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

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 Tuesday, Musk announced that Tesla [NYSE: TSLA] would acquire SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest residential and... read more

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Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Tesla Model S suspensions, NHTSA, NDAs: what you need to know (further update)

A post on a small auto-industry blog that accused startup carmaker Tesla Motors of concealing potentially hazardous suspension breakages blew up into a major media... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla adds two Model S 60 versions starting at $66K, still 200 miles or more

The Tesla Model S electric car has been offered in several versions over its five model years to date, with faster and longer-range variants getting the most attention. Today... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
Simulation of Tesla Model S as a police cruiser

Tesla pursuing police cruiser market with Model S: report

As one of the handful of electric cars that is widely available worldwide, the Tesla Model S has taken on many roles since its 2012 launch. Various taxi services use it, and... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S also gets new 75-kWh battery option

The 2016 Tesla Model S electric car will soon offer the 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that debuted recently on the Model X crossover. The addition was supposed to be... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Frame from "Tesla—Not a Dream" unofficial commercial video, 2016, directed by Freise Brothers

Tesla fan commercial: electric car rescue from post-apocalyptic landscape

When fans of a particular electric car start creating their own unofficial commercials for the car, it usually means one of two things. Either the existing ads are... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D now rated at 303 miles highway range

If 200-mile electric cars are the new black, then what does that make 300-mile electric cars? With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EV less than a year away, and 400,000... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Model S, Model X owners get offer for free month of Autopilot

Every Tesla electric car built since late 2014 has the necessary hardware for Tesla's "Autopilot" suite of semi-autonomous driving features. But not every customer opts to... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Which electric cars offer different battery options, ranges?

It's a fairly common practice for internal-combustion cars to be offered with multiple engine and transmission options. But it is far rarer for electric cars to be offered... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

All-wheel-drive Tesla electric cars rated more efficient, but how?

One of the myriad advantages of electric propulsion, we’re told, is the efficiency of all-wheel drive. The AWD versions of the Tesla Model S, for example, are rated as... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options, $1,500 price increase (updated)

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S: better electric stretch limo than Nissan Leaf?

On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators. It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Watch the Tesla Model S P90D race a Boeing

We already know Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S P90D is a quick car. In fact with a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds it’s currently the quickest four-door car in... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S fire at Supercharger station, Brokelandsheia, Norway, Jan 2016  [frame from VG TV]

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

The topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S electric-car racing series to launch next year

Some car fans don't connect with racing series because their purpose-built, open-wheel race cars bear no resemblance to anything they see on the street. And perhaps the same... read more March 10, 2016 by


 

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