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Tesla Model X Range Increased?

October 14, 2020 | technology | No Comments

While most of the attention on Tesla’s vehicle lineup today was on the Model S due to a $3,000 price cut, there may be an interesting development happening for the Model X as well. Tesla Motors Club forum member ColdWeatherEV recently took delivery of a brand new Model X and shared some details about the vehicle in a post on the forum.

“I just took delivery of a 2021 Model X, VIN 308XXX, and I was surprised to see that the EPA Monroney sticker lists the range at 371 miles,” writes the user. The Monroney sticker is a required label in the US for all new vehicles and contains official information about the car.

On Tesla’s website, the currently-listed EPA range for the Long Range Plus Model X is just 351 miles, 20 miles lower than the range listed on the Monroney sticker of this new delivery. While this is

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  • Tesla will roll out its FSD feature in a closed beta system test next week
  • The new autopilot software will be available to a small pool of Tesla owners
  • The updated FSD software is expected to include many new functionalities

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter on Monday that the company’s autopilot self-driving mode would be made available in a small beta test starting next week. 

The closed beta-test system, which will be limited to a small pool of “expert and careful drivers,” will roll out next week, Car And Driver reported. 

The Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature has undergone a complete reboot and is expected to carry a lot of new functionality. The rewrite also updated the autopilot’s labeling software to enable it to interpret the environment in 4D instead of 2D. 

Based on Musk’s recent descriptions, the updated software will build on its current “traffic light

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The used EV has arrived.

It was only nine years ago that the first won’t-break-the-bank electric cars arrived.

Those non-Tesla EVs — like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt — weren’t priced at $80,000 like the Model S and the first- and second- generations of those cars have been hitting the used car market over the last several years.

And with a Long Range 2020 Tesla Model 3 starting at about $47,000, “dirt cheap” for an EV is anything under $20,000.

A couple of the better sites for used EVs are MYEV and CarGurus.

Most of the used EVs cited below are first- and second-generation electrics that were sold roughly between 2011 and 2017.

Note: all prices are based on a used vehicle

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Over the last year, Tesla (TSLA) has been on a fast ride. Its stock has soared more than 400% in 2020, and its delivery schedule has beaten the estimates of Wall Street. But some analysts are concerned that the electric carmaker may be running out of road.

In Q3 2020, Tesla delivered 139,300 vehicles, up from analyst expectations of 136,350, CNBC reported. While Tesla is on course to hit its goal of 500,000 vehicle deliveries for the year, some are wondering if demand for the electric cars will continue.

Joseph Spak, an analyst at RBC Capital, told Market Watch, “We do believe there could be some supply constraint, but bears may also point to some potential demand concerns. Some of the early data we’ve seen in Europe suggests sales may be softer than we expected, and we continue to believe Model 3 sales in the U.S. are down y/y [but

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Tesla Acquires Automation Company

October 6, 2020 | technology | No Comments

According to The European and other reports, Tesla has acquired a German branch of Canada-based automation company, ATS Automation Tooling Systems. The branch Tesla is said to have acquired is known as ATW, which is described by ATS on their website.

“ATW, a member of ATS Mobility, Nuclear, and Specialty Automation, based in Neuwied/Germany, has extensive experience overcoming the challenges that battery module and pack assembly and test for electric mobility can present. Having partnered with nearly every major automobile manufacturer internationally, ATW has completed more than 20 battery production lines. With this portfolio of projects, ATW customers have come to expect short lead times and project flexibility that is crucial to remain competitive in the dynamic electric mobility industry. ATW is a trusted name in automation to the world’s leading OEMs and tier 1 suppliers responsible for building the critical components that bring vehicles to life.”

ATW has worked

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Bitcoin has had a strong start to the decade, adding over 40% to its price so far this year—and taking its market capitalization to around $200 billion.

The bitcoin price, which began the year at around $7,000 per bitcoin token, has been on a roller coaster through 2020, crashing to under $4,000 in March before rebounding to well over $10,000.

With a raft of established investors turning to bitcoin this year as a potential hedge against the inflation they see coming as a result of unprecedented government spending and money-printing, a prominent investor in electric car-maker Tesla
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has said it expects bitcoin’s total value to balloon to between $1 trillion and $5 trillion during the next five to ten years.

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As expected, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) reported a record number of vehicle deliveries in its third quarter. The total number of deliveries, however, was even greater than analysts’ average forecast. Fueling the quarter’s growth was a huge increase in combined Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

Based on those figures, the electric-car maker may now be on track to hit its original aggressive target of 500,000 total deliveries in 2020.

Tesla vehicles in a Tesla store

Image source: The Motley Fool.

Tesla’s Q3 deliveries: the raw numbers

Tesla delivered approximately 139,300 vehicles in its third quarter, up 43% from the 97,000 or so it delivered in the prior-year period.

About 124,100 of those were Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, while an estimated 15,200 were the automaker’s more expensive Model S and X vehicles. In Q3 2019, the Model Y hadn’t launched yet, and total Model 3 deliveries were nearly 80,000. Combined Model S and X deliveries were

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  • Tesla will enter the Indian market in 2021, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Friday.
  • The Indian government is pushing for a boost in electric vehicle sales as it increasingly focuses on cutting emissions, and said that 30% of the country’s vehicles on the road must be electric by 2030.
  • India has the world’s fifth biggest car market – but Toyota and Ford have been scaling back operations in the country.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Tesla will enter the Indian market in 2021, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Friday.

“Next year for sure,” he replied to a tweet asking when Tesla would sell its electric cars in India.

“Thanks for waiting!” Musk added.

Twitter users expressed their excitement about the news after years of Musk teasing about Tesla’s entry into India, home to the world’s second largest population after China and the world’s fifth biggest car market.

“We

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Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) – Get Report shares powered higher Thursday following reports that the clean energy carmaker had cut prices for its Model 3 sedan in China and could be ready to publish record third quarter deliveries later this week.

Tesla’s China website suggests that starting prices for its popular Model 3, which are now made in its Shanghai factory, have been reduced by 8% to around $36,800 each, while the longer-range version was reduced to around $40,000 each. The new models will also included cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries, Reuters reported.

Tesla shares were marked 2% higher in early trading Thursday to change hands at $437.87 each, a move that would trim losses since the stock’s five-for-1 split on August 31 to around 11.4%.

A report  from the tech-focused ‘electrek’ news website yesterday also suggested Tesla’s third quarter deliveries could come in at a record high later

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Very good systems, but Tesla perhaps promises too much, according to the NCAP.


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Research has made it clear that ordinary drivers don’t fully understand how driver-assist and active safety features work. While we wait for standard procedures to truly test these system on a level scorecard, the European New Car Assessment Program revealed its latest attempt to grade notable vehicles and their technology.

With help from Thatcham Research, NCAP revealed its Assisted Driving assessment on Thursday. It breaks driver-assist features down into three scored categories: Vehicle Assistance, Driver Engagement and Safety Backup. The first category scores the systems onboard to see how effective they operate, and how multiple systems work together to assist the driver. The second category looks at transparency: NCAP scores an automaker’s marketing materials for accuracy, how the car monitors the driver to ensure they stay alert and how the car communicates its status with

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