16th June 2013

Tesla Motors Designer: Pickup Truck Ideal for Development

That little electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to build a big ol’ pickup truck. At least someday. Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, known for his work on the Volkswagen New Beetle, Pontiac Solstice, and various Mazdas before heading to his current employer, says “There will be a time and a place for us to develop something around a pickup. That’s a ...
16th June 2013

Tesla Announces More Superchargers, Quicker Recharging Times – Rumor Central

The Tesla Model S has exceeded sales forecasts, which has helped the company pay back its Department of Energy loans years in advance. To encourage long-distance travel, the automaker is speeding up its plan to install Supercharger charging stations all over the U.S. and today we got a first look at Tesla’s plans. By the end of next month, the number of operational Supercharger stations will triple, and the company claims that within six months, there ...
16th June 2013

Telsa Model S steers clear of Automotive X Prize Contest

Tesla, manufacturer of electric cars, has decided to drop its participation in the mainstream category of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.Tesla had entered its Model S Saloon plug-in electric car, which is supposed to go into production in 2011. The car was considered to be a front runner for winning the prize in the mainstream category. The event calls for cars to ...
15th June 2013

Tesla Model S Plays in the Snow and Ice

Remember when we were all kids and our parents would constantly remind us never to play with anything electric around water? For the most part, we all listened to them, right? We wonder if the same goes for playing with a really big electric toy on top of frozen water – AKA snow and ice.According to Tesla, the rule definitely does not apply to frozen water, or the company just so happens to be chocked ...
14th June 2013

Tesla Model S Arrives June 22, Completes Crash Testing Successfully

It’s another step closer to having Tesla Model S cars in customer hands: the manufacturer announced that the car has finished crash testing with the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration, and that the car is cleared for a June 22 initial delivery date. The crash test announcement comes from the personal Twitter account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who took a break from observing his SpaceX rocket launch to tweet that the Model S finished NHTSA ...
14th June 2013

Auto Makers Have Fewer Differences According to Consumers, Survey

The past few years has seen major shakeups in the automotive industry, and it shows in a recent survey on brand perception conducted by Consumer Reports. Once dominant players Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Chevrolet remain on top, but each automaker has seen its points gap decrease compared to last year. In the meantime, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has broken into the top ...
13th June 2013

You May Pass Go: Tesla Motors Permitted to Continue Operating in Massachusetts

As 2012 is coming to a close, Tesla Motors can begin to look back on some of its monumental success it experienced this year. However, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for the all-electric automaker in 2012 as Tesla was served with a lawsuit by state dealership groups in Massachusetts and New York last month. Today, a Massachusetts judge denied the ...
13th June 2013

Shocking: Electric-Car Owners Lose Range Anxiety after 3 Months

With electric cars, the fear of running out of battery power before you can recharge — known as “range anxiety” — looms on the minds of potential shoppers for these plug-in vehicles. But in a recent study, it turns out that after living with electric vehicles for three months, owners of battery-powered cars say their battery of fears went largely unfounded. The report ...
12th June 2013

Tesla Model S Runs Out of Juice in NY Times Review, Musk Calls Article “Unreasonable”

We’ve extensively tested the Tesla Model S’ range, but after one reporter from The New York Times wrote about his experience with the car running out of power, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken notice. The Model S review suggests that cold weather negatively impacts range, but Musk has expressed doubts about the reporter’s story. “Essentially, we think the article is a bit of a set up and is unreasonable” Musk told CNBC. In the NY Times ...