Model S P100D

The Tesla Model S P100D has smashed another record with a blistering 10.76 second quarter-mile

October 25th at 9:01 PM

The Tesla Model S P100D has smashed another record with a blistering 10.76 second quarter-mile

When we talk about how fast Tesla’s are, we tend to focus on how fast Tesla’s vehicles can go from 0-60. The recently released Tesla Model S P100D, for example, is an absolute rocket and can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds flat. Understandably proud, Tesla CEO Elon Musk appropriately calls the Model S P100D the fastest production car in the world.

But here’s the thing: nobody in the real world really lives in a universe where 0-60 time even matters. And yet, we’re still overly concerned with 0-60 times as if getting up to that speed in 2.5 seconds as opposed to 3 seconds is all that important or significant. Even the brilliant Vin Diesel eschews the 0-60 metric and instead chooses to live his life a quarter mile at a time. Sure, the quarter mile time is just as pointless as 0-60, but in the interest of spicing things up a bit, the enterprising folks over at DragTimes were up to their old tricks again this weekend when they took a Tesla Model S P100D on a record-setting quarter-mile run.

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Most Reliable Cars

These are the 10 most reliable and least reliable car brands

October 25th at 5:53 PM

These are the 10 most reliable and least reliable car brands

Consumer Reports this week published their annual look at which car brands are beacons of reliability and which brands you might be better off avoiding altogether. Earlier today, we took a close look at Tesla which appeared close to the bottom of the list of least reliable cars. But seeing as how not everyone is on the EV bandwagon just yet, we thought it would be just as interesting to run down which car brands are worthy of your hard-earned money and which ones still have a long ways to go before earning that privilege.

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Tesla Model X Review

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla as one of the least reliable car brands on the planet

October 25th at 1:46 PM

Consumer Reports ranks Tesla as one of the least reliable car brands on the planet

If it wasn’t already, I think it’s now safe to say that Consumer Reports‘ on-and-off-again love affair with Tesla is officially over. In a new tally ranking the 10 least reliable cars, the Model X makes an unceremonious appearance, joining the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500L. That Tesla’s SUV made the list should hardly come as a surprise for anyone who has been paying close attention to early reviews of the luxury vehicle. From faulty doors and wonky electronics, some of the first impressions of the Tesla Model X were far from positive.

Calling the gargantuan Model X “more showy than practical,” Consumer Reports identified the following problem areas with the vehicle: “Falcon-wing doors, locks and latches, power equipment, in-car electronics, climate system.” That’s quite a laundry list of problem areas, especially for a luxury SUV that starts at $85,000.

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These are the cars Tesla hopes to release after the Model 3

October 24th at 7:01 PM

These are the cars Tesla hopes to release after the Model 3

Tesla may have become a household name thanks to the tremendous success of the Model S, but the company’s ambition for automotive domination certainly don’t end there. In fact, the company’s product roadmap doesn’t even end with the upcoming Model 3. If all goes according to plan, and assuming that Tesla can manufacture enough Model 3 vehicles to meet staggering demand in a timely manner, the company hasn’t been shy about revealing what other types of vehicles it may manufacture in the future.

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Tesla Model S Sales

Tesla Model S sales are not nearly as impressive they seem, report claims

October 24th at 5:32 PM

Tesla Model S sales are not nearly as impressive they seem, report claims

One of the more commonly held assumptions about Tesla is that the Model S absolutely owns the U.S. market for large luxury sedans. As we highlighted just last week, recently tabulated data revealed that the Model S moved an estimated 9,156 units last quarter, easily trouncing the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW’s 7-Series which each moved 4,921 and 3,634 units, respectively.

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Joe Biden on Jay Leno's Garage

Watch Joe Biden do a spectacular burnout in the Presidential Corvette

October 20th at 10:01 PM

Watch Joe Biden do a spectacular burnout in the Presidential Corvette

The Secret Service doesn’t let people under its protection drive very often. When they do, it’s normally a golf cart they’re behind the wheel of. So after years of driving imprisonment, it’s no surprise that Joe Biden pulled a spectacular burnout the second he got behind the wheel of his Corvette.

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Tesla Autopilot Crash

Elon Musk: Tesla will only pay for Autopilot accidents if the software makes a mistake

October 20th at 2:37 PM

Elon Musk: Tesla will only pay for Autopilot accidents if the software makes a mistake

Yesterday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk proudly announced that the company will be outfitting every new Model S and Model X coming off the production line with an enhanced suite of hardware sensors. Impressively, once Tesla enables the full suite of sensors, Model S and Model X vehicles will have full Level 5 autonomy, which is to say that they’ll be able to drive to a given destination with essentially zero human intervention.

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Tesla Self Driving Car

Watch a Model X drive and even park itself with Tesla’s new fully autonomous tech

October 20th at 7:30 AM

Watch a Model X drive and even park itself with Tesla’s new fully autonomous tech

We’re living in the future. Self-driving cars aren’t just a far-off idea anymore, they’re a reality and they’re on the streets around us right now. Google has had fully autonomous cars on the road for years, though they remain in the testing phase and aren’t yet available to the public. In that regard, Tesla will take the lead once again following its announcement on Wednesday evening that every new Tesla car will ship with a hardware and software package that enables fully autonomous driving. If you thought the company’s current Autopilot solution was impressive, just wait until you see the demo video Elon Musk & Co. released on Wednesday night. More →

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Tesla Autopilot

Tesla announces that every new Model S and Model X will sport full self-driving hardware

October 19th at 11:15 PM

Tesla announces that every new Model S and Model X will sport full self-driving hardware

In a highly anticipated announcement, Tesla earlier today said that every new Model S and Model X coming off of the production line will be now outfitted with advanced self-driving hardware that meets Level 5 autonomy specifications. In short, Level 5 autonomy means that new Tesla vehicles will have the ability to go from point A to point B with no human intervention whatsoever. Simply enter in a destination and you’re off.

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Tesla Autopilot

Model X driver details how Tesla’s Autopilot software prevented a huge accident

October 19th at 10:06 PM

Model X driver details how Tesla’s Autopilot software prevented a huge accident

Over the past few months, we’ve seen Tesla’s Autopilot feature dragged through the mud after a series of high profile incidents Tesla Model S vehicles getting into accidents. In one particular instance, a Model S driver in Florida was tragically killed when his car’s Autopilot software didn’t detect a tractor-trailer turning his lane.

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Tesla Special Event

Elon Musk confirms we’ll see the Model 3, part 2 at 8PM ET tonight

October 19th at 3:44 PM

Elon Musk confirms we’ll see the Model 3, part 2 at 8PM ET tonight

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just tweeted that today’s mysterious product announcement will go down at 8:00 PM Eastern Time / 5:00 PM Pacific. More than just confirming the time, however, Musk also said that the announcement will have something to do with the Model 3.

Tesla has been teasing today’s event for a little over a week now. The announcement will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with select media outlets.

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 is officially sold out through mid-2018

October 18th at 3:05 PM

Tesla’s Model 3 is officially sold out through mid-2018

In a development that should surprise no one, Tesla’s highly anticipated Model 3 is completely sold out through mid-2018. With deliveries expected to begin in late 2017 and with nearly 400,000 pre-orders to fulfill, it’s long been a forgone conclusion that most everyone on the Model 3 waiting list wouldn’t receive their car until sometime in 2018.

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