August 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
There are reports that Tesla has begun installing a new camera with three lenses in its new cars this week as it plunges ahead with its drive to bring self driving technology to market sooner rather than later. A new version of Autopilot is expected later this year.
July 22nd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla leads all other manufacturers in sales of electric cars through the first 6 months of 2016. When numbers for the Model S and Model X are combined, Tesla sold nearly twice as many cars as the Chevy Volt.
July 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla missed its goal of delivering 20,000 cars in the second quarter, largely because it had more than 5,000 finished cars still in transit when the quarter ended. It production was up 20% over Q1, however.
July 3rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
NHTSA is investigating a fatal crash of a Tesla Model S while operating in Autopilot mode. Its decision may have a major impact on rules for autonomous cars in the US and around the world.
June 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla says it is now building more than 2,000 cars a week at its factory in Fremont, California. That should make it possible to get very near to its production target of 100,000 cars for the year.
June 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla vigorously disputes reports that there is a safety issue with the suspension on its Model S cars or that it requires customers to agree not to report safety issues to
May 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A Tesla Model S using adaptive cruise control crashed into a stopped vehicle on a highway. Who is responsible, the driver or the car?
May 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A 2012 Tesla Model S owner just paid almost $6,000 to repair the brakes on his car. What does that say about the cost of owning an older Tesla?
May 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A second Tesla owner claims the computer in her Model S failed, causing a collision. And for a second time, Tesla declines to accept responsibility.
May 12th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A Tesla Model S drove into the back of a tractor trailer recently in Salt Lake City. The owner says the car went rogue. Tesla says he told the car to go into Summon mode and did not supervise the operation properly.
May 5th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
May 4, 2016. The day the world, not just the automotive world, changed forever. In its Q1 statement to investors, the company made a bold statement. It will build 500,000 cars 2 years sooner than expected.
May 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has made a 75 kWh battery optional on the Model S. It costs $3,000 extra. Is it destined to become the standard battery soon?
April 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A crash between a Tesla Model S and a Mercedes GLA 250 left both cars heavily damaged and the Mercedes in flames. Which car would you rather be riding in?