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The 3 Most Interesting Revelations in Tesla's New 'Master Plan'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday published his second “master plan,” pulling back the curtain on his long-term plans for the electric automaker. The …

Tesla’s reported Autopilot 2.0 will face new goalposts for ‘smart’

Two separate reports claim Autopilot 2.0, an enhanced version of Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving tech, is coming to vehicles soon, potentially as part of the upcoming 8.0 update of Tesla’s software. TechnoBuffalo reported that Autopilot 2.0 is confirmed as “coming soon,” while Electrek’s …

Design Studio Shows Off Tesla Model X Back Seat Storage

Reddit Email Comments<p>[Source: NigelM via TMC]<p>An issue has been raised on the Tesla forum regarding the Model X second row seats. Do they fold for …

Upgrading Tesla Model X lighting with Ultra-Bright LEDs

Reddit Email Comments<p>Tesla’s Premium Upgrade Package for the Model X and Model S includes an assortment of technology advancements including the Bio …

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How to install the Tesla Model X tow hitch receiver

Reddit Email Comments<p>The Tesla Model X comes with an optional $750 tow package which includes a 2″ hitch receiver capable of towing a boat or any …

Tesla Model X Windshield May Cause Drivers To Experience Double Vision (Update)

Tesla claims that its Model X crossover has the largest windshield of any production car. It’s also been a developmental nightmare that was delayed …

Tesla’s Plan to Rule the Auto Industry? In-App Purchases

Introducing a new Tesla Model S with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery, a 200-mile range, and a lower price didn't require redeveloping the pack, revamping …

Large HUD Looks Likely In Tesla Model 3

<b>Published on</b> May 19th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>29<p>May 19th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p><i>Update: For more background on what a HUD is, see this video (thanks to</i> …

5 lessons learned from a long-distance Tesla road trip

Reddit Email Comments<p>Having logged over 60,000 miles in the past two years with my Model S, I figured my upcoming journey from Boston to Tampa Bay, …

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Elon Musk’s Companies Are Interdependent in Ways the U.S. Rarely Sees. Is That Dangerous or Brilliant?

Tesla Motors is churning through the news cycle again—this week, it reported its quarterly results and plans to massively ramp up production to meet …

Model Y To Be Most Affordable Tesla Vehicle Yet [REPORT]

As Tesla fans await several new vehicles, the notorious and inimitable CEO of the company, Elon Musk, has given investors and consumers alike an …

Tesla Motors: Model 3 Built for the iPhone Generation?

By<p>Ben Levisohn<p>Over the weekend, we learned that Tesla Motors (TSLA) had taken order for 276,000 Model 3s in just 72 hours...and the car won't even be delivered until sometime in 2017. Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry contends that the Model 3 has been "designed for the iPhone generation" …

Tesla Model 3 First Ride: Yes, Tesla Will Sell A Ton

Tesla Motors domination of the future U.S. electric car market seems likely now.<p><b>Test Ride:</b> As soon as I arrived at the SpaceX facilities in Hawthorne, Calif., a Tesla employee whisked me to the Model 3 for a test ride with two other passengers. The ride was brief but it isn’t hard to see where all …

‘Record Breaking’ Model 3 Order Frenzy Sends Tesla To 6-Month High

Loading the player...<p><b>Tesla Motors</b> (TLSA) stock hit its highest level since October at the start of trade Friday, after its Model 3 reveal Thursday …

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Tesla Motors: 180,000 Model 3 Orders and Counting

By<p>Ben Levisohn<p>This is the last Tesla Motors (TSLA) post from me today...I promise. But I couldn't help commenting one last time after Elon Musktweeted that the upstart automaker had taken 180,000 orders for the mass-market Model 3. If everyone ends up buying the car, that would be about $7.5 …

A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road

As auto makers offer these option packages for as low as $1,800, they are being snapped up faster than electrified vehicles<p>The Obama administration has proposed spending $4 billion to accelerate autonomous-car technology during the next decade. For $20,440, you can get a Honda capable of driving …

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6 Reasons The Tesla Model 3 Will Be A Huge Success

<b>Published on</b> March 13th, 2016 | <i>by Chris Boylan</i><p>338<p>March 13th, 2016 by <b>Chris Boylan</b><p>Up until now, Tesla Motors has only released expensive luxury cars …

Guy Tests Tesla Autopilot Sensors On A Child Because Why Not

As far as autonomous driving goes, it’s still a bit of a freaky concept for most of us—whether we can trust the cars to detect objects, stay in their …

Tesla's Model X Redefines the SUV

See the most in-depth video on Model X yet, and why this analyst believes the SUV is a game-changer.<p>"I personally think it's a game-changer," said …

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Want to learn how to operate a Tesla? Head to YouTube

Hop in a Tesla, and where do your eyes go? If it's your first time in one, there's a good chance you'll be drawn to the rotated widescreen television that Tesla passes off as a touchscreen infotainment system. It's large, it's capable -- and to a new buyer, it's probably a bit daunting. But Tesla …

BMW Unveils Concept Car For Self-Driving Future

Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) will celebrate its 100th anniversary tomorrow and it’s unveiled a car that shows what the automaker has in store of the …

Tesla Model S - Raw Mterials Used [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>Extraordinary Raw Materials In A Tesla Model S by Visual Capitalist, Presented by: Red Cloud Klondike Strike</b><p>The Tesla Model S is the world’s …

Tesla has one huge advantage over every other car company

Tesla punches above its weight, in terms of how well known it is. This is a company that until late last year was building one car in one factory. …

Pressure builds against short sellers targeting Tesla

By Noel Randewich<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Potential losses are building against traders who have bet against Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O).<p>The electric …

U.S. hi-tech energy agency chief aims to outperform Tesla

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wing of the U.S. Department of Energy focused on breakthrough technologies may soon give billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s most recent foray into energy storage a run for its money, the unit’s director said.<p>Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, which funds …

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Tesla Motors Inc Poaches Latest In Series Of Former Apple Inc. Staff

It has long been rumored that Tesla and Apple are engaged in a poaching competition to see who can steal each other’s prize staff.<p>If there is such a …

Tesla Motors Direct Sales Model Under Attack - Here's Why

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a problem. Even though the company, lead by visionary CEO Elon Musk, builds some of the most alluring, …

Tesla Drives Itself 61 Miles: We're Closer to Autonomous Cars Than You Think

A technology analyst's first-hand experience with Tesla's autopilot.<p><i>Car and Driver</i> recently discovered how <b>Tesla Motors</b>' (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S steers …

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