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Tesla Model X firmware 7.0 to bring self-driving, door controls

Tesla Model X firmware 7.0 to bring self-driving, door controls

It was only last week that Tesla finally unveiled the long-awaited Model X, its first electric SUV. But now we're hearing immediately of the car's next firmware, version 7.0, that is going to add a few more bells and whistles to the already fully-loaded EV. Though nothing's official yet, leaked screenshots of the firmware's new interface and features reveal some of the things that Tesla failed to mention its rather criticized mess of a PR event. including some added smarts as well as environmental controls.

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Will Smith gives shout-out to Tesla in first rap in a decade

Will Smith gives shout-out to Tesla in first rap in a decade

This week Will Smith appeared on a rap track - a remix of a song by the name of "Fiesta" - with a shout to Tesla. "No gassin' me, I'm a Tesla," says Smith on the track. Smith is one a number of celebrities that currently own a Tesla Model S, and - as of April 2013 - Smith's son planned on picking one up as well. In a Google+ hangout with a number of "Top Thinkers" including Elon Musk, Jaden Smith suggested that the Model S was "simply fly."

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These are Tesla Model X’s 2 weirdest features

These are Tesla Model X’s 2 weirdest features

The Tesla Model X literally has a "bio weapon defense mode" in it, labeled specifically with the international biohazard warning symbol. You know the one - the sharp edges of blades around a circular target - the same symbol you see in post-apocalyptic films and games. The button is in place on this electric vehicle because the air filtration system in the vehicle is so extremely hardcore, it could potentially fend of an airborne germ attack. The filter the Tesla Model X uses for the air you breath inside is several times as large as any other filter being used on a road-ready vehicle today.

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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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Tesla Model X detailed as first owners get their EV SUV

Tesla Model X detailed as first owners get their EV SUV

It's been three years since Tesla showed off the Model X for the first time, and the time has finally come for the first few cars to reach owners. The all-electric follow up to the Model S, complete with eye-catching gullwing doors, Tesla's second car has been punctuated with delays.

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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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