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Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

The Tesla Model S, now into its sixth model year, just keeps getting quicker. When Tesla introduced the current P100D version, it quoted a 0-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds. But then it released a "Ludicrous Plus" software upgrade, cutting that time to 2.4 seconds. DON'T MISS: Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous... read more

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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
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New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery... read more January 21, 2017 by


 
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Tesla reverses recent limit on lifetime full-speed launches (updated)

Tesla uses over-the-air software updates to quickly add new features to its electric cars, or to correct problems without the need for customers to bring their cars to... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
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Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

As well as software updates to add back Autopilot functionality in its latest cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted on Twitter at an update to improve performance even... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
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Tesla upgrades Autopilot for 1,000 'Hardware 2' cars to test

Tesla Motors is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to accompany the more complex suite of sensors known as "Hardware 2" that launched in October. All Model S and... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
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Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)

With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Norwegian Tesla owners, company settle out of court over performance claims

Norway is widely acknowledged as one of the world's friendliest places for electric cars. A combination of aggressive incentives, public interest, and short average commuting... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
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Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
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Which electric car will history view as most important? Poll results

It wasn't even close. When we asked our Twitter followers which electric car they thought would be judged by history as most important thus far, it was a slam-dunk. Fully... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
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Why did Tesla take capabilities out of latest Model S + Model X?

Automakers rarely "de-content" their cars, much less take away some of the very features that provide sizzle and PR value. But Tesla's new and more advanced "Hardware 2"... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
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Tesla Model S P100D to get 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds via software update: Musk

Tesla Motors ignores the standard product-development cycles used by other automakers. Rather than waiting for conventional model years to unveil new features, the Silicon... read more November 17, 2016 by


 

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