The Tesla Model S is more than a car. It’s the embodiment of the electric-car movement. The Model S is not just a great EV, but one of the world's best luxury sedans. While still technically in its first generation, Tesla makes significant updates and improvements every year—bringing longer range, more power, and enhanced features.

Read the Review · News · 13 photos

By Brad Berman ·
January 12, 2014

Tesla Will Send Customers an Upgraded Charging Adapter

On Friday, Tesla Motors announced that it would upgrade the Model S charging adapter after reports of overheating in garages. The company will provide the new adapter to its customers for free in the next two weeks. The redesigned adapter will include a thermal fuse that shuts off charging if overheating is detected.

Keep reading · 4 comments

By David Herron ·
January 02, 2014

Intense Scrutiny of Tesla Model S Fires Exceeds Evidence of Mechanical Problems

The intense scrutiny of normal occurrences, like garage fires or car fires, that happen to involve a Tesla Model S could be part of an effort to quash Tesla Motors and stop electric car adoption.

Keep reading · 8 comments

By Alysha Webb ·
December 19, 2013

Geography and Limited Charging Infrastructure Make Model S the EV to Own in Canada

Canada's wide open spaces and lack of a nationwide charging infrastructure are two big reasons why the Tesla Model S has conquered the Canadian plug-in market as sales of other EVs lag.

Keep reading · 5 comments

By Alysha Webb ·
November 19, 2013

Tesla Responds to Fires With Ground Clearance Software Update

How low can it go? That's the question Tesla owners are debating in online chat rooms after the latest software upgrade from Tesla, which alters the Smart Air Suspension feature at high speeds. The change is in response to three recent fires in Tesla Model S vehicles.

Keep reading · 2 comments

By David Herron ·
November 07, 2013

Tesla Model S Blaze in Nashville Makes Three Fires in Six Weeks

A Tesla Model S caught fire yesterday south of Nashville,Tenn., making a string of three Model S car fires in a little over a month. Like the other two incidents, nobody was injured, reinforcing claims that the Model S is safe. Few details are known other than pictures found on Twitter and Instagram, and an initial statement from Tesla Motors.

Keep reading · 29 comments

By David Herron ·
November 06, 2013

Tesla Motors: Battery Supply Crunch Limiting Model S Production

In yesterday's conference call discussing Q3 2013 financial results, Tesla CEO Elon Musk repeatedly said Model S production is limited not by customer demand, but constraints in supplies of parts, primarily battery cells. He hinted at a “giant” battery factory in the works.

Keep reading · 3 comments

By Jim Motavalli ·
October 29, 2013

Second Tesla Model S Battery Fire Causes Stock Plunge

Tesla was just recovering from the fallout after a Washington State crash and fire. A second incident, this time in Mexico, is worrying both consumers and the financial markets. But, again, the circumstances tend to favor Tesla's claim that battery fires will be limited and occur only in extraordinary circumstances.

Keep reading · 13 comments

By Jim Motavalli ·
October 17, 2013

Tesla Still the Big Winner in California ZEV Credit Sales

Tesla has the high volume in electric vehicle sales, and that pays as credit-hungry automakers buy up its lucrative credits.

Keep reading · 3 comments

By Jim Motavalli ·
September 30, 2013

The Tesla Model S in Iceland: The First 7 Cars to Movers and Shakers

Buying sight unseen, these early adopters are helping plug in the island nation's transportation infrastructure.

Keep reading · 0 comments