Volkswagen Unveils the 385-Mile Range ID Aero Concept, a Preview of its First Electric Sedan that Will Be Sold in the U.S., Europe and China
Volkswagen unveiled a concept version of its first-ever electric sedan called the ID Aero that will compete against Tesla’s flagship Model S. The premium electric sedan concept, which VW says will be similar to the production model, will debut in China in the second half of 2023 before launching Europe and the U.S.
Eric Walz2022-08-03 10:00 PT
BMW Unveils the Seventh Generation of its Flagship 7-Series Sedan, Including the First-Ever All-Electric Version
The premium electric sedan market once dominated by Tesla's Model S just became a bit more competitive as BMW has officially launched the seventh generation of its flagship 7-Series sedan. For the first time ever, a fully-electric version is being offered with an EPA estimated range of over 310 miles. The electric sedan is poised to become a serious competitor to Tesla’s Model S, Porsche, Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Lucid Air sedan.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-27 09:30 PT
Tesla Begins Moving Model S and Model X to 'Tesla Vision'
The automaker’s largest electric vehicles are dropping the brand’s radar sensors in favor of cameras found in Tesla Vision.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-04-12 08:00 PT
Tesla Reports Record Vehicle Deliveries in Q3 - Without the Help of the Model S, Model X
As expected, electric automaker Tesla reported record electric vehicle sales over the weekend to close out the third quarter of 2021. Tesla delivered 241,300 vehicles globally in Q3, up 73% for the same period last year. However, of the 241,300 vehicles Tesla delivered in Q3, only a small number were Model S sedan and Model X SUVs, as the company focuses on building its more affordable models.
Eric Walz2021-11-10 08:30 PT
Tesla Agrees to Pay Model S Owners $1.5 Million For Reducing Battery Power in Their Vehicles
Tesla has agreed to pay 1,743 Model S sedan owners $1.5 million to settle claims that an over-the-air software update pushed to their Model S electric sedans in May 2019, intentionally reduced their battery’s charging rate, maximum capacity and range. The lawsuit is unusual in the auto industry, as it is a direct result of a software update and not a mechanical issue with the affected vehicles.
Eric Walz2021-09-05 14:00 PT
Tesla Model S Plaid Boasts 390 Miles of Range, $131,190 Price Tag
Deliveries of Tesla’s high-performance luxury sedan have commenced, with the Plaid trim claiming to be the automaker’s quickest and most powerful production car yet.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-19 07:30 PT
The NTSB Determines That Tesla’s Autopilot Was Not Active in a Fatal Crash in Texas After Investigators Claimed ‘No One Was in the Driver’s Seat’
After an investigation into a Tesla Model S crash in Texas that killed two passengers, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) determined that Autopilot could not have been active without a driver behind the wheel. Local police claimed there was no one in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, fueling rumors that Tesla's Autopilot could be somehow engaged without a driver behind the wheel.
FutureCar Staff 2021-06-16 16:00 PT
Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat
Two people died in Texas on Sunday after a Tesla Model S left the roadway and slammed into a tree at high speed. The crash was highly unusual, as investigators determined that neither of the two victims was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-26 09:45 PT
Tesla Reports its Q1 Production & Deliveries, Model Y, Model 3 Demand Remains Strong
Tesla reported its Q1 results on Friday which beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter deliveries. Tesla’s sales were boosted by strong demand for the Model Y. The company produced 180,338 Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers in Q1 and delivered 182,780 of them.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-09 08:30 PT
Tesla to Recall up to 36,126 Model S & Model X Vehicles in China to Replace Faulty Display Units
Electric automaker Tesla said it will recall up to 36,126 of its Model S and Model X vehicles, which were built in California and shipped to customers in China to address errors caused by the flash memory used in the embedded Multimedia Controller (eMMC) that powers the center-mounted dashboard display. Tesla acknowledged that all of the older memory control units (MCU's) and displays used in the earlier Model S and Model X will eventually fail.
FutureCar Staff 2021-03-14 14:10 PT
Tesla to Recall 135,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles for Failing Touchscreens Amid Pressure From the NHTSA
Electric automaker Tesla Inc. is recalling roughly 135,000 vehicles due to premature failures of the center-mounter touchscreen display used in the Model S sedan and Model X SUV after pressure from the NHTSA. The agency concluded the problems with the display pose a safety issue. Tesla was given the opportunity to voluntarily recall the vehicles before the U.S. auto safety agency issued a mandatory recall.
Eric Walz2021-03-11 10:00 PT
Tesla is the Focus of Another Probe by the NHTSA for Suspension Safety Issues
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has been the focus of numerous investigations by the NHTSA in the past and now the California company finds itself under investigation once again. The NHTSA said on Friday it had opened a preliminary investigation involving 115,000 Tesla models after receiving 43 complaints about failure of the left or right front suspension fore links.
Eric Walz2021-01-03 12:45 PT
U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding its probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles over reports of the center touchscreen display failures. The expanding investigation is being upgraded to an “engineering analysis” the administration said, which is required before the NHTSA can make steps to formally recall a vehicle.
Eric Walz2020-12-24 12:35 PT
Tesla Model S Gets Second Price Cut of the Week to $69,420
In what turned out to be a truly bizarre week for Tesla’s flagship sedan, the Model S received two dramatic price cuts to become far more affordable.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-24 05:30 PT
German Court Bans Tesla’s ‘Misleading’ Ads About the Company’s Self-Driving Capabilities
Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are “misleading” advertising statements relating to the capabilities of its Autopilot driver assistance system, a Munich court ruled on Tuesday.
Jeremy Carlton2020-08-20 14:00 PT
The Lucid Motors Air Sedan Will Be One of the Most Aerodynamic Vehicles Ever Made
The California electric automaker Lucid Motors announced that it has achieved a new benchmark in aerodynamic efficiency for its upcoming electric sedan. The Lucid Air underwent testing at North Carolina’s Windshear automotive wind tunnel and achieved a verified a coefficient of drag (Cd) of just 0.21, making the Air the world's most aero-efficient luxury cars.
Derrick Smith2020-08-06 10:00 PT
Tesla Under Investigation by the NHTSA Over Failing Touchscreen Displays in the Model S
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S electric sedans after owner reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of center-mounted touchscreens.
Eric Walz2020-07-31 14:00 PT
Tesla’s Model S Breaks the 400-Mile Range Barrier for the First Time
Tesla announced it made a number of improvements to the Long Range Plus Model S and reached the elusive 400-mile range target. The latest version of the Model S sedan achieved an official EPA estimated range of 402 miles, which is 20% higher than the Model S 100D with the same battery pack design.
FutureCar Staff 2020-07-23 10:00 PT
Tesla is Cutting its Vehicle Prices in North America & China, Model 3 Now Starts at $37,990 in the U.S.
California electric automaker Tesla said on Wednesday it will cut prices of its electric vehicles in North America and China as the company ramps up production at its Fremont, California, factory after the easing of coronavirus lockdowns.
Eric Walz2020-07-03 07:00 PT
Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla
As the shares of electric automaker Tesla soared since the beginning of the year, the company’s market capitalization surpassed both General Motors and Ford combined, which is an amazing accomplishment for the 17-year-old automaker. However, even before Tesla’s recent stock surge, it was still worth more than both GM and Ford individually, two legacy automaker’s with a 100-year head start on Tesla, leaving them struggling to catch up.
Eric Walz2020-03-23 08:00 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT