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

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 Motors service center almost immediately. It seemed like a no-brainer. The titanium shield and two aluminum deflector plates... read more

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Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Faces Skepticism From Panasonic, Analysts

Elon Musk, CEO of startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors, is no doubt used to skepticism. Now he faces new doubts over the company's plans for a massive "gigafactory"... 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 


 
Tesla Model X sketch

Replace Side Mirrors With Video Cameras? Tesla, Carmaker Group Ask Feds For OK

Using cameras for side mirrors isn't a new concept--manufacturers have been fitting them to concept vehicles for decades. But when it comes to road use, laws all around the... read more April 1, 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 


 
Tesla Model X  -  Official Debut, Los Angeles, February 2012

Tesla Model X Was Tougher To Design Than Model S, Musk Says

If the Roadster was Tesla's early gigging days and the Model S the debut release from a hot new band, the Model X crossover could be considered Tesla's 'difficult second... read more March 28, 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 Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions. The whole industry, pushed hard... read more March 25, 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 


 
Image tweeted (and then removed) by @NissanLeaf Twitter account, March 2014

Nissan Tweets, Then Deletes, Electric-Car Sales Slap At Tesla

Oh, Nissan, you just shouldn't have gone there. As captured by Autoblog Green writer Domenick Yoney last Friday, the @NissanLeaf Twitter account posted the following message... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per... read more March 18, 2014 by 


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

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

Another battle in Tesla Motors' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. The latest state to oppose Tesla's direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,000 Miles Later

Well, it's now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery. After almost four years of waiting, those first days... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric-car charging stations at Target in Fremont, CA [photo by Jack Brown]

The CA City You've Never Heard Of That's An Electric-Car Epicenter

California loves electric cars. its residents have embraced plug-in cars them like no one anywhere else in the United States. While better-known Bay Area cities like San... read more March 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Announces European Expansion Plans At Geneva Show

Selling cars is one thing, but taking care of your new customers is another. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors revealed the next phase of its European expansion... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
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