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Tesla announces 3 recalls of Model 3 and Model Y for brake, seat belt issues
Tesla announces 3 recalls of Model 3 and Model Y for brake, seat belt issues

Tesla issued three recalls for the Model 3 electric compact sedan and mechanically related Model Y electric compact crossover, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The largest of the three recalls affects the 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y for a potentially loose brake caliper on 5,974 vehicles...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar

Safety agencies deemed newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles less safe due to a Tesla update intended to make the vehicles more safe. The NHTSA, IIHS, and Consumer Reports all downgraded safety ratings following Tesla's announcement earlier this week of its transition away from radar-based...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

Tesla relented to the NHTSA's request to recall nearly 135,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions,"...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla refreshes Model S with 520-mile range, goofy steering wheel

Tesla unveiled the first major refresh of its flagship Model S electric performance sedan on Wednesday, and it was not an over-the-air update. The interior gets a major overhaul with an airplane-inspired steering wheel and the powertrain adds a third motor in some versions. Top-performance versions...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y earns 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA

The Tesla Model Y compact crossover SUV aced crash tests performed by the NHTSA, the federal automotive safety agency reported Tuesday. The Model Y electric crossover earned top marks of five stars in every single crash test, including frontal, side, and rollover protection. Most crossover SUVs...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model X
Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled

Dozens of Tesla owner complaints prompted an investigation into suspension issues for older model Tesla vehicles built in the early half of 2016, the NHTSA announced on Friday. Regulators are investigating the 2015-2017 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2017 Model X SUV for a front suspension link issue...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
Tesla lowers Model Y price to $51,190, raises price on Autopilot

Tesla dropped the price of the Model Y small crossover on Saturday just months after the electric car went on sale. The Model Y Long Range dropped $3,000 to start at $51,190, including a destination fee of $1,200. The price of the Model Y Performance dropped $1,000 to $61,190. Tesla's federal tax...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S with EPA-rated range of 402 miles
Tesla Model S: 402-mile range exceeds many gas cars

Tesla continues to lead the charge for electric vehicle range. The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus sedan has an unprecedented 402-mile rating, the American automaker announced on Monday. The EPA has yet to confirm the rating of the range leader, but in a post on its site, Tesla claims it is "an...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla Model 3: Best Electric Car To Buy 2020

Not long after the Tesla Model 3 went on sale in earnest in 2018, something funny happened. Not only did the small electric sedan quickly outsell every other electric car available for that year, it also outsold nearly every luxury car on the road. Almost overnight, "Tesla" became the byword for...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 crash
Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's...Read More»

NHTSA test of 2019 Tesla Model 3 AWD
NHTSA told Tesla to stop claiming its Model 3 was the safest car ever tested

Federal officials told Tesla's lawyers last year to stop claiming its Model 3 electric sedan achieved the lowest probability of injury of any car they've tested, documents revealed. In an October letter uncovered by PlainSite through open records laws, lawyers for the NHTSA told Tesla to remove...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot sensor system
Consumer groups call on feds to investigate Tesla's Autopilot

Consumer groups reignited calls to open a probe into Tesla's Autopilot system and accused the Silicon Valley-based automaker of using deceptive practices to market the system as a fully autonomous. The Center for Auto Safety leads the charge and said Thursday it will press the Federal Trade...Read More»

NHTSA test of 2019 Tesla Model 3 AWD
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive sedan nets perfect safety score from federal testers

Federal highway officials this week gave the 2019 Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive electric sedan a perfect, five-star overall score for crash safety, including five stars in every subcategory. The perfect mark from the NHTSA follows a similar rating for rear-drive versions of the Model 3 released...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model S
Tesla CEO: Self-driving taxi fleet to hit U.S. roads next year

At an event to promote his company's autonomous technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said that a fleet of self-driving taxis will be on the road as early as next year. The New York Times reported on Musk's comments following the presentation. Musk said the self-driving "robo taxis" will be...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla to hike price for "Full Self-Driving" driver-assistance tech

Tesla's advanced driver-assistance technology, which isn't even fully operational yet, will cost a lot more next month. "Full Self-Driving," as Tesla calls tech that allows its vehicles to drive themselves from an on-ramp to an off-ramp on limited-access roads with no driver intervention, will cost...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
2020 Tesla Model Y: $48,200 electric crossover SUV debuts

The 2020 Tesla Model Y that debuted Thursday night is the electric-car builder's most mainstream model yet. With up to three rows of seats, room for seven passengers, and 66 cubic feet of cargo space, the $41,200 2020 Model Y is more in line with crossover SUVs popular with consumers than the less...Read More»

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
Tesla to raise prices, keep more stores open

Tesla on Sunday walked back its previous decision to close its retail outlets and move to an online-only model, but it's not business as usual for the electric-car builder's showrooms. In a statement posted to its website, Tesla indicated that some stores with high foot traffic that had already...Read More»

Tesla Model 3  -  Portland, OR  -  January 2019
$35,000 Tesla Model 3 arrives with 220-mile range, and a $1,200 asterisk

The long-promised $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car was unveiled Thursday, albeit with a host of asterisks attached to that number. Additionally, the automaker said that it will switch to online-only sales. The California-based automaker said that the least-expensive Tesla will have a 220-mile...Read More»

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