• Tesla Model 3 fails to get Consumer Reports nod due to 'big flaws'

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports will not recommend Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan, saying on Monday it braked slower than a full-sized pickup truck, taking the shine off a day of gains for shares in Elon Musk's electric car company.
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  • Tesla's high-end Model 3 won't come cheap

    Tesla's high-end Model 3 won't come cheap

    3 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    In something of a classic Tesla move, Elon Musk over the weekend announced a new Model 3 that features a dual-motor and all-wheel drive alongside a new Model 3 performance model. Now why is this a classic Tesla move, you might be wondering? Well, what other car company on the planet would announce a few new variants of a car when they're still struggling to ramp up production on the entry-level model? Indeed, Tesla's ambition in this regard is why some people absolutely love the company and why others believe it's destined to fail.
    As to the newly announced performance model, Musk over the...
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  • New technique reveals 3-D shape of nanostructure's polariton interaction

    3 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Nanostructures are the holy grail of new materials. The wonder material graphene, for example, is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern that, because of its conductivity, flexibility, transparency and strength, has the potential to create more efficient solar cells, smaller and faster electric circuits and microchips, transparent displays, and high density capacitors and batteries.
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  • Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's Model 3

    3 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.
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  • Tesla Model 3 misses Consumer Reports recommendation - Roadshow

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    Brakes and that do-it-all center screen are apparently to blame.
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  • Elon Musk reveals new details about when the $35,000 version of the Model 3 will arrive and explained why it isn't available now

    Elon Musk reveals new details about when the $35,000 version of the Model 3 will arrive and explained why it isn't available now

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would start delivering the $35,000 base model of the Model 3 three-to-six months after hitting a production rate of 5,000 Model 3s per week.
    In early May, Tesla said it was aiming to produce 5,000 Model 3s per week "in about two months" during its first-quarter earnings report.
    If Tesla had shipped the base model immediately, it would "lose money & die," according to Musk.
    On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained why the automaker hasn't made the $35,000 base model of its Model 3 sedan available yet and gave a timeline for when it will...
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  • Consumer Reports fails to give Tesla Model 3 a passing grade

    Consumer Reports fails to give Tesla Model 3 a passing grade

    3 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Consumer Reports has something of a contentious and complicated relationship with Tesla. Though Consumer Reports touts itself as an independent testing agency, the organization - in the eyes of some critics - certainly isn't above shifting its reviews around in an effort to generate a headline and thrust itself into the news cycle. As a prime example, you might recall that Consumer Reports last year downgraded the Tesla Model S due to a delayed software update that was scheduled to arrive just one day after their report went out.
    With that qualification out of the way, it's time to take a...
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  • AutoComplete: Tesla unveils specs for AWD, performance Model 3 variants video - Roadshow

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    Plus: Tesla kicks the affordable Model 3 can down the road, and a study says we'll all be in electric buses relatively soon.
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  • Tesla needs to sell more expensive Model 3s so the company doesn't ‘die,' Musk says

    Tesla needs to sell more expensive Model 3s so the company doesn't ‘die,' Musk says

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the final details of the dual-motor, all-wheel drive version of the Model 3 over the weekend, including a top-of-the-line variant that is more expensive than a base-level Model S or X. While we've known for a long time that these were coming, this is the most clarity Tesla's offered yet about specs, pricing, and options.
    Taken one way, it's a sign Tesla is working through the early production struggles of the Model 3 and is ready to start offering more diverse options, much like it does with the Model S or X. But Tesla also needs to sell these more expensive...
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  • Tesla Plans ‘Performance' Model 3 Starting at $78,000

    Tesla Plans ‘Performance' Model 3 Starting at $78,000

    3 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    It's surprisingly hard to keep up with all the versions of the Model 3 when you consider you can't buy any of them right now.
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  • Consumer Reports finds flaws in Tesla's Model 3

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    U.S. consumer bible Consumer Reports stopped short of recommending Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan on Monday, criticising the car for its braking and taking the shine off a day of gains for shares in billionaire Elon Musk's venture.
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  • Elon Musk reveals new Tesla Model 3 variants with AWD and dual motors

    Elon Musk reveals new Tesla Model 3 variants with AWD and dual motors

    3 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Two new all wheel drive versions of the Tesla Model 3 will go on sale next month. Both models are pricier by far than the current Model 3, but they have an extra motor. And, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Performance edition will gobble up a BMW M3 on the track. Wasn't Musk, just a few weeks ago, sleeping on the Tesla factory floor, replacing robots with humans, and contending with an angry board? Now the eccentric CEO is on Twitter announcing new models and tossing shade at one of the most beloved luxury performance vehicles in...
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