Tesla Promises "Torque Sleep" For D Models, Higher Top Speed

When Tesla unveiled The D in October, Elon Musk promised a boost in range over the original rear-wheel drive model thanks to the ability of the dual-motor Model S to optimize output for maximum efficiency. It's called "torque sleep" and Tesla is promising to deliver the feature by the end of next month. » 12/30/14 3:15pm 12/30/14 3:15pm

Tesla Model S Auto Pilot Does Lane Changes For You

The "something else" at tonight's Tesla event is Auto Pilot, a new system that combines a forward facing camera and 12 sensors that see 16 feet in every direction and provide a 360-degree view the surroundings. The camera does everything from seeing other cars to reading speed limit signs. Normal fare for luxury cars.… » 10/09/14 11:12pm 10/09/14 11:12pm

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:59am 8/21/14 10:59am

Dear Tesla: Bypassing Environmental Laws Is Bad For Everyone

Tesla is planning a so-called Gigafactory, an enormous battery plant to supply the company's upcoming high-volume Model 3. California wants that factory bad, offering to waive its environmental regulations to win it. That's bad news—for Tesla, for California, for you and me, and for the future of electric cars. » 8/12/14 3:16pm 8/12/14 3:16pm