Posts Tagged: Tesla Roadster

Tesla Autopilot adds “full self-driving features,” Roadster gets rockets

Tesla seems to be back into the pattern its investors love to see: Elon tweets out a slow drip of good news items, and the stock ratchets higher (as the media makes an about-face and the short sellers gnash their teeth). The latest tidbit is that the eagerly awaited Autopilot version 9 software upgrade, scheduled… Read more »

Next-gen Tesla Roadster will be the fastest car ever produced

The Tesla Semi promises to revolutionize the trucking industry, with unpredictable effects on our economy and society. But for lovers of electric speed, the big rig was upstaged at Thursday’s reveal event by a little surprise Tesla was hiding in the trailer. The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made. It… Read more »

Roadster 3.0 test drive: 340 miles from San Jose to Los Angeles on a single charge

Tesla Roadster owners got a nice present last Christmas – a package of range-enhancing improvements dubbed Roadster 3.0. A new battery cell, enhanced aerodynamics and improved wheels and tires combine to increase the Roadster’s range by an estimated 40-50 percent. This week, a Tesla team set out in a prototype vehicle to test the Roadster… Read more »

Tesla’s batteries – past, present and future

This article is an excerpt from Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Sparked the Next Tech Revolution by Charged Senior Editor Charles Morris. Tesla seems to make a point of doing things differently than other automakers, and its battery pack – the most critical component of any EV –… Read more »

Tesla releases details of coming Roadster upgrade

So, it turns out that the much-anticipated Roadster news is not just a better battery, but a package of range-enhancing improvements dubbed Roadster 3.0. Tesla announced the day after Christmas that it will apply several lessons learned from producing Model S to the Roadster. Noting that cell technology has improved substantially since the Roadster battery went… Read more »

Details of Tesla Roadster battery upgrade coming soon

Tesla has a couple of Christmas presents for those of little faith who have been getting impatient for a couple of goodies promised for this year. A prototype battery-swapping station should be up and running within days, and details of the Roadster battery upgrade are to be released soon. “Roadster update details coming next week,”… Read more »

Media skeptics pile on Tesla as stock enters the slow lane

Updated 12/19/14 12:50 pm EST to include today’s tweet from Elon Musk’s regarding battery-swap stations. Predictions are a dime a dozen (and so are alliterative clichés), but here are two that always seem to come true: any time the price of a headline stock goes down, media pundits start chiming in with “I told you so”… Read more »

Every inch an EV: Tesla’s Model S redefines the automobile (new book excerpt)

This article is an excerpt from Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Sparked the Next Tech Revolution by Charged Senior Editor Charles Morris. This 270-page book is a comprehensive history of Tesla, told by the entrepreneurs who made it happen, as well as an assessment of the company’s lasting influence… Read more »

New book excerpt: The early days of Tesla

This article is an excerpt from Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Sparked the Next Tech Revolution by Charged Senior Editor Charles Morris. This 270-page book is a comprehensive history of Tesla, told by the entrepreneurs who made it happen, as well as an assessment of the company’s lasting influence… Read more »