Tesla

  • A Brief History Of Tesla

    A Brief History Of Tesla

    When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a brief history of Tesla starting at its founding not by Elon Musk, but Martin Eberhard and… Read More

  • Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    The only thing better than a new Tesla is a cheap Tesla, and the company reportedly is set to unveil a program to address the sticker shock and it isn’t a cheaper car. It’s used cars. Certified pre-owned vehicles are big business for luxury automakers. Speaking to automotive News, Tesla vice president of communications, Simon Sproule, confirmed that the electric car maker is… Read More

  • Tesla Motors Just Invited Press To Come Look At Its New D

    Tesla Motors Just Invited Press To Come Look At Its New D

    Tesla Motors just sent out invites to a press event on October 9th in Los Angeles, presumably to unveil the new ‘D’ car that founder Elon Musk tweeted about yesterday evening. Now, we officially have an event, to be held at Hawthorne Airport. The D is rumored to be a new vehicle in Tesla’s lineup, with the Jalopnik folks speculating on a (D)ual motor all wheel drive version… Read More

  • Will Tesla Finally Unveil An Insane Model S Supercar?

    Will Tesla Finally Unveil An Insane Model S Supercar?

    What would happen if Tesla added a second powertrain to the Model S? If the car had two electric motors and the batteries needed to power everything properly? If the drag coefficient was improved, making the already sleek Model S even more slippery? If the chassis was tuned for improved performance and sticky tires added? Tesla would have a supercar on its hands. A person can dream, but… Read More

  • Tesla Will Announce Something Called “The D” On October 9th

    Tesla Will Announce Something Called “The D” On October 9th

    Elon Musk has just tweeted about his plans to announce two things next week: one thing called “the D”, and “something else” that is left shrouded in mystery for now. He did this by saying that it was “time to unveil the D”, later claiming to have no idea that the phrase “unveil the D” would make just about anyone who has spent any time on the… Read More

  • The Oatmeal Launches Another Crowdfunding Campaign To Build The Tesla Museum, One Brick At A Time

    The Oatmeal Launches Another Crowdfunding Campaign To Build The Tesla Museum, One Brick At A Time

    The Oatmeal (aka Matthew Inman, aka “that artist who makes web comics that take over your Facebook feed every few weeks”) is at it again. Read More

  • Tesla Model S Software Update Brings iPhone Unlocking And Ignition Start

    Tesla Model S Software Update Brings iPhone Unlocking And Ignition Start

    Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation software. What’s amazing (and surprising) for iPhone users is… Read More

  • The Saleen FourSixteen Is A Faster, Louder And More Slippery Tesla Model S

    The Saleen FourSixteen Is A Faster, Louder And More Slippery Tesla Model S

    The Tesla Model S is already a shockingly quick car. The electric drive train will propel the car to 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds. But that’s not fast enough for Steve Saleen, owner of Saleen Automotive, who recently said his company’s upgraded example of the Model S, called the FourSixteen, will sprint to 60 mph in the mid- to low four-second range. Because why not. Read More

  • Tesla Extends All 85kWh Model S Drivetrain Warranties To 8 Years And Infinite Miles

    Tesla Extends All 85kWh Model S Drivetrain Warranties To 8 Years And Infinite Miles

    Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk just announced via Twitter and the company blog that the drivetrain warranty for the 85 kWh Model S has been extended, giving it an eight-year, infinite-mile warranty to match that of the battery pack. This new warranty arrangement applies retroactively to every Model S ever produced, too, meaning it benefits both existing and new owners. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/1)

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/1)

    There were a ton of amazing stories on TechCrunch from 7/26 to 8/1, but here are the 11 best. Matt Burns wrote a piece about Xiaomi being in copycat mode. If Xiaomi is to expand outside of China, it must stop ripping off other products. Outrage hit the web when everyone found out about Facebook’s plan to no longer allow messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps. Users are… Read More

  • Tesla Beats In Q2 With Non-GAAP Revenue Of $858M On Delivery Of 7,579 Cars

    Tesla Beats In Q2 With Non-GAAP Revenue Of $858M On Delivery Of 7,579 Cars

    Tesla just reported its second-quarter financial results, including non-GAAP revenue of $858 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.11. That non-GAAP revenue figure is up 55 percent from the year-ago period. The company delivered 7,579 cars in the quarter, and built 8,763. Tesla indicated that it is “on track” to deliver more than 35,000 cars in the year, matching prior… Read More

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