The case for electric cars may seem clear to many of us, even while the authorities and sworn petrol-heads refuse to see sense. The truth is that we rely on a handful of visionary industrialists and politicians to invest in infrastructure, publicity and incentives while we try to enjoy the benefits and spread the word
On May 7th the first US fatality was recorded with a Tesla Model S with autopilot engaged. The accident occurred when a truck made a left turn in front of the vehicle. The Model S struck the bottom of the tray which sheared off the roof with the car continuing some distance beyond the accident spot.
The astonishing success of the launch of the Tesla Model 3 with over 325,000 pre-orders in one week has caused ripples throughout the automotive industry. The runaway success of a vehicle that will not be delivered for two years and possibly longer marks the end of the beginning to the change in our toxic
In the luxury or premium class of vehicles sold in the US, cars such as Audi A7 & A8, BMW 6 & 7 Series, Lexus, Mercedes S & CLS Class, Porsche Panamera, Jaguar XJ are the typical names you associate with this bracket. Sales in 2015 for all of these vehicles have declined in
Tesla's auto pilot feature not only brings autonomous functionality to its vehicles but each vehicle's experience is collected centrally and the cumulative experience of autonomous driving from all vehicles is passed back to each individual vehicle in a feedback learning loop. The result is continuous improvement in the vehicle's autonomous behaviour. The behavioural adjustments are
Nissan unveiled an autonomous concept car at the Tokyo motor show currently running in Japan, that points to the second wave of disruption about to hit the auto industry (the first being electric vehicles). This electric concept indicates the ability for autonomous driving as well as driver control at the press of a button when required. The video promo
I'm not going to write too much in this post except to say Tesla does not disappoint. The video runs for 30 mins but it's worth the watch. Another historic moment in the evolution of the automotive industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUz_EXSmp9w Don't forget to become one of our switched on subscribers - you get exclusive content
Elon Musk announced a level faster than the already crazy Insane Mode when he recently talked about the latest upgrades to the Model S. Insane mode was not enough for the Tesla Team - they craved Ludicrous! Insane mode, if you recall, gets you from 0 - 100kph in a shockingly quick 3.2 secs. Just to put
Tesla Motors have signed an exclusive 5 year research agreement with Dahn Labs. Dahn Labs are a battery research group at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada headed up by professor Jeff Dahn. Global battery research has undergone a transformation over the past decade as the advent of electric vehicles and battery storage expand
There's been much speculation over recent weeks that Apple are ramping up to enter the car market. The best guess scenario to date is that they will produce an electric vehicle around 2020 under the codename 'Project Titan', possibly shaped like a mini-van, that will compete with Tesla & GM and that it will be autonomous.