Apr 18, 2:28 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Arthur Villasanta 04/17/19 AT 11:24 PM Tesla Inc. is said to be considering a more extensive upgrade to its older Model S and X electric vehicles (EVs), whose sales have suffered significantly since the market debut of the newer Model S luxury executive sedan in 2017.The Model S, an all-electric five-door liftback, was introduced in 2012 while the Model X, a mid-size all-electric luxury crossover utility vehicle, was introduced in 2015. The Model 3 lorded over Tesla EV sales in the first quarter of this year with sales of 24,003 vehicles. In contrast, 3,200 Model S were sold and 3,000 Model X.The three Tesla models combined accounted for 75 percent of the U.S. EV market in Q1.Tesla seems to be planning a full powertrain update for the Model S and X along with a refresh of both model’s interior design. Tesla is now said to be working to develop newer … [Read more...] about Tesla Model S And Model X To Get Interior, Motor Upgrades
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Feb 24, 10:16 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/24/19 AT 10:16 PM Since their release, many Tesla electric car owners noticed that these vehicles are great for outings, road trips and other excursions due to its features. However, is the new Tesla Model 3 better than the older Model S vehicle from the early half of the 2010 decade? Here’s what we know about this so far.According to cleantechnica’s report, both Model 3 and Model S are good for road trips, but each come with their own advantages depending on your vacation plans. The newer Model 3 offers driving comfort with its Autopilot self-driving car system and faster charge-up that also provides similar mileage to the Model S. Meanwhile, the older Model S’s advantage is its size, which allows its owners to sleep comfortably inside the car when it’s in “Camper Mode” as it frees … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 vs. Model S: Which EV Is Better For Road Trips?
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it is reducing production hours for its higher priced electric cars Model S and Model X to improve efficiencies, just days after it decided to increase production of its lower-priced versions of its Model 3s. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had said https://bit.ly/2T4CfHy earlier this month that Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S and X to streamline production. "As a result of this change and because of improving efficiencies in our production lines, we have reduced Model S and X production hours accordingly," a Tesla spokesperson said in an email. "These changes, along with continuing improvements, give us the flexibility to increase our production capacity in the future as needed." Musk had said the need for lower-priced versions of Model 3 will become even greater from July, when the U.S. tax credit again drops in half. Tesla shares fell 5.1 percent to $283.21. (Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty … [Read more...] about Tesla to cut production hours for Model S and X
Mark Matousek, provided by Published 9:10 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle charges at a Supercharger station in Rubigen, Switzerland, on Aug. 16, 2018. Tesla is discontinuing free credits for owners to using the stations. A Tesla Inc. Model S electric vehicle charges at a Supercharger station in Rubigen, Switzerland, on Aug. 16, 2018. Tesla is discontinuing free credits for owners to using the stations. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Stefan Wermuth. The Danbury Fair Mall grand opening celebration latest Tesla Supercharger Station in Danbury, Conn. The Danbury Fair Mall grand opening celebration latest Tesla Supercharger Station in Danbury, Conn. Photo: H John Voorhees III, Hearst Connecticut Media A row of Tesla Superchargers are seen at the Tesla factory on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Fremont, Calif. A row … [Read more...] about Tesla is getting rid of a perk new Model S and Model X customers loved (TSLA)
Along with Elon Musk's botched plan this summer to take Tesla private, the electric car maker now has dropped to near the bottom of Consumer Reports' influential reliability ratings. Other U.S. automakers also fared poorly, all scoring in the bottom half of the 29 brands assessed in the annual ranking, which the magazine released Wednesday. The Tesla Model S, which Consumer Reports' test drivers have praised for its performance, received a "below average" reliability rating. Its overall rating dropped it off the publication's "recommended" list. Model S owners reported suspension and other problems. Tesla ranked No. 27 in reliability, down six spots. That drop likely results from mechanical and software changes introduced in the last few model years, according to Jake Fisher, CR director of auto testing. "Just as we've seen with many other manufacturers, major changes and updates can cause reliability to slide," he said. "It can take a year or two for car makers to … [Read more...] about Most reliable cars: Tesla Model S plunges in Consumer Reports ranking