When Tesla Model 3 preorders opened, hundreds of thousands of Tesla fans put down a deposit and got ready for the long wait for delivery. This generated a huge amount of cash for the company, but now things are going in the wrong direction as Tesla is refunding a large number of those initial deposits. […]
Although the exact features vary and the trademarked names the automakers give autonomous technology differ, they do have something in common. All of them require a driver in the driver’s seat to take over if something goes wrong. Looks like one guy in the U.K. missed that last part.
Every time the lottery gets to new heights, we all play the same game. What would you do if you had millions of dollars? Some answers are responsible, like paying off the mortgage or putting the kids through college. Other answers are a little out there, like buying a private island. If you’re Elon Musk […]
When we think of distracted driving these days, it’s usually due to smartphones. It’s tough to put those things down and ignore them when you’re driving even though we all know it’s the right thing to do. Some distractions, however, are impossible to avoid. Like a nighttime rocket launch that lights up the sky and […]
There are lots of reasons people are reluctant to make the move to electric vehicles. On the list is the need to sit and wait while your car charges, which is often at charging stations with nothing else around. That’s boring, so Tesla charging stations may soon feature convenience stores where you can grab one […]
One of the biggest objections people have to electric vehicles is the limited range. It’s easy to find a gas station when you’re on the road, but chargers for electric cars aren’t as common. Even though most people don’t drive enough in an average day to need a charge away from home, range anxiety is […]
Hurricane Irma is making its way up the Florida coast. Before its arrival, evacuees lined the state’s highways trying to get out of the way before the storm hit. There were issues with gas stations running dry, but those with electric cars had different concerns. Tesla decided to help by temporarily unlocking the full battery […]
Of the numerous autonomous safety technologies in our cars, automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warning show some of the most promising results. They’re so good, the lack of these technologies can now lower a vehicle’s safety ratings. This has prompted Tesla to add AEB back into the Model S and Model X after […]
How does a 12-year-old company with exactly two profitable quarters in its history get to be worth more than General Motors?