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
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
Elon Musk: Tesla to open Supercharger network to other EVs this year

If you own a battery electric vehicle, we’ve (potentially) got some good news for you. Tesla has made it official that it will be making its supercharger network open to vehicles from other brands. The news comes straight from Elon Musk himself who tweeted at a follower who said that people should deal with Tesla […]

by Stefan Ogbac
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
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
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
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
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
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
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