Tesla’s path to becoming a battery supplier is being paved by rivals’ cell supply problems

Tesla’s potential as a future battery supplier for other automakers is being paved by the ongoing struggles of the company’s rivals today. This idea is becoming more and more feasible as more and more veteran automakers experience battery-related challenges in their respective electric car programs.  Building electric cars is no easy task. As evidenced by […]

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Tesla is getting faster with its Hardware 3 retrofits

It appears that Tesla is getting faster with its Hardware 3 retrofits, with recent reports from the electric car community suggesting that the upgrade could now take as short as a few hours. This suggests a notable improvement in the turnaround times for HW3 upgrades, especially since previous anecdotes from Tesla owners indicated that the […]

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Elon Musk tapped for suggestion on Tesla Cybertruck as police car for Canadian law enforcement

The Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division tapped Elon Musk for a suggestion on whether a Tesla Cybertruck or Model X would be better suited as a police cruiser. The OPP Highway Safety Division tagged the Tesla founder and CEO in a tweet with images of the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck and the Model X flagship […]

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Tesla’s lead in batteries and energy efficiency validated by Consumer Reports

Tesla’s lead in electric car batteries and energy efficiency was recently acknowledged fully by Consumer Reports, a publication that has extensively tested the company’s vehicles and features over the years. CR’s recognition was partly encouraged by the range of the Model Y, which was improved by Tesla as the crossover neared its release.  The Tesla Model Y […]

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Tesla firmware reveals ~110 kWh battery pack expected to shatter 400-mile barrier

Tesla is working on a new 110 kWh battery pack configuration that can stretch range well beyond 400 miles, according to a new discovery made in Tesla’s battery management system (BMS) firmware. Jason Hughes, a notable Tesla owner and hacker who first uncovered the company’s plans for a “P100D” variant in 2016, found references to […]

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Porsche Taycan reportedly getting enhanced battery pack to improve range

Porsche is reportedly planning to roll out an enhanced battery pack for Taycan Turbo, Turbo S, and 4S. The improved battery will optimize the electric car’s energy consumption and improve its range. Members of the Taycan EV Forum discussed the latest Porsche Taycan rumor following a post by @ClarkDennisM on Twitter about his order for […]

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Tesla tests specialized Service Centers that are tailored to specific vehicle models

Tesla is taking another step to provide more efficient and top-quality customer service, this time by introducing specialized Service Centers that will cater to specific vehicle models. Tesla owners in Orange County, California recently received an email informing them that the new Service Center in Santa Ana will only schedule Model 3 vehicles for servicing […]

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Bill Gates talks Tesla, the Porsche Taycan, and why range anxiety is still a thing

Tesla owner-enthusiast and noted YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee recently sat down with tech tycoon and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates to talk about electric cars like the Porsche Taycan, EV ownership issues like range anxiety, and the general future of the car industry. Brownlee has shared time with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Neil DeGrasse […]

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Tesla Model S hits 181 kWh peak charging rate at Supercharger V3 station

A Tesla Model S was recently able to hit a peak charging rate of 181 kW during a Supercharging session. While the flagship sedan’s peak charge rate is still a bit behind the Model 3’s peak charge rate of 250 kW on a V3 Supercharger, it is nevertheless impressive, highlighting the fact that Tesla’s vehicles […]

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Tesla, a stealthy Model Y ramp, and the art of underpromising

There was once a time when it was a legitimate criticism to state that Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, are prone to being a bit too optimistic in presenting a grand vision of the future. But since unveiling the Model Y all-electric crossover, it appears that Tesla has entered a new era — one […]

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