Driving the Tesla Model S is like riding a stick of butter across a hot skillet, and my Tea Party pal John had no problem adapting to different drivetrain.
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Can a test drive in a Tesla Model S convince a Tea Party radio pundit that there’s more to the Tesla Model S than its electric drivetrain, government loans, and a few road fires?
Though its stock price has fallen and the NHTSA is launching an investigation into a pair of on-the-road fires, the Tesla Model S remains the darling of both Wall Street and the automotive world. Besides, all that matters at the end of the day is happy customers, and the Tesla Model S has the happiest […]
Remember when Elon Musk said there would “definitely” not be any recall on the Tesla Model S despite a trio of high-profile fires? Well the all-electric automaker is now under investigation by the NHTSA, and the Federal agency has flat-out denied Tesla’s claim that it requested the investigation itself.
Three fires and countless news stories later, the Tesla Model S is under a magnifying glass for what might be a design flaw, or might be much ado about nothing. Elon Musk is standing by his baby though, saying “there’s definitely not going to be a recall” for the Model S. He’d better hope he […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elon Musk has hinted at battery swapping on future Tesla electric vehicles, but a tweet yesterday confirmed what many Tesla fans expected; battery swapping is coming, and soon. In fact, Musk promised to demonstrate battery swapping technology at a press conference tomorrow, but this news leaves us with as many questions as answers.
The automotive aftermarket offers pretty much any and everything you could want for your ride. While electric cars are the new kids on the block, many aftermarket features translate easily onto rides like the Tesla Model S. A new coat of matte paint and some 22-inch Vossen wheels liven up the already-sexy Model S. Can you dig it?
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.
Many an automotive publication has heaped praise upon the Tesla Model S electric sedan, but one well-respected outlet has been mum, until now. Consumer Reports recently rated the Tesla Model S, giving it a score of 99/100, making it the highest-scored cars in the publication’s history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, haters.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Tesla Model S is probably the best electric car in the world right now…and it’s also really freakin’ fast. But just how fast, compared to cars that rival it in power, speed, and cost? Automobile Magazine lined a top-of-the-line Tesla Model S up against a 560 horsepower BMW M5 to see which luxury sports sedan was faster.
Though the first few hundred Tesla Model S sedans have just started rolling off of the assembly line, a car company with high hopes like Tesla Motors has to look far into the future. And what do the next few years hold for Elon Musk’s electric car company? Well to start with, a small crossover and a sports car…perhaps even the return of the Roadster.
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.