The Truth About Cars » Tesla Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Tesla Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Tesla Doesn’t Want You to Work on Its Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tesla-doesnt-want-work-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tesla-doesnt-want-work-cars/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:30:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195970 Tesla Motors has been proud to state its focus is on selling cars and not trying to make profit from their service centers — but the real world results prove otherwise. I stumbled on a thread where a Tesla owner with a failed part was able to purchase a replacement from the EV manufacturer. However, and this is key, […]

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Tesla Motors has been proud to state its focus is on selling cars and not trying to make profit from their service centers — but the real world results prove otherwise. I stumbled on a thread where a Tesla owner with a failed part was able to purchase a replacement from the EV manufacturer. However, and this is key, […]

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QOTD: Could Tesla Still Go Under? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/qotd-could-tesla-still-go-under/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/qotd-could-tesla-still-go-under/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186402 The world is abuzz this week with news of the all-new Tesla Model X, which is a minivan that looks like it may at any moment take flight and get tangled up in some power lines. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: Tesla has brought the first gullwing minivan to market, and people are excited. […]

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The world is abuzz this week with news of the all-new Tesla Model X, which is a minivan that looks like it may at any moment take flight and get tangled up in some power lines. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: Tesla has brought the first gullwing minivan to market, and people are excited. […]

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Tesla Prices 70 kWh RWD at $52,500*, Adds Ludicrous Mode to P85D http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tesla-prices-70-kwh-rwd-at-52500-adds-ludicrous-mode-to-p85d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tesla-prices-70-kwh-rwd-at-52500-adds-ludicrous-mode-to-p85d/#comments Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:18:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118985 Tesla is yet again updating its Model S range with interesting options on each end of the price scale before the release of the Tesla Model X. Elon Musk, in a blog post yesterday, announced a new single-motor version of the base model Model S 70 priced at $70,000 — or $52,500 after maximum incentives […]

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Tesla is yet again updating its Model S range with interesting options on each end of the price scale before the release of the Tesla Model X. Elon Musk, in a blog post yesterday, announced a new single-motor version of the base model Model S 70 priced at $70,000 — or $52,500 after maximum incentives […]

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Tesla Dead Last in Dealer Experience, First in PR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tesla-dead-last-dealer-experience-first-pr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/tesla-dead-last-dealer-experience-first-pr/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1110609 We have opined in these pages before about how for every Tesla sold in America, there are two or three glowing stories written about the electric automaker. There are days when over 50 percent of the pieces on auto industry news feeds are about Tesla, which is not bad for a company capturing 0.1 percent of the U.S. automobile market. Tesla Motors […]

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We have opined in these pages before about how for every Tesla sold in America, there are two or three glowing stories written about the electric automaker. There are days when over 50 percent of the pieces on auto industry news feeds are about Tesla, which is not bad for a company capturing 0.1 percent of the U.S. automobile market. Tesla Motors […]

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Tesla’s Tanking U.S. Sales And The World Of Automakers Falsifying Sales Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=958665 The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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Wanting to “Delight Customers”, Tesla Delays Model X Production Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/wanting-delight-customers-tesla-delays-model-x-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/wanting-delight-customers-tesla-delays-model-x-production/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:33:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=941433 In it’s third quarter letter to investors, Tesla Motors announced that they are pushing back the start of production of their falcon-winged Model X crossover again, this time until the third quarter of 2015. This is the third time that production has been delayed for the Model X, which Elon Musk originally promised for 2013. […]

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In it’s third quarter letter to investors, Tesla Motors announced that they are pushing back the start of production of their falcon-winged Model X crossover again, this time until the third quarter of 2015. This is the third time that production has been delayed for the Model X, which Elon Musk originally promised for 2013. […]

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UAW Sets Up Organizing Committee At Tesla Motors’ Fremont Assembly Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-sets-up-organizing-committee-at-tesla-motors-fremont-assembly-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/uaw-sets-up-organizing-committee-at-tesla-motors-fremont-assembly-plant/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:27:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693745 United Auto Workers president Bob King has said that the labor union is interested in organizing Tesla’s assembly plant in Fremont, California and that a group of workers at the site have set up an organizing committee for the UAW. That factory is where Tesla assembles the battery powered Model S. Tesla has prided itself […]

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United Auto Workers president Bob King has said that the labor union is interested in organizing Tesla’s assembly plant in Fremont, California and that a group of workers at the site have set up an organizing committee for the UAW. That factory is where Tesla assembles the battery powered Model S. Tesla has prided itself […]

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Elon Musk: Model X Will Be AWD Only and Priced “Slightly Higher” Than Model S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/elon-musk-model-x-will-be-awd-only-and-priced-slightly-higher-than-model-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/elon-musk-model-x-will-be-awd-only-and-priced-slightly-higher-than-model-s/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=641969 At the opening of his company’s London store, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk had some comments about the company’s upcoming falcon-winged crossover, the Model X. He said that it will offered only in an all wheel drive configuration that features electric motors in both the front and back of the car, and that it’s starting […]

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At the opening of his company’s London store, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk had some comments about the company’s upcoming falcon-winged crossover, the Model X. He said that it will offered only in an all wheel drive configuration that features electric motors in both the front and back of the car, and that it’s starting […]

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Federal Regulators Will Not Investigate Tesla Model S Fire http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/federal-regulators-will-not-investigate-tesla-model-s-fire/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/federal-regulators-will-not-investigate-tesla-model-s-fire/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:16:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=634297 In an e-mailed statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has decided against launching a formal investigation into the Washington state fire early this month involving a Tesla Model S. The electric car ran over some metal debris that punctured the front battery pack, sparking the fire. NHTSA said that it found no […]

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In an e-mailed statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has decided against launching a formal investigation into the Washington state fire early this month involving a Tesla Model S. The electric car ran over some metal debris that punctured the front battery pack, sparking the fire. NHTSA said that it found no […]

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Former Apple VP To Aid Vehicle Development At Tesla http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/former-apple-vp-to-aid-vehicle-development-at-tesla/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/former-apple-vp-to-aid-vehicle-development-at-tesla/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:16:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=634481 It seems as of late that Tesla is becoming to cars what Apple already is to computing, smartphones, digital music players and tablets. Thus, it should be as no surprise that the automaker has brought aboard former Apple vice president of Mac hardware engineering Doug Field to help them develop “insanely great” new vehicles. “Doug […]

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It seems as of late that Tesla is becoming to cars what Apple already is to computing, smartphones, digital music players and tablets. Thus, it should be as no surprise that the automaker has brought aboard former Apple vice president of Mac hardware engineering Doug Field to help them develop “insanely great” new vehicles. “Doug […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pre-production-review-2013-toyota-rav4-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pre-production-review-2013-toyota-rav4-ev/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:04:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455124   With California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate looming it is only a matter of time till we see an EV from each of the major players in the California market. Nissan has the Leaf, BMW has the Active E, GM has the Volt and Honda electrified a Fit and Ford has electrified everything that isn’t […]

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  With California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate looming it is only a matter of time till we see an EV from each of the major players in the California market. Nissan has the Leaf, BMW has the Active E, GM has the Volt and Honda electrified a Fit and Ford has electrified everything that isn’t […]

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