Tesla Motors

 
Tesla to build electric-car factory in Chinese free-trade zone: report

Tesla to build electric-car factory in Chinese free-trade zone: report

China is the world's largest car market, and the country plans to phase out sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in the future. Tesla makes and sells only electric cars, and it aspires to become a volume automaker, meaning China is key to its future. The Chinese government effectively... read more

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2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Shiva]

How Tesla Model S alters car ownership: a buyer's one-year notes

In late July, we published an article describing one electric-car driver's experience in adding solar panels to his home to help with charging his family's five electric... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Frame from delivery video for "first 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Texas"

Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Life with Tesla Model S: assessing my new 100D vs old 2013 electric car

About two years ago, under the influence of an eager Tesla representative, I briefly considered trading in my trusty 2013 Tesla Model S 85 for a new Model S 90D. But after a... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: 'system safeguards lacking,' says NTSB

The Florida crash that killed the driver of a Tesla Model S while that car was operating under Autopilot software reverberated far and wide in global media. While human... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Latest Tesla referral programs draw new CA dealer lobby complaint

Tesla has once again ruffled the feathers of the California New Car Dealers Association with a new round of referral programs. The Silicon Valley automaker has used referral... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla

The well-established Cummins company chose an appropriate time to reveal its all-electric semi tractor concept: just before Tesla prepares to reveal its own electric semi... read more September 1, 2017 by


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

Tesla wins Michigan court fight to get e-mails by lobbyist, lawmaker

As a Tesla lawsuit over the state of Michigan's dealership franchise law grinds on, the Silicon Valley automaker scored a recent legal victory. A federal magistrate has... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
Tesla charging port in the United Kingdom

How Teslas charge in US and UK: similarities and differences

It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. In... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla semi reportedly has 200 to 300 miles of range

Tesla's first foray into the commercial vehicle sector—an all-electric semi truck—is expected to debut next month, but specifics surrounding the electric-car... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

What car is closest Tesla Model 3 competitor? Poll results

Much of the electric-car world is waiting to see how quickly production of the Tesla Model 3 will ramp up over the balance of this year. Will it reach the remarkable level of... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past... read more August 18, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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