10th June 2013

Wheelies: The Damage Control Edition

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York TimesTesla Model S alpha build, on view at the 2012 Detroit auto show. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk held a conference call on Tuesday morning to allay concerns that the departures of two executives indicated broader problems within the California-based company. Tesla announced last Friday that Peter Rawlinson, the company’s vice president and chief engineer, left for undisclosed ...
10th June 2013

Wheelies: The Flying Car Edition

Wheelies: The Flying Car Edition

Courtesy of Terrafugia The Terrafugia TF-X is still in the early planning phase. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Have you ever wished you could just fly over traffic like Doc Brown at the end of “Back to the Future?” Massachusetts-based Terrafugia says it will have a flying plug-in hybrid car on the market by 2015 or 2016. The company’s name is Italian for “escape the land,” and its car, the ...
9th June 2013

Tesla Superchargers on East Coast allow Boston to D.C. Range

The first of many expected Tesla Motors’s supercharging stations to come have officially opened on the East Coast. The highly trafficked I-95 corridor from Boston, Mass., to the nation’s capitol— Washington, D.C., is now equipped with the range-extending stations in Milford, Conn., and Wilmington, Del. The two stations will join the five supercharging stations currently along the West Coast, which have been ...
8th June 2013

Tesla Cancels Lowest-Range Version of Model S

John Moore/Getty Images A Tesla Model S on display after winning the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award at the New York Auto Show. Tesla Motors announced on Sunday that it had canceled plans to produce a 40 kilowatt-hour version of its Model S – the version that was to be the most affordable, starting at $59,900, of the company’s all-electric sedan offerings, with the smallest battery and the least amount of driving range. ...