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Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off. This morning, it announced that its 100th Supercharger site is now open, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey--east of the state... read more

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Tesla Model S added battery shield - half-tube, black titanium plate, T-section, from front to rear

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, I called my local Tesla... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

Want A Tesla Model S Convertible? Newport Engineering Says It'll Build You One

In theory, convertibles are the perfect way to enjoy electric motoring. What better way to experience your zero-emissions car than with the roof down--enjoying the silence... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker...Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
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Had To Happen: Hacking Into A Tesla Model S Electric Car

"Jailbreaking" used to mean... well, breaking out of jail. In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software codes to take greater control... read more April 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Sets Record For Single-Month Sales In Norway

In the last few years of electric car sales, the only records cars have been breaking are their own. Nissan, for example, has just had its best March ever for Leaf sales. And... read more April 4, 2014 by 


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

What Are Tesla Model S Drivers Browsing In Their Connected Cars?

One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 3G 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser. But have you ever wondered... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
Technician secures cover on ithium-ion battery pack at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

It's baaaaaaaaaaaack. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced yesterday that the DoE had revised and updated its Advanced-Technology Vehicle Manufacturing... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla Electric Cars Don't Make Engine Noises

If you watched 60 Minutes on Sunday night--perhaps wondering whether the show would target the Tesla Model S electric car--you may have been relieved. The segment, "Fast Cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

It looks like Tesla Motors' brief firefight is now over. Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire... read more March 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S To Get Titanium Battery Shield, Plus Deflectors: BREAKING

Tesla Motors announced this morning that it will fit three new underbody components to all Model S electric cars to add further protection against impacts from road debris... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

2015 Tesla Model X Crossover Reservations: 13,000, Maybe

For an electric sedan priced above the reach of many people, sales of the Tesla Model S have been rather impressive so far. That relative popularity should also carry over to... read more March 27, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: UPDATE On Pedal Placement Problem

Two days ago, I described in this article a frightening incident in my Tesla Model S. Approaching a downhill intersection, I inadvertently stepped on both the brake and... read more March 26, 2014 by 


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

Good News For Tesla: AZ Bill Would Legalize Direct Sales As State Angles For Gigafactory

When the possibility of new jobs clashes with the desires of powerful campaign contributors, sometimes jobs can take priority. That may be what's happening in Arizona, where... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Yosemite National Park, CA, Feb 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

Will National Parks Become A Black Hole For Electric-Car Visitors?

Thousands of Tesla Model S electric-car owners are now likely planning their summer road trips, enabled by a fast-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Unpretentious Guide To Electric Vehicles coloring book

Electric-Car Coloring Book By Irked Tesla Employee Explains It All For You

As any electric car owner will know, there are still some surprising misconceptions about electric cars out there. One Tesla employee, annoyed at being asked the same... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
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