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Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. last year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better. Part of that is due to product cadence: the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, two of the top-selling cars in previous years, are now relatively old... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. For buyers, this may offer a more affordable... read more September 16, 2016 by

Tesla Model S P100D

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While... read more September 12, 2016 by

Modified Tesla Model S owned by Will.i.am.

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or... read more September 7, 2016 by

Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway  [photo: Robert & Robin]

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers

When modern electric cars first appeared in large numbers about five years ago, long road trips were often an adventure. The relatively sparse network of public charging... read more August 29, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet... read more August 24, 2016 by

Tesla Model S P100D

The Tesla Model S P100D really, seriously goes over 300 miles this time

The first time may have been a Pyrrhic victory. In April, an updated 90D emerged with a kinda, sorta 300-mile range and a new face. Tuesday, Tesla announced that a new... read more August 23, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, EU site shows

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has had a dizzying array of battery offerings over its four-year life, and the Model X has had quite a few over less than a year. Now... read more August 15, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Cheaper leases on Tesla electric cars to run through Sept 30

Tesla Motors has made an indelible mark on the global auto industry, launching the first volume electric cars with few if any compromises in design, performance, or features... read more August 1, 2016 by

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla cancels guaranteed-price buyback program for electric cars

As of July 1, Tesla no longer offers its guaranteed buyback program for electric cars. The program was launched in 2013 to help reassure consumers buying the then-new Model S... read more July 19, 2016 by

Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S Autopilot crash that killed driver: UPDATED

The NHTSA said it would open an investigation into a fatal May 7 crash in which a Tesla Model S running under Autopilot control hit a semi and passed under its trailer. The... read more July 1, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S vs original: how do they compare in value?

I’ve owned my 2013 Tesla Model S for more than three years, and put 66,000 miles on it now. It still runs great, and it makes me happy every time I drive it. I plan to... read more July 1, 2016 by

Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Want a solar panel with your electric car? Tesla bets you do in SolarCity bid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is betting that electric car buyers want home solar panels in addition to batteries. In fact, he’s betting nearly $3 billion on the idea. On... read more June 22, 2016 by

2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

The 12 most influential green cars in history

The automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment. The world's major car... read more June 21, 2016 by

Updated Tesla Model S conversion kit from Unplugged Performance

Tesla Model S body upgrade kit makes older cars look like new 2016s

The Tesla Model S recently received its first styling update since going on sale four years ago. The most visible change is a new, smoother front-fascia design that dispenses... read more June 21, 2016 by

Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Tesla Model S can float, for short periods: Musk (video)

It's a grainy, jittery 44-second mobile-phone video, with the Blue Danube Waltz in the background. And it's suddenly relevant because that master of publicity, Tesla Motors... read more June 20, 2016 by


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