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Volt, Prius Prime Excel in Safety Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently evaluated two all-electric cars, the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3. Also evaluated were two plug-in hybrids, the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime. The plug-in hybrids fared the best, earning Top Safety Pick+ awards. Video courtesy of IIHS. For the full story, click here.

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

Tesla's Model S

The Tesla Model S P100D features a 100 kWh battery that offers a range of over 300 miles on a full charge. The vehicle contains an all-electric powertrain and is available with an all-wheel-drive system. Look for an update about Tesla's fleet strategy in an upcoming issue of Automotive Fleet. Photos by Andy Lundin and Eric Gandarilla

White-Hat Hackers Control Tesla Model S

Cybersecurity specialists at Keen Security Lab of Tencent in China remotely assume control of a Tesla Model S after identifying security vulnerabilities compromising the controller area network (CAN Bus). Tesla has since addressed the issues with an over-the-air firmware update. Video courtesy of Keen Security Lab. For the full story, click here.

Tesla Nears 300-Mile EV Range

A Tesla Model S sedan can travel nearly 300 miles on a single charge, which is almost triple that of the nearest competitor, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.