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Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla outage forces EV app offline

Tesla's network experienced several hours of downtime today, forcing the electric car company's app offline and limiting functionality. The glitch, which Tesla is yet to comment on, came just hours after the automaker's Battery Day event during which CEO Elon Musk discussed the potential for a $25,000 car.

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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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Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Tesla aims to build its most affordable electric car yet within the next three years, with Elon Musk suggesting a $25,000 EV would be possible. The promise came during the Tesla Battery Day 2020 event, an opportunity for Musk & Co. to set the scene for where battery technology is today, and where the automaker believes it will be in the coming years.

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Tesla unveils lower-priced Enhanced Autopilot option for existing owners

Tesla unveils lower-priced Enhanced Autopilot option for existing owners

One of the coolest features of Tesla cars is the Autopilot function that allows the vehicle to handle many driving functions as long as the driver is attentive. Tesla has recently reintroduced the Enhanced Autopilot option, which is a cheaper alternative to the Full Self-Driving package for existing owners. Tesla driver assistance options have been changed several times over the years.

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Flaw in Tesla Superchargers in Europe allows competing brands to charge for free

Flaw in Tesla Superchargers in Europe allows competing brands to charge for free

Tesla has a problem with its new V3 Superchargers in Europe that use the common CCS standard. Owners of non-Tesla electric cars can charge at no cost using these charger systems. Tesla went to the CCS standard in Europe with the launch of the Model 3 and Supercharger V3 in Europe.

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Tesla software update recognizes speed limit signs and more

Tesla software update recognizes speed limit signs and more

Tesla has begun to roll out an updated version of the software for its vehicles that adds the ability for the car to visually detect speed limit signs and more. There had been speculation on if Tesla automobiles could detect speed limit signs in the past or was simply using GPS data for Tesla's famed Autopilot. Tesla's latest software is 2020.36 and adds "Speed Assist Improvements."

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Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Cheaper Tesla tipped as Musk hunts new electric expansion

Tesla could release an even cheaper electric car, a new report claims, with Elon Musk telling investors that "our cars aren't affordable enough" as the automaker hunts more of the market. Although the Tesla Model 3 finally made good on Musk's original promise for a $35,000 price tag - albeit several years after the EV first went on sale - the audience is there for a lower cost version.

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Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

One of the concerns that come with connected and complex, computer-controlled modern cars is their vulnerability to hacking. It turns out, however, that there are some hacks that are being done for the benefit of car owners rather than for their harm. One prime example is the Tesla Model 3 that has an "Acceleration Boost" that's already part of the car but disabled only via software. Unsurprisingly, a company was already selling unofficial ways to remove that limitation at half the price Tesla is asking for. Unsurprisingly, Tesla is not amused.

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Tesla needs FCC go-ahead for tech trial to prevent forgotten child deaths

Tesla needs FCC go-ahead for tech trial to prevent forgotten child deaths

Tesla has developed a new system that could help warn parents if they're about to leave their children in the car, potentially helping avoid situations where kids have died due to extreme temperatures. The proposal, currently being considered by the US FCC, wouldn't be the first "forgotten child" system on the market, but the electric car company argues that it's more nuanced than what's currently available.

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This Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S with classic Mustang styling

This Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S with classic Mustang styling

Yes, you read it right. The Aviar R67 is a Tesla Model S underneath. However, Russian EV maker Aviar has fitted it with the body style of Ford’s iconic first-gen Mustang fastback. Or, you can think of it as a Mustang EV that goes faster than Tesla’s Model S sedan, but you get the drift.

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Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Tesla's backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 - though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest - the Cybertruck certainly isn't styled to suit everybody and nor, Musk has said, is it really intended for every market.

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Tesla could get a 20% boost in battery energy density thanks to Panasonic

Tesla could get a 20% boost in battery energy density thanks to Panasonic

One of the major partners for Tesla and its electric vehicles is Panasonic. Panasonic is the company who creates the critical batteries for the EV's Tesla sells. Panasonic has announced that it plans to boost the energy density of its 2170 battery cells that are supplied to Tesla by 20% over the next five years.

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