Tesla News

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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11 August
Johnny Cash's Old Rolls-Royce Now Has Tesla Power

It's pure, classic Rolls-Royce, inside and out. But underneath, it's 100% Tesla.

CarBuzz

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11 August
Top Gear pits the Polestar 2 with a Tesla Model 3… that was mostly on Chill Mode

The Tesla Model 3 and the Polestar 2 were recently pitted against each other by motoring outlet Top Gear. During the magazine’s review, the two vehicles were compared according to their efficiency, performance, and overall long trip capability, to...

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11 August
Tesla pushes to upgrade Destination Chargers with Gen 3 Wall Connectors, enables paid charging

Tesla is making a push to have Destination Charging station owners upgrade to its Gen 3 Wall Connector as it releases more features and now enables paid charging. more… The post Tesla pushes to upgrade Destination Chargers with Gen 3 Wall...

Electrek

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11 August
Tesla Giga Berlin August update: Body In White begins, Drive Unit nears completion

Tesla Giga Berlin’s construction continues to move along at a rapid pace, and the first beams of the “Body in White” portion of the facility have been erected as of this morning. Body in White is the stage in automotive manufacturing where the frame...

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11 August
Lucid Air EV Might Have Tesla's Longest Range Beat by More Than 100 Miles

As of today, Tesla is the only member of the 400-mile-range electric car club, with its Model S Long Range Plus squeaking in with a 402-mile range. But soon, it may have to draw up chairs for Mercedes-Benz—whose EQS sedan could offer up to a...

The Drive

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11 August
Tesla Model Y Owner Complains About Quality Issues That Will Leave You Baffled

You’ve all heard horror stories, but this one takes the cake. Sam Choi purchased his Model Y “right before the end of the Q2 rush,” and in his own words, the owner “fell victim” to the promise that made Tesla notorious. “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it.” ...

autoevolution

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11 August
Lucid Air surpasses Tesla Model S with 517 mile range per charge

The Air electric sedan looks like it will beat Tesla to the punch when it comes to a 500-mile EV.

CNET - ROADSHOW

11 August
Tesla needs to “care” more to solve build quality issues, auto vet claims

Automotive veteran Sandy Munro thinks that Tesla’s build quality issues can be solved by one simple step: caring more about the product. A recent interview with Alex Guberman of E for Electric revealed that Munro, while a Tesla fan, is concerned...

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11 August
Korea considers changing its EV subsidy after Tesla buyers cash in

South Korea may exclude Tesla from the list of automakers that qualify for electric-car subsidies as the California transplant racks up sales, The Korea Herald reported Sunday. Between January and June, Tesla accounted for 43% of 209.2 billion won...

Green Car Reports


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11 August
Tesla still dominates electric car sales in China, over 11,000 deliveries in July

Tesla still dominates electric car sales in China, according to new data, and sales are also stabilizing. more… The post Tesla still dominates electric car sales in China, over 11,000 deliveries in July appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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11 August
Lucid Air Smashes Tesla With 500-Mile EPA Rating

Meet the world's first 500-mile EV!

CarBuzz

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11 August
Lucid Air to top Tesla Model S with astonishing 517-mile estimated EPA range

Lucid’s upcoming all-electric luxury sedan, the Air, will boast 517 miles of battery range per single charge, making it the longest range electric vehicle in the industry. Lucid’s range tests for the Air were secured at FEV North America, Inc. in...

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11 August
Wrapped Tesla Model 3 with Green Wheels Does 20-Second Tire-Shredding Drift

Electric vehicles are supposed to be the solution to lowering emissions, to making personal transportation less harmful to the environment both on a local (fewer exhaust fumes in the air we breathe) and global level (less carbon dioxide in the air...

autoevolution

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11 August
Tesla Owners In Snowy Climates Will Love This Latest Update

A new Tesla software update lets drivers see their adaptive suspensions adjust in real-time.

CarBuzz

11 August
Tesla leads China’s EV sales for July, estimate set at 100K units for 2020

It appears that Tesla’s expansion into the Chinese EV market is maintaining its momentum, with data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CPCA) revealing that the American electric car maker has sold 11,041 vehicles last month....

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10 August
Tesla Model S shows 5-star safety rating in scary 18-wheeler accident

A Tesla Model S was destroyed after a collision with an 18-wheeler nearly tore the electric sedan to shreds. However, the two passengers inside escaped from the accident with some injuries, but their lives completely intact. Reddit user u/quarm813...

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10 August
Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, but why?

Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, according to a new FCC filling. The questions are, to what degree and why? more… The post Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, but why? appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

10 August
Tesla hints that Senior Vehicle Designer will help with SpaceX projects

Tesla is looking to hire a new Senior Vehicle Designer at its company’s Design Center in Hawthorne, California. However, whoever assumes the role may be required to expand their design ideas outside of the electric automaker’s realm and into SpaceX...

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10 August
Tesla store among shops vandalized overnight in Chicago

The unrest reportedly stemmed from an incident earlier in the day when officers shot and wounded a 20-year-old man after he fired shots at them while being chased.

Automotive News

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10 August
Chinese Tesla Fighter Coming To America

Xpeng Motors has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

CarBuzz

10 August
2020 Tesla Model Y

The 2020 Tesla Model Y seeks to fuel the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With its punchy acceleration, exceptional efficiency, peerless infotainment, and over-the-air updates that freshen the crossover SUV like a smartphone, it just may. But...

The Car Connection

10 August
Porsche’s software update for the Taycan falls short of Tesla’s over-the-air model

In the years before the Taycan’s unveiling, Porsche stated that the all-electric sedan, then called the Mission E, will feature over-the-air updates. Such a function would provide the all-electric Porsche a comparable ownership experience to Tesla’s...

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10 August
Now's your chance to win a Tesla Model Y Performance

Filed under: Green,Commerce Continue reading Now's your chance to win a Tesla Model Y Performance Now's your chance to win a Tesla Model Y Performance originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms...

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10 August
Tesla is improving driving visualizations to differentiate cars in its own lineup

Tesla is working on improving its Autopilot driving visualizations to differentiate cars in its own lineup. more… The post Tesla is improving driving visualizations to differentiate cars in its own lineup appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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10 August
Tesla adds ‘spaceship’ to future potential products to work on for its designers

Tesla hints at more SpaceX collaboration as it adds “spaceship” to future potential products to work on for its future designers. more… The post Tesla adds ‘spaceship’ to future potential products to work on for its designers appeared first on...

Electrek

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10 August
This Blinged-out Tesla Model X Runs a Quarter-Mile Faster Than a Porsche Carrera GT

Tesla cars have embarrassed some of the most loved supercars on drag strips for a long time now. With every new performance update, things just keep getting better. It’s funny how effortlessly these EVs receive a power bump, when internal combustion...

TopSpeed

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10 August
The Lucid Air Could Dethrone the Tesla Model S With A Range Of 442 Miles

Lucid Air is yet to be launched, but there is enough for us to know that it is going to be a big headache for Tesla. The Air will square up against the Tesla Model S to claim supremacy in the premium sedan segment. There have been a lot of talks...

TopSpeed

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10 August
Tesla could get cut out of Korea’s generous EV incentive after taking the bulk of it

Tesla is running into some issues in Korea. After the automaker dominated the country’s EV market last quarter, the government is now considering cutting Tesla out by increasing the price threshold for its generous electric car incentives. ...

Electrek

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10 August
Inside the industry: How selling emissions credits helps Tesla grow

Tesla earned $428m selling emissions credits in Q2 2020 Tesla made a crucial 7% of its Q2 revenue selling emissions credits to other brands, not all of which are forthcoming Hidden in what you might call the small print, were it not such a...

Autocar

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10 August
The big electric test: Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3

It's the EV battle of the numbers, as Sweden's 2 takes on America's 3

TopGear

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08 August
Tesla releases software update with interesting new features, suspension settings, and more

Tesla has started pushing a new software update to its fleet, and it includes interesting new features related to charging, using Powerwall, suspension, and more. more… The post Tesla releases software update with interesting new features,...

Electrek

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07 August
Tesla launches Model 3/Model Y leases in Canada, expands in the market

Tesla has launched new lease options for Model 3 and Model Y in Canada as it also expands in the market with new retail presence. more… The post Tesla launches Model 3/Model Y leases in Canada, expands in the market appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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07 August
Tesla urges owners to push for allowing charging payment by kWh

Tesla is turning to owners in Canada to help push the government to allow the automaker to charge their vehicles by the kWh. The automaker is expected to make similar pushes in other markets where the authorities only allow charging per minute...

Electrek

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06 August
Tesla powertrain turns Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into unique EV with 200 miles of range

A Tesla powertrain, along with several other Tesla parts, were used to turn Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into a unique electric car with 200 miles of range. more… The post Tesla powertrain turns Johnny Cash’s Rolls-Royce into unique EV with 200 miles...

Electrek

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06 August
Tesla launches its own car wrap service

Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets? more… The post Tesla launches its own car wrap service appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

06 August
Court Fines Driver for Using ‘Distracting’ Tesla Touchscreen

A court has ruled that Tesla’s cabin touchscreen is a distracting electronic device and has fined a driver for using it while on the move. The BBC reports that a German court made the decision while considering the case of a driver involved in a...

TU Automotive

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05 August
Tesla scraps plan to launch energy products in Korea after strange problem with certification, report says

Tesla has reportedly abandoned plans to launch its ‘Tesla Energy’ products in South Korea after failing to obtain certification due to a strange problem. more… The post Tesla scraps plan to launch energy products in Korea after strange problem...

Electrek

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04 August
Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T neck and neck in electric pickup demand, survey shows

Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T are neck and neck in electric pickup demand with some interesting other models trailing not too far behind, according to a new Twitter survey. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T neck and neck in electric...

Electrek

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04 August
Tesla makes tiny change to Model Y that will save owners some headaches

Tesla has made a tiny change to Model Y that will save owners some headaches by helping people get out of the car the right way. more… The post Tesla makes tiny change to Model Y that will save owners some headaches appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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04 August
Tesla’s wiper controls are ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed while using them

Tesla’s wiper controls through its touchscreen have been ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed their Model 3 while using them and fought a fine and driving ban through the court system. more… The post Tesla’s wiper controls are ruled...

Electrek

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04 August
Tesla is working on massive sales presence expansion with new markets

Tesla is working on a significant expansion of its retail and sales presence, including expansions in new markets, as it expects to achieve massive growth in the second half of the year. more… The post Tesla is working on massive sales presence...

Electrek

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04 August
Tesla outsells next 3 biggest electric automakers combined so far this year

Tesla is leading electric car sales and outselling the next 3 biggest electric automakers combined so far in 2020. more… The post Tesla outsells next 3 biggest electric automakers combined so far this year appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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03 August
Tesla’s made-in-China cars lead market in quality while US-made Tesla cars score lowest

Tesla’s made-in-China cars are leading the market when it comes to quality, according to a new survey. All while Tesla’s US-made vehicles are scoring the lowest for quality. more… The post Tesla’s made-in-China cars lead market in quality while...

Electrek

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03 August
Tesla is getting a boost in Russia even before officially entering the market

Despite not having yet officially entered the Russian car market, Tesla could get a boost in the country thanks to new tax incentives and a strong gray market. more… The post Tesla is getting a boost in Russia even before officially entering the...

Electrek

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02 August
Tesla starts trial production of Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel-Drive

Tesla has started trial production of the Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel-Drive ahead of an imminent launch, according to sources familiar with the matter. more… The post Tesla starts trial production of Model Y Long Range Rear-Wheel-Drive appeared...

Electrek

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01 August
Electric car startup Lucid is challenging Tesla’s anti-lidar stance

Enlarge (credit: Lucid) Electric car startup Lucid doesn't like the phrase "Tesla killer," but the comparison is hard to avoid. The company raised $1 billion from Saudi Arabia two years ago and is working on the Lucid Air, a high-end...

Ars Technica

31 July
Tesla Model S

The Car Expert - Independent, impartial advice The Tesla Model S has been a pioneer for electric cars, single-handedly changing the perception of EVs having poor performance and range. Tesla Model S

The Car Expert

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31 July
Tesla Model Y diary day 3: Installing a $320 tow hitch

This is an ongoing diary of my Model Y purchasing experience. Day 1 and Day 2. One reason I wasn’t too worried about the panel gaps on my Model Y was that I was going to be taking the whole back end apart to install a 3rd party tow hitch. I would...

Electrek

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31 July
Tesla (TSLA) secures $780 million in bonds at cheaper levels than initially anticipated

Tesla (TSLA) managed to secure $780 million in bonds against its auto leases and got cheaper levels than initially anticipated, thanks to high investor demand. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) secures $780 million in bonds at cheaper levels than...

Electrek

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31 July
Tesla Model 3 looks like rugged electric off-road machine with new kit

Tesla Model 3 can now become a rugged electric off-road machine with a new lift kit with off-road wheels and tires. more… The post Tesla Model 3 looks like rugged electric off-road machine with new kit appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

31 July
Shares of China’s Tesla challenger soar on New York debut

ByteDance-backed Li Auto tests sentiment after Luckin fiasco and US-China tensions

FT.com Autos

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31 July
Tesla surprisingly lists Model Y Long Range RWD for $48,000

Tesla added the Model Y Long Range RWD to its loan calculator, listing a surprising price of $48,000 for the new version of the electric SUV. more… The post Tesla surprisingly lists Model Y Long Range RWD for $48,000 appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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30 July
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV Rides with the Tesla Model S and Model 3

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS is a very promising electric vehicle from the three-pointed star marque because it is hyped to carry the same level of luxury and tech possessed by its flagship car, the S-Class. Recently, a prototype of the product...

BenzInsider

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28 July
2022 Kia EV Spied Testing With Tesla Model 3, Looks Cool

South Korea is already one of the biggest players in the electric and plug-in car market. However, Kia isn't going to rest on its laurels and has begun road-testing an all-new 2022 EV, seen here being benchmarked against the Tesla Model 3. If...

autoevolution

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24 July
Tesla sues Rivian for stealing secrets as electric car fight heats up

Enlarge / Rivian's R1T truck. (credit: Rivian) Tesla has sued competitor Rivian for theft of trade secrets. Tesla says that around 70 people have left Tesla for Rivian—including 22 in the last four months. And Tesla claims that several of those...

Ars Technica

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23 July
Tesla picks Texas, will redesign Model Y for European production

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends an opening ceremony for Tesla's China-made Model Y program in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 7, 2020 (credit: Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images) On Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk answered questions from...

Ars Technica

22 July
Tesla growth continues despite economic upheaval

The resilience of Elon Musk's electric car maker is in contrast to rivals, which have seen sales plunge.

BBC News

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22 July
Tesla makes a profit of $104 million in Q2 2020

Enlarge (credit: Tesla / Aurich Lawson) On Wednesday afternoon, Tesla announced that it ended the second quarter of 2020 with a GAAP profit of $104 million. That is now the fourth profitable quarter in a row for the US automaker, which may help...

Ars Technica


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