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Electric Vehicles’ Range Is Nearly Split in Half in Cold Weather: Study

Electric cars are the future, whether you like it or not, though if they are our future they’re going to need to get a lot better than they are today. The batteries, in particular, aren’t good enough, the latest confirmation of this coming in a AAA study released today. Electric cars’ range falls by nearly […]

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Tesla Model S and X Could Get Interiors Like the Model 3: Report

One of the 2018 Tesla Model 3’s most distinctive features is its spartan interior, a virtually button-free environment with most controls confined in a horizontal touchscreen. Now, the automaker is planning to introduce a similar interior for its more expensive vehicles, the Model S and X, according to a new report…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Guy Who Salvages Ruined Teslas and Puts Them Back on the Road

Tesla is a bit of a control freak when it comes to repairing its electric vehicles. If you try to buy parts to make your own repairs, they won’t let you. The company views it as a way of protecting its reputation and ensuring quality. But YouTuber Rich Benoit believes Tesla owners should be able to […]

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I Want to Do a Cannonball Run but Mike Ballaban Is Concerned He’ll Have to Do Paperwork

Here is something I want to do: Drive across the country, nonstop, until I reach the Pacific Ocean. What I’d like to do is break one of Alex Roy’s records, but if I don’t, whatever. I just want to do it. My colleague, Jalopnik Deputy Editor Michael Ballaban, thinks this is a terrible idea. [Editor’s […]

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Here’s What Happened With The Tesla Model S Race Car That Got Too Hot After Five Miles On An F1 Track

No matter how close the electric takeover of the auto industry seems, there’s always the occasional reminder that the future isn’t as perfect or as within reach as we imagine. Take this Tesla-based Electric GT Championship race car, which only made it a lap and a half at full power recently before getting too hot.Read more… […]

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I Had A Look Around The Tesla Model S Shooting Brake And It’s Pretty Cool

There’s a new Tesla in town. It’s a shiny new Tesla Model S Shooting Brake built by coach uilders RemetzCar and penned by London-based Niels van Roij Design. It was launched at the Dutch Embassy in London so I went to have a look at it, and to be given a passenger ride by the […]

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The Problem Isn’t Media Coverage Of Semi-Autonomous Car Crashes

In some corners of the world where Elon Musk’s word is taken as gospel, there’s a prevailing view that it’s irresponsible for news outlets to cover car crashes involving semi-autonomous technology as diligently as we’ve seen lately. Whether it’s Tesla investors stanning hard for the company, claiming “not one”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Model S Driver Says Autopilot Was On Before Crash Into Firetruck: Police

The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday. More than likely, this crash will lead to yet more scrutiny around Tesla’s driving assistance system, which is already…Read more… […]

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NTSB Investigating Fatal Tesla Crash in Florida That Left Two Dead

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team to Florida to investigate a fatal crash Tuesday involving a Tesla Model S that left two high school seniors dead. The agency said it doesn’t expect, at this time, that Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system will be a part of the investigation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Don’t Even Try To Sleep In The Rear Of Your Tesla When It Goes Into Ludicrous Mode

The roomy rear of the Tesla Model S sure looks like a cozy place to camp out, but the floor might be a bit uncomfortable even with the seat folded. Fortunately, Dreamcase makes a bed for the hatch of the Model S, but as Brooks from DragTimes demonstrates, you should really only use it while […]

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The Tesla Model S Outsold The Germans In Their Home Country For The First Time

Last year the Tesla Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class as well as the BMW 7 Series in their home market of Germany. I assure you, the Germans are pissed, and if you listen carefully right now, you can probably faintly hear the screaming of Dieter Zetsche a continent away.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla’s Being Sued Again In Norway Over False Marketing Claims On The Model S

In December 2016, Tesla settled a lawsuit with over 100 Model S P85D owners in Norway, who had accused them of inflating power numbers in the car’s marketing. Tesla settled for about $8,600 for each owner, or they could get some car upgrades or other forms of relief. Now, nearly 80 more Norwegian customers say […]

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There’s A Tesla Model S Limo On eBay That’s Currently Going For Less Than An Actual Model S

While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been sending the Twitter masses to a weird voicemail and arguing with the rest, a California shop has been finishing a Model S limo conversion to sell. Bids are at less than the starting price of a regular-sized Model S, which sounds decent if you have extra garage space.Read […]

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Watch Chris Harris Finally Review The Tesla Model S P100D Against The Porsche 911 R

If you’re Chris Harris, host of Top Gear and one of the most prolific motoring journalists working today, and you somehow haven’t reviewed the super quick Tesla Model S, you’re going to need to save face—like racing it against the incredible Porsche 911 R.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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