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Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit

As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles. Whether you qualify is not a simple yes or no question… well, actually it sort of is, but the amount you may qualify for varies by household due to a number […]

Tesla Stories October 21, 2021

Tesla Autopilot vindicated by event data in highly publicized fatal crash ‘with no one at the wheel’

Tesla Autopilot has been vindicated by its event data recorder in a highly publicized fatal crash that was reported as having “no one at the wheel.”

Tesla Stories September 10, 2021

Tesla finds loophole to New Mexico’s dumb ban by launching on tribal land

Tesla has found a loophole to get around New Mexico’s ban on direct car sales by launching their first store and service center on tribal land.

Tesla Stories July 19, 2021

Tesla Model X vs. Model Y: How Tesla’s larger EVs size up

In its quest to offer an electric vehicle (EV) option to suit everyone on the planet, Tesla has expanded the size and scope of its carbon-conscious repertoire over the past 17 years. Tesla currently manufactures two sport utility options – the mid-sized offensive lineman of the Tesla family, the Model X, and the new(er) crossover […]

Tesla Stories December 17, 2013

Tesla, er ‘Tuosule’, launches in China

If you are in China and you want a Model S, you now have a website to use. Have at it. Wondering why Tesla is called Tuosule in China? Some local guy squatted on the name rights to Tesla and wants $30M for it. Tesla offered $3M but no dice. Good for them.

Tesla Stories October 7, 2016

The Tesla Model S hearse is real and it’s to die for

A few weeks ago, we reported a new Tesla Model S hearse concept commissioned by a funeral transport company based in the Netherlands and built by a stretched limousine maker. At the time, the companies only released highly photoshopped images and insisted that the vehicle was the real deal. Now that they officially unveiled it, we can confirm […]

Tesla Stories October 16, 2016

Tesla is pushing the mystery announcement to Wednesday, ‘needs refinement’ says Elon Musk

As speculation continues ahead of Tesla’s upcoming mystery product announcement, CEO Elon Musk now says that the unveiling has been pushed to Wednesday, October 19 citing the need for a few more days to “refine” the product.

Tesla Stories July 10, 2016

Tesla opens store in Mexico City’s ‘Palacio’, first (non-mobile) store in the country

Last month, we reported on Tesla introducing the Model X in Mexico and opening the first Supercharger in the country, which it announced in the most subtle, weird, but awesome way. The automaker had already opened a “popup store” in Mexico, but now we learn that Tesla is opening its first non-mobile store in the country.

Tesla Stories February 22, 2016

A look at the team of “hardcore” engineers building Tesla’s Autopilot and the exodus that followed its release

Developments in autonomous driving technology are creating tons of opportunities for engineers with expertise in computer vision, machine learning, robotics and other related fields. Almost all car manufacturer and several huge tech companies are scrambling to advance the technology. Some companies are further along than others and besides traditional automakers, Google, Apple, Bosch, Uber and others […]

Tesla Stories April 5, 2016

French minister offers shuttered nuclear plant site for Tesla’s first EU factory, will meet Tesla this month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in France earlier this year. During a special event for Tesla owners at the automaker’s French headquarters in Chambourcy, Musk reiterated that in the near future Tesla will need to establish some manufacturing capacity in Europe. But this time, he nonchalantly brought up the possibility to build its first European electric […]

Tesla Stories February 26, 2016

Tesla hires machine learning expert from AMD to lead the Autopilot’s self-learning tech

Just a few weeks after hiring legendary microprocessor architect Jim Keller from AMD, Tesla managed a second high-profile hire from the chip maker for its Autopilot team. Electrek has learned that the automaker recently hired machine learning expert Junli Gu to lead the Autopilot’s self-learning tech. As we reported in our recent piece on Tesla’s Autopilot team, […]

Tesla Stories May 15, 2017

Man credits Tesla for saving his life after stolen car crashed into his rented Model X the day before his wedding

We heard plenty of crazy stories of Tesla drivers crediting Tesla’s vehicles for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model S driver walked away unscathed from a crash ~500-ft down a hill last month or when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year. Now we have a similar story today of a man crediting […]

Tesla Stories June 9, 2018

Tesla might have achieved battery energy density and cost breakthroughs

There was a lot of news that came out of Tesla shareholder meeting this week, but there was one important statement that sort of went under the radar. Elon Musk is generally careful not to use the term “breakthrough” when describing advancements in battery technology but he has used it this week to talk about […]

Tesla Stories June 23, 2017

Tesla loses 3 more computer vision experts on the Autopilot team

After several changes in the Autopilot team’s leadership over the past few months, Tesla ended up hiring one of the leading AI and computer vision researchers this week. At the same time however, we learn that several of the team’s top computer vision experts have left the company over the past few weeks.

Tesla Stories January 8, 2018

Tesla Model 3 review: A promise delivered

On December 29th, 2017, I took delivery of one of the first non-employee Model 3s.  This was a day which many of us early EV drivers have been awaiting for a long time – the realization of Tesla’s “secret master plan” announced more than ten years ago.  And now that the car we’ve all been […]

Tesla Stories December 5, 2017

Tesla deploys 6 battery projects in order to power two islands in Puerto Rico, more to come

As part of Tesla’s continuous effort to deploy energy storage systems in Puerto Rico following their power issues after being ravaged by hurricanes, the local government has now announced that the company will deploy 6 new battery projects on two Puerto Rican islands. Several additional larger scale projects are also reportedly in the works.

Tesla Stories March 6, 2018

Tesla releases new tool for people to retrieve ‘blackbox data’ after a crash

Tesla is making it a little easier for people to retrieve ‘blackbox data’ from their vehicles after a crash with new EDR tools.

Tesla Stories May 1, 2018

Tesla loses its director of Western Europe

Tesla has lost several executives lately and now another one has been added to the list: Georg Ell, the man in charge of Tesla’s Western Europe operations, has left the automaker last month.

Tesla Stories April 23, 2018

Tesla gets Kanye’s approval after buying a Model S

Rapper Kanye West recently added a Tesla Model S to his impressive stable of luxury vehicles and it apparently quickly became one of his favorite cars.

Tesla Stories March 31, 2017

Tesla aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car

It’s fair to say that most of the ~400,000 people who reserved the Tesla Model 3 did it because it will likely become the first long-range relatively affordable electric car to be mass-produced. But it also became clear that Tesla also aims for the Model 3 to be the first mass-market autonomous car – years ahead […]

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