Tag: Tesla

It’s Official: The Ford Mustang GT Is America’s Most ’Murican Car

It’s hard to think of a more quintessentially American car than the Ford Mustang GT V8. But that’s not just nostalgia talking, it’s maths and science, people. The 2021 Mustang 5.0-liter GT has just nabbed top spot on a league table that measures the volume of U.S.-built content in the nation’s cars. According to the […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid With Active Aero Caught Testing At The Nürburgring

For all of its supercar performance, the Tesla Model S Plaid doesn’t really have much of the performance technology we expect from a supercar. The most obvious example is that hallmark of modern supercardom, active aerodynamics. But that might be changing. Our spy photographers caught a Tesla Model S Plaid lapping the Nürburgring with a […]

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NHTSA Asks Tesla Why It Has Not Issued Recall On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a letter to Tesla asking why it has not issued a recall to address software changes made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system. In September, the automaker sent out an over-the-air update to its vehicles that was reportedly aimed at helping vehicles better detect emergency vehicles stopped on […]

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Dual Realities: VW CEO Claims Slow EV Shift Could Cost 30,000 Jobs

<img data-attachment-id="1756310" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/seat-positioned-to-head-development-on-vw-groups-littlest-evs/id-4-produktion/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DB2020AU01865_large.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1296" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Oliver Killig","camera":"","caption":"Produktion des VW ID4 \/ ID Crozz am 18.09.2020 bei Volkswagen Sachsen in Zwickau . Foto: Oliver Killig","created_timestamp":"1600419041","copyright":"Volkswagen AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"ID 4 – Produktion","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="VW logo, VW Badge, Volkswagen logo, Volkswagen emblem, ID 4 – Produktion" data-image-description=" Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DB2020AU01865_large-450×292.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DB2020AU01865_large-610×395.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1756310″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DB2020AU01865_large-610×395.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”395″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DB2020AU01865_large-610×395.jpg 610w, […]

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Tesla To Begin Model Y Production At German Factory In November Or December

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed that the automaker should start building the Model Y at its new Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany before the end of the year. While speaking during a special ‘Giga-Fest’ event hosted in a small town near the factory over the weekend, Musk said that production should commence in November […]

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Majors On Luxury But There’s No Way It’ll Keep Up With A Tesla Model S

Nobody is going to buy a Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the expectation that they can keep up with a Tesla Model S. Nevertheless, CarWow recently decided to pit a new S500 against an old Model S P100D to have some fun and show how the two compare. When the Model S was first launched in P100D […]

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Tesla Moving HQ To Texas, Cybertruck Still A Year Away, Says Musk

Tesla is moving its HQ to Austin, Texas, CEO Elon Musk has announced at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The EV-maker already has a factory under construction in Austin that will manufacture both the Model Y and the Cybertruck, and held the shareholder meeting there, rather than in Palo Alto. The news wasn’t totally unexpected. […]

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Tesla Officially Moving to Texas, Elon Musk Confirms Austin HQ

<img data-attachment-id="1737140" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/elon-musk-says-tesla-to-enter-india-next-year/shutterstock_420663502/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502.jpg" data-orig-size="7000,4667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="tesla chargers tesla logo" data-image-description=" Jag_cz/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1737140″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/shutterstock_420663502-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Tesla CEO Elon Musk has officially announced that his company would be moving house this week. Currently nestled […]

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Mitsubishi Driver Hunts Down And Crashes Into Tesla Model X During Crazy Road Rage Incident

Dramatic dashcam footage out of New Zealand has captured the moment the driver of a Mitsubishi Galant slammed into a Tesla Model X owned by Geoff Gardiner in a horrifying and bizarre case of road rage. The video shows the driver of the Model X passing the beaten-up Galant on a road near Auckland Airport. […]

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Telsa Ordered To Pay $137 Million To Black Elevator Operator Who Sued Company Over Racist Abuse

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty Anti-Black racism just cost Telsa just under $137 million on Monday after a Black man who, in 2015, was contracted to work at the company’s Fremont, California, plant as an elevator operator, sued the company over the racial harassment he said he received while working there. According to […]

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Opinion: Tesla’s Full-Self Driving Beta Is a Bad Joke

<img data-attachment-id="1635120" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/08/elon-musk-pitches-party-camper-mode-for-tesla-vehicles-as-possible-dog-whistle-to-swingers/tesla-baby-self-driving/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg" data-orig-size="1060,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Tesla Baby self-driving" data-image-description=" Tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1635120″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”345″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-768×435.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg 1060w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would begin offering the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to […]

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Chinese Court Orders Tesla To Pay Model S Owner Over $230,000, But The Automaker Is Suing Him Back

The Chinese owner of a second-hand Tesla Model S has successfully sued the car manufacturer. Al Jazeera reports that a court in Beijing concluded that Tesla had misrepresented the condition of the second-hand Model S that was purchased by Han Chao for 379,700 yuan ($58,700). An investigation concluded that the car had undergone major repairs […]

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Can A 1,000 HP McLaren 720S Keep Up With A Tesla Model S Plaid?

We recently discovered that not even a McLaren 765LT can keep up with a Tesla Model S Plaid in a straight-line, but what about a tuned, 1,000 hp 720S? To answer that question, the Hoonigan crew managed to line up an extensively modified 720S alongside a Model S Plaid for some performance testing. Street-legal cars […]

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Texas Police Officers Sue Tesla For $20 Million After Allegedly Being Injured By Car On Autopilot

Tesla has been named in a lawsuit that was filed seven months after an accident that is claimed to have injured five police officers in Splendora, Montgomery County, Texas. The officers, through the Buzbee Law Firm and Muery & Ferrell PC, allege that Tesla has not done enough to address fundamental flaws in its “Autopilot” […]

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Samsung Will Create Chips For Tesla’s Next-Gen Self-Driving Computer

Tesla is expected to source its next-generation chip from Samsung Electronics. The forthcoming Tesla Cybertruck will debut with Tesla’s new Hardware 4 computer and according to The Korea Economic Daily, Samsung is set to beat out Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. for the contract to build the chip used in this computer. “Tesla and Samsung’s foundry […]

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Tesla Breaks Ground At Battery-Manufacturing Plant In California

Tesla has broken ground on a new production facility in California that will focus on producing the company’s large Megapack battery system. The new factory is located in the Northern California city of Lathrop, not too far from Tesla’s existing factory in Fremont, California. Tesla also operates a 870,000-square-foot distribution center in Lathrop. Tesla’s Megapack […]

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How Tesla’s ‘Self-Driving’ Beta Testers Protect the Company From Critics

Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. On September 14, YouTuber Galileo Russell posted a video titled “Tesla FSD V10 Monorail Test 5X 🚝 👀.” During the video, Russell set his Tesla running Full Self-Driving Beta—which is not, in fact, self-driving, but a “Level 2” driver-assistance system—on the roads under the Seattle […]

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A Tesla Big Battery Is Getting Sued Over Power Grid Failures In Australia

Tesla’s Big Battery, located in southern Australia, just got hit with a federal lawsuit for failing to provide the crucial grid support it once promised it could. Built by Tesla in 2017, the 150-megawatt battery supplies 189 megawatt-hours of storage and was designed to support the grid when it becomes overloaded. Now operated by French […]

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Gas War: Tesla Asks U.S. to Increase Fuel Economy Fines

<img data-attachment-id="1770456" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/08/study-suggests-evs-cost-more-to-service/electriccarschargingstationcloseupphoto-vehiclerechargeablebatteriescharing/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Shutterstock","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright (c) 2016 Virrage Images\/Shutterstock. No use without permission.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Electric,Cars,Charging,Station,Closeup,Photo.,Vehicle,Rechargeable,Batteries,Charing.","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="EV charging tesla superchargers tesla charging station EVs" data-image-description=" Virrage Images/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1770456″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/shutterstock_471343589-1.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last month, the […]

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Opinion: Elon Musk’s Criticisms of the EV Incentive Bill Are Valid

<img data-attachment-id="1571136" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/05/nafta-in-90-days/us-capitol/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–e1495132939737.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="us-capitol" data-image-description=" Architect of the Capitol/AOC.gov Public Domain ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1571136″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/us-capitol–610×407.jpg” alt=”us-capitol, public domain” width=”610″ height=”407″> Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t fond of the new electric-vehicle incentives being proposed by the United States Congress and recently stated as much over social media this week. […]

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