This Handy Chart Shows All Of Tesla's Current And Future Electric Car…

Tesla's a pretty interesting car company, and I suspect we'll be writing stories about them for a long while. They also have a nice, orderly naming convention for their cars, having announced and/or released a Model R (or just Roadster), a Model S, and soon, a Model X. Other model names/letters have been hinted at or… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

The Tesla Model 'E' Is 'Coming,' An Electric Concorde Is Possible, And…

Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk dropped in to answer reader questions (full interview here) on Jalopnik earlier today and, in the course of about 45 minutes, managed to break some actual news. We're going to bullet point it for you and let you discuss what it means in the comments. » 8/30/12 3:00pm 8/30/12 3:00pm

What's the most newsworthy tidbit? What…

Ask Elon Musk Anything You Want About Nikola Tesla, Tesla Motors, And…

When everyone was running away from electric cars, Elon Musk invested in them with Tesla. When the government was reducing its commitment to space, Elon Musk started SpaceX. When Nikola Tesla fans said they needed help preserving his lab, Elon Musk stepped up to help. Whatever your opinion of Elon Musk (we've had… » 8/30/12 11:45am 8/30/12 11:45am

Campaign To Save Tesla's Lab Raises $850,000 In A Week

Last week, we told you that the founder of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, was looking for a way to purchase Nikola Tesla's old tower and make it into a museum. In just one week, his $850,000 fundraising goal has been reached and exceeded. Wow! » 8/22/12 1:30pm 8/22/12 1:30pm

Help The Oatmeal Buy Nikola Tesla's Old Lab And Turn It Into A Museum

Our old friend Matthew Inman — better known as The Oatmeal — is on a mission. He wants to buy back Nikola Tesla's old lab and turn it into a museum. » 8/15/12 8:40pm 8/15/12 8:40pm

How To Buy A New Tesla For Half Price Without Having To Wait Forever

If you wanted a Tesla Model S but couldn't afford the sticker price (or bear the long wait), now's your chance. Well, sort of. Tesla shared its guts with Toyota, who stuffed them into a RAV4, and now the car's going on sale. » 8/03/12 12:30pm 8/03/12 12:30pm

Nikola Tesla's Mysterious Electric Car Had No Batteries (And Probably…

The modern Tesla is known for making modern electric cars, but the truth is the original Nikola Tesla made an electric car — and he did it all without batteries, way back in 1931. Since it was the man's 156th birthday earlier this month, and since that man essentially created the modern world as we know it, we kind of… » 7/16/12 2:00pm 7/16/12 2:00pm

Bob Lutz Calls BS On BS Article

Oh Bob Lutz, our man crush on you borders on the weird and this isn't going to help. We get a little tired of having to call out the media for their ridiculous articles about Tesla, so we're glad you could carry the load for a bit in calling out this nonsense with a simple response like this. » 7/14/12 2:00pm 7/14/12 2:00pm

Tesla Model S: The Full Meta Review

Yesterday's launch of the Tesla Model S electric sedan was a highly choreographed affair, with most of the media merely happy pawns on Elon Musk's great chessboard. As we predicted, most media outlets got ten-or-less minutes to review the car. » 6/23/12 9:17am 6/23/12 9:17am

Why You Shouldn't Trust Any Early Tesla Model S Reviews

It's possible the Tesla Model S is a great car that lives up to all of its promises. You won't find that out by reading reviews from the early drives of the car, which we've learned — and the company has basically confirmed — Tesla has limited to 10 minutes per outlet. » 6/14/12 12:00pm 6/14/12 12:00pm

Tesla Delivers One Model S To One Guy

While Elon Musk is launching rockets into space, his old pet project electric car company is launching its first Tesla Model S sedan to its first "customer" — Tesla board member and investor Steve Jurvetson. » 6/06/12 9:00am 6/06/12 9:00am

Tesla Motors CEO On The Daily Show: Let's Colonize Mars!

Space X CEO, Tesla CEO, and Paypal founder Elon Musk made an appearance on The Daily Show last night, where he discussed the bold ambition of developing sustained life on another planet. Jon Stewart was like an excited child, asking Musk if he is indeed one of the X-Men. » 4/11/12 12:45pm 4/11/12 12:45pm

Sliding The Tesla Model S On Ice Looks Like Fun

This winter, Tesla took the Model S to the 820-acre Automotive Enviro Testing center in Baudette, Minnesota — normally one of the coldest places in the continental United States. » 4/10/12 1:30pm 4/10/12 1:30pm

Watch Billionaire Electric Car Mogul Elon Musk Explain 'BioShock' To…

I've been tempted to start a column on Tesla's Elon Musk that's just an ongoing list of him explaining things (for example, Elon Musk explains love). He's clearly got a fascinating mind working up there. A great example of this is him telling future Musk biographer Hannah Elliott how the dystopian video game… » 3/26/12 4:00pm 3/26/12 4:00pm

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

Tesla Model X Price Tops Out At $100,000

We received an email earlier from CNN's Peter Valdes-Dapena letting us know the Tesla Model X crossover may actually have a higher top price than the $80,000 we initially reported. » 2/10/12 2:45pm 2/10/12 2:45pm

Elon Musk Unplugs Second Marriage To Talulah Riley

Anyone who saw Revenge of the Electric Car knows the only aspect stranger than Ray Wert's man-crush on Bob Lutz was Tesla-founder Elon Musk's marriage to actress Talulah Riley. And now it's as dead as the Tesla Roadster. » 1/18/12 2:30pm 1/18/12 2:30pm