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Tesla's Base Model S Is Now the All-Wheel-Drive 70D

By Kelsey Mays  on April 8, 2015


Just six months after hatching some all-wheel-drive variants of the Model S, Tesla is replacing the least-expensive version, the rear-drive Model S 60, with the all-wheel-drive Model S 70D. Pitched as still a value option, the 70D will have a 70-kilowatt-hour… Read More

Tesla's Base Model S Is Now the All-Wheel-Drive 70D

By Kelsey Mays  on April 8, 2015

Just six months after hatching some all-wheel-drive variants of the Model S, Tesla is replacing the least-expensive version, the rear-drive Model S 60, with the all-wheel-drive Model S 70D. Pitched as still a value option, the 70D will have a 70-kilowatt-hour… Read More

Tesla Model S Update To 'End Range Anxiety'

By Kelsey Mays  on March 17, 2015

Few auto executives have the power to raise eyebrows with a single tweet like Elon Musk. The CEO of California-based Tesla Motors has used Twitter to do everything from foreshadowing the debut of the Model X SUV to cryptically teasing… Read More

2015 Tesla Model S P85D: First Drive

By Mike Hanley  on February 24, 2015

Tesla's new all-wheel-drive Model S, the P85D, represents another instance of an automaker using all-wheel-drive technology to improve performance as well as all-season traction. I know this because my neck is still a little sore from straining against the immense… Read More

Audi Plans Tesla Model S Fighter

By Kelsey Mays  on December 12, 2014

Tesla just beat out Porsche and Audi as the top brand in a consumer satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports, and the industry is taking notice. Now, The Detroit News reports Audi plans to build a competitor to the California luxury-carmaker’s… Read More

Tesla Launches Model S Lease Program

By Matt Schmitz  on October 28, 2014

Luxury electric-car manufacturer Tesla this past weekend announced the launch of its new U.S. Bank-backed lease program that practically dons a polyester suit and says, "What's it gonna take for me to put you in a new Model S, today."… Read More

Tesla Unveils All-Wheel-Drive Model S, New Driverless Tech

By Kelsey Mays  on October 10, 2014

Thursday evening, California electric-carmaker Tesla made good on CEO Elon Musk's eyebrow-raising tweet a day earlier that it's "about time to unveil the D and something else." Well, the D is here, and it's an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor (hence the "D")… Read More

'Price Is Right' Contestants to Bid on 'Dream Cars'

By Matt Schmitz  on October 9, 2014

OK, playing "The Price is Right" rules, as close as you can without going over: How much would you expect to pay for a Porsche Cayenne? How about a Range Rover Sport SE? A Maserati Quattroporte S Q4, Tesla Model… Read More

Tesla Selects Nevada for Site of New Battery "Gigafactory"

By Aaron Bragman  on September 5, 2014

Tesla Motors and the state of Nevada have jointly announced that the company has selected Nevada for the site of its new "Gigafactory," a manufacturing plant that will supposedly supply the electric vehicle automaker with enough batteries to build 500,000… Read More

Glitches Call Reliability of Tesla Model S Into Question

By Matt Schmitz  on August 12, 2014

Automatically extending door handles that don't extend, a multimedia screen that blanks out, a creaky roof, difficulties with the trunk latch. These are just some of the glitches with Tesla's long-range-electric luxury sedan, the Model S, that have resulted in… Read More

Tesla to Launch Compact, Low-Cost Sedan in 2017

By Kelsey Mays  on July 16, 2014

Tesla has confirmed a third model, dubbed the Model 3, will show up around 2017. Tesla CEO Elon Musk originally wanted to call it the Model E — which, together with the extant Model S sedan and forthcoming Model X… Read More