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Breaking: Tesla Sues BBC's Top Gear For Libel And Malicious Falsehood

Tesla is no stranger to lawsuits, having been on both the receiving end and acting as instigator in several nasty cases in the recent past. The Californian electric car startup is now at it again, this time taking on the formidable forces of the BBC, more specifically the network’s Top Gear... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Bonus Gallery: 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport

Recently our semi-captive hot shoe and photog Joe Nuxoll got access to Tesla's facilities for some alone time with the 2011 Roadster Sport. His lens presents your wildest... read more January 20, 2011 by 

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High-Tech In Car Gadgets Can Be Distracting For Drivers

It goes without saying that certain things can be pretty distracting when you're driving - talking on a cell phone, kids kicking the back of your seat... What might be less... read more January 20, 2011 by 

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Tesla Model S ‘Body-In-White’ Live Photos

The last we heard of Tesla’s upcoming Model S all-electric sedan was that the car was in an ‘Alpha’ build stage, where akin to the software industry the... read more January 10, 2011 by 

Getaround car sharing Tesla Roadster Sport

CES 2011: Getaround Lets You Share Your Car For Cash

One of the coolest features of the Visteon C-Beyond technology demo car at this year's CES is the built-in social ridesharing service. Though that's still a hypothetical... read more January 7, 2011 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Previews Model S 'Alpha' Build

Alpha and beta testing might sound strange to a car guy, but it's common lingo in the computer and software industry to denote pre-production stages of progress. The alpha... read more January 6, 2011 by 

Tesla Model S Sedan

Foolishness Or Faith?: 3,000 Buyers Pay $5,000 For Model S Reservation

Raising capital to help pay for the development of a future vehicle is not a bad idea, and Tesla appears to be pulling it off well, generating 3,000 reservations for the... read more December 17, 2010 by 

Brabus Tesla Roadster Sport Green Package

Brabus Unveils New Tesla Roadster Sport Green Package

The German nutters at Brabus were the first to the scene with a tuned EV when they brought out the Brabus Tesla Roadster at the Essen Motor Show in 2008. Now they're... read more December 8, 2010 by 

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Tesla Follows BMW’s Lead And Rolls Out Roadster Art Car

If you were thinking this psychedelic paint scheme on this Tesla Roadster looks familiar then you would be thinking straight as the design is very similar to the one on... read more December 6, 2010 by 

Rinspeed BamBoo Concept

Rinspeed BamBoo: A Car Built For Generation Why

Gratuitous beach bunnies aside, there's not much to the Rinspeed BamBoo concept, and that's the point. A self-described "meta" four-seater with onomatopoeic inclinations, the... read more December 1, 2010 by 

Tesla at the 2010 Race of Champions

Filipe Albuquerque Beats Sebastian Vettel For 2010 Race Of Champions Title

Undoubtedly one of the most unique motorsports events out there, the annual Race of Champions (ROC) event sees drivers from usually incompatible forms of motorsport take each... read more November 29, 2010 by 

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota has revealed the new Tesla-partnered RAV4 EV at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show today, the first of 35 demonstration vehicles that will lay the ground work for the... read more November 17, 2010 by 

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Elon Musk Details Tesla Model X Electric SUV Plans

We got our first hints that Tesla was already planning several new models after its Model S electric sedan following the release of some official slides in the... read more November 4, 2010 by 

2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Recalling 439 Roadsters For Electrical Fire Risk

The first of the modern electric sports cars to market has had a rough time of ironing out its mechanical issues, though the current Tesla Roadster 2.5 solves many problems... read more October 4, 2010 by 

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

Tesla Recalls Model 2.0 and 2.5 Roadsters

Tesla Motors has launched a voluntary safety recall on Roadster models 2.0 and 2.5. The 12V low-voltage auxiliary cable from a redundant back-up system can chafe against the... read more October 4, 2010 by 

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Electric Car: Another Daimler Experiment

This morning Daimler released complete details on its 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, a limited production electric conversion of its aging A-Class five-door small... read more September 15, 2010 by 


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