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Cars Stories June 13, 2016

FCA CEO Marchionne doesn’t understand Tesla’s model but claims he could copy it

FCA’s outspoken CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been known to make unpopular but frank comments about electric cars and the future of the auto industry. The man in charge of Alfa, Fiat, Chrysler and Jeep, called for its customers not to buy his electric car, the Fiat 500e, because he estimates the company is losing about $10,000 […]

Tesla confirms achieving a production rate of 2,000 cars/week and releases new details about its production

Only three years ago in 2013, Tesla Model S’ first full year of production, the automaker built just over 20,000 vehicles or around 400 per week. Now we learn that Tesla recently achieved for the first time a production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week for an annualized rate of 104,000 cars. In its last […]

Cars Stories June 14, 2016

Tesla launches a pilot project to sell cars inside Nordstrom stores

Tesla has an undoubtedly unique retail strategy in the auto industry, the company owns all its retail locations and has plenty of ‘galleries’ in malls, which is unusual for an automaker, but it is now taking it to the next level by launching a pilot project to sell its vehicles inside Nordstrom stores – starting […]

Cars Stories June 16, 2016

Tesla is trying to convince Model 3 reservation holders to buy the new lower price Model S instead

The introduction of Tesla’s new Model S 60 coincided with the company achieving its production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week. It looks like the automaker has mostly worked through its production problems with the Model X, which means that for probably the first time, Tesla is not production constrained anymore and this is evidenced […]

Cars Stories March 6, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked directly with Singapore Prime Minister to investigate government red tape blocking Tesla [Updated]

Update: Tesla responds to Singapore’s Model S CO2 emissions test, and could it be as simple as poor math? If you think it’s difficult to buy a Tesla in Texas due to direct sales law, wait until you learn what consumers in Singapore have to go through to buy a Model S. Singaporean Joe Nguyen reportedly spent […]

Cars Stories April 7, 2016

Tesla Model S deliveries are up 148% in Q1 in Austria [Chart]

Tesla found an interesting and increasingly growing market for the Model S in relatively small Austria, a country of ~8 million people. 2014 was the Model S’ first full year of deliveries in the country and Tesla only managed to deliver 136 units, based on registration data.

Tesla Model S with design refresh potentially spotted at Fremont Factory [Picture]

While the focus is on Tesla’s recently unveiled first mass-market car, the Model 3, its flagship sedan, the Model S, is now expected to take center stage with some updates this month. We reported on Tesla confirming that “price changes” are coming in “early April” and hinting that it would add new features. One of the rumored […]

Cars Stories April 11, 2016

Tesla hires the interior designer of Porsche’s all-electric Mission E

Porsche last year unveiled what it said will be its first all-electric vehicle: the Mission E. The German automaker green-lighted the vehicle for production in December and announced a €1 billion investment to retrofit its factories in order to manufacture electric vehicles. The press was quick to call the Mission E a “Tesla Killer” despite the […]

Cars Stories March 22, 2016

Tesla Model S US price increase reportedly coming in April after Model 3 unveiling

Following the persisting rumor that Tesla is planning a “facelift” or at least new options for the Model S starting this spring, we learn that the automaker could also increase the price of its flagship sedan in the US as soon as next month, right after the Model 3 unveiling set for March 31st. We are […]

Cars Stories March 24, 2016

Audi’s EV Chief: “I hate to admit it, but Tesla did everything right”

Audi’s electric-mobility chief Stefan Niemand had surprising words of appreciation for Tesla at the recent Technical Congress of Germany’s automotive industry organization (VDA) (via EETimes). Niemand commented: “I hate to admit it, but Tesla did everything right” The executive was especially praising Tesla’s EV infrastructure strategy: the Supercharger network. He also made the comment not long after the first Tesla […]

Tesla officially confirms “price changes” for the Model S in “early April” right after Model 3 unveiling

Earlier this week, we reported on Tesla sales representatives warning potential customers of an approaching price increase for the Model S as soon as next month. Now Tesla officially commented on the situation confirming “price changes” for its flagship sedan in “early April”. Tesla is now talking about “price changes” instead of an increase, but Tesla sales representatives were […]

Cars Stories April 4, 2016

Tesla hired Apple’s OS security expert as connected cars are increasingly becoming a hacking risk

Tesla news not directly related to the Model 3 is hard to come by these days, but Electrek learned that Tesla recently hired Apple’s OS Security Manager for a similar role at the automaker. While safety in general has long been an important part of the automotive industry, IT security is just starting to become a factor […]

Tesla Model S deliveries are down 54% in Norway during Q1 2016 [Chart]

Norway is a very important market for Tesla. It’s the automaker’s biggest in Europe and about 8% of its total worldwide deliveries last year. In 2015, Tesla had flat deliveries in the country after delivering the exact same number, 4,039 Model S units, two years in a row, based on registration data. It is still impressive […]

Cars Stories April 6, 2016

Tesla Model S deliveries were up 43% in Sweden during the last quarter [chart]

Tesla has a presence in Sweden since late 2013, but sales in the country have been lagging until mid-2015. Based on registration data, Tesla delivered only 268 Model S’s in Sweden in 2014, but last year the automaker delivered 996 cars, which represents a 271% increase. This increase made Sweden an important market for Tesla in […]

Cars Stories April 11, 2016

Tesla Model S deliveries are up 35% in Germany – record deliveries in March [Chart]

After a slow start in Germany for the past 3 years, Tesla is starting to make progress in this difficult market dominated by local manufacturers. Last year, Model S sales increased by 94% according to registration data, and although it still lags behind comparatively smaller countries like the Netherlands and Switzerland, things are looking up […]

Cars Stories April 12, 2016

Tesla Model S deliveries are up 25% in the Netherlands – record deliveries in March [Chart]

The Netherlands is an important market for Tesla. It’s the automaker’s second biggest market in Europe, behind Norway, though technically it was Tesla’s third biggest European market in 2015 because of the temporary surge in sales in Denmark ahead of this year’s tax increase for electric vehicles. But now that Tesla’s sales are virtually nonexistent in Denmark […]

Poll: Do you prefer the Tesla Model S’ new front fascia or the nosecone?

Now that we can finally take a good look at the official and final design of the Model S’ new front fascia (though we don’t have third-party pictures yet), we want to know what you think of it. You can answer the poll and leave a comment below.

Cars Stories March 25, 2016

Hacker unlocks hidden “very low” air suspension setting on the Tesla Model S [Video]

Your favorite Tesla hacker Jason Hughes is still tinkering with his car after the recent “P100D” revelation and now claims that he managed to find a hidden air suspension setting to make the Model S even closer to the ground. Hughes posted the picture of his Model S seen above with the new lower air […]

Cars Stories June 3, 2016

Tesla drivers can earn up to $1,000 by participating in a new MIT study

The MIT AgeLab, which is part of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT, is looking for Tesla drivers to participate in a new research initiative that “analyzes advanced vehicle technology use in real-world scenarios.” Tesla owners can earn up to $1,000 for participating in the study over a 12-month period, but it sounds like […]

Cars Stories June 7, 2016

Tesla owners in UAE ask the automaker & Elon Musk for services in the nation

Inspired by the success of Portugal’s plea for a store and service center in the country which has been answered by CEO Elon Musk (sort of), Tesla owners in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now sending a message to the automaker and Elon to get service for their vehicles in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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