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…

Patterson Kia of Arlington becomes first dealer in Texas to accept Bitcoin

In an unprecedented move, Patterson Kia of Arlington has become the first dealer in Texas to accept Bitcoin as payment for their new and used vehicles. This announcement follows on the heels of the Lamborghini, McLaren, Land Rover, and Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealerships that also accept the cryptocurrency as well. The reason for accepting Bitcoins is so that customers…

BMW recalls several models for air bag issue

BMW North America has announced a recall concerning several of their vehicles for an air bag issue. In all, 76,565 of the following vehicles are a part of the latest BMW recall: 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons 2006-2007 525i, 525xi,…

Timing is everything: when to post on social media

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that people have posted significant events in their lives on various social media platforms (Facebook, twitter, etc). Generally speaking, they’ll post in the morning, but in the past 12 months or so, I’ve noticed that it’s been all over the place…not just in the morning, but mid-afternoon (after…