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Tesla Produced 145,000 Vehicles in Q3 2020
Tesla Extends Model S, Model X Range

Tesla Extends Model S, Model X Range

Long Range versions of Tesla Model S and Model X are now available with extended drive ranges, increasing to 370 miles and 325 miles, respectively.

May 3, 2019

Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Component

Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Component

Tesla Motors is recalling an estimated 123,000 Model S vehicles built before April 2016 because the bolts in the power steering component may be corroded and could possibly fail. In the event the bolts fail, the driver would still be able to steer the car but would be required to use "excessive force," leading to an increased risk of injury.

March 30, 2018

BMW Confirms i4 EV with Tesla-Beating Range
Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck
NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

September 12, 2017

Tesla Recalls Two-Thirds of 2016 Vehicles
Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla will discontinue its entry-level Model S 60 and all-wheel 60D sedans that carry a $68,000 price point, and will sell the 75 and 75D sedans that retail for at least $74,500 as the entry models, the company announced in a letter to owners.

March 20, 2017

Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt Win Top Safety Honors
Volt, Prius Prime Excel in Safety Tests

Volt, Prius Prime Excel in Safety Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently evaluated two all-electric cars, the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3. Also evaluated were two plug-in hybrids, the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime. The plug-in hybrids fared the best, earning Top Safety Pick+ awards. Video courtesy of IIHS. For the full story, click here.

February 1, 2017

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

January 20, 2017

Tesla's Model S

Tesla's Model S

The Tesla Model S P100D features a 100 kWh battery that offers a range of over 300 miles on a full charge. The vehicle contains an all-electric powertrain and is available with an all-wheel-drive system. Look for an update about Tesla's fleet strategy in an upcoming issue of Automotive Fleet. Photos by Andy Lundin and Eric Gandarilla

January 19, 2017

Video: Tesla Firmware Update Addresses Cybersecurity
Tesla Model S in Autopilot Involved in Fatal Crash
Tesla Nears 300-Mile EV Range

Tesla Nears 300-Mile EV Range

A Tesla Model S sedan can travel nearly 300 miles on a single charge, which is almost triple that of the nearest competitor, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

April 26, 2016

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