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Tesla updates Model 3 configurator in preparation for more options

As the headline of our Tesla Model 3 review states, the vehicle is “a promise delivered“, but there’s one part of that promise that hasn’t fully materialized yet: the $35,000 base price.<p>Several standard features are still not in production, which is significantly increasing the current base price …

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Tesla Model 3 dual motor design leaks in latest design studio update

As we reported earlier today in our article about Tesla updating its Model 3 online design studio, there are still several important missing features on the new electric vehicle.<p>One of the most important features is arguably dual motor all-wheel-drive and the design of the powertrain was leaked in …

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Tesla's Model 3 to debut in East Coast showrooms

Tesla is going to exhibit its electric car for the people, the Model 3, at five showrooms in four states so the customers who ordered it might actually get a chance to see it up close.<p>Tesla (TSLA)said it will display the Model 3 on Friday at its showrooms in Manhattan and Boston, and also in San …

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Tesla expands Model 3 configuration invites, sends out new display car

As Tesla is attempting to more than double its Model 3 production rate during this quarter, it has been expanding the range of deliveries outside of California.<p>We now learn of another batch of Model 3 configuration invites as part of the expansion.<p>During the first week of January, Tesla made its …

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Elon Musk says enhanced voice command functionality is coming to the Model 3

Tesla vehicles are certainly forward-thinking, but sometimes the company’s tech oriented approach results in a less than optimal user experience. …

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Elon Musk teases a Supercharger station with a drive-in movie theater and more surprises

For as revolutionary and forward-thinking as Tesla’s vehicles are, one of the smartest things Tesla did to boost EV adaptation was the rollout of an …

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Tesla's X 100D Is 'Vehicle Of The Year' In Our 2017's 'Best And Worst'

What’s the “best” and what’s the “worst” car? It varies from person to person, of course. For someone who just wants to get from “point A to point B,” a car that runs wins. Others with a feverish interest in vehicles will be more picky. For this year’s “best” list, we included some cars we’ve …

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Tesla sinks after missing Model 3 deliveries by a mile (TSLA)

Tesla shares are sliding ahead of Thursday's opening bell, down 5.44% at $300, after the company reported fourth-quarter Model 3 deliveries that missed estimates by a mile.<p>The electric-car maker said it delivered 1,550 Model 3 sedans in the fourth quarter, a bit more than half of the 2,917 that …

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Tesla's in-car trip planning tool is available on the web

To date, using Tesla's trip planning tool has meant sitting inside your electric car while you map a route that takes you past charging stations. That doesn't make much sense if you're gearing up for vacation, does it? There's now a better way: Tesla has launched a web version of its trip planner …

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Tesla Model 3 – Your questions answered

Last week we asked you for questions about our Model 3, and after a few days of testing I’m here to provide answers to as many of them as I can.<p>I covered a few things about the car in my first impressions post, and will go over more in a larger review post later, but I want to hit a list of many of …

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Tesla says its producing 1,000 Model 3’s per week and breaks quarterly delivery record with 29,870 vehicles

Tesla released their fourth quarter and full year 2017 delivery and production results today after market close.<p>As expected, Tesla achieved record deliveries of 29,870 vehicles, but all eyes are on Model 3, which accounted for 1,550 units of the total<p>Tesla delivered 47,077 vehicles in the first …

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You can already rent a Tesla Model 3 on Turo

Be prepared to pay out the wazoo, though.<p>Very few people have been behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3 just yet. But would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars a day to take one for a spin?<p>Tesla Model 3s are already popping up on Turo, a peer-to-peer car rental service that allows users to …

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Tesla Model 3 Early Impressions – it’s as good as we hoped it would be

Tesla has finally started shipping Model 3 in significant numbers, and as a Roadster owner, an early reservation holder and a California resident, I’ve been lucky enough to get one of the first batches of cars sent to non-employees, and have been spending the last two days driving it, giving test …

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Truckloads of Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted driving out of factory

We are receiving increasingly more evidence that Tesla has achieved higher volumes of Model 3 production as vehicles are seen driving out of the factory in volume and leaving the plant by the truckload.<p>Last week, a new Tesla factory drone flyover showed a growing Model 3 inventory in Fremont.<p>It was …

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

<b>Tesla's chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker.</b><p>Elon Musk made the promise on Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions about how the firm could improve.<p>He said the open-backed truck would follow the Model Y - a yet-to-be detailed …

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Elon Musk Confirms That The Tesla Pickup Truck Is Coming — ‘Right After Model Y’

The Tesla pickup truck is coming and we know this because Elon Musk said so. In a tweet today, the billionaire CEO confirmed that he has had the …

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How Tesla and Elon Musk Are Designing a New Paradigm for Drivers

It’s not just about making electric cars sexy. Musk’s ultra-ambitious company is reinventing an industry.<p>In December, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, …

Elon Musk really will launch a Tesla Roadster on the first Falcon Heavy rocket

Elon Musk shared images on his Instagram account today of the payload being loaded up on the first Falcon Heavy rocket that will ever launch – and it’s a red Tesla Roadster. The SpaceX CEO previously said that he’d be launching exactly that on the spaceship, but then suggested he was joking – …

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Tesla's biggest moments of 2017

From the world's largest battery to the world's fastest electric car, we're wrapping up 2017 with a look back at the five biggest moments that defined Tesla's year.

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode<p>Weeks after announcing that he plans to send an original Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk has released photos of the car being prepped for launch at SpaceX headquarters. The series of photos, posted to Instagram, show the Roadster …

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Tesla's giant battery bailed out a coal power station nearly 620 miles away

Tesla's giant battery is already proving its worth, bailing out a coal power station nearly 620 miles (1,000 kilometres) away.<p>The world's largest …

See the huge rocket set to launch Elon Musk's Tesla to Mars

The next big thing from Musk's commercial rocket company SpaceX has been unveiled at Cape Canaveral ahead of its planned inaugural launch in January.<p>Elon Musk offered a first glimpse Wednesday at the rocket that will launch SpaceX into the heavyweight class of spaceflight in 2018. The CEO of the …

Tesla Week: Model 3 Goal Of 5,000 Per Week Doable? Reports

Can Tesla hit its production target of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of March 2018? Reports are starting to trickle in.<p>[For the week ending Sunday, December 17, 2017]<p>First, let’s revisit what Tesla has said officially.<p><i>Based on what we know now, we currently expect to achieve a production rate</i> …

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Tesla Model S P100D Humiliates Modified Ferrari FF In 1/2 Mile Drag, Rolling Race

The Tesla Model S P100D is pretty much a legend on the quarter mile, dominating powerhouse ICE cars that are far beyond its class and price point on …

Tesla is prohibiting commercial drivers from using its Supercharger stations

The company is concerned about crowding at the stations<p>If you plan to buy a Tesla for your job, you won’t be able to use the company’s Supercharger stations anymore. The company recently released a new policy called Supercharger Fair Use, which prohibits new commercial drivers from using the …

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A Tesla Model X Just Destroyed A Toyota Land Cruiser In A Brutal Tug-Of-War

Teslas are noted for their formidable performance on the drag strip. Their 0-60 times, as well as their quarter-mile runs, stand among the best in …

Tesla sends out another batch of Model 3 configuration invites

Tesla appears to be increasing the rate at which it sends out batches of Model 3 configuration invitations to regular customers.<p>After the automaker sent out the first two batches 3 weeks apart, we are now getting reports of several more reservation holders getting their invitations over the last 2 …

Tesla Model S P100D Dominates, Then Loses To The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 In Multiple Drag, Rolling Races

The Tesla Model S P100D is undoubtedly one of the fastest production vehicles off the line. Thanks to its multiple electric motors, the heavyweight …

Tesla is primed to have a stellar quarter for deliveries

It looks like Tesla is currently entering its usual end-of-quarter/end-of-year delivery rush and everything points to the automaker achieving a gangbusters quarter for deliveries due to several reasons and two specific markets.<p><b>Electrek’s Take</b><p>Of course Tesla’s overall sales this quarter are going to …