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NewsTesla Sales are Rising While the Rest of the Industry is Collapsing
This week’s release of monthly and quarterly sales by automakers finally allowed us to quantify the impact of COVID-19. In Canada, the total numbers for the industry are down 48 percent and 20 percent, respectively, versus the same periods a year ago. In fact, other than a few tiny players …
NewsTesla Denies Any Unintended Acceleration Problem
In a statement released yesterday, Tesla insists that there is no unintended acceleration in its vehicles and that the recent petition launched by a group of U.S. drivers is “completely false.” Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) decided to review the petition, which alleges that all Tesla …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesElectric Cars: Key Terms Explained
You know what displacement, horsepower and L/100 km all mean. These automotive terms exist since, well, pretty much the invention of automobiles. Electric cars are a different creature, however. They have their own unique features and a unique vocabulary. A Few Definitions Fossil fuels are out, electrons are in! Let’s …
ElectricThe Tesla Model S-Porsche Taycan Battle is Seriously Heating up
The longtime benchmark for electric sedans is seemingly very upset with that new kid on the block. Following the world premiere of the Porsche Taycan in early September, Tesla sent a highly modified prototype of the Model S to the legendary Nürburgring race track to beat the lap time record …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesTesla Announces its Biggest Software Update Ever
Tesla yesterday announced Software Version 10.0, its biggest software update ever. Once again, this is done over-the-air and the new entertainment, gaming, music and convenience features that are part of it should definitely get owners excited. The most impressive addition has to be the valet-type functionality called “Smart Summon.” Customers …
NewsTesla Model S Beats Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Time
Just after the launch of the 2020 Porsche Taycan earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that a Model S would soon hit the legendary Nürburgring and show how it stacks up against its new German rival. The latter made headlines by posting a time of 7:42 minutes—a record …
ElectricTelsa Makes Supercharging Free Again… with a Catch
In an attempt to boost sales of the Tesla Model S and Model X , the electric car manufacturer announced in a tweet this weekend that, effective immediately, all new orders for both vehicles will come with free unlimited charging at its dedicated Supercharger stations. There are 1,604 of those …
NewsCar Thieves Love Powerful Dodges, Hate Teslas
Every year around December, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reveals the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the country, which typically consist of older Ford Super Duty pickups and large SUVs. In the U.S., the reality is quite different. Thieves prefer cars, especially big ones with plenty of power and/or …
ElectricTesla Kills Standard-Range Model S and Model X
Here we go again. Following a series of updates announced this spring in a move to stay one step ahead of competitors, Tesla has now decided to kill the Standard Range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover. The changes are effective immediately on the company’s website.
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