Tesla

  • Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

    Tesla Announces The Roadster 3.0 With A 400 Mile Range

    Tesla isn’t done with its iconic Roadster. The company just took the wraps off the next generation of the sport car. Chief among the updates is a new 400 mile range, which will allow drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Tesla notes that it expects a 40-50% improvement on driving range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0. Read More

  • Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Starting next week, it’s launching the pilot program of that advancement in Harris Ranch, California, at… Read More

  • Tesla Delays Its SUV Yet Again

    Tesla Delays Its SUV Yet Again

    Once upon a time — way back in 2012 — Tesla announced that they were building an electric SUV. It would be called the Model X. Then it got delayed, again, and again. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Here are the top TechCrunch articles from the past week (10/4-10/10). 1. Tesla unveiled its latest “Dual Motor” car in a series of 3 models based on the company’s Model S: the 60D, 85D, and highest-end P85D. The stunning all-wheel drive car can drive and park itself. We also gave you rundown of how the company got to where it is now, with “A Brief History Of… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Amazon Fire 7, And Withings Home Monitoring

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Amazon Fire 7, And Withings Home Monitoring

    Tesla just announced new “D” versions of the Model S and Matt can’t shut up about it. Meanwhile, Amazon announced a new Fire HD 7 tablet that John reviewed and found to be quite the solid little reader. He argues, however, that it isn’t a tablet. We also take a look at the newest stuff from Withings, including the Home monitoring system, as well as rumors around… Read More

  • Watch This Tesla Drive Itself At The Press Of A Button

    Watch This Tesla Drive Itself At The Press Of A Button

    Last night, Tesla unveiled its latest wonder, the Model S “with a D”. There are three new models that come with dual-motor functionality (all-wheel drive), most notably the P85D which is built for high-end performance. The P85D can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and comes with an auto-pilot feature that uses sensors to detect the road ahead, street signs, lights… Read More

  • How Elon Musk Plans To Sell Half A Million Teslas By The End Of Next Year

    How Elon Musk Plans To Sell Half A Million Teslas By The End Of Next Year

    Tesla unveiled the 60D, 85D, and the higher end P85D at what was a very glamorous, red carpet event at the Hawthorne Airport just outside of Los Angeles, California. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tesla’s $35,000 Car Will Be Called The Model 3

    Tesla’s $35,000 Car Will Be Called The Model 3

    At one point, Tesla’s third car — the one they’re trying to get to the market for around $35,000 — was called the Model E. Then Ford got huffy and threatened legal action, given that they’ve got something of a history (and a trademark or two) for cars with a similar name. So Tesla is changing it up. Their third generation car will be called… Read More