Is This The Site Of Tesla's Gigafactory Battery Plant?

Way back in April, the hype over which state would get Tesla Motors' Gigafactory battery plant reached its zenith. But an official announcement was never made, and since then it's been more or less radio silence. Now, some new clues lead Tesla-watchers to think that a site near Reno, Nevada will be the home of the… » 7/23/14 9:10am Yesterday 9:10am

​Chinese Tesla Owner Builds His Own Damn Charging Network

When Zong Yi took delivery of his Tesla Model S earlier this year, there was a problem. He lives in Guangzhou and he picked the car up in Beijing. That's a 3,750-mile trip without a single charging station along the route. So he built his own – 16 of them – and paid for every one out of his pocket. » 7/15/14 6:24pm 7/15/14 6:24pm

Weird Tesla Crash Was Result Of Wrong Pedal Press, Witness Says

A completely bizarre accident yesterday, which saw a Tesla Model S veer straight into a sign at Tesla's Fremont factory and store, was the result of a driver slamming on the accelerator instead of the brake, according to a witness at the scene. And, weirdly enough, they'd had the car for a while. » 7/14/14 11:50am 7/14/14 11:50am

Tesla Is What Scion Should Have Been

J.Emerson, from The Truth About Cars, has written an excellent editorial on how Scion should have been marketed like Tesla. With the exception of the FRS, I'm not sure the automaker could have worked as a "lifestyle brand." Do you think Scion would have been more successful if it wasn't confined to a Toyota dealership? » 7/08/14 11:22am 7/08/14 11:22am

What Is The Most "Independent" New Car For Sale?

Today we celebrate American independence with grilled meats, explosions and booze. This holiday weekend is also a pretty good time to buy a car. You will find plenty of dealerships with inflatable Uncle Sams or bald eagles (please someone find me a picture of this) promising "explosive deals!" » 7/04/14 6:19pm 7/04/14 6:19pm

Anti-Tesla Car Dealers Made A Bullshit Animation To Scareducate You

The National Automobile Dealers Association is feeling threatened, thanks mostly to the work Tesla has done to set up company-owned stores to sell their cars. That's bad news for independent car dealers, who are now feeling like a cornered animal. Like cornered animals, they're attacking with the tools nature gave… » 6/19/14 3:30pm 6/19/14 3:30pm