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Tesla Model S Plaid Boasts 390 Miles of Range, $131,190 Price Tag

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 Patel2021-06-12 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’

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 2021-05-10 16:00 PT

Tesla Crash in Texas Leaves 2 Dead, Investigators Determine That No One Was in the Driver’s Seat

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 2021-04-19 09:45 PT

Tesla Reports its Q1 Production & Deliveries, Model Y, Model 3 Demand Remains Strong

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 2021-04-02 08:30 PT

Tesla to Recall up to 36,126 Model S & Model X Vehicles in China to Replace Faulty Display Units

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 2021-02-05 13:10 PT

Tesla to Recall 135,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles for Failing Touchscreens Amid Pressure From the NHTSA

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 Walz2021-02-02 10:00 PT

Tesla is the Focus of Another Probe by the NHTSA for Suspension Safety Issues

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 Walz2020-11-27 12:45 PT

U.S. Regulators Expand Safety Probe to 159,000 Tesla Vehicles Over Touchscreen Display Failures

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 Walz2020-11-17 12:35 PT

Tesla Model S Gets Second Price Cut of the Week to $69,420

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 Patel2020-10-18 06:30 PT

German Court Bans Tesla’s ‘Misleading’ Ads About the Company’s Self-Driving Capabilities

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 Carlton2020-07-14 14:00 PT

The Lucid Motors Air Sedan Will Be One of the Most Aerodynamic Vehicles Ever Made

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 Smith2020-06-30 10:00 PT

Tesla Under Investigation by the NHTSA Over Failing Touchscreen Displays in the Model S

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 Walz2020-06-24 14:00 PT

Tesla’s Model S Breaks the 400-Mile Range Barrier for the First Time

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 2020-06-16 10:00 PT

Tesla is Cutting its Vehicle Prices in North America & China, Model 3 Now Starts at $37,990 in the U.S.

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 Walz2020-05-27 07:00 PT

Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla

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 Walz2020-02-15 07:00 PT

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, over sudden acceleration reports. The petition covers the 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016-2019 Tesla Model X SUV, and the 2018-2019 Tesla Model 3.

Eric Walz2020-01-17 14:00 PT

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

​California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors announced that an “almost production ready” version of the Air will be on display at the New York Auto Show in April. Lucid will also share production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information for the first time in April.

Eric Walz2020-01-15 10:30 PT

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk announced this week that Tesla plans on using higher capacity battery packs for the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid variants.

Manish Kharinta2019-11-09 12:30 PT

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Today, the California automaker Tesla reported Q3 deliveries of 97,000 vehicles, making it the biggest delivery quarter since the automaker went public in June of 2010.

Eric Walz2019-10-02 16:30 PT

Elon Musk Says He’s Bringing a Model S to Nurburgring to Challenge the Porsche Taycan's Record Time

Elon Musk Says He’s Bringing a Model S to Nurburgring to Challenge the Porsche Taycan's Record Time

To coincide with the Taycan debut, Porsche boasted that a prototype version of the electric Taycan “conquered” the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany with a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Now Elon Musk says he's bringing a Tesla Model S to the world famous track to challenge the Taycan's lap time.

Eric Walz2019-09-06 16:55 PT

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