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Tesla To Introduce Auto-Steering Soon—Not Autonomous Driving
Tesla To Introduce Auto-Steering Soon—Not Autonomous Driving

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that in the next several months, the company will enable technology in its Model S all-electric sedan that may allow you to take your hands off the wheel in some instances. But it won’t be, as has now been widely (and perhaps erroneously) reported, an...Read More»

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Promises 'To End Range Anxiety' This Thursday -- With A Software Update

Yesterday morning, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out this tantalizing tweet: Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety ... via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2015 What could that possibly mean? How could an...Read More»

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Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla Motors' January sales stats are any indication. According to numerous reports, Tesla's poor performance in China has made CEO Elon...Read More»

Shift, a car-sharing alternative
Shift Is Like A Zipcar That Delivers Bikes & Tesla Model S Sedans

Have you ever thought to yourself, "You know, I'd consider joining Zipcar, but sometimes, all I need is a bike"? Or maybe, "I love the idea of car-sharing, but I only dig electric cars"? Shift may be just what you're looking for. Shift is a start-up transportation service based in Las Vegas...Read More»

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Tesla Model S, Chevy Corvette Top List Of Vehicles Owners Would Buy Again

Owners of the Tesla Model S, more than owners of any other model, would buy it all over again. In all, 98 percent of those owning the Model S electric car said that they’d purchase it again. The next highest, with owners that bullish, was the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, for which 95 percent...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Gets Over-The-Air Software Update, With Traffic Navigation, Remote Start, And More

Last week, the internet was abuzz over a software update -- namely, Apple's release of iOS8. But on Friday, electric car company Tesla announced a substantial software update of its own, and some of the new bells and whistles are even more interesting than those found on iPhones. The new operating...Read More»

Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area
Dubious Distinction: California Car Thief Is First Person To Die While Driving A Tesla Model S

In the early hours of July 4, Joshua Michael Flot stole a Tesla Model S from the automaker's service center in west Los Angeles, California. According to Bloomberg, he then led authorities on a high-speed chase and was doing a good job of outrunning them. Then, Flot reached La Brea Avenue in West...Read More»

Jens Kratholm with two of his six Tesla Roadsters (via the Tesla Motors blog)
Norwegian Man With Seven Teslas Says Electric Cars Work Just Fine In Winter Weather

Last year, the auto world watched Tesla CEO Elon Musk carry out a very public feud with New York Times writer John Broder, who'd published a damning story about his travels in a Tesla Model S. Musk claimed that negative publicity generated by the piece cost Tesla $100 million in revenue. Among...Read More»

Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_
NHTSA Closes Safety Probe Of Model S After Tesla Adds Upgrades

Last week, Tesla announced a series of safety upgrades to existing and future Model S vehicles. Apparently, those improvements were enough to assuage investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who've pulled the plug on a probe of the Model S. The investigation began last...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Now Comes With Titanium Shield To Ward Off Pesky Fires

Tesla Motors is on a roll: Sales projections are strong. The company's attempts to upend the conventional manufacturer-dealer model seem to be working. (Except in New Jersey -- though that could change.) And Tesla's efforts to boost battery capacity could usher in a new Energy Age. In fact, the...Read More»

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The 16 Plug-In Electric Cars You Can Buy (Or Can't) For 2014

Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today. Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state's...Read More»

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9 Things Elon Musk Could Do With Larry Page's $32.3 Billion

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprising statement at this week's TED conference in Vancouver. During an interview with Charlie Rose, Page said that, instead of leaving his fortune to charity, he'd rather give it to Elon Musk. It's not necessarily a bad idea. Charities do great work in communities...Read More»

Fake Tesla ad created by James Khabushani and RJ Collins of Everdream Pictures
Fake Tesla Ad Is Better Than Most Car Ads We've Seen (Even Elon Musk Loves It)

Put yourself in these shoes: you've just graduated from college, and you love using video to bring stories to life, so you've started a company to do just that. That's the good news. The bad news is that you're based in the intensely competitive arena of Los Angeles, California, and you have just...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Tesla Begins Sales & Supercharging Blitz; Growth In Europe & Asia To Outpace North America By 2015

Tesla is America's golden child. Its Model S sedan is hugely popular (and hugely stunning). Its earnings and stock prices are up. And now, it's being hailed as America's leading eco-minded company, thanks not only to its all-electric cars, but also to its battery technology, which could give a...Read More»

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Another Tesla Model S Catches Fire -- This Time, While Parked & Unplugged

Tesla was in the headlines a lot last year -- not only because of its over-the-top safety rating for the Model S sedan, but also because three of those same vehicles caught fire after their undersides were damaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to get to the root of...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000 yuan, or just over $121,000. In America, the same vehicle would run closer to $81,000. And that 50 percent premium helps...Read More»

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2013 Tesla Model S Recalled, But You Don't Have To Take It In For Repairs

Tesla Motors has issued a recall for the all-electric 2013 Model S sedan. That's the bad news. The good news is that owners won't have to take their cars to mechanics for repairs. Welcome to the 21st century. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tesla...Read More»

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Tesla Keeps High Safety Rating Despite NHTSA Investigation Of Battery Fires

Back in August, Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] boasted that the Model S was so safe, it broke the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's testing equipment. In fact, Tesla was so exuberant about the Model S' performance in those tests, it used some very creative math to generate a fictitious safety...Read More»

NHTSA Tesla Model S crash test (Image: crashnet1 Youtube screen grab)
Tesla Gets Creative With Model S Safety Rating & Ruins It For Everyone

Over the summer, Tesla tried to create a new safety ratings system for its Model S sedan. In case you missed it, the automaker issued a press release that said: NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score...Read More»

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