Tesla

  • Tesla officially acquires SolarCity

    Tesla officially acquires SolarCity

    Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity officially closed Monday morning, bringing together Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company with the solar energy company founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive. The deal was approved by Tesla and SolarCity shareholders last week, after first being proposed earlier this year. Tesla provided the following brief statement on the… Read More

  • Watch a fully self-driving Tesla navigate intersections and city streets

    Watch a fully self-driving Tesla navigate intersections and city streets

    Tesla revealed it would be building all vehicles complete with all the hardware onboard they need to achieve full self-driving in the future, and also published a short demo video of the prototype software in action at the time. Now, a new video shows a self-driving Tesla making its way through a city neighbourhood complete with a lot of traffic and quite a few intersections. The video provides… Read More

  • Watch Tesla Model S P85D’s instant speed avoid a potential rear-end collision

    Watch Tesla Model S P85D’s instant speed avoid a potential rear-end collision

    Tesla’s focusing on its work on autonomous driving as a huge potential gain for driver safety, but a video from a Tesla Model S P85D shows that some current features not related to self-driving are actually already helping prevent accidents. Tesla owner Jason Hughes captured a narrow miss in his car using a rear-mounted dash cam, showing the moment a Prius coming up from behind… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved

    LinkedIn now blocked in Russia, Tesla acquisition of SolarCity is approved, SpaceX wants to bring internet access to everyone, AOL lays off 7 percent of workforce, Zesty replaces CEO and restructures. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Shareholders approve Tesla acquisition of SolarCity

    Shareholders approve Tesla acquisition of SolarCity

    Tesla and SolarCity leapt an important hurdle Thursday: getting shareholder sign off for the proposed acquisition of the latter by the former. Respective shareholder votes at both companies signaled a green light for Tesla’s plan to take over the solar energy technology provider, which Elon Musk first proposed in June. Even minus Musk and “other affiliated shareholders,”… Read More

  • Tesla Model S P100D to get a 2.4-second 0-60 mph time via an Easter egg

    Tesla Model S P100D to get a 2.4-second 0-60 mph time via an Easter egg

    Tesla Easter eggs are a lot more interesting than most of those found in video games: case in point, its next one will boost the acceleration of the P100D variant of its Model S up to a 2.4-second 0-60 mph time with Ludicrous Mode, with a quarter-mile achievable in as little as 10.6 seconds. The P100D Model X will also get a slight boost, with 0.1 second shaved off both times. The current… Read More

  • Crunch Report | First Hyperloop Will Be Built in UAE

    It’s looking like the first Hyperloop will be built in the UAE, Facebook is testing a job openings feature, Tesla plans to increase manufacturing automation by acquiring Grohmann Engineering, LeEco is hopeful that it can put the company’s finances back on track and Uber rival Karhoo shuts down. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Tesla acquires Grohmann engineering to boost production

    Tesla acquires Grohmann engineering to boost production

    Tesla just announced that it will acquire Germany’s Grohmann Engineering, in a deal that will see the global engineering leader become Tesla’s new Advanced Automation facility based in Germany, a new subdivision of the automaker dedicated to helping Tesla increase the automation and effectiveness of its manufacturing process. “This will really be our first acquisition of… Read More

  • Crunch Report | China’s New Cybersecurity Laws

    China has some new cybersecurity laws, starting in January 2017, Tesla will charge owners of new Teslas for Supercharger use if they drive more than 1,000 miles a year, Samsung leaks its AI plans for the Galaxy S8, Gmail for iOS gets an update and, on Election Day, Google will be refreshing election results every 20 seconds. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Tesla to charge new owners for Supercharger use after around 1K miles

    Tesla to charge new owners for Supercharger use after around 1K miles

    Tesla’s network of Superchargers have so far offered free, unlimited use to drivers of Tesla vehicles, but that was never going to last forever. Tesla announced upcoming changes to the Supercharger program today, which will introduce a fee for owners who purchase their vehicle after January 1, 2017 – but only if they exceed 400 kWh of charging in a year, which translates to… Read More

  • What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles Crunch Network

    What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles

    Tesla’s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will start in 2017; by 2018, the Gigafactory should be cranking out cars to the tune of 500,000 Model 3s… Read More