A Tesla Roadster Just Went 340 Miles Without Having To Charge Once

The long-promised but yet-to-be-delivered upgrade to the Tesla Roadster is coming this year, and while Tesla still hasn't told its earliest adopters exactly when they can get the update or how much it cost, the automaker just completed a non-stop, 340-mile trip. » 2/13/15 4:11pm 2/13/15 4:11pm

​Tesla Roadster 3.0 Can Drive From SF To LA (400 Miles!) In One Charge

Tesla is out with its 3.0 upgrade for the Roadster, and by combining improved aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance, and new batteries, Tesla claims its achieved a 40-50 percent improvement on range. And it's going to test that with a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. » 12/26/14 12:49pm 12/26/14 12:49pm

​The First Tesla With Nearly A 400-Mile Range Is The Old Roadster

Tesla's earliest adopters were promised an update to the Roadster before the end of the year and Elon Musk is delivering with less than a week to spare. » 12/25/14 7:04pm 12/25/14 7:04pm

Tesla to Make Motorsports Debut at Pike's Peak 2014 w/ Drive E0 Racing

Tesla will make its racing debut this month at Pike's Peak, when a specially modified Tesla Roadster will race Monster Tajima's badass plug-in up the mountain at America's oldest and most historic off-road motorsports event! » 6/13/14 4:52pm 6/13/14 4:52pm

The Tesla Roadster Is Going To Get Some Sort Of Upgrade This Year

The Tesla Roadster was a product of its manufacturer's infancy, and while it drives okay, even the company admits it was a bit of a hack job. In an effort to remedy that, the little convertible is going to receive an upgrade later this year, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. » 6/03/14 4:30pm 6/03/14 4:30pm

​Elon Musk Admits The Tesla Roadster Was A Hack Job

Elon Musk is a perfectionist, so it's no surprise that he's willing to admit that the original Tesla Roadster was a mishmash of parts that looked great on paper, but didn't quite mesh in the real world. » 5/14/14 8:00pm 5/14/14 8:00pm

This Is The Sound Of 43 Teslas On A Racetrack

NASCAR Sprint Cup races are made up of 43 snarling, V8 beasts. But one day, the V8 could go extinct and NASCAR could go electric. This is what it would be like if Tesla took over NASCAR. Simon and Garfunkel would approve. » 8/12/13 11:10am 8/12/13 11:10am

The Untold Story Of The Tesla Prototype Test From Hell

Take away timing, ego, innovation, and opportunity and what you are left with is bullshit. And bullshit is a dead deer, a dead car, and the smell of gunpowder and imminent media disaster. » 7/03/13 2:22pm 7/03/13 2:22pm

Judge Throws Out Tesla's Top Gear Libel Lawsuit

Amidst the Tesla battery problem, comes news of a judgment from the UK courts again dismissing Tesla Motors' complaints and reiterating that Top Gear did nothing libelous or maliciously false in the program's review of the Tesla Roadster. » 2/23/12 9:05am 2/23/12 9:05am

Who Is Trying To Smear The Tesla Battery Problem Whistleblower?

Tesla Motors' response to this morning's revelation that Tesla Roadsters carry a devastating design problem that could lead to the cars becoming "bricked" — i.e. so drained of battery power they are unusable and require a $40,000 replacement — has been to insinuate that the problem was with the owners and not the car. » 2/22/12 8:02pm 2/22/12 8:02pm

Tesla Motors' Devastating Design Problem

Tesla Motors' lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla… » 2/22/12 10:00am 2/22/12 10:00am

Reverse Graffiti: Painting cars out of pollution

Reverse Graffiti, sometimes known as "grime-writing," involves erasing away the soot, dirt, and pollution on a surface to create an image in the negative. Artist Moose Curtis and Fotorater founder Marc Cameron teamed up on commission from the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and set four eco-cars in reverse on the walls of… » 9/21/11 3:30pm 9/21/11 3:30pm

Yo Dawg, I put a Tesla in your Tesla...

Yes, that's an electric car geek who's put a Tesla coil in a Tesla Roadster. How very meta. Commence Xzibit jokes in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... [via Facebook] » 9/20/11 1:30pm 9/20/11 1:30pm

Just eight weeks left to order a Tesla Roadster

Just a reminder: get your Tesla Roadster orders in ASAP. As we mentioned back in 2010, the Musk-y electric-car company is discontinuing the Roadster by mid-2011. The company will stop taking orders in around two months. » 6/23/11 3:30pm 6/23/11 3:30pm

Tesla owners can't spell

Owners of Tesla's electric roadster now have both the smuggest and the most unintentionally hilarious license plates. We can see why "Nikola" would be taken, but does anyone else find it humorous that just plain "Nicola" was already taken too? » 5/10/11 11:15am 5/10/11 11:15am

Tesla sues Top Gear over "rigged" electric car test

Remember that time Top Gear gave the Tesla Roadster such a thrashing it broke, except it really didn't break? Tesla does, and it's now filed suit against the BBC and Top Gear accusing the Beeb of defamation. UPDATE » 3/29/11 7:30pm 3/29/11 7:30pm

Rent A Tesla Roadster For $25 Per Hour

New startup Getaround recently launched a peer-to-peer marketplace that allows users to rent others cars from their iPhone. Their latest initiative? Members can now try out the $108,000 Tesla Roadster for just $25 an hour. (H/t Ethan!) [good.is] » 1/21/11 8:30am 1/21/11 8:30am

A Little Rack, A Little Propaganda

This Tesla Roadster's looking suspiciously hot with the ski rack up top. Unfortunately, it's ruined by Elon Musk's charge they're not going to stop until all cars are electric. Your own quotes in your booth? Hmm... megalomania. » 1/10/11 5:20pm 1/10/11 5:20pm

Watch a Tesla Roadster Get Charged Wirelessly

Imagine pulling into a parking space that charges your EV wirelessly, while you go and pop a pill for dinner. The eCoupled induction charger for electric cars is one car-related doo-dad showing at CES this week. The future's now, apparently. » 1/07/11 9:45am 1/07/11 9:45am

How Long Can Tesla Continue To Hemorrhage Cash?

Tesla Motors reported a loss of $34.9 million for the third quarter, with sales down to $31.2 million from $45.5 million. Guess there's not much of a growing market for over-priced electric kit cars. How long can this keep up? » 11/10/10 10:45am 11/10/10 10:45am