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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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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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LAPD adding Tesla Model S P85D to its growing EV fleet

LAPD adding Tesla Model S P85D to its growing EV fleet

A few days back the City of Los Angeles announced that it would be leasing a massive fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles for city employees, including the LAPD. What was unclear at the time was exactly where the hybrid and electric vehicles the city would be leasing would end up. Some details on where the new fleet will be used and what models are being considered has now been offered.

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Musk says Signature Edition Model X deliveries start September 29

Musk says Signature Edition Model X deliveries start September 29

A few days back we mentioned that the first production run of Tesla Model X SUV orders had begun. For the initial run the only version available was the high-end Signature Series with a few other options that could be added. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to twitter to clarify a few things, first he said that the Signature Series Model X is costly because it is completely loaded.

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Model 3 really is coming in 2 years time

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Model 3 really is coming in 2 years time

Tesla's Elon Musk has recommitted to the launch schedule for the Model S "more affordable" EV, promising production in around two years. The car, which is expected to cost around the $35k mark, will be smaller than the existing Model S though use a similar powertrain and battery setup.

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Don’t knock Tesla for its eye-watering Model X price

Don’t knock Tesla for its eye-watering Model X price

Shock-horror: the Tesla Model X configurator is online, and Elon Musk's first electric SUV isn't going to be a cheap car. Cue gasps from the soccer moms, Valley trundlers, and EV enthusiasts expected to make up the Model X's initial audience, wowed by the $133,200 and upward price of the initial "Signature Edition".

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First-run Tesla Model X orders begin: colors, sizes, ludicrous speed

First-run Tesla Model X orders begin: colors, sizes, ludicrous speed

Electric car company Tesla has begun issuing first-order specification lists to those that've previously expressed interest in the Tesla Model X. Amongst the choices they're asked to make are paint color, wheel size, and whether or not they'd like the option to go ludicrously fast in their vehicle. Signature reservation holders began reporting last night that their configuration dashboards were available for tapping and ordering. The base model will cost limited edition first-run customers approximately $132,000 USD.

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Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

When you establish a rating standard to try to give all products a fair review, you usually set it up against an ideal perfect product. But what if you come across a product that actually surpasses that ideal? That was the predicament that Consumer Reports found itself in when it tried to grade Tesla's Model S P85D, the successor to an earlier Model S version. You see, the P85D was rated so good that it scored a 103, on a scale that shouldn't even go beyond 100.

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Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Lots of people hypermile their cars, hypermiling is a process where someone drives exceedingly carefully to enable their car to drive the longest distance on a tank of fuel possible. People go to some strange extremes to get better fuel economy with custom-made body kits and the like. A man named Bjorn Nyland has driven a Tesla P85D 452.8 miles (728.7km) on a single charge.

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Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple expands self-driving experts roster, hires Tesla engineer

Apple has hired one of Tesla Motors’ senior engineers for work on its own self-driving technology -- presumably as part of its Project Titan. The information surfaced via LinkedIn, where the network’s profile for Jamie Carlson revealed he has left Tesla and joined Apple. In addition, other LinkedIn profiles show that half a dozen other individuals said to work in the self-driving technology industry have also started working at Apple. Details about “Project Titan” surfaced this past February; the car is said to be a competitor to Tesla.

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Tesla crowdsources EV charging stations through Airbnb

Tesla crowdsources EV charging stations through Airbnb

As environment-friendly and enticing electric cars may be, there will always be the fear of running out of juice in the middle of nowhere, which is probably worse than running out of gas considering the scarcity of EV charging stations. Tesla has tried to address that range anxiety with a network of Supercharger stations from coast to coast in the US. But that might not be enough. In order to help defray the cost of putting more Superchargers, Tesla has enlisted the help of Airbnb and its hosts to offer EV charging in their very homes.

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