Electric Cars

AWD Tesla Model 3 detailed, Performance model sprints to 60 mph in 3.5 sec

Tesla is finally ready to give the Model 3 show more go. CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter early Sunday morning to announce specs for all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3. Musk tweeted that AWD Model 3s will feature a dual-motor setup similar to the Model S. Reportedly, one motor will be optimized for power while the other for range. ALSO...

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Mark Webber drives Porsche Mission E for first time

Porsche's Mission E electric car is now into its final year of development and the test engineers recently handed the keys over to Mark Webber for the first time. Webber may no longer be racing for Porsche but he still helps develop the firm's various cars. So what does the former Formula 1 and World Endurance Championship driver think of the Mission E? In...

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Thousands of more Tesla Supercharger stations coming

In the coming days, we should have an updated map showing exactly where "thousands" of new Tesla Supercharger stations will pop up in the near future, per Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk responded to a vehicle owner via Twitter on Wednesday and said the "thousands" of new stations are currently under construction or remain in a permitting stage. The added...

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Felipe Massa to drive for Venturi in Formula E

He only stepped down from Formula 1 last November but Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa is already ready to jump back behind the wheel, only this time in the Formula E Championship. Massa confirmed Tuesday he will drive for Venturi starting from the 2018/2019 season, the electric car racing series' fifth. He signed a three-year deal with the team and...

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BMW teases iNext tech flagship, says concept coming in 2018

BMW has dropped multiple hints over the past couple of years about a new technological flagship code-named the iNext, and at its annual general meeting held in Munich on Thursday the automaker provided an early glimpse at the vehicle which is due in 2021. The teaser goes some way toward confirming the iNext as a crossover SUV with styling influenced by the...

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Tesla Model X sets world record towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Tesla has set a new Guinness World Record. One of the automaker's Model X crossover SUVs towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for 987 feet to become the heaviest tow by a production passenger electric vehicle. The attempt took place in Melbourne, Australia with help from the country's national carrier Qantas. According to Qantas, the passenger jet weighs a hefty...

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Heading abroad: Tesla takes steps to form Chinese operations

Following news China will scrap limited ownership rules for foreign automakers by 2022, Tesla has taken the first steps to form its independent Chinese operation. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reported Monday that Tesla has filed to set up a Shanghai division as the sole owner called Tesla Shanghai Co. Ltd. Under China's newly announced...

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Orders start for Tesla Model 3 AWD and performance models this week

For those eagerly waiting to place their orders for the dual-motor/all-wheel-drive or performance versions of the Tesla Model 3, the time has come. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that orders for both variants will open this week. It's unclear if the decision to open orders this week for both the AWD and performance models means Tesla is producing...

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Can the Roborace self-driving racer beat professional driver Ryan Tuerck?

It's a classic scenario: man versus machine. In this case, we're talking about Roborace and professional driver Ryan Tuerck. The challenge? To see if Roborace's DevBot self-driving race car is quicker around a Formula E circuit than Tuerck. Roborace first burst onto the scene in 2016 when the company unveiled a self-driving racer concept. After tweaking the...

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Tesla just teased a cloaked car, is it the Model Y?

Tesla has released a hype video to show off the big things it has in store this year and in the near future. While the video's pleasant enough to watch, observers will note a teased vehicle around the 0:15 mark. Of course, it leads us to wonder: is the vehicle shown the Model Y crossover? The vehicle is Tesla's next step toward producing mass-market...

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