You’ve probably heard of Tesla’s big announcement last week (the company does love to cause a buzz in the media) – their updated version of the Model S. The car, or newer version, is clever and powerful.
But before we bore you with small details, here are some of the car’s coolest features you need to know about:
The D in the Tesla Model S D, stands for dual-motor. Meaning, the engine has a motor in the front and in the back.
The dual-motor engine allows the car to be way more powerful than its predecessor. It is the fastest and most powerful car Tesla has ever made and has some pretty impressive stats.
It can go from 0 – 100km/h in 3.2 seconds – which is on parr (or even faster) than a Lamborghini Marchelago. It can also reach a top speed of around 250 km/h, which is 40km’s faster than the current Model S.
The car is also all-wheel drive. (more…)
It feels as though Tesla and their eccentric CEO, Elon Musk, are always in the news – and that’s not a bad thing.
This time around, it’s exciting news for all Tesla fans. Elon Musk has exclusively revealed to UK-based car news site, Auto Express, new details and the name of the upcoming new Tesla model.
The new model will be called the Model III. And while the Model S stands for sedan and the Model X for crossover, Musk revealed that the company wanted to initially call the new model the Model E, but Ford had some objections over the name, as they wanted to build a car called Model E. (more…)
Tesla has been making a few waves in the media lately. Just after announcing that they would have no problem with other car companies using their electric technology in order to make the world a better place, it has been revealed that a new Tesla car is fast approaching.
The Tesla Model X – the company’s answer to a greener SUV – will be available for purchase as early as 2015.
The first prototypes of the car are expected to roll out before the end of this year, so Tesla is really quite keen on getting the much anticipated Model X out there. (more…)
Well this is rather surprising.
You may have heard that car company, Tesla, has announced that they are ‘opening up’ their patented electric technology to anyone (or any auto manufacturer) who wishes to use their technology ‘in good faith’.
This means that the company will not sue anyone who makes use of their technology to further the use of electric cars in the world.
“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology…[sic] our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day,” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla said in a blog post. (more…)
Tesla’s electric sedan, the famed Model S, has been hailed by many as “the safest car on Earth”. While some of that statement might be true, there seems to be one, little factor that is a throne in Tesla’s safe side. And it’s quite a big one – fire.
Over the past few months, Tesla has been plagued with complaints of it’s model S catching fire when it is in a crash or comes into contact with road debris.
This happens when the underbody of the car, which carries the battery pack, is punctured. While there have been 3 reported incidents of a Tesla Model S catching fire, luckily none of the passengers in these cars were injured. (more…)
Ahead of deliveries beginning in 2012, the Tesla Model S Alpha has hit the road for the first time. Tesla will test the car in two phases – Alpha and Beta. Tesla had started the Alpha testing session in 2010 and will now rigorously test the car hereafter in different climatic conditions. Before the car reaches its customers Tesla will extensively test the vehicle using computer simulations and test vehicles.
The first pictures of Toyota’s RAV4 EV have been released, giving the industry a look at the vehicle before t is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A lot of eyes are waiting to see this, especially because it was jointly developed with Tesla, after Toyota entered into a $50 million agreement with the company for collaboration on EV technology.