Battery Swapping Is Back On The Agenda At Tesla

Tesla has filed a new patent application for a battery swapping system. Is there a connection between it and the upcoming Tesla Semi?

“Unreal” Tesla Semi Set For October 26 Unveiling

Elon Musk tweeted this week that the official unveiling for the Tesla Semi will take place on October 26 at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Compact Tesla Supercharger Coming For Urban Areas

Charging infrastructure for urban areas is a problem. With open land at a premium in congested cities, finding room to install chargers can be a challenge. Tesla is aware of the issue and, as usual, is being proactive in its response. On September 11, Tesla posted on its blog that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities. “It is extremely important for our customers to be able to easily charge their cars. The most convenient way to charge is to plug in overnight at home, and for most people, this is all that is needed. However, for customers who use their car for long distance travel, there is a growing network of Superchargers located along highways on popular driving routes. We have also installed thousands of Destination Charging connectors ...

Magna Fits A Tesla Model S With A Three Motor Electric Powertrain

Magna has created a three motor version of the Tesla Model S to show manufacturers it is ready to deliver a complete electric powertrain that is production ready whenever they need it. All they have to do is write a check!

Tesla Collecting More Data As Engineers Quit Autopilot Division

Things are bumpy in Tesla's Autopilot division, as the company is expanding its data collection protocols and pushing ahead with plans to have a Tesla drive cross country without human intervention before the end of the year.

German Minister Gives Thumbs Down To Tesla Model S

A German environmental minister selected a Tesla Model S as his official car, but returned it after a few months claiming it was too cramped to work in the back seat and too much trouble to keep charged when on official business.

New Tesla Videos: Lamborghini Defeated, Grandpa Elated

A Tesla Model X recently set the world record for an SUV in the quarter mile, proving once again that electric motors have a big advantage over internal combustion engines in low end torque.

Software Update For Tesla Model S 75 and Model X 75 Boosts Performance By One Full Second

Tesla has pushed a new over the air software update to all Model S 75 and Model X 75 cars that lets them accelerate to 60 mph a full second quicker.

Tesla Model 3 Ready For Automatic Charging, Model X Gets Igarashi Door Motors

A video made by Steve Jurvetson shows the charge port door on the Tesla Model 3 is able to open and close itself, opening the way for fully automatic charging in the future.

Tesla Model 3 Could Hit 700,000 Vehicles Produced Per Year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revised his estimates for total company production numbers.

Tesla Model 3 Touch Screen Simulator, Pre-Launch Party Pep Talk

A Tesla fan has created an online simulator that allows people to experience the Model 3 touchscreen while they are waiting for their car to be built.

Tesla Using New 2170 Battery Cells To Power Model 3

The 2170 lithium ion battery cell used in the Tesla Model 3 has 45% more volume and is up to 15% more energy efficient.