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$200,000 Tesla Hearse for a Clean and Quiet Last Ride

Funeral processions are serious, somber moments and, for many people, are planned to represent and reflect something about the way they lived. Unfortunately for people who were passionate about nature, environmental activism, or just the latest in automotive technology, however, there’s hasn’t really been a way to reflect that passion in the hearse that took them on their last ride. That is, until now. Meet the all electric Tesla Hearse. No, Elon Musk isn’t getting into the hearse business– although, with all the digging equipment he has over at the Boring Company it might not be a bad idea– instead, this Tesla Model S based hearse was make by a vehicle upfitter in Norway named Jan Erik Naley. Naley’s been turning upscale luxury sedans into hearses and o...

Tesla Brings Back Free Supercharger Access to Boost Sales

There’s really no way to put a positive spin on the fact that sales of the Tesla Model S and Model X– the brand’s most profitable products– are down double-digit percentages this year. Maybe the long-term demand isn’t there or the Model 3 is scavenging sales– or maybe the people who bought the pricey Tesla models are waiting to see the new Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron electrics before pulling the trigger on a new one. It’s tough to say what’s driving the downturn, but it’s easy to see that Tesla, itself, is taking things seriously. Seriously enough, even, to reinstate free, unlimited Supercharger access to anyone who buys a new Model S or Model X! BREAKING: All new Model S and Model X orders now come with ⚡ free ⚡ unlimited ⚡ Supercha...

Watch a Nissan LEAF Plus Outrun a Tesla Model S

The Nissan LEAF is such a mainstream car, I often forget it’s electric. That’s a shame, really, because it’s actually a pretty great little electric car, with just a touch more range than the more popular Tesla Model 3 at a lower asking price. Compared to the bigger, even more expensive Model S, the LEAF not only seems like it’s playing in a different league– it’s playing a different game. That’s why it was so surprising to see a Nissan LEAF Plus barrel past a Tesla Model S on the 11th lap of an all-electric car race. You read that right, kids: the Nissan LEAF Plus will catch– and pass!– a Tesla Model S in a circuit race. Especially if that circuit race involves twist, turns, and (apparently) more than ten laps of action. That’s b...

Production-ready Electric Porsche Taycan Breaks Cover in China

Get Plugged In In a Hurry? Here are the major points of this post. Porsche’s First Electric Car is Almost Ready This is the Tesla Model S’ First Real Competition Seen here roaming the streets of Shanghai and the track outside the Porsche Experience Center (PEC) is the ultra-quick, fully electric Porsche Taycan super-sedan in full production spec. trim. And you’ll probably see it again, too– that’s because this pre-production Taycan prototype is setting off on something of a “world tour” ahead of its official unveiling at this September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. To say that the Porsche Taycan has been hotly anticipated is an understatement. With more than 600 HP on tap from its electric motors, the slinky Porsche is expected to blast from 0-60 MP...

Lucid Just Snagged Tesla’s Head of Production

Lucid Motors has come a long, long way. Not that long ago, the company was dismissed by many– including me!– as vaporware. When the company secured more than a billion dollars’ worth of funding from Saudi investors, though, that view started to change. Earlier today, it was announced that the former head of production in charge of Tesla’s Fremont, California factory, Peter Hochholdinger, would be taking up a similar role at Lucid. And that, dear reader, is what it looks like when a company gets real. Hochholdinger is hardly the only Tesla alum at Lucid. After all, the company was founded by Peter Rawlinson, who was the chief engineer on the Model S. “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Lucid team,” explains Rawlinson, in a statement about his new pr...

5 Best Electrified Supercars You Can Buy in 2019

The future of transportation is definitely electric, but there are still a few gear heads who can’t (or won’t) wrap their brains around the idea that electrified cars can be just as fast as their gas-guzzling, big-cube, V8 counterparts. Or, in many cases, much, much faster– at least in a straight drag race, that is. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of five furiously fast electrified machines. So, sit back and enjoy the list. Feel free to like and share this collection of go-fast hybrids and EVs with the coal-rollers and petroleum pumpers in your life whenever you find it appropriate, and let us know if you think we missed any EVs and hybrids worth sharing. Enjoy!   Volvo Polestar 1 | 591HP + 738TQ I’m seriously partial to Volvos, Saabs, and other...

Video: Electric Porsche Taycan Spied

The upcoming, all-electric Porsche Taycan super sedan is set to make its formal production debut at Geneva this September, but a pre-production prototype was recently caught refueling by a YouTuber that calls himself “DrGumoLunatic”. Once launched, the Taycan will be powered by two permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) generating more than 600 HP. They’ll be able to accelerate the electric Porsche from 0 to 60 miles per hour in well under 4.0 seconds on their way to (what is expected to be) a 155MPH top speed. The Tesla Model S competitor will also offer a consistent level of power that Porsche says is, “unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance, and the vehicle’s maximum range will be o...

Recycled Hawtness: Tesla Heart and Classic, Mercury Soul

Although it’s gone now, there was a time– post-war America in the late 1940s-early 1950s, to be precise– that Mercury made the hottest cars in all the land. The ’51 remains a high watermark of industrial design, but the split-window ’49 is not to be ignored. That’s especially true of the ’49 Mercury you see here. That’s because this Mercury has a secret: it’s a Tesla. The car was built by Jonathan Ward at ICON, who presents it under his “Derelict” brand of restomods. On the surface, it’s an unrestored ’49 Mercury brimming with character and patina. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find a like-new interior– like new for 1949, but still. Look under the hood, however, and you’re greeted by more than 40...

Tesla Model S Widebody Launched at SEMA

Say what you will about Elon Musk– whether you think he’s a hero or a con man– but you can’t deny that his Tesla Model S is a serious machine. The car is seriously expensive, seriously quick, and seriously scaring the pants off of longtime segment-leaders Mercedes-Benz. Now, it’s Mercedes’ AMG sub-brand that should be feeling the pressure, thanks to the Model S-APEX widebody by Unplugged Performance. Unplugged Performance has been positioning itself as “the AMG to Tesla’s Mercedes” for a while now, and has offered performance parts and body kits for both the Model S and Model 3 sedans. This latest conversion is something more, however. It’s more complete, more transformative, and altogether more badass. And, yes, there is a Merced...

Video: Top Gear OG Takes on Tesla P100DL Electric GT

With a 0-60 time of just 2.1 seconds (#murica) and a curb weight some 1100 lbs. lighter than a standard Tesla Model S, the P100DL race car is a serious piece of sporting machinery. The cars, set to compete in the upcoming Electric GT racing series, will be rare. Very rare, in fact– and very few journalists will ever get a chance to drive them. Tiff Needell, however, is no mere journalist. Needell is an accomplished racing driver who made it all the way to Formula 1. Sure, it was just the one race— but that’s one more F1 start than you or I have! Anyway, Tiff is known as a relatively hot shoe. Beyond that, he has been a presenter on both Top Gear and Fifth Gear. At least one of those is still a show about cars, too– so that’s something! You can watch him take t...

Tesla Model S on Autopilot Crashes into Fire Truck in California

Tesla Model S on Autopilot Crashes into Fire Truck in Culver City California while driver, who "wasn't paying attention" answered texts (or something).

That Bespoke Tesla Wagon is Coming Along Nicely

That Bespoke Tesla Wagon (er, shooting brake- since it's in the UK) is Coming Along Nicely - and no one is as happily surprised as me!