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

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 vehicle […]

NTSB: Autopilot Design Flaw, Inattentive Driver Led to Tesla-Firetruck Crash

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The NTSB said a combination of a  flaw in Tesla’s highly regarded (certainly by Tesla) Autopilot system, plus driver inattention, caused a Tesla Model S to slam into an on-call firetruck parked on a California freeway in January 2018. No […]

Porsche Taycan EV Sedan Debuts: $152,250 and Up, 670 hp, 0-60 in 3 seconds

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Game on, Tesla. The Porsche Taycan EV sedan unveiled Wednesday (Sept. 4) in advance of the Frankfurt auto show is a vehicle of superlatives, a low-slung sedan with speed, handling, and most of all, the Porsche name. It will cost […]

Here’s every angle of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in pictures – gpgmail

Four years ago, Porsche showed off a concept that would mark a turning point — in investment, R&D and product trajectory — for the German automaker. The reaction to the Mission E, as it was called then, prompted Porsche AG to push forward with a plan to not only develop one electric car, but commit […]

Tesla Autopilot design combined with driver inattention caused crash, NTSB says – gpgmail

The National Transportation Safety Board said driver inattention coupled with the design of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system Autopilot and an over reliance on feature were behind the January 2018 crash of a Model S into a parked fire truck on a highway in Southern California. The NTSB filed Wednesday the report a day after […]

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

The Porsche Taycan is a missile aimed straight at Tesla. The German electric sedan packs everything needed to give the Model S its first real fight. The Porsche is just as fast, is sleeker thanks to a lower drag coefficient, and packs several technical goodies missing from Tesla’s sedan. However, the Tesla Model S has […]

Tesla Autopilot was engaged before 2018 California crash, NTSB finds – gpgmail

A Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode —the company’s advanced driver assistance system — when it crashed into a fire truck in Southern California last year, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Reuters was the first to the report on the contents of the public documents. A […]

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

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 mention […]

Tesla promises up to 30% lower rates with new car insurance play – gpgmail

Tesla said Wednesday it has launched an insurance product, promising owners of its electric vehicles to deliver rates 20% and even as high as 30% lower than other insurance providers. For now, the product known as Tesla Insurance, will only be available to owners in California. The business will expand to additional U.S. state in […]

Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out – gpgmail

Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to reach an agreement that would […]