Showing posts in the category of Tesla Model S

Unplugged Performance Works with BBS for Unique Tesla Model S Rims


Read more

Unplugged Performance is a company specializing in Tesla Model S mods. It offers individual exterior styling enhancements or a full body kit that’s now being complimented by a newly released set of rims, developed in collaboration with BBS.

New Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D Has AWD and 691HP [w/Videos]


Read more

It’s now official: Tesla’s “D” does, in fact, stand for dual-motor, which is the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer’s idea of all-wheel drive. It not only features all the advantages of having instant torque vectoring capabilities and the inherent grip/handling benefits, but it also promises “insane” performance too.

Tesla Looking into Used Car Sales for Growth


Read more

Tesla Motors is reportedly developing a certified pre-owned program for its Model S sedan, a move that would boost the earnings potential of its retail network.

Tesla "D" Mystery Explained – It’s the Final Letter of "Model S P85D"


Read more

Elon Musk used his personal Twitter to announce the soon to be revealed “D.” We, at the time, did not know what he was talking about, but as the October 9 unveiling date approaches, we’re starting to piece it all together.

Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying a Broken or Totaled Tesla Model S


Read more

It seems Tesla’s unique way of selling its cars, which has everything always go through the company directly (and not through dealers) is causing new problems. This time, a man who bought a totaled Model S, which he fixed up and is now road worthy, cannot drive his car because the manufacturer doesn’t want him to.

Convertible Tesla Model S Spotted in America


Read more

If you thought the roof of the Tesla Model S had no structural role whatsoever, and that it was always in the way of you seeing the clouds, you’ll be happy to know the first modded convertibles are out.

Battery Specialist Doubts Feasibility of $35,000 Tesla Sedan


Read more

Dr Menahem Anderman is a known “battery skeptic” and he’s been organizing the Advanced Automotive Batteries Conference for nearly twenty years now. He’s one of the voices that always tries to cull overly optimistic statements and now he’s picking on the supposed $35,000 Tesla sedan, or what’s sometimes been referred to as Tesla’s 3-Series.

The predicted price for the new EV sedan is based on an estimation that the price per kWh will drop to under $100 by 2025. Instead, Dr. Anderman insists the price per kWh will not be any lower than $167 – in fact, he says it’s unlikely to drop below the $200 until then.

Thus, the smaller Tesla sedan will not cost $35,000, but closer to $50,000, in his view, even if the all-electric automaker manages to get its planned Nevada-based Gigafactory going until then.

Even so, the new sedan will feature a battery pack that will be a third smaller than the Model S’, so maybe we shouldn’t discount what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is saying just yet – the model will be the third name in the lineup, after the Model X crossover (pictured).

Via GreenCarReports, Rendering via RM Design

Photo Gallery

Tesla Model S Gets Animated Glowing Paintwork


Read more

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


Read more

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.

Video Details Saleen-Tuned Tesla Model S


Read more

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…

The Saleen FOURSIXTEEN is Now the Hottest Tesla


Read more

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.

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


Read more

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


Read more

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.

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


Read more

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.

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


Read more

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


Read more

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


Read more

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


Read more

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


Read more

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


Read more

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.