Tesla Semi Truck officially revealed

CEO Elon Musk claims the Tesla Semi Truck can do 0-60mph in five seconds, with a range of 500 miles on a single charge. Tesla has, at long last, officially revealed the all-electric Semi Truck, the manufacturer’s first industrial vehicle. Elon Musk said in a press conference that the electric truck will do 0-60mph in five seconds with a trailer attached, with the figure rising to 20 seconds towing a gross weight of 36,000kg. Going up a five per cent gradient – where a normal diesel truck can do a…

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Tesla launches Chill Mode to tone down acceleration

A software update has been released by Tesla for the Model S and Model X, allowing drivers to choose a gentler acceleration setup. Tesla has introduced a Chill Mode for its Model S and Model X electric vehicles, toning down the rapid acceleration that its EV’s are capable of. A software update introduced the Chill Mode, which can be accessed via the on-board infotainment screen. In the software update notification, it says that Chill Mode is ‘ideal for smoother driving and a gentler ride for passengers’. The setting can be…

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Tesla’s all-electric truck launch delayed until 16 November

Initially planned for the 26th October, Tesla has now delayed the reveal of the firm’s first industrial vehicle by three weeks. Tesla boss Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the launch of the firm’s all-electric truck has been delayed until the 16 November, having initially planned to launch it three weeks earlier on the 26 October. According to a tweet from the Tesla CEO, the launch has been delayed in order to fix the bottlenecks that has hampered production of the new Model 3. Tesla announced last week that…

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Tesla’s all-electric truck set for 26 October reveal

Elon Musk pens a tentative date in the calendar for the reveal of the firm’s first industrial vehicle. Tesla boss Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the firm’s all-electric truck will be revealed on 26 October in Hawthorne, California. Early test rides will take place at the launch event too. Tesla’s top man describes the electric car company’s first commercial vehicle as a “beast”, whetting the appetite by adding, “it’s unreal”. The date has been tentatively fixed though and could change, and is a month later than previously reported…

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Tesla Model X gets over-the-air recall update

All right-hand-drive Tesla Model X cars will get wireless update to fix potential airbag fault. Tesla has announced plans to distribute a wireless over-the-air update for all right-hand-drive Model X SUVs in order to fix a potential airbag fault that was discovered during a routine internal test this week. In an email sent yesterday, Tesla informed owners that a software update would be deployed this weekend to remedy an anomaly with the passenger airbag in right-hand-drive Model X cars. A Tesla spokesperson told Auto Express: “We are sending the fix…

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