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Tesla Model S P85D Monsters Ferrari 550


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There’s a huge performance gap between the Tesla Model S P85D, with 619 hp and all-wheel drive, and a twenty-year-old Ferrari 550 with only rear-wheel drive and a meager 485 hp.

The Tesla reaches sixty a whole second faster on paper and this is immediately apparent in the real world too.

First Tesla Model S P85D Owner Spotted, Says it’s "Racecar Stuff"


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Since California accounts for nearly 50 percent of all plug-in vehicles sold in the US, it’s only fitting that the first Tesla Model S P85D was spotted in that state; more specifically, in a parking lot in Woodland Hills.

Tesla’s China President Resigns After Less Than 9 Months on the Helm


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Less than a year after she left Apple to join Tesla China last December and less than nine months after becoming its Chairman, Veronica Wu has resigned, according to Beijing-based official Richard Lan.

Lexus Interested in Tesla’s Shopping Mall Outlet Business Model


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Tesla has made waves in the automotive world not only with its all-electric Tesla Model S luxury saloon but, in the US at least, with its strategy of ditching traditional dealerships and setting up shopping mall outlets instead.

BMW Flatly Denies Tesla Partnership


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It turns out that BMW was not actually planning to join forces with Tesla and share parts and knowledge. Apparently, the rumor we posted not long ago is false, this being confirmed by The Detroit Bureau citing information from a German business magazine.

Norway Tesla Model S Owners Experience Motor Troubles; 1,100 Affected


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The Tesla Model S is a phenomenon in terms of sales in Norway, but now some owners are reporting malfunctions that have to do with the engine/gearbox combo.

Apparently, some 1,100 cars are affected, but should be fixed within one month as Tesla is sending 300 replacement units per week into the country and service center crews are working overtime too.

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Buyer Survey [w/Video]


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Would you buy your current car again? That’s a tough one, but it shows how satisfied a car owner is with his current set of wheels – and the Tesla Model S topped Consumer Reports’ survey for the second year in a row.

Tesla Details Fremont Plant Revamp [w/Videos]


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Tesla Motors has finished the upgrade of its plant in Fremont, California as it prepares for the production start of the new Model X crossover. Tesla’s production has grown from 22,000 units in 2013 to 35,000 units expected this year.

Dubuc Motors Wants to Become Tesla's Canadian "Cousin" with EV Range


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After bringing out its Tomahawk kit car at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show in January, Canada's Dubuc Motors now wants to become an EV maker with "Tesla's cousin, the Tomahawk". Those are their words, not ours.

Tesla Model S Reviewed During Long-Distance Trip in the U.S.


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What better way to test the Tesla Model S’ driving range than taking it on a long-distance trip, say from Santa Monica, California to Phoenix, Arizona?

Saleen Updates Tesla Model S-Based FourSixteen, Renames it ST


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The Saleen FourSixteen is a tuned version of the all-electric Tesla Model S that made its debut last summer at Pebble Beach. Based on the P85 Performance version, it boasted revised adjustable suspension, new final gear ratio, a unique locking differential and sporty seats and came with a price tag of US$152,000.

Tesla Said to be in Talks With BMW Over Tech Sharing and Production


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We know Tesla Motors is connected to Mercedes, which it provides with EV know-how and electric powertrains for the B-Class, but now it seems the want to partner up with BMW too.

This is What RevoZport Will do to Your Tesla Model S


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RevoZport, the Hong Kong-based tuning outfit, is now offering a visual enhancement kit for the Tesla Model S.
It’s called the R-Zentric Aerokit and it makes the electric sedan look wider and more muscular – oh, and all the bits are made out of carbon fiber…

Tesla Model S Impresses Again in UK Review


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So the Tesla Model S has been around for a while now, and we’ve seen so many reviews that it’s hard not to have a broader view. We’ve seen it tested everywhere from its US home, to Norway, Germany and now, more recently, in the UK.

Does Tesla Have Thousands Of Unsold Model S Inventory?


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The Tesla Model S is still one of the most buzzworthy new cars you can buy today, but that may not mean its in as high of demand as we thought it was.

Tesla Model X SUV Faced With Further Delays to Avoid Possible Recalls


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The Tesla Model X SUV should have been available for purchase by now, as it was originally intended for release in 2013.

Over time, its launch date has been pushed further and further back; the latest known plan was to release the model early in 2015, but now that has been postponed yet again, this time until later in the third quarter.

Tesla Model S P85 Meets Mercedes G63 AMG on the Drag Strip


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Whereas Mercedes' G-Class is a living fossil from another time, Tesla's Model S is living proof that electric cars do not have to be boring or with limited functionality.

Tesla Model S Achieves Five-Star Rating from Euro NCAP


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The safety credentials of the Tesla Model S were proved by the crash tests carried out in America, and now confirmed across the pond via Euro NCAP.

 The Model S went through the usual barrage of tests and came out the other side with a maximum five-star rating.

Unplugged Performance's New Tesla Model S Nose, Interior Upgrade


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Unplugged Performance has so far succeeded in making itself known on the Tesla modification scene.

They now offer various interior and exterior bits for the Model S and they only plan to go even further and deeper with stuff like the new nose section and interior upgrades which are shown at SEMA this week.

Tesla Stocks Up After Company Announces 'Significantly Improved' Leasing


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Tesla has made it possible to get lower monthly payments on one of their cars, and that's taken as a sign sales are going to take a solid step up.