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Musk counters Model 3 ‘handbuilt’ production line video

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that parts of the mass-production-spec Tesla Model 3 were in fact being built by hand, partly explaining the Model 3 sedan’s glacially slow production pace. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, that isn’t the case. Musk turned to Instagram, the social media site optimized for pictures of your

Tesla unveiling won’t happen until November 16

First the Fast & Furious 9 release date gets pushed back to 2020 — and now this. If you are waiting breathlessly to see the Tesla Semi truck in the flesh, the wait just got longer. And if you are waiting for your Model 3 to arrive, let’s just say it may be a

World’s Greatest Drag Race Porsche, Tesla, Ferrari … And who is the winner?

Old fashioned high-speed showdown Strap in for a good old fashioned high-speed showdown between the world's greatest exotic cars : Lexus LC500 Alfa Romeo Giulia; Mercedes AMG GTR; McLaren 570 GT; Ferrari 488 GTB; Tesla Model S P100D; Porsche 911 Turbo S; Nissan GTR; Chevy Camaro; Chevy Corvette , and

Ariel is launching a 1,180-HP turbine-electric hybrid supercar

Located in Somerset, England, Ariel Motor Company is a tiny automaker known mostly for its lightweight track monster, the Ariel Atom. While technically street-legal, the Atom has barely any bodywork, giving it a supercar-like power-to-weight ratio. But according to the latest report, Ariel’s about to introduce a car that’s far, far

The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet is great

It's rare for a convertible to be prettier than its coupe counterpart. The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet, which makes its debut today at Monterey Car Week, is a glorious exception. The Maybach Vision 6 coupe that premiered last year was lovely, but this is just exquisite. Top open, the Vision 6 Cabriolet

In Michigan wont be deliver for Tesla Model 3 buyers, lawsuit grinds on

An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Tesla and the state remain locked in a legal battle over the state's franchise law, which requires automakers to sell vehicles only via an independently

UK energy storage startup takes on Tesla Powerwall 2 in home battery market

Tesla, Inc.’s CEO Elon Musk has made his company’s mission to help the world to transition away from reliance on fossil fuels and toward the embrace of sustainable energy sources. Now a U.K. energy-storage startup called Powervault is now in competition with Tesla, Inc. to outfit homes with affordable backup battery power

Interesting races Tesla Model S P100D vs 1,000HP Toyota Supra Turbo

We haven’t seen a Tesla drag racing video in quite some time so needless to say we were pleasantly surprised when we came across a new video by Florida-based DragTimes that showcases their Ludicrous+ Model S P100D against a heavily modified, 1,000 horsepower turbocharged Toyota Supra. It comes as no surprise by now that even the world’s quickest supercars will fail

2018 Hyundai Kona electric version coming

 Hyundai’s rival to funky subcompact SUVs like the Nissan Juke, Toyota C-HR and upcoming Ford Ecosport, the 2018 Kona, has been revealed ahead of its market launch later this year. The name comes from a popular tourist spot in Hawaii and is meant to signify the fun, adventurous nature of

2017 Smart Fortwo EV will be more electric and more affordable

Pricing and update information for the 2017 Smart Fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio is finally out. The coupe will start at $24,550, the cabrio at $28,750. Both prices are before any local EV incentives or rebates are applied. This is a $1,200 drop from the outgoing model -- not a huge

Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology

Amazon has quietly pulled together a team to home in on autonomous vehicle technology and how to leverage it for the online retail giant’s needs, potentially aiding its quest for quick delivery, The Wall Street Journal reported. The team consists of about a dozen employees who focus more broadly on

Owners of Tesla vehicles suing company for defections of autopilot

In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose (California), drivers are complaining on the Autopilot software stating that it is dangerously defective. Vehicle owners stating that the cars, paid between $81,000 to $113,000, are acting strangely and often “lurching, slamming on the brakes for no reason,

EV Charging Experience – Only Tesla Has Do It Right

If you drive an electric car for your everyday get-around-needs, then plugging in and charging up is a necessary part of your daily ritual. This means the experience you have while charging is an important part of your EV ownership satisfaction. When and where you charge, how long it takes, and the

Tesla overcome value of Ford

Tesla’s stock recently gained in value while Ford’s took a tumble and today it resulted in Tesla’s market capitalization surpassing Ford’s for the first time. Tesla closed at $45.47 billion today while Ford is now worth $45.35 billion, according to Google Finance, despite the latter selling 30x more cars in

Automakers and suppliers disagree about the final stage of autonomous driving

Germany's Bosch, the world's biggest automotive supplier, predicts that no longer than in next six years we will get to the final stage before fully autonomous vehicles, but no forecast was given when a totally self-driving car might take to the streets. A lot of questions and issues are still

Trump budget plan dismiss energy grants and auto loan program

U.S. administration proposed this week discharging Energy Department loan programs and some research funding for energy-efficient technology and electric vehicle development at three carmakers since the industry is changing course to electric and self-driving vehicles. Draft of the budget proposal of the White House administration ending the Advanced Research Projects

Tesla offers shares to raise the cash needed for further development

Tesla will offer $250 million in shares and $750 million in convertible debt, in order to continue its development form a niche player to a high-volume automaker. Its action can go up to $1.15 billion which will be used for strengthening its balance sheet. Tesla said in a statement: "further

Electric and hybrid models at Geneva international motor show

Porsche presented its luxury Panamera S aerodynamic, developing speed up to 167mph. Above all, model on display in Geneva is able to travel for about 20 miles only on battery power. It’s a fast, powerful and extremely economical hybrid. Electric motor is placed near to the 3-litre petrol engine, and

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