Tesla Model 3 Performance dominates Ford Mustang GT twice in double drag race

The Model 3 Performance is Tesla’s first track-capable vehicle. Designed to dominate high-performance sedans like the BMW M3 around a racecourse, the Model 3 Performance is built to be nimble around corners and lightning-quick when accelerating from a straight line. What’s quite ironic about the Model 3 Performance is that it is not the quickest…

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Tesla is going to have to spend an absolutely staggering amount of money in the next few years

One of my biggest questions about Tesla has always been why the company wants to grow quite so fast. In the abstract, I understand why: CEO Elon Musk believes humanity is living on borrowed time when it comes to global warming. If we don’t replace gas-powered vehicles with electric cars — Fast! — we’re doomed.…

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Tesla CEO Reiterates Plan To Take On Uber, Lyft With Its Own Autonomous Ridesharing Service

Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to take on Uber and Lyft with its upcoming ride-sharing platform dubbed the “Tesla Network” and its own fleet of autonomous vehicles. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) During its third-quarter financial results earnings call yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk outlined how the carmaker plans to take on Uber and Lyft with its…

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Tesla, US Auto Makers Fall in Consumer Reports’ Latest Ratings

DETROIT—Electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled in Consumer Reports’ latest reliability rankings, along with several other domestic brands, as the U.S. auto makers rush to roll out new technologies that have made their vehicles more glitch-prone than rivals. Tesla slid six spots, landing it third from the bottom of 29 brands this year, in the magazine’s closely…

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Tesla outsold Mercedes-Benz in the US last quarter and might actually turn a profit before 2019

Despite all of the drama surrounding Elon Musk’s tussle with the SEC, and despite Tesla’s early troubles ramping up Model 3 production, the company has slowly but steadily improved production across its entire vehicular lineup. During the recent September quarter, for example, Tesla said that it manufactured 80,142 vehicles and delivered 83,500 vehicles to customers.…

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Tesla may be making a perilous mistake trying to make Autopilot into a full self-driving system

On Thursday, Consumer Reports announced that Cadillac Super Cruise topped its testing of semi-autonomous driving systems. Tesla’s Autopilot finished second, with Nissan’s ProPilot coming in third and Volvo’s Pilot Assist coming in last. CR’s results matched my own, but admittedly although I’ve put Super Cruise, and Autopilot in particular, through their paces, my testing wasn’t…

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