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What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his technical achievements. Tesla, a Serbian who was born in what's now Croatia, brought the world numerous innovations in electricity that, to this day... read more

January 19, 2018 by -
 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and Model S in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017

Tesla delivers 1,550 Model 3s in Q4; Models S, X over 100,000 in 2017

Tesla reported its fourth-quarter global deliveries on Wednesday, saying it delivered 1,550 Model 3 electric cars between October 1 and December 31 last year, but built 2,425... read more January 3, 2018 by


 
Zev Gitalis takes his 97-year-old grandfather for a ride in his Tesla Model S electric car [YouTube]

One Tesla Model S plus one 97-year-old grandfather: video magic

"I hear you got an electric car," says a 97-year-old man, looking every bit like a 97-year-old man, suspenders and all. "Is it outside?" The man behind the camera is Zev... read more January 1, 2018 by


 
Tesla Semi

If electric semi tractors are real, their running-cost advantage could be huge

Emotions play a big role in purchases of passenger vehicles, but fleet decisions are generally driven by numbers, spreadsheets, and the almighty dollar. And it's in the... read more December 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

All-wheel drive now standard on all Tesla Model S, Model X cars

Tesla now offers roughly the same percentage of its model lineup with standard all-wheel-drive configuration as famed AWD proponent Subaru. The Silicon Valley electric-car... read more December 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 with BMW i3 driver Tom Moloughney, Dec 2017  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Tesla Model 3: impressions of a BMW i3 driver (and reservation holder)

Getting an opportunity to road test and review a Tesla Model 3 electric car has thus far proved a very difficult task. Since the Model 3 launched in July, Tesla has only been... read more December 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla gives in, adds local charging ports on Chinese Model S, Model X electric cars

The national EV charging network in China is growing by leaps and bounds, but that expansion has not been as standardized as in the U.S. or Europe. According to an article in... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi; now UPS, Pepsi too (more updates)

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm at least several hundred reservations for Tesla's new... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
Tesla-powered EPower Racing Cobra

Tesla motor, Shelby Cobra body, Kia battery: watch electric Cobra stun a race crowd

In 1962, a 39-year-old Carroll Shelby stuffed a Ford V-8 into an AC Ace to create one of the most sought after performance cars ever made, the AC Cobra. Some 50 years later... read more December 17, 2017 by


 
First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

Could Tennessee top Michigan in U.S. electric-car production (if not California)?

Today, battery-electric cars are built in volume at only three locations across the entire United States. Tesla builds its three different electric models in Fremont... read more December 15, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

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 December 11, 2017 by


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

Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

How many Model 3s will Tesla deliver by Dec 31? Twitter poll results, again

What a difference a few months makes. In June, one month before the delivery of the first 30 Tesla Model 3, we polled our Twitter followers on how many of the lower-priced... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, Roadster battery claims prove puzzling: beyond current knowledge?

Since Tesla’s reveal of its new Semi and Roadster models, many technical analysts have been left scratching their collective heads. How can Tesla promise performance... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car online configurator

Configuring a Tesla Model 3: buyer walks through the process with us

Very few of the 455,000 people who put down $1,000 to reserve a place in line for the Tesla Model 3 electric car have received the opportunity yet to configure their cars... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Heavy Industries' 50-megawatt ESS

Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his... read more December 4, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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