2013 Tesla Model S

  • The digital instrument display from the Audi R8 e-tron

    Audi’s R8 e-tron is set to impress attendees of the upcoming Paris Auto Show with its electronics, such as the previously heralded digital rear view mirror. From what we can see in a newly-released video, recently filmed at a German technology event, the R8 e-tron will debut with a cutting-edge, all-electronic LCD dash display, as well as a large touchscreen infotainment display on the center console. We’d say we’ve never seen seen such innovation before, except that we have - in the Tesla Model S sedan. In fact, before the Tesla, the range-topping Jaguar XJ sedan debuted...

  • L.A. to Las Vegas In Tesla Model S (MotorTrend)
    2012 Tesla Model S Drives From L.A. To Las Vegas On A Single Charge

    The MotorTrend editorial team must have spent more time behind the wheel of the 2012 Tesla Model S than any other automotive journalists to date. Not only did MotorTrend get to borrow the personal 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Sport belonging to Tesla CEO Elon Musk for a few days to test the...

  • Tesla Model S Inside Line
    2012 Tesla Model S: Yes, It Really Does Perform That Well

    The 2012 Tesla Model S is the most anticipated all-electric car of 2012, but it is also the most enigmatic. That’s because even though it launched back in late June, access to -- and time behind the wheel of -- the Model S has been strictly controlled by Tesla. Our own 1-hour test-drive...

  • Tesla Store  -  Portland OR
    Tesla Dodges Traditional Dealerships—And Questions Remain

    Tesla Motors [NSDW: TSLA], by nearly all accounts, is an automaker that’s doing things differently. It’s based in Silicon Valley, not Detroit. And it’s transitioning from making a very modest number of Tesla Roadster models to, it plans, tens of thousands of all-electric Model S...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012
    Tesla Buoyant After 2012 Model S Launch, Despite Losses

    After nothing to sell for nearly six months, an age of anticipation, media hype and short, chaperoned rides, Tesla began official deliveries of its all-electric 2012 Model S sedan just over a month ago. So its hardly surprising that the fledgling car company has just posted net losses of $105.6...

  • Tesla Store  -  Portland OR
    Tesla Opens Portland Store, Passes A Million Visitors So Far In 2012

    By the sales numbers—even if you consider the 20,000 Model S sedans (which Green Car Reports drove this week, with a first drive review and video post) the company hopes to sell annually—Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] is a small niche automaker. But based on what the upstart electric...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Signature

    Normally, when a new car launches, it takes a few weeks before owners start posting their own thoughts and ownership experiences online. But although official deliveries of the 2012 Tesla Model S Sedan started less than a week ago, it hasn’t taken long for Model S owners to evangelize online about their new cars. Take Model S recipient and venture capitalist Konstatin Othmer, who posted a video yesterday listing the 10 things he loves the best about his new $97,900 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Performance Sedan. The resulting YouTube video, as you might expect, has the feel of a nicely...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    2012 Tesla Model S Factory Secret: Bargain Price, Ikea Furniture

    If you ever studied business at school or college, one of the first things you probably learned is about profit and loss. In order to maximize your profits--and avoid making a loss--your aim is to maximize revenue while minimizing costs. Someone at Tesla Motors was paying attention in class, as its...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011
    Buying A 2012 Tesla Model S? Think Before Ordering The Battery Pack

    At the end of 2011, Tesla released its final specification, options and price list for the 2012 Model S sedan. Depending on the choice of battery pack, the 2012 Tesla Model S should travel 160, 230, or 300 miles per charge. For Tesla Model S owners who have purchased cars with the 230 or 300-mile...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011
    Tesla Confirms Rapid-Charging Corridor Between LA And SF

    The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan isn’t due to roll off the production lines for another 8 months, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants the world to know that the Californian-based automaker is already putting plans in place to ensure that Model S owners won't be running out of charge...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    Just Build It Already! 5 Green Cars We're Still Waiting For

    The concept car has a lot to answer for. They appear at motor shows around the world to preview what we can expect from future models, but invariably the production model ends up about half as interesting to look at and without most of the technology, thanks to cost constraints. Even worse though...

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