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In a bid to keep the price of the car down, Tesla won’t offer free Supercharging to owners of its upcoming Model 3. Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the news that Tesla’s “free for life” Supercharger policy is going to change. “The obvious thing to do is decouple [free […]

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Tesla Motors has launched the “Tesla Charging Partnership Program” in China to promote a national electric vehicle charging standard. The Chinese government has developed a new charging standard to more efficiently deploy a charging infrastructure capable of supporting the up to five million electric vehicles it hopes to get on the roads by 2020. Tesla […]

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In an attempt to overcome one of the objections to electric cars – long charge times – Swiss researchers have demonstrated a setup that can replenish an EV in 15 minutes. “Our aim was to get under the psychological threshold of a half hour,” said Massimiliano Capezzali, deputy director of the EPFL Energy Center and […]

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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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Imagine a major automotive company hiding an optional feature because it does not want buyers to choose it. That, by its own admission, is exactly what Tesla has done for buyers now invited to privately configure their Model X which comes standard with a 48-amp on-board single charger (OBC) which restricts charge times compared to […]

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The Tesla supercharger network has cracked 500 locations worldwide in three years. In total, 502 quick charging locations are currently operating around the world, offering a total of about 2,800 individual charging stations. Superchargers allow owners of the Model S sedan to regain roughly 80 percent battery life in just a half hour. SEE ALSO: […]

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Tesla owners are having a hard time defending the American automaker’s decision to contact Model S owners about excessive Supercharger use. Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed the phrasing used when referring to the company’s Supercharger stations, saying that the Supercharger promise is “free long-distance travel forever” rather than “free forever.” At the time, […]

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Tesla announced it has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This addition to the Supercharger network is said to be by Tesla part of an expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. In the UK, supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles. […]

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What does the BMW i3, the Ram 1500 Diesel and the 3-cylinder Ford Fiesta have in common? They are all powered by one of WardsAuto’s ten best 2015 engines. Every year WardsAuto evaluates newly launched engines against the previous year’s winners and awards the ten ones they see as best. Editors from WardAuto said they […]

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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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