What could be better than having your brand new Tesla vehicle delivered straight to your door? Having it delivered by an all-electric Tesla Semi prototype of course. Sure, this particular customer may have known beforehand, and have signed sort of agreement, but that doesn’t make it any less cool. The Semi also appears to be carrying more cars, so you can expect more customer deliveries. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Elon Musk announced today at the Tesla Autonomy Day event that they company plans to have at least a million robo-taxis on the road by 2020 with full self-driving car technology. This is possible thanks to Tesla’s very own computer for self-driving cars, which uses a neural network system with complete redundancy. So, if one of these chips should fail, the second one kicks in automatically. “All Tesla cars right now have everything necessary for self-driving available today. All you need to do is improve the software,” said Musk. Read more for a video about the chip from Autonomy Day and additional information.
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Tesla is set to reveal its first ever all-electric pickup truck later this year, but automotive designer Emre Husmen couldn’t wait for the press event. So, the “Tesla Model P” concept ensued. Sleek and stylish, this Blade Runner-inspired vehicle features thin LED headlights up front, a windshield that stretches as far forward as the front axle of the truck, a massive wheelbase as well as a four door design. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Tesla Roadster is set for launch in 2020, but it may be a while until the company decides to build an electric hypercar. To whet your appetite, automotive designer Jeroen Claus has created the Tesla Olympus Max, which features a sleek carbon fiber body inspired by the Aston Martin Valkyrie, aerodynamic body panels, and what appear to be larger versions of the Model 3’s aero wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X owners will be able to play two new Atari games this week when the update rolls out. That’s right, Super Breakout and 2048 are are being added alongside Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander as well as Centipede that were available since last August. For those who have ordered their Tesla vehicle or having it delivered soon, these games are playable on the center screen using controls on the steering wheel. Read more to see a short preview of the new games.
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If Tesla made a station wagon, it would look like this one-off creation from British engineering firm Qwest. Called “P90D-SB,” the world’s first Tesla Shooting Brake is based on the P90D and is about 14kg lighter than the standard car due to the extensive use of carbon fiber in its custom built rear section. It’s still capable of accelerating from 0-62mph time in just 2.8-seconds, making it quicker than the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV, officially called the “Model Y,” on Thursday night, that seats seven, sports a a panoramic glass roof and boasts a 15″ touchscreen interface for accessing all of the vehicle’s controls. “It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car. This thing will be really tight on corners and we expect it will be the safest midsize SUV in the world by far,” said CEO Elon Musk told the crowd. Read more for a test ride video and additional information.
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Folding smartphones are the latest craze, but the next big thing will be flexible displays, and if Tesla ever decides to get into the mobile phone business, this is how the company may use them. Called the “Tesla C1,” this device was not designed to fold, but rather sports a flexible display that can be pulled apart to reveal a larger one, making it perfect for productivity, games and more. On a related note, did you know that research and development into flexible OLED displays largely began in the late 2000s? The goal back then is the same as now, to implement the technology in mobile devices. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Tesla officially unveiled its third generation supercharger at a customer event Wednesday night in Fremont. Featuring a completely new architecture that makes use of a 1MW power cabinet supporting peak rates of up to 250kW per car. This means that you’ll be recover up to 75-miles of charge in 5-minutes on a Model 3 Long Range operating at peak efficiency, and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour. This cuts the time spent charging by an average of 50%, according to their test data. Read more for a video and additional information.
With Tesla set to unveil the Model Y next Thursday, what better way to kick things off early by staging a drag racing showdown with some of the fastest luxury sedans currently on the market, headlining things with the Model S P100D? That’s exactly what CarWow did, and the results may surprise you. Featuring the 640-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door, 625-horsepower BMW M5 Competition and a 680-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Read more to see which vehicle came out on top.