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Tesla started deliveries of the Model S P100D a few months back now, but new owners are still pushing the all-electric beast and getting more performance out of it. Brooks Weisblat of DragTimes was expected to be among those owners getting great quarter-mile times out of the car, but bad weather in his home state of Florida prevented him from racing for the past few weeks.

Now the weather cleared and Brooks didn’t disappoint with his first runs with his new Tesla Model S P100D at the Palm Beach International Raceway. expand full story

Tesla (TSLA) is set to release its third quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, October 26 after market close. As usual, the release of the results will be followed by a conference call and Q&A with Tesla’s management at 2:30pm Pacific Time (5:30pm Eastern Time). Now here’s what to expect on Wednesday: expand full story


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Tesla has long been a 1-car company. From when it first started production of the Roadster in 2008 to the end of the program and the start of Model S production in 2012 — and finally to last year when Tesla started delivering the Model X. The automaker has only been really producing two different models in volume for the past few months and it’s a significant accomplishment for a new automaker.

Other most recent American auto startups, like Fisker Automotive and DeLorean, all folded before they could bring a second car to market. Now Tesla plans to go from being a two-car company to have over half a dozen vehicles on the market by the end of the decade. expand full story


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Well, that’s a change. Last month, we published a report about the several instances of Tesla owners blaming their vehicles for ‘sudden acceleration events’ causing crashes. While Tesla’s logs and an independent review showed that driver mistakes were most likely the cause of the crashes, the owners continued to blame the vehicles.

Two of the accidents involved Tesla vehicles crashing into businesses: a Model S crashed into a gym in Florida and a Model X crashed into a beauty salon in California.

A similar accident happened last night in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. A Tesla Model S drove through the vitrine of a store causing a lot of damages, but fortunately, no customer or employee was in the store at the moment of the crash.  expand full story

In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s ‘Model 3 part 2’ announcement brings fully self-driving hardware to all its production cars, Tesla/SolarCity announces new Gigafactory-like deals with Panasonic, and we tell you about the largest solar power plant in the world being proposed in Nevada.  expand full story

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There’s something satisfying about seeing a Tesla Supercharger station next to a sign listing gas prices. Though there’s something less satisfying about seeing a pickup parked in a Supercharger spot.

Last week, Tesla opened its first Supercharger at a QuickChek, a chain of gas stations/convenience stores, in Kingston, New York. expand full story


After a concept drawing of the car leaked last month, we now get our first look at the real thing. NextEV’s upcoming all-electric 1 MW supercar was spotted today on the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. expand full story

We reported in exclusivity earlier this month that Tesla was going with Nvidia hardware to power its imagine processing platform called ‘Tesla Vision’, but we couldn’t pinpoint which product Tesla was going to use exactly. While we discussed the possibility of using Nvidia’s new Drive PX2 AI computing platform for self-driving cars, we also noted that the product is fairly new and expensive to be included in all new Tesla cars coming off the line.

We thought the theory was confirmed when Tesla CEO Elon Musk said this week that the automaker ended up choosing the ‘Nvidia Titan GPU’, an off-the-shelves but powerful GPU card, to power ‘Tesla Vision’, but as it turns out, Musk misspoke and Nvidia confirmed that the “in-vehicle supercomputer is powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 AI computing platform.” expand full story


Henrik Fisker released this week the first image of his new car concept after coming out of stealth mode earlier this month and announcing his new company with intentions to bringing to market an electric car achieving 400 miles of range by using supercapacitors. expand full story

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