Tesla’s all-wheel-drive Model S P85D might just be the best car on the planet, at least according to Consumer Reports. In fact, Tesla’s top of the line Model S performed so well during testing that it quite literally broke Consumer Reports’ testing scale, initially scoring 103 on a 100 point scale. Subsequently, the publication was forced to implement a few changes to its scoring scale just to account for the Model S.
For reasons that defy comprehension, a purposefully misleading narrative about Tesla has been gaining traction in the press this week. In an article originally published on Reuters, Joseph White and Paul Lienert laughably claim that Tesla loses $4,000 on every car it sells. Even their chosen headline is an exercise in bombastic and deceptive journalism: “Insight: Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold.”
Insight. An ironic choice of words.
Remembering to plug in your Tesla at night for charging isn’t something that most Tesla owners forget on a regular basis. Nonetheless, Tesla is working on a solution – albeit a very creepy one – that will make sure you never have to bother remembering to charge your car at night ever again. More →
In every country around the world where the Tesla Model S is sold, demand far outstrips supply. That is, every country except one. The lone outlier is China, where Model S have been wildly disappointing and way below both analyst and Tesla’s expectations. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that part of the problem was that he was “misled” by Chinese speculators who ordered cars but never ended up buying one.
Despite lackluster sales in China, not to mention the delayed rollout of the highly anticipated Model X, Tesla is as strong as ever.
Tesla this past Friday announced that they delivered a whopping 10,030 cars during the first quarter of 2015. Note that the figure pertains to cars that actually ended up in consumer hands. Which is to say, the company’s overall sales figures were likely a tad higher.
Tesla’s electric cars are a dream come true for some drivers, but that doesn’t mean the amazing vehicles can’t get even better. In addition to its Thursday announcement aimed at ending “range anxiety” in Tesla cars, the company also announced that the Model S will receive a software update that will enable limited automated driving, The Verge reports. More →
A recently discovered easter egg in the Tesla Model S might very well be the coolest easter egg ever discovered. Though easter eggs (code for a hidden message or inside joke embedded in software) are typically found in PC-based programs, that didn’t stop Tesla from joining in on the fun in an incredibly awesome way.
Tesla’s tuned version of its Model S has been making waves ever since it was announced last year, and we have seen it do some pretty incredible things so far. It beat a Lamborghini Aventador off the line and it absolutely obliterated a Challenger Hellcat in a drag race, and it did it all without a single drop of gasoline. The Model S might not be the most refined luxury car on the road, but there’s no question that the P85D can hang with even the fastest supercars on the market.
Precious few people know what it’s like to actually sit in a Model S P85D when the driver floors it, but now a hilarious new video gives us a pretty good idea of what all that power feels like. More →
Tesla is an amazing car company with an incredible CEO. I wouldn’t necessarily bet against them, but here is why I think we maybe should. Ever since Tesla loaned me a Model S almost two years ago, I have almost jumped in and bought one on three different occasions. In that time, Tesla’s supercharger network has rolled out across the world, with reasonable density in the United States. The company also introduced a new AWD dual-motor Model S with mind-blowing acceleration, and forward-looking autonomous features that can be activated and developed with software updates down the road. Beyond all that, the car is obviously all electric and quite incredible.
I still think it’s a failure — here’s why. More →
As previously teased, Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled its brand new Tesla models, bringing several interesting features to its electric cars, including all-wheel drive, faster speeds, improved battery efficiency, and a cool new trick that might make you want to purchase one a Tesla even more than before. More →
Tesla Motors has had a rough couple of months. Shares hit an all-time high of $194.50 in late September, then concerns about the fires on the Model S crept up. Following that, third-quarter earnings were great, but concerns about selling more Model S units in the fourth-quarter hit the stock. Now, an analyst thinks Tesla’s woes aren’t just short term in nature, it’s a case of unrealistic expectations. More →