The Gigafactory Could Make Teslas The Most American Cars

Yes, Tesla is an American car company. Even though the Model S comes out of a factory in California, though, it doesn't have as many domestic parts as some Fords or even Toyotas. That's going to change soon. » 4/09/14 11:00pm 4/09/14 11:00pm

Tesla Responds To Lemon Suit: What The Hell?

A lemon lawsuit was filed against Tesla on Monday, and it was accompanied by a totally bizarre video featuring a cardboard cutout of George Clooney. Tesla declined to comment at the time, but it's hard to keep them from talking back. They just put up a blog post, and it's got some pretty strong implications. » 4/09/14 8:00pm 4/09/14 8:00pm

Tesla Will Probably Make More Money With Fleet Leases Of Model S

Tesla's already doing pretty well, if its share price is any judge, but because it is an American company in America and it loves it some American Capitali$m, it want to make s'more. Which is why it just announced fleet leasing for the Model S. Awwwww yeah, Tesla company vehicles. » 4/08/14 1:40pm 4/08/14 1:40pm

Self-Proclaimed 'King Of Lemon Laws' Files Lemon Suit Against Tesla

Vince Megna, the guy who calls himself the "King of Lemon Laws," because he has filed a lot of lawsuits regardings cars under state Lemon Laws, obviously, just filed a lawsuit against Tesla because of what he says is a defective Model S. And the best part is the absolutely bizarre video accompanying the suit. » 4/07/14 2:10pm 4/07/14 2:10pm

The Tesla Model S Is Basically A Good Looking IT Department On Wheels

It's pretty well known that modern cars are full of little computers talking to each other. This internal network, known as the CAN bus, is pretty specific to cars and as a result is pretty unfamiliar to most people. Tesla, of course, loves to be different. And by different, I mean not different. Hear me out. » 4/04/14 2:20pm 4/04/14 2:20pm

Do Tesla's Tow Trucks Vibe With Their 'Green Machine' Image?

A reader spotted this Tesla Model S being towed being a current-generation Ford F-250. The truck was marked up with official-looking branding and Tesla's DOT number, which tells us Tesla operates 11 tow trucks that travel a total of 5,000,000 miles a year. Are they using the right rigs? » 4/02/14 5:32pm 4/02/14 5:32pm

Tesla Sells More Model S EVs In Norway Than Ford Sells Everything

Back in October, we were rather surprised to find out that the demand for a used Tesla Model S in Norway was so strong, they were going for more money than new ones. Oh yeah, and it was the best-selling car there. Turns out that trend is continuing. » 4/01/14 8:00pm 4/01/14 8:00pm

Reddit Drama Over Tesla Leads To Hilarious Circular Firing Squad

This weekend was supposed to be a fairly uneventful weekend for Tesla, as weekends for Tesla go. They weren't being banned from sale, and nothing caught fire. But the ever-present specter of Subreddit Drama lurked, as always. And since it's Reddit, pretty much everything else got dragged through the mud, too. » 3/31/14 3:00pm 3/31/14 3:00pm

Tesla's Model S Lock Can Be Opened With a Basic Hack

Tesla's Model S is supposed to be the safest car on the road—at least where the physical realm is concerned. But apparently, the crazy expensive car's six-character password is vulnerable to some pretty basic hacking techniques, leaving you and your car's data at the mercy of a tech-savvy stranger. » 3/31/14 2:40pm 3/31/14 2:40pm

Why Is 60 Minutes Dubbing Motor Noises Over Tesla Footage? (Video)

Anyone watching 60 Minutes' interview with Elon Musk? They keep dubbing motor noises over driving footage of the Model S. It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it's not the sound of a Tesla. (Update: 60 Minutes admitted to dubbing the sound) » 3/30/14 8:05pm 3/30/14 8:05pm

Why Tesla's Dealership Battle Is Getting Easier In Ohio And New Jersey

Tesla's relationship in Ohio and New Jersey, among other states, has been a little rocky thanks to its unconventional sales model. While Ohio is still pushing for a direct sales ban, a new bill in New Jersey could let Tesla back in. » 3/26/14 5:30pm 3/26/14 5:30pm

Tesla Can Do More Damage To Dealerships By Franchising

People often think it is strange that I support Tesla's sales model. As a car-buying consultant, I am getting paid so people can avoid the typical dealership experience. If the Tesla direct sales strategy were to catch on there would be no need for my services. However, despite my own business I firmly believe that… » 3/20/14 10:35am 3/20/14 10:35am

Chris Christie Doesn't Want The Blame For New Jersey's Tesla Sales Ban

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says it's the state legislature's fault that you won't be able to buy a Tesla from New Jersey showrooms starting April 1, following the passage last week of a rule against direct sales. » 3/19/14 7:00pm 3/19/14 7:00pm

This Tuner Tesla Model S Costs $205,000

There is no doubt that the Tesla Model S is a premium product that carries a premium price tag. While Tesla themselves often quotes the "starting at" price for their Model S, however, at least one Tesla owner wanted to see just how high he could get the car's price by ticking all the options that were made available to… » 3/16/14 3:46pm 3/16/14 3:46pm