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Hands-On Tech - Tesla Model S

29 November 2017

Welcome to the second feature in our newest reporting series*. Our Hands-On Tech - HOT - Reports take you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail and look to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. This month we take a closer look at the groundbreaking system in the Tesla Model S. As the only manufacturer offering over-the-air (OTA) updates to each one of its vehicles, regardless of the date of purchase, Tesla’s unique approach in the world of connected vehicle technologies sets it apart from the rest.


Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the extra cost and complexity. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, we take a look at who is doing what to energise the solar roof market.

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PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis - report

12 December 2017

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive told Reuters.


Tesla opens second large charging station in China

24 November 2017

Tesla has opened its second large charging station in China in the Fengtai district of Beijing.


Tesla's Semi concept draws focus on electric trucks

20 November 2017

Following last week's announcement of a Tesla electric truck with first deliveries in 2019, just-auto's QUBE research database has updated its section covering such vehicles. We note that, while the rise of electric passenger vehicles is firmly established, it's taken longer for electric trucks and commercial vehicles to appear in the mainstream automotive industry. The drive towards electrified powertrains stems from the worldwide effort to lower emissions, significantly hastened by toughened legislation in the wake of the Dieselgate emissions fixing scandal. Some European nations are already introducing bans on the future sale of non-electrified vehicles, so the inevitable turn toward electric power is a considerable concern for vehicle manufacturers.


Tesla teases electric truck ahead of launch event

6 November 2017

Tesla reportedly has issued invitations to a US unveiling of its long awaited electric truck.


NTSB rules on Tesla crash cause

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board reported a truck driver's failure to yield the right of way and a car driver's inattention due to over reliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal 7 May, 2016, Tesla crash near Williston, Florida.


Lobby group slams Tesla after NTSB crash report

13 September 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board's finding that Tesla's Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year underscores the need for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering automated driver assistance technologies, US lobby group Consumer Watchdog said.


Tesla extends Florida cars range with OTA update

11 September 2017

Tesla granted Florida owners extended range capabilities thanks to an over the air update in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints two new directors to its board

18 August 2017

Tesla welcomes Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to its board of directors. In addition to her role as chairman and CEO of JPC...


just-auto Plus only Tesla appoints independent directors to its board

18 July 2017

We would like to welcome Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), and James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox (21CF), to Tesla’s board of directors. In addition to her role as...


Tesla knocked off most-valuable perch after week of blows

7 July 2017

Tesla's reign as most valuable carmaker appears to have been short lived.


Tesla autopilot software chief quits after less than six months

21 June 2017

Tesla's head of autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company after less than six months with the electric carmaker.


Tesla death crash driver ignored warnings

20 June 2017

A man killed in a crash last year while using semi-autonomous driving in his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated warnings not to do so, a US government report said.


just-auto Plus only Tesla Model X earns NHTSA five star rating

19 June 2017

Tesla engineered Model X to be the safest SUV ever, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced, after conducting independent testing, has awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the...


just-auto Plus only Tesla US recalls 2016 Model S/X vehicles to replace electric parking brake callipers

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V260000 Manufacturer: Tesla Motors Components: Parking Brake Potential number of units affected: 31,472 Summary Tesla is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles. The electric parking brake callipers have an...


Tesla axes 60kWh Model S in UK

27 March 2017

Tesla is axing its entry level Model S in the UK after just a year on sale.


Tesla starts Dubai sales

13 February 2017

Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle East, a media report said.


NHTSA clears Tesla autopilot after fatal crash

20 January 2017

US investigators have cleared a 2015 Tesla Model S which collided with a tractor trailer crossing an uncontrolled intersection in Florida, resulting in the death of the driver. The decision resulted on Consumer Watchdog accusing regulators of falling for Tesla "propaganda".


Tesla buys German engineering firm

8 November 2016

Tesla Motors, which plans to be building half a million electric vehicles a year at its only production plant, has bought Grohmann Engineering. Much of the reason for buying the firm is to tap its expertise in robotics for the production of cars and battery packs at Tesla's existing and future factories.


Tesla to limit free supercharging

7 November 2016

Tesla is to limit free supercharging for all cars ordered after 1 January, 2017.


Tesla updates self-driving capability

20 October 2016

Tesla announced all vehicles it builds from now on – including the upcoming Model 3 – would have the hardware "needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver" thanks to a variety of upgrades.


Tesla ramps up sales and output

4 October 2016

Quarterly sales and production data issued by Tesla Motors shows that the premium electric car maker is continuing to ramp up deliveries and production as it adds more output of its Model X in its mix.


Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales

23 September 2016

Tesla Motors reportedly has sued Michigan governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers.


Tesla to reward Chinese hackers who took some control of car

21 September 2016

Chinese hackers who took over some control of a Tesla car from 12 miles (20km) away notified the automaker and the vulnerability was fixed quickly with an over the air upgrade. The hackers will be rewarded under Tesla's 'bug bounty program'.


Consumer Watchdog calls for enforceable autonomous standards after Tesla Autopilot crash

15 September 2016

The new revelation of a second fatal Tesla crash while the vehicle was likely on autopilot shows the company cannot be trusted to deal with deadly failures in its vehicles and underscores the need for enforceable federal safety standards covering autonomous vehicle technology, the US group Consumer Watchdog said.


Tesla to make more use of radar for Autopilot

12 September 2016

Tesla said at the weekend there are dozens of small refinements to version 8 of its software but the most significant upgrade to Autopilot will be the use of more advanced signal processing to create a picture of the world using the onboard radar. The radar was added to all Tesla vehicles in October 2014 as part of the Autopilot hardware but was only meant to be a supplementary sensor to the primary camera and image processing system.


Tesla opens website and order books in South Korea

23 August 2016

Tesla Motors has opened an official website and started accepting pre-orders in South Korea for its three models, a local report said.

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PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis - report

12 December 2017

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the...


Hands-On Tech - Tesla Model S

29 November 2017

Welcome to the second feature in our newest reporting series*. Our Hands-On Tech - HOT - Reports...


Tesla opens second large charging station in China

24 November 2017

Tesla has opened its second large charging station in China in the Fengtai district of Beijing....


Tesla's Semi concept draws focus on electric trucks

20 November 2017

Following last week's announcement of a Tesla electric truck with first deliveries in 2019, just-...


just-auto Plus only Hands-On Tech - Tesla Model S

13 November 2017

Welcome to the second feature in our newest reporting series. Our Hands-On Tech - HOT - Repor...


Tesla teases electric truck ahead of launch event

6 November 2017

Tesla reportedly has issued invitations to a US unveiling of its long awaited electric truck....



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