Tag: Tesla

Tesla to unveil Model Y SUV on March 14

(Reuters) — Tesla will unveil its Model Y on March 14 at an event in LA Design Studio, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Sunday. “Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10 percent bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10 percent more & have slightly less range […]

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Citing reliability issues, Consumer Reports can no longer recommend Tesla’s Model 3

Just a few weeks after Consumer Reports published a report claiming that Tesla’s Model 3 is the “most satisfying” car to own, Tesla’s mass market EV somewhat abruptly lost its ‘buy’ recommendation from the publication, according to a report published earlier today.  Citing “reliability issues,” Consumer Reports relays that it found a number of problems pertaining to […]

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Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village Wildpoldsried, southern Germany, is pictured on July 5, 2016. CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story On Friday, oil major Royal Dutch Shell and German energy storage company Sonnen announced that Shell […]

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Tesla’s new ‘sentry mode’ camera security feels more like a hack than a real feature

Tesla is rolling out a 360-degree surveillance system to some of its cars from today, as the company doubles down on its efforts to protect its premium electric vehicles (EVs) from bumps and break-ins. Dubbed “sentry mode,” the new feature will use all eight on-board cameras to provide a holistic […]

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Tesla hid a great ‘Back to the Future’ easter egg on its iOS and Android app

While light-hearted easter eggs certainly don’t help Tesla sell more cars, they certainly don’t hurt from a branding perspective. Over the past few years, Tesla easter eggs have only gotten better, more ambitious, and far more creative. In recent memory, Tesla has introduced any number of whimsical software surprises for Tesla owners, including a ‘Santa […]

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Volkswagen’s Electrify America Buying Tesla Hardware for EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen has agreed to spend $2 billion improving the United States’ adolescent charging infrastructure over the next 10 years as part its diesel-related agreement with federal regulators. As part of that arrangement, the automaker established Electrify America as the subsidiary responsible for most of the leg work. While it invests […]

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