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First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

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Tesla lowers Model Y price to $51,190, raises price on Autopilot

Tesla dropped the price of the Model Y small crossover on Saturday just months after the electric car went on sale. The Model Y Long Range dropped $3,000 to start at $51,190, including a destination fee of $1,200. The price of the Model Y Performance dropped $1,000 to $61,190. Tesla's federal tax...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S with EPA-rated range of 402 miles
Tesla Model S: 402-mile range exceeds many gas cars

Tesla continues to lead the charge for electric vehicle range. The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus sedan has an unprecedented 402-mile rating, the American automaker announced on Monday. The EPA has yet to confirm the rating of the range leader, but in a post on its site, Tesla claims it is "an...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla Model 3: Best Electric Car To Buy 2020

Not long after the Tesla Model 3 went on sale in earnest in 2018, something funny happened. Not only did the small electric sedan quickly outsell every other electric car available for that year, it also outsold nearly every luxury car on the road. Almost overnight, "Tesla" became the byword for...Read More»

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Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's...Read More»

NHTSA test of 2019 Tesla Model 3 AWD
NHTSA told Tesla to stop claiming its Model 3 was the safest car ever tested

Federal officials told Tesla's lawyers last year to stop claiming its Model 3 electric sedan achieved the lowest probability of injury of any car they've tested, documents revealed. In an October letter uncovered by PlainSite through open records laws, lawyers for the NHTSA told Tesla to remove...Read More»

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Consumer groups call on feds to investigate Tesla's Autopilot

Consumer groups reignited calls to open a probe into Tesla's Autopilot system and accused the Silicon Valley-based automaker of using deceptive practices to market the system as a fully autonomous. The Center for Auto Safety leads the charge and said Thursday it will press the Federal Trade...Read More»

NHTSA test of 2019 Tesla Model 3 AWD
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive sedan nets perfect safety score from federal testers

Federal highway officials this week gave the 2019 Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive electric sedan a perfect, five-star overall score for crash safety, including five stars in every subcategory. The perfect mark from the NHTSA follows a similar rating for rear-drive versions of the Model 3 released...Read More»

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Tesla CEO: Self-driving taxi fleet to hit U.S. roads next year

At an event to promote his company's autonomous technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said that a fleet of self-driving taxis will be on the road as early as next year. The New York Times reported on Musk's comments following the presentation. Musk said the self-driving "robo taxis" will be...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla to hike price for "Full Self-Driving" driver-assistance tech

Tesla's advanced driver-assistance technology, which isn't even fully operational yet, will cost a lot more next month. "Full Self-Driving," as Tesla calls tech that allows its vehicles to drive themselves from an on-ramp to an off-ramp on limited-access roads with no driver intervention, will cost...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
2020 Tesla Model Y: $48,200 electric crossover SUV debuts

The 2020 Tesla Model Y that debuted Thursday night is the electric-car builder's most mainstream model yet. With up to three rows of seats, room for seven passengers, and 66 cubic feet of cargo space, the $41,200 2020 Model Y is more in line with crossover SUVs popular with consumers than the less...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Tesla to raise prices, keep more stores open

Tesla on Sunday walked back its previous decision to close its retail outlets and move to an online-only model, but it's not business as usual for the electric-car builder's showrooms. In a statement posted to its website, Tesla indicated that some stores with high foot traffic that had already...Read More»

Tesla Model 3  -  Portland, OR  -  January 2019
$35,000 Tesla Model 3 arrives with 220-mile range, and a $1,200 asterisk

The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled Thursday, albeit with a host of asterisks attached to that number. Additionally, the automaker said that it will switch to online-only sales. The California-based automaker said that the least-expensive Tesla will have a 220-mile...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla reworks model names, slashes Model 3 prices again

Tesla has revamped the naming scheme for its most expensive and luxurious cars, the Model S and Model X, the company announced Wednesday. The electric cars no longer call out their battery sizes as part of their full name. The previous base Model S, for example, was called the 75D to denote its...Read More»

Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]
Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars

Based on his experience with his Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said last week that doesn't believe fully self-driving cars are possible in the near-term. Wozniak told CNBC in an interview published last week he initially hoped Apple would be first to launch a self-driving car, but added...Read More»

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Tesla Model 3 receives 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests

Tesla’s Model 3 electric car, the company’s newest and arguably most important model, achieved a perfect 5-star crash test rating from the federal government’s NHTSA. The compact electric vehicle received top marks in front driver and passenger protection, front and rear side...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X using Autopilot self-driving tech sped up automatically before fatal crash

A report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board said that a Tesla Model X fitted with the automaker's Autopilot self-driving car tech accelerated on its own before striking a damaged highway barrier near Mountain View, California, in March. The impact killed the Tesla's...Read More»

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Tesla partners with British insurer for Autopilot discount

British insurer Direct Line is now offering a 5 percent discount to Tesla drivers to encourage them to use semi-autonomous driving tech. The offer is part of a collaboration between the insurance company and Tesla, which is estimated to have sold over 2,500 vehicles equipped with its Autopilot tech...Read More»

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Chinese Tesla investor reportedly developing its own self-driving car tech

Chinese company Tencent, which owns a 5 percent stake in Tesla, is developing its own self-driving technology separate from the California electric car builder's AutoPilot system. According to Bloomberg's sources, the company is in the prototype stage with its autonomous technology. If the news is...Read More»

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