4th September 2013

On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a bit less stringent. To qualify as a future collectible on the Hagerty list, the vehicle must be mass-produced, and available ...
1st September 2013

Feature Flick: Los Angeles to Las Vegas on One Charge in a Tesla Model S – Rumor Central

The Tesla Model S can go almost 300 miles on a full change, but is that enough to make the drive from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada in relative comfort? Frank Markus and Jessi Lang found out in this episode of Wide Open Throttle. The EPA has rated the Model S at a range of 265 miles when equipped with the largest, 85-kWh battery. For those of you keeping count, the drive from L.A. ...
26th August 2013

Google Obtains License For Driverless Car, Johnny Cabs To Follow Soon

Watch out, citizens of Nevada. Just as it had threatened, Google has finally obtained a license for its driverless car. The Nevada DMV approved the nation’s first autonomous license, after its officials rode along with the self-driving Toyota Prius and discovered that it drove better on the Las Vegas Strip than your average hung-over, sleep-deprived Midwestern tourist. Nevada DMV director Bruce Breslow even went ...
24th August 2013

Tesla Loses $396.2 Million in 2012, Posts Net Loss In Q4 – Rumor Central

The 2012 loss grew some $141.8 million over the company’s 2011 losses, bringing the red ink to a total of $396.2 million. According to Automotive News, “manufacturing and supply chain inefficiencies” were behind the fourth-quarter loss of almost $90 million, which was up by $8.4 million over the same period in 2011. Indeed, the automaker says much of its red ink stems directly from ramping up production of the Model S sedan, the company’s sole product ...
21st August 2013

Tesla: Nissan LEAF competitor on tap in ‘three to four years’

Now that Elon Musk has paid off Tesla Automotive’s $451.8-million Department of Energy loan, it can do whatever it so pleases, essentially. What does Musk, one of the world’s boldest billionaires, have in store for his all-electric car company? “A compelling, affordable car,” Musk said last week in a Bloomberg interview. “With the Model S, you have a compelling car that’s too expensive for most people. And you have the LEAF, which is cheap, but it’s not ...
17th August 2013

Autoblog Podcast #307

Autoblog Podcast #307

Suzuki bankruptcy, Hyundai/Kia mileage, Scion FR-S supercharger, Tesla Model S awards, Consumer Reports top 10 most reliable American cars Episode #307 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about Suzuki departing the US market, the debacle surrounding Hyundai and Kia fuel economy numbers, rumors of a Scion FR-S supercharger kit, the Tesla Model S being named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time magazine ...
11th August 2013

Tesla Model S 60-kWh gets 95 MPGe, 208 mile range according to EPA

Spend a princely sum on a top-of-the-line Tesla Model S, which has an 85-kWh battery pack, and you can get an EPA-certified 265 miles on a full charge. If you opt for the lower-cost (and delayed) 60-kWh version, the EPA has now calculated you'll get 208 miles. This works out to 95 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) combined, 94 in the city and 97 on the highway with the 60-kWh pack. The EPA has multiple ways ...
8th August 2013

Following Tesla’s good news, Fox conveniently forgets government loan

It's been a while since we've paid attention to Fox News attacking electric cars, but has it really been long enough for them to forget some pretty salient details? Looks like it has, according to a new video from Media Matters, which splices together clips from before Tesla Motors made its big profit announcement and the company's other recent items of good news. In all the 'before' clips, the hosts and commentators just can't seem to ...
2nd August 2013

Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #335 LIVE!

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #335 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #335 Porsche Macan to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show Rolls-Royce SUV? Tesla expands Supercharger ...