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Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to show Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computers—universally known as "Woz." He's a big electric car fan, and had... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Why did Tesla take capabilities out of latest Model S + Model X?

Automakers rarely "de-content" their cars, much less take away some of the very features that provide sizzle and PR value. But Tesla's new and more advanced "Hardware 2"... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D

Tesla Model S P100D to get 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds via software update: Musk

Tesla Motors ignores the standard product-development cycles used by other automakers. Rather than waiting for conventional model years to unveil new features, the Silicon... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times. Enthusiast... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

The Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. last year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better. Part of that is due to... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S Electric GT 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


 
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 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


 
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 Model S P100D

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Modified Tesla Model S owned by Will.i.am.

This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

When it comes to modifying cars, the sky's the limit. Given enough cash, car modifiers will go to extraordinary lengths to improve the performance of stock vehicles, or... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway  [photo: Robert & Robin]

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers

When modern electric cars first appeared in large numbers about five years ago, long road trips were often an adventure. The relatively sparse network of public charging... read more August 29, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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