Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made.…
Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system has been impressing everyone from consumers to journalists, and even other industry experts and executives. Even us! But now a Volvo engineer has called Tesla’s system out, claiming it’s a dangerous “wannabe” autonomous technology.
Tesla’s new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has already saved a few YouTubers from spectacular crashes. But according to Elon Musk, those aren’t the exception to the rule: Autopilot has decreased crashes by 50 percent in a few months.
Sure, an affordable electric car can go a long way towards helping the US achieve energy independence and wresting its citizens away from fossil fuels. But if Elon Musk really wanted to solve our transportation problems, he’d be designing an electric bus. If his comments at a conference today are true, Musk is doing…
Tesla claims that its Model X crossover has the largest windshield of any production car. It’s also been a developmental nightmare that was delayed again and again for issues with suppliers and engineering those damn Falcon doors. Now it may have a problem with light ghosting in the big fancy windshield causing…
Tesla has already shown us some sweet Easter Eggs hidden in the software of the Model S. But now there’s a new one, and if you’re a Mario Kart fan, you’ll love it.
It’s been a week since Tesla unveiled the Model 3 to the world, and CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to update us on everything from reservation count to styling changes.
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke of establishing a European manufacturing facility while attending a Tesla owners event in France. Well the people of France were listening, and it’s now reported that the government has offered the electric automaker a re-purposed nuclear power facility as a potential site…
A petition went up on Change.org yesterday for Elon Musk, co-creator of PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and the man responsible for the inception of the Hyperloop transportation system, to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Given that people camped out in line for a chance to pay a deposit on the Model 3, a car they won’t see for at least a year, it’s no surprise that the pre-order numbers are big. But 276,000 pre-orders in 72 hours is still a shockingly high number.
As of Saturday morning, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Tesla Model 3 orders were at a whopping 253,000 two days after its debut. Since that debut, we’ve learned quite a bit about the car—things both good and bad. With that, let’s take a moment to break down everything we know so far.
In one day, Tesla Motors crushed the numbers for total electric vehicles sold in the U.S. during 2015 with a single model—the Tesla Model 3. Half of the orders came before anyone had even seen it. But now the real wait begins, and it looks as if it may be three to four years before prospective owners receive their car.
The Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s electric “everyman” car, has landed in Southern California. With any luck, it should be shipping out to its first new owners by the end of 2017. Well before that, we got to spend a few sweet seconds in the passenger seat, and here’s what it felt like.
You know what’s hard? Trying to get anyone to say anything remotely critical about the Tesla Model 3. Everyone wants it to succeed because electric vehicles are good, and affordable electric vehicles are even better. But the Model 3 cannot be the hero for the US’s energy woes if we don’t fix a few serious problems…
Tesla unveiled the new Model 3 tonight, and it looks damn cool. But before anyone had seen one lone hubcap, Tesla had already raked in $115 million in pre-order deposits, thanks to 115,000 people pre-ordering the Model 3.
Here we are. After years of hype and rumors, Tesla has revealed the entry-level Tesla Model 3: the sleek, high-performance electric sedan for the masses. Or so Elon Musk hopes.
Tesla is taking the wraps off its $35,000 electric car for the everyman tonight, and as with all good technology launches, you can watch along naked, from bed, while drinking beer.
Tesla is finally taking the wraps off the Model 3, its first mass-market electric vehicle priced at an affordable $35,000. The car is expected to push EVs into the mainstream and reduce carbon emissions around the world. The only downside? Many cities don’t have enough charging stations to support widespread adoption…