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Tesla Motors has added another trim level to the Model S lineup – a 75 kWh version. The 75 Model S was quietly added as the fourth version over the weekend, and is now a standalone offering that joins the 60 kWh, 90D and P90D variants. Earlier this month, Tesla announced the re-introduction of the […]

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Rhys Millen, last year’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb winner, bettered his own electric modified division record yesterday during this year’s competition. Racing the four-wheel drive 1,368 horsepower Drive eO PP1100 electric prototype car, he set a time of 8:57,118, which was nearly 10 seconds faster than last year, and another electric race car record. Despite a faster […]

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More Tesla owners would buy another Tesla now than in 2013, and nearly a quarter would consider owning a gas-powered car again. This is according to a survey by Prenzler Digital Media of 296 Tesla owners, with 93 percent driving a Model S and 7 percent driving a Model X. Of those surveyed, 92 percent […]

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Tesla’s Model S is arguably the most revolutionary car to come out in a generation, and one company you’ve never heard of played a huge role in getting it from the drawing board to driveways. This luxury four-door features an advanced all-electric drivetrain, cutting-edge computer technology as well as a lightweight aluminum body. And that […]

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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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In addition to announcing plans to build up to 94,000 vehicles next year, Tesla released another lofty goal during its third quarter earnings conference call. CEO Elon Musk said the company is now working to increase drivetrain durability with the aim of building a unit that “never wears out.” Previously, Tesla had been targeting about […]

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Tesla Motors is again responding to contentions of poor reliability for its vehicles, this time by reaching out directly to customers. In an email obtained by Electrek, Tesla told its customers that reliability issues have already been reduced by half, listing decrease brake noise and a better designed interior as example of improvements made. The […]

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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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The Tesla Model S, first introduced mid-2012, is not currently scheduled to receive a facelift. “We don’t have plans for retooling Model S at the moment,” said Tesla Communications Manager Khobi Brooklyn. Since its initial launch, Tesla has changed the battery offerings, added an optional front motor, outfitted some with red brake calipers, and upgraded […]

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