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The Tesla Model 3 just got more expensive and a range bump

The Tesla Model 3 just got more expensive and a range bump

Tesla has increased the price of its Model 3 Standard Range Plus, adding ten miles to its range in the process, while the Model 3 Performance also bumped up its cost. The shuffle was quietly made to Tesla's website configurator, with the most affordable Model 3 available for online ordering now priced at $39,490 before incentives.

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Tesla Full Self-Driving option will get a big price increase next month

Tesla Full Self-Driving option will get a big price increase next month

Back in July, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the auto company would be increasing the price of its 'Full' Self-Driving option by $1,000 on August 16, something that would happen as part of the regular price increases the option will experience 'every few months.' Once August arrived, however, Musk said Tesla would postpone the price increase -- and now the time has come to roll it out.

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Tesla Smart Summon unreliable and error-prone according to Consumer Reports

Tesla Smart Summon unreliable and error-prone according to Consumer Reports

Futurists and car makers envision a day when cars would drive themselves while humans sit back and relax or chat on the way to their destinations. that future is still far away given innumerable considerations but one can always start with baby steps, like getting out of the parking space on its own. That's what Tesla newly released Smart Summon was supposed to deliver but, confirming increasing reports from owners, Consumer Reports' review found it to be severely lacking, even dangerous.

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Tesla deploys huge version 10 update with Netflix, Cuphead, Spotify

Tesla deploys huge version 10 update with Netflix, Cuphead, Spotify

Tesla is rolling out its big software version 10.0 update, adding new entertainment options beyond what one might expect for a vehicle, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and more. In addition to being able to watch videos (when it's safe to do so, of course), the latest update also brings 'Car-aoke' for singing along with a library of songs, Smart Summon for certain customers, and more.

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Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Luxury EV sedan fight

The Tesla Model S certainly isn't the only electric car on the market, but when it comes to the 2020 Porsche Taycan it's the obvious competition. That makes for an interesting showdown: on the one hand, Tesla has had years to refine and improve its flagship electric sedan, but Porsche brings no small legacy of crafting performance vehicles to the table.

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Porsche’s Taycan is almost here – this is why I’m excited

Porsche’s Taycan is almost here – this is why I’m excited

It feels like the Porsche Taycan has been a long time coming. Four years after the German automaker revealed its Mission E concept, the first all-electric sedan from the company better known for the 911 is about to make its public debut, and with it drop a huge bombshell in the EV segment.

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Tesla Insurance launches in California: Here’s the lowdown

Tesla Insurance launches in California: Here’s the lowdown

Tesla has launched its own insurance product, promising more affordable rates of coverage for drivers of its EVs, though initially only in California. The product - called, unsurprisingly, Tesla Insurance - was first confirmed as being in the pipeline back in April, with CEO Elon Musk claiming at the time that it would be "much more compelling" than rival coverage.

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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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DIY bioimplant project aims to start a Tesla

DIY bioimplant project aims to start a Tesla

A project is underway on Hackaday that follows a person called Amie DD who is trying to get an implantable RFID transponder to be able to start a Tesla car. The bioimplant is installed in the woman's left hand and is an X-Series transponder implant in bioglass that was injected using a needle. The implant is an xNT NFC Chip that measures 2 x 12mm.

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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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Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla Megapack large-scale batteries to power utility-size projects

Tesla may be best known for its electric cars but an important part of that equation is the battery. And for Tesla to truly become a credible proponent of eco-friendly transportation, it can't settle for just any batteries but has to make its own. Developing sustainable energy sources not just for its cars but for other projects has become just as important for Tesla as making EVs and it as just announced it biggest battery yet. With the Megapack, the company is aiming to help power up utility-scale projects quickly, efficiently, and environment-friendly.

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Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

Tesla cars will soon stream YouTube and Netflix but only when it’s safe

It seems that Elon Musk envisions Tesla's cars as more than transportation machines. Not so long ago, the electric car maker started adding the ability to play games on cars' displays. That naturally requires more interaction than some drivers and passengers might be comfortable with but what about passive forms of entertainment? That may be the line of thinking behind the visionary's revelation on Twitter that cars will soon play videos from Netflix and YouTube but not while it might be dangerous to do so.

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