Things are bumpy in Tesla’s Autopilot division, as the company is expanding its data collection protocols and pushing ahead with plans to have a Tesla drive cross country without human intervention before the end of the year.
Tesla has won a small but significant victory in its legal battle with the state of Michigan. A federal magistrate has enforced a subpoena against two state legislators requiring them to turn over communications from lobbyists opposed to the Tesla direct sales model.
A German environmental minister selected a Tesla Model S as his official car, but returned it after a few months claiming it was too cramped to work in the back seat and too much trouble to keep charged when on official business.
A Tesla Model X recently set the world record for an SUV in the quarter mile, proving once again that electric motors have a big advantage over internal combustion engines in low end torque.
Tesla has pushed a new over the air software update to all Model S 75 and Model X 75 cars that lets them accelerate to 60 mph a full second quicker.
A couple from Switzerland drove their Tesla Model S to Kazakhstan and back this year, including 72 days in which there were no chargers available. How did they do that? Read on to find out.
A video made by Steve Jurvetson shows the charge port door on the Tesla Model 3 is able to open and close itself, opening the way for fully automatic charging in the future.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revised his estimates for total company production numbers.
A Tesla fan has created an online simulator that allows people to experience the Model 3 touchscreen while they are waiting for their car to be built.
The 2170 lithium ion battery cell used in the Tesla Model 3 has 45% more volume and is up to 15% more energy efficient.
Elon Musk told investors yesterday that the Model Y will be built on a variation of the Model 3 chassis. He expects the car to launch by 2019 and sell a half million units a year — or more.
A 144 megawatt offshore wind farm is planned in the waters off Martha’s Vineyard. It will feature batteries by Tesla and power up to 80,000 homes.
Motor Trend got a chance to drive the Tesla Model 3 before the official reveal. There report raves about the car.
As part of the Model 3 reveal at the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk said the facility will produce twice as much battery capacity each year as the rest of the world combined.
The Tesla Model 3 is here at last. Here are the answers to all (most?) of your questions about this much anticipated electric car.
The Boring Company completed its first test of the elevator that will raise and lower automobiles so they can use the underground tunnels. Also, Consumer Reports is now satisfied with the automatic emergency braking system on the Model S and restored that car to its “best rated” category.
A trusted source is telling Ben Sullins of Teslanomics that Tesla is using an entirely new battery cell for the Model 3. Called the 4416, it is rumored to have higher energy density than any Tesla has used previously.
The least expensive Tesla Model S will soon be the 75D. The company has announced that it is discontinuing the rear wheel drive version of the car. That makes the price of the least expensive Model S $74,500.
In order to meet the needs of Tesla Model 3 owners, the company is planning to greatly expand its service network. Watch the video to learn more.
The first production Model 3 has rolled of the Tesla production line. The black car, serial number 1, will be owned by Elon Musk.