Tesla

Tesla's journey started back in 2003. The Palo Alto-based company is the top-rated EV company in the world today and is arguably the biggest EV player right now. The Musk-led company fought all the odds and did not get steamrolled by the other automakers. Tesla wanted a SEXY range of products, only for Ford to ruin the party, thus making them settle for a S3XY range. The American company has four mainstream products currently – the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. Each of the products is doing immensely well in the market. Tesla will soon be coming out with a pickup truck and that has been the talking point of the industry. Tesla has a very strong fan following, and the same is seen even in social media. A recent report revealed that Tesla Pickup is the most talked-about truck on Twitter. The company seems to be unstoppable right now and it looks to have a bright future moving forward.

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Someone's Building a Half-Scale Version of the Tesla Cybertruck

Someone’s Building a Half-Scale Version of the Tesla Cybertruck

How hard can than be? Well, it’s not easy, we’ll tell you that much

Nobody thought we’d still be talking about the Tesla Cybertruck, but here we are. It looks like the controversial launch of the pickup truck and the car itself are still sending ripples throughout almost every online medium out there.

Take YouTube, for example, where a bunch of mechanical wizards set out to build a go-kart-sized replica of the Tesla Cybertruck. Their road from zero to hopefully hero is documented via three videos posted by the Hacksmith, so we’re urging you to go check them out because they’re totally worth it. In the meantime, let’s find out more about the project.

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Tesla Will Finally Start Delivering the Model Y in February 2020

Tesla Will Finally Start Delivering the Model Y in February 2020

The company is running ahead of schedule and deliveries will reportedly begin soon

The Model Y has become somehwat of a regular sight on the road around Tesla these days. This only meant one thing – the compact SUV is close to its launch. However, it looks like the Model Y is arriving to the party much earlier than expected. Tesla will reportedly start delivering the crossover, in Performance trim, in February 2020, and the other trims will follow soon.

Initially, Tesla was going to start delivering the Model Y in the fall of 2020, but that was later moved up to a summer launch. Now, it will be reaching us even sooner. It’s definitely good news for customers who have pre-ordered the Model Y, it seems.

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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 Model 3 Versus Porsche 911 Carrera S Makes For a Very Tight Affair

Tesla Model 3 Versus Porsche 911 Carrera S Makes For a Very Tight Affair

Neither of these cars was willing to give up

While the Tesla Model S has its hands full dealing with the all-electric Porsche Taycan (not when it comes to range, though), the Model 3 has been pitted against the 2020 Porsche 911 by the fellas over at Carwow.

We know, we know, and they do too, these two are not exactly direct rivals and the differences between them aren’t only related to how they generate power and torque. The 911 is rear-wheel-driven, while the Model 3 spins all four wheels. The EV is also a tad more powerful and quicker off the line, but the Neunelfer packs a mean Launch Control feature and is, after all, a purely-bred sports car.

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Tesla Makes A Bulletproof T-Shirt to Celebrate the Glass-Shattering Incident

Tesla Makes A Bulletproof T-Shirt to Celebrate the Glass-Shattering Incident

That’s one way to cash-in on all the buzz surrounding the supposedly ‘embarrassing’ incident

The Cybertruck’s glass-shattering saga will remain fresh in our minds for a very long time. It’s not because of what happened on stage, but because Musk and his team don’t want us to forget.

Tesla is channeling all the hype it has received through memes and internet jokes into merchandise sales. On that note, the company is launching a new T-shirt featuring the incident, along with other Cybertruck-themed apparels and accessories. This is modern marketing 101 right here. The only downside - it’ll set you back by $45.

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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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Tesla Update: First Model 3s Roll Out In China, Model Y Moves to Germany, Future OTA Updates

Tesla Update: First Model 3s Roll Out In China, Model Y Moves to Germany, Future OTA Updates

15 Tesla Model 3s were delivered to factory employees

When Tesla invested in a 534-square-mile plot of land in Eastern Shanghai province, no one would have expected a full-fledged factory built there in less than a year. However, the company managed to achieve the feat and even rolled out the first batch of Model 3s off the production line on the 30th of December. Model Y production, however, is now expected to take place in Berlin, Germany and hackers have uncovered some interesting information in the Model 3’s source code.

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Heavy-Duty Cybertruck with Six Wheels Looks Oddly Mesmerizing

Heavy-Duty Cybertruck with Six Wheels Looks Oddly Mesmerizing

I’ll be more than happy if the towing capacity on this one is a lot more than the 14,000 pounds of the standard Cybertruck

The Cybertruck is an intimidating vehicle in stock form with those 35-inch wheels and the unorthodox, pointed-top shape. The Cybertruck became the renderers’ guinea pig and they went berserk to make the Cybertruck look even weirder than it already is.

But, imagine what it would look like with six wheels. Well, DrivableDesigns came up with a rendering to show what this truck would look like with a six-wheel setup.

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Elon Musk Should Buy The Tesla Cybertruck's Door Glass From Volkswagen - It's Stronger: Video

Elon Musk Should Buy The Tesla Cybertruck’s Door Glass From Volkswagen - It’s Stronger: Video

Come to think of it, Musk actually praised Volkswagen at the 2019 Golden Steering Wheel Awards

Do you remember the glass shattering saga from the Cybertruck launch? Of course, you do. How can one forget that embarrassing moment on stage when the whole world was watching the much-anticipated event live, right? It sent everyone into splits but garnered so much hype that even non-auto enthusiasts were talking about it. Tesla: 1, The Public: 0.

Not the point here, though. The Cybertruck might boast armored glass windows, but what about normal windows on normal cars? A video on YouTube has appeared wherein the admin of CarHax decided to use ‘weapons of destruction’ on a standard Volkswagen Golf’s glass. You will be shocked to see how much abuse it can withstand.

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High-Mileage Tesla Model S P100D Matches Wits With Almost-New Tesla Model 3 Performance

High-Mileage Tesla Model S P100D Matches Wits With Almost-New Tesla Model 3 Performance

It’s not as silly of a race as you’d expect

On the surface, racing a Tesla Model S P100D against a Tesla Model 3 Performance has all the makings of a lopsided affair. The Model S P100D is vastly more powerful than the Model 3 Performance. But the specifics of this particular race that YouTube channel DragTimes organized between the two Teslas aren’t normal, specifically as it relates to the age of the two models. The Model 3 Performance is an almost brand-new model, but the Model S P100D is a three-year-old model with 96,000 miles in its odometer. Do the Model S P100D’s age and high mileage have an effect on its performance capabilities relative to the almost brand-new Model 3 Performance? DragTimes tried to find out and the results are interesting, to say the least.

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Hacker Uncovers a Big List of Potential Model 3 Upgrades. Including a Larger Battery

Hacker Uncovers a Big List of Potential Model 3 Upgrades. Including a Larger Battery

These hacks show a lot of potential upgrades that will make the Model 3 an absolutely drool-worthy car!

Tesla is generally known to be tight-lipped about news and information about its products. Take the Cybertruck, for instance. Until the date of the unveil, no one had seen it, no were any sketches or other relevant information leaked aside from Elon Musk’s cryptic logo. But, this time, Tesla couldn’t keep things to itself. Tesla somehow leaked some codes in the recent software upgrade on the Model 3. A Tesla hacker who goes by the name “Green”, has cracked the code and come up with some interesting data, including a 100 kWh battery pack in the near future!

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Boost the 0-60 MPH Sprint of your Tesla Model 3 With the Press of a Button

Boost the 0-60 MPH Sprint of your Tesla Model 3 With the Press of a Button

So, there’s really not that much of a difference between the Dual Motor and Performance powertrains or is there?
New Upgrade Makes Model 3 Long Range AWD 0.5 Seconds Faster to 60 mph Acceleration Boost Upgrade Costs $2,000 May negatively affect range (unconfirmed) Can be done via n OTA update and via your mobile device

Tesla has now launched a new upgrade for the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Long Range that will boost your acceleration enough to get you to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds – an improvement of 0.5 seconds. This news comes less than 24 hours after fine print about such an upgrade showed up at the bottom of the upgrade section in some people’s Tesla account. The upgrade is aptly called “Acceleration Boost,” and if you want it, it’ll cost you an extra $2,000.

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If You Pre-Ordered the Tesla Cybertruck in Europe, You Might Want to Cancel It

If You Pre-Ordered the Tesla Cybertruck in Europe, You Might Want to Cancel It

It doesn’t look like you’ll get the Cybertruck that you ordered

The Cybertruck was widely criticized for its weird shape, but that was mainly because of how it looked. Soon after the unveiling, a lot of other practical problems came to light, such as parking woes, truckbed usability to haul longer objects, and so on. One such glaring problem that raised a lot of eyebrows was the safety aspect. The Cybertruck sure has strong components, but how can it be tested for crash ratings and how will it fare in case of a rollover? With a lot of questions unanswered, an expert in Europe has deemed the Cybertruck to be far from road-legal. This is a huge blow to the company. Will Tesla heavily modify the Cybertruck to attain road legality?

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What is the Cheapest Tesla?

Tesla’s cheapest offering is the Model 3 which retails from $38,990. The car comes with a very clean cabin with almost no buttons at all, a 15-inch touchscreen that dominates the center console, and a spacious cabin overall. The standard range trim offers you 220 miles on a full charge, whereas the Long Range offers 310 miles on a single charge. The latter trim takes 5.1 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill before losing breath at 140 mph.

What is the Sportiest Tesla?

Tesla has a spectacular range of products, but the Roadster is clearly the sportiest product from the stable. It has been in news ever since its launch back in 2007. The Roadster boasts some ridiculous figures, such as 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, a top speed of 250 mph, and can cover 620 miles on a single charge. Interestingly, Musk sent his Roadster in outer space as part of the Space X project. In other news, Musk also said that the car will come with rocket thrusters. If this is not sporty, I don’t know what is.

What is the Most Popular Tesla?

The Model 3 is the most popular Tesla. The American startup sold over 10,000 examples of it in April 2019. It is also the cheapest model in the company’s range.

What is the Most Expensive Tesla?

Tesla has redefined the EV segment with not just quality electric products that are good for a daily commute, but are also a hoot and a half to drive. However, this comes at a price. The company’s Model S Performance retails at $90,115, whereas the Model S Performance trim is priced at $95,115. The Model X Performance is the fastest production SUV, as it takes just 2.7 seconds to touch 60 mph from a standstill. It has also attained the highest safety ratings ever.

What is the Fastest Tesla?

The Model S P100D in Ludicrous Model is the fastest mainstream vehicle from the stable when it goes all guns blazing. The car takes merely 2.4 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark and can go all way up to 163 mph. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system and can go up to 340 miles on a single charge. The Model S takes just 15 min to replenish the battery with enough energy to cover 130 miles.

Are Tesla Cars Reliable?

Despite boasting some amazing crash test ratings, which generally instils a certain amount of faith in the brand, Tesla is actually not known for its long term reliability. The company offers four years warranty on the car and eight years on the battery, but was ranked 27th out of 29 automakers by Consumer Reports in 2018. Tesla has a habit of changing the hardware and the software on a frequent basis and that fluctuates the reliability to a large extent.