Tesla under NHTSA investigation over fatal Autopilot crash

The electric car company stated that the fatal crash, which the recently launched Autopilot feature was active, is currently under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA for short. An investigation is generally the first step in determining if a recall will need to be issued. According to a post on their…

Autonomous Tesla crash linked to the Summon feature

Jared Overton, a Tesla owner out of Utah, had crashed his car into a parked trailer. Not exactly earth-shattering news, except the Tesla crashed into it without him behind the wheel. Overton contends that it happened on its own, without any promptings from him (essentially blaming the vehicle itself). Tesla, on the other hand, respectfully…

Official: Tesla unveils the Model 3

In what should be known as the Model E, Tesla unveiled the Model 3 this evening. This is perhaps their most important launch, since this is the vehicle that is widely accepted to make Tesla, and to an extent all electric vehicles, more accessible to the masses. Going back to the Model E, it was…

Newest battle in Tesla selling direct takes place in Indiana

Tesla’s industry-disrupting model of selling their vehicles direct to consumers has been an obvious thorn in the side of the NADA, dealerships, and various other industries that are still clinging to the antiquated franchise setup that every other automaker must adhere to (CarMax skates around this by branding themselves as a retail store). The latest…

The couple that drag races (Teslas) together, stays together

Ever since the Tesla Model S P85D was pitted against the Dodge Challenger Hellcat (and handily beat it), the internet has been abuzz about this electric-car-cum-sleeper-dragster. The combination of all wheel drive and the electric powertrain’s ability to deliver instant torque from zero RPM equates to a beast at any Dragstrip USA. Personally, my first…

Could the Tesla Model 3 be within reach for most Americans?

A major blocker for most Americans embracing the idea of replacing their gasoline-powered vehicle, besides the limited range, is the price. Even with federal and state tax incentives, the Model S and X are still out of reach for the average American, which earned an average of $53,657 last year. With the latest Nissan Leaf…

Tesla founder predicts that future Teslas could deliver themselves

Following on the heels of the all-new BMW 7 Series, Tesla rolled out the latest version (7.1) of its Autopilot software recently. The main feature of the software update is “Summon”, which will allow Autopilot-equipped cars to be able to semi-autonomously pull itself from the driveway into the garage, effectively parking itself. This particular feature will…

Total Recall: GM, Tesla, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ford recalls

The following vehicles have been recalled from their respective automakers over the past several days. GM’s Chevrolet and GMC divisions, Acura, Nissan, and Ford have all issued recalls for their vehicles. In the case of Tesla, they’ve issued a recall for their Model S’s adapter, and with Chrysler’s Jeep division, it’s a matter of not carrying out…

Tesla issues first recall for their Model S vehicles

Upstart American electric car company Tesla has announced that they will be recalling some of their 2013 Model S electric sedans, making this the first one for the Model S in their brief history, having recalled their previous vehicle, a two-seat roadster based on the outgoing Lotus Elise, twice. More specifically, they’ll be recalling 1,228 of them that were…