6th September 2013

Tesla Model S burnout: short, sweet and sort of silent

We'll keep this short, since the video in question is only 22 seconds long (and if you watch it below, go ahead and shorten it up by skipping six seconds of b-roll at the beginning). Still, if you've ever wanted to see a Tesla Model S spin out and smoke some tires, then be jealous of Road & Track west coast editor Jason Cammisa, who decided to see if electrons can go in circles recently ...
4th September 2013

2012 Tesla Model X Concept

2012 Tesla Model X Concept

The long-awaited revelation of the Tesla Model X has finally arrived. And we gotta admit, the hype and all that wait was definitely worth it.As the third model of Tesla’s company automotive portfolio, the Model X Crossover carries the same design architecture of the Model S. As expected, the front end of the Model X is similar to the Model S while the sloping roofline exudes an aura of coupe-like aggressiveness and downright awesomeness. We ...
21st August 2013

Tesla Model X to have … “falcon” doors?

If you've been following the story of the soon-to-be-revealed Tesla Model X, you're likely aware that the all-electric crossover is said to be quicker than a Porsche 911, offer more interior space than an Audi Q7 and come with all-wheel drive (at least as an option). Also, if the teaser image is any indication, it should be pretty svelte. What you might not know is that the feature likely to garner the most initial attention are ...
6th August 2013

Tesla sends CEO to Texas to defend direct-to-customer electric vehicle sales

Tesla is no stranger to strong resistance, shall we say, from auto dealers to its unusual method of selling the all-electric Model S in certain parts of the US. A lawsuit by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association was thrown out late last year, but it was later appealed. Tesla has also been sued in New York. The company has staunchly defended its right to sell cars via its company-owned stores – or, at least, ...
1st August 2013

Tesla’s Elon Musk offers “final” thoughts on NYT spat, but Twitter flames continue

For a while there, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was having a kumbaya moment after the public editor The New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, wrote that her publication may have been overzealous in its criticism of the Tesla Model S and admitted that Times reporter John Broder was not entirely precise with his mileage or speed logs. Musk, writing on the official Tesla blog post, thanked Sullivan and the Times for the response and also singled out ...
25th July 2013

Tesla delivered 2,650 Model S EVs last year, Musk confident of profit in Q1 and beyond

All eyes have been on Tesla Motors this past week as it disputed the veracity of an account of a long distance drive by The New York Times reporter John Broder. While it was somewhat amusing to watch NYT counter the original accusation of fakery made by CEO Elon Musk, only to be then publicly slapped with a handful of revelatory vehicle logs, today's release of Tesla's shareholder letter and fourth quarter financial results are ...
17th July 2013

Priced: 2012 Tesla Model S to Start at $49,900, Arrives Next Summer

Tesla today announced that the 2012 Tesla Model S, due to launch next year, will indeed carry a base price of $49,900 following federal tax credits. The electric carmaker released the pricing news on its Web site in part to quell rumors that the all-electric sedan for every man — or at least every relatively well off man –¬†might cost more than initially expected. The price applies to the base model Model S, which will be ...
13th July 2013

Fisker vs. Tesla: Two cutting-edge cars, two embattled companies

With their green powertrains and luxury aspirations, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid and Tesla Model S EV are natural rivals. But will either brand survive? With the sudden departure Wednesday by Fisker Automotive founder and figurehead Henrik Fisker from his struggling and stalled car company, not to mention Tesla’s own recent high-profile PR flaps (which we’ll get to in a minute), it’s time to take stock¬†of the history of both car companies and more importantly, look at ...