China Combines Knight Rider, Tesla To Make Ultimate Model S Knockoff

We’ve covered bizarre Chinese knockoffs of well-known cars before, but this may be the first time a Chinese company has been inspired by an ‘80s American TV show about a pedantic car to make a knockoff possibly even better than the original. Good people, I give you the Youxia X, a Tesla Model S with a big dose of… » 7/27/15 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Saleen Is Suing A Guy On Reddit For Calling Them A Scam

Saleen Automotive, purveyor of modified Mustangs, super-gorgeous supercars and various other machinations over the years, has been in financial trouble for some time. This isn’t exactly new information. But now Saleen is suing someone for saying that there are worse things going on — possibly even illegal financial… » 7/22/15 5:22pm Wednesday 5:22pm

We're All Wrong About Autonomous Cars, So Get Away From The Wheel

A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that 96.2 percent of people polled (actually only about 500 people) said they wanted “to have a steering wheel plus gas and brake pedals (or some other controls) available in completely self-driving vehicles.” You know what all those… » 7/20/15 12:40pm 7/20/15 12:40pm

The Tesla Model X Will Get Ludicrous Mode Too, Maybe Do 0-60 In 3.3 

LUDICROUS SPEED. A speed so intense it makes all the other speeds look like little weenies in comparison. The Tesla Model S sedan is getting that mode soon in the form of a $10,000 upgrade that will propel the car from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. (Worth it.) But what about the upcoming Model X crossover? » 7/20/15 10:25am 7/20/15 10:25am

The Tesla Model 3 Will Come As A Sedan And A Crossover 

The world is still waiting on the much-ballyhooed Tesla Model X crossover, but Tesla Motors has their eyes on the long game and mass appeal down the road with the entry-level Model 3. Up until now it’s been said the Model 3 will be a sedan, but now Tesla’s chief technical officer says it will come in crossover form… » 6/16/15 5:30pm 6/16/15 5:30pm

Here's What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Charging Tesla

Tesla’s been pretty adamant for a while now that lightning is no unusual hazard to its all-electric Model S, any more so than lightning is a hazard to any regular car. But what looks to be a freak occurrence just captured on video shows that a bolt from the sky can, indeed, at least screw up your Tesla Model S. » 6/01/15 2:20pm 6/01/15 2:20pm

Sorry Tesla, Electric Cars of the Future Will Be More Like Golf Carts

Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world. » 5/24/15 1:27pm 5/24/15 1:27pm

Norway’s Electric Vehicle Incentives Are So Good They Need To Die

Since 2008, Norway has offered the most generous incentives for electric vehicle buyers. The result: 50,000 EVs on the road as of last month – almost a quarter of all new cars on the road. The problem: the country has lost a massive chunk of revenue and there are Tesla traffic jams. Whoops.
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