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Cross-Country Tesla Trip? Done! How About Texas To Panama?

Cross-Country Tesla Trip? Done! How About Texas To Panama?

It was only a matter of time. Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless. There have been a flurry of coast-to-coast trips recently as Tesla opens up its countrywide Supercharger network, but perhaps the most impressive trip... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S

When Is A 'Recall' Not A Recall? When Tesla Updates Over The Air, Apparently

Elon Musk might have been taking a risk by challenging the NHTSA on its recall terminology, but he does seem to have people on his side on the issue. Not just our readers... read more January 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, From Home To South Carolina

So far, the New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip in my 2013 Tesla Model S is progressing pretty much according to plan. That's not to say I haven't learned a few things... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Grapples With Charging-Cable Troubles In Norwegian Cold

With truly Arctic temperatures hitting the U.S. and Canada over the past month, North Americans probably don't have a great deal of sympathy for their counterparts in Norway... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Electric-Car Cross-Country Trip Underway, With ETA Today

Just a couple of years ago, traveling cross-country in an electric car would have required a great deal of planning and a great deal of time. But with Tesla's Model S and its... read more January 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla & China: Priced At $121,000, Country Could Be Biggest Market, Musk Says

$121,000 sounds like a lot of money for the Tesla Model S, considering you can pick up the 85 kWh car in the U.S. from $80,000 or so, before incentives. And it is a lot of... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf powers a Christmas tree in Tokyo (Image: NISSANEV)

Lighting A Christmas Tree The Modern Way: With An Electric Car

Should you be one of those people among our readers who celebrates the Christmas holiday, you might be interested in having a greener Christmas. Did you know, for example... read more December 24, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Updates Software To Cut Charging If Wiring May Be Bad

Recently, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has had to deal with the latest in a line of high-profile fire events involving one of its cars. While the original events were triggered... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Electric-Car Maker Tesla Is The Highest-Trending Car Brand On Google

For any new company, creating recognition of its product and its branding is one of the most difficult things to achieve. If internet search terms are to be believed--and as... read more December 20, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla, Irvine Fire Dept Disagree Over Cause Of Garage Fire

Authorities are currently investigating the causes of a fire in a garage in Southern California that contained a Tesla Model S. While the actual cause of the fire remains... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

Tesla To Add Production Capacity For 35,000 More Electric Cars

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is gearing up for increased production over the next few years with the aid of healthy tax breaks from its home state of California. It'll save the... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

Owner Of 100,000-Mile Nissan Leaf Electric Car To Be Honored Monday

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back and deem the Nissan Leaf's 75-mile EPA-rated range a little too short for comfort. Not Steve Marsh, though... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S East-Coast Road Trip: Freeze In Slow Lane, Or Languish At Nissan Dealers?

After reading George Parrott's article yesterday about his effortless 1,200-mile West Coast road trip along Tesla's Supercharger Highway, I have only one thing to say... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Onsite service by Tesla Motor technicians on 2013 Tesla Model S, upstate NY [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Electric-Draw Vampire Slain, At Last

This started out as a feel-good article about another great experience I had with Tesla's extraordinary service program. But it morphed into a detective story that apparently... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Recalled For Transmission Issue

Got a 2013 or 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid? It may be one of the nearly 7,300 examples subject to a powertrain control module recall. Ford is recalling the vehicles to correct an... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Honda Civic EX-L

2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

Sometimes we get letters from readers asking for advice, or criticizing our reports on gas mileage. We're always happy to hear their experiences--but a bit of perspective is... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
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