4th August 2013

Consumer Reports’ Tesla gets third row of seats, happy kids await

Hidden inside the fast and sleek Tesla Model S electric-powered sedan is the beginnings of a family EV, a sprout that we'll see in full bloom in the upcoming Model X. Anyone who ordered a Model S without the third row kid seats, Consumer Reports explains that it's not too difficult to get them installed later. The publication, which received delivery of its Model S in January, had ordered the $1,500 option of getting a third-row ...
2nd August 2013

2013 Automobile of the Year: These Are The 10 Finalists – Rumor Central

Happy Automobile of the Year week! With just days to go before we release the identity of the 2013 Automobile of the Year, we thought it would be best to catch you up on the proceedings and let you know a little bit more about what went down earlier this month. What Happened: We took 28 of the best and brightest cars that were new for the 2012/2013 model years to our favorite western Michigan hideaway, Gingerman ...
25th July 2013

Tesla will sell 20,000 vehicles next year, CEO says

News flash: Elon Musk is thinking big. The Tesla Motors founder has never been conservative with his hopes for his electric-vehicle company, and he didn't disappoint at Tesla's recent annual shareholder meeting, forecasting 2013 vehicle sales of the Tesla Model S sedan at 20,000 units, Automotive News reports. Musk went further, forecasting 35,000 sales in 2014, when Tesla adds the Model X crossover to its lineup. Additionally, Musk says Tesla can achieve positive cash flow with annual ...
25th July 2013

2013 Tesla Model S Performance Plus

A few months ago, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intention to develop an optional package that would put Tesla Model S on same level as the McLaren MP4-12C. Quite an interesting decision, but it finally came to life – sort of – with the announcement of a ...
23rd July 2013

At Tesla’s Party, Superchargers and Delivery Dates

Jim Motavalli Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder and chief executive. The Tesla Motors party in Manhattan on Monday night was loud and crowded with company supporters and would-be owners. The reason for the gathering was initially left mysterious, but a loud partisan cheer went up in the room when it was announced that the Model S sedan had been chosen as Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. Earlier in the month, Automobile magazine named the car ...
19th July 2013

Tesla Considers Pickup Truck Plant for Texas – Rumor Central

It’s been a little while since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made any interesting declarations about product or development, which means we shouldn’t be surprised that Mr. Musk spoke of a future with Tesla Motors making pickup trucks in Texas. For what it’s worth, Tesla neither makes pickup trucks now, nor does it make vehicles in Texas. At this point the experiment of making electric sport sedans in California has been a relative success: Tesla says ...
16th July 2013

Cocktail Chatter: April 12, 2013 – Rumor Central

What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. With the arrival of warmer weather in most of the country, we’re celebrating the spring-like weather with associate web editor Donny Nordlicht’s favorite drink: the sky-blue-colored Aviation. Combine two ounces of gin with half an ounce each of lemon juice and maraschino liqueur and a quarter ...
10th July 2013

NUMMI Lives: Tesla and Toyota to Cooperate on Electric Vehicles

Toyota announced that it couldn’t keep the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. production facility open after General Motors pulled out of the joint production facility. Toyota, however, has struck a deal to reopen the plant with Tesla and will produce electric vehicles at the facility beginning in 2012. Tesla and Toyota will leverage each manufacturer’s strengths — Toyota’s size, engineering resources, and supplier base, and Tesla’s small, fast product development and electric vehicle technology — to ...
7th July 2013

Tesla’s Supercharger: Drive With Electricity Harnessed From The Power Of The SUN!

“DRIVE ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY ON PURE SUNLIGHT FOR FREE,” reads the press release when it landed into our inbox, fueled by electrons and circuits and happy little wires. You know, electricity! Science! Tesla promises plenty of electricity and science as well, and with this bout of futuristic news it’s as if it’s just announced a space colony on the moon, possibly ...
6th July 2013

NYT’s Tesla Model S trouble report is “fake,” says Elon Musk [UPDATE]

Remember that episode of Top Gear, where the notoriously anti-EV crew pushed a Tesla Roadster to show what would happen if the car's battery had run out of juice? And then Tesla got all litigious and filed suit (which the company eventually lost)? Well, we might be in for another public scuffle about the merits of electric vehicles. The New York Times recently sent John Broder out in a Model S between the two new Superchargers ...