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Link About It: Passengers React to Tesla’s Insane Mode

Passengers React to Tesla's Insane Mode


An owner of a new Tesla P85D shocked some of his family and friends by giving them a taste of the all-wheel-drive electric vehicle’s “insane mode.” Using a dashboard-mounted camera, the driver caught the screams, squeals and swearing of his passengers……

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: The smell of rain, Tesla’s ‘Insane Mode,’ cannabis beer and more in our weekly look at the web

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Beer for Cannabis Connoisseurs
A new beer by Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues keeps cannabis-inclined drinkers in mind. The new brew—dubbed “Pinner” (referring to the term used for small joints)—features a heavy, hoppy aroma that likens itself……

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Tesla’s Roadster is getting an upgrade to nearly double its range

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company’s Roadster model is getting a battery upgrade to extend its range from 244 miles to almost 400 miles. It’s a significant boost, and one that means the Roadster will be able to outdo even the company’s flagship Model S, which has a range of 265 miles.

Introduced in 2008, the Roadster was Tesla’s first production vehicle and though it has been overshadowed somewhat by the newer Model S, the company has been teasing a major upgrade for it since June this year. Musk and company are now rewarding the roughly 2,500 early adopters who bought into Tesla’s vision of the electric car years before it became so widely accepted. The upgrade is expected to come in the form of a full battery…

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Elon Musk says Tesla’s self-driving cars will still require a human driver

Elon Musk says that self-driving Teslas are on the way. In an interview with the Financial Times, Musk declared that his electric car company, Tesla, is officially in the race to bring autonomous vehicles onto the streets — a race that AudiMercedesNissanVolvo, General Motors, and Google are already in. The CEO tells the FT that he believes autonomous Teslas will be able to operate largely, but not completely, on their own. “We should be able to do 90 percent of miles driven within three years,” Musk says. However, a vehicle that can operate without a human in the cockpit isn’t something he thinks is feasible.

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Tesla’s Model S electric car nabs top US safety rating

Tesla is announcing that its Model S scored top marks for safety according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), not only scoring a perfect five stars in every category, but setting a new record for the combined Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) — a total that can be higher than the five-star scores for top, side, and rear impact. The Model S scored 5.4, beating out previous record holders and for the first time making an electric vehicle the safest car on the road.

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