Tesla Model X Reviews

Here’s what the world’s first Model X owners think of Tesla’s SUV

By on January 6, 2016 at 2:24 PM.

Here’s what the world’s first Model X owners think of Tesla’s SUV

Tesla’s brand new Model X began shipping to early buyers late last year, with only 208 units having been delivered through the end of 2015. The Model X is easily one of the most hotly anticipated SUVs of the last decade and it’s the second model created by America’s most hyped automaker. Tesla packed a ridiculous amount of technology into the Model X, but the company also managed to give the electric SUV performance that rivals the Model S sedan — the new Model X is a 6,000 lb SUV that does 0-60 in as little as 3.2 seconds with the P90D performance model.

We’ve seen some early reviews of the Model X, and now a few of the world’s first actual owners of the car have chimed in with some early impressions. More →

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Self-driving Cars Taxi Service

Self-driving taxi service program already in testing in South Korea

By on January 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

Self-driving taxi service program already in testing in South Korea

It’ll be a while until we’ll be able to rent self-driving cars or hail driverless taxis, but it’s more than clear that the self-driving car is one of the most important themes at CES 2016. Many big players have already announced or are about to unveil smart car and self-driving car plans at the Las Vegas show, indicating that the self-driving car industry is poised to take off in the coming years.

On top of what’s happening at CES, a new report also reveals that a driverless taxi program is already underway in Seoul, South Korea, and has been driving students in a campus for six months with absolutely no accidents. More →

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Faraday Future FFZERO1

This is Faraday Future’s 1,000 HP electric supercar

This is Faraday Future’s 1,000 HP electric supercar

By on January 5, 2016 at 10:13 AM.

Talk about polarizing… Faraday Future has used mystery to keep the world interested in what it might be cooking behind closed doors, but on Monday night it finally took the wraps off of its first concept vehicle. Well, the wraps actually came off a bit early when the company accidentally pushed out an updated version of its mobile app that included photos and preliminary details. But no matter — the Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept car is now official, and it may have left people with more questions than answers. More →

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Nvidia Self-Driving Car Computer

Nvidia’s self-driving car computer is as powerful as 150 MacBook Pros

By on January 5, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Nvidia’s self-driving car computer is as powerful as 150 MacBook Pros

How much processing speed does one need to power a self-driving car? Nvidia thinks that 150 MacBook Pros ought to do it. And the chip company created a machine that has the processing power of that many Macs, a computer that’s only about as big as a lunch box. Furthermore, this PC will watch you and get better at driving your car the more you’ll use it. More →

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Faraday Future Live Stream

How to watch live as Faraday Future unveils its hotly anticipated Tesla rival

By on January 4, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

How to watch live as Faraday Future unveils its hotly anticipated Tesla rival

Electric cars and autonomous vehicles are the future but as of today, there’s no telling which companies will come out on top. There’s little question that Tesla has emerged as an early leader, but it’s still a very small company compared to the major automakers in the market like Toyota, Daimler and Ford. Every big car company will jump into the fray with new electric vehicles and self-driving cars in the coming years, and more competition will seemingly come from tech companies like Apple and Google.

But Faraday Future is another name in electric vehicles that has been making waves recently, and we haven’t yet even had a glimpse at what the company plans to launch. Tonight that changes, however, as Faraday prepares to give the world its first real peek at a concept of its upcoming vehicle. More →

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Faraday Future Concept Car Photos

Leaked photos reveal Faraday Future’s Tesla ‘killer’ is an overhyped dud

By on January 4, 2016 at 5:05 PM.

Leaked photos reveal Faraday Future’s Tesla ‘killer’ is an overhyped dud

On the cusp of New Year’s Day, Faraday Future released a cryptic teaser video hyping up the unveiling of its secret electric car, a vehicle some have prematurely taken to calling a “Tesla Killer.”  While the official unveiling is slated to take place later tonight at CES, it turns out that photos of Faraday Future’s mysterious car leaked a few hours early.

Originally spotted by Jalopnik, it appears that Faraday Future inadvertently released an accompanying iOS app prematurely, thereby providing the world with photos of its alleged supercar in the process. The car is a two-seater that bears more than a slight resemblance to the Batmobile. As far as specs are concerned, the app explains that the car can go from 0-60 in less than three seconds, has more than 1000 horsepower, and comes with an “aerodynamic rear tail fin that doubles as a digital display.”

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Tesla Model S Fast Charging Fire

What a Tesla Model S looks like after it bursts into flames while charging

By on January 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM.

What a Tesla Model S looks like after it bursts into flames while charging

Tesla is rightly proud of its awesome car-charging technology, but what happens when that technology fails? ExtremeTech directs our attention to a report from Norwegian publication NRK that shows us what happens when a Tesla Model S suddenly bursts into flames while powering up at a supercharger station. In short: It’s not pretty. More →

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Tesla Model S Sales 2015

Tesla sold more than 50,000 Model S sedans in 2015, a new annual record

By on January 3, 2016 at 9:31 PM.

Tesla sold more than 50,000 Model S sedans in 2015, a new annual record

Despite overblown reliability issues drummed up by Consumer Reports, Tesla during the last quarter of 2015 managed to deliver more Model S vehicles than ever before. Over the weekend, the company quietly issued a press release announcing that it delivered 17,400 Model S sedans to customers over the past three months, setting an all-time quarterly record in the process.

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Ford Patents Futuristic Electric Unicycle

Ford patent details how a car’s rear wheel can transform into an electric unicycle

By on January 3, 2016 at 2:46 PM.

Ford patent details how a car’s rear wheel can transform into an electric unicycle

A recently filed patent from Ford shows that Tesla isn’t the only forward-thinking car company on the planet. While the concept car detailed in Ford’s patent may never see the light of day, it’s just crazy and cool enough to warrant covering.

The patent in question describes a futuristic car with a detachable rear wheel that can quickly transform into a electric unicycle. In other words, the patent essentially describes the ultimate in quick getaways for both villains and heroes alike. In fact, the entire contraption may remind some of this famous scene from the Batman film The Dark Knight.

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Tesla Model S Redesign

Tesla may give its Model S design a slight redesign in 2016

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

Tesla may give its Model S design a slight redesign in 2016

Ever since its 2012 release, the Tesla Model S has garnered rave reviews not only for its performance and safety features, but also for its sleek design. With many car designs seemingly blend together these days, Tesla’s design team impressively and successfully manged to create a visually stunning and readily identifiable vehicle without creating something overly outlandish.

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Faraday Future Tesla Killer

Faraday Future released a teaser video of its ‘Tesla Killer’

By on December 31, 2015 at 9:16 AM.

Faraday Future released a teaser video of its ‘Tesla Killer’

You may not have heard of Faraday Future, but there’s a good chance that the ultra-secretive car company will dominate the tech news cycle next week after unveiling its own take on an electric car, a vehicle some have already taken to calling a “Tesla Killer”. The big reveal is slated to take place during the first day of CES, on Monday, January 4.

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Car phone mount and charger

This phone mount is perfect for any car and it’s less than $20

By on December 25, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

This phone mount is perfect for any car and it’s less than $20

Drive safely while talking on the phone with a car phone mount that is also a charger. The Leebotree Car Mount Holder is for sale on Amazon for $17.99 with free shipping on orders more than $35. That’s 55% off list price. More →

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