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Tesla Model S P100D takes on a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Drag Racing

The new Model S P100D can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. It includes a 100kWh battery that can sustain the sedan for about 300-350 miles. Before tax incentives the P100D costs $134,500, which is a remarkable value for the performance.

The Lamborghini Huracan is priced from $241,945 in the U.S., which is about $100 grand more than the Tesla, but significantly more affordable than the Aventador, which retails from $404,195 before options. The Huracan can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds.

It looks like the Tesla gets the jump on the Lambo usually, but the Huracan eventually overtakes the electric sedan in pretty much every trial they have in the video. Seems pretty predictable, as the Tesla has the benefit of 100% torque from the standstill, but the power of the Huracan’s 5.2-Liter V-10 eventually overtakes the sedan. If money wasn’t a thing to me, I’d buy the Tesla for my daily driver, and the Lamborghini to fulfill my midlife crisis fantasies.

Official Tesla Model 3 Announcement Video

Tesla plans to begin making deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 by late 2017. The Model 3 combines real world range, performance, safety and spaciousness into a premium sedan. This will be Tesla’s most affordable car yet. The Model 3 achieves 215 miles of range per charge while starting at only $35,000 before incentives and regional electric vehicle tax deductions. Model 3 is designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category. The Model 3 will also include automated drive technology, standard. By now, over 400,000 people have payed the $1,000 reservation fee. There is obviously strong demand for this stylish plug-in, fully electric vehicle from a brand known for bringing cutting edge technology to drivers demanding more from automakers. This may be Elon Musk’s most ground breaking model, an entry into the middle class consumer car market.  Let’s hope Tesla can supply the demand.

From Tesla Motors:
Model 3 is the next logical step of Tesla’s “secret master plan” and mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Like every Tesla, Model 3 is engineered to combine range, performance, safety and utility. Smart design maximizes interior space, to comfortably fit 5 adults and all of their gear. Tesla makes fast cars, Model 3 is no exception. The high efficiency electric motor provides zero to 60 mph acceleration in less than six seconds. And when equipped with electric all-wheel drive, Model 3 provides safe and dependable traction in all conditions.

Designed with safety as a priority, Model 3 should be the safest car in its class once testing completes. This, combined with over 200 miles of range while starting at $35,000 before incentives, makes Model 3 an extraordinary mid-size sedan.

Model 3 will begin production in late 2017, ramping Tesla vehicle production to 500,000 vehicles per year.

Guy is Bringing his Tesla Model S P100D to the Drag Strip and Toasting the Competition

So it’s happened. Kids are now bringing their Teslas to the local midwest drag strip to race against big block engines and souped up imports. Kind of like how people are switching to those e-cigs. I guess it was only a matter of time before die hard coal burners noticed sub-3 0-60 for about $100,000. That’s not entirely out of reach if your dad owns the local Ford dealership or something along those lines. With 100% torque from a stand still, Tesla Model S can smoke just about anything the locals bring to the track. One YouTube channel, Tesla Racing Channel, has been entirely dedicated to doing just that for about 5 years now. They currently own a P90D and a P100D Model S with Ludicrous mode with which they drag race on a daily basis. They intend to get a Tesla Roadster as well as a Model 3 to add to their collection. So if you ever were curious about what the Tesla Model S can do in the 1/8 and 1/4 mile, check out this guy’s channel.

Here they demonstrate the difference in acceleration between the P90D and P100D:

Tesla Adds “Cabin Overheat Protection” in Software Update

Tesla has added another innovative smart feature to it’s on board software.  The new function is called Cabin Overheat Protection” and will protect children, dogs, cats, and other macroscopic organisms you happen to serendipitously leave in your Tesla while you are on your daily frappachino run.

Other updates in the newest software include a new user interface and improved autopilot.  What will they think of next at Tesla?

Upcoming electric cars that will conquer the market this year

In the past 5 years we’ve seen an increase in electric car manufacturing. Many international developers strongly believe that the future of the auto industry will depend on eco-friendly vehicles. Going green is no longer a luxury, and believe it or not, recent models of electric cars are no longer over-priced. In fact, some have pretty amazing built-ins and in-car technicals to surpass the efficiency and performance of conventional vehicles that run on gas. This year, the industry has spiked in eco-friendly cars; starting from the simplest all the way to the most groundbreaking. Here’s a quick guide with 5 “green” cars that will most like win you over.

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Hyundai IONIQ

Toyota Prius, it’s time for you to move over! IONIQ is here to take your spot. Even though it’s too early to tell whether or not Hyundai’s IONIQ model will be better than the Prius, rumor has it that it will be a fair competitor. The hybrid auto market is on the roll, and as new technologies emerge, it’s tough for manufacturers to stay on top. Hyundai has always been an ambitious car maker, and even though we can’t know for sure how advanced and powerful IONIQ will be, we can state that the plug-in hybrid will create some sort of hype. Rumor has it that the new model will deliver an incredible driving experience; apparently, some of the built-in features will provide a driving experience no other eco vehicle is currently offering.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s Leaf model is the most popular type of electric car in the world. Nearly 200,000 models have been sold since the release. The manufacturers are still making upgrades, and this year’s variant looks and feels better than ever. The latest Leaf comes with a 30 kWh battery, which is enough to drive for 155 miles. Why are casual driver so in love with this electric vehicle? First, because it is affordable – $18,000 on average – on average, and second because it looks nice both on the inside and on the outside. Nissan Leaf is comfortable, relaxing to drive and quiet. It is an electric pioneer that drivers are quite fond of!

Tesla Model X

There’s something about Tesla that keeps us interested. The company’s recent Model X is quite the beauty. It can easily get to 60 mph in roughly 3.2 seconds, not to mention that it looks pretty awesome too. Some say that Tesla’s Model X will be the best electric car of the year. It features enough room to fit up to 7 individuals, and it completely redefined in-car design. Sleek, modern and high-tech on the inside, Model X has certainly piqued our interest. The manufacturers argue that it is also the fastest electric car in the world, as well as the most capable utility vehicles created thus far. Safety is Model X’s biggest trump card. Considering it packs floor-mounted battery meant to lower its gravity center, the risk of rolling is extremely low.

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Chevrolet Bolt

Chevy Bolt may not benefit from Tesla’s technology, but it’s still an electric vehicle with great potential. In fact, rumor has it that the most is the most anticipated of the year. The model will be hitting the market pretty soon, and many buyers are excited to test it out especially because it comes at an affordable cost – on average, $30,000. The fully electric hatchback offers seating for 5 people, thus making it ideal for small families. The engine can handle a mileage of 200, and the quick charging (30 minutes for 90 miles) will surely appeal to potential customers.

BMW i3

BMW’s i3 model is a remarkable electric hatchback. Featuring a rather unusual exterior built, we cannot help but wonder who thought of the design. The structure is made of carbon fiber, and as for the electric powertrain, the i3 packs legendary driving dynamics. Due to a low gravity center, the cars can easily go from 0 to 60mph in roughly 6.5 seconds. In terms of charging, this urban beauty doesn’t take longer than 3 hours to reach its full potential.

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Numerous other electric cars are preparing to enter the market. Some see promising, whereas others are just pure science fiction. We still hope for Porsche’s Mission E to emerge so that Tesla can have some real competition.

By Christopher Austin and Design911.co.uk!

 

Compelling Reasons You Should go for the Tesla Model S

Electric and hybrid cars look set to be the future of the automotive industry. They haven’t yet been embraced on a global scale. But it doesn’t seem like it will be long before that happens. Technology is adapting and developing every year, so it’s an exciting time for drivers.

Tesla are very much market leaders in hybrid electric cars. Honda also announced they expect a release by 2018, and it could be available at www.harratts.co.uk. But for now it seems Tesla has taken further strides to dominate the market with its new Model S vehicle. Let’s have a look at reasons why this is the car for you.

Eco-Friendly

Of course, the principal reason to buy a hybrid or electric car is because it’s eco-friendly. Greener living has become important over the past few years. So people want to take steps to make their cars more eco-friendly. The Tesla Model S is one of the best electric models on the market. It’s from a market leader in eco-friendly hybrid cars. So if you’re conscious of the environment, this might be the perfect vehicle for you. Think about how much money you’ll save, and how much you’ll benefit the economy.

Style

If nothing else convinces you to buy the Model S then surely its style will? This is one of the most stylish and attractive vehicles on the market. Being a luxury motor it has been designed to evoke high class and opulence. The body work is sleek, shimmering and cat like. And the interior is jaw-droppingly elegant. Take one look at this car and you’re bound to fall in love with it at first sight.

Smooth Drive

When you’re thinking of buying a car, you need to pay particular attention to the way it drives. For a lot of people this is one of the most important factors. Well, Tesla’s new model is one of the simplest and smoothest drives on the market. You never need to worry about your handbrake again – there isn’t one! Instead, the car sense when you’re sat in it and turns it on. This efficient and effortless feature could become commonplace soon.

Versatile Charging Options

One of the best things about the Model S is the different charging capabilities it comes with. As we know, electric cars need to be charged in order to run. And this car comes with the standard cabling to allow you to charge from a wall socket. However, many electric car owners run into problems when they are out on the roads. And the good news here is the Model S comes equipped with a second charger type. This makes it simple to charge your vehicle while you’re on the move.

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It’s clear that Tesla’s new luxury electric car has set a precedent for the rest of the industry. Other manufacturers are now going to need to up their game. The Model S combines the perfect mixture of luxury, high-end travel with a greener lifestyle. For this reason, it’s now perhaps the leading electric car on the market right now.