Tesla Master Plan 2: Commercial vehicles, compact SUV and a pickup are planned
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the automaker's Master Plan 2, which follows its initial master plan that was released 10 years ago. Now that the original master plan is done with the introduction of the Model 3 and the purchase of SolarCity, Tesla is now ready to start its next phase.
A day after reservations open Tesla gets 198k Model 3 reservations
Last night Tesla unveiled the highly anticipated $35,000 Model 3. Leading up to the debut, Tesla started taking reservations at its stores, which at some locations saw up to 1,000 people or more waiting in line to give their $1,000 fee for the reservation. Now just a day after it started taking orders, Tesla has already received around 198,000 orders.
Tesla has unveiled its game changer! The Model 3 debuts with a 215-mile driving range
After so much anticipation Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3, which will be its first electric car that most people can actually afford. With buyers waiting outside of Tesla stores for up to 40 hours to be the first on the reservation list, the wait is finally over!
Tonight Tesla may only debut the Model 3 in concept form, 225 mile range expected
Tesla is finally going to give the world a look at the much anticipated Model 3 sedan tonight. Production is expected to kick off by the end of 2017, but the version of the sedan that we see tonight may differ from what rolls off the line next year.
Elon Musk tweets about Tesla Model Y, then deletes the tweet
Last Friday Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to answer many questions about the Model X crossover. One of the questions centered around the upcoming Model 3 and if it would too have the same Falcon wing doors as the Model X. "Not gonna lie, I'd sell my soul to @elonmusk for one. Please tell me the Model III crossover will have these doors!", stated AwesomelyOZ. Musk's response, "there will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will."
Tesla Model X can officially drive 257 miles on a single charge
Now that the Tesla Model X electric crossover is finally here, we now know how far it can drive on a single charge. The EPA estimates that drivers will be able to drive the Tesla Model X 90D model up to 257 miles, while the more powerful P90D model will be able to drive up to 250 miles.
Tesla could have a 600-mile range EV by 2017 [VIDEO]
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that Tesla could soon have a 600-mile range electric car, which is a longer driving range than many gas powered vehicles. In an interview with Danish television, Musk stated that a 600-mile range Tesla could arrive by 2017 and that by 2020, the driving range could be even higher at 725 miles.
Elon Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 to debut in March
Tesla's CEO has announced via Twitter that it's much anticipated entry-level model, the Model 3, is going to be revealed in March. It's expected that the Model 3 will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Following its debut in March, Tesla will start taking reorders for the Model 3.
Tesla Model X revealed, reserve one now for $133,200
The Tesla Model X is finally about to arrive in the hands of those people that placed their reservation for the electric SUV when it was first revealed three years ago. Tesla still hasn't officially revealed the production version, but the online configurator for the Model X has powered up - giving us a look at the production version of the Model X Signature.
It's taken quite a while, but Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model X SUV is set to debut in September. In an official letter, Musk discussed the status of the Model X and that the Tesla is currently "building more validation vehicles, executing final engineering and testing work, enabling our new manufacturing equipment and finalizing arrangements with our suppliers."
In just a few months the first batch of Tesla Model X crossovers will finally be delivered to customers and now it's being reported that Tesla is already working on adding a second crossover to its lineup. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Tesla is going to introduce a crossover version of the upcoming Model 3.
Tesla is now selling pre-owned Model S sedans online
Tesla is now offering pre-owned Model S sedans on its website, with prices starting around $65,000 for a used P85 Model S. Buyers can search for a number of sedans that are available in their area. A quick search of the Los Angeles area reveals that there are at least pre-owned 16 Model S sedans available.
Tesla Powerwall home battery powers your home with energy from the sun
Tesla has unveiled a new home battery called Powerwall. The battery stores energy generated from solar panels or when utility rates are low to power your home. It also can act as a back up during power outages.
Tesla Model S 70D debuts with longer range and more power
Tesla has announced the introduction of the new Model S 70D, which replaces the base Model S 60. Compared to the outgoing Model S 60, the 70D has standard all-wheel-drive, a 240 mile range and 329 horsepower on tap.
Tesla Model S version 6.2 eases range fears and increases safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car with software version 6.2 to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge and provide additional safety. The Model S's updated software will map out the best route to a driver's destination based on the location of charging stations. It will also warn drivers if battery power is low before they drive beyond an area where they can charge.
Tesla's Elon Musk says Tesla will end range anxiety this week
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has revealed plans for a big announcement from the automaker this week. Musk went to Twitter to announce that during a press conference on Thursday at 9 am, the electric automaker plans to "end range anxiety."
Tesla Roadster Updated with 400-Mile Range - No Update for the Model S
Even though the Tesla Roadster is no longer in production, that doesn't mean that Tesla has forgotten about it. Tesla has just announced the release of the Roadster 3.0 package that includes a host of updates that will give the Roadster a driving range up to 400 miles.
Just a few months ago it was announced that production of the Tesla Model X crossover was being delayed until the second quarter of 2015, but now it's being delayed further. Tesla has announced that production is now delayed until the third quarter of 2015.
Dual Motor Tesla Model S Announced, Top S P85D Packs 691-HP
Last night Tesla unveiled a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S, which features two electric motors and will be designated by the "D" designation. The big news is that the top spec Model S P85D model packs 691 horsepower, which is enough to give it a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds.
Tesla's Elon Musk Tweets the 'D' and Something Else is Coming on Oct 9
This week all the news is about everything that is being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, but in about a week Tesla is going to debut something. What exactly? Well Tesla CEO Elon Musk just tweeted this picture and and stated "about time to unveil the D and something else."
Tesla and Toyota Could Release Another Model in 2-3 Years
With the Toyota RAV4 EV set to disappear by the end of the year, what's in the future for Tesla and Toyota? The two automakers teamed up for the electric RAV4 and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees another "significant" joint project that could be released in the next two to three years.
Tesla Model III to Take on the BMW 3 Series in 2017
Tesla has confirmed that its Gen III car, which was originally called the Model E, has now been renamed the Model III. The Tesla Model III or Model 3 as some people will call it, is slated to arrive after the Model X, with an anticipated on sale date set for sometime in 2017.
Saleen has released a few teasers of its upcoming modified version of the Tesla Model S electric sedan. Saleen hasn't released a lot of details about the modified Model S, but it did unveil the design renderings this week at an event in Los Angeles.
Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory Will Hire 6,500 Workers in the U.S.
Tesla has revealed more details about its new battery plant, dubbed the Gigafactory, which will be "world's largest battery factory" when it powers up by 2017. Tesla estimates that the Gigafactory will cost about $5 billion and will employ up to 6,500 employees at a site that could be up to 1,000 acres.
Rinspeed xChangE Concept Turns the Tesla Model S Into an Autonomous Vehicle
Rinspeed has unveiled its latest concept, the xChangE concept, which is going to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. At first glance you will notice that the xChangeE concept looks like nothing more than a customized Tesla Model S, but underneath Rinspeed has created its vision of a future electric autonomous car.
Tesla Completes its West Coast Supercharger Corridor for Free Travel Between San Diego and Vancouver
Tesla Model S owners on the west coast will love this! Tesla has announced the completion of its Supercharger Corridor on the west coast, which is a network of Tesla Supercharger stations that enable Model S owners to travel for free between San Diego, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tesla is reportedly working on a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S sedan according to sources that spoke with The Verge. The Model S already has an insane waiting list and with the introduction of a new all-wheel-drive version that list isn't about to get any shorter.
Tesla is now reportedly producing more than 400 Model S sedans a week, which is more than the automaker's initial goal according to CEO Elon Musk. "We're above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it," Musk said.
Tesla Battery Swap Stations Will Arrive by the End of the Year
Last night Tesla unveiled its latest innovation, which will keep Model S drivers on the road even longer. By the end of the year Tesla is going to install quick-swap bays at its Supercharger stations in California, which will give drivers the ability to swap out their depleted batteries in less than the time that it takes to fill up a tank of gas.
Tesla to Reveal Model S Battery Swap Option Tomorrow
Tesla has already announced plans to increase its network of fast-charging stations across the country, but tomorrow Tesla is going to unveil a new battery swap option at an event in California. The new battery swapping capability will allow drivers to quickly swap their car's battery with a charged battery, which would be even faster than waiting to charge the car's existing battery.
Tesla is working on a new smaller electric sedan that will cost about half the price of the current Model S sedan, which starts at $62,400. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the smaller sedan will arrive in late 2016 and will have a driving range of at least 200 miles.
Tesla Dramatically Expands its Supercharger Network
Tesla has announced plans to dramatically expand its supercharger network, which enables Tesla Model S drivers to travel long distances, for free, indefinitely. The expansion of the network builds upon the Supercharger network that covers California and Nevada on the west coast and the Washington, DC to Boston region on the east coast. Superchargers are designed for city to city travel, enabling Model S electric vehicle drivers to travel for about three hours, take a 20 to 30 minute break to grab lunch or a soda or coffee, and get back on the road charged up, for free.
Tesla Pays Off its Entire DOE Loan Nine Years Early
With all of the accolades that Tesla has received for the its new Model S and posting its first quarterly profit, Tesla is having a great year. NowTesla has just announced that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010, nine years early. In addition to payments made in 2012 and Q1 2013, today's wire of almost half a billion dollars ($451.8M) repays the full loan with interest. Following this payment, Tesla will be the only American car company to have fully repaid the government.
Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S a 99 Out of 100 Rating
Consumer Reports has announced that the Tesla Model S has received a rating of 99 out of 100, which means that it's has been rated higher than any other model recently tested. Back in 2007, the Lexus LS 460L also received a score of 99 out of 100, but since then no other model has been able to achieve the same rating.