Elon Musk promises to take Tesla Model S to ‘Plaid’ with new powertrain – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised a more powerful powertrain option in future Model S, Model X and the next-generation Roadster sports car that will push acceleration and speed beyond the current high bar known as Ludicrous mode. Musk tweeted Wednesday evening “the only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a higher performing […]

Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla said Saturday that its Model 3 interiors are now completely free of leather, fulfilling a promise made by CEO Elon Musk at this year’s annual shareholder meeting. Tesla has been closing in on a leather-free interior for a couple of years now. But a sticking point was the steering wheel, which Musk made […]

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart is suing Tesla for breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer’s stores caught fire, according to a filing. Walmart said the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in New York state court, arose from years of gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards […]

Audi e-tron becomes the first all-electric vehicle to earn IIHS top safety rating – gpgmail

[ad_1] The 2019 Audi e-tron has become the first battery-electric vehicle to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an achievement that Tesla and other electric models like the Chevy Bolt have not been able to capture. Scoring an IIHS top safety award isn’t easy. A vehicle has to earn good […]

Tesla Model 3 owner implants RFID chip to turn her arm into a key – gpgmail

[ad_1] Forget the keycard or phone app, one software engineer is trying out a new way to unlock and start her Tesla Model 3. Amie DD, who has a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she “biohacked” her body. The software engineer removed the RFID chip from the Tesla […]

Tesla starts rolling out Chess to ‘Tesla Arcade’ in-car gaming app – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla is making a new game available to its vehicle owners, with a roll-out starting today. The company started pushing out a new ‘Arcade’ app for its in-car infotainment system back in June at the annual E3 gaming conference, and now it’s adding the most thrilling game around to the mix: Chess. This isn’t […]