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Unplugged Performance and Randy Pobst take Pikes Peak exhibition class in Model S Plaid

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the most interesting race in the world right now when it comes to electric performance. Not only has the outright record at the mountain been held by an electric car since Volkswagen and Romain Dumas won there in 2018, but the mountain has been helping OEMs develop faster […]

by Bradley Brownell
6/28/2021
Tesla Model 3 tops Cars.com’s American-made Index for 2021; only two EVs make Top 10

Tesla has taken two spots on Cars.com’s American-made Index (AMI). The Tesla Model 3 nabs the top spot for the first time while its crossover sibling, the Model Y ranked third. Other vehicles in the top 5 include the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Corvette. This comes a year after the Model S, Model […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/23/2021
Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske explains why zero should mean zero in 0 to 60 mph testing

Yesterday, MotorTrend published the results of their test of the acceleration and braking performance of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the quickest accelerating vehicle to 60 mph that they ever tested. Full stop. The sucker is quick. The magazine also tested the car under a variety of situations, many stipulated by Tesla, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/18/2021
Tesla Model S Plaid pricing changes yet again before official launch event

The updated Tesla Model S has had a rocky few weeks, especially with the discontinuation of the Plaid+ super high performance model. With the official launch event scheduled to happen this very day, Tesla has once again made a change. They raised the price on the standard Plaid model. When Tesla first talked about Plaid, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/10/2021
Pre-order a Tesla Roadster Founders Series and paid the full $250,000 up front? Here’s how much you’re potentially out

On November 16, 2017, Tesla debuted the perpetually upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0. At that point, Elon Musk opened up the order banks for reservations. The reservation amount was substantial — $5,000 up front and $45,000 after 10 days — but if you wanted to secure that ultra lucrative Founders Series, you had to shell out […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2021
Elon Musk tweets out that Tesla is canceling the Model S Plaid+

Elon Musk, the CEO of the most valuable car company on the planet by market cap, tweeted out on a Sunday afternoon that his company is canceling the upcoming Model S Plaid+ super sedan. According to Musk there’s no need to make a step up from the Plaid model. “No need, as Plaid is just […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/6/2021
Consumers are looking forward to the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, other electric trucks: Study

A new study from Piplsay has revealed that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has consumers excited for electric trucks. Piplsay polled 27,870 Americans nationwide and found that 57 percent are excited about the battery-electric pickup with 32 percent saying they’re most impressed with the Lightning. The survey was conducted from June 1 to 2 on […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/3/2021
Tesla officially supports driver monitoring through cabin camera with update 2021.4.15.11

For awhile a cabin camera came installed inside Tesla Model 3 and Model Y models, and it was never quite understood if it was on and what was happening to the data. Now it appears that Tesla has officially turned on the camera to monitor the driver while Autopilot is active. Someone on Twitter just […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/27/2021
Why you need a screen protector for the Tesla Model Y touchscreen

One of the most touched, and interacted with, components in your Tesla Model Y electric vehicle is the touchscreen. The 15-inch Model Y touchscreen is the way in which you interact with the vehicle’s computer for a myriad functions. The sleek look of the touchscreen is shiny and beautiful. That being said, the glare from […]

by Robbi Hess
5/27/2021
How many miles a day are enough miles a day for an EV owner?

The conversation about big range versus charging infrastructure versus charging speeds is getting tiring. It’s been raging for the last few years, with many potential car buyers arguing EVs will never be able to go far enough, charge fast enough, or reach whatever backwater hollar they need to visit twice a year. Cars shouldn’t be […]

by Bradley Brownell
5/26/2021