Autopilot Full Self-Driving Hardware (Neighborhood Short) from Tesla Motors on Vimeo. The video above shows a Tesla with Autonomous driving is doing in real time. It is pretty amazing. The Tesla Motors autonomous software visualizes and color codes its world. Purple squares for street signs, green squares for in-path objects, red and purple lines for lanes, grey lines for road flow, etc… There is so much data being...

As if the Tesla Model S wasn’t already amazing enough. I would argue it is the best car money can buy today. Well, it just got better. The newest Tesla Model S P100D (as in 100 kWh battery) has a range of 315 miles and a 0-60 time of just 2.5 seconds. Pretty much the fastest production car ever made (excluding the million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari). What is better than stomping on a Lamborghini with two kids seats in the back? ...

Twin brothers Adam and Nathan Freise made this awesome Tesla Motors “Not A Dream” short video on their own time and money. The narration comes directly from a Nikola Tesla speech and seems to fit perfectly. It is not a dream It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering Electric power can drive the worlds machinery without the need of coal, oil, or gas Although perhaps humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the inventors...

It looks as if the rumors were true. The Tesla Model S has gotten a slight facelift in the latest refresh. The new Model S front end and headlights are more similar to the Model X now. The headlights are now full LED and are adaptive. There are also several new interior finish choices available online. Some other new bits include the Tesla “bioweapon defense...

Tesla Model 3

The cat is out of the bag. People were literally lining up to place a $1,000 deposit for the Tesla Model 3. The number of reservations as of  Saturday April 2nd, 2016 was over 276,000! The $35,000 entry level pricing hits the mass market EV car price point. Any guesses on how high the deposit number will go? Some are saying 500,000.

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After a long wait, the Tesla Motors master plan is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Tonight the Tesla Model 3 was unveiled with confirmations of the $35k price and the 2017 delivery date. The car looks good. In fact it looks like a Model S, but just a tiny bit smaller. Read on for the details and more Tesla Model 3 pictures and video. (more…)

Tesla Motors Model 3 Preorder Line

I just got back from the Tesla Motors store at Santana Row. My intention was to place a preorder for the Tesla Model 3. I gave up as the line was long. Crazy long. The line went around the entire building and then had to double-back on the other side of street because there were too many people. I am  guessing that there were several hundred people lined up at 8:45AM. The pictures don’t do it justice.

Reminds me of an Apple product launch. People are lining up for a car they have never seen. And I was going to do the same thing. Heck, we don’t even know the specs. If that doesn’t tell you something about the need that Tesla is filling I don’t know what does. It also speaks loudly to the fact that people think Tesla Motors is a quality brand and are willing to put deposits down site unseen. Pretty awesome.

I guess I will check back later to see if the line dies down, if not I will be ordering online tonight. Would I do this for a Chevrolet? Nope. (more…)

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Tesla has been working on the Model X for quite a while now. In their effort to perfect the all-electric SUV they have had some long delays. Well the wait, for the early birds anyway, is over. The Tesla Model X (90D $132,000 or P90D $142,000) has started shipping. The performance or P90D model is insanely fast at getting from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds with a 155mph top speed. Faster than many supercars. The launch video starts off a bit slow but highlights some amazing features in true Apple fashion. It is worth a watch. Some notable...

Tesla Motors recently announced their Powerwall product which is essentially a giant battery for your home or business. The idea is that you can store energy in the battery packs when the kWh rates are lower and use energy from the packs when energy rates are higher. Great idea. Not sure why it took so long for someone to do this in the first place. Apparently many people agree because Tesla sold out of their first run of Powerwall batteries through mid-2016. Enter Mercedes-Benz...

If you have ever been in a Tesla Model S you know that the touchscreen dash is an amazing piece of technology in itself. Apparently the engineers have a sense of humor and have added a hidden easter egg that changes the image of the Model S to a submersible. Video and “how to” after the break. ...