April 21, 2019

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Autopilot debate: Enabling ‘stupid’ drivers or reducing danger on the road?

Passed out Tesla driver stopped by CHP sparks social media debate over autopilot There’s been a lively social media debate over technology-assisted driving since the Highway Patrol busted a Tesla driver officers said was passed out drunk while the electric car cruised 70 mph on Autopilot down Highway 101 last month in Redwood City. Some say […]

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Tesla releases new Model 3 software update to address cold weather issues

Last week, we reported on the Model 3 having some issues in cold weather and Tesla said they were investigating the situation. The automaker is now already pushing a new software update to address some of those cold weather issues. The door handles of the Model 3 are embedded inside the door and you need to […]

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Tesla Model 3 Now Available With A Key

The keycard is proving tricky to use, so you can now buy a key fob. When Tesla first rolled out the Model 3, it made an interesting decision to ship the car without a key. Much like the rest of the auto industry, Tesla was quick to assume drivers would prefer to get rid of […]

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Tesla brings back all recently removed options as ‘off-the-menu items’

Tesla recently did some clean up in the Model S and Model X online configurator by removing several options and features. Some changes were controversial among Tesla buyers, but now we learn that no option entirely went away and everything is actually still available as ‘off-the-menu items’. As we reported last weekend, Tesla updated its online design studio […]

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Tesla releases demo of Navigate on Autopilot with details on the rollout

Tesla is releasing a rare new feature under its Enhanced Autopilot package: Navigate on Autopilot. Today, the automaker released a new video demonstration of the feature and more details on the rollout. Navigate on Autopilot was supposed to be in the first release of Tesla’s v9 software update, but they decided to pull it for […]

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Tesla improves regenerative braking on Model 3 through over-the-air software update

With the release of a new software update pushed out over-the-air today, Tesla has now been able to improve Model 3 regenerative breaking, making it stronger — a complaint of mine and other owners. A weak regenerative breaking is something I have noticed ever since my first Model 3 drive back in July 2017: “I did […]

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Elon Musk tweeted about a ‘dog mode’ for Teslas and it’s not a terrible idea

When a Twitter user asked Elon Musk if future Teslas would include a “dog mode” to keep car-bound pets safe and cool while their owner was away, he responded with a simple “yes.” The idea behind dog mode, a pitch that in this case also included the Tesla displaying a readout of the car’s interior […]

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Starting This Week, You Won’t Get a $7500 Tax Credit on a New Tesla

The federal tax credit only applies to the first 200,000 electric vehicles sold by a manufacturer, and Tesla has exceeded that number. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published February 25, 2016. As noted below, the $7500 federal tax credit only applies to the first 200,000 electric vehicles an automaker sells. Tesla surpassed 200,000 vehicles […]

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Is Tesla Model 3 the Safety Queen?

Undoubtedly, these last few months of the year have been Tesla Model 3’s fifteen minutes of fame.   First, the car seems to be breaking record after record when it comes to sales. Then, its production and delivery issues appear to have winded down. And last, but not least, the European launch is just around […]

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Tesla Software Version 9: New Versus Old

Some folks are still waiting for Tesla Software Version 9, but those who have it are beginning to share. No matter which automaker’s touch-screen infotainment system you’re using — regardless of how intuitive it is — there’s always a bit of a learning curve. This is also true when Tesla moves to new software, via […]

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