Tesla News

Saturday, 22 February 2020

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22 February
Tesla Cybertruck will have high-tech interface to make towing better than ever

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on a roll with more announcements about the Cybertruck today.  He described a “towing calculator” which will show all kinds of real-time stats to help drivers know more about what their vehicle can handle while pulling a big...

Electrek

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21 February
Tesla Model Y Range Is Even Better Than Expected

The Tesla Model Y is officially the most efficient electric crossover on the market.

CarBuzz

21 February
Hot Wheels’ Giant, $400 RC Tesla Cybertruck Has a Cracked Window

Finally! Here are Teslas we can all afford: remote-control versions of the all-electric Cybertruck by Hot Wheels. Mattel Creations revealed its latest must-have collectibles at the New York Toy Fair and is currently taking orders for the...

Automobile Magazine

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21 February
Czinger 21C comes with 1,250 hp and Tesla Roadster-rivaling acceleration

Straight out of California with serious specs from a hybrid powertrain.

CNET - ROADSHOW

21 February
Edmunds talks Tesla Cybertruck and its industry appeal amid growing competition

In a recent talk about the emerging electric truck market, Edmunds believes that the Tesla Cybertruck is one of the more exciting players to compete with the likes of Rivian’s R1T and the GMC Hummer EV. Edmunds’ Feature Content Manager Carlos Lago...

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21 February
Tesla Cybertruck is now available as a remote controlled EV pickup

You can drive Mattel's Limited Edition of the Cybertruck for $400. And if that's too much, there's also a $20 version.

CNET - ROADSHOW

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21 February
Tesla Model 3: The best EV to buy, according to Consumer Reports

The Model 3's had a rocky relationship with CR, but this year, it's a top choice.

CNET - ROADSHOW


21 February
Tesla Model Y Gets Stellar 121 MPGe Energy Efficient Rating

The compact crossover has the energy efficiency to match its impressive range. Tesla is the range-leader in every electric vehicle segment it competes, and the compact crossover segment is no exception. Not only does the Performance version of the...

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21 February
Tesla Cybertruck RC car is coming to Hot Wheels in two flavors

The Tesla Cybertruck will be Hot Wheels’ newest remote-controlled creation. Designed in partnership with Tesla, Hot Wheels’  parent company Mattel has announced that they will produce the Cybertruck in a smaller 1:64 scale and large 1:10 scale and...

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21 February
Tesla partners with Hot Wheels on Cybertruck remote-controlled toys, pre-orders open

Tesla and Hot Wheels have partnered to bring on remote-controlled versions of the Cybertruck, and they will come to market before the real thing. more… The post Tesla partners with Hot Wheels on Cybertruck remote-controlled toys, pre-orders open...

Electrek

21 February
Toyota Supra, Tesla Model 3 make Consumer Reports top 10 best cars list

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Toyota,Coupe,Electric,Performance,sedan Continue reading Toyota Supra, Tesla Model 3 make Consumer Reports top 10 best cars list Toyota Supra, Tesla Model 3 make Consumer Reports top 10 best cars list originally...

AutoBlog

21 February
Report: Tesla considering battery format change in China

Tesla has made major investments into cylindrical battery cells, using 18650-format cells in the Model S and Model X, and 2170-format cells in the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The company also manufactures these cells at its Gigafactory with...

Green Car Reports

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21 February
Tesla Cybertruck is turned into police vehicle by Ontario police

The Ontario Provincial Police already released a concept of a Telsa Model X police vehicle, but now they are conceptualizing a Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup as a police patrol car. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck is turned into police vehicle by...

Electrek

21 February
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...

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21 February
2020 Tesla Model X

The 2020 Tesla Model X all-electric three-row crossover is the largest vehicle in the automaker’s stable. Despite its showy falcon-wing rear doors, the Model X has plenty of redeeming features including its space, efficiency, and performance. We...

The Car Connection

21 February
Consumer Reports: Tesla improves as a brand, Model 3 named a Top Pick

The publication and organization Consumer Reports on Thursday named the Tesla Model 3 its top electric car and the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime its top hybrid and plug-in hybrid for 2020. While the Prius is a longtime pick from the publication, the...

Green Car Reports

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21 February
Can You Really Make a Tesla Bulletproof?

The Tesla Cybertruck launch will be remembered for a long time for a lot of reasons. The event paved the way for two trends that YouTubers just couldn’t seem to get over. The first one was the tug-of-war tow test, and the other, the glass shattering...

TopSpeed

21 February
Tesla gets green light from German court to resume clearing operations at Giga Berlin site

Tesla takes a step closer to laying the first brick of its first Gigafactory in Europe as a German court ruled that the electric carmaker can resume clearing trees at the forest where it plans to build Giga Berlin. The Berlin-Brandenburg court gave...

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20 February
Tesla rises 8 spots in Consumer Reports brand ranking, Model 3 gets “top pick”

Tesla rose eight spots in Consumer Reports‘ new car brand rankings, the largest rise of any brand, to become the top US brand at 11th place out of 33. This is largely due to improved reliability with the Model 3 and Model S. The Tesla Model 3 also...

Electrek

20 February
Tesla gets courted by Brazil to establish a Gigafactory in the country

Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications Marcos Pontes and Congressman Daniel Freitas are reportedly in early talks about the potential for a Tesla Gigafactory in Brazil. Both Pontes and Freitas did not disclose what...

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20 February
Tesla Model Y gets official EPA range ratings, meeting the expectations

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Crossover,Electric,Luxury Continue reading Tesla Model Y gets official EPA range ratings, meeting the expectations Tesla Model Y gets official EPA range ratings, meeting the expectations originally appeared on...

AutoBlog

20 February
Tesla Model 3 ranks as only American-made car in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks of 2020

The Tesla Model 3 was the only American vehicle in Consumer Reports‘ Top 10 Picks of 2020. The list is comprised of CR’s highest-rated vehicles by factoring in road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety ratings. The 2020 Top Picks’ list...

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20 February
Tesla Model Y gets 121 MPGe rating

Not only is the Tesla Model Y Performance version able to drive up to 315 miles on a single charge, but it also able to do it with a 121 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) according to the EPA. That means that the Model Y is now the king, since it...

The Torque Report

20 February
Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia just had its most impressive quarter yet

Revenues for Tesla’s big battery in South Australia, officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, spiked 56% in the final quarter of 2019, thanks to an increase in the value of frequency and ancillary services in the region. This marks yet...

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20 February
Is Tesla About To Drop The Price Of The Model Y?

Already half the price of the Model X, could Tesla be dropping the Model Y's price even more?

CarBuzz

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20 February
Tesla Still Aims for The Solar Roof to Rival the Car Business

Welcome back to another edition of Speed Lines, The Drive's daily roundup of automotive and tech news. Today we're talking about solar panels, coronavirus and hitchhiking apps in France. It's going to be an action-packed thrill ride, let me tell you...

The Drive

20 February
2020 Tesla Model 3

After fits and starts, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan is available in its full range of trims, which are largely differentiated by range and performance. The base $39,990 Standard Range Plus is the base model, while the Dual Motor Long Range...

The Car Connection

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20 February
Tesla firmware hints at integration of Powerwall and vehicle charging

Tesla’s latest firmware update hints at integrating Powerwall and vehicle charging for a more seamless home charging experience. more… The post Tesla firmware hints at integration of Powerwall and vehicle charging appeared first on Electrek.

Electrek

19 February
Tesla puts $1,000 back in view

Analyst boosts price target on projected growth in solar power

FT.com Autos

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19 February
Tesla has a giant new building next to Giga Nevada and we might know what it’s for

Electrek has learned that Tesla is now operating a giant new building next to Gigafactory Nevada and we might know what the automaker is going to use it for. more… The post Tesla has a giant new building next to Giga Nevada and we might know what...

Electrek

19 February
Tesla Cybertruck Pre-Orders Hit 500,000 Reservations?

Is the truck already a bona-fide hit like the Model 3? The Tesla Cybertruck tallied an impressive 200,000 pre-orders just days after its November 2019 reveal. Fast forward three months, and that figure might have more than doubled. According to an...

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19 February
Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders may have topped 500,000 reservations

Tesla hasn’t announced how many pre-orders it’s received for its new Cybertruck, but according to an unofficial tally, Tesla may have already received over 500,000 reservations. The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled last November and buyers could...

The Torque Report

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19 February
Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach half a million, tally suggests

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders have reached over half a million since the unveiling last year, according to an unofficial tally updated by reservation holders. more… The post Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach half a million, tally suggests appeared...

Electrek

18 February
Another Tesla Model Y size comparison shows higher ride height, easier entry

The Tesla Model Y starts shipping next month, but much still isn’t known. Tesla hasn’t released size specs yet, so we’re left with estimates based on dashcam video, product photos, or supercharger parking. Now we have another estimate based on a...

Electrek

18 February
Tesla’s German ‘gigafactory’ stalled by environmental objections

Local and national politicians fear delay could damage country’s business image

FT.com Autos

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18 February
Motivated by Tesla’s rise, BMW stokes up dealer excitement about its upcoming EVs

BMW had a good year in 2019. The brand sold 324,826 vehicles in the US last year. That’s an increase of 4.4% from 2018, according to Wards Intelligence. But to keep that momentum, BMW leadership – meeting with its franchises at this week’s NADA...

Electrek

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18 February
Largest public fast charging station in USA opens with help from Tesla

Less than a year ago, the Pasadena City Council voted to join Tesla in building the largest public fast charging station in the USA. That station is now live, offering twenty 50kW stalls each with both Chademo and CCS/SAE ports, accompanied by...

Electrek

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18 February
Tesla Model 3 leads industry in value retention, barely loses any value after a year

Tesla Model 3 is leading the industry in value retention by barely losing any value after a year and half the depreciation rate as the second-best vehicle, according to a new study. more… The post Tesla Model 3 leads industry in value retention,...

Electrek

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17 February
Data shows Tesla owner experienced repeated glitch days before deadly 2018 crash

Enlarge / Walter Huang's Model X in a tow yard days after his fatal crash. (credit: NTSB) On March 23, 2018, a glitch in Tesla's Autopilot technology contributed to the death of Walter Huang in Mountain View, California. As Huang's Model X...

Ars Technica

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17 February
Tesla can sell in Colorado, but Rivian can’t. Dealers oppose a new law to change that

A new bill, SB 167, has been introduced in Colorado which would allow electric vehicle manufacturers to bypass the state’s direct-sales ban. The ban was first passed in 2010, which means Tesla’s store in the state is “grandfathered in,” though...

Electrek

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17 February
Tesla has ‘6 years lead over Toyota and VW’ in electronics, says new Model 3 teardown

A new Tesla Model 3 teardown ordered by the Nikkei Business Publications came to the conclusion that Tesla is “6 years ahead of Toyota and VW” when it comes to electronics. more… The post Tesla has ‘6 years lead over Toyota and VW’ in electronics,...

Electrek

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17 February
Tesla Model Y gets dirty all the way to Quebec ahead of start of deliveries

A Tesla Model Y prototype has made it all the way to Quebec, Canada, as the automaker appears to be doing some last-minute winter testing ahead of the start of the first deliveries. more… The post Tesla Model Y gets dirty all the way to Quebec...

Electrek

16 February
Tesla Model S Gets Long Range Plus Trim With 390-Mile Range

The electric automaker has moved one step closer to passing the 400 mile range milestone. Tesla has released a Long Range Plus version of the Tesla Model S that has a driving range of up to 390 miles, compared to the previous 373 miles (600 km)....

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16 February
Tesla: German court halts work on new 'Gigafactory'

Environmentalists win a temporary injunction against forest clearance for a new "Gigafactory".

BBC News

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15 February
Drone footage: Tesla Giga Berlin forest clearing is moving quickly (UPDATE: stopped by court)

Tesla started clearing the forest at their new Giga Berlin site just two days ago, and now we have drone footage showing just how extensive the work already is. UPDATE: Just after this article was posted, we heard that a court has temporarily...

Electrek

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15 February
“I was just shaking”—new documents reveal details of fatal Tesla crash

Enlarge / The trailer sheared off the roof of Jeremy Banner's car, killing him instantly. "It really looked like I had plenty of time to go across," an anguished Florida truck driver said in an interview transcript released by the National...

Ars Technica

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15 February
Tesla releases ‘Long Range Plus’ Model S/X with 390/351 mile range, new wheels

Tesla has updated their Model S and X offerings with ever-higher range numbers. The cars now have a listed 390- and 351-mile range, up from the previous 373 and 328 miles. In addition, the Model S Long Range Plus now comes standard with the...

Electrek

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14 February
Tesla announces 5% discounted TSLA stock offering price and shareholders don’t care

Following its stock offering announcement yesterday, Tesla has announced the price at which the shares are going to be sold and it’s a significant discount over the current stock price. Yet, shareholders don’t seem to care. Tesla’s stock is...

Electrek

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14 February
Tesla is starting to add third-party charging stations to its in-car navigation

Tesla is starting to add third-party charging stations to its in-car navigation on top of its own Superchargers and Destination chargers. more… The post Tesla is starting to add third-party charging stations to its in-car navigation appeared first...

Electrek

14 February
Tesla’s sufficient management

FUD as a risk factor.

FT.com Autos

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14 February
Tesla gives deadline to force software updates on owners who have been resisting them

Tesla is starting to force new software updates on owners who have been resisting them as the company threatens to soon remove some functionalities. more… The post Tesla gives deadline to force software updates on owners who have been resisting...

Electrek

14 February
Tesla: handbrake turn

Despite Musk’s protestations, raising equity for the electric car maker is necessary

FT.com Autos

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13 February
Tesla cashes in on surging stock price with $2 billion stock offering

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) Tesla will raise $2 billion in a new stock offering, the company announced on Thursday morning. Tesla's shares are worth about $780 on Thursday morning—up 2 percent over...

Ars Technica

13 February
Tesla faces new SEC probe as it raises $2bn in share issue

Electric car maker’s capital increase follows its huge stock rally this year

FT.com Autos

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10 February
Tesla Cybertruck vs GMC Hummer EV

If you asked us – or anyone else in the automotive news sphere, for that matter – even two years ago which segment would be the hottest for electric cars in 2020, probably the only one we wouldn’t mention was pickup trucks. But as it turns out,...

Motorward


04 February
Tesla: Is the car firm really worth $150bn?

The carmaker's market value has grown by about a third in less than a month.

BBC News

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04 February
Tesla stock gains 20 percent for second day in a row

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Duncan Hull / Getty) The price of Tesla stock soared by 21 percent on Tuesday, rising above $940 for the first time. Tesla's value has more than doubled since the start of the year—and quadrupled since last...

Ars Technica

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04 February
Tesla Cybertruck and GMC Hummer. The Perfect Rivals?

GMC gave us the first glimpse of the Hummer brand that is being revived in the form of an electric pic-up truck at Super Bowl. It is quite clear what the company has in its sights as its primary competitor, it is none other than the Tesla...

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