Modern electric cars are quite safe even though the batteries remain a fire hazard if they’re ever damaged to the point that they catch fire. It’s unclear precisely what happened in this particular case but a video has emerged from China which shows a Tesla Model S catching fire. The vehicle wasn’t moving and it wasn’t hit by any other vehicle. It caught fire while it was parked in an […]
Teslas are quite capable of driving themselves on highways and while drivers are always prompted to keep their hands on the wheel at all times even when that functionality is enabled, there has always been the potential for misuse. That’s likely what was happening when the cops tried to pull over a Tesla Model S last week in California with a seemingly asleep driver at the wheel.
While electric cars aren’t new, Tesla has managed to create electric cars that many people seem to want. The only problem is that Tesla has a problem trying to keep up with demand, with many customers being forced to wait before their cars are ready, and now it looks like Tesla might have come up with a solution, although one we’re not sure everyone will like.
Tesla has recalled a significant number of Model S vehicles globally due to a faulty steering issue. The company has informed customers in an email that this is a proactive, voluntary recall and that none of its other cars are affected by this issue. Tesla has recalled 123,000 Model S vehicle manufactured before April 2016.
Mining for cryptocurrency requires a lot of power, thanks to the powerful hardware that is typically used in mining rigs. This means that those who want to mine for cryptocurrency need to think about their electricity bills, and whether or not the cost of running such a rig is worth the effort.
Here’s something that’s going to make a lot of Chevy fans happy. The company’s all-electric car, the Chevy Bolt, has won the Consumer Reports range test against the Tesla Model S which has so far been the benchmark for all electric cars. Not only did the Chevy Bolt beat the Tesla Model 3 as far as range is concerned, it even beat the EPA estimate.
Tesla hasn’t always been able to hit its delivery targets and it has taken a lot of flak for that over the past few years. It has been hard at work to ramp up production and deliver vehicles to tens of thousands of customers who have been waiting months for their Model X and Model S units to arrive. Tesla’s Q1 2017 production and deliveries report shows that the company […]
Tesla’s Supercharger network is integral to the experience of owning an all-electric car but without having to make a trade-off when it comes to range, particularly when driving long distances. Its Supercharger network is what enables owners to make coast-to-coast trips without having to spend too much time charging up the car in between. The company has a respectable number of these stations live already in North America and Tesla […]
It was reported in June last year that a Tesla driver was killed when the car’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving feature was activated. It was the first known fatality in a Tesla car so naturally, it was a big deal. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration launched an investigation into the incident which has now been completed. The investigation has ended without demanding a recall.
Tesla announced in November last year that customers who purchase a new electric car after January 1st, 2017 will no longer receive unlimited Supercharger charging as an incentive. The company has now said that it’s extending this incentive for a little while so that new Model S and Model X customers can enjoy unlimited Supercharger charging for a couple of weeks before Tesla finally takes away this incentive for good.
Tesla takes great pride in the vehicles that it produces and given that all of the cars it’s selling right now cost a pretty penny, customers certainly want them to be the best possible cars they can be. It doesn’t really instill confidence in the product when a big consumer outlet calls it “fast and flawed,” but that’s what Consumer Reports makes of the Model X, Tesla’s first all-electric crossover.
Tesla’s high-performance models offer 0-60mph times that can even put supercars to shame. That’s because an electric motor that powers an electric car always provides all of the torque all of the time. You put your foot down and away it goes, there’s no waiting for the engine to do its thing because the motor is ready to go at all times. Sure, supercars can smoke a Tesla but it […]
We know that there are some Tesla Model S owners who love having a sunroof on their cars, to feel the sun beating down on them while they drive. However if you just can’t get enough of the sun, not to worry because the company has recently announced that they will be adding an all-glass roof option to its Model S.
Smart cars have so many advantages to them, but they also have their flaws, and one of those flaws is that they are considered to be more hackable than say a regular car. It is a rather scary scenario to imagine that you’re driving your car and minding your own business, when suddenly you lose control and someone else has taken over, maybe to drive you to a remote location […]
For the last couple of months there have been a couple of accidents involving Tesla cars and its semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system, one of them was a fatal accident in which the driver did not survive. Unfortunately, another such accident has taken place in The Netherlands. The driver of this Tesla Model S has passed away.
Some of the fastest production cars in the world are also some of the most expensive. However, you can now get the same thrill of speed for a fraction of a price of a Ferrari or high-end Porsche. Tesla today announced new 100kWh battery updates for the Model S and the Model X. With this latest update the Model S has now become the third fastest production car in the […]
Tesla has announced that after considering feedback from its customers and fans it has decided to offer a new two-year lease option for its vehicles. The two-year lease option is available to customers who are going to purchase either a Tesla Model S or Model X. The company already offers a three-year lease program but it says that there were a lot of requests for a shorter lease period.
Tesla has been getting a bit of bad press recently due to crashes attributed to the Autopilot system and the latest report doesn’t exactly paint the company in a flattering light. Tesla has been on an “Electric Road Trip” tour across Europe and its stop in Biarritz, France proved to be more than it bargained for. According to reports, a Tesla Model S caught fire during a test drive.
An electric car is only as good as its battery since that crucial component is what sustains the car on the road. Tesla’s electric cars already provide more than 250 miles of range on a single charge but it appears that the company will soon be offering even bigger batteries with the Model S and the Model X, making them capable of going as much as 380 miles on a […]
For the past few quarters, Tesla has been missing its own delivery targets even though it’s taking steps to ramp up production of the models it has on sale right now. The company has confirmed that it delivered 14,370 cars to customers in the second quarter, missing its own estimate of 17,000 cars.