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Top EV Benefits, EV Range Adequacy, Driving & Charging Frequency — New Report

When asked for the top reasons the EV drivers got their cars, we got similar responses as in previous years. The largest portion of buyers in every group referenced the environmental benefits. As before, Tesla buyers in the various markets were more likely to select “fun & convenience” and “I love new tech” than other EV drivers

Tesla Autopilot Safer By 30% In 2019 vs. 2018

A recent article by The Spring points out that Tesla’s Autopilot looks extremely safe, and keeps getting safer. The data show that a Tesla driver with Autopilot engaged was 30% to 41% less likely to crass in 2019 (3rd quarter) compared to 2018 (3rd quarter)

Teslas With Autopilot On Go 6.6× Further Than US Average Before Crashing — Tesla Safety Report

We may have commentary and extra analysis on this Tesla safety report in the coming days. Or not. For now, below is the full Tesla safety report for Q2 2019. For previous news on this topic, see our Tesla safety and EV safety archives

Do We Need To Think About Safety Differently With EVs?

Yesterday, we got news of another tragic accident in a Tesla Model S where the vehicle, which was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed, ultimately landing in a pile amidst some palm trees in Downtown Miami, Florida. When speeding down the road, the vehicle lost control, slid through 3 lanes of traffic and smashed into some palm trees planted on the median

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