Tesla Motors

 
Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet notice, and carries on. Yesterday's announcement that Tesla's two current models will be offered in new, longer-range 100D... read more

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Tesla store under construction, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco [photo: BlueStarE3 on Tesla Motors Club]

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

California is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a... read more August 15, 2016 by


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

Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of... read more August 12, 2016 by


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

Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Tesla still isn't allowed to sell its electric cars in Michigan, owing to a ban on direct sales signed two years ago. All carmakers in the state must sell new cars solely... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory energy: no solar panels yet, but no natural gas at all

Tesla has officially opened its lithium-ion battery cell "gigafactory," but the company still has substantial work to do. It must ramp up cell production in order to help... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

When it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. But as it has in so many... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Now there will be a Tesla 'SpaceBus' too, Musk says

In his recently-released "Master Plan Part Deux" for Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk specifically mentioned a handful of new products. They included a semi truck and an... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory tour photo gallery: one engineer's report

Last Friday, Tesla Motors opened the doors of its battery "gigafactory" outside Reno, Nevada, to an invited group of Tesla owners. They toured the plant and heard... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Cheaper leases on Tesla electric cars to run through Sept 30

Tesla Motors has made an indelible mark on the global auto industry, launching the first volume electric cars with few if any compromises in design, performance, or features... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot system

Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

The ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the public. Now, it's also cost the... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb case study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make... read more July 28, 2016 by


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

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

When to use Tesla's Autopilot system, and when not to use it

A fatal May 7 crash now under investigation by the NHTSA has generated plenty of discussion about the capabilities and limitations of Tesla's Autopilot system. Since... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Reactions to Tesla Motors' master plan are mixed

Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk issued an updated version of the "master plan" whose first edition he wrote way back in 2006. It included proposals for everything from... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot system

Tesla working on changes to Autopilot driver-assistance software

In the wake of a May fatal crash in which a Model S operating on Autopilot collided with a semi trailer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said he will not disable the system... read more July 22, 2016 by


 

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