​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

Elon Musk: Hydrogen Fuel Cells Are "Extremely Silly." Are They Really?

Elon Musk has never been a proponent of the universe's most abundant element, hydrogen. Well, at least in the context of a fuel source for an electric car. This is not a new stance for him, but it is one he reiterated last month at a press conference. So, why, exactly, is he such an H-phobe, and is he right? » 2/18/15 3:40pm 2/18/15 3:40pm

Tesla Gears Up To Spend Big Money In Texas For Dealer Fight

We love us some sweet, sweet freedom down here in Texas, unless that freedom involves selling your car directly to your customers without having to go through a dealership. Our laws aren't big on that kind of freedom, and the last time the Texas Legislature met, Tesla Motors was way outgunned in the direct sales… » 2/18/15 1:38pm 2/18/15 1:38pm

This Tesla Model S Spec Is How You Do Automotive 'Fan Videos'

Okay, so, I don't now much about Specs. In fact, I had to ask Torchy exactly what the heck a Spec was, but I have made some pretty awesome anime music videos in my time, so I understand the labors of love that are fan videos. And the folks at Digital Giant apparently really, really love the Tesla Model S. » 2/14/15 1:00pm 2/14/15 1:00pm

Tesla Has Almost 20,000 Reservations For The Model X, Losses Widen

Tesla is out with its fourth quarter financial results for 2014 and the end of the year, and it's finally released numbers on how many people have raised their hands for its new – and severely delayed – Model X SUV. It's a lot, and it's one of the reasons Tesla thinks it will sell 55,000 vehicles this year. » 2/11/15 5:31pm 2/11/15 5:31pm

Why does the Tesla Model X keep getting delayed?

It's no secret: The Tesla Model X electric SUV is coming, and electric-car fans, Tesla owners, and automotive geeks alike are all excited about it. Originally scheduled to launch late in 2013, to say the Model X is late would be an understatement. It's been delayed multiple times, but why?… » 2/09/15 2:01pm 2/09/15 2:01pm

Connecticut Car Dealers Have A Stupid Anti-Tesla Website To Scare You

The alarmingly-named Tesla Crash website has a logo with a wrecked car (not a Tesla) and blood-red, splattery typography. You'd think it'd be a warning site about how Teslas have a secret "Murder Mode." It's really just a bunch of Connecticut car dealers afraid of not getting to make more money. » 2/09/15 1:35pm 2/09/15 1:35pm