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 Tesla

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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Tesla Model 3 iPhone Comparison

The Model 3 is Tesla’s ‘iPhone moment’ – but can it deliver?

By on April 21, 2016 at 8:15 PM.

The Model 3 is Tesla’s ‘iPhone moment’ – but can it deliver?

The unprecedented demand for Tesla’s Model 3 is the automotive world’s biggest story this year. In short, Tesla has now received 400,000 reservations for a car that most people won’t be able to drive for at least another two years. This has spooked other car companies that no longer see Tesla as a joke and that are now scrambling to get their own all-electric vehicles onto the market.

All of this has led many to compare the Model 3 to Apple’s first iPhone — that is, it’s something that fundamentally changes people’s expectations for what they want from a product. Despite this, there are still a lot of questions about whether Tesla can really deliver. More →

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Tesla Model 3 Preorders

Are Tesla Model 3 preorders slowing down?

By on April 21, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Are Tesla Model 3 preorders slowing down?

A week ago, Tesla VP of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connel said in a speech in Amsterdam that Model 3 preorders are approaching 400,000 units. That’s a remarkable achievement for the company, whose aim is to sell 500,000 cars by 2020. But new comments from Tesla CEO Elon Musk seem to suggest the excitement around the affordable Model 3 electric car may have died down.

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Elon Musk Life Story

How Elon Musk became an industry icon and a tech hero: an illustrative guide

By on April 20, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

How Elon Musk became an industry icon and a tech hero: an illustrative guide

People like to compare Elon Musk to a real-world Tony Stark, but that’s not really giving Musk a fair shake. For years, Musk has been a driving force behind some of the most impactful, important and revolutionary businesses on the planet. Whether it’s his involvement with online payments via PayPal or the incredible work he’s been doing at both Tesla and SpaceX, Musk continues to push the limits of what society thinks is possible.

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Scandal Settlement

Volkswagen could pay U.S. customers $5,000 each in massive dieselgate settlement

By on April 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Volkswagen could pay U.S. customers $5,000 each in massive dieselgate settlement

After months of deliberation, it appears that a settlement has finally been reached between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators over the diesel emissions scandal that rocked the entire industry last September. According to a report from Reuters, Volkswagen will pay each affected customer $5,000 in the settlement. More →

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Tesla Vs BMW Mercedes Electric Car

The big carmakers aren’t laughing at Tesla anymore

By on April 20, 2016 at 3:21 PM.

The big carmakers aren’t laughing at Tesla anymore

It wasn’t long ago that German car manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes thought that Tesla was a complete joke. As a new report from The Los Angeles Times makes clear, however, they aren’t laughing anymore.

The reason for this change is pretty obvious: Now that Tesla has likely racked up an astonishing 400,000 reservations for its Model 3, it must be taken seriously by the rest of the automotive industry. More →

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Tesla Autopilot Software

Tesla’s Autopilot software is about to get much more advanced

By on April 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Tesla’s Autopilot software is about to get much more advanced

Once Tesla introduced its Autopilot software in late 2015, it instantly became clear that the reality of autonomous driving was going to come a lot sooner than perhaps most people expected. Naturally, the rollout of Autopilot also resulted in a number of thrill-seeking drivers pushing the software to dangerous extremes. For instance, you might remember one guy who put his Model S into Autopilot mode and then decided to just chill in the backseat.

But don’t let such ridiculous use-cases fool you; Tesla’s suite of Autopilot features is extremely advanced, powerful, convenient, and more than anything, can prevent accidents in everyday driving situations. In short, it provides us with a glimpse into what the future of driving will likely be like.

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Apple Car

Electric car battle intensifies as Apple just hired one of Tesla’s top executives

By on April 19, 2016 at 6:45 PM.

Electric car battle intensifies as Apple just hired one of Tesla’s top executives

When there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. And when it comes to Apple’s long-rumored car project, there’s a whole a lot of smoke. Just yesterday, word broke that Apple has a top-secret design lab in Berlin, Germany where a team of 15-20 engineers with deep experience in the auto industry are busy working on projects relating to Apple’s electric car initiative. And earlier today, a new report from Electrek relays that Apple just poached an extremely senior Tesla engineer named Chris Porritt.

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