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Tesla touts raceway record with 3-motor powertrain prototype

Enlarge / A shot from Tesla’s video at the Laguna Seca racetrack. Tesla Tesla is working on a new three-motor powertrain for the Model S that will accelerate even faster than Tesla’s current “Ludicrous Mode,” the company said on Wednesday. In a nod to Spaceballs, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has dubbed the new system “Plaid.” “Plaid …

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Tesla hopes to unveil its electric pickup truck in November

Sponsored Links Tesla Tesla missed its goal of unveiling its electric pickup truck this summer, but it does have some idea of when to expect its smaller cargo hauler. Elon Musk told Twitter followers that the electric pickup’s reveal will “most likely” take place in November. We’d take that with a grain of salt — …

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Tesla to take on Taycan’s track time at the Nürburgring

Enlarge elyob @ Flickr As part of Porsche’s build-up to Wednesday’s launch of the Taycan electric car, it took a track-prepped prototype to Germany’s famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. This 12.9-mile (20.8km) track, built in the 1920s as a depression-era public works project, is widely considered to be one of (if not the) most challenging race tracks …

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Feds scold Tesla for slow response on driver monitoring

Enlarge / A Tesla Model S. Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg via Getty Images The National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency tasked with investigating transportation crashes, published a preliminary report Tuesday about a January 2018 crash in Culver City, Calif. For the most part, the report confirmed what we already knew about the incident: a Tesla Model S …

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Now Tesla owners can attach a picture to their repair request

Sponsored Links Tesla vehicles stand outside of a Brooklyn showroom and service center on August 27, 2018 in New York City. Spencer Platt via Getty Images While many Tesla owners love their electric vehicles, one complaint we’ve heard about has been about waiting for repairs. Last year Elon Musk announced Tesla would bring most collision …

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Tesla claims new insurance product will offer lower prices

Enlarge / A Tesla Model 3. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Tesla announced Wednesday that it is launching a new personal auto insurance product in California. Elon Musk said in April that Tesla would offer an auto insurance product the following month. Tesla now says the product is available in California for all Tesla vehicles going back to …

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Researchers found another way to potentially clone Model S key fobs

Sponsored Links Tesla Last year, researchers discovered a vulnerability in the Tesla Model S key fob that would’ve allowed thieves to clone it in just a couple of seconds. The automaker and the key fob’s manufacturer, Pektron, created a new version that upgrades its 40-bit encryption to an 80-bit one to make it harder to …

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Tesla working to resolve dispute with Walmart over solar panel fires

Enlarge / Fire damage on the roof of a Walmart store in Indio, California. Walmart Walmart and Tesla are actively negotiating to resolve the lawsuit Walmart filed against Tesla earlier this week over defective solar panels, the two companies said in a joint statement sent out on Thursday evening. “Walmart and Tesla look forward to …

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Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

Sponsored Links AP Photo/ Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo So much for Tesla’s renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer’s stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn’t ground its electrical and solar systems properly, according …

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SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit around the Sun

Sponsored Links SpaceX, Flickr Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star. Its path has taken it over 762 million …

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