caption The Jaguar I-PACE. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider I’ve driven the Tesla Model 3 sedan, the Jaguar I-PACE compact crossover, and the Tesla Model X three-row SUV. The vehicles vary quite a bit in capabilities, appointments, and price. But in the end, I think the Tesla Model 3 is the best car. This is going to be a slightly unusual comparison, but it isn’t my fault. As I’ve noted before, Tesla has a segmentation problem. Here at Business Insider, when we want to match up compact crossover SUVs, we can find two similar vehicles from different brands. But when it comes to all-electric cars, it’s a different story. The Tesla Model 3, for example, could take on the Chevy Bolt – and I have compared the vehicles. But the Bolt is the only true long-range EV on the market for under $40,000. Tesla isn’t yet making the $35,000 version of the Model 3, so you have to point out that the available Model 3 is a … [Read more...] about We drove an $87,000 Jaguar I-PACE to see how it compares to a $57,500 Tesla Model 3 and a $150,000 Model X. Here’s the verdict.
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Something to look forward to: Back in November last year, Tesla unveiled its upcoming $200,000 Roadster. The company claims that with a 0 – 60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, it will be the “fastest production car ever.” Now, the firm has released a video of the EV's first test rides, showing the effects that kind of acceleration has on people. Going from a stationary position to 60 miles an hour in under two seconds elicits a similar response from most passengers, which is to use the words “Holy” and “God” in combination with some other phrases, most of them explicit. Tesla’s Model S P100D is no slouch itself, able to do 0 – 60 in 2.5 seconds while in ludicrous mode. Some owners have managed to get that time even lower, but the Roadster still has it beat. Other stats include a 0 – 100 time of 4.2 seconds, and it can do a standing quarter mile in 8.8 seconds. And while some EV’s top speeds aren’t as impressive as their … [Read more...] about Watch passengers’ reactions as Tesla’s Roadster goes from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds
Bottom line: Barring any production delays, Tesla's new Roadster will likely be the quickest production car ever made when it rolls off the assembly line in 2020. It probably won't touch the Koenigsegg Agera RS on the top end but from a dig and in the quarter, it'll be tough to beat. Tesla has published new photos of its upcoming Roadster zipping along a mountain road. The car made an appearance at the Grand Basel car show in Switzerland this week although as Green Car Reports highlights, it was just a mock-up that lacked an interior and powertrain. Tesla unveiled the new roadster in late 2017, promising a 2020 launch with a 200 kWh battery that’ll deliver a range of around 620 miles. It aims to be the quickest production car ever with a claimed 0-60 speed of 1.9 seconds, 0-100 coming in 4.2 seconds and a quarter mile time of 8.8 seconds. Tesla says it’ll have a top speed in excess of 250 mph. Jay Leno recently spent some time with the new Roadster and even got to … [Read more...] about Tesla shares new photos of the 2020 Roadster
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Technology By Himanshu Goenka @HimGoJourno 04/16/18 AT 2:01 AM Watch your moves, Tesla and Rimac, there is a new contender in the market for the fastest electric car: XING Mobility’s Miss R. The offering from the Taiwanese carmaker also allows drivers to indulge in some off-road shenanigans.Whatever you make of the name, Miss R is projected by its makers to go from 0-100 kilometers (just over 62 miles) an hour in 1.8 seconds. That acceleration is a full second faster than the Tesla Roadster’s claim of 0-60 miles in 1.9 seconds, and the Miss R goes over 62 miles too. And it also beats the C_Two “hypercar” by Croatian manufacturer Rimac which boasts 0-60 miles in 1.85 seconds.If Miss R delivers on its promise, it will have the title of the fastest car in the world (at least till such time as some other car takes it). To achieve its … [Read more...] about XING Mobility’s Miss R: Tesla Roadster Has Taiwanese Competitor With Off-Road Capability
On March 23, a 38-year-old man driving a Tesla Model X rammed headfirst into an unshielded highway median while traveling south on U.S. Highway 101 near Mountain View, California. Two other vehicles subsequently rear-ended the SUV, which caught fire after the driver, who later died from his injuries, was pulled from the wreckage. According to news reports, the car blaze shut the highway for 5 hours, firefighters required special suits for cleanup, and at one point had to call Tesla for help in containing the blaze. On Tuesday (March 27), the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced a field investigation into the incident. "Here we have an electric vehicle involved in a postcrash fire. … Did the batteries play a role in that? Did the batteries make it harder for the fire to be put out?" NTSB spokesman Chris O'Neil told The Washington Post. These are all excellent questions that Tesla drivers might be itching to have answered. But are Teslas more likely to … [Read more...] about Why the Fire that Incinerated a Tesla Was Such a Nightmare to Put Out