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Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X

Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X Right now, the longest-range Tesla Model S or X you can purchase has a 90kWh battery inside it, but that could be about to change.RDW, the company that certifies Tesla vehicles for sale within the EU, recently published listings for new Tesla variants including a 100D and 100X — and that would be in line with Tesla’s current product line-up and nomenclature.

New MIT study claims ‘range anxiety’ fears about electric vehicles are overblown

New MIT study claims ‘range anxiety’ fears about electric vehicles are overblown One of the most significant perceived issues around electric vehicles (EVs) is so-called “range anxiety” or the fear that the vehicle won’t have enough stored power to handle daily driving.One problem with nailing down range anxiety, however, is that you have to understand the particular circumstances people face.

Tesla P100D Ludicrous: 315-mile range or 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Choose one.

Tesla P100D Ludicrous: 315-mile range or 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Choose one. The P100D has a 100 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery; Tesla’s previous top battery measured 90 kWh.The P100D is the first production electric vehicle with a range of more than 300 miles.

Tesla Model X: software update turns gullwing into guillotine doors?

Tesla Model X: software update turns gullwing into guillotine doors? Has Tesla disabled some of the object detection features of the falcon wing or gullwing doors on the Tesla Model X crossover?An owner has posted a series of YouTube videos of the door on a Model X neatly chopping in half a series of cucumber.

No free lunch: Tesla Model 3 owners will pay for Supercharger access

No free lunch: Tesla Model 3 owners will pay for Supercharger access The lower-cost Tesla Model 3 will likely lose a perk of Model S and Model X ownership: free charging at Tesla’s network of Supercharger sites.Discussion of pay-to-charge for Model 3 owners kicked up a notch with the discovery this week of non-implemented code on Tesla.

Does every fatal Tesla crash merit headlines and investigations?

Does every fatal Tesla crash merit headlines and investigations? The ones that seem to get the most publicity are the relative handful of fatal Tesla crashes.Reports indicate the battery or parts of the battery flew free and caught fire, creating problems for emergency responders.

Tesla responds to Autopilot issues with major new radar-reliant update

Tesla responds to Autopilot issues with major new radar-reliant update With Version 8.Part of the update is increasing the density of the raw point cloud from the radar by a factor of six.

Why self-driving cars are drawing ever closer — except from Apple

Why self-driving cars are drawing ever closer — except from Apple Uber announced it’s about to start testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.Uber this week plans to begin a limited test in Pittsburgh of self-driving cars that will pick up and chauffeur passengers.

With Chevrolet Bolt, the new normal for EVs will be 200+ miles range, $30K base price

With Chevrolet Bolt, the new normal for EVs will be 200+ miles range, $30K base price The Chevrolet Bolt EV will match or exceed the Tesla Model 3 on key specs when it goes on sale late this year.The entry point for competitiveness will likely be at least 200 miles range and $30,000 base price after tax credit.

Following methane leak, Tesla to provide 80MWh of battery capacity to SoCal power co

Following methane leak, Tesla to provide 80MWh of battery capacity to SoCal power co Last October’s rupture in the Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir released 1.6 million pounds of methane into the atmosphere, leaving a cloud of methane hanging over the Los Angeles basin.

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature

Germany tells Tesla to rename its ‘Autopilot’ feature As expected, Tesla has responded aggressively that it believes its German drivers are perfectly capable of understanding the limits of the system.The Germans may be particularly sensitive after a Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a bus.

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car The company also included some details on how customers who purchase self-driving vehicles are allowed to use their cars.The company’s claims will almost certainly be tested in court, given how Tesla is attempting to execute a fairly massive power grab.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs Elon Musk’s efforts to reinvent solar power haven’t drawn as much acclaim as the tech mogul’s work on electric vehicles or Mars exploration.Instead of placing individual panels on a pre-installed conventional roof, customers will be able to choose from different kinds of solar tiles designed to look like conventional roofing tiles.

No more free lunch: Tesla kills free supercharger program for vehicles ordered in 2017

No more free lunch: Tesla kills free supercharger program for vehicles ordered in 2017 When Tesla announced its free supercharger program, it was trying to fill a need for long-distance vehicle charging and demonstrate that EV’s could be viable alternatives to gasoline vehicles.To that end, the company declared that its Supercharger stations would be free for Tesla owners.

Electric cars and hybrids will soon have to announce their presence

Electric cars and hybrids will soon have to announce their presence At the time, I assumed that other electric vehicle makers would follow suit, as the sound seemed like an obvious safety measure.However, since then, electric vehicles have been largely silent at low speed.

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific The island of Ta’u is the easternmost volcanic island of the Samoan islands, and it’s historically relied on diesel generators for power, despite the constant need to import fuel.4MW microgrid will provide power to virtually the entire island, backed up by 6MWh of battery storage.

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger What “cost synergies” means is that with solar panel production integrated under the Tesla umbrella, they and all Tesla’s other energy products could be sold under one storefront, under one unified brand.No stranger to showmanship, Musk teased the solar tiles at a faux cookout on the backlot set of Desperate Housewives.

Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration

Chips, ahoy: Intel joins Delphi-Mobileye self-driving collaboration This week Intel joined Delphi and Mobileye in a partnership that would produce the sensor components and autonomous driving software, some of it embedded on Intel chips, that would let automakers create self-driving cars.The self-drive technology package would be turned over to automakers in 2019, with the expectation vehicles would go on sale a year or two later.