Apr 18, 1:54 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Arthur Villasanta 04/17/19 AT 11:24 PM Tesla Inc. is said to be considering a more extensive upgrade to its older Model S and X electric vehicles (EVs), whose sales have suffered significantly since the market debut of the newer Model S luxury executive sedan in 2017.The Model S, an all-electric five-door liftback, was introduced in 2012 while the Model X, a mid-size all-electric luxury crossover utility vehicle, was introduced in 2015. The Model 3 lorded over Tesla EV sales in the first quarter of this year with sales of 24,003 vehicles. In contrast, 3,200 Model S were sold and 3,000 Model X.The three Tesla models combined accounted for 75 percent of the U.S. EV market in Q1.Tesla seems to be planning a full powertrain update for the Model S and X along with a refresh of both model’s interior design. Tesla is now said to be working to develop newer … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S And Model X To Get Interior, Motor Upgrades
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Mar 05, 3:17 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 03/05/19 AT 7:26 AM The Pininfarina Battista has an immensely high horsepower for an electric luxury car. Its 1,900 horsepower completely outclasses the 1,000 horsepower record that the Bugatti Veyron set years before. Here’s what we know about this incoming Tesla Model Y rival.According to Wired, the Pininfarina Battista is a powerful electric car that exerts 475 horsepower on each of its wheels. This combined engine strength allows the vehicle to hit 62mph in two seconds and 186mph in 12 seconds. Aside from its strong specs, the car is also a luxury vehicle, complete with a beautiful interior and design, that’ll be sold to wealthy customers who want to enjoy cross country European drives.Compared to the Tesla Model Y, the Pininfarina Battista completely dwarfs both the Tesla Model Y and Bugatti Veyron in … [Read more...] about Tesla Model Y EV Rival Pininfarina Battista Crushes Bugatti Veyron’s Power Output
Feb 24, 10:22 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/24/19 AT 10:16 PM Since their release, many Tesla electric car owners noticed that these vehicles are great for outings, road trips and other excursions due to its features. However, is the new Tesla Model 3 better than the older Model S vehicle from the early half of the 2010 decade? Here’s what we know about this so far.According to cleantechnica’s report, both Model 3 and Model S are good for road trips, but each come with their own advantages depending on your vacation plans. The newer Model 3 offers driving comfort with its Autopilot self-driving car system and faster charge-up that also provides similar mileage to the Model S. Meanwhile, the older Model S’s advantage is its size, which allows its owners to sleep comfortably inside the car when it’s in “Camper Mode” as it frees … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 vs. Model S: Which EV Is Better For Road Trips?
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Published 6:32 pm PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol before being put into use with the Fremont Police Department. A number of items, including sirens and a push bumper, are being added to the vehicle, and Fremont PD decals will be added to its side when it arrives at police headquarters. less A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol before being put into use with the Fremont Police Department. A number of items, including sirens and a push bumper, are being added to the vehicle, and ... more Photo: Courtesy Fremont Police Department Photo: Courtesy Fremont Police Department Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 A 2014 Tesla Model S 85 is being outfitted for patrol … [Read more...] about Fremont police to add a new patrol vehicle to its roster: A Tesla Model S
Dec 19, 12:29 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 12/18/18 AT 11:58 PM A Tesla Model S car burst into flames after it was towed to an auto shop in California's Los Gatos on Tuesday, Santa Clara County fire officials reported, adding that no one was injured in the incident. An employee of the tire shop said he noticed a hissing sound coming from the vehicle minutes before it was on fire. According to fire Capt. Bill Murphy, the vehicle had a flat tire due to which it had been towed to the auto shop. The car was in the parking lot for about ten minutes when a witness heard a loud noise, smelled smoke and found the car on fire, Murphy said. The entire front of the Tesla was charred.“I heard a strange hissing sound. I came out and there was smoke everywhere. So the shop immediately called the fire department,” the owner, who identified himself only by … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S Burst Into Flames After Being Taken To Repair Shop