Tesla News and Updates

Tesla is an electric car company with a goal and vision, which is to make quality electric vehicles affordable to average drivers. The company is located in California and its top cars include Roadster, Tesla Model S, and Model X. This page features the latest Tesla news and updates as well as reviews of Tesla vehicles. The news on this page is updated daily.
Tesla Model S Battery Swap

A Clear way to fill up your Tesla faster than a Gas Car can with Gas

There are so many people that look at the recharging times of electric cars and swear they will never get one because of the time lag of a recharge. Even though you can fill up your Tesla Model S overnight as you sleep in your garage. Even though you can wake up with a full "tank" every single morning after a good night sleep. Even though, there is a nationwide fast charger network.

Two Reasons It's a Bad Idea for GM to use Tesla Superchargers

The Chevy Bolt is a smaller car with presumably a smaller battery. Pumping that current is not a good idea; Tesla gets away with because of battery size. Sure the Bolt could be designed to throttle back the charge, but then you lose some advantage to the quick charge.

Second issue is battery chemistry. Not all lithium batteries are created equal and they. Tesla uses NCA. The Bolt, if the whispers are to be believed, is supposed to use NCM.
From what I've read NCM degrades faster than NCA.

You will be surprised what happens when asking a Tesla owner for their keys on your wedding day

As a young professional in the SAAS world you come across a lot of surprises much of which are pleasant and some not so much. When stepping out of the office into the real world and diving right into the the deep end of wedding planning a pleasant surprise is evermore glamorous.

Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Two EV Coast-to-Coast World Records

Josie Hankey reports about this new world record.

The electric vehicle (EV) coast-to-coast world record was unofficially broken by a team of six with an elapsed drive and charge time of just 58 hours and 55 minutes. Drivers Rodney Hawk, Deena Mastracci and Carl Reese departed from Los Angeles City Hall in a Tesla P85D on April 16 at 11:41 p.m. PST and arrived at New York City Hall on April 19 at 1:36 p.m. EST, setting two new records for the fastest U.S. coast-to-coast time and least charging time in an EV.

Driver Puts Tesla Model S 70D to 0-60 and 0-80 MPH Test with Impressive Results

I was able to check out the Tesla Model S 70D, which is the newest configuration, and now the entry level Model S. The vehicle has a range of 240 miles on a single charge.

All three of us that were in the vehicle were highly impressed by the instant acceleration, which Tesla Model S 70D vehicle can deliver. Many have said that electric cars are bloated up golf carts that are slow, and only to be used for a commute to work and back. That is not true. Take a look at this video and you may be convinced in the otherwise.

Car makers have little incentive to compete with Tesla unless it succeeds with model 3

Most auto makers are not fully vested in making Electric Cars. Making an EV is reactionary to what they see as a niche market. Instead of building an EV from the ground up, they take their cheapest ICE car and replace components to make it an EV.

Go to any car dealership and ask 20 questions about their EV. An average salesman won't know a thing about it. The rest of their cars they memorize things like ignition timing.

EV vs ICE parity in 10 years? Commenter Argues We Have Already Reached That Point

Jamie says Tesla is obviously the foremost example of an electric car, which crushes the gasoline competition, though he doesn't like to talk about Tesla as if its the only game in town, despite being an owner and investor. Below is Jamie's comment in response to our earlier story about EV prices possibly matching ICE prices in 10 years.

When These 2 Challenges are Fixed, More LEAFs and Teslas Will Be Sold

Thomas Crummett comments on the subject under our discussion at the SF Bay Area Nissan LEAF Owners group on Facebook.

The big thing to me is the infrastructure. Count the number of public EV stations where you can recharge. Now, count the number of gas stations. Roughly estimating, I'd say there's anywhere between 100 and 1000 gas stations for every public EV station.

Tesla Model S in black

Tesla Model S Owners Are Rich - Should We Keep EV Incentives For Luxury Vehicles?

There's no doubt that Model S owners are often Tesla superfans. The vehicle they love is not cheap and their purchase is often used as an argument against government incentivization of EVs. Now we have a poll of Tesla owners that adds more fuel to the debate fires.
hellcat tesla shootout screen shot

Dodge Charger Hellcat Beats Tesla P85D in Motor Trend Shootout (Video)

The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D sedan are two of the best performing sedans on sale today and the folks at Motor Trend have just rolled out a great new video showing these two very different American super-sedans duking it out in a variety of tests and – surprisingly – the Charger gets the nod from MT as the baddest sedan on the block.

Electric F-150 Necessary for Widespread EV Adoption

A leading consulting and research firm in Mountain View, California, Frost & Sullivan, has released its prediction for 2015 electric car sales. The group believes that about 480,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold worldwide by the end of the year.

The company estimates that 320,000 EVs were sold globally in 2014, meaning that the prediction for 2015 would equal a 50 percent increase in sales. While this is certainly impressive growth and reflects the slow process of mass adoption among consumers, it's important to put these numbers in perspective.

LEAF charging

New Tesla 'Range Anxiety' Software Is Just Like the Nissan LEAF

With much hype and a lot of fanfare, Tesla's Elon Musk announced a new software update that will "eliminate range anxiety." The software basically does what most other electric vehicles already do: estimates range based on certain factors and tells the driver how much battery they have left, in terms of miles.
Dodge Hellcat Challenger burnout SS

The Slow Hellcat Challenger Owner Wants a Rematch with the Tesla

About a month back or so, a video hit YouTube showing a Tesla P85D beating the tar out of a poorly driven Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, but a new video showing that same 707 horsepower Challenger has it running proper quarter mile times – and reportedly wanting a rematch with the 691hp Tesla.
Tesla Roadster EV

Tesla’s New Roadster 3.0 Said to Travel 400 Miles on One Charge

It’s safe to say that Tesla is the king of high-end electric cars. A Christmas announcement came straight from the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and it’s a good one we might add. The company’s new Roadster 3.0 has received quite the upgrade, one that will allow it to travel 400 miles on one single charge. That will allow the car to go 40-50 percent longer than other vehicles, and being 15 percent more aerodynamic doesn’t hurt.

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