All Articles by Derek Kessler

Tesla Model X P90D review: a first draft of the electric future

The Tesla Model X might just be the best car you can buy. If you can afford one, it's worth every penny.

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Tesla Central, rebooted

So… it's been a little quiet around here. That ends now.

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Tesla just raised the price of Autopilot by $500 — what gives?

If you order a new Tesla Model S or Model X today, Autopilot will cost you $500 more than it would have before August 23, 2016. But why?

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P90D Tesla cars can be upgraded to P100D — for a price

If you've got a Tesla P90D, good news: you can upgrade to a P100D and get an even faster and longer-range car. Just be prepared to open your wallet.

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Where's the Tesla 100D and how much range will it have?

The just-announced Tesla Model S and Model X P100D are setting new records for EV performance and range, but what if performance isn't what you want?

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Tesla Model S P100D goes for maximum Ludicrous Mode

Tesla's new Model S P100D is the quickest production car ever made. How fast? Let's try 0-60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds fast.

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Enter to win the ultimate road trip prize package from Tesla Central!

Summer is in full swing and that means it's time for a road trip! We've put together a prize package of awesome things you'll want to take out on the road — and you could win it!

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The new Tesla Master Plan is equal parts ambitious and audacious

Tesla's new master plan is the boldest effort yet to upend everything we know about transportation.

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Last day! Enter to win a Tesla Model S by Radio Flyer!

That's right we're giving away a car! Well, a little one. But it's got four wheels and electric drive and everything! Read on for all the details!

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Consumer Reports: Tesla should disable Autopilot. Tesla: Nah.

Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to disable the Autosteer function of Autopilot until they can update it. Tesla's not having any of it.

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Now Pokémon Go is getting blamed for car wrecks — will the NHTSA investigate?!?

After a rash of accidents blamed on Tesla Autopilot, it's time for a new blame target in the "I can't be trusted to not drive like an idiot" race: the hit game Pokémon Go.

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Model X starting price drops to $74,000 with battery-limited 60D

The Tesla Model X still isn't anywhere near "affordable" territory, but a new software-limited 60D option is at least bringing the entry price down a bit.

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Tesla 8.0 update will bring flatter interface design and Autopilot enhancements

Coming with the next big software update for Tesla cars: off-ramp enhancements for Autopilot and a modernized look for the big center screen.

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SEC joins the Tesla investigation party

The NHTSA is investigating the safety of Tesla's Autopilot system after a fatal accident, and the SEC is now looking into the timeliness of Tesla's disclosure.

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Tesla doesn't bother with ads; but if they did, they could do worse than this

Tesla does just fine with word of mouth customer support and the buckets of media attention they receive. But if they wanted to start actual advertising... they could do far worse than this.

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Tesla isn't a target of media bias; it's simply a target of opportunity

There's a difference between media bias and the unfortunate norms of the modern media. It's time to feed The Beast.

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12 lucky Model 3 reservers got a 'golden ticket' to the Gigafactory grand opening

Tesla's battery-producing Gigafactory is set for a grand opening in late July, and Tesla is bringing 12 Model 3 reservation holders to the event.

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There's a good chance that human error wrecked the Tesla, not Autopilot

It might seem like an easy cop-out to blame the self-driving car for your wreck. That's probably a mistake.

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Model X owner blames rollover accident on Autopilot, Tesla disagrees

After a rollover accident on a Pennsylvania highway, a Tesla Model X owner is blaming Autopilot for the wreck. Tesla, unsurprisingly, disagrees with his assessment.

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Tesla falls short on Q2 deliveries and production

The good news: Tesla production was up 20% the last quarter from the previous quarter.

The bad news: Tesla fell short of their second quarter production goals by more than 8%.

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