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Tesla Roadster 2 – The fastest production car ever

Lets start with the numbers for the BASE model: 0-60 MPH in 1.90 seconds propelled by 10,000 nm of torque. This is faster than the Veyron among other supercars. 0-100 MPH in 4.2 seconds and will run the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds, yes this thing runs 8’s out of the box! Additionally, it will pack a top speed of 250 MPH, seats four and will drive for 620 miles with a 200 kWh battery pack and a removable roof. Set to debut in 2020 with a $200,000 price tag, if you’re the supercar type, this will have to be on your radar.

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Tesla Semi test mule caught on video for the first time

Elon Musk had originally announced the Tesla Semi was set to be unveiled in September, then later he pushed it back to October 26th due to reallocating resources for fixing Model 3 production bottle necks. So while we wait for the next big thing in the commercial trucking industry, we have came across a close up of the Tesla Semi test mule caught in action. These are not your ordinary diesel highway tractor sounds:

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Tesla Model X has door ripped off by passing truck

The owner of this Tesla Model X claims that the doors opened automatically, and an instant later you see a semi truck (sadly not a Tesla Semi) pass by and take the passenger door with it. The Model X takes the blow and soon after you can see debris appear on the road. According to Tesla, the flashing lights indicate that an action was initiated by the driver themselves, rather than this being a poorly timed automated event. See for yourself:

 

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Tesla Model 3 Aero hubcaps have pretty wheels underneath!

If you were unsure if spending the extra $1500 on the Sport wheels for your new Tesla Model 3, rest assured the decision has become much easier. If you’re willing to settle for an 18″ wheel, below the standard Aero hubcaps are pretty decent looking wheels.

While there is a noticeable amount of wheel gap with the 18″ wheels, this opens the door for lowering springs and the aftermarket.

Credits to Logan Jastremski for first reporting this on Twitter:

 

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Tesla Model Y renders continue to surface

Details on the Model Y have been fairly scarce when it comes to the looks of the vehicle. We now know the Model Y will be based on some of the Model 3 technology, and we were given a silhouette when it was first announced. Autoexpress has released a render of the Model Y which differs a bit from previous renders we’ve seen before.

The  Falcon doors are supposed to be coming to the Model Y, though you’d expect that this would begin to encroach on the Model X territory and increase the costs.

For now, we’ll just have to settle with this computer generated renders.

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Battery pack details for the Tesla Model 3 are aproximately 50kWh and 75kWh

According to electrek, Elon Musk has disclosed the aproximate capacities of the battery packs the Tesla Model 3 is equipped with. The standard pack comes in at a little over 50 kWh providing 220 miles of driving range, and around 75 kWh for the ‘long range’ pack, which brings it up to 310 miles.

The information was disclosed during a conference call hosted by Goldman Sachs, surely to help investors looking into the $1.5 billion in notes it intends to offer to raise capital. Written in a press release:

Tesla today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of its senior notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be senior unsecured debt obligations of Tesla. The interest rate, redemption prices and other terms of the Notes are to be determined.

Tesla intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to further strengthen its balance sheet during this period of rapid scaling with the launch of Model 3, and for general corporate purposes.

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