A First Look at the Brilliant Tesla Model 3

1 Apr

Tesla Model 3

The long-awaited Tesla Model 3 was finally revealed at Tesla’s Design HQ in Hawthorne, California, and it wasn’t merely the cars that were electric. The audience hung on Elon Musk’s every word, waiting to see the car upon which the company’s future—if not survival—hinges.

His speech? Who cares? Musk could have used a flamethrower on a cage of baby lions and the crowd would have cheered. Read the rest over at The Drive

Is This The World’s Best Tesla Model 3 Photochop?

29 Mar

Tesla Model 3

Is that car in the center the new Tesla Model 3? Some people just can’t wait for the reveal this Thursday. And some people just can’t wait to send out yet another Photochop. I found this on a certain private Tesla Owners Facebook Group, and let me tell you, anyone who fell for this is blind. Check out the next image and you can see why: Continue reading

How Much Will A Tesla Model 3 Really Cost?

15 Feb

Tesla Model 3

How much will a Tesla Model 3 really cost? We’ve heard $35k, before and after incentives. Now we’ve heard $25k, after incentives. Set aside when it’s coming out, because we all know Tesla is not in the business of meeting self-imposed deadlines, and let’s consider the harsh realities of the Model 3’s positioning in what will be a very crowded segment. Continue reading

Doug DeMuro Doesn’t Know Anything About Autonomous Cars

12 Feb

Doug Demuro Denies Tesla Model S Autonomous Car Dominance

“The Tesla has come and gone,” according to Doug Demuro. Does Demuro know anything about Autonomous Cars? Jalopnik was kind enough to invite me to weigh in as part of their latest video, “Is A Tesla The Best Semi-Autonomous Car You Can Buy?” I recommend you watch it, because his comments are illuminating for all the wrong reasons. Continue reading

What Tesla’s Autopilot 7.1 REALLY Means…

11 Jan

Alex Roy What Autopilot 7.1 Really Means...

Weekends are terrible times for press releases. Everyone knows you want to roll out big news early in the week. Friday is bad. Saturday worse. Sunday is basically saying you don’t want anyone to see what you’ve got, but sometimes you just have to do it.

Which brings us to Tesla’s release of Autopilot 7.1—on a Saturday.

Read the rest over at The Drive…

Alex Roy On What The Ford/Google Driverless Partnership REALLY Means

22 Dec

Alex Roy On What The Ford/Google Driverless Partnership Really Means

It has begun. Ford and Google will partner to build Driverless Cars, according to sources. I must be Nostradamus. Just last week I explained “How Car Companies Can Survive The Self-Driving Car Apocalypse,” and now Ford has allegedly done precisely what I suggested OEM’s need to do to ensure their survival. Ford, as the first American OEM to partner with Google, has now gained a temporary but Brobdingnagian advantage over every other legacy OEM on the planet.

Yes, Brobdingnagian. On the scale of size, that’s bigger than big, massive or colossal.

Read the rest over at The Drive

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