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

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 inconsistent, irritating, and miss the point (first-generation Chevy Volt marketing, ahem), or the auteur is so enamored of the car... read more

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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


 
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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


 
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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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Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D, May 2015   [photo: George Parrott]

Next top-level Tesla Model S to be P100D, says software hacker

Perhaps no car company today is as good at the extended tease as California electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Whether it's tweets from CEO Elon Musk, fervent fan speculation... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D in Ludicrous mode jumped at start of drag race  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S: From Insane to Ludicrous to slice 1/4-mile times (with video)

The original Tesla Model S P85D is quick, but it has now been superseded by the P90D, with its even more outrageous “Ludicrous” option. To lessen the sting for... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer

Tesla Model S Radio Flyer: Ludicrous Mode For Junior

Now there's a Tesla electric car for people that aren't even old enough to drive yet. Radio Flyer collaborated with Tesla to make a Model S for kids, and it could be the... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla factory screencap from SF Bay Area CBS video

Inside Tesla's Fremont Electric-Car Plant: How Model S, Model X Are Built (Video)

While the lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory" under construction in Nevada continues to get most of the attention, Tesla's existing assembly plant in Fremont, California... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
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How Tesla Techs Service Model S Electric Cars: Software Screens Revealed

Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] handles pretty much every step of the sales and service process differently. In addition to that, it’s also conceived its Model S and Model X... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model S "Summon"

Tesla Adds Safety Provisions To 'Summon' Self-Driving Feature

Tesla is deploying software modifications for its "Summon" autonomous-driving feature in response to criticism from Consumer Reports. After testing the system on its own... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X vs Tesla Model S drag race screencap

Tesla Model X Vs Tesla Model S: Ludicrous Drag-Strip Faceoff (Video)

We've seen plenty of videos of the Tesla Model S showing its taillights to other cars in drag racing--sometimes even embarrassing some expensive supercars. But how well can... read more February 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S 90D during Southern California test drive  [photo: David Noland]

Old Vs New: 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Compared To Original Version

In a week or so, my 2013 Tesla Model S, now fitted with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery, will wind up its third year of residence in my driveway. It just finished its third... read more February 12, 2016 by


 

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