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Has Tesla lost that lovin’ feelin’?

A lot has happened in the last few days and months to make us question whether Tesla is still the sweetheart it once was. Defying industry norms, Tesla refused to follow traditional sales methods by not conforming to the dealer model legacy auto has had in place for decades. Regular over the air updates and […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/23/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” option to increase in price to $10,000 on Thursday (Updated)

The complete rewrite of Tesla‘s “Full Self Driving” functionality is rolling out to a limited number of beta users right now, as CEO Elon Musk promised during Battery Day. As a result, Musk believes it is time to raise the price of the option. While no car is actually full self driving — we believe […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/22/2020
Alternating Currents: If Tesla truly cared about the environment, it would open up its charging network to non-Teslas

“Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” That is the company mission statement. Though some of the verbiage has changed it has been more or less the same mission since the company was founded. Every time I remember this fact, a question immediately pops up in my head. If Tesla wants […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/21/2020
Top 5 EVs with the longest range: October 2020

One of the main factors people look for when buying an electric vehicle is range. In the United States, especially, the longer the range the more appealing the car is to prospective buyers. Here’s a list of the Top 5 longest range electric vehicles on sale in the United States for October 2020. 5. Chevrolet […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
Tesla reduces used vehicle warranty in confusing pattern of confidence reducing measures

In order to build confidence in the brand, Tesla offered two things that made it stand out. One, it allowed people to drive the car for 7 days and return it no questions asked. Two, Tesla offered 2 to 4 year warranties on used Model S and Model X models. The company cut the 7 […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Tesla removes 7 day no hassle return policy on new cars sold

One of the disadvantages of buying a new car without driving it is that you aren’t sure what you’re going to get. With Tesla‘s build quality issues of the past, being able to spend a week with your new purchase was a crucial step to build confidence in the vehicle  you purchased. Now that feature […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Tesla Model 3 gains parts from Model Y, sees improved range

If you were waiting for some of the changes from the Tesla Model Y to make its way to the Model 3, your wait is over. Available to order now with a 5 to 9 week delivery window is the new Tesla Model 3. Some of the changes you’ll notice is the replacement of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Elon Musk’s price change of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle is only partially related to Lucid Motors

Tesla recently announced another price drop on their Model S electric sedan. The base price is now $69,420. The primary competition is priced at $69,900 after the $7,500 tax credit. It’s easy to assume that Lucid Motors was the cause for the new price drop, now that it has announced pricing for its Air electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/15/2020
Musk lowering the price of the Tesla Model S in response to competition

In response to Lucid Motors pricing of their Lucid Air, Elon Musk announced that he’s dropping the price of the Tesla Model S. That new price? $69,420. Because he has the maturity of a 12-year-old boy. The Model S currently is priced at $71,990 before the destination and handling charge. For comparison, the base Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020
Watching over you? Hacker discovers purpose for Tesla’s interior camera

Most people probably don’t even know it’s there, but your Tesla Model 3 and Y has an interior camera and it’s looking at you. Positioned right above the rearview mirror, the tiny camera blends seamlessly into the black background its placed in, most people never know it’s there. Last year Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/9/2020
Alternating Currents: Make more EV infrastructure, not EVs with longer range

The arms race for electric vehicle range is raging. With manufacturers like Lucid and Tesla jumping at the chance to offer high-dollar EVs packed with batteries delivering over 500 miles of range, it’s an exciting time to be following the electric car game. Potential new car buyers have listed range anxiety as one of the […]

by Bradley Brownell
10/7/2020
Pros and cons: Should you purchase the white interior for your new Tesla?

Billed as a premium option, Tesla offers a white interior in the Model S, X, 3 and Y. It is a $1,000 option for 3 and Y shoppers, and $1,500 extra for S and X models, which also offer a cream interior for the same upcharge. Casual observation shows that few buyers opt for the […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
10/6/2020
Tesla deliveries solid for the 3rd quarter in a pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus has put a damper on much of the auto industry. It is difficult to build cars if the pants aren’t open. With the end of the 3rd quarter upon, we’re getting delivery numbers from all the electric vehicle manufacturers. Tesla continues to deliver. For the quarter ending September 30, Tesla […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/2/2020
Alternating Currents: When electric and endurance meet

  Here we stand in the shadow of two legendary 24 hour racing events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Nürburgring 24, both delayed from midsummer to early fall in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. A longtime motorsport fanatic, I find myself sitting in the relative comfort of my living room […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/23/2020
Tesla Battery Day 2020 recap

The 2020 Tesla Motors Battery Day event just concluded, and here’s a quick recap how it went down in case you missed it. Musk started off talking about his recap of this pandemic year of manufacturing and the amount of growth he expects from the company overall. While it’s not as good as 2019, he’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Tesla Cybertruck can really only happen in United States, smaller version for rest of world: Battery Day

Tesla‘s Battery Day is here, and during the predictable question and answer session, someone asked about the Cybertruck. According to Musk, they’ve “stopped counting” reservations. Musk says that when Giga Austin is up and running, 250,000 to 300,000 Cybertrucks produced a year will be possible. Due to legal reasons, the Cybertruck as it is wouldn’t […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Smaller, $25,000 fully-autonomous Tesla car coming according to Musk: Battery Day

During Tesla‘s Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk said that he has a less expensive car on the way. While he wouldn’t give many details, he said it’d be $25,000. Tesla says it’ll be able to lower prices per kWh by 56% thanks to improvement in manufacturing and battery designs, and when that happens Tesla […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Model S Plaid available at the end of 2021; available now to order for $139,990: Battery Day

Following the major Tesla Battery Day announcement, Elon Musk said that there is a Model S Plaid coming officially, and that it’ll be on sale soon. You can order the car now, and it’ll ship at the end of 2021, according to Musk. Some stats quickly popped up on the screen, including greater than 520 […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Elon Musk invents The Toyota Way during shareholder meeting: Battery Day

At a presentation shortly following the shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about how difficult it is to make cars. Who knew? He acknowledged that it’s important to have suppliers near manufacturing facility. He talked about how having Giga Austin will help deliver cars to the east coast easier because it’s two-thirds of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Private beta of Tesla Full Self Driving launching in a month according to Musk: Battery Day

During Tesla‘s Battery Day presentation, CEO Elon Musk talked about how his team did a fundamental rewrite of the Full Self Driving software. By using 3D modeling and advanced neural network tech in the vehicle, the system should be better. Musk is running this alpha release in his personal car. According to Musk, a closed, […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Musk says that company is expecting decent growth during pandemic: Battery Day

At the 2020 shareholder meeting and Battery Day, Elon Musk stated that 2020 was the most challenging year yet for Tesla. Yet, he’s expecting decent year-over-year growth. For 2019, the company experience 50% growth. For 2020, the CEO is expecting 30%-40% growth. All things considered that would be a big win for the premium automaker.

by Chad Kirchner
9/22/2020
Tesla offering Enhanced Autopilot to regular Autopilot owners

Do you have a Tesla with regular Autopilot but want some of the features of Full Self Driving without spending the $8,000. Now you can. Enhanced Autopilot is now available for $4,000. What does your 4 grand get you? You get the fantastic Navigate on Autopilot feature with automatic lane changes. That makes highway driving […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/21/2020
When is Tesla battery day 2020? How do you watch the event live?

Tesla‘s long-awaited battery day is coming very, very soon. You’re probably wondering when it is and how to watch it for yourself? If that’s the case, we have all the answers for you. What is Tesla battery day? Battery day is an event following the earnings call for Tesla. This event is expected to have […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/21/2020
Automakers need their own EV social media superstars

When working on building this very site, there became a need to create a list of people who work with brands and companies that talk about EVs online. For companies like Tesla, that’s easy. You just add Elon Musk to the list. Trevor Milton at Nikola also makes sense. It quickly became apparent that very […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
Making autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems safer with night vision

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is becoming more and more standard as cars get newer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety includes performance of AEB in their vehicle testing. The public is starting to look at this tech when they purchase a new vehicle. While many have settled on calling the technology AEB, there isn’t an […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
Tesla Supercharger network is the company’s key to success

While even the most ardent Tesla haters will admit, the cars have become better and better over the years. While yes, the build quality isn’t consistently solid like it is for more mainstream automakers, Tesla has worked out many of the kinks that plagued the brand early on. But for a company that has experienced […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Tesla Model X most satisfying premium luxury crossover SUV: Report

Finding data about your next new car can be difficult. Some publications, like this one, review brand new models. Others collect reliability data over time and present it. Yet other poll owners to see how satisfied they are with the product. All of these companies provide valuable insights to automakers, dealerships and you, the potential […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Alternating Currents: The electric hot rod ushers in new era of performance

(Editor’s Note: Bradley Brownell brings his years of automotive experience to EV Pulse as our new weekly commentator. You’ve seen his work at Jalopnik, Flat Sixes, and others. We’re excited to bring his takes on electric to you each and every week.) Hot rodding has been deeply woven into the fabric of America’s love affair […]

by Bradley Brownell
9/9/2020
Tesla shares plummet after split: What’s going on?

After the 1-to-5 stock split of shares of Tesla stock (NASDAQ: TSLA), the stock dropped significantly. Does that mean doom-and-gloom for the EV automaker, or is it more of a hiccup? Tesla stock, unlike most other, gets tons of news coverage every time there’s a gain or a loss. Additionally, the stock is volatile and […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020