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The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

Behind the wheel of an autonomous car
Autonomous Car Update: California's New Rules, Google Spinning Off Car Company, Elon Musk Tweets

Over the past 24 hours, there's been an abundance of news about autonomous cars. Here's a recap of the three most notable items, involving California's long-awaited announcement of self-driving car rules, Google's business plans, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's defense of Tesla's autonomous tech...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»

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Tesla Autopilot Engineer Shifts To Google's Autonomous Car Team

Google -- or rather, Alphabet -- is spending a lot of time and money to develop self-driving technology, even though rumors suggest that it has no plans to sell cars. Now, the company has added a new face to its autonomous vehicle team, and he arrives with quite an impressive resume. His name is...Read More»

Tesla Model X online configurator
Tesla Model X: Now Starting At Just $80,000

Two months ago, Tesla Motors unveiled the production version of the Model X SUV, and fans began to salivate. But alas, unless those fans had shelled out for the upper-tier Signature and Founders editions (priced at $132,000 and $142,000, respectively), they were told they wouldn't receive their own...Read More»

Teaser for Le Supercar debuting at 2016 Beijing Auto Show - Image via Letv
Tesla Competitor From China Ponies Up $1 Billion To Launch U.S. Operations

Back in August, we told you about Jia Yueting, a Chinese entrepreneur who created LeTV (China's answer to Netflix). The billionaire techie had announced his intention to take on Tesla in the luxury electric car arena. Since then, we've learned a bit more about Yueting's plans -- and according to...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-V
Takata Crisis Continues: 2016 Honda CR-V Recalled For Exploding Airbags, Nissan Re-Inspects Cars

The complicated and confusing Takata airbag recall is no longer front-page news, but never fear: the nightmare for Takata, automakers, and consumers plays on. The latest chapter in the saga involves Takata's biggest client, Honda. On Friday, the automaker issued a recall for select 2016 Honda CR-V...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»

2016 Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X SUV Revealed: 250-Mile Range, Starts Around $80,000

Yesterday, there were four major product reveals in America. Together, they offer an interesting comparison of solid, affordable tech design for the masses and outside-the-box, moonshot design that's reserved for top-tier earners. In the former category, there's Google. The tech giant took to the...Read More»

Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto Show
Tesla Model 3 Priced Around $35,000, Debuts In March 2016, Arrives In 2018

The auto world is in Mild Freakout Mode over the soon-to-arrive Tesla Model X, but Tesla Motors isn't content to rest on its buzzing laurels. Yesterday, the company -- or rather, its CEO Elon Musk -- wanted to remind Planet Earth that there's another Tesla model in the works, and we'll get our...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»

Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' mode acceleration  [frame capture from DragTimes video]
For $10,000, Tesla Model S 'Ludicrous Speed' Offers 0-60 Time Of 2.8 Seconds

Last fall, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to unveil "the D". After the grammar-school chuckles died down, Musk lifted the sheet, and everyone was duly awed: the P85D sport package, also known as "the D", offered Model S customers a host of new goodies, including an insane 0-to-60 mph time of 3.2...Read More»

Tesla Model X
Elon Musk: Tesla Model X Crossover Coming In 3-4 Months

If you love the idea of owning an electric vehicle from a start-up automaker but find the Tesla Model S too small for your rugged/schleppy/soccer-parent lifestyle, we have good news: according to Bloomberg, Tesla is on-track to deliver its new Model X crossover within the next three or four months...Read More»

Elon Musk
Texas Snubs Tesla As Clock Runs Out On Direct-Sales Bill: What About The Hyperloop & Gigafactory?

Yesterday, a gavel banged in Austin, Texas, bringing the state's 84th legislature to an end. As with most legislative sessions, officials made progress on some fronts, but many bills were tabled or died in committee. As Auto News reports, two of those failed bills would've allowed Tesla Motors to...Read More»

State map showing where Tesla Motors can (blue) and can't (red) sell cars [Mojo Motors, Apr 2015]
Can The FTC Persuade Michigan & Other States To Open Their Doors To Tesla?

Tesla Motors recently won major victories in Maryland and New Jersey, with both states passing laws that allow the automaker to skirt franchise laws and sell its battery-electric vehicles directly to consumers. Now, Tesla and its fans are turning their attention to the west -- specifically, the...Read More»

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
The Tesla Powerwall: Does It Really Mean The End Of Fossil Fuels?

When Steve Jobs tapped Tim Cook to be his successor at Apple, the man knew what he was doing. Cook is just as detail-oriented as Jobs was, and he's kept the company moving forward -- usually in interesting directions. However, there's one thing that Cook can't do quite as well as his late boss...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
In 2013, Google Almost Bought Tesla For $11 Billion

Tesla Motors accounts for a tiny fraction of the world's car sales, but after just a few years in the biz, the small company has already had a huge effect on laws, public opinion, and the auto industry. However, according to a new book by Ashlee Vance, things could've gone very different for Tesla...Read More»

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