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Tesla Admirers Say Hello To Tesla Sentry Mode Cameras

July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Video footage from Tesla's Sentry Mode is not always pertaining to law-breaking incidents like theft or vandalism. Some footage can actually be fun and provide a sense of pride for Tesla owners. For instance, check out the following scene captured from one of Tesla's side-repeater dashcams that showcases a couple of strangers admiring a Model


Tesla Opens A Service Center In Poland!

July 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

My Polish friends (and I) have long been waiting for a Tesla service center in Poland. Thankfully, we now have one. Apparently as a birthday gift for my eldest daughter (who does love Tesla), the company announced via email the other day that a service center opened up in Warsaw


Tesla Gigafactory 3 Ahead Of Schedule — July 17th Update

July 17th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Twitter user "Vincent" is well known for sharing knowledge about the going-ons of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory -- information that he gets from Chinese media and social media connections in China. Earlier today, he posted a thread of tweets detailing a meeting between Tesla's Global Vice President, Tao Lin, and a journalist with the Chinese media


Tesla Recalibrates Model 3 Pricing & Adds Long Range Option For Aussie Customers

July 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla just rolled out a series of updates to the Model 3 configurator that lowered prices across the board in many countries. The new change was accompanied by a flip flop on the base color of all of Tesla's vehicles — from black to "pearl white." It is now an extra $750 to add black but no extra charge to choose white. Grey ("midnight silver metallic") and blue ("deep blue metallic") cost $1000 and red costs $


Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report

July 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV)


How Did A Nissan LEAF Beat A Tesla Model S In A Race?

July 16th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Nissan LEAF certainly doesn't have a reputation as a serious performance car. With far less power than any Tesla, "semi-independent" rear suspension like you'd find under a Chevy Cavalier, and many similarities with the Versa, the LEAF is widely regarded as an economy car, not a luxury or sports car. It certainly isn't seen as a real competitor to a Tesla, even an older Model


Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting. 


Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?

July 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I originally published this article almost 3 years ago, but it seems it's essentially as relevant today as it was then. The original title was, "What goes on in the minds of auto execs?" If someone has a better explanation than the thoughts below, chime in down in the comments



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