Tesla voluntarily recalls 123,000 Model S vehicles

If you own a Model S constructed before April 2016, you’re probably going to want to swing by a trader and get onto checked out…

Tesla has just issued a voluntary recall for 123,000 Model S vehicles, having found that the power steering bolts in some were displaying” excessive corrosion .” Model X and Model 3 vehicles aren’t affected here , nor are Model S constructed after April 2016.

The company says that the corrosion is principally being carried out in autoes driven in particularly cold climates, but isn’t limiting the recall to those cars( because, well, who knows where you’ll be driving it a few years from now ).

In an email outlining the recall to affected proprietors, Tesla notes that swapping out the bolts will” take around an hour ,” and that no accidents or injuries are believed to have been caused by this issue.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has issued a remember, but it’s their biggest recall to date. It recalled around 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in April of last year due to parking brakes who are likely get stuck in the “on” position; a few months later, it remembered 11,000 Model X because of a faulty cable in the second-row seating.

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Ontarios Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype

Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demo vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show.

The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white paint, as well as running illuminates and sirens, but it’s still simply a demo vehicle at this phase, meant to illustrate “the future of policing, ” according to OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt, who disclosed the car on a live stream.

The Model X use here is actually a “generous donation from a friend, ” Schmidt explains, and “may be what the future of policing looks like down the road, ” but it’s not going to be used in service “because right now this vehicle has not been tested at the proving grounds for a police-rated pursuing vehicle, ” the Sergeant explains.

That doesn’t mean you should rule out being pulled over by this thing if you’re speeding down Ontario’s highways in the future, however. In fact, Schmidt hinted that the OPP might be opening a dialogue with Tesla to facilitate a potential future deployment.

“We gotta talk to Tesla to set this vehicles through the proving ground and make sure that it is available, ” Schmidt says before moving on to demo some of the Model X’s features. “We’ll see how that works out.”

Check out the full unveil and walkthrough below 😛 TAGEND

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Teslas electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of scope. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000- or, if they want a “Founders Series, ” they can get one for $200,000, with the entire balance due for a reservation to be among the first in line to get one of the initial 1,000 production Semis.

This pricing, newly uncovered via the Tesla website, is actually unbelievably competitive when measured against diesel truck costs. Entry level diesel trucks star at around $100,000, and Tesla promises cost saving of upwards of $200,000 over the life of the truck, based on ga consumption and electricity vs. diesel costs.

Tesla also touts its Semi’s performance benefits, including a 20 second 0 to 60 mph period with an 80,000 lb load attached, and the ability to drive up a 5% grade at 65 mph, which is much faster than is possible in a diesel equivalent towing the same load. The Semi also boasts industry-leading security fealties, according to Tesla, including a total inability to jackknife, enhanced Autopiilot features and glass that’s designed to resist even the most serious impacts.

These are base prices, so additional features or packages could increase the final buy expense, but we don’t yet know the configuration options that Tesla will offer on the vehicle, which is targeting an initial release timeframe of sometime in 2019.

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Watch Teslas new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan vehicle- a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph days of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge.

There’s nothing quite like assuring the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla Semi unveiling yesterday, but the video above offer at least some idea of how fast this thing can go. IRL, it’s actually so fast and so ground-hugging that it kind of muddieds your brain a little bit to look at it is working in a world where physics still exists.

I’m sure we’ll get a lot more looks at the Roadster in action leading up to its launching, which is currently defined for 2020. And if you want to be one of the first proprietors posting videos to YouTube, you can reserve a Founder’s Series edition now, with just $5,000 due immediately, and then the remaining $245,000 due in 10 days.

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