The Tesla Model X is finally in production. The base model 90D has a total output of 518hp, while the P90D has 752hp at its disposal. It has a top speed of 155mph and rockets from 0 to 60mph in 3.2s with an optional upgrade.
Tesla showed off a prototype of a new type of charger that uses snake-like appendage to automatically reach out towards a vehicle, and plug itself into the car’s charging port. Just add a few more arms, and you’ve got Doc Ock.
Tesla is focused on making automobiles, but a speedy Tesla motorcycle could be awesome. Jans Slapins has envisioned just that – a bike with a 150kW motor, carbon fiber wheels, and storage where the conventional engine would be.
The first product from Tesla’s new Energy division, the Powerwall is a home backup battery system. Its liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries store energy during off-peak hours or from renewable sources like solar energy.
Despite its tremendous torque, it’s not exactly easy to make a Tesla Model S go sideways, Japanese pro drifter Nobuteru Taniguchi proves that it’s at least sort of possible as he burns rubber in the electric executive sedan.
The new entry level Model S has the dual motor all-wheel drive tech previously exclusive to the higher tiers. It has a 70kWh battery, 329hp motors and a range of up to 240mi. It’s also compatible with the optional autopilot package.
(NSFW: Language) The Tesla Model S P85D‘s Insane Mode rockets the car from 0 to 60mph in just 3.2s with the help of its dual electric motors. YouTuber DragTimes captured his friends’ reaction to the breakneck acceleration.
The D Series has dual motors, giving the Model S more power and all-wheel drive. The top of the line P85D has a total of 691hp (221hp front, 470hp rear) and does 0 to 60mph in 3.2s. The car will also get autopilot capabilities soon.
Saleen makes the Tesla Model S sportier on the inside and out, tweaking its drivetrain for faster acceleration and its suspension for more agility. The FOURSIXTEEN also has front and rear air vents, a spoiler and diffuser.
Wired takes us inside the Tesla Model S factory. It still amazes us that raw coils of sheet metal can transformed into such a beautiful and functional vehicle. While the plant employs 3000 humans, robots are the true star of the show.
Tesla car owners can recharge their cars for free at a Tesla Supercharge stations, but recently the company announced a new option: a $60-$80 battery swap that is twice as fast as filling up a gas tank. More at i4U.