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 sleak 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. 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 hands-on review.

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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.
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Tesla surprises both the fans and the haters by posting a profit in Q3

In the first half of 2019, Tesla lost 1.1 billion dollars, but in the third quarter of this year they turned their fortunes around by posting a $143 million dollar profit. This was a surprise to even bullish backers of the EV company, and could mark the beginning of profitability for the company. This news was relayed today when Elon Musk held a Q3 earnings call with investors and customers.

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.

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 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.

Elon Musk advocates for universal basic income instead of second stimulus check

He said another coronavirus stimulus package is 'not in the best interests of the people.'
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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.

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 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."
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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.

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.
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NTSB: Autopilot system repeatedly warned driver before fatal Tesla Model S crash

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If you own a Tesla car, you now have free Supercharger access

Good news, Tesla owners. Supercharging your car may not come with a super large charge anymore. In fact, it may not come with a charge at all. If you're already the proud owner of a Tesla vehicle, you have free Supercharger use.

Consumer Reports cuts Tesla ratings over automatic emergency braking

The Tesla Model S and Model X lost points in Consumer Reports ratings due to the lack of standard autonomous emergency braking on newer cars. The feature was available on previous versions of both models.

Can the Dodge Demon really do 0 to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds? Let's break it down

Dodge claims its 2018 Challenger SRT Demon is the quickest accelerating production car from 0 to 60 mph, but what about the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode? We break it all down right here.

Safety Checked in? Facebook’s Community Help now lets you help others out

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Best Products of 2016: Overall winner

This year brought its share of outstanding, world-changing products, but after hours of debate, we’re confident the HTC Vive stands head and shoulders above all of the rest.

How Tesla came out of nowhere and reinvented the car as we know it

Tesla Motors has gone from an obscure startup to one of the world's most talked-about automakers in a few short years. Digital Trends traces the company's unorthodox – and sometimes controversial – path to stardom.

Tesla just found a way to make the Model S P100D even more ludicrous

Tesla is about to release an over-the-air software update that will make the P100D variants of the Model S and the Model X even faster from zero to 60 mph. The S time will drop to 2.4 seconds, while the X will take 2.8 seconds.

Tesla battery packs last longer than you’d think — a whole lot longer

Data collected by a Tesla owners group show it's unlikely the Model S battery pack will degrade to less than 90 percent over 200,000 miles. Is Tesla's 1 million-mile drive unit lifetime goal within the realm of possibility?
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A hearse to die for: Get buried in style in this stretched Tesla Model S by RemetzCar

Dutch firms Vander der Lans & Busscher and RemetzCars created the world's first zero-emission hearse from a stretched Tesla Model S. With a rolling coffin platform and picture windows the Tesla hearse holds and displays a full-sized coffin.

Tesla Model S race car makes its debut, looks to electrify racing fans next year

The Tesla Model S will be the sole model used in the Electric GT Championship, a new race series launching next year. That's because it's the only electric car suited for race duty.

With its new battery, Tesla’s Model S is now the third-fastest car on Earth

Tesla has officially announced a larger 100kWh battery option for the Model S and Model X. 0 to 60 times drop to 2.5 seconds and 2.9 seconds, respectively, while total range figures increase to 315 miles and 289 miles.

You'll be able to sleep in the back of a Tesla Model 3 (if you're not too tall)

Camping in your Tesla? The Tesla Model 3 interior will measure 5 feet and 6 inches behind the front seats with the rear seats folded flat, enough for most side sleepers. Dim or cover the lights, set the AC, and you'll have a quiet, bug free night.