Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S catapulted the electric car maker from niche player to household name and captured the hearts of many an early adopter. Featuring a sleek body, class-beating range, and more easter-eggs than a Marvel movie, the Model S was an immediate sensation. The Model S is still the standard-bearer which all other EV sedans are judged — and Tesla keeps pushing the tech, unveiling a new Model S Plaid in late September. Now the car has launched worldwide, starred in damning videos, and picked a few fights. Here’s everything there is to know about the Tesla Model S, the latest news, and our detailed review.

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How to buy a Tesla online

Tesla has sold its cars online since its inception, meaning you can buy a new Model Y from the comfort of your living room. Here's what the process is like.

Tesla Battery Day: Model S Plaid, Autopilot updates, and all the big news

At Tesla Battery Day and a shareholder meeting, CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new Model S Plaid, updates to electric battery tech and more. Here are the highlights.
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Canadian cop chased a Tesla Model S that appeared to have no one in it

Highway police in Canada chased a Tesla Model S going 150 kmh (93 mph), with the vehicle at first appearing to be empty.

Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air

Lucid developed the Air, its first model, as an electric sedan aimed directly at the Tesla Model S. It offers a generous amount of range and a ton of tech.

Digital Trends Live: T-Mobile’s nationwide outage, Rosie Okumura, and more

On this Digital Trends Live we talk the top tech stories, including T-Mobile’s nationwide outage, and more.

Tesla Model S breaks through the 400-mile range barrier

It now has an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles

How much is a Tesla?

We break down the prices for Tesla’s latest electric vehicles -- the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.

Tesla delivered more electric cars in 2019 than in any previous year

Tesla said its 2019 deliveries represented an increase of 50 percent over 2018. The automaker said it delivered 367,500 electric cars in 2019, including 112,000 cars in the fourth quarter alone.

A fleet of Teslas drove 300,000 miles. Here’s what broke and what didn’t

Tesla electric cars in the Tesloop shuttle service have racked up 300,000 miles apiece. Here's what issues those cars experience after accumulating high mileage.

Tesla is working on an even more insane performance version of the Model S

Tesla already has Ludicrous mode, so what could be more insane than that. The answer is Plaid. That's what Tesla is calling a new performance upgrade for the Model S.

Tesla recalls nearly 10,000 Model X and Model Y vehicles

Tesla is recalling 9,136 Model X vehicles and 401 Model Y vehicles over separate safety issues.
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Tesla sends a Model S to the ‘Ring to try beating Porsche (Update!)

Shortly after the Porsche Taycan set a Nürburgring lap record for electric cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that a Model S would be dispatched to the legendary German racetrack.

Tesla software version 10.0: Everything you need to know

Tesla's V10.0 software adds the ability to plug an Xbox controller into the center console to play games. It also adds Smart Summon, which lets the car drive itself to where its owner is waiting.

Watch this Tesla Model S set a lap record at Laguna Seca Raceway

Check out Tesla's recently released video showing the driver’s view from a Model S as it tears around the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, in record time.

Mod turns Tesla Model S into surveillance bot that tracks faces, license plates

Security researcher Truman Kain debuted the Surveillance Detection Scout at the Defcon hacking conference. The mod for the Tesla Model S can send out alerts if someone keeps appearing on the car's built-in cameras.

Tesla Model 3 is the world’s most-searched-for electric car, survey says

The Tesla Model 3 is the most-searched-for electric car in the world, according to a survey of Google search data. The Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S were far behind the Model 3 in second and third place, respectively.

Tesla drops cheapest Model S and Model X versions in latest lineup reshuffle

Tesla dropped entry-level Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X in yet another model shake-up. That leaves just the Long Range and Performance versions of the luxury electric cars.

Tesla owners will soon be able to play Cuphead while parked

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Cuphead will soon be playable on the built-in dashboard screens of the company's electric vehicles. The game will only include the Inkwell Isle One section.
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Tesla Model S and Model X charge faster and go farther with the same battery

An all-new drivetrain for the Tesla Model S and X enables the EVs to travel farther per charge than the previous design. Tesla Model S Long Range sedans have a 370-mile range and Model X Long Range SUVs can travel 325 miles per EPA cycle.

The coolest police cars from around the world

Not every police department opts for either a Dodge Charger or Ford Explorer. Some law enforcement agencies, including those located in Dubai and Japan, run a different kind of fleet. Here, we've gathered some of the coolest cruisers in existence.

Tesla revamps pricing, naming system for Model S and Model X

Tesla is changing its naming scheme for Model S and Model X trim levels, dropping the old system based on battery-pack capacity. The automaker is also cutting prices on both vehicles by $1,000.

Tesla will discontinue entry-level Model S and Model X cars with 75-kWh battery

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will stop selling versions of its Model S and Model X electric cars with 75-kilowatt-hour battery packs. That just leaves the more-expensive 100-kWh models.

Tesla cuts prices by $2,000 to offset reduced tax credit

Tesla cut the price of the Model S, Model 3, and Model X by $2,000 to compensate for the halving of its federal tax credit from $7,500 to $3,750. The tax credit is being phased out because Tesla has reached 200,000 electric car sales.
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Cops chased a Tesla for 7 miles while its driver appeared to be sleeping

When a driver sleeps in their car, it's usually parked at the time. So imagine the surprise of police offers in California on Friday, November 30 when they spotted a car motoring along at 70 mph as the driver apparently slept.

Tesla raises prices and simplifies options on Model S and Model X

Tesla is making changes to its offerings of the Model S and Model X. The lower-range 75D models will increase in price, while the higher-range 100D models will decrease in price.

Tesla extends battery capacity to help owners of the older Model S flee Florence

Over 10 million people may be affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. Tesla Motors decided to lend a helping hand to owners of its vehicles who want to escape Florence's path.

Tesla Model S logs over 400,000 miles in three years, still going strong

A Tesla Model S operated by California-based shuttle service Tesloop has covered over 400,000 miles in just three years. Tesloop said the electric car has been much cheaper to maintain than comparable internal-combustion models.

Electric GT race series takes Tesla’s Ludicrous mode to the track

A new, one-make race series named Electric GT puts the Tesla Model S on the track. 20 pilots from 10 private teams will compete in identical, ultra-light cars upgraded with bigger brakes and a new suspension system.

Tesla crashes into parked police car in California; driver says Autopilot was on

On May 29, a Tesla Model S crashed into a parked police car in Laguna Beach, California. The driver -- who sustained minor injuries -- reported he was using Autopilot before the impact.

Tesla driver loses license after moving to passenger seat with Autopilot on

A U.K. Tesla owner starred in a video that cost him driving privileges for 18 months. He was seen riding in the passenger seat with autopilot turned on. The driver told police officers his car was amazing but admits what he did was "silly."

Tesla’s biggest recall to date will fix 123,000 early Model S cars

Tesla has issued its biggest recall to date to fix an issue with more than 120,000 early Model S cars. The company is keen to point out that no accidents or injuries have been reported in connection with the problem.

Porsche exec disses Tesla in anticipation of Mission E arrival

The Porsche Mission E will offer more consistent performance than the Tesla Model S, Porsche electric-vehicle boss Stefan Weckbach said in a company-conducted interview. It looks like we have a fight on our hands.
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Tesla Model S: All you need to know about the world-class EV

The Tesla Model S has been out since 2012, but the electric vehicle is constantly being updated and improved. From performance to safety to self-driving tech, here’s everything we know about the luxury sedan.

Tesla Model S gets a subtle makeover from tuner Novitec

The Tesla Model S gets a new body kit, lowered suspension, and better brakes from German tuner Novitec. The result is a more aggressive look that matches this electric car's otherworldly performance.

Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevy Bolt vs. BMW 3 Series: How does Tesla stack up?

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most hotly anticipated cars of all time, one that fans say will change the automotive industry for good. Looking beyond the hype, how does Tesla's smallest car stack up against the competition?

Tesla slams safety agency after Model S falls short of top crash test rating

The Tesla Model S failed to earn top marks in the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. Tesla quickly fired back, appearing to question the importance of those tests.