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American vehicle buying patterns show that the Tesla Model Y crossover could become the key to hitting high sales targets when the electric automaker’s production ramps up to a projected 500,000-plus. That was behind a Morgan Stanley research analyst report earlier this month predicting that the Model Y was most likely to become Tesla’s best-selling […]

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Tesla took the top rank in for the second year in a row in Consumer Reports’ annual owner satisfaction survey. The Tesla, Porsche, Audi, and Subaru brands remained in the survey’s top four spots from last year. Tesla had jumped to the fifth position in the 2014 brand perception survey. This year, 91 percent of […]

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Since the pre-production Model X was introduced in 2012 it’s been commonly described as a seven-passenger vehicle, but in base trim it’s now actually a five seater. While not in itself critical because a six- and seven-passenger option are also available, never less than seven were shown in prototypes displayed the last three years, and […]

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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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In addition to state and federal tax credits, the Tesla Model X may be eligible for up to a $25,000 tax deduction known as the “Hummer Tax Loophole.” It falls under IRS Section 179, but was given its nickname after many companies used it to deduct the purchase of large SUVs – gas-guzzling SUVs, and so […]

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After a very long wait, the Tesla Model X has finally transitioned from rumors and spy shots into to a solid vehicle ready for delivery. CEO Elon Musk revealed the production version of the Model X in front of an exuberant crowd on Tuesday, delivering the first few at the end of his presentation. At […]

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After two years of production delays (and an hour late to the stage), the Tesla Model X has made its official debut. CEO Elon Musk presented an assortment of white, black, ruby and sapphire blue Model X crossovers before a packed crowd at the Solyndra factory now operated by Tesla. Although full details were not […]

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While Tesla is aiming to disrupt the automotive world again with what it hopes will be perceived as an utterly avante garde crossover, some see its Model X as beautiful, and others are likening it to the Pontiac Aztek. Are people being too harsh? Or is the Aztek beautiful also, so that would be considered […]

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At long last a select few of the first Model X reservation holders out of more than 20,000 have received personal e-mails from Tesla inviting them to configure their new crossovers. It’s been three-and-a-half years and three postponements since its February 2012 revelation, and unclear is how many people are permitted now to design their […]

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While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the quickest Model X P90D could sprint from to 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, Tesla is telling buyers of the crossover due soon its “Ludicrous” mode will do 3.2 seconds. Zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds along with a manufacturer-estimated quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds will make the Model […]

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