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Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

Tesla's Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it's still tame for safety's sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on a race course? You might have that option soon. YouTuber Marque… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 Performance has an experimental 'Track Mode'

Tesla Model 3 orders are available to everyone in North America

At last, you no longer need a reservation to order a Model 3 — if you meet the right conditions. Tesla has opened its ordering system for the 'starter' EV to everyone in North America, letting anyone walk through the process whether they're ready to… Source: Engadget | Tesla Model 3 orders are available to …

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Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) — in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles — for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV… Source: Engadget | Ford is saying goodbye to cars and …

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VW and Renault promise electric car sharing services

Automaker-run EV sharing services are still novelties now, but they could be plentiful before long. Both Volkswagen and Renault have announced plans for electric car sharing services in a bid to promote "sustainable mobility." VW's We platform will… Source: Engadget | VW and Renault promise electric car sharing services

Audi shows off its electric SUV's screen-filled interior

Audi has been more than happy to show off its e-tron Quattro prototype's outside, but what will it be like if you're taking it for a drive? Wonder no more: the automaker has offered a proper look at the electric SUV's interior. In many ways, it's eve… Source: Engadget | Audi shows off its electric …

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Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more people and trims prices

If you're in line for a Model 3 then we have good news. The company has announced that it's opening pre-orders to all reservation holders in the US and Canada, now that it's able to produce more cars (apparently that tent manufacturing line is helpin… Source: Engadget | Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more …

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NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice after Florida crash

It's not unheard of for cars to catch fire in a crash, but there are now instances of Tesla cars' batteries reigniting well after the fact. As part of a preliminary report on a Model S crash in Ford Lauderdale, Florida, NTSB investigators revealed th… Source: Engadget | NTSB: Model S battery caught fire twice …

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Zipcar rolls out the UK's biggest zero-emission car-share fleet

The UK's Zipcar club is going green. This summer, the car-sharing company will begin adding Volkswagen e-Golfs to its London fleet, starting with 100 in July and totalling 325 by the end of the year. Other car clubs already have EVs on the roads in t… Source: Engadget | Zipcar rolls out the UK's biggest …

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Tesla pushes full international Model 3 launch to 2019

Just because Tesla is delivering some Model 3 units outside the US doesn't mean it's ready for a full-scale international rollout. Elon Musk has revealed that launches for left-hand drive Model 3 variants in Asia and Europe are now expected in the f… Source: Engadget | Tesla pushes full international Model 3 launch to 2019

Inside the automotive startup taking EVs off-road

The Tesla Model X is the "least capable SUV ever made," according to Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe. It sits too low to the ground, for one, and yet, somehow, most American garages aren't tall enough for the rear doors to open. It's something that looks grea… Source: Engadget

Tesla releases source code for some of its in-car tech

Tesla doesn't have many fans in the open source crowd. It based its car platforms on open platforms like Linux and BusyBox, but it has gone years without sharing the source code their license (the GPL) requires. The company is finally setting thing… Source: Engadget