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Tesla is changing its no-cost paint option from black

Tesla is changing its no-cost paint option from black

"Any color you like, as long as its black" didn't quite apply to Tesla, but expect to see more white cars on the road as the automaker changes up its standard paint and starts charging for what once came free. For some time now, Tesla has offered a single paint option at no extra cost, and that's been black: if you wanted another color from the palette, you had to pay.

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Tesla releases a new racing game you control with your EV’s wheel

Tesla releases a new racing game you control with your EV’s wheel

Tesla drivers wanting to go racing are getting another option, and one which is a lot less demanding on the tires, with "Beach Buggy Racing 2" headed out to the EV's dashboards. The new game can be played with the Tesla's physical controls, for those wanting the most lifelike racing experience.

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This DIY Tesla pickup truck refused to wait for Elon Musk

This DIY Tesla pickup truck refused to wait for Elon Musk

Elon Musk has been promising to make a Tesla pickup truck for years now, but robot-maker extraordinaire Simone Giertz couldn't wait any longer... so she made her own. The Tesla Truckla is her take on the pickup the electric automaker should be building, based on the Model 3 but after having a serious run-in with an angle grinder.

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Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Tesla cars are getting “Fallout Shelter”, Netflix and YouTube

Sitting in your Tesla and not actually moving might seem like an odd way to pass the time, but the addition of Fallout Shelter along with a host of other time-wasting dashboard distractions could end up more fun than even Ludicrous Mode. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an E3 2019 appearance this week to talk about new games and apps coming to the touchscreens of the EV-maker's cars.

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Tesla Model S refresh tipped to make two huge changes

Tesla Model S refresh tipped to make two huge changes

A heavily updated Tesla Model S could go into production as soon as September, insiders say, as the automaker's most expensive sedan gets upgrades to better compete with luxury rivals. While not the first EV to bear the Tesla name, the Model S was Elon Musk's first vehicle for the mass-market, paving the way for the Model X SUV, the Model 3, and the upcoming Model Y crossover.

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Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Watch Elon Musk’s Boring Company race a tunnel Tesla against LA traffic

Elon Musk's Boring Company has run a race between a regular car and one of its LA tunnels, with the Top Gear-style challenge showing the potential speed improvements when you bypass road congestion. The video sees two Tesla Model 3 cars go head-to-head, one on a traditional road route while the other descends into a tunnel and accelerates up to 127 mph.

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Consumer Reports is mad at Tesla Autopilot. Again.

Consumer Reports is mad at Tesla Autopilot. Again.

The latest version of Tesla Navigate on Autopilot finds itself in the crosshairs of Consumer Reports' criticism this week, with the testing organization singularly unconvinced that the automaker's promises of a "more seamless" drive hold up to scrutiny. The feature was tweaked earlier this year so that suitably-equipped EVs could automatically change lane while Autopilot was enabled.

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Tesla Autopilot update dilutes features for some owners

Tesla Autopilot update dilutes features for some owners

Tesla's OTA updates typically surprise and delight owners with new features, but recent software changes have in fact reined in Autopilot as the EV-maker feels the pinch of new regulations. The driver assistance system has seen numerous upgrades in recent years, building on adaptive cruise-control and lane-keeping to add features like automatic lane-changing and auto-park.

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Elon Musk makes dire Tesla warning in cost cutting hunt [Updated]

Elon Musk makes dire Tesla warning in cost cutting hunt [Updated]

Tesla's Elon Musk has made an ominous prediction about the automaker's financial outlook, with a leaked memo from within the firm giving it less than a year to achieve breakeven at its current spending rate. Tesla announced losses of $700m in the last quarter, though the automaker did end the three month period with $2.2 billion in cash.

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Trump’s China tariffs land Tesla in an Autopilot nightmare

Trump’s China tariffs land Tesla in an Autopilot nightmare

Tesla faces a tough Autopilot decision, after the US government denied requests to exempt its Full Self-Driving Computer from China tariffs, potentially forcing the automaker to raise prices or dramatically change its supply chain. The EV-maker detailed the Autopilot-enabling hardware at an event earlier this month, as it tried to convince analysts and investors that a truly autonomous Tesla was not only a possibility, but an imminent one.

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Tesla rolls out new safety features for all owners to curb accidents

Tesla rolls out new safety features for all owners to curb accidents

Tesla is going all out on its self-driving technologies, going as far as challenging more established hardware and names in the industry. It has painted LIDARs to be deadly and useless and boasts how its self-designed chip trumps NVIDIA's. Now the company has unveiled two features that improve safety by helping ensure drivers don't accidentally depart from their lanes.

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Tesla will launch its own insurance product in the near future

Tesla will launch its own insurance product in the near future

During a call with analysts today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the company plans to offer its own insurance product to its customers. The new offering will be available in around a month, according to Musk, who didn't provide any specific details on the product. The insurance will be "much more compelling" than existing alternatives, Musk claimed.

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