Porsche plans to install fast chargers at every single dealership the automaker runs in the U.S. to coincide with the rollout of its all-electric Mission E, but it won’t take a cue from Tesla and offer free access to owners.
Tesla aims to rollout a Supercharger network that’s double in size later this year. It would be a sorely needed investment for electric vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. Now, the company is once again floating the possibility of opening up the network to other automakers. And it should.
Back in November, Tesla announced it would no longer offer free access to its global Supercharger network, an obvious bummer to Tesla owners everywhere. But now, the automaker’s bringing back the consumer benefit—but only under limited circumstances.
Good news for electric road trippers and people still suffering from range anxiety: Tesla announced today that it plans to double the size of its Supercharger network, with some sites being constructed along busy routes to accommodate several dozen Teslas charging simultaneously.
Tesla is investigating what appears to be an unusual fire that torched a Model S P85 at a Supercharger station in Shanghai. And the vehicle reportedly wasn’t charging at the time it set fire.
How do fistfuls of duck calls hold up to an 841-horsepower Corvette’s exhaust? What about the oversized pipes of a modified Ram 1500 truck, or a supercharger’s blow-off valve? Behold, all that is quack.
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.
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.”
Suzuki showed a turbocharged motorcycle engine. Kawasaki a supercharged bike that’s definitely not the flagship H2R, and Yamaha a leaning three-wheeled trike. But, what’s it all mean? Let’s explore the bikes (and more) of the Tokyo Motor Show.
After last year’s Kawasaki H2 and H2R, it’s hard to think that Kawasaki already have another supercharged bike up their sleeves, but Japanese magazine Young Machine seems to think otherwise. Please, please, please be right.
If you drive a Tesla and use the accommodation renting service Airbnb a lot, you’re in luck. Starting in California, Tesla Motors will hand out free (minus an installation fee) charging stations to certain Airbnb locations.
The best way to get people to plunk down the cash on an electric car is to alleviate range anxiety and make it convenient. That's the main driver behind Tesla's rapid expansion of its Supercharger network, along with this, a new partnership to put Tesla's basic chargers where its customers spend time.
As promised, Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has fired back against New York Times reporter John M. Broder's ill-fated test drive of the Model S, and he has done so with data logs from the car. And these logs appear, at least, to contradict some of what Broder wrote in his story.
One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars.
Tesla Motors just unveiled its new supercharger, but it isn't the cool Mad Max kind we all grew up with.
Danny Thompson set out last month to best his Bonneville speed record of 256 mph in an ethanol-powered Mustang. He hit 265 mph and then flipped his 'Stang end over end. Here's the astonishing view from the passenger seat.
You say your daily driver needs classic early-60s looks, clean-burning alternative fuel... and enough supercharged horsepower to rip out your spine? You want instant Project Car Hell Poster Child status? We've found your next car!
Want to make your friends gag with jealousy and hate you for your backyard engineering skills? Emulate what Kent Hausauer has done with this Chevy 350 — run two turbos to a supercharger intake and get drunk on stupid power.
We like nothing better than to see technology originally developed to save polar bears perverted for the purposes of performance. Such is the case with the DDMworks Ariel Atom and its twincharged engine.