The Endura Was Basically The Tesla Model S Of 1978

If things had gone a little differently in our world, like the oil crises of the 1970s never really improved, we may have focused on electric cars much more. And that may have made Tesla-like cars come much sooner. Like that Globe-Union Endura up there. It’s like an alternate-universe 1970s Tesla Model S. » 3/19/15 3:35pm 3/19/15 3:35pm

​Why Tesla's Plan To Eliminate 'Range Anxiety' Doesn't Matter

When I wrote up the review of the Tesla Model S P85D I omitted one important detail: range. It was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to see if people would freak about not including something that, in internal combustion cars, rarely gets mentioned. It didn't happen, and I think that's important, particularly given… » 3/19/15 2:00pm 3/19/15 2:00pm

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association Thinks You're A Stupid Idiot

It's that time again in the Lone Star State — the Texas Legislature is once again open for business! And as it was in 2013, there's a big fight over whether or not to allow Tesla Motors to sell their cars directly to customers, much to the ire of franchised dealers, who are fighting it tooth and nail. » 3/18/15 1:38pm 3/18/15 1:38pm

Here Is Why Chevrolet Dealers Aren't Going To Be Like Tesla Stores

Normally when the dealerships versus Tesla debate props up, I'm on Elon's side. But a recent Forbes article that compares buying a Chevy Volt and a Tesla is not only an unfair, it's myopic. Chevy dealers aren't anything like Tesla stores, but that doesn't mean that Chevy are doing something wrong. » 3/16/15 5:11pm 3/16/15 5:11pm

New Jersey Lawmakers On Path To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

It has been a long and complicated battle when it comes to Tesla sales in the Garden State. The automaker was selling cars for several years, then all of the sudden they were shut down due a violation of franchise laws. Now New Jersey lawmakers are getting closer to a full scale approval of Tesla direct sales. » 3/10/15 11:59am 3/10/15 11:59am

​You Can Be Trained To Test A Self-Driving Car In Less Than Two Hours

The California DMV is in charge of overseeing autonomous car testing in the state. Part of that includes ensuring the people operating the fleet of robo-cars are properly trained, but because the DMV is incapable of getting its shit together, that means some companies only require a couple hours of training before… » 2/25/15 4:46pm 2/25/15 4:46pm