Tesla is known to issue extraordinary press releases, but this one could take the proverbial cake. On Thursday, in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s formal announcement that Tesla had been removed from a federal probe of a fatal Model X crash, the automaker accused the investigators of being “more…
Late Wednesday, Tesla said it withdrew from a formal agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board over a provision that says it can’t release details of a fatal crash involving a Model X traveling with the vehicle’s Autopilot system engaged. But today, Bloomberg reports that, in fact, the NTSB kicked Tesla…
Federal investigators looking into a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X said on Sunday they were “unhappy” with the automaker for releasing information in a blog post on the incident late last week.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that they were opening an investigation into last week’s deadly Model X crash in Mountain View, California. The NTSB said they’ll be looking into whether Tesla’s Autopilot system was engaged at the time of the crash, in addition to a post-crash fire. The NTSB…
It’s a crappy situation but it still happens: Someone hits your car while it’s parked and drives off without leaving you a note. Jalopnik Friends, let’s combine our super powers and see if we can identify the kind of car that hit this Tesla Model X!
The Tesla Model X is an impressive performance machine, one day embarrassing cars at the drag strip and the next helping to pull giant trucks trapped on just the slightest snowy incline.
Rental cars have hard lives full of frequent abuse from hoons and careless drivers alike, but Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler apparently took it to a whole new level. According to a report in Germany’s Der Spiegel, Daimler rented a Tesla Model X to test and dismantle for research purposes. Not purchased—rented.
More importantly than zero emissions and saving the planet and all of that stuff, electric cars have a lot of torque. That means they can accelerate like small land rockets that’ll make you lose whatever you ate last, but apparently not everyone wants that in a car. Weird.
A Tesla Model X owner put the company on blast by claiming the car’s door opened automatically before being ripped off by an oncoming truck, an incident captured clearly on tape by a security camera. But Tesla says its own data indicates that it was clearly user error, and while the incident is unfortunate, it’s a…
With Hurricane Irma due to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning, Tesla has unlocked its range-limited vehicles for Florida customers, extending the range of their vehicles to facilitate an easier evacuation from the storm.
Comedian George Wallace took delivery of his new murdered-out Tesla Model X today and subsequently tweeted about the experience.
After discovering similar vulnerabilities in the Model S last year, the Chinese security research firm Tencent Keen Security Lab have turned their attention to the Tesla Model X, and have been able to exploit these security holes to remotely do things to the Model X like open its doors, blink the lights, control…
Remember over the weekend when you heard the deafening squelching sounds of thousands of eyeballs being rolled at once? That was thanks to this vlogger, who was getting rid of his Tesla Model S because the rear tires were completely bald. Well, good news! He’s now got a Tesla Model X!
After conducting independent testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Tesla Model X five stars in its three crash test categories: frontal crash, side crash and rollover. And these crash test videos show just how well it can hold up.
Now before you get all riled up, the video below is a parody. The couple had a Tesla Model X for a 24-hour test drive. They thought it was cool, but couldn’t get over the price and ultimately gave it back. But it’s made me wonder something else: do you ever feel bad when people buy something they shouldn’t have?
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Tesla’s commitment to new technology is what put it on the map, but the way this tech rolls out is always contentious. Lithium-ion batteries, Autopilot and now the Model X’s Falcon doors, which are blamed for a harrowing incident in China.