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Tesla’s Cars Could Run on ‘Full Autopilot’ Within 5 Years

Tesla’s Cars Could Run on ‘Full Autopilot’ Within 5 Years

Self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people think, says Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Musk told reporters in Tokyo that Tesla is developing the technology for “full autopilot” consumer cars in just five years. This new timeline is faster than some experts--even Musk himself--had anticipated. IHS, a ...

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation ...

Tesla’s Model S Cars Now Have an Infinity-Mile Warranty

Tesla’s Model S Cars Now Have an Infinity-Mile Warranty

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk on Friday announced via Twitter and the company blog that the drivetrain warranty for the 85 kWh Model S has been extended, giving it an eight-year, infinite-mile warranty to match that of the battery pack. This new warranty arrangement applies retroactively to every Model S ever produced, ...

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Tesla Motors officials vowed to investigate reports that its Model S sedan is susceptible to hacks that can remotely control the car’s locks, horn, headlights, and skylight while the car is in motion, according to a published report. The hacks were carried out at the Syscan 360 security conference in Beijing, an article ...

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Tesla Motors makes beautiful, quality electric automobiles. Don't just take it from us; Consumer Reports rated the Tesla Model S the "best overall" car in its 2014 Top Picks report (which includes all non-electric cars as well). Yet, despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk's ongoing effort to expand his EV empire, state after state in ...

The World’s First Driverless Cars Will Be Electric

The World’s First Driverless Cars Will Be Electric

Mentioned very briefly, and with far less emphasis than the many descriptions of the tiny size of Google’s new driverless car, is that Google’s new experimental fleet of robotic cars are electric. That’s important because as one of the leaders of developing the software and artificial intelligence that will move ...

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into recent Tesla car fires, as the Palo Alto electric vehicle company announced another voluntary effort to improve safety. The NHTSA launched the probe following a pair of fires late last year that occurred after Model S sedans ran over ...

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is evaluating “judicial remedies” in response to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s ban on its direct sales in the state, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said in a lengthy blog post on Friday. In the meantime, the company said it will maintain its service centers and convert stores in the Garden State into ...

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

Five day ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was quoted saying: “We need to talk about the fact that we are for a free-market society that allows your effort and ingenuity to determine your success, not the cold, hard hand of the government.” On Tuesday, his state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, with the backing of the ...

Tesla Announces Plans for Massive European Expansion

Tesla Announces Plans for Massive European Expansion

Tesla plans to support its customers in Europe with a larger network of charging stations and over 30 new service centers and retail stores. The electric car manufacturer said it would rapidly expand the number of Superchargers available across the continent, allowing more Model S owners to quickly refuel their vehicle for ...