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New proposal would allow Tesla to remain open, double its locations in New Jersey

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors may be back in business under new legislation set to be proposed by two state lawmakers.<p>Under the proposal, Tesla, …

Tesla Plans Multiple Battery Sites to Speed Up Supplies

Tesla Motors Inc.’s Elon Musk is close to naming sites in at least two U.S. states for a planned battery “gigafactory” and will break ground at each …

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, …

Batteries

Tesla fingers owner in lemon-law counterattack

Only a couple days after offering a polite no comment, Tesla is fighting back against a lemon-law lawsuit that could complicate the spread of its direct-selling formula in more states.<p>It says the accusation in a lawsuit by a lemon-law lawyer in Milwaukee are untrue and points a figure at a the …

Saleen to unveil first renderings with its customized Tesla Model S on April 12

On April 12, 2014, things will never be the same for Saleen as the company is preparing to enter a new era. Apparently, the company known for tuning …

Knowledge Management

Tesla Announces Ambitious European Expansion Plans

Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, Tesla has announced plans to significantly expand its footprint in Europe. And for good reason. According to the news release announcing 30 new European service centers and stores, Telsa notes that it expects the combined sales in Europe and Asia to be twice as high …

Tesla Adds Titanium Underbody Shield and Aluminum Deflector Plates to Model S

In 2013, two extremely unusual Model S collisions resulted in underbody damage that led to car fires. These incidents, unfortunately, received more …

Batteries

Tesla Strikes Deal To Keep Dealerships In New York

Tesla can keep its dealerships in the state of New York. An agreement was made between the auto maker and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will allow Tesla to keep its five direct-to-consumer retail stores as long as it doesn’t open any more.<p>Tesla took the deal and ran to the bank.<p>As the WSJ …

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla's Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes

Car dealers fear Tesla. In states across the country, powerful car dealer associations have lobbied to ensure the electric car maker and its …

NY dealers have Tesla ban in sights

Memo to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk: The Empire State could be next.<p>New York’s auto dealers are pressing state lawmakers to ban the direct …

New Jersey is the latest state to ban Tesla's direct-to-customer car sales

Tesla's direct-to-customer sales model just hit another big roadblock. New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission has voted in favor of a rule banning direct car sales, effectively kicking Tesla out of the state as of this April. For those keeping score, this is the EV maker's third such defeat, …

Tesla's feature-packed Model S tops Consumer Reports' 2014 auto picks

Tesla's Model S has scored an inordinate amount of coverage since its inception some five years ago, but there's perhaps no honor greater than landing the premier spot in <i>Consumer Reports</i>' Top Picks. 2014's award-winning autos also include Toyota's Prius in the green category and Audi's A6 in the …

Battery production, design modifications delay Tesla's Model X SUV another year

During an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> prior to Tesla's earnings call yesterday, CEO Elon Musk discussed a few interesting tidbits. The most significant revelation is that the Model X SUV, which was first detailed in 2012 and originally set to begin production late last year, is now delayed until 2015. …

Tesla (TSLA) Partners with Israeli Firm for 'Driverless' Cars

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) might be able to meet its goal of a mostly-automatic car by 2016.<p>According to Israeli news source Haaretz, …

Tesla

Tesla Model E Rendered

Last year, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed that his company is working on a new, affordable all-electric vehicle for the masses.<p>3 photos<p>Rumored …

Tesla

Stopped in its tracks? Tesla faces ban on new stores in Washington state

Legislation now under consideration in Washington state would effectively prevent Tesla Motors from opening new stores in the state beyond its …

2015 Tesla Model X Will Have All-Wheel Drive Only, Company Confirms

With less than a year to go before the first production Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicles are scheduled to roll off the assembly …

Tesla

Yes, The Tesla Model X Will Have Those Crazy Falcon Doors

When the Tesla Model X first showed up in concept form in 2012, I think everyone looked at it and said "Those crazy DeLorean-style doors are neat, …

Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom

Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. That's up 20 percent over last year, a disastrous period that saw nearly $10 billion in full-year …

Autoblog: New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

There's a small bump to torque and some interior updates.<p>There are subscription options through Care by Volvo<p>Last tie to Ford ownership broken as …

Autoblog Green

6 minutes, 11.13 seconds is the number to beat.<p>It's an additional $2,500 for up to 2,000 EVs.<p>20 electrified vehicles will debut through 2023.<p>Asian companies have a huge head start.<p>Electric cars have fewer parts, take 30 percent less time to assemble.<p>GolfBoard eliminates the game's "good walk …

Too few cup holders in your Tesla Model S? 3D print a couple extra

What’s the biggest problem with the Tesla Model S, you know, aside from the fires? It’s the lack of a center console and a slew of cup holders. I …

Tesla Motors’ Over-the-Air Repairs Are the Way Forward - MIT Technology Review

Tesla Motors is using over-the-air software updates to quickly fix the sort of problems that often arise when bringing a new car to market. This …

Tesla

Detroit Auto Show 2014: $40,000 ‘Model E’ From Tesla Motors (TSLA) Will Have A ‘Practical’ Range, Says Company’s Head Of Global Sales

<b>UPDATE:</b> A Tesla insider at the Detroit Auto Show told IBTimes in an informal, off-the-record conversation: "It's hard to imagine that the Gen 3 …

Musk says cheaper Tesla model 'about three years away'

It's the car Tesla "has always wanted to make." But it's still about three years away.<p>That's per Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who spoke to CNN's Poppy Harlow Tuesday about the progress of the company's long-planned affordable offering.<p>At the moment, the only vehicle the electric car maker has on the market …