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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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After testing autosteering and other self-driving functions on a limited number of Model S sedans, Tesla announced that the company is rolling out a full update this week for all its vehicles. The 7.0 software update will expand the self-driving abilities of all Tesla vehicles built since September 2014, giving them the ability to steer […]

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Tesla has just issued software Release v7.0 on a limited basis for its Model S, which will enable self-driving features such as Autosteer for a select group of beta testers. “We have a version of Release v7.0 for you to try,” Tesla said in an email to its Early Access Program participants. “In particular, it […]

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A Tesla owner has documented a journey of more than 550 miles in a Tesla Model S 85D. The first announcement came via Twitter, with a photo of Casey Spencer’s dash en route showing that it had been 503.3 miles since the sedan was last charged. The tweet was followed up by a more detailed […]

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The complexity of Tesla Motor’s yet-to-be-released battery electric SUV, the Model X, is leading to challenges at the factory and is slowing down production of the Model S sedan. After already undergoing a series of delays, the highly anticipated Model X is set to be released in September or October. Though Tesla CEO Elon Musk […]

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