Tesla Model X Aces NHTSA Crash Tests — First SUV to Achieve 5-Star Safety Rating Across the Board

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Tesla Model X is the safest SUV ever tested by the NHTSA (Image: Tesla).

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has once again demonstrated its commitment to engineering the safest cars on our roads. After rigorous testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2017 Tesla Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category — the first clean sweep by any SUV, electric or not. Continue reading “Tesla Model X Aces NHTSA Crash Tests — First SUV to Achieve 5-Star Safety Rating Across the Board”

Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Assault on the Auto Industry is Imminent

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Tesla Model S: the world’s first premium, all-electric sedan (Image: Tesla).

Tesla’s goals are lofty. They aspire to manufacture over one million electric vehicles per year by 2020, according to their CEO, Elon Musk. This represents an order of magnitude (10x) increase over current production. Continue reading “Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Assault on the Auto Industry is Imminent”

Owners of Teslas Equipped With Autopilot Are Eligible for a Discount From Root Car Insurance

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Drivers of Teslas equipped with Autopilot can receive enticing car insurance discounts (Image: James Tensua / SF Chronicle).

Root car insurance, a venture-backed startup based in Ohio, offer customers usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as pay how you drive (PHYD). Drawing on today’s hyper-connected environment, Root logs data from an app installed on a potential customer’s smartphone to monitor their driving behaviour and habits. An algorithm is then used to find and reward good drivers with the best rates. Continue reading “Owners of Teslas Equipped With Autopilot Are Eligible for a Discount From Root Car Insurance”