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Last Christmas, Tesla gave Roadster owners an extra gift when CEO Elon Musk announced that an upgraded package will soon be available. Almost four months went by with no word, until one owner reached out to Musk for more details. Using his standard platform for news updates – Twitter – Musk said recently that the […]

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Tesla Motors won a waiver for its all-electric Roadster on Monday from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators. NHTSA recognized that Tesla might be forced to cancel all pending projects and go out of business, if the California electric vehicle company was required to meet federal air bag standards. Tesla’s $43 million operating losses […]

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For its Roadster upgrade package, Tesla will reportedly use LG Chem as a supplier. This is according to Seeking Alpha which in a brief report stated this and little else. Tesla has relied on Panasonic 18650 cells for the Model S, and Seeking Alpha does add the LG deal could give Tesla leverage in dealing […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

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Tesla is releasing a new upgrade package for its Roadster that will almost double the car’s range. The company announced today that the Roadster 3.0 package will include a new lithium-ion battery in the same dimensions as existing but 31-percent more efficient and with roughly 70 kilowatt-hours capacity. The 3.0 package also includes more effective […]

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We’ve heard before that Tesla wants to revive a range-topping sports car that will have no excuses against the world’s supercars, and recently company VP George Blankenship reiterated the company’s aspirations. Tesla is still rolling out the Model S sedan in the U.S. and soon it will be in Europe as well. It has a […]

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The first Model X Signature Edition may be delivered this Sunday, and Tesla is reportedly kicking on its production line into full swing. On the Tesla Motors Club forum, Signature buyers with low-numbered places in the long reservation list have said this week Tesla began emailing them one by one to let them know their […]

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While those bearish on Tesla Motors continue to make their case, its stock price surged by as much as 10 percent in after hours trading upon the news of its third quarter earnings. Tesla has been busy, it’s continually in the news, and its stock does trade based on expectations that all this work is […]

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Without issuing a press release or a notice to its consumers, Tesla has ended its $100 flat fee for its mobile servicing pickup. The flat fee was part of Tesla’s service plan, which is separate from warranty repairs. Customers that purchased the pre-paid plan received an annual inspection and replacement of “all wear and tear […]

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Despite the fact that Tesla Motor’s current models are all offered at luxury-vehicle pricing, executives with the carmaker want critics to stop labeling it as an elite brand. After all, explained Tesla executives, it has only been through these higher priced models that the upcoming, affordable Model 3 will be possible. “We have a business […]

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