Tesla News

Monday, 28 September 2020

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27 September
VW ID.4 Vs. Tesla Model Y Comparison: Electric Reckoning

If VW wants to be the best EV-maker, it has to beat the best.

CarBuzz

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27 September
Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells have been deployed in working vehicles for months

Elon Musk recently clarified that Tesla’s new 4680 cells are already being deployed in some of its vehicles as prototypes. Even more interesting is that the next-generation batteries have already been in use for several months, though the CEO did...

teslarati

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27 September
Tesla Model 3 is revealed as the UK’s most popular electric car

TESLA'S Model 3 machine is the UK's most popular electric car according to analysis from car experts at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts.

Daily Express Cars

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26 September
Volkswagen And Tesla 'Need Each Other,' VW Says

"The Beatles needed the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones needed the Beatles."

CarBuzz

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26 September
Massive Network Outage Leaves Tesla Owners High And Dry

As far as we can tell, it was a worldwide issue.

CarBuzz

26 September
Tesla Model S Plaid may be required to use a parachute when racing in drag strips

The Tesla Model S Plaid was officially launched on Battery Day, and the vehicle is now available for ordering. The specs of the Plaid Model S are no joke, with the vehicle being capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds before maxing...

teslarati

26 September
Energized by Tesla, Chinese electric car startups are charging ahead

Filed under: Green,Beijing Motor Show,Tesla,Electric,Hybrid China's electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla. The country's growing fascination with the U.S. pioneer's sleek designs and cutting-edge...

AutoBlog

26 September
Tesla ups the stakes in Texas by purchasing more land

Tesla has purchased additional land at its Giga Texas production facility, reports indicated late Friday. Deed records from Travis County, Texas, indicate that Tesla has purchased an additional 381-acre piece of land that sits directly adjacent to...

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26 September
Tesla Model S Plaid laps Laguna Seca faster than a McLaren P1

A Tesla Model S Plaid has just lapped Laguna Seca faster than a McLaren P1 hypercar. The prototype was driven by Johannes Van Overbeek. It completed the lap of the track in 1 min 30.3 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the P1. Last year, the same car...

The Supercar Blog

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25 September
Tesla Model 3 becomes best-selling EV in Europe

The Tesla Model 3 has taken the top spot as the most popular electric vehicle in Europe in terms of sales for August. The most-affordable EV from Tesla overtook the Renault Zoe in the rankings, which has dominated the European market for several...

teslarati

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25 September
Roadshow's Tim Stevens brings his salt shaker to a talk about Tesla

A $25,000 car, full self-driving and 50% cheaper batteries. Nothing much new from Tesla.

CNET - ROADSHOW

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25 September
Tesla Model Y now eligible for Acceleration Boost upgrade

For $2,000, Tesla will make your electric SUV even quicker.

CNET - ROADSHOW

25 September
Join the 1,100-hp Tesla Model S Plaid on the Laguna Seca

Get inside the 1,100-hp Tesla Model S Plaid electric car as it tears around the Laguna Seca track in record time. This famed track in California that features the celebrated corkscrew turn appears no match for the insanely powerful new Tesla EV.

AUTO123


25 September
Lucid Air Tri-Motor Prototype Aims to Usurp the Tesla Model S Plaid

Jump in your time machine children, because it’s time to head all the back to the year 2017. A specially modified version of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat—called the Demon—ran the quarter-mile in 9.7 seconds. Yes, it had pizza-cutter front wheels,...

Motor Trend

25 September
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin gets approval for one of its critics’ biggest pain points

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin facility has received majority approval from the Strausberg-Erkner Water Association (WSE), the organization responsible for the water supply of the upcoming electric vehicle manufacturing plant. The approval effectively...

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25 September
Ford seemingly denies Tesla’s existence as it supports CA’s zero-emissions initiative

A recent press conference from California Governor Gavin Newsom proved to be quite interesting for the Tesla and electric car community. During his speech, where he praised California’s place as the leader in the United States’ electric vehicle...

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25 September
Tesla launches $2,000 ‘Acceleration Boost’ upgrade on Model Y

Tesla is launching a $2,000 ‘Acceleration Boost’ upgrade for Model Y Dual Motor AWD vehicles — shaving half a second off the 0 to 60 mph acceleration. more… The post Tesla launches $2,000 ‘Acceleration Boost’ upgrade on Model Y appeared first on...

Electrek

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24 September
Nikola patented a truck design it didn’t create, Tesla claims in legal response

Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. [credit: Nikola ] Two years ago, hydrogen-truck startup Nikola...

Ars Technica

24 September
A Tesla Model S Plaid Making 1100 hp and a Range of 837 km on the Way

Elon Musk has announced an even more powerful version of the Tesla Model S. The Plaid will generate a whopping 1100 hp and deliver a range of 837 km.

AUTO123

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24 September
Watch Tesla’s new Model S tri-motor Plaid prototype run lap faster than McLaren P1

The driver behind the wheel of Tesla’s new Model S tri-motor Plaid prototype released a video of the new record lap at Laguna Seca. more… The post Watch Tesla’s new Model S tri-motor Plaid prototype run lap faster than McLaren P1 appeared first on...

Electrek

24 September
California ban, $25,000 Tesla, inside Lordstown electric truck: Today’s Car News

Gasoline vehicle sales will be banned in California. Lordstown Motors shows us inside its electric truck. And we cover more of the angles from Tesla Battery Day—including the possibility of a $25,000 Tesla and the 520-mile, record-breaking Plaid....

Green Car Reports

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24 September
Tesla (TSLA) claims Nikola (NKLA) stole its truck design from Rimac designer

In a surprising turn of events, Tesla (TSLA) now claims Nikola (NKLA) stole its truck design from Rimac’s designer in an update to its patent lawsuit update. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) claims Nikola (NKLA) stole its truck design from Rimac...

Electrek

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24 September
Best new cars coming in 2021 - Tesla to Volkswagen

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Auto Express

24 September
200-mph, 520-mile Tesla Model S Plaid available to order, but delayed to late 2021

Tesla on Tuesday unveiled the fastest, longest-range version of the Model S to date. Revealed by CEO Elon Musk after Tesla's annual shareholder's meeting and a "Battery Day" presentation, the Tesla Model S Plaid is available to order now, but the...

Green Car Reports

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24 September
Here’s what Tesla will put in its new batteries

Enlarge / Gaze upon Tesla's new battery cell, but don't despair. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Tesla / Getty Images) Tesla’s “battery day” Tuesday revealed a surprising amount of information about projects the company has kept under wraps. The...

Ars Technica

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24 September
Tesla is building Cybertruck Supercharger stalls

Tesla is building new Supercharger stalls just for the Cybertruck, its upcoming pickup truck, according to new documents. more… The post Tesla is building Cybertruck Supercharger stalls appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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24 September
Close look at Tesla Cyberquad electric ATV prototype [Gallery]

Tesla’s Cyberquad electric ATV prototype had its first public outing this week since the unveiling last year, and here we bring you a closer look with a gallery of pictures. more… The post Close look at Tesla Cyberquad electric ATV prototype...

Electrek

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24 September
Tesla Model 3: everything you need to know

It's your handy guide to the UK details of the Tesla Model 3 electric car

Car Magazine

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23 September
Tesla is getting into the mining business, buys lithium claim on 10,000 acres in Nevada

Tesla is now officially getting into the mining business with a lithium claim on 10,000 acres in Nevada. more… The post Tesla is getting into the mining business, buys lithium claim on 10,000 acres in Nevada appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

23 September
Tesla loses charge after Battery Day

ByteDance’s ‘dirty’ deal, Apple online in India, Nokia’s £99 smartphone

FT.com Autos

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23 September
How Tesla plans to make batteries cheap enough for a $25,000 car

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Tesla's business model depends on continuous improvements in the cost and energy density of batteries. When Tesla was founded in 2003, it was barely possible to build a battery-powered sports car with...

Ars Technica

23 September
VW ID.4 revealed, Kia Sorento Hybrid, Tesla Battery Day roundup: Today’s Car News

Tesla Battery Day outlines battery tech that could set the company up as a cell manufacturer, and global EV domination. Kia reveals a new hybrid and plug-in hybrid SUV for the U.S. Ford will be building a bunch of EVs in Canada. And Volkswagen’s...

Green Car Reports

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23 September
Tesla suffers complete network outage, internal systems and connectivity features down [Update: connectivity returning]

Tesla is currently suffering a complete network outage with internal systems being down and customer connectivity features not accessible. more… The post Tesla suffers complete network outage, internal systems and connectivity features down...

Electrek

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23 September
Tesla offers extra Supercharging miles to help deliver cars in end-of-the-quarter push

Tesla is offering extra free Supercharging miles to help deliver cars as part of its end-of-the-quarter push. more… The post Tesla offers extra Supercharging miles to help deliver cars in end-of-the-quarter push appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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23 September
1,100 Horsepower Tesla Model S Plaid Sets Insane Nurburgring Time

During Tesla’s 2020 annual shareholders meeting, Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Model S model. This new model will be an absolute monster, packing a whopping 1,100 horsepower from a tri-motor all-wheel-drive setup. Tesla notes that this new model...

Autofluence

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23 September
Tesla reveals new battery tech that will enable affordable EV

Pioneering firm says radical battery developments will allow sub-£20,000 electric car - but not until 2022 Tesla boss Elon Musk says the firm is working on a new generation of electric vehicle (EV) battery that will provide five times more energy...

Autocar

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23 September
Tesla Model S Plaid: 200mph saloon promises 520-mile range

Range-topping version of EV, due in 2021, will use three motors to do 0-60mph in less than 2.0sec Tesla has confirmed that the long-awaited Model S Plaid, the newest and most powerful version of its larger electric saloon, will go into production...

Autocar

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23 September
Tesla Model S Plaid To Get Over 1,100 HP (820 kW)

After the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting yesterday, Elon Musk outlined battery updates. At the end of the presentation, the CEO laid out performance specs for the Model S Plaid and as expected, it will be seriously quick. It will pack over...

Zero2Turbo

23 September
Tesla outlines ambition to halve cost of batteries

Electric car maker aims to have a vehicle priced at $25,000 within three years

FT.com Autos

23 September
Tesla confirms 200mph Model S Plaid

'Quickest 0-60mph and quarter mile acceleration of any production car ever' says Tesla

PistonHeads

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23 September
Tesla wants to build a more affordable, $25k electric car

Tabs are so last season: Tesla reveals new battery tech thatll make EVs cheaper

TopGear

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23 September
The Tesla Model S Plaid will do 0-60mph in under two seconds

Range-topping electric saloon gets a tri-motor, 1,100bhp setup. And 130k price

TopGear

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22 September
Tesla unveils Model S Plaid: 520+ miles, 200 mph, and 0-60mph in less than 2s

Tesla unveiled today its Model S Plaid, the new highest-performance version of its flagship sedan. The electric car is going to have more than 520 miles of range, 200 mph top speed, and 0 to 60 mph acceleration in less than two seconds. more… The...

Electrek

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22 September
Tesla announces over 200 V3 Superchargers coming to Los Angeles

Tesla has announced a significant expansion of its Supercharger network in the Los Angeles area with over 200 Supercharger V3 stalls coming to the important market. more… The post Tesla announces over 200 V3 Superchargers coming to Los Angeles...

Electrek

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22 September
Michigan is closing the door behind Tesla on direct sale, leaving Rivian, Lucid, and more behind

Michigan, the home state of the US auto industry’s big three, is making sure that it is closing the door behind Tesla on direct sale as Rivian is about to follow in its footsteps. more… The post Michigan is closing the door behind Tesla on direct...

Electrek

22 September
Stocks dive Monday, Tiffany’s quick trial, Tesla Battery Day

Global equities were hit heavily on Monday over concerns of potential new Covid-19 lockdowns

FT.com Autos

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21 September
Tesla is in talks to build R&D center in India, report says

Tesla is reportedly in talks to build a research and development center in India — a market that Tesla has had difficulties entering in the past. more… The post Tesla is in talks to build R&D center in India, report says appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

21 September
FT Alphaville takes a Tesla out for a spin

We channel our inner Top Gear around the curvy roads of Southern England in this new FT Video.

FT.com Autos

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21 September
Tesla plans to offer machine-learning training as web service with its new ‘Dojo’ supercomputer

Tesla plans to offer machine-learning training as a web service with its new ‘Dojo’ supercomputer, according to new comments from CEO Elon Musk. more… The post Tesla plans to offer machine-learning training as web service with its new ‘Dojo’...

Electrek

21 September
Beyond the market hype: Tesla tries to expand its lead in batteries

Boosted by the powerful rally in its shares this year, Elon Musk’s company has seen its rivals’ electric vehicles sputter

FT.com Autos

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20 September
Motley Fool: Tesla Deep Dive Interview with Fred Lambert

Motley Fool did a Deep Dive Webinar on Tesla and interviewed Electrek’s Fred Lambert for it Here’s the interview. more… The post Motley Fool: Tesla Deep Dive Interview with Fred Lambert appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

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18 September
Tesla wins key ruling in legal battle against former employee

Enlarge / The Tesla Gigafactory under construction in 2016. Tripp would start work there the following year. (credit: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out a defamation case by former Tesla employee...

Ars Technica

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18 September
Tesla Megapacks help alleviate UK’s hundreds of millions in grid balancing costs from the pandemic

A new project powered by Tesla Megapacks is helping alleviate the United Kingdom’s hundreds of millions of dollars in grid balancing costs that occurred from the pandemic. more… The post Tesla Megapacks help alleviate UK’s hundreds of millions in...

Electrek

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18 September
Cop arrests apparently sleeping Tesla driver going 93mph

Enlarge / Frankfurt, Germany - July 12, 2016: Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan. (credit: typhoonski / Getty) Police in Alberta, Canada, arrested a driver in July who was going 140km/h (87mph) in a Tesla Model S. The Royal Canadian Mounted...

Ars Technica

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17 September
Why Amazon is backing this former Tesla executive’s recycling startup

Enlarge / Empty phone batteries are sorted by the company Accurec Recycling GmbH. (credit: Ina Fassbender | Getty Images) Tesla cofounder JB Straubel has been funded by Amazon for Redwood Materials, a start-up aiming to extract lithium, cobalt...

Ars Technica

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17 September
Tesla Powerpacks batteries deployed at ~60 Electrify America charging stations, more are coming

Tesla has deployed Powerpack battery systems at around 60 Electrify America charging stations, and more are coming by the end of the year. more… The post Tesla Powerpacks batteries deployed at ~60 Electrify America charging stations, more are...

Electrek

14 September
Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene in 2016 with the vision of producing zero-emission big rigs. Since then it...

TU Automotive


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