Posts Tagged: Tesla Model S

Tesla recalls some Model S vehicles to fix latch on passenger seat

Oh my God, a recall! Is this it for Tesla? Is this pie-in-the-sky liberal fantasy going to crash to the ground, taking trillions of taxpayer dollars and, perhaps, all of Western civilization, with it? Well, not this time, apparently. The recall concerns a mounting bracket for the left-hand latch of the second row seat, which… Read more »

May plug-in sales: LEAF regains the lead, Volt and Model S battling for second

US plug-in sales set no new record in May, but the total of 7,554 units wasn’t too far behind the all-time monthly sales record of 8,559, set in December of 2012.

VIDEO: Elon Musk says third-generation Tesla will be about 20% smaller than Model S

Star entrepreneur Elon Musk gave a lengthy and wide-ranging interview at this week’s D11 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Interviewers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher question Musk from the standpoint of someone who isn’t familiar with Tesla or with EVs in general, so he includes a brief primer on the EV scene. He explains… Read more »

Tesla pays off DOE loan early, taxpayers profit

Delivering a welcome victory for the government’s policy of supporting American manufacturing, Tesla Motors has paid off the loan it received from the Department of Energy nine years ahead of schedule, giving taxpayers a profit of at least $12 million on the original $465 million loan, Reuters reported. “I would like to thank the Department… Read more »

Break out the Champagne: 100,000 plug-ins have been sold in the US

Is it a milestone in automotive history, or just an odometer moment? Who cares? Let’s celebrate! According to the latest estimates, the 100,000th plug-in vehicle was sold in the US some time this week. This total includes only “highway-capable” vehicles, not “neighborhood electric vehicles,” which number over 60,000 in California alone. The first of the… Read more »