close Video Elon Musk explains reason for Tesla Model 3’s cockpit camera Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the reason for the Model 3’s mysterious cockpit camera. Of all the cars on sale today, the only one that would qualify as an influencer if it were human would be the Tesla Model 3. Love it. Loathe it. It doesn’t matter how you feel. There’s no other car that’s changing the conversation the way that the sleek sedan is. The Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf? Not trending. I recently got around to spending some quality time in a Model 3 that I borrowed from a private owner. It wasn’t the long-awaited $35,000 model (which folks are still waiting for), but a dual-motor Long Range with a premium interior and about 6,000 miles on it. All problem-free, according to him. (Fox News Autos) He said he paid $53,000 for it last year. Last week a similar car cost $48,500. Today it's $49,500. This is how Tesla’s direct sales model works. It … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 test drive: A masterwork … in progress
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Tesla’s high-end Model S sedan lost its “recommended” rating and the electric-car maker slid overall by six spots to almost the bottom in Consumer Reports magazine’s annual reliability survey. Every domestic automaker landed in the bottom half of the magazine’s new-car reliability rankings, which include data collected for more than 500,000 vehicles. The survey, which ranked 29 brands in the US market, was released on Wednesday. “It’s the complexities that have really dragged down Tesla,” said Jake Fisher, the magazine’s director of auto testing. “The majority of the problems that we’re seeing with Tesla truly are mechanical issues.” The Model S appears similar to the model launched six years ago, but Tesla has made significant mechanical and software changes over the past few years, including making air suspension and all-wheel drive standard, he said. That can hurt reliability as more complexity is added. Tesla … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S drops sharply in reliability survey
A man photographs a Tesla Model 3 as others check out the car at the entry-level electric sedan’s first appearance in a Tesla showroom, on Friday, Jan. 12 at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif. (Ethan Baron/Bay Area News Group) Annelies Lindemans, 47, of San Jose, a Tesla Model 3 reservation holder, adjusts the mirror on a display model of the car at the electric sedan’s first appearance in a Tesla showroom, on Friday, Jan. 12 at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif. (Ethan Baron/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The Tesla Model 3 on display at the Tesla store in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday, January 11, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) The rear of the Tesla Model 3 on display at the Tesla store in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., on Thursday, January 11, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) The Tesla Model 3, right, on display at the Tesla … [Read more...] about Tesla offers Model 3 test drives for first time — in Bay Area
Rex Crum stands next to the Tesla Model 3 that took the place of his Dodge Ram 1500 truck for two days. (Megan Crum) The Mercury News' Rex Crum stands next to his Dodge Ram 1500 truck, also known as "The Beast" (Megan Crum) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Rex Crum keeps his hands above the Tesla Model 3 steering wheel as the car operates in Autopilot mode. Crum tested a Model 3 for two days. (Courtesy Megan Crum) Rex Crum's daughters, Madeline, left, and Lily, right, show different emotions about riding in a Tesla Model 3. Lily reacted to imagery she saw on the Model 3's large display screen. (Rex Crum/Bay Area News Group) The Tesla Model 3 tested by Mercury News writer Rex Crum charges up at the Tesla Supercharger station in Concord, Calif. (Rex Crum/Bay Area News Group) Show Caption of Expand By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 22, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: June 22, 2018 at 6:04 am OAKLAND … [Read more...] about Trading in ‘The Beast’ Ram truck for a Tesla Model 3: Oops, is it broken?
Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg Published 11:08 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 Photo: Hannah Elliott/Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 If you count by zero- to 60-mph rates, the fastest version of the Tesla Model S beats the fastest versions of sedans from other prestigious brands, including Audi, BMW, Porsche and Aston Martin. If you count by zero- to 60-mph rates, the fastest version of the Tesla Model S beats the fastest versions of sedans from other prestigious brands, including Audi, BMW, Porsche and Aston Martin. Photo: Hannah Elliott/Bloomberg Self-driving tech may be ruining the Tesla Model S 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Much of the endless stream of chatter surrounding Tesla lately has centered around topics other than what the company actually sells. Tesla's plans to slash 9 percent of its workforce have … [Read more...] about Self-driving tech may be ruining the Tesla Model S