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Tesla Teases Model Y SUV

Tesla has offered up our first glimpse at another future product. Today at the company's annual shareholder's meeting CEO Elon Musk displayed the above teaser shot of what he says is the company's upcoming Model Y SUV. Musk even provided a tentative timetable for when the Model Y will hit the road. Apparently already bored with the yet-to-launch Model 3…

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Tesla Will Limit Configurations On Model 3

Tesla has some rather lofty production goals with the upcoming Model 3 sedan. So much so, the electric automaker is going to limit the amount of different configurations buyers and choose from with the Model 3. The effort is unquestionably one that is centered on streamlining production, both for efficiency and to emphasize the Model S as the higher-end sedan.…

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Tesla Collecting Video From Its Vehicles

Data is essentially today's oil, so the more the merrier! In Tesla's case, they're looking to up their ante in the data world by adding videos to their collection. More specifically, the company has added video collection to its data sharing policy in order to help make "self driving safer." The updated data sharing policy appeared on owners' Tesla vehicles…

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Tesla Model Y Will Leverage A New Platform

There's really nothing conventional about electric automaker Tesla. Chief among the oddities is its CEO's tendency to discuss future product publicly. This time Elon Musk's unconventional nature has yielded us some tidbits of information regarding the upcoming Tesla Model Y vehicle. During the company's recent earnings call, Musk referenced some of the company's future plans in an effort to further…

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Tesla To Double Supercharger Network In 2017

Unlike gas stations, electric car chargers aren't exactly on every corner of the U.S. just yet. Tesla knows this is going to have to change if the company is going to satisfy both its current owners and hundreds of thousands of planned owners of the upcoming Model 3. So to help rectify this issue, the company is doubling its supercharger…

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Tesla Recalling 53,000 Vehicles

Tesla has announced a voluntary recall impacting 53,000 vehicles globally. The recall marks the electric car manufacturer's largest ever. Specifically, Tesla says some Model S sedans and Model X crossover produced between February 2016 and October 2016 may have a defective internal gear from third-party supplier Brembo. The defect can cause the parking brake to stay in the engaged position,…

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Tesla Drops Model S 60 And 60D

Tesla has announced it is dropping the cheapest version of its Model S sedan next month due to slow sales. The electric car company is pulling the Model S 60 and 60D versions of the car from the lineup, leaving the 75 kWh battery option as the new base model. Oddly enough, Tesla just launched the 60 kWh battery version…

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Musk: Wheelbase Will Limit Tesla Model 3 Battery Capacity to Less than 100 kWh

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed via his Twitter account that the wheelbase of the upcoming Model 3 compact sedan will limit its battery capacity to less than 100 kWh. Musk also indicated that while Tesla's semi-trailer and possibly even its pickup truck will require increased battery capacities that there are no plans to provide a corresponding increase for…

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Musk Confirms Tesla Model 3 Branding Will Use Arabic Numeral

No doubt to the dismay of those aspiring to prepubescent retrogrades, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk today confirmed that the company would be opting for the numeric '3' over three horizontal lines (☰) to brand its upcoming Model 3 compact electric sedan. In late January, Tesla made changes to its website to identify the Model 3 using the Arabic numeral…

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Tesla Motors Inc. Undergoes Name Change

According to a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission, Tesla Motors Inc. has officially changed it name to simply 'Tesla Inc.' The name change follows the company's acquisition of energy services firm SolarCity Corp. in November and reflects a diversified scope that has expanded beyond automotive manufacturing. Tesla began transitioning its car showrooms to include its home energy line of…

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