The details, as reported by Recode, are light. Even so, they're enough to send a jolt of excitement through every Tesla fanboy already growing weary of the Insane button and Bioweapon Defense Mode. Here's the deal: Tesla is allegedly chatting with all the major music labels about a proprietary music streaming service for its cars. Read more...More about Music, Cars, Tesla, Streaming, and Elon Musk'>
AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday.
SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce "intelligent electric vehicles," according to publicly available filings. It will spend another $30 million to upgrade the 700,000-square-foot commercial assembly plant.
The company didn't elaborate further on its plans for the factory, such as how many cars it will produce annually or what types of smart driving or electric-powertrain technologies they'll use. But executives said the arrangement will preserve about 430 U.S. auto worker jobs that were at risk of disappearing. Read more...More about Science, China, Tesla, Climate Change, and Automobiles'>
But if you drive very, very carefully, you can extend that by more than two hundred miles, as recently shown by two Tesla enthusiasts.
The practice is called hypermiling, and it involves driving in such a way as to achieve the biggest possible range on one fuel tank or charge. This usually means driving slowly, not using air conditioning, and even trying to get tail wind on your side to squeeze that extra mile of range.
Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools took a slightly different approach than usual, though. As explained in a blog post, unearthed by Electrek, the two took a Tesla Model S P100D to a closed, 16-mile loop in Belgium, and simply drove around in circles for nearly 24 hours until the battery said: enough. Read more...More about Tesla, Elon Musk, Tesla Model S, Model S, and Range