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Tesla’s Seat Heaven — Home Of Tesla’s Cloud-Like Seats

Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you've ever ridden in a Tesla vehicle featuring the company's white vegan leather seats, you were surely impressed. They're as soft as a cloud. They're as white as Conan O'Brien's grandma (I assume). Beyond the smooth surface, they're so cushy you feel like you just sat on the marshmallow man. And on a cold day, they'll toast your buns quicker than a looney roadrunner can climb a mountain... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Will Tesla’s Leasing Program Disrupt The Ride-Sharing Market?

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has been leading its customers through a merry little dance lately, shuffling its vehicle lineup around and raising and lowering prices. Buried among all the recent repricings is an announcement that has attracted little attention, but that offers a clue to Tesla’s future plans to deploy an automated ride-sharing network... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

5 Shiny Shanghai Auto Show Highlights — Singulato iC3, Icona Nucleus, Wey X, AiWays U5, & MAD Robot

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Sebastian Blanco

Walking the massive convention center that houses Auto Shanghai 2019 (i.e., the Shanghai Auto Show) is a great way to get in your steps. The place is huge, taking up 5,400,000 square feet of exhibit space. There are cars and automotive-related companies displaying everything from the latest SUV to a new electric concept to a meal-delivery robot that takes its cues from R2-D2. It's an overwhelming array of new technology, and then you realize that there are two floors... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range — 1st Video Overview

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The base Tesla Model 3 Standard Range recently started getting delivered in the US and expert EV reviewer Alex Dykes ("Alex on Autos") received his personal vehicle just this weekend. Alex gives us a quick tour of the interior and finds that the trim, features, and materials appear to be largely the same as the Standard Range Plus version... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

The Robot Gig Economy: Will It Pay Off For Tesla Owners?

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Tesla is taking bold steps toward launching the Tesla Network, an Uber-like transportation service in which a self-driving Tesla will give you a ride. Recent research indicates that this could make big money for not only Tesla, but also Tesla owners who are willing to let their car participate in the Network while they’re not using it. But will it be profitable for owners that do this... Read More


Clean Transport

My 1st Time Charging With Electrify America: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

While people have been charging at Electrify America sites for months in the eastern portions of the US, the Southwest deserts have been among the last places to get a station. I recently had my first chance to use one in Deming, New Mexico. I was very impressed with the station, but there’s definitely room for improvement when it comes to paying for a charge... Read More


Boats

Electric Liferaft Passes Extreme Weather Tests

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A novel partnership between Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ group working with marine electric mobility, and VIKING, a manufacturer and service provider in offshore safety, has popped up. It's an innovative new evacuation system with an electric inflatable liferaft... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Speed Dating: Getting To Know Tesla’s Autopilot

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla's Autopilot has been hailed as the ultimate platform for developing a fully autonomous driving solution. After 8 months of owning our Tesla Model 3, Tesla shrunk down the base Autopilot package by removing a few features, and at the same time dropping the after-purchase price from $7,000 for Enhanced Autopilot to $4,000 for the new Autopilot package. It felt like the right time to pull the trigger on the update, so we made the purchase on March 1st... Read More


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What Is Holding America’s EV Future Back While The World Charges Ahead?

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

The United States has been slow to adopt Electric Vehicles (EVs) compared to the rest of the world. While California leads the way in the US with EVs making up perhaps five percent of new vehicle sales, 58 percent of new car sales in Norway were EVs, and other nations across Europe are well on the path towards EVs being the norm rather than the exception. This is driven by a mix of incentives and initiatives from governments and the private sector alike. Why the difference? ... Read More


Cars

Breaking — Tesla Model S & X Refresh Production Test Run Is About To Start

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

As has been mentioned in previous articles, it has been rumored Tesla is about to refresh the Model S & X. While at this point we don’t know exactly what this refresh will include, we did just find out one very specific detail. Tesla has just shipped hundreds of new drive units from Gigafactory 1 as part of “Project Raven.”... Read More


Cars

Tesla’s 11th Death Anniversary — No Joke!

Published on April 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Okay, it's a small joke, of course, since Tesla isn't dead and certainly hasn't been dead for 11 years! However, for those of you who thought this idea of an 11 year Tesla death anniversary was an April 1st joke, I assure you, it is not... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

1987 Self-Driving Technology — The Future Was Almost Ready Decades Ago?

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

Isn't this funny: Here I am, happy about finally placing an order on a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, including the full self-driving package, and at the same time as I choose to flicker through a bunch of old Motor magazines from 1987 to find some mentions of my old 1987 Volvo 240 for a fun comparison, I stumble upon the highlight below... Read More


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