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New Tesla Model S 70D all-electric sedan to cost less than $70,000

Tesla Motors is offering a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan, the 70D, for less than $70,000 after government incentives.<p>It's the latest in a string of recently announced Model S variants that might help the company sustain consumer excitement until it can produce a truly all-new model. …

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Tesla Supercharger Network Growth Surges Over Last 14 Months

One of the main advantages of the Tesla Model S is its relative freedom from “range anxiety,” at least in the 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack of the …

Raising The Roof: Tesla Opens The Era Of The Upgradeable Car

Fulfilling a promise CEO Elon Musk made back in June, Tesla unwrapped an after-Christmas present for owners of its original Roadster sports car yesterday. A series of three upgrades — to the battery pack, the tires and the aerodynamics — that the company calls “Roadster 3.0” will increase the …

Attention Tesla Owners: You Can Now Name Your Car

<i>Photo: Tesla</i><p>On Friday, Tesla Motors announced a series of software updates for its Model S electric sedan, and one immediately caught our eye. You can now name your car.<p>Of course, lots of us have given our cars names over the years, but unless we paint them on the door, they’re known only to us or …

Formula E's first race ends in spectacular fashion

Worried that the all-electric Formula E racing league will somehow be less exciting than its gas-powered Formula 1 counterpart? Don't be. The inaugural Beijing race ended on Saturday with about as much drama as you'd expect from conventional motorsports. The last lap involved a neck-and-neck battle …

There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles

Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn't happening quite fast enough.<p>Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The …

Tesla's Cars Are On The Move In China, But For How Long?

Just like the media had reported, Elon Musk really was in China on Tuesday. He was on hand to deliver Tesla’s first eight units of the Model S to Chinese customers. Additionally, Musk was also apologizing to some unhappy consumers for the delayed delivery of their cars.<p>But most importantly, Musk …

Tesla Wars: FTC Officials Say Car Dealership Rules are "Protectionist"

Three directors at the Federal Trade Commission write against state laws that mandate selling cars through dealerships.<p><b>Lately we've been watching Tesla Motors</b> play a long game of legal hopscotch, fighting it out in state after state for the right to sell its cars directly to consumers rather than …

Nick Murray's problematic Porsche 911 shows the power of a viral video

When Nick Murray took delivery of his 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S in June 2013, he had saved for it for the past five years. He didn't just pluck a random 911 off a dealer lot. He specially ordered his car with thousands of dollars in extras tailored just to him, and he captured all of the options …

Innovation, Meet Regulation: How Flash Boys, Uber And Tesla Are Breaking All The Rules

Regulation is getting really complicated. Don’t expect it to get easier any time soon.<p>Countless articles have been written lately about the very real business challenges created by the onslaught of new regulation in everything from finance to technology to healthcare. The gripes are justified. Ten …

Tesla Beefs Up Model S Bellies With Titanium Plating

In the words of Smokey the Bear, “Only [titanium plating] can prevent [electric-car battery] fires.” To that end, Tesla has added three underbody plates to all new Model S sedans to prevent its floor-mounted battery pack from rupturing during a crash or an impact with road debris. The move comes …

Tesla: 4 states contend for 6,500-job battery plant

The money will be used for the battery plant and a new mass-market electric car<p>Tesla Motors said on Wednesday that four Sunbelt states are in contention for a massive new $5 billion plant to build batteries for its next-generation of electric cars.<p>The electric-car maker released details of its …

Tesla and Apple Went on a Date Last Year, So Where’s the Baby?

Apple and Tesla met last year, likely, we think, to discuss the electric automaker adopting a version of iOS in the Car.

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Tesla Hits All Time High, Wants To Deliver 35,000 Model S In 2014

After falling during the day, Tesla stock raced ahead in after hours trading after the company beat Wall Street earnings estimates and predicted delivery of 35,000 more Model S vehicles in 2014, a 55% increase from last year.<p>In the fourth quarter, Tesla posted $0.33 EPS on revenue of $615 million. …

Tesla, Gaining Momentum, Expects Big Jump In Sales in 2014

Tesla Motors said it expects to sell more than 35,000 Model S vehicles in 2014, a 55 percent jump over 2013, and improve its gross margin to 28 percent by the end of the year.<p>The company warned of higher operating costs and capital expenditures, however, as it invests in long-term growth. “We plan …

Tesla Earnings Live: Musk Sees Big Growth Ahead; Giant Battery Factory Plans Next Week

Tesla reported great numbers and is discussing them live right now. With the stock hitting all-time records after hours and the company looking ahead to the future, CEO Elon Musk teased that Tesla might be accessing the capital markets again soon. The company plans on talking next week about its …

Tesla Releases Fourth Quarter Financial Report, 2014 Forecast

Tesla Motors released its <b>fourth quarter</b> financial report and despite showing a net loss during the period, the automaker posted strong results in other areas including deliveries and gross income.<p>The news comes despite reporting a net loss of $16.3 million in the fourth quarter, though that number …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …

Tesla investigating the cause of Model S garage fire in Toronto

A Tesla owner in Toronto returned from a drive only to have his fire alarms go off shortly after powering down his Model S in an incident that is once again raising concerns about the electric hatchback's safety. Where previous cases of Model S combustion were anything but spontaneous –the car was …

Tesla Model S Owner Drives from Texas to Panama

View 6 Photos<p>Randy Denmon isn't your average Tesla Model S owner. While many Model S owners spend their time zipping around town, or cruising from supercharger to supercharger, Denmon had grander plans for his Tesla. Wanting to prove that electricity is a viable alternative to gas-powered transit, …

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Tesla installs its chargers across German Autobahn, Austrian Alps

Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) has installed eight more of its fast charging stations across Europe, four in German cities along the …

Tesla takes on China with aggressive Model S pricing

China could prove to be a market of huge importance for Tesla. So as the company prepares to bring its Model S to the People's Republic, it's taking a bold and unconventional approach on pricing. For the Chinese market, the Model S will cost ¥734,000 — or about $121,000 according to today's …

As Tesla Finishes One West-To-East Mission, Another Is Just Beginning

It may not go down in history like the driving of the “golden spike” that completed the transcontinental railroad in May of 1869. But Tesla nevertheless finished an important cross-country route of its own this week: In activating the Supercharger located in Hagerstown, Md. the company has now made …