Tesla

Tesla
How much does a Tesla cost?

Tesla isn’t necessarily new to the car market, but it doesn’t have anywhere near the history and credibility of established automakers. It also has a drastically different sales method in comparison to big automakers like Ford or Chevrolet, selling direct to consumers through distribution centers rather than franchise dealers. Regardless, you can in fact buy […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
12/29/2021
We live in a post-build quality era, for better or for worse

Over the weekend, Tesla released its holiday update for 2021. Among the many changes to the interface came so fun new games and the light show functionality to Model 3 and Model Y models. If case you haven’t witnessed the light show for yourself, this video shows you everything you need to know. Tesla’s aren’t […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/27/2021
Tesla’s Light Show function supports the matrix headlights on the newest Tesla models

The Europeans have all the fun when it comes to headlight technology. Matrix headlights make it safer to drive at night by being able to block out just part of the high beam to prevent blinding oncoming traffic. Premium luxury cars in the United States have this technology, but it’s not enabled yet thanks to […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/27/2021
Watch: We test out Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” beta software, and it’s quite shocking

Recently, we had a chance to borrow a Tesla Model 3 Long Range that is participating in the “Full Self Driving” beta program. We wanted to see for ourselves what the system does well, what the system does adequately, and what needs work. We documented the entire process on camera. At this point, “FSD” and […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/7/2021
Autopia 2099 is Radwood’s techie cousin and that’s a good thing

Electrification is such a big deal these days. Automakers are scrambling to electrify vehicles and people, especially enthusiasts, are eager to see what it will do to cars and car culture. Between curiosity and the need to move to something more sustainable, consumers want to learn what electrification can do for them. For car enthusiasts, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
Tesla selling branded J1772 wall charger so your non-Tesla EV can be “Powered by Tesla”

Like any premium-focused brand, Tesla offers a variety of accessories with the Tesla logo on it. While mostly apparel, Tesla has also offered a Tesla-branded wall charger. The advantage to that charger was that it had a Tesla connector on it, meaning you didn’t need the adapter to make it work. Now Tesla is offering, […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/4/2021
Pilot for non-Tesla vehicles using the Supercharger network launched in the Netherlands

Earlier this year, Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted that the Supercharger network was going to open up to other battery-electric vehicles this year. We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was the only maker of long-range electric cars,” Musk said in that tweet from late July. “That said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/2/2021
Hertz commits to purchasing 100,000 Tesla Model 3 EVs, build out EV infrastructure

What used to be a sign of an unhealthy automaker is now potentially a good sign of growth because Hertz has said they have purchased 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla. Bloomberg is reporting that the purchase will total $4.2 billion for Tesla and be the largest EV purchase in history. Renters will have access to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/25/2021
Tesla Cybertruck delay confirmed during the second-quarter earnings call: Report

Should we be surprised that Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck is delayed? No. Originally promised to come off the production line in late 2021, the angular pickup with a so-called exoskeleton won’t be delivered to consumers until sometime in 2022 or later. That shouldn’t shock anyone because Tesla’s timelines are never on point; the company has a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/30/2021
Disney+, Car Wash Mode and more in Tesla’s latest OTA update (2021.24)

Tesla regularly sends automatic over the air (OTA) updates to its cars, offering various upgrades to vehicles. Many of the updates are innocuous bug fixes or minor enhancements to the car’s driver assistance technology. Occasionally the OTA updates bring features that bring genuine excitement to the brand’s vehicles. This latest update (2021.24), released in late […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
7/30/2021