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Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car's front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Owners Love Their Cars The Most Of Any Owners

It's no secret that many owners of the Tesla Model S love their cars--to the point of becoming evangelists for the brand, and sometimes for electric cars in general. But if... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Tesla Navigation Update Echoes Better Place System Of 3 Years Ago

It was another typically hyperbolic statement from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. A simple tweet on a Sunday afternoon claimed that Tesla was “About to end range anxiety... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

Ah, satire. From Jonathan Swift's "modest proposal" to MAD Magazine in the formative years of many pre-teen boys, it serves as a bracing reminder of the absurdity of life... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How To Drive A Tesla Model S Electric Car Free For 18 Months

The low cost of electricity compared to gasoline or diesel means driving an electric car typically comes with significant savings per mile, even if not necessarily in... read more March 24, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015  [Twitter: ModelXnews]

Tesla Model X: Video, Spy Shots Of Prototype Testing On CA Roads

The Tesla Model X should be arriving in buyers' driveways within six months, if the company keeps to its latest schedule and starts delivering the all-electric SUV in the... read more March 23, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Elon Musk: Tesla Model S 'Ends Range Anxiety' With Smart Navigation, Trip Planner

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us Model S owners with a tweet promising to “end range anxiety.” In a press conference this morning, Musk revealed... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

UPDATE: First Tesla Model S Convertible (Video) Went Up For Sale On eBay

Electric-car buyers who want to feel the wind in their hair don't have many choices. Aside from the 2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive--and the now-discontinued Tesla... read more March 19, 2015 by 


 
Dream Drives for Kids And Tesla Motors Event

Kids React To Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode Launch: Video Shows How Fast It Is

If you haven't heard of the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model S P85D--and you're reading about green cars--you may not have been paying attention. Tesla Motors claims... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Double-Pedal Behavior Still Inconsistent: A Safety Plea To Elon Musk

Last summer, I wrote an article patting Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the back for being so responsive to Model S electric-car owners. Of whom I am one. But in 2015? Not so... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S charging from public electric network, Sichuan Province, China [photo: Car News China]

Charging A Tesla In China: One Owner's Creative, Dangerous Hookup

It has not been easy going in China thus far for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Among the many challenges of selling its cars in that country are a lack of public-charging... read more March 13, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors battery-swapping station at Harris Ranch, California, Dec 2014  [photo: Teslarati.com]

Tesla Battery Swapping: Useful Service Or Minimal Effort For Extra Income?

Tesla Motors has been opening its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations at a dizzying pace lately, with 175 U.S. sites operating, and almost two dozen more either in... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Tesla Supercharger Network Growth Surges Over Last 14 Months

One of the main advantages of the Tesla Model S is its relative freedom from “range anxiety,” at least in the 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack of the higher-end... read more March 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 8-10

After seven days of traveling cross-country in my Tesla Model S electric car--including routes without Supercharger DC fast-charging sites--I had made it as far as Texas. The... read more March 6, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S charging en route during New York to California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 4-7

A cross-country road trip in a Tesla Model S electric car requires a fair amount of forward planning and contingency research. Still, I made it from New York's cold, snowy... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 

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