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Tesla Model 3: A make-or-break moment for Tesla Motors?
Tesla Model 3: A make-or-break moment for Tesla Motors?

The Tesla Model 3 was officially unveiled last night, but long before the curtain lifted, fans were already gushing about Tesla's latest entry into the electric car market. To be sure, it's a nice looking ride--easily one of the best looking all-electric vehicles we've seen. But does it represent...Read More»

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Tesla mulls federal suit to sell in Texas, Michigan, other states (and Hurricane Katrina may help)

This is a very big week for Tesla. Just a few short months after delivering its first Model X crossovers to earlybird customers, the all-electric automaker will begin taking reservations for another new model tomorrow. Priced from $35,000, the Tesla Model 3 could dramatically boost Tesla's sales...Read More»

Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display
Tesla wins fight with GM in Indiana, but there's more to come

Last year, a heated debate over civil rights thrust Indiana into the bright, unflattering glare of the media spotlight. The issue still lingers, but a new controversy could be taking its place--one involving Tesla Motors and General Motors. Unlike some other states, Indiana allows Tesla to sell its...Read More»

Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display
Tesla Applies For Dealership License In Michigan. This Ought To Be Interesting

For years, Tesla Motors has fought to undo, overturn, and slip through loopholes in state franchise laws that prevent automakers from selling vehicles directly to consumers. But now, in an interesting twist, Tesla has begun applying for a dealership license -- in the state of Michigan, no less...Read More»

Tesla's "Revolutionize Your Commute" video
Tesla Wants To Revolutionize Your Commute

Tesla Motors has rolled out some groundbreaking technology over the past few months. Now, the company has taken to YouTube to share the perks of that technology with would-be buyers. The "Revolutionize Your Commute" video is aimed at folks who begin and end their workday on the freeway. The clip...Read More»

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Tesla Could Be Poised For Big Win: FTC To Hear Pros & Cons Of Franchise Laws

Tesla Motors has had trouble making inroads in some states due to stringent franchise laws and the powerful dealer lobbies that keep those laws in place. But change could be looming around the corner -- change effected not by individual states, but by the Federal Trade Commission. On Tuesday...Read More»

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Faraday Future's 1000-HP Electric Car: Should Tesla Be Worried?

Last August, we told you about Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting, who had vowed to launch an electric car company that would rival Tesla Motors. In November, we told you that Yueting had made good on at least part of his promise by founding Faraday Future, which was planning a $1 billion...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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