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Tesla Model S Gets Animated Glowing Paintwork


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The Tesla Model S is definitely a very suitable car to wear something like this newfangled “electrified zebra print,” basically electroluminescent paint that glows when you give energize it.

Updated Tesla OS to Add Calendar App, Traffic Info and iPhone Start


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Probably the single most intriguing feature of the new version of the Tesla OS (version 6.0) will be the ability it gives owners to start (and then drive) their car using only their iPhone.

Musk Says Tesla, Toyota Could Team up for “Significant” Joint Project


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Tesla and Toyota signed an agreement a few months back that would see the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer supplying the battery packs for an upcoming electric Japanese crossover.

Video Details Saleen-Tuned Tesla Model S


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While Steve Saleen, founder of American pony car tuner Saleen, didn’t explicitly say that his company didn't add more power to their tuned Tesla Model S (called FourSixteen), it’s pretty clear that they haven’t. That’s most obviously true when he says they tried not to mess with the range of the car, or the batteries…

Tesla Chooses Reno, Nevada as Site for First (Battery) Gigafactory


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Tesla coined the term Gigafactory when company officials first began talking about a massive plant that would build all their battery packs so as to rely less on outside supply and thus control the costs much better.

Georgia Could Be the Next State Going After Tesla Showrooms


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Thought the war on Tesla's direct-sales model was cooling down? Well, it may just be heating up in Georgia.

The Saleen FOURSIXTEEN is Now the Hottest Tesla


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We've known Saleen would be adding some heat to the Tesla Model S for sometime now. Now they're showing it and shouting its name, the Saleen FOURSIXTEEN.

Elon Musk Takes Ice Bucket Challenge


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Elon Musk is among the latest person of the super-rich set to get dumped on by buckets of water in support of the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge – instead of writing a check.

Tesla Gives the Model S an 'Infinite-Mile' Warranty


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Tesla announced Friday an 8-year, unlimited mile warranty that will be applied retroactively to all Model S cars.

Consumer Reports Has Problems with Their Tesla Model S, Too


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Like many publications, Consumer Reports gushed over the Tesla Model S, calling it its top-rated car last year, but actually living with one has proven less stellar.

Tense Toyota-Tesla Relationship Causes Partnership To Fizzle


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Those hoping the 2010 deal between Toyota and then-startup Tesla Motors would yield EVs at mainstream prices will be disappointed.

British Drivers Share Their Impressions on Tesla Model S after Test Drive


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The Tesla Model S is hardly a new car, but in some markets like the United Kingdom, the electric sedan has just landed. This is why What Car? thought it would be a good idea to introduce the Model S to its readers.

Tesla's Elon Musk to Star in Next Season of The Simpsons


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After making appearances in Iron Man 2, Machete Kills and more recently in the promising but incoherent Transcendence, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be made into a character for the upcoming season of The Simpsons.

Tesla and Panasonic Agree on Terms for Gigafactory Construction


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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Corporation signed off a deal to cooperate on the construction of the Gigafactory, a large-scale battery manufacturing plant to be built in the States.

Lack of Google Support Means Teslas Have No Sat-Nav in China


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No wonder Chinese Tesla Model S owners are pissed; they’re buying a car that used to have no name and now ships without satellite navigation.

Unplugged Performance Launches its Full Tesla Model S Body Kit


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Seeing a Tesla Model S is beginning to be less and less of an event, especially in the areas where they’re now popular.

Tesla Stops Model S Production to Prepare for Model X Launch


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For the first time, Tesla Motors has stopped production at its assembly plant in California as the company prepares for the Model X crossover and adds robots to ramp up Model S production.

Nordschleife Lap Flusters Tesla Model S


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While many American reviewers went so far as to say the Tesla Model S is a excellently handling sporty sedan, it seems that not everybody is onboard with that view.

Tesla Model S Drag Raced Against Various Vehicles, Including 700HP Mercedes G63 AMG


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The Tesla Model S has been drag raced against a wide array of conventionally powered cars. The races usually follow the same pattern: the Model S sprints off the line faster than most cars without launch control, it keeps distancing itself until it reaches speeds of over 100 mph or 160 km/h, when its acceleration becomes far less relentless. However, unless the other car is a supercar, it’s usually quite hard for it to catch the Tesla before the end of the run.

Chinese Company Remotely Hacks Locks, Horn, Headlights and Sunroof on Moving Tesla Model S


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Remember the Tesla Model S hacking contest? Well, it didn’t take long before someone managed to hack into the electric sedan. As a matter of fact, the day the contest started Internet security company Qihoo 360 Technology Co said it found ways to remotely control the Model S’ locks, horn, headlights and sunroof while the car is in motion.