Tesla Pikes Peak

Watch the fastest Tesla in the world take on Pikes Peak

By on June 28, 2016 at 2:15 PM.

Watch the fastest Tesla in the world take on Pikes Peak

Every year, the fastest and craziest cars in the world assemble at Pikes Peak, a three-mile hill climb in the Rocky Mountains. Among the cars on show this year was something unusual — a Tesla Model S, technically a “production” car, but completely stripped out and turned into a lean, mean, racing machine.

The car was driven by Blake Fuller, CEO of GO Puck, and set a record for the fastest production electric vehicle (although “production” was pretty loosely defined).

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Tesla Autonomous Charger

Watch: Model S owner builds the crazy autonomous charging system Tesla never delivered

By on June 28, 2016 at 10:52 AM.

Watch: Model S owner builds the crazy autonomous charging system Tesla never delivered

Some day you’ll pull your electric car into your garage and it will start charging instantly because there will be a wireless charger built into the floor beneath it. We have quite a ways to go before wireless technology can safely move enough current to efficiently charge a car though, and different companies are working on ways to improve existing charging tech in the meantime to tide us over.

One of the coolest things we’ve seen so far was a demo of an autonomous Tesla charger prototype that looked absolutely amazing, but Tesla has yet to actually make it a reality. As it turns out, a Model S owner got tired of waiting so he built a version of it for himself. More →

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Tesla Model S Drag Race

Tesla Model S P90D goes head to head with its predecessor in latest drag race video

By on June 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Tesla Model S P90D goes head to head with its predecessor in latest drag race video

When it comes to pure speed and raw acceleration, you’d be hard pressed to find a car that offers you more bang for the buck than a Tesla Model S. Specifically, the Tesla Model S P90D — with Ludicrous Mode enabled — is a 762 horsepower speed demon that can skyrocket from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds.

Not surprisingly, we’ve seen no shortage of videos which pit a tricked out Model S against all sorts of supercars, from a Lamborghini Aventador to a McLaren 650S Spider. We’ve even seen a Tesla Model S go head to head with a Boeing 737 for reasons that still defy explanation.

But what happens when a Tesla goes against itself?

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Self-Driving Cars Killing People

Self-driving cars will deliberately kill people, and that’s ok

By on June 24, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Self-driving cars will deliberately kill people, and that’s ok

Elon Musk keeps warning us that artificial intelligence is a real threat, but he’s also contributing to the evolution of machines. Sure, he might not be doing the real coding, but the smart Tesla cars that will be able to drive themselves around town in the following years will have to be programmed to handle a particular type of emergency: hitting a pedestrian or saving the lives of the passengers inside the vehicle.

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Porsche Crash

This joy-riding teenager is about to be so grounded

By on June 24, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

This joy-riding teenager is about to be so grounded

Let’s say you’re a 16-year-old who took your mom’s car on a totally illegal joyride and hit a parked car. Should you A: call the police, report the incident, and face your mother’s wrath, or B: hit-and-run, drive to your friend’s house, and completely fail to park the car in a garage, messing up the door in the process?

I know which is the sensible option, but on the plus side, the footage of the failed parking makes for fantastic viewing.

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Elio Motors News Update

Letting it ride: Entrepreneur bets it all on a $6,800, 84 mpg microcar for the masses

Letting it ride: Entrepreneur bets it all on a $6,800, 84 mpg microcar for the masses

By on June 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

All of the buzz around the cars of the future — from the millions of dollars in investment sloshing around the industry to the glitzy unveilings at places like Tesla — can easily make it seem like everything is the Next Big Thing. Where everywhere you turn, you breathe in that sweet new car smell, all of it a great smashing of the old order.

The story of entrepreneur and car enthusiast Paul Elio is reflective of what it takes for all that to happen. More →

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Tesla Model 3 Interior Images Leaked

Leaked photos show off the Tesla Model 3’s beautiful interior

By on June 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM.

Leaked photos show off the Tesla Model 3’s beautiful interior

Although Tesla has officially launched the Model 3 (and hundreds of thousands of people have put down $1,000 to reserve one), we still don’t know exactly what it looks like.

Helping to fill in the gaps are some new prototype photos, leaked yesterday on Reddit, which show off the interior surprisingly clearly.

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Electric Car 0-60 MPH

Video: This mini electric car just smashed the 0-60 MPH world record

By on June 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Video: This mini electric car just smashed the 0-60 MPH world record

Tesla likes to boast that it only knows how to make fast cars. And with good reason, the Tesla Model S in Ludicrous Mode can go from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars by acceleration on the planet. Ranked slightly above Tesla are an assortment of cars from Porsche, Bugatti and Ferrari, with the Porsche 918 Spyder boasting the fastest 0-60 time for a production car in history with a blazing 2.2 seconds.

Well, there’s no a new record holder for the 0-60 title and it comes from an unlikely place: a motorsport student club in Switzerland.

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Tesla Vs Mercedes

Mercedes’ next-gen autopilot probably won’t run you into a van like Tesla’s

By on June 23, 2016 at 12:11 PM.

Mercedes’ next-gen autopilot probably won’t run you into a van like Tesla’s

Through a combination of great marketing and rushing out ‘Autopilot’ while it’s still in beta, Tesla has managed to become the big name in semi-autonomous driving (though there have been a couple of bumps in the road so far). But as you’d imagine, other automakers are working on programs of their own.

USA Today recently got behind the wheel of a Mercedes E-Class equipped with all the autonomous driving tech that will be coming to Mercedes’s cars in the next year. It all sounds quite similar to Tesla, but you won’t be able to sleep behind the wheel.

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Porsche Mission E

Porsche: Tesla’s Ludicrous mode is bullshit and the seats ‘suck’

By on June 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

Porsche: Tesla’s Ludicrous mode is bullshit and the seats ‘suck’

Tesla has been on the vanguard of the EV revolution and has demonstrated no hesitation to completely deviate from practices that have governed the auto industry for decades. And as tends to be the case with any company so willing to shake up the status quo, the company has no shortage of detractors, even from car companies who themselves see the wisdom in developing and releasing electric cars.

Most recently, a Porsche product manager went to town on the Tesla Model S, effectively calling the company’s ballyhooed Ludicrous Mode nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

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Elon Musk Tesla Model S Boat

Elon Musk isn’t lying: Watch Tesla’s Model S float and steer through water like a boat

By on June 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Elon Musk isn’t lying: Watch Tesla’s Model S float and steer through water like a boat

Over the past several years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become infamous for saying ridiculous things in public forums, but even if you don’t think we’re all living in a computer simulation, you can’t dismiss everything he says.

For example, over the weekend, he tweeted that the Model S “floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time,” and even shared video footage of a Model S “swimming” in a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan to back up the claim.

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