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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 Nicolas Zart on April 24, 2012 - 3:08PM
Is the Beijing Auto Show the event to watch out for electric cars from now? It seems to be heading that direction.
By David Herron on March 29, 2012 - 10:39PM
In a letter sent by Tesla Motors a couple days ago, Tesla Model S Signature Series reservation holders were told they must make final decisions on the colors and trim choices, signifying the company is on track for delivery beginning this summer.
By David Herron on March 13, 2012 - 8:07PM
Coda Automotive is in the news with assembly of the companies first production electric car, so we take a look at the company's claim their electric car offers the best value proposition of electric cars in its class.
By Anthony Faccenda on March 3, 2012 - 1:08PM
Tesla used female focus groups to engineer the Model X with features designed to appeal to women.
By David Herron on February 24, 2012 - 1:50PM
Following the controversy over whether a Tesla Roadster battery pack can be destroyed, Tesla Motors speaks saying the fears are "irrational", based on limited information, and oh by the way it's nigh-on impossible to brick a Model S.
By David Herron on February 23, 2012 - 2:33PM
The controversy over whether a Tesla Roadster can be bricked is building, running the risk of spooking Tesla's customers just as the company is about to start production and delivery of the Model S, and just as customers are beginning to line up with deposits on the Model X.
By David Herron on February 22, 2012 - 8:25PM
Reports are circulating claiming a Tesla Roadster design flaw can destroy the battery pack, at a large cost to the owner. Tesla dismisses the problem, saying they've designed in safeguards to prevent it from happening.
By Don Bain on February 21, 2012 - 9:53PM
Tesla has announced the full line of model S trim levels, prices and options which include three range-determining battery options, four trim levels and a price range from $49,900 for the basic model to $97,900 for the pick of the litter 2012 Tesla S Signature Performance model.
By Anthony Faccenda on February 16, 2012 - 5:39PM
Less than a week after announcing their upcoming Model X crossover SUV, Tesla Motors is set to collaborate with Daimler on an all-electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
By Nicolas Zart on February 12, 2012 - 4:31PM
After a few years of rumors, Tesla Motors finally announced it would build its electric SUV, much to our astonishment.
By Frank Sherosky on February 10, 2012 - 11:26AM
The recent announcement of the 2013 Tesla Model X did not shelter Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA) stock from today’s early morning downdraft, but a late morning recovery seems to be in process. Note the long bottoming tail on that latest price bar of the updated daily chart.
By David Herron on February 10, 2012 - 1:38AM
The 2013 Tesla Model X unveiled tonight is an all-electric full size SUV/minivan, capable of holding 7 full size adults and all their luggage, and with the right options is capable of out accelerating a Porsche 911.
By Nicolas Zart on February 8, 2012 - 10:32AM
2012 is shaping up to be a year where you are able to choose from more electric vehicles, EV and plug-in hybrids, PHEV than ever before.
By Aaron Turpen on January 17, 2012 - 3:43PM
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company will reveal preliminary designs on their next in-house vehicle, dubbed the Model X. This car will follow the soon-to-release Model S as the company's second vehicle design for market. The vehicle will be an SUV-type model and will be unveiled at an event on February 9.
By Frank Sherosky on January 14, 2012 - 7:56PM
Despite the recent departure of two key developers which inspired recent stock selloff, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSLA) assured investors that it is on schedule to meet the deliveries for its new Model S; and the display at NAIAS 2012 shows details that are no longer concept, but pre-production level in time for delivery by mid-2012 .
By Don Bain on January 11, 2012 - 7:17PM
The iconic Tesla Roadster, the first fully electric production automobile on the market when it came out in 2008, will be updated with significant improvements offered only in Europe, Asia and Australia – presumably in right-side steering models – while the limited supply lasts.
By Aaron Turpen on January 10, 2012 - 11:10PM
Remember when you were a kid riding in the back of your family station wagon, facing the wrong way and making faces at the cars behind you? Well, engineers at Tesla Motors do and they've thrown in an optional third row of rear-facing kiddie seats in the Model S.
By David Herron on January 2, 2012 - 2:25PM
The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt were just the beginning, we take a look at the electric cars coming in 2012.
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on December 31, 2011 - 3:31PM
Tesla, the electric car company, has never turned a profit from making cars. Something many in the automotive and financial world are wondering, “Will Tesla make money in 2012?”
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on December 20, 2011 - 8:16PM
The Tesla Model S pricing for the full range of Model S trims has been announced. Luckily for the roughly 6,000 people who have put down deposits on Model S sedans, there is no price increase like there was on the Tesla Roadster.
By Armen Hareyan on November 25, 2011 - 2:03PM
Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) is doing something very nice this 2011 Black Friday deals sharing all its proceeds from today with a charity organization.
By Frank Sherosky on November 13, 2011 - 10:58AM
Last July there was only the potential for a short squeeze on Tesla stock. A Torque News reader now laments selling too early, not holding on long enough to Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock which broke past a key overhead resistance level.
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on November 6, 2011 - 10:53PM
Tesla is expanding its dealership network to three new locations across the country. The new Tesla dealerships will be in Bellevue WA; Chicago IL; and Newport Beach CA. This will lay the groundwork for the company to sell the Tesla Model S, the first electric premium sedan.
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on October 19, 2011 - 3:15PM
Tesla, the electric car company, lost a libel claim against Top Gear, the immensely popular BBC automotive TV show, in a court ruling today. Tesla is still continuing it's court battle against Top Gear and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), regarding an episode where it showed the company's Roadster running out of battery charge on its test track.
By Frank Sherosky on October 12, 2011 - 10:49AM
The Business of Plugging In 2011, a Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan held a Ride and Drive event on October 11 for the media. With representation by Eaton, GE, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz-AMP and Tesla, what are the best three combo-words to describe the experience?
By Frank Sherosky on October 11, 2011 - 8:51PM
The Copper Development Association did more than just spread the word at The Business of Plugging In 2011 about the value of copper induction motors now used by Tesla Motors in their electric vehicles. It gave new insight to attendees of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) conference.
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on October 11, 2011 - 6:19PM
Panasonic and Tesla, the electric car company, have finalized a supply agreement for lithium-ion battery cells to be used in Tesla's new electric sedan, the Model S. The automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells will be provided by Panasonic, which is the world’s leading battery cell manufacturer.
By Adam Yamada-Hanff on October 5, 2011 - 2:35PM
Tesla Motors, the electric car company that makes and sells the Tesla Roadster, is expanding its international operations in the Netherlands, opening a new dealership showroom and service center in Eindhoven.
By Gordon Block on October 2, 2011 - 3:41PM
Tesla allowed customers who had deposits on the upcoming Tesla Model S sedan to take them on a test drive in a prototype and ask them for word-of-mouth support.
By Hawke Fracassa on August 5, 2011 - 3:34PM
Tesla Motors and Toyota will build the 2012 RAV4 electric vehicle in Canada, the companies announced this afternoon. Specifically, their jointly developed RAV4 will get most of its important mechanical parts from Tesla but will be assembled by Toyota at a plant in Woodstock, Ontario, beginning next year.