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Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are accessory items sold by Tesla online, but were manufactured by an outside supplier. They haven't been sold in six months, according... read more

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Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended"... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has always followed a different path than the rest of the automobile industry. Among the ways it has violated industry convention is ignoring... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Powerwall 2.0

Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more November 25, 2016 by


 
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Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

The combination of Tesla and SolarCity is already promoting its potential synergies, albeit in a location far away from the mainland United States. The island of Ta'u in... read more November 24, 2016 by


 
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Which electric car will history view as most important? Poll results

It wasn't even close. When we asked our Twitter followers which electric car they thought would be judged by history as most important thus far, it was a slam-dunk. Fully... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
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What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Like a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. He says he expects the company produce 500,000... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

What will Tesla Motors be in 2025? Poll results

Ah, Tesla Motors, source of hope, dreams, visions, contempt, dismissal, hilarity, frustration, and so much more. The Silicon Valley startup automaker, now in its ninth year... read more November 18, 2016 by


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

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla Model S P100D to get 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds via software update: Musk

Tesla Motors ignores the standard product-development cycles used by other automakers. Rather than waiting for conventional model years to unveil new features, the Silicon... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
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Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

The debate over U.S. energy policy took a dramatic turn last month when Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk squared off against the CEO top privately-owned U.S. coal producer Murray... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
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Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


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

Tesla to charge new buyers for Supercharging after Jan 1

A major perk for Tesla Model S and Model X owners has been free access to the carmaker's network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. But after January 1, new Tesla... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Should Tesla report monthly sales like other carmakers? Poll results

To those of us who cover the world of electric cars, Tesla's refusal to release its sales data in the conventional format is a continual irritant. Starting in June 2012, when... read more November 4, 2016 by


 

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