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What Is Tesla Autopilot? Answers For FAQ

September 15th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

Seemingly, one of the most controversial things about Tesla cars is its Autopilot feature, a driver-assist feature that helps drivers navigate and pilot their vehicle. Oddly, while news of exciting Autopilot features comes out regularly, general information about exactly what Autopilot is, what the options are, and what it can and cannot do seem to be few and far between


Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

September 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person's eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more "connected," more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don't call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain't seen nothing yet


2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

September 15th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I'm a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I've written about the Model Y's 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices


Cracking The Code Of What People Want In Electric Vehicles

September 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Cracking the code of what people want in their electric vehicles is not that complicated, even though analysts at Edmunds seem to think otherwise. In an article published by the San Diego Union Tribune, a market analyst at Edmunds said that electric car buyers "don’t seem to be EV fans, they seem to be Tesla fans.” She also said that, "It’s been really hard for any other company to crack the code of what people want in an EV.”


Tesla Announces Simple Pricing On Commercial Solar, $1.01/Watt (Will Blow Some Minds)

September 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Yesterday, Elon announced California customers can now order commercial sizes of solar power in 5 minutes at Tesla.com/bigsolar. Instead of starting the process with a site survey or a roof inspection, Tesla just publishes this sizing guide and assumes the commercial customer knows the size of his or her roof. It isn't about maximizing solar production, it is about simplifying the buying process. It's easy to see the price per watt going down from $2.22 ($1.55 after the 30% federal tax credit) to $1.44 ($1.01 after tax credit)


Tesla Dealer Loophole Ideas

September 14th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla is not allowed to sell its cars in some states of the USA. That is, it can't open "dealerships." Sometimes, even service centers are prohibited. That is unfortunate for Tesla and its (prospective) customers. But as many people are aware, all laws have loopholes


Ugh — Germany’s Automakers Slow To Respond To Tesla Challenge

September 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

After growing fat on expanding sales and record profits, the world’s automakers are now facing lean times. The decade-long global economic expansion is running out of gas, and the industry-changing trend of electrification, which automakers happily ignored when the profits were rolling in, now looms as an existential threat


Tesla China Fairy Tale For Bulls — How To Achieve Happily Ever After

September 13th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

All my talk this week about fairy tales started with the Tesla [TSLA] bear assumption that the Tesla factory in Shanghai was a huge mistake. Lack of demand in China following all of that investment would bring inescapable bankwuptcy soon. Really soon now. Any day. Really


Guide For Tesla Owners Facing Hurricanes

September 13th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Hurricane Dorian was all over the news last week. For good reason. Needless to say, having a Tesla in a hurricane is different than having a gasoline-powered car. There are (at least) six good reasons why having a Tesla is better in a hurricane. That said, there are some things you should be aware of, as a Tesla owner, before a hurricane arrives


Tesla Model 3 In Australia: How Does It Compete?

September 13th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla just recently introduced the Model 3 to Australia, on the first of September. How does the Model 3 compete in Australia? Media outlets in Australia are already reporting sales in the thousands, but initial sales don't necessarily signify competitiveness. Or do they


Elon Musk Announces Plaid Performance Upgrade To Tesla Model S, X, & Roadster!

September 12th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Elon tweeted earlier in the evening a clear reference to both Spaceballs and Tesla's upcoming power boost for the coming Tesla Roadster: "The only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid." In a followup tweet, he noted that the Plaid option would be available on the Model S and Model X as well as the Roadster. When Marques Brownlee noted that we are going to need details, Elon replied "Soon." Tantalizing



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