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Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has been quite busy over the past few months. Among other accomplishments, the company released its long-awaited "Autopilot" autonomous-driving feature and other new automation capabilities via over-the-air software updates. These are building blocks to technology... read more

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

Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
Screenshot from Swedish "gasoline car test drive" video

When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. For some people, driving around in near silence and plugging in at... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drivetrains To Need Replacement In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

With almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
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Teen's Tesloop Shuttle Pays For His Tesla Model S Electric Car

When searching for a car, most teenage drivers operate on a limited budget--one often imposed by their parents or the limits of their own savings. But 16-year-old Haydn... read more December 1, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model X veterans recruitment vehicle  [photo: George Parrott]

Custom Tesla Model X Thanks Company's Veterans, Model S Too

Seeing a Tesla Model X electric SUV on the roads at all is still a rare occurrence; seeing one in flat black is even rarer. That's because there's only one that looks like... read more November 26, 2015 by


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

All 90,000 Tesla Model S Electric Cars Recalled For Seat-Belt Check

The news emerged late last week: Tesla Motors is recalling all 90,000-plus Model S electric cars it's built to check that their seat belts were properly connected. The recall... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Will Nissan Leaf Offer Autonomous Driving Just Like A Tesla?

With the IDS Concept that Nissan showed at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, the automaker hinted that Nissan may be readying a suite of autonomous technologies—and a... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P90D pulls away from P85D on California drag strip, Oct 2015  [video: Danilo Crudele]

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D... read more November 4, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Extended Warranty, 'Tricky' Owners & More Updates

I've had my 2013 Tesla Model S for two and a half years now, and I've reported on the entire process, from ordering through delivery. After an update on my battery... read more October 28, 2015 by


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

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. I wondered whether, despite... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S caught in landslide

Tesla Model S Saves Woman, Child In Landslide

Carmakers like to talk enthusiastically about good crash-test results, but they can seem somewhat abstract compared to real-world crash damage. A car protecting its occupants... read more October 25, 2015 by


 
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Tesla Reliability, Take Two: Are Newer Owners Less Tolerant?

Tesla's stellar reputation was somewhat tarnished earlier this week with the news that Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for the Model S. The magazine said... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the... read more October 22, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S: Too Many Problems To Recommend, Consumer Reports Says

Every honeymoon comes to an end sooner or later, and so it was with Consumer Reports and its former paramour, the Tesla Model S electric car. As part of its yearly... read more October 21, 2015 by


 

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