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A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've had a number of colleagues at other outlets reach out to us with questions about the Silicon Valley carmaker. They all boil... read more

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2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla Motors' effect on the car industry is the subject of much analysis, but how is the carmaker affecting its home region of Silicon Valley? While most attention is focused... read more September 16, 2014 by 

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Needs More Office Space Too (It's Not Just The Gigafactory)

It wasn't so long ago--not quite four years, actually--that Tesla's new headquarters and office complex in the foothills of Palo Alto, California, seemed a big and audacious... read more August 4, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Important Not Only For Electric Cars But For Silicon Valley: Opinion

The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing. READ... read more July 21, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Want To Rent A Tesla Model S P85? It'll Cost You $900...A Day

Not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S, but what about renting one? It turns out that getting behind the wheel of this luxury electric car for just one day may be quite... read more May 7, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

From Apple To Tesla: Woz Follows The Trend, Buys Model S

The Tesla Model S has become quite the automotive celebrity, and now one Model S has a new celebrity owner. Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley luminary Steve Wozniak picked... read more November 1, 2013 by 

Abandoned Nissan Leaf electric car in Palo Alto, California, Oct 2013

SOLVED! Electric-Car Mystery: Doorless, Abandoned Nissan Leaf In Palo Alto

Most people in the U.S. have probably never seen a Nissan Leaf electric car. But Silicon Valley is different--it's crammed with plug-in electric cars, especially Teslas--and... read more October 28, 2013 by 

Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]

Tesla Model S Desk Greets Visitors At Draper University Hero City

The Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan is now close to ubiquitous on the streets of Silicon Valley. But you might not expect to see one walking into a building. Or at... read more October 13, 2013 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

Teslive Event In July To Bring 300 Tesla Owners Together In San Francisco Bay Area

Few automakers have built a buzz around their products like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. Like many other electric cars, Roadster and Model S owners and fans are a tight-knit... read more April 30, 2013 by  0

Tesla Model S parked in Menlo Park, California, March 2013 [photo: Eugene Lee]

Tesla Model S Update: 3,000th Electric Sedan Delivered In CA

In the last few weeks, it's almost become a cliche: drivers in Silicon Valley say they see as many Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the roads as they do Nissan Leafs... read more March 22, 2013 by  8

ChargePoint electric-car charging station at Nest Labs, Palo Alto, CA

Nest: Where One Electric-Car Charger Grew To Three

While we're nearing 100,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads, they're not evenly distributed--and the largest group of them is in California. This has led to occasional... read more March 16, 2013 by  5

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI test car running on Solazyme algae-derived diesel fuel

Diesel Fuel Derived From Algae Now Testing In 2 VW TDI Models

For a century, we've gotten almost all our gasoline and diesel fuel from petrochemicals. Now Silicon Valley startup Solazyme [NSDQ:SZYM] is testing diesel fuel derived from... read more March 8, 2013 by  27

2013 Tesla Model S

Ignore The NY Times; Does Tesla Model S Own Silicon Valley Already?

Yes, there's a big imbroglio going on right now over an article in The New York Times, followed by some tweets (1, 2, and 3) from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk contradicting it... read more February 12, 2013 by  25

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Discuss: Tesla's Elon Musk Is The New Steve Jobs (Merrill Analyst Says)

Will the auto industry change more in the next decade than it has in the past century? We think that's hyperbole. There will be big changes, including the arrival of electric... read more August 10, 2011 by  8

Carlos Ghosn

Renault-Nissan Gets Geeky, Sets Up Silicon Valley Research Center

Google’s head offices in Mountain View, California has just got some new neighbors, but unlike most of the other companies in the fabled silicon valley it isn’t a... read more June 20, 2011 by  0


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