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5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

Today we're bringing you a bit of a run-down on some of the most noteworthy facts about the Tesla Model X. This is the vehicle the electric car company unveiled in full last night, and the car that Tesla delivered to the first five earliest preorder customers last night as well. This vehicle is fast, it has far smarter doors than a DeLorean, it's safe to drive, there aren't many of them on the road right now, and if you want one, it's going to cost you a pretty penny.

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Elon Musk sees EV with 745mi range by 2020

Elon Musk sees EV with 745mi range by 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently did an interview in Denmark where he talked about all sorts of topics. Naturally, he spoke about where he see the future of the EV market going. The big problem that EV buyers have today are relatively short driving ranges offered. Tesla has the best driving range with its Model S able to go several hundred miles on a charge.

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‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

A new skateboard-like vehicle has been introduced, this one simply called “Hoverboard”. Before you get too excited, know this — it, like other “hoverboards”, doesn’t levitate. It does, however, move a bit like we imagine a hoverboard would move, something facilitated via a single wheel placed centrally under the board. The futuristic slant is complemented with a colored light around the edge of the board.

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Tesla Model X Crossover to be detailed 29 September

Tesla Model X Crossover to be detailed 29 September

September 29 seems like a big day. And no, it's not just because Google will be possibly unveiling two new Nexus smartphones and Chromecast products alongside formally launching Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No, that will also be a big day for those in the automobile industry as Tesla has seemingly planned to make a big splash on that day as well. Invitations have started going out that is unambiguously related to the Model X and it will be likely that the car maker will be spilling all the retail beans on the crossover there.

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Brabus takes their high-performance tuning to Tesla Model S

Brabus takes their high-performance tuning to Tesla Model S

Germany's high-performance auto tuning company Brabus has taken a small break from applying their craft to Mercedes' beastly sedans and decided to take a stab at Tesla's ever-more-popular Model S. In order to modify Tesla's most powerful model of the sedan, the P85D, Brabus went about creating a new arm of the company to focus on electric vehicles: Brabus Zero Emission (BZE). Since the Model S ships from Tesla with 772 horsepower, BZE recognized there's little point in trying to top it, so instead they've focused on the car's simple aesthetics.

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Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

Check out Audi’s incredible OLED-packed e-tron quattro cockpit

As the dashboard wars gather pace, Audi isn't willing to leave all the innovation to Apple and Google, delivering a high-tech OLED paradise in the e-tron quattro concept. The electric SUV - which not only promises a 300+ mile range, but also includes a new fast-charging mode that takes less than an hour to rejuice - takes the Audi Virtual Cockpit to its next-gen level, embedding unusually-shaped screens into not only the dash but the door trim, too.

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Porsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to Tesla

Porsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to Tesla

Tesla may have had the luxury all-electric sedan space effectively to itself for some time, but Porsche has a striking wake-up call for Elon Musk. The German marque revealed its take on the segment, the Porsche Mission E, at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, currently a concept but undoubtedly previewing just what the company has in mind for its next electrification steps.

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Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi has taken the wraps off its vision of the perfect electric SUV, the Audi e-tron quattro concept, delivering more than 310 miles of range along with autonomous driving. Shown off for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, the concept previews Audi's production luxury electric SUV currently pencilled in for early 2018, with a slippery but meaty design and a trio of motors.

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2016 Nissan Leaf adds 107 mile battery option

2016 Nissan Leaf adds 107 mile battery option

Nissan has stretched the legs of its 2016 Leaf, giving buyers of the refreshed all-electric car the option to boost range to over 100 miles. The new battery pack, available on the Leaf SV and SL models, increases power density from the standard battery's 24 kWh to 30 kWh, and while the EPA is yet to test it, Nissan is estimating as much as 107 miles of driving from a single charge.

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2016 Toyota Prius literally descends in Las Vegas

2016 Toyota Prius literally descends in Las Vegas

With an event that eschews the traditional and literal unveiling for a more heart-stopping descent from ceiling to showroom floor and a tagline that says "Sky's the limit", Toyota is unsubtly saying something about the fourth generation Prius that it has revealed at the LA Auto Show today. And perhaps there is justification for that. The 2016 Prius is definitely not 2009's model, having undergone a substantial and well needed change. And not just in form, but in the very parts that make up the whole.

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