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Tesla is well on its way to ramping up production of its entry-level Model 3 electric vehicle, but what many people are wondering is when the all-wheel drive (dual motor) variant will finally reach production. After all, AWD has been extremely popular with the Model S and is what helps give the flagship sedan a staggering amount of horsepower and the ability to rip off sub-3 second 0-60 times. A Model 3 reservation holder (who opted for the AWD configuration) inquired to Tesla CEO Elon Musk when production would begin ramping of the dual-motor vehicles. Musk responded that Tesla will need to get production levels up to roughly 5,000 vehicles per week before it can realistically deal with... Read more...
One of the most high-profile features of the Tesla Motors Model S (and its Model X sibling) is the fantastic Ludicrous Mode option. The discontinued Model S P85D in Ludicrous Mode was capable of hitting 60 mph in a neck-snapping 2.8 seconds, while the newer P90D accomplishes the same feat in just 2.6 seconds and ripped off a 1/4-mile time of 10.9 seconds in independent testing. Given that that upcoming $35,000 Model 3 will have less powerful electric motors and smaller battery packs than its pricier big brother, the standard vehicle will hit 60 mph in less than six seconds. This is compared to 5.2 seconds, 4.2 seconds, and 3.1 seconds for the Model S 70D, 90D and P90D (without Ludicrous Mode)... Read more...
Don’t get us wrong, Tesla Motors has been on an absolute tear with regards to its gorgeous Model S electric sedan. The vehicle has won awards left and right and has even broken Consumer Reports’ review scale. In its most potent form, the Model S P85D put down 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of torque, which is good enough to rocket it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds in Ludicrous Mode. But the competition isn’t sitting still either — and increased competition results in even more compelling vehicles for us all. Look no further than Porsche’s entry into the electric vehicle arena: the Mission E Concept. While we all love the looks of the Tesla Model S, the Mission E is easily its equal in the looks department,... Read more...
When it comes to high performance, ultra-expensive electric sedans, Tesla Motors has pretty much had the market to itself with the Model S. The EV starts at $75,000 and creeps up to $105,000 and beyond with the frighteningly fast P85D. However, Tesla is about to have some stiff competition from an unlikely source: Aston Martin. If anyone can produce a vehicle that’s as good looking as a Model S, it’s Aston Martin. But rather than produce an all-new platform that was built from the ground up for electric duty, Aston Martin will repurpose the underpinnings of the existing Rapide luxury sedan — a vehicle that dates back to 2010 (its VH chassis, however, dates back to the 2004 DB9). Aston Martin... Read more...
Word leaked out yesterday that Tesla Motors had a big announcement set for today. While everyone was expecting there to be news about the Model X (which seemed highly likely) or the Model III (which seemed highly unlikely), the actual announcement is all about the Model S. “First, I should address something that might be on your mind, like: ‘Where the heck is the Model X and the Model 3!? You should really get on that’” said Tesla CEO Elon with regards to today’s announcement. “Don't worry, those remain our focus and good progress is being made on both. X is on track for first deliveries in two months and Model 3 in just over two years.” What Tesla did announce, however, are some improvements... Read more...