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 Model Y has rear cargo space that’s more Model X than Model 3

Recent images of a Tesla Model Y release candidate with its rear hatch open has provided a small teaser of the upcoming all-electric crossover’s rear cargo space. Based on the photos, it appears that the Model Y’s primary luggage area is very generous, to the point where it almost seems comparable to that of the […]

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Tesla Model X with early-gen Autopilot tackles muddy rural roads ravaged by Storm Dennis

A Tesla Model X owner with early generation Autopilot hardware demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to negotiate multiple tight turns on a wet, muddy, and partially-unmarked country road hit by Storm Dennis. YouTuber Tesla Driver went out for a drive to check out the aftermath of severe flooding around Hereford, a town about three hours away […]

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Tesla Model X takes on intense off-road challenge against Hummer H1 and Dacia Duster

A Tesla Model X flexed its electronic traction control capabilities after taking on a Hummer H1 and a Dacia Duster SUV in an intense off-road course. The all-electric Model X navigated through the hilly course with the help of its All-Wheel Drive powertrain and dual motors that digitally control the front and rear wheel independently. […]

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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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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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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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