Tesla

  • Tesla Model X Spied On California Highway

    Tesla Model X Spied On California Highway

    Tesla’s pure electric SUV is nearing launch and there is apparently at least one cruising around California. The video above shows a slightly camouflaged Model X near Palo Alto. The SUV looks good even with all the design elements covered up. Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Some of our staff spent the week in Austin TX reporting on anti-robot protests and drones that shoot both fire and silly string. But the news cycle rolls on with big announcements from Facebook, Tesla and Nintendo. These are our best stories from this week (3/14-3/20). Read More

  • Tesla Says It Will Now Be “Impossible To Run Out Of Range Unintentionally” In A Model S

    Tesla Says It Will Now Be “Impossible To Run Out Of Range Unintentionally” In A Model S

    A few days ago, Elon Musk pledged to “end range anxiety” for Model S owners by way of an over-the-air software update. Today, he’s detailed how he plans to do that. The short version: the Model S will now run constant calculations (regardless of whether or not you’re using the built in turn-by-turn system) on how far you are from a supercharger. If you are about to… Read More

  • Richard Branson Hints At A Tesla Competitor From Virgin

    Richard Branson Hints At A Tesla Competitor From Virgin

    Sir Richard Branson’s numerous companies build and sell everything from rockets to cell phones. And now the billionaire founder of Virgin Group has indicated his sights might be set on chasing Elon Musk on the ground as he already does in space. Branson recently spoke to Bloomberg where he said his racing company has “teams of people working on electric cars,” adding… Read More

  • Tesla Can Now Resume Car Sales In New Jersey

    Tesla Can Now Resume Car Sales In New Jersey

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just signed a law that will allow Tesla to start selling its vehicles again to residents of the state. About a year ago, New Jersey started enforcing a law that required vehicles to be sold to consumers through dealerships. Tesla doesn’t play nicely with dealerships. It sells its vehicles directly to consumers through company-owned showrooms instead… Read More

  • Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on stage at Nivdia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference, chatting with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about autonomous cars and the hurdles standing in the way of self-driving tech. Musk said that a fully autonomous driving system might actually only be as little as a year away, but noted that regulation will lag several years behind tech that actually makes such a system possible. Read More

  • A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains… Read More

  • This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    The Tesla Model S is one helluva car – but it can’t do everything. It can’t recharge as fast as you could fill a tank of gas. It can’t go over 155 miles per hour. Oh, and it can’t transform into a submarine and cruise around underwater. With this awesome little easter egg, though, that last one becomes a bit less certain… Read More

  • Tesla Q4 Hit By Delivery Shortfall, But Company Expects To Be Back On Track In Q1

    Tesla Q4 Hit By Delivery Shortfall, But Company Expects To Be Back On Track In Q1

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla reported earnings today following the bell, including $1.1 billion in non-GAAP revenue, and an adjusted loss per share of $0.13. On a GAAP basis, using normal accounting methods, Tesla had a wider loss of 86 cents per share, and revenue of $957 million. The company delivered 9,834 cars in the period. In the sequentially preceding third quarter, Tesla delivered… Read More

  • Tesla’s P85D Will Get Even Faster Thanks To A Software Update

    Tesla’s P85D Will Get Even Faster Thanks To A Software Update

    Tesla’s P85D is already fast. Really, really fast. Push the button to put the car into “Insane” mode (really — that’s what it’s called) and it’ll do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Now it’s about to get even faster. And get this: It’s getting faster because of an over the air software update. Musk confirmed the change in a tweet: Tesla P85D 0 to… Read More

  • Elon Musk Talks Seattle Satellites For Mars, Teases Model X Autonomy Features

    Elon Musk Talks Seattle Satellites For Mars, Teases Model X Autonomy Features

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk held a press conference today at SpaceX HQ (via Bloomberg) to discuss a number of his company’s upcoming initiatives, including a new engineering office in Seattle, as well as next-generation autonomous driving features for Tesla, and the progress of SpaceX’s reusable rocket program, in light of a near-successful recapture of the stage 1 rocket… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Anonymous leaking account information to rumors of Microsoft building a new browser, here are the top stories from 12/27-1/2. 1. Following through on threats of a Christmas hack, a Twitter account claiming affiliation with Anonymous released a list of usernames and passwords for 13,000 accounts on Amazon, PlayStation, XBox Live, Hulu Plus, Walmart and other retail and entertainment… Read More

  • Tesla Is Working On Robotic Snakes That Emerge From The Wall To Charge Your Car

    Tesla Is Working On Robotic Snakes That Emerge From The Wall To Charge Your Car

    Elon Musk is pretty much the best thing about Twitter, and today is no exception – the Tesla CEO tweeted that his electric car company is actually working on tech that would allow chargers to snake out of the wall and plug into your car automatically, eliminating the need to manually connect when you get your Model S back to your garage at night. Btw, we are actually working on a… Read More

  • Watch The New Tesla Model S P85D Destroy The Old P85 In A Drag Race

    Watch The New Tesla Model S P85D Destroy The Old P85 In A Drag Race

    The Tesla Model S P85D packs dual electric motors and all-wheel drive. It’s basically a Porsche-killer that can transport seven people. And it utterly destroys the previous king of Teslas, the P85. In the video above produced by Drag Times the P85D proves its worth by destroying a P85. It’s not even a race. The publication also recently took a P85D to a dyno to measure its… Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation… Read More

  • Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

    Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

    Tesla isn’t done with its iconic Roadster. The company just took the wraps off the next generation of the sport car. Chief among the updates is a new 400 mile range, which will allow drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Tesla notes that it expects a 40-50% improvement on driving range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0. Read More

  • Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Starting next week, it’s launching the pilot program of that advancement in Harris Ranch, California, at… Read More

  • Tesla Delays Its SUV Yet Again

    Tesla Delays Its SUV Yet Again

    Once upon a time — way back in 2012 — Tesla announced that they were building an electric SUV. It would be called the Model X. Then it got delayed, again, and again. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Here are the top TechCrunch articles from the past week (10/4-10/10). 1. Tesla unveiled its latest “Dual Motor” car in a series of 3 models based on the company’s Model S: the 60D, 85D, and highest-end P85D. The stunning all-wheel drive car can drive and park itself. We also gave you rundown of how the company got to where it is now, with “A Brief History Of… Read More

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