Tesla News and Updates

Read the latest Tesla news here. At TorqueNews we cover Tesla’s automotive and financial news, and do reviews so that you can make the best decision when it comes to buying your next car, or if you’re just in the mood to learn a little about Tesla.

Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.

The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

Follow Torque News Tesla reporters Guillaume Humbert, Paul Fosse and Tinsae Aregay for daily Tesla News.

Tesla Battery

Does Ford Have a Battery Advantage Over Tesla?

There was a recent Tweet from the Twitter user, @GordonJohnson19 concerning Ford batteries -vs- Tesla batteries. He said it looks like Ford has an advantage in battery technology. This was after seeing that the Electric Ford F150 Lightning had a larger kWh battery than the Tesla Model 3. Is this true? What's going on here? Let's see!
BMW iX vs Tesla Model Y

BMW iX Is a Closer Match To Tesla Model Y

Today when I published the video report about BMW's iX xDrive40 and xDrive50 release specs, date and price, Torque News Youtube community actively provided some good and informative feedback. Some people said it's expensive at $83,200, others said it's impressive, while others complained about the grill and BMW's current design language. However, Torque News contributor Dean McManis compared the BMW iX with Tesla Model Y in a very interesting comparison. Here is what Dean wrote.
CATL China Battery Factory for Tesla

A Giant Battery Factory is Being Built by Tesla Giga Shanghai

We have recent news of a rumor of a giant battery factory that is going to be built close to Tesla's Giga Shanghai factory in China. There are reports that this factory is from CATL, a Chinese battery manufacturer, and will produce 4680 battery cells for Tesla. What's going on with this and why does it matter? Let's talk about it!
Pickup truck car seats

We Have a Problem with Car Seats and Our Backs

One of the most obvious and easy to correct problems with cars today is how the seats are made and formed for the human back and spine. The problem is, the seats are not designed well for proper spinal alignment. With a billion cars on the road, this is a huge problem. I know - I have had 2 back surgeries and have issues with my neck. Let's talk about it.
Tesla PowerWall 2+

This Tesla PowerWall User Can Live Off Grid and Get Paid for Energy Credits!

We have breaking news from Twitter User Leon Spears (@leonspears) who purchased 7 Tesla PowerWalls 2+ and 16 Solar Panels for the roof of his condo in the Baltimore, MD area. Leon shares his experience and the numerous advantages there are to having a Tesla PowerWall 2+. Let’s go over it!
Tesla full self driving

Is Level 5 Full-Self Driving Ever Going to Happen?

Level 5 full self-driving is when a car no longer needs human attention to drive anywhere. Essentially, the car can make decisions about how to drive from one location to another without any need for human intervention. Today, we are at around level 2 or 3. How far away are we as a society from this? Is it months, years, or decades? What are the implications? Let's see!
BB gun shooting on highway caught on camera

TeslaCam Credited With Criminal Capture involving a BB Gun Incident on Highway

TeslaCam (Tesla’s integrated dashcam system) chalks up yet another victory in helping police take a bite out of crime recently by finding a suspect who may be responsible for over 100 BB gun shooting incidents during this past month on Californian roadways. Plus, what you need to know about owning a BB Gun in California.
Tesla giga cast

Tesla’s Enormous Die Casting Machine Is Like 3D Printing

A view of one of Tesla’s die casting machines was shown recently. It’s the biggest of its kind and no other auto-maker that I’m aware of is using this technology. It will speed up production, reduce costs, and give Tesla a competitive advantage. Tesla is making cars the same way toy cars are manufactured with automation and it's like 3D printing! It's like a Giant High Tech Waffler Maker! Let’s see what it’s all about!
Who controls the high beam function in Tesla?

New Tesla Model Y Owner Reports Autopilot High Beam Issue

Reddit member Jaws12 recently posted that after picking up his brand new Tesla Model Y in Cleveland yesterday, that while on Autopilot his car exited Autopilot after he decided to disable the Auto High Beam function while driving. Only until after he re-enabled the Auto High Beam function could he continue to use Auto Pilot.

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