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PostHeaderIcon NHTSA Gives the 2019 Tesla Model 3 a Five-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model 3 has passed the NHTSA test with flying colors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has tested the rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3, and the car has scored a five-star rating across all the categories. This is not something new for Elon Musk’s company, though, as all Tesla cars previously have done the same.

PostHeaderIcon Motherboard Features the Mechanic Reviving Wrecked Teslas: Video

When it comes to bringing a car back from the brink, there are plenty of folks out there to look to as a good example – at least as far as internal combustion is concerned. That said, the ICE is slowly (but surely) giving way to electric power, which begs the question: what happens to the art of the restoration when batteries run the world? This man has the answer. His name is Rich, and he likes to rebuild Teslas.

“Tesla’s stance in rebuilding vehicles is only they should do it,” Rich explains. “I would say I’m the first person to bring a Tesla that’s completely dead to running and driving, almost showroom floor quality, independently, by themselves. At this point, I would consider myself the Dr. Frankenstein of Teslas.”

We certainly think that’s an appropriate title. Rich’s brilliance is in his deep understanding of how America’s most popular all-electric car works. Not only does he source all his own parts, but he singlehandedly wrenches them into shape. The end result is nothing less than amazing.

Rich shares his work on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds,
posting video topics that include how-to’s, upgrades, tear downs, and a whole lot more. We love his DIY attitude, not to mention the fact he’s pretty much the only mechanic out there that we know of who’s going this deep on Teslas.

“If you own something, if you purchase something free and clear, then you should be able to fix it yourself,” Rich says.

Amen to that.

PostHeaderIcon Motherboard Features the Mechanic Reviving Wrecked Teslas: Video

When it comes to bringing a car back from the brink, there are plenty of folks out there to look to as a good example – at least as far as internal combustion is concerned. That said, the ICE is slowly (but surely) giving way to electric power, which begs the question: what happens to the art of the restoration when batteries run the world? This man has the answer. His name is Rich, and he likes to rebuild Teslas.

“Tesla’s stance in rebuilding vehicles is only they should do it,” Rich explains. “I would say I’m the first person to bring a Tesla that’s completely dead to running and driving, almost showroom floor quality, independently, by themselves. At this point, I would consider myself the Dr. Frankenstein of Teslas.”

We certainly think that’s an appropriate title. Rich’s brilliance is in his deep understanding of how America’s most popular all-electric car works. Not only does he source all his own parts, but he singlehandedly wrenches them into shape. The end result is nothing less than amazing.

Rich shares his work on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds,
posting video topics that include how-to’s, upgrades, tear downs, and a whole lot more. We love his DIY attitude, not to mention the fact he’s pretty much the only mechanic out there that we know of who’s going this deep on Teslas.

“If you own something, if you purchase something free and clear, then you should be able to fix it yourself,” Rich says.

Amen to that.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Gives Extra Range, Free Supercharging to Owners in the Path of Hurricane Florence

Thanks to the magic of over-the-air updates, Tesla has once again stepped up to the plate and delivered extra range, as well as free supercharging, to its customers in the path of Hurricane Florence. This move mirrors the same move the company made just last year for Florida residents right before Hurricane Irma made landfall. This special update has left Carolina-based customers with the following surprise message:

“We are temporarily enabling your car to access additional battery capacity, as well as free Supercharging, in preparation for Hurrican Florence. We hope this gives you the peace of mind to get to a safe location and will notify you before returning your car to its original configuration in mid-October. Badging on your display may adjust during this period. Safe travels.”

This temporary OTA update only affects those that previously purchased a Tesla Model S or Model X with a 75 kWh battery that was “software locked” to a capacity of 60 kWh. The option at the time made the car more affordable at the cost of a shorter range. It has, however, proven as-as a way that Tesla can offer some of its customers an unexpected and very much appreciated act of faith they need the extra go-juice the most. There’s no word as to when Tesla will return the cars to their original configuration or begin charging for Supercharging in the area again, but changes are the temporary update will remain in effect until long after the storm has passed.

Kudos to Tesla – it’s always nice to see an automaker help out its customers when it can. It costs the company next to nothing but can mean so much to those who have a desperate need for a few extra miles of range when getting out of mother nature’s way.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla’s Big Surprise Debut at the Grand Basel Was Just the Same Prototype We’ve Seen Before

Last November, Tesla dropped a bombshell with the debut of its upcoming second-generation Roadster, surprising everyone by tagging the reveal at the end of the debut for its new all-electric semi truck. Now, it looks like the California-based automaker is trying to ride that hype wave all the way into shore, as its latest “surprise” is the same Roadster prototype we’ve already seen on numerous occasions.

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PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Tesla Roadster is a Real Kick in the Ass for Koenigsegg

0-to-60 mph in 1.9 seconds

Koenigsegg has admitted to being bowled over by Tesla’s performance claims for its new Roadster to the point that company engineers went straight to work after realizing that the Roadster’s performance times were indeed possible. Speaking with Top Gear, Koenigsegg chief Christian von Koenigsegg admitted that Tesla had thrown the gauntlet, and it was up to his company to respond. In typical bravado fashion, Koenigsegg is embracing the challenge with plans that could set up an industry-altering showdown with Tesla.

PostHeaderIcon Sending Your Tesla Model S Airborne is Probably Not The Best Idea in The World

A 46-year-old man from Ontario, Canada was charged with dangerous driving after sending his 2016 Tesla Model S airborne as a result of driving too fast for his own good. Local CCTV footage, as well as dashcam videos, captured the Model S doing its best Fast and the Furious impersonation, traveling through the air for almost 100 feet before gravity took hold of it and sent it back down to earth. The Model S may have stuck its landing, but the driver was unable to regain control of the car, which managed to skid across a highway, hopped a curb, careened into a school parking lot, and hit a tree.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Can’t Get the Model 3 Right, but Elon Musk Says a $25,000 EV is Only Three Years Away

The Tesla Model 3 is currently the most affordable vehicle in the company’s lineup, but that could change in the future after CEO Elon Musk admitted that the company could make a $25,000 electric car at some point in the near future. Musk didn’t elaborate on the details of the proposed vehicle, but he did say that it could be a compact model that would become a cheaper alternative to the BMW 1 Series or the Mercedes GLA-Class.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model 3 Loses Bumper After Driving in the Rain

Another day, another Tesla drama. The latest pertains to the California automaker’s new Model 3 compact, it’s most-affordable, and arguably most-important, offering to date. Apparently, the car is having some trouble holding on to its rear bumper when driving through puddles.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model 3 Loses Bumper After Driving in the Rain

Another day, another Tesla drama. The latest pertains to the California automaker’s new Model 3 compact, it’s most-affordable, and arguably most-important, offering to date. Apparently, the car is having some trouble holding on to its rear bumper when driving through puddles.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model 3 Loses Bumper After Driving in the Rain

Another day, another Tesla drama. The latest pertains to the California automaker’s new Model 3 compact, it’s most-affordable, and arguably most-important, offering to date. Apparently, the car is having some trouble holding on to its rear bumper when driving through puddles.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model S

The Model S is far and away Tesla’s most popular vehicle, known for singlehandedly shifting public opinion of EVs from dowdy, boring people-movers, to sexy, high-tech performance machines. This is the model that set the stage for all of Tesla’s other offerings, including the top-shelf Model X SUV, and more recently, the affordable Model 3 compact four-door. However, the Model S was first introduced in 2012, which means it’s starting to get a little long in the tooth, and a second-gen for the full-/mid-size luxury sedan should be headed down the line in the next few years. As such, we put on our speculation hats and got down to reasoning out what the next Model S might bring to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2022 Tesla Model S.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model S

The Model S is far and away Tesla’s most popular vehicle, known for singlehandedly shifting public opinion of EVs from dowdy, boring people-movers, to sexy, high-tech performance machines. This is the model that set the stage for all of Tesla’s other offerings, including the top-shelf Model X SUV, and more recently, the affordable Model 3 compact four-door. However, the Model S was first introduced in 2012, which means it’s starting to get a little long in the tooth, and a second-gen for the full-/mid-size luxury sedan should be headed down the line in the next few years. As such, we put on our speculation hats and got down to reasoning out what the next Model S might bring to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2022 Tesla Model S.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Model S

The Model S is far and away Tesla’s most popular vehicle, known for singlehandedly shifting public opinion of EVs from dowdy, boring people-movers, to sexy, high-tech performance machines. This is the model that set the stage for all of Tesla’s other offerings, including the top-shelf Model X SUV, and more recently, the affordable Model 3 compact four-door. However, the Model S was first introduced in 2012, which means it’s starting to get a little long in the tooth, and a second-gen for the full-/mid-size luxury sedan should be headed down the line in the next few years. As such, we put on our speculation hats and got down to reasoning out what the next Model S might bring to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2022 Tesla Model S.

PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Tesla Model S Rendering has us Hopeful for the Future!

The Tesla Model S has been around since 2012, and while it’s still a few years away from getting a full redesign, a rendering of a next-gen Model S is already making rounds on the Internet. It looks exactly like what we hope the next-gen Model S looks like. Designed by Emre Husmen, the new Model S rendering is far more aggressive and dynamic than the current model that’s on the market today. More importantly, it doesn’t deviate too far away from the current Model S to the point that it becomes unrecognizable. It’s still the Tesla Model S, albeit rendered to look sharper and edgier than what we have now. In other words, it looks fantastic.

PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Tesla Model S Rendering has us Hopeful for the Future!

The Tesla Model S has been around since 2012, and while it’s still a few years away from getting a full redesign, a rendering of a next-gen Model S is already making rounds on the Internet. It looks exactly like what we hope the next-gen Model S looks like. Designed by Emre Husmen, the new Model S rendering is far more aggressive and dynamic than the current model that’s on the market today. More importantly, it doesn’t deviate too far away from the current Model S to the point that it becomes unrecognizable. It’s still the Tesla Model S, albeit rendered to look sharper and edgier than what we have now. In other words, it looks fantastic.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Haters Go Crazy Over Model 3 Stockpile

There’s certainly been no shortage of drama in the world of Elon Musk lately. The billionaire CEO of Tesla had a few choice words for a diver involved in the recent Thai cave incident after he criticized Musk’s
plan to use a submarine to rescue the stranded children. Musk eventually apologized, but Tesla’s stock took a plunge all the same. Now, a raft of Tesla haters have revealed a stockpile of freshly minted Model 3’s parked in California, leading to a host of unfounded accusations thrown at the EV producer.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Ford and Tesla are in Each Other’s Crosshairs as Mild-Mannered Trolling Continues

Ford and Tesla have engaged in some mild-mannered back-and-forth in the past few weeks, so it’s no surprise that when Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter about his company’s impressive production volume, Ford Europe CEO Steven Armstrong responded with a zing of his own. Armstrong’s tweet came as a response to Musk’s post about Tesla producing 7,000 cars in seven days. A lot of people were impressed by that number, at least except Armstrong who responded by saying that Ford builds 7,000 cars in four hours.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Built 7,000 Cars in Seven Days, Including 5,000 Model 3s

It took longer than most people, including Tesla, expected, but finally, it appears that the electric car maker has finally achieved its goal of building 5,000 Model 3 units in a span of seven days. It took 24-hours, 7-days-a-week schedules to do it, but the company reported earlier this week that it had concluded its three-month build period that ended Saturday by building 53,339 vehicles, including 28,578 Model 3 sedans.

PostHeaderIcon Here’s Everything we Know About the Tesla Pickup Truck

In 2017, Tesla confirmed that it will build an all-electric semi truck and began taking preorders for the hauler. But the EV firm also teased a pickup truck and announced that it could go into production in a few years. Now, Elon Musk unveiled the first details about the vehicles in a Twitter discussion in which he asked his followers what would they like to see in such a vehicle.

Musk received numerous replies, and his answers include details and important hints as to what the first Tesla pickup truck will bring to the table. And we compiled everything the California-based firm has revealed so far. Find out more about it below.

Keep reading for the full story.

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