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Tesla Model S Recall Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Recalls: A Study In Contrasts
Tesla Model S Recall Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Recalls: A Study In Contrasts

Over the past few days, two very different automakers have rolled out two very different recalls, and they've done so in very different ways -- unexpected ways that could hint at each company's future. Exhibit A: yesterday, Tesla announced that it would recall 2013 Model S vehicles manufactured...Read More»

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Tesla Promises Battery-Swapping For Model S. Because That Worked So Well For Better Place

Yesterday, something unusual happened. In the wee hours of the morning, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla would conduct a live battery-swap on the Model S this Thursday night (i.e. tomorrow) at 8pm Pacific Time. Why is that unusual? Because a high-profile start-up called Better Place built an entire...Read More»

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Next New Tesla Sedan Will Be Smaller, Less Expensive, In 2016

Electric-car startup Tesla Motors has been in the news a lot lately. In the last few months, it achieved its first profitable quarter, delivered more plug-in electric cars than any other maker (Nissan and Chevy included) from January through March, and issued more than $1 billion of new...Read More»

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Elon Musk: If Tesla Can't Sell Cars In Texas, It'll Be At "The Back Of The Bus"

Yes, you read that headline correctly: Elon Musk is essentially calling himself a Freedom Rider, comparing Tesla's push to sell all-electric vehicles to America's Civil Rights Movement. CEOs say the darndest things. TESLA, TEXAS, AND TESTIMONY As we reported on Monday, Musk has spent the past week...Read More»

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Tesla Messes With Texas: Can Elon Musk Succeed In The Lone Star State?

If you haven't been to Texas in a while, it might be time to pay a visit. Oil is still big business there, but wind farms are picking up speed. And although there's plenty of farmland, today's Texas -- especially the Austin area -- is a high-tech hub, home to start-ups, gaming firms, and more...Read More»

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Elon Musk Says New York Times Cost Tesla $100 Million

In an interview posted yesterday to Bloomberg, Elon Musk, the CEO of electric car company Tesla, reflects on the controversy surrounding a recent New York Times article about the Tesla Model S. When all the dust had settled, Musk claims that the Gray Lady cost Tesla hundreds of cancelled orders and...Read More»

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Discussing Tesla Motors, The Model S, And The New York Times: Google+ Hangout Video

We recently circled the wagons and rounded up the team for a riveting discussion regarding Tesla Motors, the recent review of its Model S in The New York Times, and the electric car company's future. The main main focus in the beginning of the chat was a recap of The New York Times' review...Read More»

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Tesla Reveals Model S Logs, Says New York Times Writer Fudged Facts

Last week, the New York Times published an article by John Broder detailing his attempt to drive a Tesla Model S from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts using Tesla's new quick-charge stations. Mr. Broder reported numerous problems with the car's charging process, and in the end, he claims...Read More»

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Tesla 1, Dealers 0: Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Electric Car Company

Last fall, Tesla was making headlines -- not because of its snazzy Model S sedan, but because of its unusual (and potentially illegal) showrooms. Now, one judge in Massachusetts has vindicated the electric-car startup and its unorthodox sales techniques. Is this the shape of things to come? A QUICK...Read More»

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Dealers Fight Tesla, New Corvette V-8, Acura NSX Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, car dealers are taking on Tesla for selling its cars direct to consumers, and Chevrolet unveiled the new V-8 engine that will power the 2014 Corvette. Acura's NSX Hybrid is expected to debut in production form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and Audi appears to have shelved...Read More»

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Responds To Critics & Dealer Lawsuits

They say all press is good press, but Tesla Motors might beg to differ. The past couple of weeks, the start-up automaker has been under fire. The attacks began when Governor Romney dubbed Tesla a "failure" in his first debate with President Obama. A few days later, everyone was talking about...Read More»

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2014 Chevy Silverado, Corvette, '15 Acura NSX: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we've reviewed the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid in our latest video road test, and General Motors has released a video teasing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is getting a software update to cure some charging issues, and Fiat's talking about what it will...Read More»

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Illegal Tesla Showrooms, Gas Prices In California, Nissan Leaf Batteries: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Lincoln discussed what it hopes to accomplish with the 2013 MKZ, and we spied the 2014 Infiniti G37. Gas prices in California continued to rise, and Tesla was accused of operating illegal showrooms. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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Tesla Accused Of Operating Illegal Showrooms In 4 States

Given today's high gas prices, many car shoppers are turning their attention to hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles. Electric cars like those built by Tesla [NASDQ:TSLA] could be attractive to better-off buyers, but Tesla is facing some legal problems that may slow the selling process...Read More»

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California Gas Prices, Top Safety Picks, Tesla Cash Flow: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Land Rover priced the 2013 LR4 and confirmed production of a Range Rover Plug-In Hybrid. Elon Musk talked about Tesla's cash flow and the IIHS announced its top safety picks for 2013. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here are our...Read More»

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2014 VW GTI, 2013 BMW 5-Series, Tesla's Revenue Forecast: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we reviewed the 2013 BMW 5-Series and Infiniti priced the 2013 G37 model lineup. Flo from Progressive Insurance made a top-10 list and Volkswagen revealed a 2014 Golf GTI design concept. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lexus cut...Read More»

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Tesla Supercharger, 2013 Ford Fusion, 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Tesla announced its new Supercharger and we drove the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Toyota talked about future hybrid models and Goodyear prepares to field-test self-inflating tires in 2013. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. BMW On...Read More»

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Tesla Sued, CVTs, 2014 BMW M3 Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we reviewed the 2013 Nissan Armada and MINI leaked the new Paceman on Facebook. Chevrolet priced the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible and Ford announced it is going to donate another Mustang Boss 302 to charity. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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Volvo Recall, Mahindra, 2013 Ford Focus ST Fuel Economy: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear media, Tesla Motors announced it will have an all-electric BMW 3-Series competitor for sale in a few years, and the Chevy Volt might be more electric than you thought. Volvo may produce the S60 Polestar and Mazda teased the 2014 Mazda6. All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

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