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Tesla expands referral program with cross-product rewards

Tesla expands referral program with cross-product rewards

As of this week, Tesla automotive / device owners no longer need to own one specific product to be rewarded for referring a friend to buy another. In the past, a Model X owner would only get an award for referring a new user to buy another Model X. Thus continues Tesla's mission to turn all Tesla automotive and device owners into pseudo salespeople for their products of all sorts.

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MotorTrend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 2017 is an epic race

MotorTrend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 2017 is an epic race

Since I was 12 and got my first subscription to MotorTrend magazine, I have long thought that the guys who get to work there have the greatest jobs ever. They get to drive all sorts of cool vehicles and drive them fast. They als get to do the World's' Greatest Drag Race, something they have done alongside their Best Driver's Car each year since 2011.

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Tesla Superchargers may borrow something from gas stations

Tesla Superchargers may borrow something from gas stations

Tesla may have a track record of looking to the future of transportation, but it's considering a thoroughly well-established idea for upgrading its Superchargers. Rather than getting more energy into your electric car, the automaker is apparently considering ways drivers and their passengers might want to top up their own energy levels. If that sounds like a convenience store at a traditional gas station, you're not wrong.

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Tesla Model S 75 rear wheel drive EV gets the axe this Sunday

Tesla Model S 75 rear wheel drive EV gets the axe this Sunday

If you have been on the fence about buying a Tesla Model S and have been considering the cheapest Model S option, it is about to go away. Tesla has confirmed that as of September 24 the cheapest Model S of them all will be no more. The budget Model S is the Model S 75 in rear-wheel drive.

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Tesla just axed a Model S to give the Model 3 space

Tesla just axed a Model S to give the Model 3 space

Tesla is further widening the gap between the Model S and the new Model 3, discontinuing the entry-level version of its premium sedan. The automaker has long been fighting assumptions by would-be owners that the Model 3, simply by virtue of being newer, is actually "better" than the Model S. Now, since CEO Elon Musk's repeated insistence of that fact still isn't hitting home, Tesla is making the differences even more obvious.

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NVIDIA Tesla P100 comes to Google Compute Engine in the cloud

NVIDIA Tesla P100 comes to Google Compute Engine in the cloud

Today the NVIDIA Tesla P100 was introduced for the public in the Google Cloud Platform for cloud computing. These NVIDIA P100 GPUs were launched first in beta mode, while at the same time the NVIDIA K80 GPU was made available on the Google Compute Engine. Both the K80 and the P100 are available in US West (Oregon), US East (South Carolina), Europe West (Belgium), and Asia East (Taiwan) immediately if not soon.

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Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla has been tipped in a project to develop its own artificial intelligence chip, and sources claim it is working with AMD to refine this chip. Such a chip may pave the way for a future in which Tesla vehicles are fully autonomous, but details are slight at this time. Sources indicate that Tesla is developing its chip on top of a foundation of AMD intellectual property, and that testing with an early implementation is already underway.

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Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

Tesla patent shows yet another way to reduce range anxiety with battery swapping

If any company is pushing the limits of what transportation of the future might look like, it's Tesla. The company makes some of the longest driving and most popular EVs on the market today. Tesla is looking at how it can extend the driving range of its EVs even further than the vehicles can go today. It's not doing this by installing more Superchargers alone, it's looking at a system that would allow the swapping of battery packs.

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Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

Unplugged Performance adds the va-va-vroom to Tesla Model 3

If you want a Tesla Model 3, but don't want to wait until the performance version lands in mid-2018, there is an option. A company called Unplugged Performance will take your basic Model 3 EV and turn it into a dead sexy beast if you want. Unplugged Performance says it will deliver complete vehicles and it will offer many exterior, interior, suspension, and brake updates for the car.

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Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla didn't show off its electric semi truck this month as originally planned, but the company isn't leaving people in the dark. Musk took to Twitter this evening to announce a tentative unveiling date for the vehicle: October 26. This isn't a guarantee, at least based on Musk's tweet, but it does give us an idea of the time frame in which Tesla is working.

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Tesla urban Superchargers bring high-speed charging to cities

Tesla urban Superchargers bring high-speed charging to cities

Tesla is planning a big push in urban Supercharger locations, attempting to bolster its network as Model 3 owners start to join the crowds. The company has traditionally used Supercharger Stations to enable long-distance driving for its electric cars, positioning them along highways and on popular driving routes. In contrast, city recharging has focused on other, less powerful means.

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Tesla Model S P90D owners get all the power thanks to one man’s suit

Tesla Model S P90D owners get all the power thanks to one man’s suit

People who shelled out the extra money for the P90D option on their Model S EVs wanted all the electric torque and performance they could get and they wanted it as often and as easily accessible as possible. The problem for many of these owners is that Tesla decide to minimize the wear on the drivetrain it would lower the power output after launch model was used a certain number of times.

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