A new study by Consumer Reports reveals that the driving range of electric vehicles including Teslas can be cut in half during winter months in cold climates. A study published by Consumer Reports has revealed that the driving range of Tesla’s cars and electric vehicles is seriously diminished by cold climates; something which many owners discovered recently during the polar vortex which hit parts of the United States. The report used two different brands of electric vehicles, one Tesla Model 3 and one Nissan Leaf, to compare how they both reacted to extremely cold weather.Jake Fisher, the senior director of auto testing at Consumer Reports, commented on the company’s findings stating: “Typically, we warn new-car shoppers not to buy more vehicle than they need, whether that’s seats, cargo room, or towing capacity. But in this case, EV buyers who drive in colder climates should strongly consider getting a car with a range about double what their daily driving … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports Finds Cold Weather Cuts Tesla Battery Life Almost in Half
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Best answer: Yes, the HP Spectre Folio 13 battery life is good enough to see you through up to 18 hours of use with the Wi-Fi model and around 14 hours should you opt for 4G LTE. It'll be more than enough for a full day's work.HP: HP Spectre Folio 13 ($1,300+) Spectre Folio's internals are super-efficient HP acted much like a magician during the development of the Spectre Folio 13. Not only did the company choose to mix things up with some premium leather in place of traditional aluminum, but HP also worked very closely with Intel to make this notebook astonishingly efficient. Intel's 8th Generation Core i5-8200Y and i7-8500Y chips with support for gigabit Wi-Fi strike a solid balance between performance and efficiency, while the motherboard produced by HP and Intel is one of the smallest the company has used in one of its laptops. It's shockingly tiny in comparison to other notebook or desktop motherboards. There's also the inclusion of Intel's 1W display technology, dropping the … [Read more...] about Is HP Spectre Folio 13 battery life any good?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla factory in Fremont, California, in October 2010. AP Tesla, the electric-car company helmed by the billionaire Elon Musk, is generating an incredible amount of waste in an effort to manufacture parts for the Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada. Documents reviewed by Business Insider show that scrap at the Gigafactory may have cost the company at least $150 million. Tesla told Business Insider that $150 million was an overstatement. The company's attempt to ramp up Model 3 production has also led it to cut key parts of production, like ensuring that car parts are traceable. Tesla is wasting a jaw-dropping amount of raw material and cash to make the Model 3. Internal documents reviewed by Business Insider show that the company expects that as much as 40% of the raw materials used to produce batteries and driving units manufactured at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada need to be scrapped or reworked by employees before they are sent … [Read more...] about Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s, and production is still a nightmare
When Consumer Reports recently found that the braking distance on the Tesla Model 3 was worse than that of a Ford F-150, CEO Elon Musk took the criticism and found a solution. Days later, Tesla shipped an over-the-air update that, according to CR’s testing, improved the braking distance by 19 feet. It’s a wild idea: your car automatically downloads some code, and it’s instantly safer. It also wasn’t possible even a few years ago, and some have held it up as an ideal example of how futuristic technologies can make our lives better. Analysts said it was “unheard of.” Jake Fisher, CR’s director of auto testing (and the person who originally flagged the issue), said he’d “never seen a car that could improve its track performance with an over-the-air update.” Others, like Navigant Research’s Sam Abuelsamid, looked at the recent Model 3 braking distance issue as a sign of a larger problem with Tesla’s quality control. He … [Read more...] about Tesla can change so much with over-the-air updates that it’s messing with some owners’ heads
By Mark Gomez | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm | UPDATED: May 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm Six days after a fiery crash on Highway 101 involving a Tesla Model X took the life of a 38-year-old San Mateo man, the car’s high-voltage lithium-ion battery re-ignited while sitting in a tow yard, according to the Mountain View Fire Department. The revelation about the electric car battery’s re-igniting days after the crash was included in a safety memo written last month by Mountain View Fire Chief Juan Diaz, and first reported Wednesday by KTVU2. Thursday, Diaz told this newspaper that he initially wrote the safety memo April 5 to protect firefighters in his department when dealing with future electric vehicle fires. When neighboring departments contacted Mountain View regarding the Tesla crash for lessons learned, he shared the memo. “We talked about the challenges we faced,” Diaz said. “This is a high voltage … [Read more...] about Tesla battery reignited days after fiery crash in Mountain View