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Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private
Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private By Maggie Tillman

Elon Musk has a new idea.He just shocked investors by indicating he wants Tesla to become a private company. Tesla, which is currently a public company, has faced a lot of criticism in recent months for searing through cash and struggling to produce the... Read more

Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer
Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer By Rik Henderson

If you've got your eye or money down on a Tesla Model 3 and live in Europe or Asia, you're going to have to wait a while for delivery. And, if you're in the UK, you could be waiting more than a year.Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that left-hand drive... Read more

Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a new Performance version of the Model 3, along with an AWD option, both of which significantly improve the base model's speed and range. AWD refers to Tesla's dual motor drivetrain, which sees one motor at the front... Read more

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November
Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November By Max Langridge

A brand new racing series starring souped-up Tesla Model S cars is set to take off in November this year. Electric GT will see 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D cars race against each other around various racetracks around the world, including Silverstone... Read more

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range
Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range By Max Langridge

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... Read more

Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail
Tesla Model 3's touchscreen interface shown off in full detail By Max Langridge

Tesla vehicles are always associated with the very latest technology, and if you've seen one or been in one, you would have noticed a large touchscreen panel in the main centre console. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive Tesla:... Read more

What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased
What is X.COM? Elon Musk's new website and project teased By Rik Henderson

Tesla boss Elon Musk has caused an internet frenzy with a simple tweet.His company has reacquired the domain name x.com, which was the original name of PayPal many moons ago, and is soon to launch a new venture or, at least, assign one of his current... Read more

Tesla Model Y could ditch wing mirrors in favour of cameras
Tesla Model Y could ditch wing mirrors in favour of cameras By Max Langridge

Tesla's next car, following the launch of the Model 3, will be the Model Y. The company has teased an image of the car and it shows a distinct lack of door wing mirrors. Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive The image was shown... Read more

Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017
Tesla plans to double the number of Supercharger stations in 2017 By Elyse Betters

Tesla has announced it will have more than 10,000 Superchargers in North America by the end of 2017.That's more than double the amount of high-speed electric car chargers than it had at the beginning of the year. Tesla currently operates 830 Supercharger... Read more

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds
Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds By Elyse Betters

Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... Read more

Tesla prices are going up because Brexit
Tesla prices are going up because Brexit By Max Langridge

Tesla has sent out a memo to prospective customers in the UK, letting them know of a 5 percent price increase on custom car orders from 1 January 2017. The price increase has been blamed on "currency fluctuations" as a result of Brexit and the UK's decision... Read more

Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December
Tesla's heavily upgraded Autopilot will start rolling out in December By Elyse Betters

If you recently bought a Model S or Model X, you'll be happy to know that Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot support will arrive for you soon.Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to inform a new Model S owner that the Enhanced Autopilot update will start... Read more

Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars
Tesla confirms heavily upgraded Autopilot for all new cars By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company had a big announcement for October 17. Unfortunately he didn't make that date and it got put back to Wednesday October 19 instead. What Musk had to announce was that all Tesla's produced from now will have heavily... Read more

Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17
Tesla confirms product announcement for October 17 By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that there'll be a Tesla event being held on October 17. He said in the tweet that it's unexpected by most, which while may seem to relate to the actual product being revealed, we're taking it as though the... Read more

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September
Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September By Elyse Betters

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous feature will get a major update Wednesday.In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said the automaker planned to roll out the update on 21 September. Musk detailed the upcoming software changes Sunday in a blog post,... Read more

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements'
Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot with 'major improvements' By Elyse Betters

Tesla's chief has taken to Twitter once again to announce news related to his electric car company.Elon Musk revealed that "major improvements" to Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous system are coming to cars via future over-the-air updates, called V8.0... Read more

Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever
Tesla's new battery makes its P100D the 'quickest production car' ever By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors has announced a new 100kWh battery module that will help the Model S P100D hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.That’s a major boost compared to the P90D’s 2.8 seconds, although the P100D version of the Model X SUV will only hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.... Read more

Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you
Tesla's Master Plan part two involves self-driving trucks, buses, and cars that make money for you By Cam Bunton

For the first time in ten years, Elon Musk has published the first major update to Tesla's master plan, which includes a number of key areas the company is working on for the short-term and long-term future. In Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux, Tesla will... Read more

Tesla no longer wants to guarantee its electric cars' resale value
Tesla no longer wants to guarantee its electric cars' resale value By Elyse Betters

A new decision at Tesla has suggested the electric car market is doing well.The automaker told The Verge it discontinued its Resale Value Guarantee program - which launched three years ago as a way of reassuring early customers there would me a market... Read more

Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more
Tesla: Everything you need to know about Model 3, Model S, Model X, and more By Elyse Betters

Tesla has taken more than its fair share of headlines over the past few years. The Californian company has been heralded by the tech and motoring presses for its innovation, stirring up fairly a traditional market and introducing electric cars with a... Read more

Tesla will keep Autopilot and teach drivers about it despite fatal crash
Tesla will keep Autopilot and teach drivers about it despite fatal crash By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk is pushing forward with his self-driving Tesla dreams.Despite that fatal accident in May, which involved a Model S on a divided highway with Tesla's Autopilot feature engaged, the chief executive of Tesla Motors has told The Wall Street Journal... Read more

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation
Tesla Autopilot death under investigation By Rik Henderson

Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May.A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... Read more

Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D
Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D By Chris Hall

Followers of Tesla's EV march will have noticed a slight change to the line-up the company offers for the Model S. Gone is the 70D and in its place is the 60 and 60D. For those who don't know, Tesla's model naming follows its available battery capacity,... Read more

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him
Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him By Luke Edwards

The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove for him.The Tesla Model S Autopilot system works both at speed on motorways and slowly... Read more

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners
Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners By Elyse Betters

Those of you who didn't buy the Autopilot upgrade with your new Model S or Model X can now snag the option as a $3,000 in-car purchase after first testing a 1-month free trial that Tesla has quietly started offering.When configuring your Model S or Model... Read more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more
This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more By Luke Edwards

Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected.First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... Read more

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests
Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests By Luke Edwards

The Tesla Model X SUV has had a voluntary recall issued after faults were found in the rear seats that could be dangerous.The fault, found in the third row of seating, means that in a crash there is a chance the seats will fold forward potentially harming... Read more

Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar
Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar By Luke Edwards

Tesla is expected to unveil an upgraded version of its Model S this week.While the Tesla Model S P90D is still relatively new, the electric car manufacturer is always pushing forward.The new model is expected to arrive at the same time as the Model X... Read more

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream
Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors - and the entire EV industry - is having a good week, apparently.Tesla recently unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 and opened up the ability for customers to reserve the electric vehicle. Now, one week after that event, Tesla has reported over... Read more

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days
Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days By Chris Hall

Tesla pulled the covers off the Model 3, its new electric car for the masses, on 31 March and it seems the masses have responded.Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motor has been regularly updating on the progress of Model 3 pre-orders via Twitter.The... Read more

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive
Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive By Luke Edwards

In a movie set in the a post apocalyptic future, it'll be the Tesla Model 3 that we see dotted about the landscape. That's because this is going to be the first real mass-market electric car that does it all.The Tesla Model 3 was shown off by Elon Musk,... Read more

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect
Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk.Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... Read more

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one
Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one By Luke Edwards

Tesla is all set to take the wraps off its latest electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March. This will be the first affordable Tesla and as such is expected to sell out fast. But there is a way to make sure you don't miss out.Tesla has published details... Read more

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming
Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming By Luke Edwards

Tesla has officially announced that it will be taking the wraps of its next generation of electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March.The Tesla Model 3 is expected to be the company's first mass market vehicle that will be produced on a huge scale and be affordable... Read more

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock
Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock By Luke Edwards

Electric cars are fast permeating the lives and roads of the world. They're also capturing the excited attention of race fans in the all-electric single seater Formula E race series. But that's not enough and now a new Electric GT World Series, that races... Read more

Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more
Radio Flyer made a Tesla Model S for kids, with working headlights and more By Elyse Betters

Children will be able to drive their very own Tesla Model S starting this spring.Thanks to Radio Flyer, the Model S will be available to kids. It has partnered with Tesla to create a Power Wheels-like version of the all-electric car for youngsters. It's... Read more

Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover
Tesla likely to unveil two Model 3 cars in March, including a crossover By Elyse Betters

What's better than a Tesla? Two Teslas.Tesla has said it plans to show its Model 3 - a critical car that is expected to make Tesla more affordable to middle-class car buyers - in March, and now we're hearing from the rumour mill that the electric-vehicle... Read more

Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart
Tesla is recalling every Model S after learning a passenger’s seat belt came apart By Elyse Betters

Tesla knows how to put a decent spin on a potentially devestating story.Here's the situation: A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik.com that a customer in Europe discovered a seatbelt malfunction after a person sitting in the front passenger seat of her... Read more

Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do?
Tesla's autopilot mode: When is it coming and what can it do? By Elyse Betters

If you own a relatively-new Model S or are itching to get a Model X, you'll be glad to know that after this week both cars will be capable of enabling some of the fancy autopilot features that Tesla first showed off last autumn.A software update, called... Read more

Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project
Elon Musk: Apple has only hired fired Tesla engineers for its car project By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk certainly knows how to garner press attention.When he's not hyping up Tesla products via Twitter, he's being rather blunt during interviews, and his latest talk with German newspaper Handelsblatt is a perfect example. The CEO recently made some... Read more

Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet
Tesla's Elon Musk drums up publicity for new Model Y in now-deleted tweet By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk isn't just a man. He's also a press relations company.Whenever the founder and CEO of Tesla tweets, it makes headlines. Musk has used Twitter in the past to hype up events for Tesla, Tesla products (like stationary home battery packs and snake-like... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever
Everything you need to know about the Tesla Model X, the safest SUV ever By Luke Edwards

Tesla is not only about luxury performance cars. It's an electric SUV provider too. But in typical Tesla style this can't just be an SUV with electric drive. It goes way above and beyond.The Tesla Model X is fast, the top end can hit 60mph from standing... Read more

It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover
It's official: Tesla schedules September event to launch Model X crossover By Elyse Betters

Tesla is about to launch a 4-door SUV known as the Model X crossover.The electric car maker has just sent invites to the media, asking them to attend a press event at its factory in Fremont, California on 29 September. The company is expected to launch... Read more

Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors
Thunder Power Sedan EV: 400 mile range, fast-charging, Tesla quick and features the future of interiors By Luke Edwards

Thunder Power may not be a car manufacturer you recognise yet, but it should be soon. At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 the manufacturer has revealed its first all electric Sedan.The Taiwanese Thunder Power Sedan isn’t just an electric car, it uses next-generation... Read more

Tesla's $35K Model 3 sedan will be up for pre-order in March, with 2017 production
Tesla's $35K Model 3 sedan will be up for pre-order in March, with 2017 production By Elyse Betters

Two years from now, you might be driving an affordable Tesla.Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, has announced via Twitter that his company's lower-cost Model 3 sedan will be unveiled next March. At that time, you'll also be able to place a pre-order. But you'll... Read more

This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like
This is what Tesla's disturbing 'solid metal snake' charger looks like By Elyse Betters

Tesla announced earlier this year that it was developing an automatic charging system that moved much like a "solid metal snake" - and now the electric car maker has revealed how it actually looks and works. And it's disturbing.The idea behind the charger... Read more

New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know
New Tesla Roadster and Model S upgrades are coming: Here's what you need to know By Elyse Betters

Tesla Motors has just unveiled new upgrades for its Model S car line-up. The electric carmaker also announced a new single-motor Model S as well as revealed a new Roadster is coming.Wow. So much new stuff. Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, dumped all this and addressed... Read more

Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how
Tesla Model 3 challenges BMW to become your next company car, here's how By Luke Edwards

Tesla is probably the best known premium electric car offering on the roads right now, but that's about to change. Tesla is going to become affordable.Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, recently announced that the next line of cars will be aimed at everyone. The... Read more

Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house
Tesla has a 'major new' product line coming that might be able to power your house By Elyse Betters

Tesla will announce a major new product line in April, Elon Musk has just teased.The founder and CEO of Tesla is his own press relations company, because whenever he tweets, it makes headlines. Musk recently used Twitter to hype up an event that would... Read more

Watch out Tesla: Richard Branson's Virgin Group might soon enter the electric car biz
Watch out Tesla: Richard Branson's Virgin Group might soon enter the electric car biz By Elyse Betters

Richard Branson has apparently taken up an interest in electric cars.Branson is the billionaire founder of Virgin Group. It's comprised of a tonne of companies and brands, which encompass everything from planes to spacecraft, but it might one day expand... Read more

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