This Chinese Electric Sedan Isn't A Tesla Knockoff At All, You Guys

When it comes to innovations in automotive design, technology, and forward-thinking ideas, few countries are on the cutting edge the way China is. The rising nation seems like an endless fountain of originality that constantly keeps us wondering what new ideas they'll come up with next. Case in point: the all-new… » 3/04/15 10:40am Wednesday 10:40am

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

The Next Great Tesla Fighter Might Come From... Porsche?

In the electric car game, and possibly even in the luxury sedan game, the Tesla Model S is like the best gunslinger in the Old West right now. And that means tons of competitors are lining up to try and take it down, like Chevrolet and BMW. But if this rumor is true, the most plausible Tesla fighter could very well… » 2/16/15 12:14pm 2/16/15 12:14pm

Tesla Will Do 'Limited Beta' Battery Swaps Between LA And SF [UPDATE]

Two days after we called out Tesla's hype machine problem (and, from what we've heard, possibly in response to that), Elon Musk said today that the company will announce the launch of "limited beta" battery swaps between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Update 2:04PM ET: Official announcement below. » 12/19/14 12:20pm 12/19/14 12:20pm

Order A Tesla Model X Today And You Won't See It Until 'Well Into 2016'

With Tesla delaying the production of the Model X to the third quarter of next year and pre-order projections topping 20,000, it's going to be a while before even the first round of owners will get their hands on the electric SUV. And in a letter to Model X reservation holders, it's even worse if you're putting an… » 11/25/14 3:30pm 11/25/14 3:30pm

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 7/23/14 9:10am

Here's What A Tesla Model S Can Do Around The Nürburgring

Last week at Darren Langenfeld's awesome Destination Nürburgring track day, I got cornered approached by noted Nissan GT-R tuner Iain Litchfield who said he had a car he wanted me to take around the Nordschleife. I had visions of 750+ hp supercars dancing through my head when he stopped in front of a bone stock Tesla… » 7/08/14 1:40pm 7/08/14 1:40pm

Bill To Lift Ban On New Jersey Tesla Sales Moves Forward (UPDATED)

Two months ago, Tesla Motors lost one of the battles in their state-by-state fight against car dealers. The battleground was New Jersey, where a dealer-backed initiative led the state's motor vehicle commission to halt Tesla's car sales on April 1. Good news for electric car fans: As of yesterday, that ban moved to… » 6/06/14 12:24pm 6/06/14 12:24pm