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Read the latest Tesla news here. At TorqueNews we cover Tesla’s automotive and financial news, and do reviews so that you can make the best decision when it comes to buying your next car, or if you’re just in the mood to learn a little about Tesla.

Tesla is one of the most well known names in the modern day automotive industry. It is the leading automotive manufacturer for battery powered cars. Yes, that means zero gasoline usage. It is without question that the evil genius behind this company, Elon Musk, has done anything except the abnormal. Their brand released their first car in 2008 and today in 2020 it is one of the most popular and practical options you can get on the market. Tesla’s have entered the market from the top down as they are quickly on their way to meet the $20,000 to $30,000 price mark, but their most popular models are $35,000 and above.

The brand is most noted by their quirky leader, their long range capabilities under one singular charge, their surprising performance aspects, and their cutting edge technology. Currently, the Model S holds the record for the longest range on one charge which was 370 miles, but Elon claims 400 miles is coming soon and also claims that the coming soon 2nd gen Tesla Roadster will not only be the fastest production car, but it will also have a range of 620 miles which is absurd.


The Current Tesla Lineup

  • Teslas Model 3 ————————————— Starting MSRP $35,000
  • Tesla Model S ————————————— Starting MSRP $75,000
  • Tesla Model X ————————————— Starting MSRP $81,000
  • Tesla Model Y ————————————— Starting MSRP $52,990

Follow Torque News Tesla reporters Guillaume Humbert, Paul Fosse and Tinsae Aregay for daily Tesla News.

By David Herron on October 4, 2012 - 1:20AM
In tonight's Presidential Debate, Romney pulls out the 'Solyndra' card and names off a list of supposed failures, including Tesla Motors, a company nearly any observer would call a success.
By David Herron on October 3, 2012 - 7:47PM
Last week misconceptions floated in the press stemming from SEC financial filings, and this week Elon Musk takes to the blog to explain the truth, and predict the company will be cash flow positive next month.
By Aaron Turpen on September 28, 2012 - 6:36AM
Now that we have had a couple of days to get over the grandeur of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's big plans for the future regarding the charging stations, let's look at the reality of the situation.
By David Herron on September 25, 2012 - 1:53AM
The Tesla Model S is already an amazing electric car, but it became extremely more valuable with today's unveiling of the Supercharger network which will allow coast-to-coast trips with an electric car, powered for free from sunlight.
By David Herron on September 22, 2012 - 8:06PM
Tesla Motors is planning to open 10 new stores this fall, continuing a rapid expansion to support sales of the Tesla Model S now that it's on the market.
By David Herron on September 14, 2012 - 8:29PM
The long-hinted Tesla SuperCharger for the Model S and Model X, will be unveiled on Sept 24 according to an Elon Musk tweet promising it will be like "alien spaceships landed at highway rest stops."
By David Herron on September 13, 2012 - 1:30PM
The second generation Toyota RAV4 EV all electric SUV, is going on sale in two weeks, in select Toyota dealerships in California.
By Nicolas Zart on September 13, 2012 - 12:49PM
Tesla Motors has had a reputation of rich media headlights and Elon Musk is not known to mince his words. The latest Detroit stint and hints at its product shows a company eager to keep the momentum going.
By David Herron on September 11, 2012 - 10:05PM
Tesla Motors is doing things differently from other automakers, and the company's sales and service model don't always agree with local laws.
By Nicolas Zart on September 8, 2012 - 2:20PM
It had to happen after decades of ever increasing car weight and trying to tweak engine efficiency, it had to come to a stalemate. At least, electric cars challenged conventional notions.
By Nicolas Zart on September 6, 2012 - 1:58PM
Can you guess who isn’t too happy about how electric cars are sold? If you guessed dealership, you’re right.
By David Herron on August 30, 2012 - 9:42PM
In an interview, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk talked about the Tesla Model S charging system, plans for future electric cars from Tesla Motors, and whether Tesla would ever fund an electric car racing team.
By David Herron on August 29, 2012 - 9:22PM
Tesla Motors is continuing to rack up steep losses, so a prediction of profitability by next year may strike one as lunacy, until you look at the orders on hand and the projection of sales volume required to break even.
By Nicolas Zart on August 29, 2012 - 10:31AM
Much rides on the shoulders of the Tesla Motors Model S, the follow up to the incredible Roadster I drove a few years ago. The numbers so far look promising.
By Nicolas Zart on August 21, 2012 - 3:46AM
The various Pebble Beach auctions attract high caliber collector cars and redefine their ultimate value. But old classics are not the only ones there, the Infiniti Emerg-e Concept is also making its North American debut at the 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
By Nicolas Zart on August 15, 2012 - 6:53AM
Electric cars introduce a complete fundamental paradigm shift not only with their electric drivetrain but also with software management. This is where the Open Source movement can have the most positive effect.
By David Herron on August 11, 2012 - 8:05PM
The 60 kWh Tesla Model S now comes standard with support for the high power SuperCharger, and with it's lower cost it's a better value proposition than the 85 kWh Model S.
By Anthony Faccenda on July 30, 2012 - 6:29PM
Clooney's 2008 Tesla Signature 100 roadster will be up for grabs at the upcoming Pebble Beach Auction, which also features Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500.
By David Herron on July 24, 2012 - 12:51PM
The Tesla Model S has an amazing 17" touch panel display in the dash board, offering full internet access along with a full gamut of infotainment services, which now include the TuneIn internet radio streaming platform.
By David Herron on July 2, 2012 - 10:44PM
In what may be the biggest yet assemblage of high powered electric vehicles, the 2012 REFUEL races, in its fourth year, is turning into a powerhouse of an informal electric racing event.
By David Herron on July 2, 2012 - 8:56PM
While the Tesla Model S has all the appearances of a luxury sedan, under the covers is the power plant of a sports car, as was proved last weekend when four Model S's took the top positions in a large electric car time trial race.
By David Herron on June 29, 2012 - 4:17PM
Both Apple and Tesla depend on lithium ion batteries, making some float the theory that Apple should buy Tesla because both require companies "massive amounts of lithium".
By Nicolas Zart on June 25, 2012 - 12:55PM
In an increasingly more and more sophisticated on-board infotainment system that dizzies the mind with stunning visuals, the all-electric Model S is the game changer.
By David Herron on June 22, 2012 - 9:48PM
At a ceremony attended by Gov. Jerry Brown and other dignitaries, Tesla Motors made first customer deliveries of the Model S electric car, calling it the best car, period.
By David Herron on June 22, 2012 - 6:40PM
If you're longing for a Tesla Model S, the worlds first premium luxury electric car, but scratching your head over how to pay for the car, Wells Fargo has your back with a financing plan.
By David Herron on June 20, 2012 - 8:03PM
With the Model S launch around the corner, the EPA released the official ratings today, confirming the numbers Tesla published last month, unless ones mind remembered the other, much higher, range rating claimed by Tesla.
By David Herron on June 20, 2012 - 6:09PM
The huge short interest in Tesla says many think Tesla is a goner, while most are excitedly waiting for the Model S launch, and anxiously watching the reaction.
By David Herron on June 19, 2012 - 3:30PM
Not to be outdone by the pair of French guys driving a Citroen C-Zero around the world, Rafael de Mestre is driving a Tesla Roadster around the world, and aims to beat the French team even though he started 3 months after they left.
By Nicolas Zart on June 17, 2012 - 10:36AM
With the flurry of pros and cons of the electric car articles written, we tend to lose the bigger scope of why these cars are showing up on our streets.
By David Herron on June 14, 2012 - 4:05PM
Coda Automotive and Honda trade press releases over electric car driving range, while Tesla Motors is preparing to start shipping the Model S to customers with a range about 3 times that of either the Coda or Honda Fit EV.