24th August 2013

NY Times, Tesla Continue War of Words Over Electric-Car Review

By Jonathan Welsh Getty Images Tesla Model S Electric-car maker Tesla Motors, which is involved in a dispute with the New York Times over a review the newspaper ran of its Model S electric-powered sedan, released a long statement about the matter on its blog. The message includes several charts displaying data Tesla said it logged during the test-drive. The car company said its information indicates several parts of the article are inaccurate. The Times said stands by a statement it made ...
24th August 2013

Wheelies: The Corner-Office Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: Audi of AmericaScott Keogh. • On Wednesday, Audi of America announced that Scott Keogh, formerly chief marketing officer, would serve as the division’s president. The appointment followed the resignation of Johan de Nysschen, who left to lead Infiniti from the Nissan subsidiary’s new headquarters in Hong Kong. Audi credited Mr. Keogh with helping to orchestrate the return of RS and Allroad models to the American market, ...
23rd August 2013

Tesla’s 4Q loss widens, but sales forecast beats analyst estimates

'The future is now' may be well-worn cliche, but when it comes to Tesla Motors' stock price performance, 'now' is all about the future. The high-end electric-vehicle maker said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter loss widened 59 percent from a year earlier as research and development expenses surged in advance of this year's debut of the company's Model S sedan and the development of the Model X crossover set to launch late next year. Tesla's net loss widened ...
23rd August 2013

Motor Trend suggests Tesla Model S may be most important new car since Ford Model T

'It may very well be the most important new car since the Model T.' That's the summation of the latest video from Motor Trend and its Ignition video series, speaking of the Tesla Model S. Though the buff site had previously released a video featuring a range-testing excursion from LA-to-Vegas (and back), this time its cameras were out to capture whether it proves its worth as a car. For MT's Carlos Lago, the criteria involved in the ...
21st August 2013

Tesla to Start Shipping Model S Electric Sedans Next Month

By Mike Ramsey Getty Images Tesla Model S Tesla Motors Inc., the Silicon Valley electric car startup, said on Tuesday it would begin delivering its Model S sports car on June 22. The all-aluminum body Model S is expected to be priced starting at $57,400, giving the Palo Alto, Calif., company a vehicle that could sell in higher volumes than its existing Roadster, which costs about $109,000. The vehicle is being produced in a retrofitted section of a former Toyota ...
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 ...
15th August 2013

Tesla owner gives top 10 11 reasons why he loves his Model S

Konstantin Othmer loves his Tesla Model S. The serial entrepreneur was one of the lucky few who took delivery last Friday at the car's official launch and as such, he is one of just a handful of people who have had more then a mere ten minutes behind the wheel. He has spent that time well. Besides giving rides to friends and family, he's also taken the opportunity to share with the world at large what ...
14th August 2013

In deep with Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Financials, Falcon doors and finding faults in the Model S

Tesla Motors Elon Musk spends about half his working life – i.e., almost all of his waking hours – in his office at SpaceX in Los Angeles. The automotive CEO is, after all, also in charge of the rocket company, which means that he's thinking about a lot more than just ramping up production of the Model S. But he is thinking about that a lot, too. More than you might expect. AutoblogGreen recently got to ...
14th August 2013

For Tesla Motors, One Supercharger to Bind Them

Tesla Motors Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors, introducing the Supercharger on Monday in Hawthorne, Calif. 9:39 p.m. | Updated On Monday night at its design studios in Hawthorne, Calif., Tesla Motors introduced its Supercharger, a glittering monolith capable of bringing the battery of a Model S sedan from flat to full in about an hour. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, has always known how to manufacture excitement around the company’s products, and the introduction ...
9th August 2013

Tesla Lowers Outlook Due To Lagging Model S Production

Getty Images Tesla Model S By Shawn Langlois and Melodie Warner Tesla Motors Inc. cut its revenue target for 2012, warning that it has fallen behind on its production goals for its Model S sedan. The luxury electric-car maker now expects revenue for 2012 of between $400 and $440 million, “primarily reflecting a decrease in the number of Model S vehicles we plan to deliver in 2012,” Tesla said in a regulatory filing. The company’s previous revenue forecast for ...