Buyers looking for a used Tesla Model S electric car have had to turn to independent sellers--until now. The company quietly launched an online sales program for pre-owned cars last week.
Tesla Motors announced plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage Thursday. Such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels by allowing the energy they generate to be held on site, and drawn upon when needed.
Electric car use has grown tremendously in recent years, but obstacles including cost, range, charging times, concerns about battery life, and lack of model choices remain.
BMW's innovative new 7-Series will include a lightweight body design, the first use of gesture control for certain functions, and remote parking control. That will make the next BMW 7-Series the first production vehicle that can park itself, including in spaces so tight that a human couldn't open a door to exit.
Adding any rooftop carrier, cargo box, or ski rack to your car significantly cuts your highway mileage all the time it’s installed, whether there's weight up there or not.
Tesla's direct-sales model has fought battles with traditional auto dealers in several states. But what happens when a traditional franchised dealership adopts some of the practices of Tesla and the company whose retail model inspired it: Apple?
The Tesla Model S 70D is an all-wheel-drive Model S with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery pack, 240 miles of range, and a $75,000 sticker price, before incentives. The new Tesla Model S 70D should lure many new buyers to the Silicon Valley automaker.
Tesla released its quarterly sales results Friday, reporting 10,300 vehicles sold and a 55 percent increase in sales from the first quarter of last year. Most major automakers release monthly sales figures, but Tesla has never done so.
Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Reno, Nev. could be the first of many, and the automaker was in Japan last week courting suppliers for a possible gigafactory in that country.
SUV hybrid plug-ins are new territory for Mercedes, which will launch its 2016 GLE 550e in the fall. In addition to its first ever hybrid plug-in SUV, Mercedes has released details of the full range of 2016 GLE models.
Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show. Toyota has long said that it intends to offer a hybrid version of every volume car in its lineup by 2020.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a Model S firmware update that, while not increasing the range of the car, will at least set the driver’s mind at ease about how far he can really go before the juice runs out.
Tesla battery-swapping stations were supposed to open across the country, but progress has been slow. And the swapping process isn't fully automated, unlike the one supposedly presented by Musk 21 months ago.
The Honda Accord Hybrid has been a rare beast on dealership lots since its 2013 launch, despite favorable reviews and a handful of awards. Now, it looks like the supply has finally caught up to the demand for the Honda Accord Hybrid.
For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its 'Best Overall' vehicle to buy for 2015. Consumer Reports praised the Tesla Model S for its 'innovation, magnificence, and sheer technological arrogance.'
The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive. But car buyers expect gas prices to increase eventually, so they still prioritize fuel efficiency, according to a new survey.
Tesla Model S lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity over the years. The critical question for owners of Model S cars, with their high battery replacement costs, is how much.
The famously conservative Koch brothers have teamed up with groups like the Sierra Club and Environmental America to urge lawmakers to support Tesla's direct sales business model, which has fought auto dealers in several states.
The Tesla Roadster has received its long-awaited update. A prototype of the Roadster 3.0 boosts the range of Tesla's very first product between 40 and 50 percent.
Tesla has plans to sell or lease lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage, CEO Elon Musk said in the automaker's recent earnings call. Tesla already provides battery packs to Solar City, which leases solar panels and batteries to households to allow them to generate and store their own electricity.