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Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them. Since the Model S launched in 2012, multiple quality issues have been documented by both owners and media outlets like Consumer Reports. The Model X debuted with a... read more

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Engineering Explained talks about how the Tesla Model S can do the 0-60 run in 2.28 seconds

Video explains how Tesla Model S P100D takes just 2.28 seconds to hit 60 mph

The Tesla Model S, now into its sixth model year, just keeps getting quicker. When Tesla introduced the current P100D version, it quoted a 0-to-60-mph time of 2.5 seconds... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
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Tesla updates maintenance plans; higher fees now include hardware updates

Electric cars may require significantly less maintenance than internal-combustion cars, but even they will break down eventually. So the Silicon Valley automaker offers... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Nikola Tesla drives a Tesla Model S in fan-made video

Nikola Tesla drives Tesla Model S: amateur fan video imagines

As an auto company that exclusively produces electric cars, Tesla Motors has a very appropriate name. It is, of course, named after Nikola Tesla, a famed engineer who... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
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BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+. Funded by the insurance... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
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New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery... read more January 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model X vs Tesla Model S drag race screencap

Tesla reverses recent limit on lifetime full-speed launches (updated)

Tesla uses over-the-air software updates to quickly add new features to its electric cars, or to correct problems without the need for customers to bring their cars to... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Regenerative braking recovers energy normally lost as friction heat, as it does when the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
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Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

As well as software updates to add back Autopilot functionality in its latest cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted on Twitter at an update to improve performance even... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
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Tesla upgrades Autopilot for 1,000 'Hardware 2' cars to test

Tesla Motors is now beginning to roll out upgraded software to accompany the more complex suite of sensors known as "Hardware 2" that launched in October. All Model S and... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Now, a $500 electric Tesla: it's a holiday gift for your kids (video)

With the holiday season in full swing, here's a gift idea that will indoctrinate tomorrow's potential electric-car buyers at a young age. It's a miniature Tesla Model S... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Norwegian Tesla owners, company settle out of court over performance claims

Norway is widely acknowledged as one of the world's friendliest places for electric cars. A combination of aggressive incentives, public interest, and short average commuting... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
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Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are... read more December 7, 2016 by


 

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