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Watch Tesla's Battery-Swapping System In Action: Video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk last night provided details on a new battery-swapping service for his company’s Model S electric sedan (and future models) that will allow owners to get a fully charged battery swapped into their cars in around 90 seconds. Musk demonstrated the service using a pair of... read more

June 21, 2013 by 
 
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Tesla Model S Top Speed Run: Video

There are many things the Tesla Model S does: it looks good, it accelerates quickly, and it's even responsible for a surprising amount of carbon emissions. Saving the earth... read more May 31, 2013 by 


 
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NASCAR's Leilani Münter Gets Tesla Model S, Goes Activist

If you don't know who Leilani Münter is, you probably should. Apart from being a NASCAR ARCA-series racer, sister-in-law to the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and very easy... read more May 21, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Model S May Get Battery Swapping Soon: Report

The 2013 Tesla Model S has received rave reviews, including the best score that Consumer Reports has given any car in six years. The stock of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is on a... read more May 14, 2013 by 


 
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Handicapping Tesla's Fate: Independent Or Acquired?

It's been a great run for Tesla Motors these last few months. The startup electric-car maker delivered 4,900 Model S luxury sport sedans from January through March, got a... read more May 13, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Models S Rates 99/100 In Consumer Reports Testing

Not that you'd have much doubt about the Tesla Model S's qualities as a legitimate sports-luxury sedan (that just happens to be electric) if you'd read The Car Connection's... read more May 9, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Model S Performance Plus Gets Supercar-Like Handling

Tesla has quietly announced a new performance option for its Model S electric sedan, which is said to not only boost the car’s driving range but also its handling... read more May 6, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Model S Residual Value Increased, Is It Enough?

With its new financing scheme, Tesla Motors received a great deal of criticism for its unrealistic price estimates as well as the residual value built into the finance/lease... read more May 3, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Claims "World's Best Service And Warranty Program"

Quiet, clean, quick, and stylish, the Tesla Model S is, clearly, the best production electric car in the world. Now Tesla Motors is seeking to complement its electric sedan... read more April 29, 2013 by 


 
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Would You Track Your Tesla Model S If Laguna Seca Had A Supercharger?

For all the grief we've given Tesla Motors and Elon Musk (most of it well deserved), we still really enjoy driving the Model S sedan. Fast, quick, with abundant torque and... read more April 26, 2013 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Want A Tesla Model S? Recycle Your Roadster

The Tesla Model S, is, despite the company's somewhat questionable practices, a brilliant car. It also happens to be electric. It's also quite in demand. So what to do now... read more April 17, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors still advertising $500/mo price despite revision of calculator settings

Tesla Model S For $500 Per Month? No. Just No.

Elon Musk is putting his money where his mouth is, but it's actually not much money at all, despite the big mouth. Announced today, a new financing plan makes it possible for... read more April 2, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Cancels Most Affordable 40-kWh Model S Due To 'Lack Of Demand'

In what feels more like a bait-and-switch marketing tactic than a legitimate business decision, Tesla Motors has announced that it will not build the most affordable... read more April 1, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla Model S Meets The Jaws Of Life: Video

For decades, accident scene first responders had set protocols for removing victims trapped in the wreckage of an automobile. Whether the car was built by Kia or by Hummer... read more March 7, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla's Elon Musk Puts The Cost Of Bad Press At $100 Million: Video

The strange and curious case of The New York Times versus Tesla just won’t seem to go away. What was supposed to be a tech piece on Tesla’s new Supercharger... read more February 26, 2013 by 


 
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Tesla's Elon Musk Responds To The New York Times

On Tuesday, we brought you the story of The New York Times, represented by writer John M. Broder, versus electric car maker Tesla. While the entire incident has been... read more February 14, 2013 by 


 
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