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Electric Porsche 912 With Tesla Motor (Video + Interview)

August 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The Porsche 912 and 911 are classic cars some people go nuts over -- the attachment may seem irrational, but it’s still quite real. (The same is true of a number of different Porsche models.) The fact that a 1968 912 can be converted to all-electric status with a Tesla motor only makes it that much sweeter. The look and feel are still Porsche, but the tech is more powerful and is quieter. Also, since it runs on electricity, polluting fossil fuels can be avoided


Tesla’s Reddit Community Hits 500K Subscribers

August 13th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Who says Tesla has no demand? Certainly not the half a million reddit users who subscribe to the Tesla Motors subreddit. Tesla Motors is the top subreddit for a single vehicle brand, and it actually ranks right behind the Cars subreddit. The subreddit is also 38% larger than the subreddit Autos, which has just over 360,000 subscribers


Understanding The Recent Changes Made To Tesla’s Model S & X

May 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla's Model S and Model X have gone through a refresh, but this time around, it's more of an engineering refresh rather than a design refresh — Tesla engineers were able to optimize the drivetrain design in such a way that these vehicles are able to provide significantly more range than they were able to deliver previously using the same 100 kWh battery pack


Industry Expert On Tesla’s Motors: “They’ve Got Magic!”

April 28th, 2019 | by Kurt Lowder

Disclaimer: I have been hesitating whether to write this article for some months now. I am not an engineer. I am an environmental advocate and avid cleantech follower. I had really hoped an engineer would cover this story, but I have not seen an article that covers this aspect of Tesla's technology. (I could have missed it.)


Non-Stop Engineering & Innovation Are The Lifeblood Of Tesla

April 28th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is, at its core, an engineering company. The company as we know it today was founded on the building blocks of lithium-ion batteries and electric motors. Having an early interest and exposure to supercapacitors, Elon Musk saw the potential with lithium-ion and electric motors and ultimately found the golden combination he was looking for at AC Propulsion


Auto Industry Expert In Lean Design, Sandy Munro, Gushes Over Tesla In New Video

April 6th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

The weekly Autoline show from the Detroit area recently invited Sandy Munro back to talk about Tesla in China. Munro was once one of Tesla's most ardent skeptics, when he famously compared the Model 3 build quality to a "Kia from the '90s." After spending some more time tearing down the Model 3 and learning more about it, Sandy warmed to the company and had much more complimentary things to say about the company, including calling the Model 3 electronics "Like a Symphony of Engineering."


The Rise Of The Electric Vehicle Conversion Shop

August 26th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Up until now, automotive enthusiasts have only been able to bolt on new modifications to vehicles to make them better. Whether getting faster speed through a supercharger, more quickly stopping a fast car via better brakes, or body roll improvements from upgrades to the suspension, making cars better and faster has driven gear heads for decades


GQ: Tesla Autopilot Makes You Feel Like A “Space God”

May 30th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla Autopilot is poised to be the self-driving industry leader. That said, many drivers are uneasy about trying Autopilot's current suite of semi-autonomous features. Lauren Larson writes in GQ that she was "skeptical of Teslas ... [because] Teslas have features that nobody has ever needed. They have features that most consumers aren’t even imaginative enough to want."


Tesla Model 3 Will Come In Standard & Long Range (310 Mile Range) Version, Full Specs Revealed

July 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

At the Tesla Model 3 production vehicle reveal tonight, Tesla shared the official pricing and range of the two versions of the Model 3 initially available to customers. It will come in Standard at the base $35,000 price tag, which will feature 220 miles of range. The Standard trim is no slouch and will speed along from 0–60 mph in a mere 5.6 seconds, up to a top speed of 130 miles per hour


Gigafactory Will Produce More Batteries Than Rest Of World Combined … By Factor Of 2!!

July 29th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

As part of the Tesla Model 3 production unveiling tonight, Tesla blew our minds with updates in the pre-event webcast. Updates came from across the Tesla manufacturing network live, including from within the Fremont factory itself and way out in Sparks, Nevada, at the Gigafactory. As part of the Gigafactory update, Tesla shared that when it was up and running at full capacity, the Gigafactory would produce more batteries than the rest of the world combined ... by a factor of 2!


Elon Musk Crowns Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) As Tesla Project Loveday Winner

July 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

In advance of the Model 3 Production reveal tonight, Elon Musk tweeted out the winner of Tesla's Project Loveday contest. Technophile Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) took top honors with his fan-made commercial depicting a day in the life of a Tesla owner, including a chance encounter and drag race against a Lamborghini



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