Internal quality checks at Tesla have “routinely revealed” defects in more than 90 percent of Model S and X vehicles after they come off the production line, according to a new report from Reuters. Tesla countered by saying any reworking of cars post-assembly shows that it’s committed to quality.
Tesla announced Thursday afternoon that it’s voluntarily recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because the rear row of seats might not lock into place in the event of a crash.
All good things come to an end, like when Tesla broke the news that its growing global network of Supercharger stations would no longer be free. Today, Tesla has announced some specifics on how much you’ll be charged for charging, and when.
On Friday, a South Korean celebrity named Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla, which alleged his Model X spontaneously accelerated as he was parking it into his garage, ramming through his living room, and injuring him as well as his son, who was in the car with him. In a email to Gizmodo, a Tesla spokesperson…
Model X owner Ji Chang Son filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Friday, claiming his vehicle suddenly accelerated as he was parking it in his garage. Filed in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, the suit “alleges product liability, negligence and breaches of warranty, and seeks unspecified…
This year marked Tesla’s foray into a legal battle at the federal level to win the right to sell vehicles using the direct sales model the company prefers. Until that’s settled, however, roadblocks for the company remain: In Missouri this week, Tesla’s license to sell cars in its Missouri showroom expired, following a…
Many Tesla owners have grown tired of pulling into charging stations only to see Supercharger spots clogged by fully-juiced vehicles whose owners are too damn lazy to pull into a normal spot. So now Tesla will make those lackadaisical jerks pay with a 40 cent per minute “Supercharger Idle Fee.”
The Tesla Model S P100D was one of the fastest cars in the world, claiming a zero to 60 MPH time of just 2.5 seconds when it was introduced in August. A wireless update coming next month drops that down to 2.4 seconds. That is so unbelievably quick.
When it gave the Tesla Model S an unprecedented 103 out of 100 score last August, Consumer Reports looked like it might try to marry Elon Musk’s company and have its little electric car babies. But after a year of disappointments, trust violations and janky-ass door handles, it seems the magazine can no longer…
Tesla just capped off its best quarter yet, delivering 8,700 Model X crossovers to customers and a total of 24,500 deliveries for the Q3 of 2016. Apparently that wasn’t good enough to keep the 60D trim of the Model X around, because Tesla just killed it only three months after introducing it.
Tesla’s Model X crossover-egg has had a rough history with automatic doors—namely those fancy-but-flawed Falcon Wing doors for passengers. But the front doors also have an automatic opening feature, too, and they’re a bit bullish in the parking lot.
A Tesla Model X owner just tore into his car, finding what appears to be a provision for a new triple front-facing camera. Here’s video of that tear-down, showing the vacant coax port that Electrek thinks might enable some current Teslas to be retrofit for fully-autonomous Autopilot 2.0.
Today in bad ideas, a now-removed YouTube video of a man playing Pokémon Go while using his Tesla’s Autopilot mode has been making rounds on the interwebs. Though the clip is gone, we’ve still got the quotes from YouTuber Gary Zhou describing what it was like to simultaneously aim to catch Pokémon while riding in a…
Tesla’s direct sales model versus nearly everyone else is old news. While I fully support a direct sales model, I also can’t help but pause at Tesla’s latest argument for it.
If you’e ever wondered how the Tesla Model X’s Falcon Wing doors worked, here’s a demonstration video complete with the greatest children’s (and adults’, let’s be honest) toys ever: Legos.
Barrett Lyon has owned every model Tesla has ever made; a Roadster, a Model S and, now formerly, a Model X—which he returned to Tesla after filing a lawsuit against the company over the electric crossover’s numerous quality issues.
Tesla will be opening a “Design Studio” gallery featuring a Model X parked right the middle of the Nordstrom clothing store in L.A.’s The Grove mall. What’s next, a Subaru in a Whole Foods?
Elon Musk has broken his Twitter silence over the recent claim that Tesla attempted to cover up owner claims of suspension issues on the Model S, suggesting that fraudulent claims of similar issues indicates a larger conspiracy.