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Tesla Model S Electric Car: Changes From 2012 Through 2015 (UPDATED)

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Changes From 2012 Through 2015 (UPDATED)

Tesla Motors only reveals its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built up to 90,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sport sedan. The company also doesn't group its changes and updates into model years, but makes running changes in the cars whenever the updates are tested... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Valet Mode Hides Away All The Fun

As arguably the coolest, most cutting-edge car in the world, the Tesla Model S electric car attracts a lot of curiosity and envy from other drivers. What self-respecting car... read more April 30, 2015 by 

2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: How A Software Update Worked

One of the many cutting-edge features of my new 2013 Tesla Model S is the ability to download software updates over its cellular connection. With its touch-screen controls... read more April 9, 2013 by  10

2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

Official: 2012 Tesla Model S To Be Given Creep Option

To creep or not to creep? That is the question. As many hardened electric car fans will tell you, unlike gasoline cars with automatic gearboxes, not all electric cars move... read more September 11, 2012 by  24

2011 Nissan Leaf Carwings

2012 Nissan Leaf Gets Better At Predicting Range, Charging Needs

How far can your electric car travel before you need a recharge? For most electric car owners, that question is answered with a mixture of (usually inaccurate) on-board... read more July 2, 2012 by  8

2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Instrument Cluster

Updated Nissan Leaf “Guess-O-Meter” To Help Cut Range Anxiety?

Ever since Nissan launched its Leaf electric hatchback in late 2010, owners around the world have struggled with its on-board Carwings telematics system. Responsible for... read more April 9, 2012 by  2

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update

Nissan Leaf Software Update: Here’s What’s Different

A little over a week ago, we told you that Nissan had announced a complementary voluntary service campaign for all 2011/12 Nissan Leafs. With Nissan strongly encouraging... read more February 22, 2012 by  3

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update

Nissan Announces Voluntary Service Campaign For 2011/12 Leaf

Nissan North America has announced its second voluntary service campaign for the all-electric Leaf since it went on sale in December 2010. Offered for free to all existing... read more February 13, 2012 by  10

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update

5 Reasons Why You’ll Want the 2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update

Recalls, whether mandated by law or entered into voluntarily by an automaker are part of modern day car buying. Often car owners ignore the advice of the automaker for... read more May 12, 2011 by  5

2011 Nissan Leaf at dealership after software upgrade, May 2011, photo by George Parrott

2011 Nissan Leaf Software Update: Easy, But Slow (4 Hours?)

Nissan's new electric car, the 2011 Leaf, is rolling out slowly. Recently, it came to light that early-delivery vehicles are failing to start after the air conditioning has... read more May 4, 2011 by  3


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