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2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X
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After years of delays and rampant speculation, it’s finally official – the Model X has arrived. In a live event at the company’s factory in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk personally handed out keys to the first models off the production line, detailing the vehicle’s features and capabilities along the way. The Model X is framed as an uber-safe, uber-clean, semi-autonomous, highly practical, all-electric long-range SUV capable of embarrassing hardcore sports cars in a speed contest. That’s a lot to chew on, even for the most disruptive automaker on the block.

Unlike Tesla’s first model, the

based Roadster, the Model X was built totally in-house using the existing Model S platform. However, unlike the sedan, this SUV can sit up to seven passengers and carry an attic’s worth of stuff, all while going 250 miles in a charge and hitting 60 mph quick enough to make you see plaid.

Sounds wild, doesn’t it? Read on to see exactly what I mean.

Updated 11/24/2015: An official Tesla Model X configurator confirms that the electric SUV will be priced from $80k - before any incentives and not including $1,200 destination fees. If you will opt for the six seats pack you will have to pay an extra $3k, while the Autopilot function adds $2,5k to the final cost. Other options include a $4,5k premium package, a $2,5k premium sound system and a $1k subzero weather package.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Tesla Model X.

 

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Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022

Here’s a list of the top 10 electric cars that offer the longest range in the U.S.

EVs have dawned upon us and have become competent mainstream alternatives to cars with internal combustion engines in the last few years. While their performance was never in doubt, available range has led to some pretty extreme anxiety. The range was one of the major reasons why most folks were skeptical about switching to green cars. But, things are quite different now. Technology is getting better every single day and automakers are able to improve the range of cars like never before. Gone are the days when achieving even 400 miles of range was a distant dream. Today, cars like Lucid Air offer more than 500 miles of range and Tesla more than 400 miles. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX claim to offer over 600 miles of range. It won’t be too long before that becomes a reality, too. For now, here is a list of EVs that offer the best range in 2022.

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2022 Tesla Model X - Price, Performance And Photos

2022 Tesla Model X - Price, Performance And Photos

This latest update brings much-needed performance, interior, and tech upgrades to Tesla’s full-size Crossover SUV

This is the 2022 Tesla Model X. Ever since the Model X first went on sale back in 2016, it has proved to be an immensely successful vehicle for Tesla. After nearly six years on the block and countless updates, the Californian EV maker finally decided to give its full-size SUV a substantial makeover. Tesla recently facelifted its EV Crossover and this time around, the Model X has also gotten the full Plaid treatment.

In fact, the X Plaid shares its powertrain with the S Plaid and both Plaids have been tearing up drag strips this past year. However, beyond all the hype, what changes has Tesla made to keep the Model X relevant against the growing crop of EVs in the Crossover space? Well, let’s find out.

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Should Tesla Spin-Off ’PLAID’ As Their Very Own High-Performance Sub-Brand?

Mercedes has AMG, BMW has the M Division, Audi has RS and Cadillac has V. But what about Tesla?

Right from the onset, Tesla’s have always been pretty quick cars. The first-gen Roadster seems like a spec from the distant past, but it was nice to see Musk, drive up on stage in one, at the recently held ’Giga Rodeo’. Fast forward to today and the current crop of Tesla’s has turned things up to a eleven, especially when you consider cars like the Model S Plaid and the recently unveiled Model X Plaid.

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2023 Lotus Eletre vs 2022 Tesla Model X

Is the new Lotus electric SUV much more capable than Tesla’s big boy?

Disguised as Type 132, the Eletre (pronounced as El-etra), is the British luxury sports car manufacturer’s newest and first take on the SUV market. It is a “hyper-SUV” that is destined to take down the “ludicrous” Tesla Model X, but can it really? Although the Lotus is yet to provide complete information about the Eletre, we are going to compare them side-by-side, so you can be the judge.

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This Drag Race Spectacle Is Special Because It’s Not Everyday You Get To See A Brabus Build Hit The Drag Strip

The Brabus 850, based on the AMG GLE 63, took on the Lamborghini Urus and the Tesla Model X

Brabus is known for its mighty powerful builds. They are unlike any other aftermarket companies and tuners, and are one of the most expensive ones out there. So, when the good folks at ‘Carwow’ brought a Brabus creation to the race strip for some fun, it piqued our interest. Called the Brabus 850, it was a jacked-up Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 with oodles of performance upgrades. It went up against a Lamborghini Urus and a Tesla Model X Performance. On paper, it is the most powerful of the lot. But, was it the same in the real world as well?

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A V-10 Lambo Just Got Smoked Real Good By A Humble Family Hauler

Who needs a V-10 supercar when you could just go ahead and get a Tesla Model X Plaid instead (If you can get your hands on one that is)

EVs and SUVs, they’re both the kinds of cars that will make a frequent appearance at the drag strip. This time, here’s a family hauler taking on a 250+ grand worth of Lamborghini Huracan. Okay, it’s unlike any other family hauler out there. Let me elaborate with some numbers:

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Electric Truck Drag Showdown: Can The GMC Hummer Beat The Rivian R1T?

The new GMC Hummer and Rivian R1T prove how insanely quick EV trucks are; Tesla Model X Plaid joins the fun as an honorary guest

Throttle House likes to pit some of the latest vehicles against one another, in a series of tests. This usually involves a drag race and this time is no exception. Moreover, many have been waiting to see, which of these new electric pick-up trucks is quicker in a straight line. The GMC Hummer or the Rivian R1T? You would think there’s not a single Tesla in sight, but a Model X Plaid decides to join the fun. Will it school the newcomers?

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The Lamborghini Huracan EVO Smiles With Tears In Its Eyes As It Helplessly Watches The Model X Plaid Destroy It

The Lamborghini Huracan EVO Smiles With Tears In Its Eyes As It Helplessly Watches The Model X Plaid Destroy It

The hapless Huracan EVO could do nothing more than watching the electric SUV defeat it on the drag strip

Ever since the Tesla Model S Plaid came out, it has been on a spree, embarrassing every other car it faces in straight-line races. Tesla came out with the performance Plaid version of its SUV, the Model X as well, sometime back. While it might not be as quick as its sedan sibling, it is still mighty quick to take on some of the hottest supercars from the present era. Its latest rival – or shall we say, a victim – is the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, and the Model X Plaid shows no mercy whatsoever.

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This Tesla Model X Plaid vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Is Modern-Day David vs Goliath, But With A Twist!

Not in the same context it’s generally used, but the Model X Plaid showed that size doesn’t matter

Brooks recently got a Tesla Model X Plaid on his YouTube channel and did some quarter-mile sprints to see how quick it is. As expected, it scored some pretty good numbers. In its best run, it recorded a 0-60 mph time of 2.36 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.754 seconds.

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HOLY SH*T! The Tesla Model X Plaid Recorded A Sub-10-Second Quarter-Mile Time

We’ve never seen a production SUV do a sub-10-second quarter-mile before!

Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ has raced his Tesla Model S Plaid against a lot of supercars in the last eight months. This time, he got behind the wheel of another performance Tesla – the Model X Plaid. It doesn’t take a genius to tell that this is going to be insanely fast as well, but sometimes seeing the actual numbers can surprise you. This Tesla Model X Plaid clocked a sub-10-second quarter-mile time and a 0-60 mph time quicker than what Tesla claims, which is mighty impressive for a three-row SUV that weighs over 5,000 pounds!

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Plaid vs Plaid: How Much More Faster Is The Model S Plaid Over The Plaid SUV?

A real world test of how two of the most extreme Teslas differ for outright speed

Now for this one, you don’t have to be a nerd to figure out that the Model S Plaid has an edge here. That is a fact. Not only is the sedan lighter than the Model X Plaid, but it is also far more aerodynamic. We need no CD values to confirm that. Just looking at the two vehicles is sufficient.

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Elon Musk Says Facelifted Tesla Model X's Rollout Was Horrible

Elon Musk Says Facelifted Tesla Model X’s Rollout Was Horrible

He admits he shouldn’t have stopped the Model X’s production in December 2020

The facelifted Tesla Model X was officially unveiled alongside the Model S in January of 2021, but to prepare for its launch, the production of the pre-facelift Model X was suspended in December 2020. Unfortunately, the facelifted Model X did not reach customers until October 2021, and this has led Elon Musk to admit that they "dropped the ball badly" on the Model X’s production.

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Can A Base Model X Hold Its Ground Against The High-Performance Trackhawk?

Both these family haulers gun it down the drag strip, but which one will come out on top? Let’s find out

Okay, it’s no surprise that with SUVs now the vehicle of choice for most buyers, these family haulers are now frequently spotted at the drag strip as well.

This time around, an older generation Tesla Model X takes on a high-performance, fire-breathing Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The video was put out by the Wheels YouTube channel. Let’s see if the Tesla holds its ground against the Jeep?

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The Last-Gen Tesla Model X Shows The Latest EVs Who’s The Boss

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This time, Mat Watson and his team had a bunch of all-electric crossovers, that you’d see on a typical school run, max it out on a runway. Let’s look at the contenders, shall we?

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Koenigsegg Is Now Making Aftermarket Tesla Carbon Fiber Parts

And as expected, they’re not cheap

Unplugged Performance, a California-based tuner of Tesla vehicles, recently announced that it has formed a collaboration with Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing for the manufacturing of carbon fiber aero parts for Tesla vehicles.

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How Much Does A Tesla Model X Cost?

The Tesla Model X isn’t exactly, cheap but it’s not outside the realm of affordability for a lot of people

The Model X remains largely unchanged for 2022 including its exorbitant price tag. The 2022 Tesla Model X carries an MSRP of $106,440 for the entry-level Long Range model while the range Topping Plaid comes with an MSRP of $121,440. But the updates it received for the 2021 model year continue to keep things interesting.

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Tesla’s Software V11.0 Update Brings New Light Show, Enhanced User Interface, And... A Megaphone?

Yes, Tesla’s latest update includes a Megaphone, because why the hell freaking not?

Tesla has recently unveiled its Software V11.0, which brings quite a number of comprehensive software updates for its so-called "S3XY" lineup.

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Fastest Electric Cars in the World

Some of these electric cars come with ridiculous specs and seem too good to be true!

There is no dearth of electric cars in the market now. We aren’t just talking about the urban commuters, but also fast electric cars. There are many new automakers that start their electric car journey with fast cars or electric supercars. Companies like Estrema, Aspark, and even Tesla, for that matter, came up with fast electric sports cars or electric supercars. While some have faded into oblivion after showing us promising concepts, some have weathered the storm and are either into production or will enter production.

Here’s a list of the eight fastest electric cars in the world today that are in the production stage or about to enter production. Some of these fast cars are from mainstream automakers, some from established EVmakers, and some from new start-ups.

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This Tesla Model X With Machine Guns Shouldn't Be Let Out On The Streets!

This Tesla Model X With Machine Guns Shouldn’t Be Let Out On The Streets!

A BRCC Tesla Model X has been retrofitted with two machine guns that slide out when the falcon wings are opened! Noice!

You know what’s cooler than the falcon wings on the Tesla Model X? Machine guns coming out of the falcon wings! ‘FullMag’ uploaded a video of a Model X that started life as an EV, then an espresso machine on wheels, and now, a freakin’ artillery. Coolness factor – infinity!

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Tesla Recalls 7,600 Model S And Model X Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

And nope, this actually has nothing to do with the wide-scale Takata airbag recall

Tesla is announcing a recall via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the company is recalling 7,600 units of the Model S and Model X due to faulty airbags.

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Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs

Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs

The Tesla Model X is quick, but can It run with the fastest performance SUVs currently on sale?

The Tesla Model X is, without a doubt, a very quick car. In the Long-range Performance version of the EV, you get dual electric motors, which produce 778 horsepower and 841 pound-feet (1,140 Nm). With this in mind, it will be interesting to see how it fares against the quickest performance SUVs you can buy. Once again, Carwow’s YouTube channel has provided a video that gives us an answer.

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Old Tuner Civic Meets Stock Performance and Electric Power In A Strange Drag Race

Old Tuner Civic Meets Stock Performance and Electric Power In A Strange Drag Race

These series of drag races span three generations ranging from the past, present, and the future of cars

The Drag Racing and Car stuff YouTube channel put out a video of an old 99 Honda Civic take on an Audi SQ5 and a Tesla Model X.

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American EV vs. German Grunt: Can The Tesla Model X Take Down the Audi RS6?

American EV vs. German Grunt: Can The Tesla Model X Take Down the Audi RS6?

CarWow brings you yet another dual, and the results might surprise you

Here is yet another drag race by CarWow: an Audi RS6 vs a Tesla Model X. Can the American-made EV hold it’s own against the Audi RS6? Let’s take a look and see what happens.

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Tesla's Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla’s Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla cars would be eligible for federal taxes again, thus nullifying the biggest advantage other EV makers hold over it currently

Electrification is happening whether you like it or not, but the government is trying to make the deal sweeter for you. In the States, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 capped for 200,000 EVs for every automaker. Until now, Tesla and GM have surpassed that cap and you can’t get the credit if you purchase EVs from this brand. However, a new Bill from the Biden Administration could change that.

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Tesla Lost More Than $1,700 For Every Car Delivered In 2020

Tesla Lost More Than $1,700 For Every Car Delivered In 2020

If it wasn’t for regulatory credits, Tesla would have posted a huge loss in 2020

Automakers are in business to make money. This statement holds true for everyone from Mercedes-AMG to Ford, Chevy, and even Tesla. However, everything isn’t always peachy in the automotive economy, and today we’re here to talk about how Tesla is a prime example of that. To make a long story short, Tesla would have posted a major loss – to the tune of more than $800 million – if it wasn’t for a massive amount of regulatory credits. 2020 might have worked out for Tesla on paper, but its current business model won’t keep it from going under in the long run. How do I know? Well, Telsa actually lost $1,759 for every car it delivered in 2020.

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The Refreshed 2021 Tesla Model S Is One Step Closer to Spaceship Status

The Refreshed 2021 Tesla Model S Is One Step Closer to Spaceship Status

It still won’t fly away in a traffic jam, though

When Tesla shut down production on the Model X and S lines in December 2020, rumors started swirling that the company is looking to revamp its two EVs. This time, the rumors were true and here we are looking at the refreshed Model S and its new yoke-style steering wheel.

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The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

Both these models have been long in the tooth and a refresh could give the sales volume a boost

While Tesla keeps rolling out over-the-air updates frequently, it has never really refreshed the Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 is an exception, but even that didn’t come with any major changes. There have been no real facelifts so far, no new generations; just software updates. It didn’t matter until now because none of its products had real competition, but it looks like times are changing and Tesla is feeling the heat.

According to Electrek, Tesla is planning to refresh the Model S and the Model X after all. The production lines for these two models have been shut down longer than expected, thus hinting at a design refresh. High time!

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Tesla Cars Might Be Getting Cheaper, But Supercharging Is Getting More Expensive

Tesla Cars Might Be Getting Cheaper, But Supercharging Is Getting More Expensive

What Tesla gives, Tesla also takes

Tesla’s pricing for its models is going down, but the automaker is making up from those prospective losses by raising the prices for using its Supercharger network. That appears to be the case after a report from the Aussie website CarExpert indicated that charging at any of Tesla’s 35 Supercharger stations in the Land Down Under will now cost AUD0.52 (USD0.37) per kilowatt-hour. That’s an increase from the AUD0.42/kWh (USD0.30) that Tesla was charging as recently as September. Since 2017, the cost of charging a Tesla in Australia has gone up by as much as 23 percent, and with Tesla’s model price cuts continuing, don’t expect the cost of using the Supercharger network to flatten out, either.

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Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Old school takes on the new school!

On paper, an SUV should have no business competing against a supercar in a drag race. But the cars in question, a Ferrari 812 Superfast and a Tesla Model X P100D, aren’t exactly too far apart in the performance category. One produces 588 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, while the other has 790 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque on tap. Line them side-by-side on a drag strip and the question of who wins isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. In the end, such a race took place at the Drag Times home track of Palm Beach International Raceway. As for which car won? Watch the video and find out.

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How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

You’ll need to prepare your bank accounts if you want to buy a Tesla

Tesla is, without question, one of the most popular automakers today. The California-based electric car company boasts a sexy — no pun intended — lineup of EVs, ranging from the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. It also has several models in the pipeline, including the Cybertruck, Semi, and the new Roadster. Tesla’s appeal as a car brand is palpable in the streets. You see one, and your eyes immediately gravitate towards the vehicle, as if it’s asking why you haven’t bought a Tesla yet. There, though, lies the rub. See Tesla’s are expensive. The entry-level Model 3 starts at $37,990, but that’s without the myriad of options, accessories, and add-ons that you’re going to be compelled to buy to make the ownership experience worth it. Ultimately, you’re going to have to spend at least $50,000 to get a loaded Tesla Model 3, and that price hits six figures when you opt for the Model S and Model X. So, how much does a Tesla cost when you factor in all the options that are available to a specific model? We took a look at each model that’s out on the market and those that have yet to arrive to give you a clearer picture of how you have to spend.

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Here's Why You Should and Shouldn't Buy a Tesla

Here’s Why You Should and Shouldn’t Buy a Tesla

Weigh in the pros and cons and make the educated decision

There’s no denying that Tesla has changed the face of the EV industry. The company has forced other automakers to take this segment seriously. However, Tesla has the most loyal and most critical followers when compared to other brands. On one hand, you have people praising the brand and putting it on the pedestal, on the other you have people criticizing it in the worst way possible. But whether you like it or hate it, you can’t ignore it.

Given all the stuff you hear about Tesla, you might be confused about whether to opt for one or not if you’re out there to buy a car or an SUV. Well, we’re giving you five reasons each on why you should buy a Tesla and why you shouldn’t.

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

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

This Model X goes through a drastic weight reduction and takes less than 11 seconds to complete the quarter-mile race!

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 engine cars, on the other hand, have to spend a lot of time in the garage and get new parts and other upgrades.

Despite Tesla offering continuous updates, people are not content. Well, that’s the case with every enthusiast. We just can’t have enough. So, this new Tesla Model X went through some old-school faster-off-the-line techniques to breach the 11-second quarter-mile record to become the quickest production SUV in the world right now. How about that!

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S3XY Drag Race Putting the Model 3 Up Against the Model X, Model Y, and Model S

S3XY Drag Race Putting the Model 3 Up Against the Model X, Model Y, and Model S

S3XY Drag Race Putting the Model 3 Up Against the Model X, Model Y, and Model S

We’ve already seen various Teslas beat the many of the internal-combustion engine supercars with utmost ease. So, it’s not wrong to say that these silent machines are explosive beasts on a drag strip. But, how do they perform when pitted against each other? Throttle House brought the S3XY range – Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y together on a drag strip to see where each model stands within the family. Let the games begin!

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How Many Humans Does it Take to Charge a Tesla Model X?

How Many Humans Does it Take to Charge a Tesla Model X?

An inventor tried this out with nine cyclists pedaling for 20 minutes

A lot of ideas in the past have emerged where it has proposed that devices like iPods and mobiles be charged using human kinetic energy. This inventor named Janne Käpylehto has done the same, but for a much larger ‘device’.

He created a power generating station for converting human energy to charge the Tesla Model X. Did he succeed? Of course he did, but the desired result may not be very pleasing to everyone. Nevertheless, it’s an innovation.

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Tesla Slashes Prices For Model S, Model 3, and Model X

Tesla Slashes Prices For Model S, Model 3, and Model X

Tesla cars just got cheaper by up to $5,000!

Tesla has reduced the prices of its three most popular models in what seems to be an attempt to revive demand and sales. Riding on the back of a fairly successful quarter, Tesla is looking to repeat the feat at a time when many automakers are even struggling to break even.

The electric automaker has lowered the price of the Model 3 by $2,000, the Model S and Model X by $5,000. The Model Y doesn’t get a price cut, which makes sense considering it’s a newly-launched product.

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Did You Know That All Of Tesla's Products Are Acronymized To Spell SEXY CARS?

Did You Know That All Of Tesla’s Products Are Acronymized To Spell SEXY CARS?

It was right there staring at us in the face all this while

Back in February this year, Tesla took part in the Scaled Machine Learning Conference. Tesla’s Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence Andrej Karpathy gave a presentation on the use of artificial intelligence for full self driving.

While the whole presentation is informative and throws light on Tesla’s scaling machine learning models, data algorithms, and infrastructure, there was one particular slide that caught our attention. This showed the whole Tesla range consisting of eight products and the font used to depict them spells out as SEXY CARS. Is this a mere coincidence or an intentional wordplay?

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You Will Soon Be Able To Perfectly Launch Your Tesla With The "Cheetah Stance"

You Will Soon Be Able To Perfectly Launch Your Tesla With The "Cheetah Stance"

The mode will lower the front end, raise the rear, and send full power to the wheels for a strong launch

Musk had announced last year that the Cybertruck will be Tesla’s last new product in the near future. This year, the automaker will look to work on technologies and other such stuff. Planning for the production of the Cybertruck could’ve also been one of the reasons. That said, Tesla has been proactive in rolling out new features and tech on its cars lately. It recently revealed a new exciting Track Package and Track Mode V2 for the Model 3 Performance. Now, Tesla is working on something called the “Cheetah Stance” that will help the driver get the perfect launch. Will this be rolled out to the existing cars as an update, too?

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Tesla Model S and Model X Long Range Plus - What You Need to Know

Tesla Model S and Model X Long Range Plus - What You Need to Know

Not just the new models, but the ones manufactured in recent months will also receive this upgrade at no extra cost via over-the-air updates

Earlier this year, Musk said that Tesla will focus on its technologies instead of rolling out new products, and it looks like we’re already seeing glimpses of it. Tesla updated the Model S and Model X offerings and now offer better-than-before range figures.

The Model S now delivers an estimated EPA range of 390 miles on a single charge, whereas the Model X delivers 351 miles. This is an upgrade of 17 and 23 miles respectively over the previous update. Well, Musk suggested that the Model S will soon deliver over 400 miles of range, so, this is a good start, to say the least.

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Tesla's Stock Price Surged By 20 Percent In A Single Day

Tesla’s Stock Price Surged By 20 Percent In A Single Day

This is the biggest one-day gain for Tesla since 2013

In a marketplace where companies are finding it hard to compete against one another to maintain steadiness and consistency, Tesla is in a league of its own. The Musk-led company’s stock shot up by 20 percent in a single day, which happens to be its biggest gain in one day since 2013.

The spike happened courtesy of Panasonic’s earnings in its U.S. battery business with Tesla. Tesla stocks are trading at $780 at the time of writing. To put things into perspective, TSLA shares traded at $354 the day the Cybertruck was launched in November, and in just over two months, the prices have more than doubled. Guess it’s time to invest in Tesla if you haven’t already.

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BMW X7 vs Mercedes-AMG GLC vs Model X Drag Race: Hoping Your Kids Won't Puke

BMW X7 vs Mercedes-AMG GLC vs Model X Drag Race: Hoping Your Kids Won’t Puke

Family haulers weren’t made for drag racing... or were they?

Does launch control make sense in a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz? Hell, yeah. Does it still make sense when that BMW is the X7 or the Mercedes is a GLC, albeit AMG-badged? Well, we don’t think so. But the year is 2020 and SUVs are desperately trying to do everything right, so launch control setups on family haulers are not that upsetting anymore. Or are they?

The drag race you’re about to see is not necessarily the most balanced and fair we’ve ever witnessed. But that’s not the point, as the video is (another) good indicator of just how freakishly quick (and fast) SUVs have become and how this shift in character is hurting sports cars and sedans.

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Tesla News Roundup For The Week of Jan 6, 2019

Tesla News Roundup For The Week of Jan 6, 2019

The biggest news was from the company’s latest Gigafactory 4 in Germany

There is always something new happening in the world of Tesla. This year, we won’t be seeing any new products from the company, but instead, they will be focusing on expanding their technology base. Tesla is rolling out numerous over-the-air updates that are keeping the Tesla owners and enthusiasts quite interested all the time. Not to mention, the products also remain fresh this way, thus giving Musk and his company some breathing room from developing new products. Here are the major updates from Tesla this week.

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Tesla Delays Some U.S. Deliveries; Costing the Unfortunate $1,875 in the Process

Tesla Delays Some U.S. Deliveries; Costing the Unfortunate $1,875 in the Process

The federal tax credit benefit on Tesla vehicles expires on December 31, 2019

Tesla and controversies go hand-in-hand and here’s some more controversy from Musk’s company. Tesla has pushed some of the deliveries of its cars that were originally scheduled to be deliver this year to next year, thus costing many owners a federal tax credit of $1,875.

During every financial quarter, Tesla tried to push out as many cars as possible to showcase better results, but this time, even the customers were in a rush to take deliveries up to the 31st of December to avail the tax credit. However, Electrek says that several U.S. buyers were asked to either take deliveries early next year without the credit or cancel their orders. Well, it’s clearly not a good situation to be in.

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Hacker Uncovers a Huge List of Video Streaming Apps Coming to Tesla Cars, Including HBO and Comedy Central

Hacker Uncovers a Huge List of Video Streaming Apps Coming to Tesla Cars, Including HBO and Comedy Central

Is this an indication that all these streaming apps will be available in Tesla models in the future?

A variety of entertainment options could be headed to Tesla’s in-car entertainment system after a hacker discovered assets within the automaker’s operating system. These assets were identified as several new streaming apps, including HBO, Twitch, Comedy Central, and even Chinese video hosting service YouKu.

Though no confirmation has been given on Tesla’s plans for these assets, their existence within the company’s operating system suggests that Tesla is considering adding these services in some future version of its software, provided that it has secured agreements with the companies that own these streaming services.

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How Big is the Battery In the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid?

How Big is the Battery In the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid?

The Model S and Model X Plaid Could sport a battery much larger the Tesla Model S P110D

The Tesla Model S Plaid tore around Laguna Seca in just 1:36.555 and is slated to be the fastest and most powerful version of the Tesla Model S, effectively dethroning the Model S P100D. The Model X will also get the same treatment and, while we know the Model S and Model X Plaid models will be more powerful – and faster – we’ve been left in the dark in terms of battery size, at least until now, as Elon Musk has confirmed that Plaid models will, in fact, feature a larger battery. In fact, they will sort the largest battery to ever grace Tesla’s lineup.

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Who's Responsible If a Tesla On Smart Summon Hits You or Your Car?

Who’s Responsible If a Tesla On Smart Summon Hits You or Your Car?

Not sure Smart Summon was such a good thing to release this early on

I saw an article posted by another outlet just the other day that was titled “idiots are trying to run themselves over with Their Own Tesla’s.” Like most people, I didn’t really read the article – I eventually did, and it isn’t much of an article – however, with all the dumb challenges going on these days (dumb kids eating tide pods, I’m looking at you) I found it very easily to believe people are out there jumping in front of their Tesla on Smart Summon, just to see if it will stop. As it turns out, there aren’t as many cases as I would have expected, and I’m sure they’re coming at some point, but there is one “homemade” test that we’ve posted below. Not surprisingly, the Smart Summon feature is far from perfect. This raises another question in my mind, though: Who the hell is responsible in accidents involving Tesla Smart Summon?

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Tesla Software Version 10 Makes It More Fun to Be An Idiot With AutoPilot

Tesla Software Version 10 Makes It More Fun to Be An Idiot With AutoPilot

Tesla has a different view of what “having fun in a car” should mean. Don’t get us wrong, but for the vast majority of gearheads out there, that’s synonymous to actually driving the car and occasionally taking it to the limit. Call us old fashioned, but we don’t see a point in offering your customers the likes of in-car gaming and in-car karaoke since we’re still far, far away from Level 5 autonomous driving. No, Tesla’s Autopilot isn’t that.

As usual, Tesla will deliver the update through its over-the-air system this week, but before you get it, here’s what you should look for. For a better grasp, we’ve grouped the new features based on their purpose.

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Elon Musk Says No to Refreshing the Tesla Model S and Model X - Is This a Big Mistake?

Elon Musk Says No to Refreshing the Tesla Model S and Model X - Is This a Big Mistake?

Or is all of this just a matter of semantics?

Tesla has no plans to refresh the Model S and Model X, echoing CEO Elon Musk’s position regarding the issue. Instead, a series of “minor ongoing changes” are expected to come for both models. This might be disappointing news to owners of either the Model S or Model X, but this isn’t anything new for the automaker, which has stood by its CEO’s stance that “Tesla doesn’t do refreshes,” or at the very least not in the traditional sense that most automakers do. It’s a unique position Tesla has taken, particularly now for both Model S and Model X models that have suffered in the sales department as more customers turn their collective attention towards the far more affordable Model 3. Is it a mistake on Tesla’s part, or is all of this a matter of semantics since most of the updates that both the Model S and Model X can be considered “refreshes” in their own right?

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Sexy Video of Couple Banging in a Tesla Model X on Autopilot Mode Goes Viral on Pornhub

Sexy Video of Couple Banging in a Tesla Model X on Autopilot Mode Goes Viral on Pornhub

I wouldn’t recommend it since it is dangerous, the XXX video author said.

Known as Taylor Jackson, the independent porn star is the author of the first XXX-rated flick filmed inside Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode. Despite Tesla’s warnings about the Autopilot technology not being fully hands-free yet, the video shows a lot of hand actions in the car, but hands are not always on the steering. Taylor Jackson stated: "I wouldn’t recommend it since it is dangerous.”

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Analyzing the Differences Between the 2020 Tesla Model Y and the 2019 Tesla Model X

Analyzing the Differences Between the 2020 Tesla Model Y and the 2019 Tesla Model X

Taking a deeper dive into the California brand’s utility vehicles

Now that we’ve had an eyeful of the 2020 Tesla Model Y, it’s time to look at it from a more analytical perspective, especially with regards to how it stacks up against the 2019 Tesla Model X. What are the differences between these two all-electric utility vehicles, and why do those differences matter?

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Tesla's Full Self Driving Option is Now More Expensive

Tesla’s Full Self Driving Option is Now More Expensive

How does $8,000 sound?

Elon Musk announced that the price of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) option is going to "substantially" increase over time. It’s still unclear how much the price will go up, but we will know it soon as the first rise of the cost is expected for May 1, 2019. We only know it should be "something like" $3,000," which would bring the option to a total amount of $8,000.

According to the automaker, FSD will soon be able to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs and will even drive automatically on city streets. Tesla announced that Autopilot is now a standard feature for some model and trims, but standard Autopilot boosted the car price. Musk also said that starting in a few months it will offer computer retrofits to all owners who purchased the FSD option.

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Ride Hailing, LIDAR, Life Span, And Self-Driving Tech - Tesla Has it All Figured Out

Ride Hailing, LIDAR, Life Span, And Self-Driving Tech - Tesla Has it All Figured Out

Elon Musk describes Tesla’s latest autonomous driving innovations and plans for the future

Tesla is a small automaker compared to the global giants, yet it leads the pack from a technical and technological standpoint in many areas. One such area is in the field of autonomous driving tech, and the automaker recently showcased its newest self-driving tech and how it intends to use them at a special event held at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

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Tesla's Refresh for the Tesla Model S and Model X Will Infuse Model 3 DNA at their Core

Tesla’s Refresh for the Tesla Model S and Model X Will Infuse Model 3 DNA at their Core

Will the latest powertrain tech keep Tesla’s most-expensive models relevant?

Tesla is known for breaking from tradition, and that includes the way in which it updates its various model lines. Rather than creating an entirely new “generation” every five years like the rest of the industry, the California-based brand prefers a steady stream of incremental updates to keep things fresh. However, that could change with the forthcoming Model S and Model X, as rumor has it Tesla has a substantial powertrain update in the works, with tech bits pulled from the Model 3 compact sedan.

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Tesla Adds a New Advanced Tailgater Feature to Autopilot Self-Driving System

Tesla Adds a New Advanced Tailgater Feature to Autopilot Self-Driving System

New Tesla Autopilot mode allows turns your car into an autonomous asshole as you sit back and relax

Tesla is at the forefront of autonomous driving tech in the automotive industry, but competitors are hot on its heels trying to match the broad array of features provided by its Autopilot system. Now the EV maker is consolidating its position as a leader in this field with its newly released Advanced Tailgater mode that will be added for free to all Autopilot-equipped Tesla models via an over-the-air update.

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2020 Tesla Model Y Vs 2019 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model Y Vs 2019 Tesla Model X

The most practical Teslas go head to head

Now that we’ve had an eyeful of the 2020 Tesla Model Y, it’s time to look at it from a more analytical perspective, especially with regards to how it stacks up against the 2019 Tesla Model X. What are the differences between these two all-electric utility vehicles, and why do those differences matter?

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Donut Media Goes Deep With Tesla: Video

Donut Media Goes Deep With Tesla: Video

Everything you could possibly want to know about the world’s leading electric car brand

If you went up to me 20 years ago and told me that electric cars would eventually become some of the quickest, sexiest vehicles on the planet, I would have asked what you were smoking and why weren’t you sharing. But oh how things have changed. Now the calendar says it’s 2019, and the appeal of cars like the Tesla Model S is undeniable. With cutting-edge technology, insane levels of torque, and head-turning style, the Tesla brand is a force to be reckoned with. Now, with the recent debut of the 2020 Tesla Model Y,Donut Media is diving deep on everything you need to know about Tesla.

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Tesla Postponed Price Hikes Because of Overwhelming Number of Last Minute Orders

Tesla Postponed Price Hikes Because of Overwhelming Number of Last Minute Orders

Tesla’s not making it easy for everyone to place orders for its models

Tesla has put a stay in its decision to raise prices on most of its models worldwide due to what it described as “unusually high volume” on orders being placed on its website. The slight price adjustment was supposed to take effect midnight Pacific Time last Monday, March 18. Now, the price hike will happen midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 20. The decision to raise prices by three percent on some of its models was announced last week after Tesla abruptly reversed course on its plan to close all of its retail stores and focus all sales online. With the deadline fast approaching, it’s gonna be interesting to see if Tesla experiences the same “unusually high volume” when the clock hits midnight Pacific Time today.

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Tesla Goes Ice Fishing, Burns Up, Doesn't Melt Ice

Tesla Goes Ice Fishing, Burns Up, Doesn’t Melt Ice

EV’s charred remains somehow didn’t break through

Currently, there’s the shell of Tesla Model X that burned to a crisp sitting on a frozen lake in Vermont. That’s a sentence I never imagined I’d write. The situation certainly is odd. It raises a lot of questions. What sparked the fire? Why didn’t it melt through the ice? What was the car doing on the lake in the first place?

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