Tesla Model S News

Tesla Model S regains Consumer Reports' love while the Model X flounders
Tesla Model S regains Consumer Reports' love while the Model X flounders

We can all sleep a little easier tonight: Tesla and Consumer Reports have kissed and made up. The relationship between the ratings magazine and the electric car company led by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk hit a rough patch in April, following Tesla's decision in the fall of 2016 to disable...Read More»

Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, Spring 2017   [frame from IIHS video]
Tesla responds bitterly to subpar IIHS crash-test results for "safest cars in history"

After the IIHS said the Tesla Model S electric car didn't perform as well as some other large four-door sedans in its crash-testing, the California-based automaker didn't mince words. Tesla issued a statement to Business Insider slamming the IIHS and stating that the federal government-funded...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla drops base Model S 60, 60D from lineup

When it comes to electronics, obsolesce arrives quickly. Such is the case with the Tesla Model S, which is about to see its lineup pared from four to three battery configurations. Tesla is quietly discontinuing the Model S 60 and 60D from its range. Frugal buyers looking for a Tesla under $75,000...Read More»

Tesla Model S P100D
Tesla Model S P100D gets 0.1 second faster with software update

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer created a makeup gun "for women who only have four-fifths of a second to get ready"? Well, if you're that pressed for time, Tesla's new software update will be an absolute godsend. Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told eager electric-car fans...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America

How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision polls thousands of Americans about their recently purchased cars. Over the past decade...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

Tesla Model S P100D
Tesla Model S can now do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, Model X in 2.9 seconds

If you're the sort of person who's chronically late, Tesla has some amazing news. The automaker has unveiled a 100 kWh battery pack that could really speed up your morning commute--if it weren't for all the stop-and-go traffic, that is. The new battery is being offered on performance models of the...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model X
Tesla misses targets, cuts prices, testifies to Congress, keeps Autopilot: is this the masterplan?

If you're a regular reader of this site, you're probably familiar with our news roundups for the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Now, it seems we need a roundup for Tesla, too, given the recent flood of stories about the boldest electric-car company on the block...Read More»

Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat
3 issues could determine who's at fault in Tesla's fatal crash

It's a question that's been on our mind for years: when autonomous cars collide, who's at fault? Sadly, the question is no longer hypothetical, but very, very real following the death of a driver using Tesla's Autopilot self-driving system in his 2015 Model S. Less than a year ago, several...Read More»

Porsche Mission E concept electric car
Porsche engineer: Tesla's 'Ludicrous' mode is 'a facade'

Volkswagen's commitment to electric cars might be iffy, but according to Automobile, at least one engineer at its Porsche subsidiary is in it to win it--and by "it", we mean the electrification game. The anonymous engineer isn't working on Porsche's Mission E battery electric vehicle but is clearly...Read More»

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
Under pressure, Tesla updates its 'Goodwill Agreement'

On Friday, the auto world once again turned its attention to Tesla Motors and its outspoken CEO, Elon Musk. This time, however, we weren't waiting for an unveiling or news of a new battery, but watching a confrontation between Tesla and an unspecified number of Model S owners, with the National...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S investigated for suspension problems (and Tesla isn't happy about it)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating complaints about suspension problems on the Tesla Model S. The agency is also looking into reports that Tesla Motors asked owners to sign "Goodwill Agreements" that prevent them from speaking with federal regulators...Read More»

Tesla's 'Summon' feature (from the 'Revolutionize You Commute' video)
Tesla Model S owner claims car crashed in self-driving 'Summon' mode; Tesla denies report

In Utah, the owner of a Tesla Model S says that his semi-autonomous car crashed into the back of a trailer while he thought it was parked. Tesla Motors isn't so sure that's what happened. The owner, Jared Overton, says that he'd parked the vehicle and stepped inside a shop to run an errand. When he...Read More»

Tesla Model S for kids by Radio Flyer
Tesla Model S By Radio Flyer: No Driver's License Required

Over the past decade, we've seen study after study showing that younger consumers just aren't that interested in vehicle ownership. But those studies never included the Tesla Model S for kids, designed by Radio Flyer. ALSO SEE: BMW i8 Vs. Tesla Model S: Compare Cars The pint-sized electric car...Read More»

2015 Tesla Model S 4-door Sedan AWD 85D Angular Front Exterior View
Tesla Model S Vs. Porsche Panamera: Compare Cars

In the rarified world of high-dollar, luxury sport sedans, two of the very hottest options are the Porsche Panamera and the Tesla Model S. For those with a bent toward supercar-like performance, each offers blinding speed in a luxurious four-door cocoon. The Tesla Model S was the first sedan from...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S Slips In Annual Reliability Survey, Audi Gains

The Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S has dropped to below-average reliability levels and thus lost the organization's Recommended rating, according to the latest Consumer Reports Annual Reliability Survey results, released today. To some who’ve followed the headlines for the Model S, that may...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update
Tesla Model S, Model X Go ‘No Hands’ With Autosteer Software Update

Cars that function autonomously—that truly drive themselves—remain some years away; yet today, Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] released several key technologies that are essential building-block technologies for getting there. With its latest software upgrade, called version 7.0, Tesla has...Read More»

Larte Enigma body kit for Tesla Model S
Tesla Hits Reverse In Virginia: Referrals Aren't As Legal As Everyone Thought

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Tesla's new incentive plan, which promises current Tesla owners $1,000 in services or goodies if they convince their friends to buy a Tesla Model S before October 31 (at a $1,000 discount, no less). Turns out, the company is having to roll back that program...Read More»

2015 Tesla Model S
Get $1,000 If You Convince A Friend To Buy A Tesla Model S (Note: You Have To Own A Tesla, Too)

Across much of America, temperatures are soaring, but within a few weeks, the mercury will begin to fall. As it does, dealerships will begin making room for 2016 models and closely eyeing their yearly sales goals. That often results in good deals for shoppers, but according to Auto News, Tesla is...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.