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Tesla update gives EVs more power and ‘automatic’ navigation

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla’s latest earnings call hinted at an update that would boost its electric cars’ performance, and now that update appears to be rolling out — with a few extras in store. Drivers receiving the upgrade get roughly five percent more power thanks to optimized motor control, giving them […]

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Tesla unveils its easier to install Solar Roof

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tesla After spending a good amount of time talking about Tesla Energy during its earnings call earlier this week, the company announced its new Solar Roof tiles. According to CEO Elon Musk, if you need a new roof, installing these tiles will be cheaper than a new roof and separate […]

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Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tesla had hoped to deliver 100,000 vehicles during the second half of 2019. The company has fallen short but just barely. More importantly, it was able to turn a $143 million profit and it reports that the Shanghai plant is ahead of schedule. Today the company announced that it made […]

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Tesla’s crash test lab video shows real and virtual Model 3 wrecks

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Despite what Elon Musk may think of media coverage when it comes to Tesla accidents, we don’t want to see the company’s EVs smashing into anything. This time, Tesla is giving everyone a look at how the company tests out its vehicles to get them ready in case an accident […]

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Tesla may open ‘Centers’ to get around pro-dealership laws

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Jonathan Brady/PA via AP Tesla may be planning an end-run around state laws that bar direct car sales and protect dealerships. Electrek sources claim the automaker is planning to open “Tesla Centers” in major urban areas that would theoretically avoid legal trouble by focusing on the sale of energy, not […]

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Tesla will let you customize your car’s horn and movement sounds

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla isn’t done with whimsical software updates just because Netflix and Cuphead have reached your car… in fact, there’s a good chance people outside the car will notice. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla cars will “soon” have the option to customize horn and low-speed movement sounds. The […]

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Tesla acquires battery expert in bid to make its own cells

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tesla appears to be pushing forward with plans to make its own battery cells. Electric Autonomy has discovered that Tesla quietly acquired Hibar Systems, a Canadian company with expertise in automated battery manufacturing for electrified vehicles, laptops and “similar products.” It was recently working on […]

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After Math: When your goose cooks

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links While many of us were channeling our inner jerks through a troublemaking goose avatar, companies throughout the tech industry were conducting dastardly shenanigans of their own. Here are a few of the week’s highlights. NHTSA reviews claims Tesla should have recalled 2,000 cars Elon Musk is having another rough week […]

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NHTSA reviews claims Tesla should have recalled 2,000 cars

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Tesla’s software updates normally bring a host of improvements, but some owners are less than thrilled with the implications for their cars’ performance and safety. The NHTSA is reviewing a petition asserting that Tesla should have recalled 2,000 Model S and Model X units after a battery safety […]

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Tesla’s Smart Summon has been used more than half a million times

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is very much aware of all those Tesla Smart Summon fail videos you’ve been sharing these past days. According to Reuters, the agency has even started looking into parking lot crashes involving the new feature, which allows owners to autonomously summon their cars […]

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