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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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Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla just sued Rivian

Tesla has sued EV startup Rivian, accusing it of poaching employees and asking them to bring confidential information with them, a charge the Amazon-backed automaker denies. While Tesla acknowledges that it's commonplace for people in the industry to move between car companies - and indeed has swelled its own ranks with talent lured over from other automakers - it alleges that Rivian encouraged new hires to bring trade secrets along with them too.

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Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla has quietly cut the price of its newest car, with the Model Y electric crossover trimmed by as much as $3,000. Deliveries of the Model Y only began in March 2020, amid close scrutiny by industry observers and investors alike as to how smooth the manufacturing process would be. Now, it's already seeing a model shake-up.

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Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Tesla Gigafactories – What’s the future plan?

Elon Musk is headstrong about his vision for a world where sustainable energy fulfills a major chunk of our life’s needs. Elon kick-started his vision with the first-ever Tesla Roadster making it to production lines in February 2008 and then completing a batch of 500 cars by June 2009. That was an eye-opener for the world as Tesla’s battery technology and the electric powertrain for cars displayed what was coming in the future.

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Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Elon Musk is confident that Tesla will have "the basic functionality" of fully autonomous vehicles by the end of the year, though it's uncertain whether the outspoken CEO's predictions will result in an electric car able to truly drive itself on public roads any time soon. Musk has been a vocal proponent of the feasibility of so-called Level 5 self-driving, countering broader skepticism of just how close to deployment autonomous vehicles actually are.

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Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla has surprised stock-watchers with unexpectedly impressive vehicle deliveries in Q2 2020, despite COVID-19 putting production on hold for at least part of the quarter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been an outspoken skeptic regarding the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, had pushed aggressively to reopen the facilities in California, at times finding himself at loggerheads with officials there.

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Tesla Battery Day 2020 gets a new date as Musk promises insider insight

Tesla Battery Day 2020 gets a new date as Musk promises insider insight

Tesla plans to hold its Battery Day event in mid-September, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, with the electric car company's shareholder meeting also on the same day. The automaker had been planning to hold that meeting on July 7, but announced recently it would postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Ford's Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will join a very exclusive club of vehicles with hands-free driver assistance, still far from full autonomy but nonetheless promising a more relaxed driving experience - if the conditions are right. Though the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is on track to begin deliveries later this year, the newly-announced Ford Active Drive Assist system won't actually be available until late 2021. However confusion around the system is already cropping up now.

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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 3 in the US to get USB-C, wireless charging

Tesla Model 3 in the US to get USB-C, wireless charging

It definitely took a while but wireless charging has become more or less common even if it still isn't a standard. While already a standard right from the start, USB-C, on the other hand, is only recently becoming more ubiquitous as well. But while computers and smartphones are quicker to adopt them, some places where you will find these new technologies aren't. Inside cars, for example, the full-sized USB port still holds dominance but not anymore in Tesla Model 3 cars headed for the US.

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