Tesla selling branded J1772 wall charger so your non-Tesla EV can be “Powered by Tesla”

Like any premium-focused brand, Tesla offers a variety of accessories with the Tesla logo on it. While mostly apparel, Tesla has also offered a Tesla-branded wall charger. The advantage to that charger was that it had a Tesla connector on it, meaning you didn’t need the adapter to make it work. Now Tesla is offering, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Pilot for non-Tesla vehicles using the Supercharger network launched in the Netherlands

Earlier this year, Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted that the Supercharger network was going to open up to other battery-electric vehicles this year. We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was the only maker of long-range electric cars,” Musk said in that tweet from late July. “That said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hertz commits to purchasing 100,000 Tesla Model 3 EVs, build out EV infrastructure

What used to be a sign of an unhealthy automaker is now potentially a good sign of growth because Hertz has said they have purchased 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla. Bloomberg is reporting that the purchase will total $4.2 billion for Tesla and be the largest EV purchase in history. Renters will have access to […]

by Chad Kirchner
Tesla Cybertruck delay confirmed during the second-quarter earnings call: Report

Should we be surprised that Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck is delayed? No. Originally promised to come off the production line in late 2021, the angular pickup with a so-called exoskeleton won’t be delivered to consumers until sometime in 2022 or later. That shouldn’t shock anyone because Tesla’s timelines are never on point; the company has a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Disney+, Car Wash Mode and more in Tesla’s latest OTA update (2021.24)

Tesla regularly sends automatic over the air (OTA) updates to its cars, offering various upgrades to vehicles. Many of the updates are innocuous bug fixes or minor enhancements to the car’s driver assistance technology. Occasionally the OTA updates bring features that bring genuine excitement to the brand’s vehicles. This latest update (2021.24), released in late […]

by Samanthan Rutherford
Elon Musk: Tesla to open Supercharger network to other EVs this year

If you own a battery electric vehicle, we’ve (potentially) got some good news for you. Tesla has made it official that it will be making its supercharger network open to vehicles from other brands. The news comes straight from Elon Musk himself who tweeted at a follower who said that people should deal with Tesla […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Unplugged Performance and Randy Pobst take Pikes Peak exhibition class in Model S Plaid

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the most interesting race in the world right now when it comes to electric performance. Not only has the outright record at the mountain been held by an electric car since Volkswagen and Romain Dumas won there in 2018, but the mountain has been helping OEMs develop faster […]

by Bradley Brownell
Tesla Model 3 tops Cars.com’s American-made Index for 2021; only two EVs make Top 10

Tesla has taken two spots on Cars.com’s American-made Index (AMI). The Tesla Model 3 nabs the top spot for the first time while its crossover sibling, the Model Y ranked third. Other vehicles in the top 5 include the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Corvette. This comes a year after the Model S, Model […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske explains why zero should mean zero in 0 to 60 mph testing

Yesterday, MotorTrend published the results of their test of the acceleration and braking performance of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the quickest accelerating vehicle to 60 mph that they ever tested. Full stop. The sucker is quick. The magazine also tested the car under a variety of situations, many stipulated by Tesla, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Tesla Model S Plaid pricing changes yet again before official launch event

The updated Tesla Model S has had a rocky few weeks, especially with the discontinuation of the Plaid+ super high performance model. With the official launch event scheduled to happen this very day, Tesla has once again made a change. They raised the price on the standard Plaid model. When Tesla first talked about Plaid, […]

by Chad Kirchner