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Earlier this week, a private contractor was killed at a Tesla Supercharger just one day before the location’s grand opening, which may prompt some to wonder about the safety of this equipment. Few details have been released on the incident, which occurred sometime Tuesday morning at the facility in Norfolk, Va. Reports indicate that Steven […]

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In the first year it was eligible for consideration, Tesla Motors “shot to the top” of Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The carmaker that seemingly avoids most traditional carmaker behaviors wasn’t selected because the Model S is so technologically advanced – though that certainly helped. Forbes’ explanation for what distinguishes Tesla from […]

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Cyber security experts have successfully hacked into a Tesla Model S, shutting down the car while it was driving. The security breach was done by white hat hackers, a slang term for specialists that test systems for weaknesses to assess an organization’s security. Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of cybersecurity company Lookout, and Marc Rogers, […]

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Despite the fact that Tesla Motor’s current models are all offered at luxury-vehicle pricing, executives with the carmaker want critics to stop labeling it as an elite brand. After all, explained Tesla executives, it has only been through these higher priced models that the upcoming, affordable Model 3 will be possible. “We have a business […]

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If imitation is the best form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should be pleased when it sees the new electric sedan from Chinese-carmaker Youxia Motors. But it’s doubtful that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, will see the new Youxia X as a compliment. This new sedan goes beyond being a just a battery-electric competitor, with […]

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Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

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Meet the Tesla Model M, a stout electric motorcycle featuring a body painted in matte black and the carmaker’s signature red. Too bad it exists only on paper. The Model M has no actual links to Tesla, but is the brainchild of Jans Slapins. The London-based artist designed the concept motorcycle and posted it on […]

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Tesla Motors announced that it will be installing thinner, cooler cables at its Supercharger stations which could eventually speed up charge times. Company CEO Elon Musk introduced an audience to the technology earlier this month during the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting. During the speech, he explained that a test station in Mountain View, Calif., had […]

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According to the head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Tesla Motors plans on paying its workers higher than nearly every other automaker in the U.S. at an average hourly wage of $25. These wage figures would be double what the majority of part supplies pay, as well as $8 higher per hour than those […]

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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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