Tesla Model X News

  • Victoria, Australia, Tesla Model X police car

    If there are two things you learn about police cars from watching cop shows on TV, it's that they should be both fast and stealthy to sneak quickly into sketchy situations. What better option than a Tesla Model X? That's what the police in the Australian state of Victoria are thinking at the moment, anyway. The Victoria police department just added a new right-hand drive Model X Long Range to its Highway Patrol fleet to see if it makes the grade. It's the first electric police car in Australia, though not the first Tesla police car worldwide. Tesla has been focusing on the police-cruiser...

  • Tesla Model Y
    Report: Tesla to build Model Y in Fremont, release Model S refresh in September

    Tesla could be stepping a refresh of the Model S up to September, and planning to make the Model Y crossover in California.

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Autopilot or not, Tesla adds two more levels of lane assistance

    On its way to rolling out full self-driving, Tesla will use the technology to add two more basic safety features to all its cars, the company announced on Thursday. Tesla's Autopilot system can often track lanes better than most other self-driving systems—and occasionally not. But the cars...

  • Tesla Model X crash, Hwy 101 Mountainview, California
    Tesla faces lawsuit in fatal Model X crash on Autopilot

    The family of a driver killed in a Tesla Model X alleges the company knew or should have known that its cars weren't self-driving.

  • Fred and Jenny Hooper's 2018 Tesla Model X camping with R-Pod trailer in Sanford, Florida
    Towing a camper with a Tesla Model X: Thank Elon for Superchargers!

    Towing a camper with an electric SUV may be the ultimate test of any fast-charger network. And, for one couple at least, Tesla has passed. “We were like pioneers in a Conestoga wagon,” says Fred Hooper, a Pennsylvanian veterinarian who, with his wife Jenny, just returned from a 7,700...

  • Tesla Model 3 Enhanced Summon video still [by YouTuber  Nagaraj Kelageri]
    Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

    Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's long-promised next update to its self-driving system, including Enhanced Summon, which is one of the first features of Tesla's...

  • Piech Mark Zero concept

    After announcing the base Model 3 on Thursday, Tesla cut prices on the luxury Model S and Model X. CEO Elon Musk also announced a reveal date for the company's long-awaited Model Y SUV. Mercedes-Benz announced that it will join the Formula E racing series. And Ford has delayed releasing new charge cables for its hybrids following an August recall. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As it introduced a more affordable Model 3, Tesla also announced big price cuts on its original Model S and Model X. Musk also revealed on Twitter on Sunday that the company will reveal its long-awaited Model...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X
    Tesla cuts more than $10,000 off price of Model S and X

    Along with its announcement of a new base Model 3 Standard Range last week, Tesla also announced that it would cut prices across the board, including on its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles. In addition to introducing new standard range Model S and X vehicles in late January, when it...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S
    Tesla revamps Model S and X lineups without battery size numbers

    As Tesla struggles to balance prices to maintain profitability in the face of lower tax credits for its cars, the company is simplifying its Model S and Model X lineups. After Tesla cut prices across the board to make up for a reduction in the federal tax credits and CEO Elon Musk announced earlier...

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    Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

    We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales for internal combustion engines. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

    When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric vehicle. Tesla revealed this week that Model 3 sedans sold in Europe will come with a CCS charge port (inlet). Full compatibility...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

    Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one respect: superb power management. Buried in the company’s third-quarter 2018 financial results—hailing a...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3

    Tesla’s quarterly earnings call today was shaping up to be, at long last, an earnings call. Tesla reported a net income of $312 million for the third quarter of 2018. The all-electric vehicle maker made money. It also claimed that, given its financial results—and some creative number-crunching—it has the best-selling car in the U.S. on a revenue basis. And it reaffirmed that it’s the fifth-best-selling model by volume. In final delivery numbers for the quarter, the company reported 56,065 Model 3 sedans and 27,710 Model S sedans and Model X crossovers during the...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models

    Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first full day that Tesla removed the option from its configurator—at the same time that it introduced a new $45k Model 3 Mid...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla updates, EPA plans, Porsche specs, and Faraday Future progress: The Week in Reverse

    What cars were Tesla Model 3 buyers most likely to trade in? Which company just announced the largest diesel emissions recall in history? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Aug. 3, 2018. Friday, we learned that Teslas will...

  • 2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X
    Tesla Model S and X reportedly to get minimalist Model 3 interior

    Apparently the problem with the Tesla Model S and Model X was that they're too normal. They have a separate instrument cluster—a digital one—behind the steering wheel and a few solid controls. Tesla must think that's too much. The company is designing a new interior for them that looks...

  • 2018 Tesla Model X
    Report: Tesla kicked out from official investigation over fatal Model X crash

    Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt called Tesla CEO Elon Musk to tell him that the automaker would be removed from an investigation surrounding a fatal crash in March that killed its driver, 38-year-old Walter Huang.

  • Drag race between 2019 Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X 75D electric cars  [video: Jaguar]
    Jaguar I-Pace beats Tesla Model X in electric car drag-race video

    The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace SUV that debuted Thursday beat all the German luxury makes to the punch in launching a viable competitor to the looks and capabilities of electric cars offered by Tesla. The 14-year-old Silicon Valley startup has attracted huge attention for the stunning acceleration of its...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S

    Tesla now offers roughly the same percentage of its model lineup with standard all-wheel-drive configuration as famed AWD proponent Subaru. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker has completely ditched rear-wheel drive in its Model S hatchback sedans and Model X crossover utility vehicles. Only its Model 3 smaller sedan remains available (at some point in the future) with rear-wheel drive in the base model. DON'T MISS: Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion Unlike traditional all-wheel-drive systems that sap efficiency due to additional weight and driveline drag...

  • 2017 Tesla Model X
    Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

    Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now Silicon Valley automaker Tesla's third-largest market. However, Norway's latest taxation proposal could have serious...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Don't be fooled: only some electric cars are sold nationwide, even now

    Almost seven years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now more than two dozen battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models on sale in the U.S. But that impressive number shouldn't disguise a fundamental truth about those vehicles: only about half of them are widely...

  • Tesla Model X P100D races Lamborghini Aventador SV
    Tesla Model S beats Lamborghini Aventador in 1/4-mile drag race; so does Model X SUV

    Tesla has not only put some of the world's longest-range electric cars into production, but its cars also happen to house some serious performance specifications. Everyone knows the P100D versions of the Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV are capable of accelerating at lightning speed, thanks to...

  • 2017 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model S, Model X electric cars updated with new features

    Before the Tesla Model 3 officially entered production, the electric-car maker shuffled features on its Model S to provide a clear distinction between the two sedans. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has often said those looking for luxury will be happiest in a Model S, while the Model 3 remains a much more...

  • Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016
    Update: Have Tesla Model S, Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

    Often there seems to be no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either sharply negative or rabidly positive. And the California company's stock is so obsessively analyzed both by supporters and...

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