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2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S P85D Cranks Out Massive 864 LB-FT On The Dyno: Video

This dyno video, showing the new super-performance Tesla Model S P85D at full tilt, also shows something Tesla hadn’t told us about: a whole boatload of torque. Okay, so Tesla rated the P85D at a very stout 691 horsepower without any mention of torque. But here, in a dyno from DragTimes via... read more

December 29, 2014 by
 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi To Develop New Electric Car Using R8 e-tron Powertrain: Report

Audi has fallen behind its rivals when it comes to electric cars but the automaker is out to rectify the issue with the launch of its first all-electric model next year, the... read more November 24, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

2014 Tesla Model S: Number Of Variants And Options Cut

The number of actual and potential Tesla Model S variants exploded with the launch of "D" dual-motor all-wheel drive system, but to simplify its assembly process and boost... read more November 13, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S Gets 691-HP Dual-Motor Option, Autopilot Tech

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk’s big announcement regarding the “D” has, as we suspected, turned out to be a new dual-motor option for the Model S... read more October 9, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D leaked (Image via Tesla Motors Club)

Is This Tesla Model S ‘P85D’ What Elon Musk Has Been Teasing?

Even in the often-weird world of automotive executives, Elon Musk stands out. Recently on Twitter, Musk offered a teaser and an image—but what it’s about, no one... read more October 3, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model S with LumiLor electroluminescent light coating

LumiLor Makes Tesla Model S Into Crazy Electric Light Show: Video

The Tesla Model S is already—and still—a head-turner in its own right. It’s a stunning take on the sedan form factor, and it’s still the only viable... read more September 12, 2014 by


 
Saleen Foursixteen based on the Tesla Model S

Watch The Tesla Model S-Based Saleen Foursixteen Burn Rubber: Video

Whether you like it or not, the performance car of the future will feature some form of electrification for its drivetrain. And in some cases, there won’t be any... read more September 9, 2014 by


 
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Tesla Model S Drivetrain Warranty Extended to 8 Years, Matching Battery Pack

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is extending the drivetrain warranty of its Model S electric car to match the already-expansive coverage offered for the battery pack. With the... read more August 18, 2014 by


 
Saleen FourSixteen based on the Tesla Model S

Saleen’s Modified Model S, The FourSixteen, Debuts At Pebble Beach Concours

After first announcing plans for an electric car last December, Saleen Automotive has finally revealed its zero-emission project, a modified version of the Tesla Model S... read more August 18, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Looks To Hire Hackers To Beat Hackers

The technological advancement of vehicles means the risk of hackers infiltrating myriad electronic systems becomes ever greater. For car companies, the onus is on them to... read more August 15, 2014 by


 
Saleen FourSixteen based on the Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S-Based Saleen FourSixteen Heads To Pebble Beach

Saleen will unveil its long-anticipated modified version of the Tesla Model S at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this weekend. Dubbed FourSixteen, the electric car... read more August 14, 2014 by


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Inks Battery Deal For Gigafactory—But Where?

Tesla and its battery partner Panasonic have finally confirmed a formal agreement to build a battery 'gigafactory'--from which Tesla will produce the huge volumes of... read more July 31, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S Hacked In Chinese Contest

As cars become increasingly computerized, it's hard to ignore that, like your home computer, it's a target for hackers all around the world. Chinese computer security... read more July 22, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model S tackles the Nurburgring

Nürburgring Proves Too Much For Tesla Model S: Video

Standard road cars used to be rather hopeless at tackling race circuits. Tires and brakes overheat, vast expanses of asphalt can make even brisk cars feel quite slow, and... read more July 21, 2014 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hacking Contest Features $10,000 Prize

Think you have what it takes to hack into a Tesla Model S electric car? If you're attending the SyScan conference in Beijing next week, then you'll be eligible to have a... read more July 11, 2014 by


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Stolen Tesla Police Chase Ends In Massive, Fiery Wreck, Splits Model S In Half: Video

The Tesla Model S is, undeniably, the best electric car to date. It has also been the subject of some fear-mongering about fire. But looking at the scenes of destruction from... read more July 4, 2014 by


 
 

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