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Tesla Model S Is The Safest Car Ever Tested

From being the highest-scored car ever tested by Consumer Reports to outselling luxury competitors like BMW and Mercedes, the Tesla Model S seems almost too good to be true…and it just got better. Not only did the Tesla Model S score a perfect rating in the NHTSA crash tests, it actually exceeded the NHTSA’s own score, achieving the best safety test score in the association’s history.

August 20th

Video: Tesla Model S Commercial “Recharge”

Elon Musk is writing his own playbook when it comes to Tesla Motors, foregoing things like press cars, dealership models, and traditional advertising venues. Tesla has so far relied largely on word-of-mouth to advertise the Model S, and fan-made commercials like “Recharge” have filled the void in its absence.

August 13th

Tesla Model S Production Exceeds 400 Per Week Goal

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has stated in an interview with Bloomberg that they are building Model S’s faster than you can spell, “Porsche Doppelkupplung.” He didn’t actually say that. His actual quote? “We’re above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it.” He didn’t elaborate to the actual number of Model S’s being produced per week, but it means Tesla production is amping up even beyond expectations.

July 18th

Video: Tesla Model S Costs 6-Cents Per Drag Race

The Tesla Model S is part sports car, part luxury car, and all-electric. For me, the best part is the focus on speed and handling, allowing the two-ton EV to move and handle like a much lighter car. Tesla owners are especially enthusiastic about drag racing, with the Model S pulling down consistent 12-second passes, and unlike traditional drag cars, it costs just pennies-per-pass in this sporty electric sedan.

Video: Tesla Model S Gets Its Drift On

After winning enough awards to fill a large trophy case, the Tesla Model S continues to be not just the best electric car on the road, but perhaps the best car you can buy, period, according to Consumer Reports. So how did they arrive at that conclusion? Oh, you know, just a little drifting.

Unofficial Tesla Model S Production Numbers Revealed

Tesla Motors has made a habit of playing its cards close to its chest, especially when it comes to production numbers. Tesla only reveals what it has to in order to comply with Federal law, so the official production numbers for 2012 won’t be available for another month. But thanks to a little Internet sleuthing, we now have a good idea of how many Model S sedans Tesla built and sold in 2012.

January 11th

Elon Musk: Tesla Model S Variants On The Way

The Tesla Model S has been described by some people as the most important car since the Ford Model T. While I think that may be overstating its importance just a wee bit, there is no doubt that the Model S is the supreme electric vehicle in the world right now. According to Elon Musk, Tesla is working on several unspecified variants on the Model S. Makes me wonder…what is Musk to?

November 8th

The Tesla Model C: Unofficial, But Really Cool Looking

Tesla Motors is keeping its cards close to its chest in regards to future vehicles. While CEO Elon Musk has dropped hints here and there, including an all-electric supercar and BMW 3-series fighter, we’re mostly left to our own devices to wonder what Tesla has planned. That has led some would-be car designers to fill in the blanks, and one in particular stood out to me. Meet the compact Tesla Model C.

November 7th

Video: Jay Leno Drives The Tesla Model S

Comedian, talk show host, and all-around gearhead Jay Leno loves automobiles as much as a man can, and his all-encompassing passion is really something to be admired. From American muscle to steam-powered trikes, if they built it, Leno probably has it in his garage/warehouse. Recently, Leno got a special visit from Tesla Motors, who let him burn rubber in one of their new Tesla Model S sedans.

October 30th

Motor Trend Tests Model S Sedan, Comes Away Impressed

The Tesla Model S sedan is the make-it-or-break-it vehicle for Elon Musk’s electric car company. After a decade of promises, the Model S is finally being delivered, and initial reviews seem to be positive. But Tesla caught some flak for not giving journalists enough time behind the wheel.

Now Motor Trend has come out with a long term, range-testing review…and these guys came away impressed. Hit the jump to find out why.

August 28th