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

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 service centers. But one apparent software update rankled more than a few Tesla owners: it limits the number of times Launch Mode... read more

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Tesla Model S P100D

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


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 software to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X door-control software to be updated, Musk says

Given Elon Musk's habit of revealing snippets of information when he talks, electric-car advocates, owners, and industry analysts pore over any live event at which the Tesla... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options, $1,500 price increase (updated)

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

How Tesla Techs Service Model S Electric Cars: Software Screens Revealed

Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] handles pretty much every step of the sales and service process differently. In addition to that, it’s also conceived its Model S and Model X... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Changes From 2012 Through 2015 (UPDATED)

Tesla Motors only reveals its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built up to 90,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sport sedan. The company also... read more October 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line a few years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla CTO Hikes Hacking Bounty To $10K (And Does A Shot)

Tesla Motors chief technology officer JB Straubel appeared at Def Con last week to thank the hackers who uncovered vulnerabilities in Model S electric car software. And... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Hacked In Low-Speed Driving; Patch Issued, Details Tomorrow: UPDATED

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has come under intense public scrutiny after a pair of hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee remotely through its Uconnect infotainment system and... read more August 6, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Valet Mode Hides Away All The Fun

As arguably the coolest, most cutting-edge car in the world, the Tesla Model S electric car attracts a lot of curiosity and envy from other drivers. What self-respecting car... read more April 30, 2015 by


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: How A Software Update Worked

One of the many cutting-edge features of my new 2013 Tesla Model S is the ability to download software updates over its cellular connection. With its touch-screen controls... read more April 9, 2013 by 10


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

Official: 2012 Tesla Model S To Be Given Creep Option

To creep or not to creep? That is the question. As many hardened electric car fans will tell you, unlike gasoline cars with automatic gearboxes, not all electric cars move... read more September 11, 2012 by 24


 
2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Better At Predicting Range, Charging Needs

How far can your electric car travel before you need a recharge? For most electric car owners, that question is answered with a mixture of (usually inaccurate) on-board... read more July 2, 2012 by 8


 

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