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Custom Tesla Model X Thanks Company's Veterans, Model S Too

Custom Tesla Model X Thanks Company's Veterans, Model S Too

Seeing a Tesla Model X electric SUV on the roads at all is still a rare occurrence; seeing one in flat black is even rarer. That's because there's only one that looks like the Model X in these photos, snapped at a Supercharger site 10 days ago by our Tesla-owning author George Parrott. After... read more

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

Tesla Model 3 To Aim For 0.20 Drag Coefficient: Report

Tesla Motors is reportedly in the process of tweaking the design of its upcoming Model 3 electric car to lower its aerodynamic drag coefficient. The lowest possible wind... read more November 18, 2015 by 

Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory: UPDATED

Well, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a... read more November 17, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from... read more November 13, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. The CEO of... read more November 11, 2015 by 

Onsite service by Tesla Motor technicians on 2013 Tesla Model S, upstate NY [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Service Centers Get Crowded, Cost More

One of the coolest things about owning a Tesla Model S for almost three years now has been the service. When first revealed back in the spring of 2013—a few months... read more November 10, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

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... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Fourth Tesla Model X Said To Go To Google Founder Sergey Brin

Many Tesla supporters dismiss the company's continuing financial losses, claiming that Google could use its vast cash horde to rescue Tesla Motors, if need be. A biography of... read more November 5, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S P90D pulls away from P85D on California drag strip, Oct 2015  [video: Danilo Crudele]

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned... read more November 2, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will... read more October 30, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Sun Visor Design: Genius 'Delight' Or Overkill?

"I'm not sure anyone should have made this car," Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at a press conference just before the debut of the Model X crossover last month. That... read more October 29, 2015 by 

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added... read more October 29, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Extended Warranty, 'Tricky' Owners & More Updates

I've had my 2013 Tesla Model S for two and a half years now, and I've reported on the entire process, from ordering through delivery. After an update on my battery... read more October 28, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Model 3 Affordable Electric Car May Be Built In China Too, Eventually: Musk

Tesla Motors may build its upcoming Model 3 sedan in China to meet local demand, CEO Elon Musk says. The company currently imports all cars sold in China from the U.S., but... read more October 27, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Degradation Update

Last summer, I wrote in this space about an apparent loss of battery capacity in my 2013 Tesla Model S after a three-month Supercharging binge. I wondered whether, despite... read more October 26, 2015 by 


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