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Tesla Model S Plaid spied testing in Laguna Seca weeks before customer deliveries begin

Tesla Model S Plaid spied testing in Laguna Seca weeks before customer deliveries begin

Without question, the incoming 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid and Plaid+ are packing some crazy performance credentials. With three electric motors equipped with carbon-sleeve rotors, the Model S Plaid has a top speed of 200 mph, and it goes from zero to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds. It also offers an estimated 350 miles of range, not bad for a performance-oriented EV.

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2021 Tesla Model S and Model X: Quirky features to consider

2021 Tesla Model S and Model X: Quirky features to consider

American EV maker Tesla recently unveiled the refreshed 2021 Model S sedan and Model X SUV. As you probably know by now, the trim-motor Plaid version for both models is now available to order, and both now feature a new interior with a yoke ( or half-wheel) in place of a conventional steering wheel.

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Tesla Model S Convertible by Ares Design: Elon Musk will be proud

Tesla Model S Convertible by Ares Design: Elon Musk will be proud

Italian coachbuilder and automotive engineering firm Ares Design is on a roll. After unveiling its latest Land Rover Defender Spec 1.2 earlier this year, the company has come up with a Tesla Model S Convertible with two less doors and a retractable fabric roof.

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Refreshed Tesla Model S spied cruising California streets

Refreshed Tesla Model S spied cruising California streets

Tesla has been producing its Model S electric vehicle essentially unchanged for several years now. In 2020, sales of the expensive electric vehicle slowed, resulting in a recent production shutdown as more buyers have turned to the cheaper Model 3 or Model Y EVs. A video has surfaced that shows what appears to be a refreshed Model S testing in the wild.

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Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

As part of Tesla's Battery Day, Elon Musk officially showed off the rumored 'Plaid' Model S, a version of the sedan that packs insane performance and that will hit the market next year. During the Battery Day presentation, viewers were given a look at the 'Plaid' version of the vehicle in a video clip, with Musk stating that the Model S packs 1,100HP and is able to go from zero to 60MPH in less than two seconds, among many other things.

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Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Elon Musk has proven time and again that he is not one to be trifled with. He is definitely not one to take things sitting down when it involves the reputation of one of his most prized products. So when he said earlier this year that the EPA made an error when it tested its Model S Long Range Plus, the company set out to prove him right. The result is the new but not so new Model S Long Range Plus, not actually boasting of an EPA-rated 402-mile range.

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Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

In order for smart cars to be able to make decisions for both safety and self-driving purposes, they need to be euipped not just with sophisticated computer brains but also with a ton of sensors. At the most basic level, those include cameras and motion sensors and in some instances even lidars. That same equipement, however, can also be used for less than simple purposes, like taking pictures of cars passing you by which can then be fed into a computer that can identify not just the make and model of the vehicle but also notify you of potential high-risk behavior.

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Tesla Model S, Model X get free unlimited charging, only for new buyers

Tesla Model S, Model X get free unlimited charging, only for new buyers

Despite their popularity in media, Tesla has been having some difficulty not just in production but also in sales. In the past months, the carmaker has been having problems reaching targets, especially as far as their more expensive models are concerned. Now the company is trying to entice would-be buyers into the fold with the promise of unlimited charging but, while tempting at first glance, current Tesla customers are painting a cautionary tale of such gift horses.

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New Tesla Models S and X can drive farther before needing to recharge

New Tesla Models S and X can drive farther before needing to recharge

Given the nature of electric vehicles, there will always be two things on drivers' minds. One is where and how fast they can recharge their cars on the road and the other is how long they can go even go before they need to plug in. Tesla announced last month improvements to its Supercharging system and now it is boasting of significant improvements to the latter, claiming that the Model S and Model X are, yet again, the longest-range electric vehicles in the market.

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Tesla Sentry Mode keeps an eye out for thieves

Tesla Sentry Mode keeps an eye out for thieves

Just like with smart homes, the more you deck out your car with more smart features, the more valuable and more expensive it becomes. The more valuable it becomes, the more attractive it also becomes for those who might want to take a piece or even the whole thing. As Tesla's electric cars become more common and more easily identifiable, the more they become tempting targets as well. That's why Tesla is now introducing a new Sentry Mode security feature that will watch for and alert you of attempted or successful break-ins. Presuming you remember to turn it on first, that is.

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Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

It's been just over two years since the Electric GT series was announced: similar to Formula E, it's an all-electric racing series, but one that uses a modified version of the consumer Tesla Model S. With the series' first season finally kicking off in November, Electric GT Holdings unveiled its race-spec Model S this week in Barcelona, and it's clear it's a Tesla ready for the track.

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Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S cars over power steering issue

Tesla has announced the voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S cars over a potential problem with power steering. The affected vehicles were made before April 2016, according to the auto maker, which says Model 3 and Model X vehicles aren't impacted. At the heart of the issue is a possibly faulty power steering component that could experience "excessive corrosion."

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