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My first year with Model S

One year ago today, I bought an electric car. Electric cars are coming for the masses, so I'd like to share a few thoughts about my first year of …

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk says Tesla will 'probably' offer solar roofs on future cars

You may some day be able to get a solar roof on your Tesla.<p>On Friday, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company would likely begin to include solar roofs as an option for its cars. Musk didn't share a specific timeline of when to expect the feature, but he did say in a follow-up tweet that it wouldn't …

What options are Tesla Model 3 reservation holders looking at?

Reddit Email Comments<p>Paul Carter has been analyzing data collected from Model 3 reservation holders through <i>Model3Tracker.info</i> ever since the vehicle …

Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s battery swapping magic revealed in new patent application drawings

We don’t hear a lot about Tesla’s battery swap program anymore. We are told that it is still alive, but on the back-burner as Tesla’s EV infrastructure team is focusing on accelerating the rollout of Supercharger stations ahead of the Model 3 coming to market next year.<p>The use case for regular …

Tesla

Pflegeleichte Gärten: Die 10 besten Tipps und Tricks

Wer träumt nicht von einem Garten, der wenig Arbeit macht und so pflegeleicht ist, dass genug Zeit bleibt einfach mal die Seele baumeln zu lassen? …

Tesla vehicles to get a much-needed updated browser with new Linux OS in December, says Musk

There are plenty of useful and well-thought-out features on Tesla’s 17-in touchscreen, but the internet browser is not one of them. For years now, we have been used to high-speed internet browsing on our laptops, desktop and now even or phones, but Tesla’s browser is so slow that it feels like it’s …

Tesla Model X Becomes Norway's 2nd Best-Selling Vehicle

Based on registration data, with almost 800 Model X units delivered in Norway over the quarter and over 600 in the last month alone, Tesla’s …

Nissan Leaf

Tesla integration of home charging station + energy storage + solar will change everything

Elon Musk has been leaving breadcrumbs about Tesla’s intention to reinvent the entire energy sector from generation of renewable energy with SolarCity to energy storage and consumption with Tesla. It looks like the company’s vision will be unveiled on or around October 28 when Tesla will make its …

Clean Energy

Tesla: Why Are There Massive Discounts?

One of the key points from the bull crowd surrounding Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is that the company is production constrained. This theory surmises …

You Can Leave Your Children In Your Tesla Now And They Won’t Die Because Technology

More than 30 people have died this year after being left in hot cars. That’s a very serious problem, to use a bit of understatement. There’s been a …

Tesla aims to unveil ‘Solar Roof’, next gen Powerwall and new Tesla charger on October 28

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed today that Tesla is aiming to unveil its new ‘Solar Roof’ product, in partnership with SolarCity, as well as a next generation Powerwall and new ‘Tesla charger’ on October 28.<p>These are all products that have been talked about at some point or another, but very little …

Tesla

Tesla Motors Just Made 3 Big Moves That Are Key To Its Future

<b>Tesla Motors</b> (TSLA) and CEO Elon Musk just had a busy 24 hours, with critical upgrades, integration and litigation that are key to the electric …

Here are the best new features coming to Tesla cars

On Wednesday evening, Tesla began rolling out its latest software update, Version 8.0.<p>It's the biggest software upgrade to date for the company and will bring all kinds of new features to Tesla cars.<p>Here's a look at some of the best new features included in the software update.

Tesla Model 3: P100D is a test bed for Tesla’s third-generation battery pack technology

In order to make the Tesla Model 3 happen, there are a lot of technology and manufacturing improvements that need to come together. The most talked about is the new battery cell that will go to production at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada later this year, but the automaker has also reinvented its …

Tesla

Is Tesla Building The Right Battery? (Part 1)

Recently, SA contributors have looked at the issue of whether Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) battery pack is sized appropriately for the car. I had some …

It's time for Tesla to stop improving its most successful car

On Tuesday, the all-electric automaker announced a new battery pack for the Model S, creating in the the process the $135,000 Model S P100D, an all-wheel-drive four-door that can travel 315 miles between charges on its 100 kilowatt-hour battery and blast from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. That's faster …

Everything You Need to Know About the Tesla Model S P100D

Another day, another fast Tesla. Silicon Valley's automaker has released an update to its quickest offering, the Model S P90D: the P100D, a …

Tesla

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

The whole <i>Internet of Things</i> trend is hardly a trend anymore. It’s now basically omnipresent. Vehicles are a good example of this since virtually every new car is equipped with an option for an Internet connection. Tesla is at the forefront of the technology in the auto industry as the first …

Tesla

6 scenarios self-driving cars still can't handle

The fatal accident is still under investigation by government regulators, but that one sentence doesn't bode too well for Tesla. It shows that despite how far autonomous technology has come, there are still some situations that are better handled by human drivers.<p>That's not to say human drivers are …

Can A Tesla Model S Really Accelerate Faster Than Gravity?

Over on Twitter, Mike Riggs drew my attention to an article at Jalopnik about how a Tesla car accelerates faster than gravity. This immediately struck me as a dubious claim, for one simple physics reason: like any car, the Tesla is ultimately driven by friction.<p>When I say that, you might think I’ve …

Tesla-Fans machen Model S zum Campingwagen

Wer demnächst auf dem Campingplatz einem Tesla Model S begegnet, braucht sich nicht zu wundern. Eine kleine Fangemeinde schwört auf die …

You Can Get Farther Than You Think With an Electric Car

A new study suggests that electric vehicles can already cover 87 percent of our driving needs.<p>How long does the range on an electric car need to be for you to drive one? It's a question that Jessika Trancik, an energy scientist at MIT, and her colleagues at the Trancik Lab have been studying with …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 To Benefit From New EV Tech, Be As Sharp As The Model S

The Model 3 represents a new chapter for Tesla, combining a third generation platform with new battery cells manufactured at the company’s …

Roll up the windows: Video shows a Tesla S driving through a flooded tunnel

First off, don’t do this. Second, really don’t do it. Not only could you damage your car, but any time you drive a car into more than 4 or 5 inches …

Why the Tesla and electric car boom could be good news for the grid

Earlier this year, breathtaking numbers of pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 not only shocked the auto industry, but also suggested that a transition of the U.S. and world auto fleet toward electric vehicles could happen faster than expected.<p>There are still only a little more than 400,000 electric …

Tesla's New Model S 60 Has a 75kWh Battery That's Software Limited

You can have a new Model S for $5000 less than before, but it'll cost $8500 to unlock its full capability.<p>While the entry-level Model 3 is still a few years away, Tesla now has a slightly low-cost version of its Model S sedan, the Model S 60. This isn't strictly a new car, though: It's the Model S …

Tesla

Tesla introduces less-expensive Model S 60 and 60D variants

With public attention still focused on the Model 3, Tesla is reshuffling the Model S lineup once again. After adding a 75-kilowatt battery pack …

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s New Model S: An Aggressive Pricing Move

On Thursday, electric-car maker <b>Tesla</b> <b>Motors</b> announced it's bringing back a lower-cost, 60-kilowatt-hour variant of the Model S. The move highlights the company's growing market ambitions for the vehicle.<p>The Model S. Image source: Tesla Motors.<p>It was just last April when Tesla stopped selling its …

Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk Talks Model 3 and Gigafactory

Electric-car maker <b>Tesla Motors</b>' most recent quarterly earnings release was arguably its most interesting in history. Committing to double down on its production goals, there was a lot of information and commentary to digest. Tesla's earnings call, in particular, provided a useful window into …

Tesla’s next update will improve energy consumption calculations to display a more accurate range

While energy efficiency and range calculations are important for all vehicles regardless of the type of fuel it consumes, it is particularly important for electric vehicles if only to help alleviate the range anxiety concerns whether they are warranted or not.<p>Tesla is working to further improve its …