Why Is 60 Minutes Dubbing Motor Noises Over Tesla Footage? (Video)

Anyone watching 60 Minutes' interview with Elon Musk? They keep dubbing motor noises over driving footage of the Model S. It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it's not the sound of a Tesla. (Update: 60 Minutes admitted to dubbing the sound) » 3/30/14 8:05pm 3/30/14 8:05pm

This Tuner Tesla Model S Costs $205,000

There is no doubt that the Tesla Model S is a premium product that carries a premium price tag. While Tesla themselves often quotes the "starting at" price for their Model S, however, at least one Tesla owner wanted to see just how high he could get the car's price by ticking all the options that were made available… » 3/16/14 3:46pm 3/16/14 3:46pm

Crash Pics: Tesla Model S vs. Generic Euro Compact

Last August, Tesla's Model S sedan aced the NHTSA's crash safety tests with a perfect, 5-star score in every category. The results prompted Tesla Motors' PR department to start hyping the car as "the safest car ever tested". It seems like someone in Europe didn't get the message, however, and decided to ram… » 2/15/14 6:48pm 2/15/14 6:48pm

You Beat Me This Time, Elon Musk

Mr. Musk, As was to be inevitable, the coast-to-coast record for an alternative fuel vehicle that Maxwell Materne and I set in October of 2011 has been bested. I congratulate your successful run, and concede that the two Model S sedans did in fact shatter the previous record held by the Magnolia Special(89 hours) by… » 2/05/14 1:54pm 2/05/14 1:54pm

What Happens When F1 Car Designers Build Architectural Models

Gizmodo EIC Geoff Manaugh and U.K. architects Smout Allen tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an… » 11/20/13 5:50pm 11/20/13 5:50pm

I Drove This Tesla Model S on a Runway

This is the Tesla Model S P85, which is the line-topping performance version. Tesla was thoughtful enough to arrange for test drives at a local airstrip and a friend of mine who is a huge fan of the brand (and of Mr. Musk, in general) wasted no time registering on the event's website. The only problem was that he had… » 11/11/13 11:51am 11/11/13 11:51am

2013 Tesla Model S – The Oppositelock Review (87/100)

This week, I seized the opportunity to test-drive a shiny new 2013 Tesla Model S while I was traveling in California. If you are presented with that opportunity – it’s a VERY low pressure activity – you should take advantage of it. You’ll be a better automobile enthusiast for it. Be warned that you might like it… » 9/13/13 2:06pm 9/13/13 2:06pm

A Tesla Model S Crashed Into an Electric Pole and Caused a Blackout

Stop me if you heard this before but an electric car and an electric pole walk into a bar... Okay, seriously. This is one of those ridiculous local news stories that are too perfect to be true but actually are. A Tesla Model S crashed into a utility pole in Tennessee and caused a local blackout. » 8/16/13 10:29am 8/16/13 10:29am

The Adorable Mini-Sports Car Has Gotten a Remarkable Upgrade

As you may or may not remember, a few years ago we posted photos of these incredible, half-scale sports cars that—despite being called "children's cars"—are more badass than any car any adult could ever hope to own. And although the junior cars' visionary, Nathan Redfearn, was getting ready to shut down production,… » 6/24/13 7:30pm 6/24/13 7:30pm

Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am