Tesla Motors

Tesla Network ride-sharing service details to come next year?

Tesla Network ride-sharing service details to come next year?

In the updated "master plan" for Tesla Motors he released in July, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla plans to continue pursuing self-driving cars, as well as a company-managed sharing service. Musk described a scheme in which owners could rent out their autonomous Teslas as part of a ride-sharing... read more

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Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Does Tesla have plant, permits to build 500,000 electric cars a year?

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is due at dealers within a couple of months, and little is known about the next Nissan Leaf. That leaves the Tesla Model 3 as the biggest question mark... read more October 12, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's... read more October 10, 2016 by

Tesla Autopilot

CA to restrict use of term Autopilot: Tesla-owning pilot weighs in

A recent news item from California aimed directly at Tesla's Autopilot system has me musing on words, meanings, and life and death. Last week, that state's Department of... read more October 6, 2016 by

2016 Electric GT Championship Tesla Model S race car

Tesla Model S race car for Electric GT shown; Munter to drive in series (update)

Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. While the Formula E series currently... read more October 5, 2016 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla and China: why an obvious match isn't as simple as it seems

China is not just the world's largest overall new-car market, it's also now the largest market for plug-in electric cars. With its ambitious plan to build 500,000 electric... read more October 3, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That... read more October 3, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Does Tesla offer discounts, or not? Not on new cars, Musk says, notes 'corrective actions'

Since it first began taking online orders from customers, It has been Tesla's policy to not offer discounts on its brand-new cars. But as the company pushes to meet... read more September 30, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S P100D on the drag strip

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. A battery-pack capacity increase of 10 kilowatt hours over the previous 90D versions brings a... read more September 27, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 software to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software... read more September 26, 2016 by

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

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. It was the final decision in a process that kicked off... read more September 23, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get... read more September 22, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now... read more September 21, 2016 by

Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle... read more September 19, 2016 by

2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. For buyers, this may offer a more affordable... read more September 16, 2016 by

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

VA may deny Tesla a store license; dealers say they want to sell Teslas

Tesla Motors recently had another setback in its fight with Virginia's franchised car dealers over direct sales of its luxury electric cars. Over the past several months... read more September 15, 2016 by


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