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A New Evidence-Lacking Report Suggests Tesla Has Conspired to Hide Fire-Causing Battery Problems

A New Evidence-Lacking Report Suggests Tesla Has Conspired to Hide Fire-Causing Battery Problems

Leaked Tesla emails from 2012 suggest that the automaker knew about design flaws in the Tesla Model S’ battery pack

An article on Business Insider has hit the surface suggesting that when Tesla rolled out the Model S from its Fremont factory back in 2012, it knew about a potential design flaw that could lead to battery packs catching fire.

The author hasn’t provided evidence for the same, but if true, this is a serious issue that could bring Tesla under scrutiny and hurt its credibility to a large extent.

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Uh-Oh: Tesla Makes the Worst-Built Cars in the U.S., J.D. Power Finds

Uh-Oh: Tesla Makes the Worst-Built Cars in the U.S., J.D. Power Finds

To some extent, the poor assembly quality of Tesla’s cars shouldn’t surprise anyone by now

We’ve seen countless videos where new owners complain about the built quality of their new Tesla cars.

Besides the now-fixed Model 3 braking problems acknowledged by Elon Musk back in 2018, there have been recent reports (mostly captured on video, too) of poorly assembled bits and bobs for the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.

In this regard, J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study comes to confirm what we already knew.

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This Rendered Video of The Tesla Roadster Shows What a 1.1-Second Sprint to 60 MPH Would Look Like

This Rendered Video of The Tesla Roadster Shows What a 1.1-Second Sprint to 60 MPH Would Look Like

How freakin’ awesome is this?

When Musk announced that the next-gen Roadster will be offered a SpaceX option package that includes rocket thrusters, it took many people by surprise. Although he said that the Roadster pack will “definitely enable it to fly short hops.”, it also meant it will be much faster than the 1.9-second claim. J

Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained worked out the math and concluded that the next-gen Roadster with rocket thrusters will do the sprint in just 1.1 seconds.

Based on this figure, a CGI artist has created a video that depicts what that specific run could look like. Check out the video in the tweet below.

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The Tesla Model 3 Enters Modern Times With Wireless Phone Charger and USB-C Ports

The Tesla Model 3 Enters Modern Times With Wireless Phone Charger and USB-C Ports

For such a tech-savvy car, it’s a little embarrassing to enter the party this late

Tesla cars are known not only for their electric powertrains, but also for the amount of technology they offer. You’d expect Tesla to be at the zenith when it comes to offering high-tech features, but surprisingly, that was not the case with a few things.

But, Tesla has finally introduced it. We’re talking about two features here – wireless charging and USB C-ports. The automaker has finally decided to offer it on its entry-level EV. Better late than never, right?

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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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Tesla Might Build the Cybertruck in "The Land of Pickup Trucks"

Tesla Might Build the Cybertruck in "The Land of Pickup Trucks"

This is just speculation, but what matters is that the new factory might build the Cybertruck

Even though the Berlin factory is still not ready, Tesla is ready to throw in more funds to build a new factory in the States. According to Electrek, Musk has chosen Austin, Texas as the location for Tesla’s next factory.

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Elon Musk Threatens to Move Tesla HQ to Texas/Nevada, Could Shutdown Fremont Factory

Elon Musk Threatens to Move Tesla HQ to Texas/Nevada, Could Shutdown Fremont Factory

This sounds like a spur of the moment announcement, but there are high chances Tesla could have a new home soon

Elon Musk is always in the news for some or the other reason, but this one is serious. He announced that Tesla will move its headquarters from California to Texas or Nevada due to California’s response to COVID-19.

The ongoing pandemic has left a big dent on all the businesses worldwide. However, they are slowly trying to get back on track by cautiously starting business activities again. Many automakers across the States are also resuming production activities this month, however, California plans to start from June 1. This led to Musk lashing out at the decision and shocked everyone with the announcement on Twitter. Was this response a little too harsh from the outspoken CEO?

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Tesla Model S Could Become The First Car To Have An EPA-Rated Range Of Over 400 Miles

Tesla Model S Could Become The First Car To Have An EPA-Rated Range Of Over 400 Miles

Musk says it would’ve already been official if not for a mistake on EPA’s side

Elon Musk surprised many people by announcing a profitable first quarter amid the pandemic. During this call, he also claimed that the Tesla Model S has achieved an official 400-mile range as per EPA ratings, but it wasn’t made official due to a fault during testing. Currently, the Model S Long Range Plus is rated at 391 miles, but Musk says as soon testing opens, the Model S will be tested again and it will achieve a rating of over 400 miles.

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The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH

That’s an improvement of 0.2 seconds for any Raven-equipped Model S Performance

Tesla Model S was fast, and now it’s gotten even faster. The company has quietly updated the Raven-equipped Model S Performance’s 0-60 mph figures on its website from 2.5 seconds to 2.3 seconds.

The automaker makes changes official on its website only once they have updated the product. Electrek reports that Tesla sent out an e-mail to Model S Performance owners intimating them about this update. This means the cars that will be sold from now on – and perhaps even examples from the previous months – will boast faster acceleration.

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The Man Behind the Tesla Model S Says the Lucid Air Sedan is Better

The Man Behind the Tesla Model S Says the Lucid Air Sedan is Better

Can he replicate the same success with the Lucid Air?

Peter Rawlinson has worked for many big automotive companies in his career. He has worked as the Principal Engineer at Jaguar, Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering at Lotus, and most recently, as the Chief Engineer who made the Tesla Model S what it is today. Presently, he’s associated with Lucid where he looks after the same stuff along with looking after the company as the CEO and CTO.

MotorTrend spoke to him recently about his time at Tesla and his current projects, and Rawlinson went on to say that his upcoming sedan, the Lucid Air, is better than the Tesla Model S. Given the man’s stellar reputation and the work he’s done in the past, will the Air dethrone Tesla and be the new premium electric sedan?

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These Are The Car Parts Being Used to Make Ventilators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

These Are The Car Parts Being Used to Make Ventilators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At least three carmakers used parts for medical supplies

Many automakers have stopped car production and shifted to medical supplies to help the battle against the novel coronavirus. But while some brand provide technology to the firms that build the supplies, some automakers are using parts from their current vehicles to built masks and ventilators. Here’s what car parts you could find in medical supplies delivered to your country these days.

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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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