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A Tesla Model S caught fire and burned down while plugged into a Supercharger station in Norway. According to a news report, the owner of the Model S plugged his vehicle into a Supercharger station and left it to charge. For reasons currently unknown, the vehicle caught fire and the charging station also burned in […]

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This month Tesla sold its 100,000th Model S just three years and six months after the vehicle’s June 2012 launch. A phenomenon within a yet-limited market, the Model S is the world’s third best-selling plug-in electrified vehicle by cumulative sales, and achieved its first 100,000 sales close to 1.5 years quicker than did the Chevy […]

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Last month Tesla delivered in the U.S. an estimated 3,100 of its Model S and among alternative energy cars only the Toyota Prius sold more. The popular Prius saw a healthy 8,287 sales, but other than Toyota’s usually high-flying performer, no plug-in or regular hybrid surpassed Tesla’s luxury performance electric car. Sales are estimated for […]

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You know the neighborhood is a good one when they offer a free Model S with the purchase of a new home. Maybe the $3,199,000 selling price would be a hint as well, but an open house thrown today by Sotheby’s in the thriving Monterey County real estate market, replete with live music from members […]

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The Tesla Model S P85D exceeded Consumer Reports scale when tested earlier this year, but the consumer organization said the sedan doesn’t follow through with a similar high score when it comes to reliability. Because the reliability rating of the Model S dropped from last year’s “average” rating, to this year’s “below average” rating, Consumer […]

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Tesla will need to push hard to make its year-end global sales projection, but meanwhile its Model S leads the U.S. among plug-in electrified vehicle sales. Aside from the BMW i3, all higher volume plug-in cars are down this year compared to last, but the Model S has managed to grow its business 48.7 percent, […]

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A Tesla owner has documented a journey of more than 550 miles in a Tesla Model S 85D. The first announcement came via Twitter, with a photo of Casey Spencer’s dash en route showing that it had been 503.3 miles since the sedan was last charged. The tweet was followed up by a more detailed […]

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A Tesla Model S P85D has gone 452.8 miles on a single charge. Two drivers claim to have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled on a single charge with the Tesla Model S, which has an EPA-certified 253 miles per charge. But by averaging a speed of 24.2 mph, the two […]

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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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Somehow we don’t think Tesla Motors intended the Model S to wow crowds as a pro drift competitor, but this it has. Last month this 416-horsepower rear-wheel-drive Model S with traction control deactivated had no difficulty smoking the tires and doing its thing in Japan. Notably absent is any kind of screaming engine making this […]

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