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2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel Sedan: Fuel Economy Drive Review

For 2014, BMW offers diesel engines in its three sedan lines, and now we've spent a long weekend with the mid-size 5-Series sedan fitted with the fuel-efficient engine. Given the depth-of-winter test schedule, its xDrive all-wheel-drive system was very welcome--and almost a necessity for our... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S in Queens, NY, service center, awaiting delivery to buyer David Noland, Feb 2013

Life With Tesla Model S: Trying Out The Service Program

Tesla's announcement last month of its new service program sounded almost too good to be true. If anything went wrong with my 2013 Tesla Model S, promised CEO Elon Musk... read more June 12, 2013 by  17

2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla To Issue More Stock, Pay Off Energy Dept With Proceeds

Since Tesla issued its first-quarter financials last week, its stock has been on a tear. Not only did the company have its first profitable quarter ever, but the many... read more May 15, 2013 by  10

2013 Tesla Model S

Is Tesla About To Offer Battery-Pack Swapping For Model S?

Last week, one day after Consumer Reports called the Model S the best car it had tested since 2007, Tesla quietly announced that it will make the car a whole lot better. On... read more May 14, 2013 by  49

2014 Acura ILX

2014 Acura ILX Sport Sedan: More Features, Hybrid Later

For its second model year, Acura has added new features to the ILX compact sedan, which serves as its entry-level vehicle. The 2014 Acura ILX will go on sale tomorrow at... read more May 13, 2013 by  0

Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

Wow. Chalk up another huge accolade for the Tesla Model S electric car: Consumer Reports has awarded it 99 out of 100 points, and said it's the best car the magazine has... read more May 9, 2013 by  27

2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Makes Money On Model S: $35K Per Car Selling ZEV Credits?

Tomorrow at 5 pm Eastern, Tesla will hold what may be its most eagerly awaited conference call to date. The Silicon Valley startup automaker will discuss its first-quarter... read more May 7, 2013 by  16

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S 'Performance Plus' Package, Other Options, Added

The 2013 Tesla Model S electric car wouldn't be defined as a supercar--which is, more or less by custom, a two-seat sports car, not a large sedan. But to take the luxury... read more May 6, 2013 by  4

Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Tesla Hires New Engineering VP From Luxury Maker Aston Martin

While CEO Elon Musk is doing another tweet-hyped conference call today, Tesla has a lot going on in the background. Not only is it building and selling Model S electric... read more May 3, 2013 by  1

2013 Tesla Model S

How You Can Buy a 2013 Tesla Model S Now, With No Waiting

Good news for rich, impatient, picky Tesla Model S electric-car wannabes! If you're looking to buy right now--but can't abide a car sullied by a few thousand miles of... read more May 2, 2013 by  2

2013 Tesla Model S before DC-to-Boston road trip, Feb 2013 [photo: Aaron Schildkraut]

Tesla Tunes Up Model S Warranty, Loaner Cars, Service Plan

On Friday, Tesla held a media call to reveal another in the series of announcements touted in tweets by CEO Elon Musk. This time, the news covered enhancements to the... read more April 29, 2013 by  10

Tesla Model S

AWD Tesla Model S Coming Soon? (Warning: Pure Speculation)

With the delay of its Model X crossover until "late in 2014," it may look as if Tesla's product pipeline is running dry. But we suspect the Silicon Valley startup... read more April 19, 2013 by  8

Elon Musk

Will Tesla Try For Federal Rule Permitting Non-Dealer Stores?

Several thousand Tesla owners have now purchased their cars by ordering and paying for them online after visiting a Tesla Store showroom. No franchised dealers are involved... read more April 18, 2013 by  16

Tesla Model S cars parked on Santana Row, San Jose, CA, April 2013 [photo: Anton Wahlman]

Does Tesla Already Outsell Audi, BMW, Lexus & Mercedes-Benz?

The established German luxury brands--Mercedes-Benz and BMW--have sold cars in the U.S. for decades. So how could Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] possibly be beating them at their... read more April 17, 2013 by  23

2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan on delivery day, with owner David Noland

Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: Some Bikes Don't Fit

I've now had my 2013 Tesla Model S for six weeks since it was delivered in late February, and I'm getting used to living with it. I've recharged at the Supercharger network... read more April 10, 2013 by  21

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

Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: Range Penalty At Speed Is Lower Than Expected

I've been surprised and delighted by how efficiently my new 2013 Tesla Model S has been running at higher speeds. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] hammers home the message that high... read more April 8, 2013 by  17


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