Tesla Model S China Sales

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

By on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

In every country around the world where the Tesla Model S is sold, demand far outstrips supply. That is, every country except one. The lone outlier is China, where Model S have been wildly disappointing and way below both analyst and Tesla’s expectations. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that part of the problem was that he was “misled” by Chinese speculators who ordered cars but never ended up buying one.

Compounding the problem is that Tesla appears to have completely misread Chinese culture as it pertains to luxury automobiles, a problem it’s already begun fixing. More →

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Audi R8 E-tron Photos

This is Audi’s stunning all-electric supercar

By on April 6, 2015 at 3:47 PM.

This is Audi’s stunning all-electric supercar

If you have an extra $120,000 lying around, we highly recommend you at least consider the 2016 Audi R8 e-tron. Audi’s first all-electric version of the R8 is quite a sight to behold, and its beastly 456hp dual-engine setup delivers performance that easily matches the car’s menacing look.

Of course, most of us will never own Audi’s electric monster… but looking is free and these new photo of the R8 e-tron are definitely worth drooling over. More →

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Tesla Model S China

Why Elon Musk claims Tesla was ‘misled’ in China

By on March 31, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Why Elon Musk claims Tesla was ‘misled’ in China

For as admittedly great and revolutionary as the Model S is, Tesla’s luxury sedan hasn’t performed all that well in China. From regulatory hurdles regarding supercharger rollouts to practical considerations such as dense urban populations, there have been no shortage of explanations seeking to pinpoint why Tesla just hasn’t been able to crack the Chinese market in a big way. Indeed, Tesla last month was forced to announce job cuts in China on account of less than stellar sales.

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Google Driverless Cars Airbags Patent

Google has an absolutely crazy idea for protecting pedestrians from its driverless cars

By on March 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Google has an absolutely crazy idea for protecting pedestrians from its driverless cars

Google’s driverless cars will definitely make driving safer for people inside cars, but what about pedestrians? Quartz reports that Google has been awarded a patent that details a system for installing airbags on the outside of vehicles to lessen the chances that someone getting struck with a self-driving Google car will suffer severe or fatal injuries. More →

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Renault Twizy Price and Drivers License

You must be this short to ride this awesome electric car

By on March 25, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

You must be this short to ride this awesome electric car

Meet Twizy, a Renault electric car – well, better described as a quadricycle – that offers a 60-mile range at a maximum speed of 50mph… and it’s made for 14-year olds. At least, that’s the case with a special version of the new car that will be available soon in several countries.

As Wired reports, a new law in France says that quadricycles are safe for youngsters, who only have to pass a road safety certificate test to ride the Twizy, assuming they can convince their parents to spend $7,600 on one. More →

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Tesla Model X CUV Spy Video

Watch: Tesla’s unreleased Model X gets caught on video

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:58 PM.

Watch: Tesla’s unreleased Model X gets caught on video

In addition to releasing new software updates to existing car models, Tesla is working on some brand new toys, Green Car Report reminds us. In fact, it looks like the new Model X CUV has once again been caught on video during a test drive near the company’s headquarters in California. More →

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Apple Car Rumors Steve Wozniak

Woz really hopes Apple will release its own car

By on March 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Woz really hopes Apple will release its own car

It seems the rumors are true and Apple is indeed working on a vehicle project of its own, although we likely won’t see an actual car on the road for years to come, if ever. Talking to Australian publication Financial Review, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t know if Apple is making a car, but that he hopes the current rumors prove to be true. More →

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Tesla Model S P85D Drag Race

Listen to the bizarre sounds of the Tesla Model S P85D on a racetrack

By on March 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Listen to the bizarre sounds of the Tesla Model S P85D on a racetrack

This week has been packed with Tesla news, from the announcement of a software update that will ensure drivers never run out of battery to the ability to put the car on autopilot, so it only makes sense to wrap the week up with a video of the Tesla Model S P85D shredding asphalt at a racetrack. More →

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Tesla Model S Self-Driving

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

By on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

Tesla’s electric cars are a dream come true for some drivers, but that doesn’t mean the amazing vehicles can’t get even better. In addition to its Thursday announcement aimed at ending “range anxiety” in Tesla cars, the company also announced that the Model S will receive a software update that will enable limited automated driving, The Verge reports. More →

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Tesla Model S

How Tesla just made it ‘basically impossible’ for the Model S battery to die

By on March 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM.

How Tesla just made it ‘basically impossible’ for the Model S battery to die

The futuristic Tesla Model S is about to get much cooler and a whole lot safer. As promised, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday delivered a number of important announcements regarding the highly revered Model S.

First and foremost, an upcoming software update to the Model S will include a “range assurance” application that will alert users when they drive out of charging range. By keeping tabs on how much juice is left in the car and always monitoring how far or close the nearest charging stations are, the car’s software promises to relieve range anxiety altogether. As Musk boldly stated, the new software update will make it “basically impossible” for a user to run out of charge before finding a station. Impressively, the software will be “smart” enough to assess if nearby charging stations are full or temporarily out of service.

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Porsche Electric Car

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

With Tesla proving that there’s a bustling market for electric cars, a number of more traditional automakers have started devoting tremendous resources towards electric car development. BMW is of course one such example, and just a few weeks ago we began to see rumblings that even Apple has plans to develop an electric car of its own.

Now comes word that Porsche is also toying with the idea of releasing an electric car. While Porsche is already one of the world’s top luxury automakers, the Volkswagen owned brand is reportedly interested in attracting a new subset of customers: Those who prioritize environmental cleanliness.

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Elon Musk Tesla Range Anxiety

Elon Musk vows to end one of Tesla drivers’ biggest fears

By on March 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Elon Musk vows to end one of Tesla drivers’ biggest fears

Although you can drive Tesla vehicles for a long time on a single charge, many drivers still get range anxiety when they go on long drives simply because there are so comparatively few charging stations compared to, say, gas stations. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday vowed that his company would end so-called “range anxiety” this week via an over-the-air software update that would be announced this coming Thursday. More →

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