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Why Tesla Was Right to Extend Its Cars' Battery Life During Irma

It all started with a single request from a Florida resident—and Tesla owner—preparing to evacuate as Hurricane Irma barreled towards the state. The Tesla Model S 60 owner asked if the automaker would “unlock” the battery capacity of his electric car to get the extra range to hasten the trip. 271 more words

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TESLA DISCONTINUING CHEAPEST MODEL S

This weekend, Tesla will be sunsetting the cheapest Model S in its lineup, the Model S 75. The discontinuation of the rear-wheel drive model will make way for Tesla’s 75D, 100D, and P100D vehicles — all dual-motor, all-wheel-drive sedans. 25 more words

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Tesla May Be Developing a Computer Chip With AMD For Self-Driving Cars

Tesla and AMD may be teaming up on a new computer chip to power self-driving cars.

The Elon Musk-led electric automobile company is working with AMD on a custom chip that could be used in future Tesla cars, according to a CNBC… 159 more words

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Tesla files patent for mobile battery swapping rig

Tesla is still exploring options to make swapping vehicle battery packs easier and faster. This patent filed in May reveals one option that would allow technicians to change out packs in less than 15 minutes. 131 more words

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BMW i Vision Dynamics concept has Tesla locked in its sights

What is it? The BMW i Vision Dynamics is another clear indication that major automakers are beginning to feel the heat from Tesla and Elon Musk. 330 more words

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Tesla autopilot crash: Investigators release details on what went wrong

An inattentive driver using his Tesla Model S’s semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. 699 more words

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How Tesla quietly supercharged its vehicles fleeing Hurricane Irma

As Florida’s Tesla drivers loaded up their cars to flee north from Hurricane Irma: Someone at the company’s California’s headquarters had automatically given them an extra 39 miles (63 km) of driving range. 590 more words

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