In some corners of the world where Elon Musk’s word is taken as gospel, there’s a prevailing view that it’s irresponsible for news outlets to cover car crashes involving semi-autonomous technology as diligently as we’ve seen lately. Whether it’s Tesla investors stanning hard for the company, claiming “not one”…
The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday. More than likely, this crash will lead to yet more scrutiny around Tesla’s driving assistance system, which is already…
The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team to Florida to investigate a fatal crash Tuesday involving a Tesla Model S that left two high school seniors dead. The agency said it doesn’t expect, at this time, that Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system will be a part of the investigation.
Last year the Tesla Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class as well as the BMW 7 Series in their home turf of Europe. I assure you, the Germans are pissed, and if you listen carefully right now, you can probably faintly hear the screaming of Dieter Zetsche a continent away.
According to a story that appeared in the Los Angeles Times, seasoned former auto executive Bob Lutz had some nice words to say about the Tesla’s Model S but some less-than-shining comments about Tesla itself.
In December 2016, Tesla settled a lawsuit with over 100 Model S P85D owners in Norway, who had accused them of inflating power numbers in the car’s marketing. Tesla settled for about $8,600 for each owner, or they could get some car upgrades or other forms of relief. Now, nearly 80 more Norwegian customers say they…
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been sending the Twitter masses to a weird voicemail and arguing with the rest, a California shop has been finishing a Model S limo conversion to sell. Bids are at less than the starting price of a regular-sized Model S, which sounds decent if you have extra garage space.
“Please help Elon,” Farhan tweeted, after announcing to Twitter he had to climb in through the other side of this car when his Tesla’s door handles busted for the third time.
More importantly than zero emissions and saving the planet and all of that stuff, electric cars have a lot of torque. That means they can accelerate like small land rockets that’ll make you lose whatever you ate last, but apparently not everyone wants that in a car. Weird.
Volunteer firefighters in the Tyrol region of Austria recently encountered a Tesla Model S ablaze. Watch what it takes to successfully extinguish the fiery electric vehicle, even when apparently following Tesla’s guidelines.
The Tesla Model S is already an insanely quick machine with all of the dumb fitments and comforts people want in an “expensive” and “luxurious” car. But true enthusiasts know the only real experience is completely stripping out a car of all of its unnecessary guts to see just how quick it can really go. Somebody has…
There’s a new Tesla sedan on the horizon, and even though buyers seem confused about where it slots in the lineup, Tesla clearly wants to put some distance between the new entry level Model 3 and the older but more expensive Model S. The latest step is the company killing off the rear-wheel drive Model S. Will it be…
With Hurricane Irma due to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning, Tesla has unlocked its range-limited vehicles for Florida customers, extending the range of their vehicles to facilitate an easier evacuation from the storm.
We all love a good project car story. It’s delightful hearing about that restored MG or the track-reborn Miata. This is a story about a Tesla Model S.
The former environmental minister for Germany’s most populous state wanted an electric car while in office, because, well, EVs are “green” and good for our planet while it still exists. But Germany’s truest green boy couldn’t handle an EV as a daily driver, and returned his Tesla Model S over lack of range.
Having grown up hearing my family talk about what it was like seeing television evolve into what it is today, it must be even more surprising for a 97-year-old to witness the evolution of the car into “the future” we now know as the Tesla Model S.