event

Much like other larger-than-life CEOs from the tech world, Elon Musk isn’t one to shy away from holding a grudge.

Earlier this week, venture capitalist Stewart Alsop penned a post on Medium appropriately titled Banned By Tesla! The gist of the post is that Alsop ordered a Tesla Model X only to have his order directly cancelled by Musk himself.

Now you might naturally be wondering: What in the world might compel Musk to cancel any Model X order? A sale is a sale, after all, and Tesla needs as many as it can get.

Well, the backstory here is a bit interesting.

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Porsche Self Driving Cars

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

By on February 1, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

Self-driving cars represent the future of the auto industry, right? At the very least, that’s the narrative we seem all too willing to accept at face value as we envision a world where cars drive themselves to and fro while drivers are relegated to mere observers, free to engage in more pressing activities.

Everywhere you look, the biggest names from the tech and auto industry are doubling down on autonomous driving: Mercedes, BMW, Tesla, and Google, just to name a few. Even Apple is reportedly interested in developing a car with autonomous driving capabilities.

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Tesla Model 3 Announcement March 2016

Report claims Tesla’s game-changing Model 3 will be unveiled in March

By on January 28, 2016 at 2:42 PM.

Report claims Tesla’s game-changing Model 3 will be unveiled in March

All of a sudden, it looks like Apple’s March product launch event won’t be the most exciting one in the tech world. Seth Weintraub is reporting that Tesla is planning to announce two new cars at an event this coming March and it sounds like both of them are going to be variations of the highly anticipated Model 3. More →

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Tesla Truck

Elon Musk says a Tesla truck is ‘quite likely’ in the future

By on January 27, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Elon Musk says a Tesla truck is ‘quite likely’ in the future

If you think Tesla’s plan for world domination begins with the Model S and ends with the Model 3, you’re sorely mistaken. While the Model 3 is of course the mass consumer vehicle Elon Musk is betting the company on, the Tesla CEO is certainly open to developing other types of vehicles in the future.

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Car Crash Test Viral Video

Crash test video pits 2009 Chevy Malibu against 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air – guess who wins?

By on January 26, 2016 at 9:20 AM.

Crash test video pits 2009 Chevy Malibu against 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air – guess who wins?

If a 2009 Chevy Malibu got in a head-on collision with a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, which car would emerge with the least amount of damage? At first glance, you’d expect an old tank like the Bel Air to obliterate the Malibu, right? But nothing could be further from the truth.  More →

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Apple Car Problems

Jony Ive is reportedly not happy with Apple’s top-secret car project

By on January 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

Jony Ive is reportedly not happy with Apple’s top-secret car project

The future of Apple’s rumored electric car might be hanging in the balance, according to a new report from AppleInsider. Citing a source familiar with the company’s auto-related plans, Apple design guru Jony Ive is reportedly none too pleased with the progress Apple’s car team – rumored to be in the hundreds, if not more – has made thus far. As a result, sources have indicated that Apple recently initiated a hiring freeze on all auto-related hires.

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Apple Car Progress

Daimler CEO: Apple is making more progress on its car project than we thought

By on January 24, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

Daimler CEO: Apple is making more progress on its car project than we thought

Are the tides turning? Are auto industry incumbents finally starting to view Apple’s rumored electric car with a tinge of optimism as opposed to reflexively categorizing the endeavor as a gigantic money pit? It sure seems that way.

Not too long after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Apple is likely to produce a compelling electric car, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently said that Apple is making more progress on its car initiative than he previously gave them credit for. Of course, with all things being relative, we’re can’t exactly say what Zetsche’s initial thoughts were on the viability of an Apple branded car. Nonetheless, it’s refreshing to see established players within the auto industry get excited about a new entrant rather than dismissing the possibility out of hand.

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Apple Car Release

Head of Apple’s secret car project to leave the company

By on January 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM.

Head of Apple’s secret car project to leave the company

According to a recent report from the Wall Street JournalApple’s ongoing effort to design an electric car hit a significant snag with word that project head Steve Zadesky is planning to leave the company.

A former Ford engineer and longtime iPod and iPhone engineer, Zadesky had previously been tasked by Tim Cook to oversee all aspects of the company’s electric car development process.

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Deathproof Cars

Volvo claims it will have ‘deathproof’ cars by 2020

By on January 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM.

Volvo claims it will have ‘deathproof’ cars by 2020

One of the reasons why the Tesla Model S garnered so many rave reviews is because the vehicle’s performance in safety tests was off the charts. Looking to up the ante even further, Volvo has gone so far as to predict that it’s cars will be completely deathproof by 2020.

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Apple Car Video

Concept video shows the stunning Apple Car that Apple will never build

By on January 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM.

Concept video shows the stunning Apple Car that Apple will never build

Leading up to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the buzz surrounding Faraday Future had reached a fever pitch. The world waited with bated breath to see what this mysterious electric car company would unveil. Then, Faraday announced a 1,000 HP Batmobile and people’s attention turned elsewhere.

Electric super cars are exciting to an extent, but the real future of electric vehicles will arrive when companies begin to bring this technology to the masses. There is already a small trickle of affordable EVs hitting the roads, and things will really heat up when Tesla finally releases its Model 3.

Rumors have persisted that Apple is working on an electric car of its own, and we have a feeling that if that is indeed the case, it will be closer to a Model 3 or a Model S than a ridiculous supercar with a sky-high price tag. All the same, it’s fun to imagine what an Apple sports car would look like, and now we can see one in action. More →

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Tesla Model S Tips And Tricks

The most important things you need to know before driving a Tesla for the first time

By on January 22, 2016 at 1:34 PM.

The most important things you need to know before driving a Tesla for the first time

Let’s say either you’ve just bought yourself a Tesla Model S or a friend is letting you drive theirs around for the first time. What should you know about driving this vehicle that makes it different from any other car you’ve used? A Reddit user recently asked this question to Tesla owners and they offered some terrific advice for what everyone should know before they drive a Tesla for the first time. More →

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Car dashboard camera

Protect yourself with this $60 DVR car dashcam

By on January 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM.

Protect yourself with this $60 DVR car dashcam

If you’re going to have a dashboard camera for your car you want one that can create high quality video so there’s no doubt about what’s been recorded. The ZeroEdge 2.4-Inch Windshield/Dashboard Car DVR is for sale on Amazon for $59.99 with free shipping. That’s 70% off list price. More →

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