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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated in the past that he is not a fan of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for autonomous vehicles. Might he have changed his mind? On June 30, a Tesla owner spotted a Model S with a LIDAR sensor on the roof in Palo Alto, California near the company’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz is getting serious about high-performance electric vehicles. It was reported earlier that the German automaker will debut an all-electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October, and now Australia’s Motoring reports Mercedes will also roll out a concept for its four-door Tesla Model S fighter. The company has already confirmed its […]

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Apparently water and electric cars can go together. It’s understandable to think an electric car driving through a flood would have terrible results, but one Tesla Model S owner in Kazakhstan drove through a flooded tunnel and CEO Elon Musk approved. Naturally this isn’t something Musk recommends, but he doesn’t hesitate to claim that the […]

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Alan Soule of Sebastopol, Calif., is one of 11 other electric vehicle teams who are raising awareness of the capabilities of electric cars as part of the “80eDays” challenge. The epic 15,534 mile-long journey will take them through 20 countries and three continents over 80 days. They departed from Barcelona and are scheduled to return […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has added 100 fully-electric BMW i3s to its fleet. The announcement comes less than a month after LAPD Police Administrator Vartan Yegiyan said the Tesla Model S currently isn’t practical enough, suggesting that Tesla’s offering is too expensive to be used as a fleet car. At the time however, […]

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After a number of races against supercars on public roads and on drag strips, the Tesla Model S was put to a new quickness test. Or, actually, a “test subject” – the son of Drag Times’ Brooks Weisblat – was offered by his dad a $100 bill if only he could grab it from its taped […]

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This year, the Tesla Model S will compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the very first time. Piloting the car will be Blake Fuller, founder and CEO of Go Puck wearable battery packs as well as Braille Battery, the official supplier for numerous motorsports organizations including IndyCar. So it comes as no […]

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Like any automaker, Tesla has worked to remove bugs from the operating system of its Autopilot feature, but a bug of a different sort did prove problematic for one Model S owner. According to one Reddit user, who goes by the name Redebo online, a recent drive down U.S. Highway 93 in Nevada using the […]

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The facelifted Tesla Model S is more than just a fresh nose. When the updated Tesla Model S was introduced, we already knew that the all-electric range on the 90D model improved from 270 miles to 294 miles. But a closer look at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s numbers reveal that the facelifted Tesla Model […]

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The Tesla Model S continues to take top honors in AAA’s Green Car of the Year award, and this time it’s the Model S 70D. The Model S 70D was rolled out about a year ago by Tesla, replacing the 60-kwh rear-wheel drive base model. Starting at $75,000, the 329-horsepower 70D has a 70-kwh battery […]

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