NTSB says Tesla Model S was accelerating at 98.8 percent at time of fatal April crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released new details regarding the fatal crash that took place in Harris County, Texas in April, indicating that the accelerator pedal was applied at levels as high as 98.8 percent at the time of the accident. The crash killed two, a 59-year-old and a 69-year-old. Media outlets quickly jumped […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid’s active aero mesmerizes in the Nürburgring [VIDEO]

The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted back on the Nürburgring racetrack recently, seemingly as part of the company’s efforts to break its own world record for a production electric car. Teslarati pictures revealed that the Plaid was equipped with what appears to be Tesla’s Track Pack, and a recent video showed its active aero feature […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid to make TV debut on ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ on November 10

The Tesla Model S Plaid will make its television debut on an episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” on November 10th. In the episode, the former late-night TV show host will get behind the wheel of the Model S Plaid at Famoso Raceway, where the all-electric flagship sedan from Tesla broke the 1/4-mile record for a […]

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Tesla holds lowest vehicle price increase rate as new car prices hit all-time high

Tesla has the lowest vehicle price increase rate from September 2020 to September 2021 of all major automotive manufacturers, a study from Kelley Blue Book shows. The average price of a new car has hit an all-time high in the United States with the average cost increasing by 3.7% from August 2021 to September 2021. The […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid returns to Nürburgring with active rear spoiler and ‘Track Pack’

Tesla’s insane Model S Plaid active spoiler has been spotted at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Tesla has been attempting to break its own lap record at the raceway, which it set on September 9th. Teslarati caught exclusive photos of the Model S Plaid’s active spoiler at the Ring earlier today. Tesla has been at […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid battery pack shows that 18650 cell innovations are not over yet

A picture of the Tesla Model S Plaid’s 18650 battery pack with its modules visible was recently shared online. The image hinted that Tesla is still in the process of optimizing and innovating its 18650 battery technology, despite the cells being quite a bit long in the tooth. Tesla is constantly trying to improve its […]

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Tesla changes Full Self-Driving’s unreleased features from ‘later this year’ to ‘coming soon’

Tesla has changed the language on its website to reflect a more accurate representation of when the unreleased features of the Full Self-Driving suite will be released. For several years, Tesla has stated that new features would be released “later this year.” However, this language was never changed after the features went unreleased in 2020. […]

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Tesla rolls out updates to the Model S Plaid’s steering yoke to make it more intuitive

There is no doubt that the new Tesla Model S’ steering yoke is controversial. Largely deemed as an Achilles Heel of sorts to an otherwise perfect car, the steering yoke has seen heavy criticism from some of the vehicle’s reviewers. Fortunately for Model S owners who have already taken delivery of the flagship sedan, Tesla […]

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OPINION: Tesla’s ‘Safety Score’ Beta needs broader terms for factoring your score

Tesla’s “Safety Score” Beta is one of the most impressive ideas to improve driving safety, in my opinion. An article from Model 3 owner and Tesla enthusiast Nick Howard explained that Tesla is essentially gamifying the act of driving, encouraging owners to drive in a manner that would allow their scores to be higher. If […]

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