When Motor Trend gained permission to create a photo session with the Model 3, the crew went to the site of future GIGAFACTORY 1, world’s largest battery manufacturing facility. The video we’re linking to contains a lot of details about the battery facility and the cars themselves, but this picture caught our attention as it demonstrates the difference in size between the three models: Tesla Model S is the base for size comparison: 4.97 meters long, 1.96 meters wide, and 1.44 meters tall (196″ x 77″ x 57″). Model X is 5.03 meters long, 2.00 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall (198″ x 79″ x 66″). On the other
Tesla Model 3 to Cost as Little as $18,766
Elon Musk recently posted on Twitter that the reservations for Model 3 will take place starting on March 31 in Tesla stores, and April 1 for online customers. Unlike all of its the previous models – Roadster, Model S, Model X – Model 3 will be launched on a global scale, with every market covered. If you are interested, you will need to put $1,000 down, and bear in mind that the delivery priority as always – will go to the customers who will order higher trim / spec car, as the sales develop. Perhaps the key part of Model 3 selling strategy is how Tesla Motors, Inc.
A Tesla Model S P85 Gets Vorsteiner Wheels Installed
Vorsteiner just released the latest build featuring their wheel line. A Tesla Model S P85 was wrapped up with a set of Vorsteiner V-FF 102 Flow Forged wheels. The company doing the work on this electric luxury sedan is Baan Velgen and they’ve ensured the fitment, finish and installation is on point. A Vorsteiner Flow Forged wheel can be attractive and lightweight because it uses equal raw materials and manufacturing equipment, however, design strength is another objective on its own. We thoroughly study each individual shape and arrangement to ensure our unique architecture has the longevity to outlast the most severe conditions. This yields the
2017 Mercedes E-Class Cockpit Looks Like a Video Game
117th edition of the North American International Auto Show will take place in Detroit, MI between January 11-24, 2016. Among 50 or so world premieres, perhaps the key launch will be the one coming in the shape of new E-Class, one of best selling cars coming from the three-pointed star from Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class launch is perhaps even more important than the company flagship S-Class. Unlike the S-Class, which rules the market where BMW competes with the 7-Series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ etc., E-Class has to battle a lot of competitors, and the company lost sales advantage in the mid-2000s, with Audi A6 and BMW 5
Tesla Motors Ludicrous Mode With 0-60 in 2.8 Seconds
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO just revealed improvements for the Model S, one of which is named ‘Ludicrous Mode’. For a measly $10,000 you get a 10 percent boost in acceleration, which shaves of the 0-62mph (0-100kph) acceleration to an insane 2.8 seconds! This is supercar territory – all in a fully environmentally friendly business sedan that you don’t need a pilot’s license to operate. The upgrade was revealed with a loop of the rap song Beast Mode by Ludacris. Pretty fitting, wouldn’t you agree? On a more serious note, this puts this all-electric sedan in some rather inspiring company. Cars that can do the same sprint, below 3.0 seconds include
AMD Moves to Justify Radeon 300 Series Rebrand
Just like in the world of sports, there is a lot of personal and below-the-belt attacks on companies we report about, and quite often the heated exchanges happen about Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo consoles, or if we go down to the chip level – discussions about Intel, AMD or Nvidia (interestingly though, we don’t see Qualcomm receiving a lot of flak). Recently, we saw a lot of heated media coverage and comments criticizing the company’s decision to rebrand some of its silicon again, now into the Radeon 300 Series moniker. As a part of its 2015 line-up, some Radeon 300 Series parts are based on silicon
Tesla Introduces The All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S 70D Model
Revealed earlier this week, the new Tesla Model S 70D brings a great range, amazing performance and gorgeous design into the all-electric car market.
Tesla Motors Releases The All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D
Tesla has added the Model S 70D to its lineup, a new low-end EV with a 70 kWh battery.
Nevada Gets Tesla Gigafactory with $1.25 Billion Tax Deal
Yesterday, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that the company would be placing its new Gigafactory in Nevada, where it had already broken ground and many believed it would ultimately place the Gigafactory. And during the Gubernatorial debate in California, between sitting Governor Jerry Brown and challenger Neel Kashkari the topic of Tesla’s Gigafactory was brought up as a lost business opportunity for California by Kashkari. Kashkari stated, “We need to bring good jobs to California. Tesla is one of many examples of this failure of this Administration.” Then, Governor Brown followed by saying, “It’s pretty clear what happened. We fought hard for Tesla, but Tesla wanted a massive
Tesla Motors Reports Record Earnings, Guides 3Q Down
Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] today reported their earnings for the second quarter of 2014, beating many analysts expectations by delivering a record 7,579 Model S vehicles in the quarter as well as producing a record 8,763 Model S vehicles in the quarter. Non-GAAP earnings were $16 million dollars (broken down to $0.11 EPS), while GAAP earnings (loss) was a loss of $62 million or a loss of $0.50 cents per share. Tesla Motors also cautioned that they expect the third quarter revenue and overall production to be lower than initially expected due to the retooling of the Fremont NUMMI plant for higher volume Model S and new
Tesla Confirms Model 3 to Follow Model X
In case you haven’t heard, Tesla just confirmed a story originally posted by AutoExpress in the UK that they will be indeed naming the vehicle that follows the Model X by the name Model 3. This is unfortunately a result of the fact that Ford blocked Tesla from naming their next car after the Model X by the name Model E. If that had happened, Tesla would have been able to sell a Line of Model S, Model E and Model X vehicles, also known as the SEX Models of cars when you combine all three letters of the different Tesla models. The Model 3
Tesla Frees Patents, Challenges Competitors to Join
Tesla is probably one of the most unique companies in the world, time and time again they’ve proven to us that they simply aren’t what we think they are. First, everyone believed that they were a car company, but they proved that they were a technology company first and a car company second. And now, they’ve once again changed what we believe to be a technology company by freeing their patents and making them available to anyone that wishes to use them, in good will. In a blog post titled, All Our Patents Are Belong To You (a play on the geeky “All Your Bases