Tesla Motors

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

    On Tuesday CEO Elon Musk announced the automaker is reducing its workforce by 9 percent in an effort to cut costs and become profitable. While Musk didn't mention how many employees specifically will be let go, Tesla's annual filing from December 2017 showed it had 37,543 full-time employees. Rough math indicates that around 3,400 employees will be looking for new jobs in the near future. Tesla has failed to ever turn a profit in its nearly 15 years of business, and Musk noted this fact in a company-wide email he posted to Twitter. Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to...

  • Armormax Armored Tesla Model S
    This bulletproof Tesla's claim has just one hole in it

    Utah-based Armormax is in the business of transforming everyday machines into rolling vaults for clients. They take normal cars and add various levels of armor. The latest build is a Tesla Model S P100D that's been pieced together for a client in the Middle East. Armormax claims it's the fastest...

  • 2016 Tesla Model S
    Tesla Model Y to feature new platform, falcon wing doors

    It seems a day doesn't go by without Tesla hinting at its next big plans as a company. Most recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped a few nuggets of information surrounding the elusive Model Y during an earnings call. We've known about the Model Y for some time, but the rumor mill has subsequently...

  • Dream Drives for Kids And Tesla Motors Event
    Watch Kids React To The Tesla Model S P85D's Insane Mode: Video

    When Tesla announced the all-electric, all-wheel-drive Model S P85D, everyone was impressed. Then we learned it had what's called "insane" mode and, well, frankly we all kind of giggled like little kids. Really, insane mode? Yes, really. What else would you call a mode that's literally insane?...

  • 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 batteries it needs to ensure continued expansion of the company. MUST SEE: Clear Valve Covers Make For Mesmerizing Machine Action...

  • 2014 Tesla Model S
    Is Tesla About To Allow Rival EVs To Use Supercharger Fast-Charging Network?

    Electric car charging may be about to get a lot faster—and a lot cheaper—for everyone. Speaking at the Tesla Model S official U.K. launch, CEO Elon Musk dropped the clearest hints yet that he planned to offer Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] Supercharger fast-charge specifications to other...

  • Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    Tesla Motors is among the most tight-lipped car companies, but luckily for fans and prying journalists, it's also one of the smallest. That means CEO Elon Musk and CTO J.B. Straubel can hold town hall-like events with the company's small customer base, answering questions and providing a preview of things to come. At one session in Oslo last week, the pair revealed more details of the upcoming Model X crossover, as well as future upgrades to the Model S and a few tidbits regarding the entry-level Model E sedan. Tesla recently confirmed that the Model X will be all-wheel drive only, with a...

  • Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
    Analyst Predicts Tesla Motors Sale In 2014

    The progress of Tesla Motors, electric car startup co-founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk, has been eye-opening for many in 2013. While the company hasn't been immune to the pressures of building a new car, and accident-related fires caused the firm's lofty stock price to dip towards the end of...

  • Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California
    Tesla Gears Up For Another 35,000 Cars With Factory Upgrades

    With help from the state of California, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is looking to significantly expand its production capacity. Tax breaks will allow the company to save up to $34.7 million on $415 million of new manufacturing equipment, which will allow Tesla to add capacity for 35,000 more electric...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]
    Tesla Motors To Issue More Shares, CEO Elon Musk To Buy Some

    You may never have heard of a "short squeeze," but Tesla is benefiting greatly from it right now. The stock of the Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker has soared in recent days after Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] announced its first-ever profitable quarter and plans to build and sell 21,000 Model...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    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 roll, the company is delivering hundreds of its Model S all-electric luxury sport sedan every week, and it just turned in...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S
    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 rave review from Consumer Reports, and reported its first-ever profitable quarter. CEO Elon Musk even dropped hints that it...

  • Chris Porritt

    While things may look quiet on the surface, there are major shuffles taking place within Aston Martin. Just days ago it was reported that the company’s CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, was about to resign to a more ambassadorial role. And this was followed by an official announcement that the sale of a 35 percent stake in the company to Italian private equity group Investindustrial had been finalized. Now, our sister site Green Car Reports has confirmed that Chris Porritt, Aston Martin’s chief engineer and the man primarily responsible for development of the stunning One-77 supercar, has...

  • 2011 Cadillac Ciel Concept
    Cadillac Flagship, BMW Goes On Demand, 2012 Chrysler 300: Today's Car News

    Cadillac has reportedly moved into the next phase of its creation of a new flagship sedan. The car is expected in 2015, riding on a new Omega rear-wheel drive platform. What will it look like? Perhaps the Ciel gives us clues. BMW has launched its On Demand flexible car rental program in the U.S...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    2012 Tesla Model S: Full Pricing, Specs Released

    Tesla's most incredible effort yet, the 17-inch touchscreen-equipped, 300-mile, all-electric, luxurious, and very stylishly penned Model S, has just hit the web with its full specs and pricing. And it's a surprisingly good deal. If, of course, it lives up to its promise. While Tesla pulls typical...

  • Tesla versus Top Gear
    Tesla vs. TopGear: Only Half Of The Story

    Electric car maker Tesla is suing U.K. hit TV show TopGear for libel and malicious falsehood, seeking to right the record about its Roadster electric sports car, which the company thinks was treated unfairly by the sometimes witty, sometimes boorish hosts of the show. Unfortunately, this is no...

  • 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 hatchback, sold mostly in Europe and not available in the United States. The A-Class E-Cell is Daimler's second vehicle to use...

  • Telsa Roadster Sport Interior - Boulder, Colorado Dealership
    The Ultimate College Ride: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

    Today marked our visit to the Tesla Motors showroom in Boulder, Colorado with the Rocky Mountain Auto Press. For the average college student getting near a Tesla is probably not a likely proposition…unless you are really well connected. Speaking from a 25 year old motor head, sports car loving...

  • Tesla Model S and Roadster

    UPDATE (February 18): The three men killed in the plane crash have now been identified. They were senior electric engineer Doug Bourn, electrical engineer Andrew Ingram and Brian M. Finn, a senior manager of interactive electronics. Tesla Motors has not yet confirmed the identities, and the San Mateo County coroner will hold a press conference at noon Pacific time to release the information. [San Jose Mercury via Wired] ++++++++++++++++++++++ (February 17, 2010) The power in the High Gear Media home office in Palo Alto is out right now, and it couldn't be for a worse reason. Three Tesla...

  • 2009 Tesla Roadster         Photo Credit: Rex Roy
    The Art of PR: Tesla Takes C/D To Task On Tesla Review

    There has been a lot of things said about electric cars over the past couple of years, especially as they start to show themselves as being viable for the American public. Who wouldn’t want to plug your car in at night and drive emission free to work the next morning? It seems very Captain...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S prototype
    Tesla To Build Model S Sedan Plant In Downey, California

    Regardless of what Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may or may not have said between the lines to California assemblyman Tom Ammiano, his message is clear when it comes to Tesla Motors: a break on the sales tax on $320 million worth of equipment has enticed Tesla to build its new Model S sedan plant...

  • Tesla Model S Sedan
    Report: Tesla Motors Preparing To Go Public

    Tesla Motors has already seen the benefits of government assistance, securing $465 million in low-interest loans through the help of the U.S. Department of Energy, but now it looks like Tesla is planning to go even more public with an initial public offering of stock, or IPO. To date, Tesla has...

  • 2009 Tesla Roadster, Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA
    Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster Will Make You An Electric-Car Believer

    We can't even count the number of performance-car owners and drivers who sneer at electric cars. Usually the phrase "golf carts" comes up. Well, we guarantee that if you put each of them behind the wheel of a 2009 Tesla Roadster, they would emerge with their priorities radically re-sorted, starting...

  • Tesla's Mobile Service Ranger vehicle
    Tesla's Mobile Service Rangers Will Come To Your House

    No, they're not coming to kick down your door and take you away for "re-education." Tesla's Mobile Service Rangers are a new service offered by the California EV company to make it more convenient for owners to have their cars properly looked after. It's not for the penny pinchers in the owner...

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