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Blending part-time electric drive and posh performance, Porsche’s 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid may be the greenest car yet offered by the automaker from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Last fall as the proud brand launched this, its first plug-in sedan, it had dug out the history book to remind all that its e-pedigree dates to Nikola Tesla’s day, when […]

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Traversing the United States in an EV in a short time is possible and Edmunds.com’s team has proven it at the wheel of a Tesla. A team from Edmunds.com broke the cross-country speed record in an electric vehicle when driving from Redondo Beach, Calif. to New York, NY in a 2013 Tesla Model S. The […]

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Born and based in California, Tesla did not name the state in February as a contender for its “gigafactory,” but California politicians are scrambling to make it happen, and Tesla is thinking about it. Speculators wondered whether California was really fully ruled out, but Tesla has said better places to put its 10-million-square foot battery […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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Tesla told us back in January that in-house it was calling its next, smaller, more affordable sedan “Gen Three,” not “Model E” as previously reported, and now CEO Elon Musk has said it will be known as Model 3. In an interview with the UK’s Auto Express, Musk laid out the rationale for a sports […]

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Just in time for the Fourth of July, a man allegedly stole a Tesla Models S from a dealership and led police on an up-to 100-mph chase in downtown LA ending with the car being split in two, and firework-like flames. Several cars suffered damage, and at least six people were reported injured, including four […]

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Keeping the momentum going, Tesla said once it reaches 160,000 European sales, it intends to build a factory there, and its sales already exceed those of the United States. In the first four months of this year, the Fremont, Calif. company sold 3,467 Model S sedans into Europe according to JATO Dynamics. This compares to […]

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The AAA announced its Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center chose the Tesla S P85 as its top-scoring green car pick this year. The Palo Alto-based automaker’s car is featured with more than 80 other green vehicles in the latest AAA Green Car Guide.  The top-scoring and best value green vehicles were revealed […]

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Unplugged Performance thought of you if Tesla’s Model S design is too tame for your liking. Fancying itself as the aftermarket’s answer to Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M division for the Tesla Model S, Unplugged Performance now offers body kits for the American EV. Neighbors with Tesla’s Hawthorne Design Center, Unplugged said it offers hardcore […]

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Tesla Motors will be barred from selling its cars in New Jersey after April 1 following a decision yesterday by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), and that’s no joke. Nor was an 11th hour Tesla blog post attempting to rouse support yesterday interpreted by New Jersey officials as funny. On the contrary, Jim […]

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