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Tesla Model 3 sees over double the expected pre-orders

Tesla Model 3 sees over double the expected pre-orders

In case you haven't heard, Tesla, the superstar electric car company, finally unveiled its new Model 3 last week. It was assumed that electric vehicle and Tesla fans would create a high demand for the car, which won't actually be released until a year and a half from now, but founder Elon Musk has said that Thursday's presentation was only the first of two for the Model 3 sedan, so there really shouldn't be that many people eager to order one just yet, right? Well, no.

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I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know

To say the Tesla Model 3 has been hotly anticipated is an understatement, and last night's unveiling in Los Angeles reached Apple-levels of excitement. CEO Elon Musk is still playing many of the details close to his chest, but after taking a brief ride in one of the latest prototypes, I do know a little more about the $35k electric car that could give the auto industry a serious shake-up.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ferrari Fiorza Spied, “Volume Model” Signals Toyota Cooperation

EXCLUSIVE: Ferrari Fiorza Spied, “Volume Model” Signals Toyota Cooperation

Our first spy shots of the new Ferrari Fiorza give us an excellent window into Maranello’s "volume model." While Ferrari has acknowledged that a more accessibly-priced model was in the works, this naked-Fiorza sighting in a Hollywood garage leaves no doubt about the automaker’s wider ambitions.

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Porsche 911 GT3 seat becomes the coolest office chair

Porsche 911 GT3 seat becomes the coolest office chair

If you have ever looked at the cool seats inside a sports car like a Porsche 911 GT3 and though you would like to have one of those for a chair, you aren't alone. In fact it seems enough people had that same exact though over at Porsche that the company decided to do just that. You can buy an office chair with the exact original equipment sport seat right out of the current Porsche 911 Carrera GTS or 911 GT3.

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Nissan Navara truck hides an 800hp GT-R heart

Nissan Navara truck hides an 800hp GT-R heart

We love it when carmakers get wacky and build cars or trucks that have insane amount of power for no good reason other than they can. Such was the case last summer when Nissan rolled out the Juke-R 2.0 that packed away an engine right out of a GT-R. You could buy the Juke-R if you had the money and inclination to do so. A company called Severn Valley Motorsports in Shropshire has taken Nissan's lead and crammed the GT-R engine inside a truck.

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Tesla Model 3 first ride – Inside the $35k game-changer [Video]

Tesla Model 3 first ride – Inside the $35k game-changer [Video]

When Tesla asks if you want to take a ride in the future, you don't turn them down. Hot on the heels of the Tesla Model 3's big reveal tonight in LA, I was invited to go for a spin in the brand new "affordable" electric car.

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Revealed: This is the Tesla Model 3

Revealed: This is the Tesla Model 3

This is it - the "mass market" electric car that Tesla has been promising and teasing since Elon Musk & Co. decided to shake up the auto industry. Undercutting the current Tesla line-up by tens of thousands, and opening the door to EV ownership with that coveted badge - and the promise of the rapidly-evolving technology behind it - to a whole new cohort of drivers, to say the Model 3 is anticipated is to understate it considerably.

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Tesla’s Model S has a huge charging problem

Tesla’s Model S has a huge charging problem

Offer people free power for their electric cars and they'll undoubtedly plug in and take you up on that offer, and that leaves Tesla in a potentially tough spot. One of the electric car maker's perks for drivers of its Model S and Model X EVs is access to the Supercharger network, a growing number of high-speed charging stations at which not only do the vehicles get juiced-up fast, it doesn't cost a thing.

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Tesla Model 3 online ordering starts at 7:30PM PT

Tesla Model 3 online ordering starts at 7:30PM PT

On March 21, Tesla Motors said consumers would be able to reserve a Model 3 unit starting today at 8:30PM PT, the same time it will be unveiling the model at its event. That time has changed, Elon Musk announced in a tweet this afternoon, saying online ordering will start at 7:30PM PT instead to “ensure no server overload.” He also said in a tweet that each customer will be limited to two units.

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BMW Connected seamless digital future built on Azure

BMW Connected seamless digital future built on Azure

This week at Microsoft BUILD 2016, BMW presented their vision for the future of smart, connected cars. Their vision has been built on Azure. This is the future of BMW Connected, and it's made to create a smart car experience that integrates seamlessly with your smartphone, your contacts, your calendar, and every other part of your cloud-connected life. "The car will become the ultimate device, perfectly integrated into your digital lifestyle."

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The big questions the Tesla Model 3 needs to answer today

The big questions the Tesla Model 3 needs to answer today

If Tesla is the Apple of the auto industry, then today's big reveal of the Model 3 is the equivalent of the iPhone 7 keynote. Elon Musk & Co.'s plans for an affordable electric car more suited to the needs - and bank balance - of the mass market have been ticking away in the background for some time now, but it's only today, at an event at its facility in Los Angeles, CA, that we'll get the first clear sight of the fruits of those efforts.

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Amazon Echo powered contraption remote starts a GM car

Amazon Echo powered contraption remote starts a GM car

Alexa, the personification of Amazon's still odd Echo canister, isn't exactly a household name compared to the likes of Siri or even Cortana, but it's slowly getting there. Amazon is slowly but surely not only expanding support for its voice-controlled assistant, it has even expanded the devices that bear it. Then, there are the numerous hobbyist hacks and experiments that make Echo a tad more interesting. Like this almost convoluted a certain Jryanishere used to, in the end, get Alexa to start up his GM car at his (verbal) command.

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