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    Report: Toyota unofficially teases TE-S800 plug-in hybrid roadster
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    We really want to party with the Toyota Engineering Society. With the mothership company showing a bunch of modifications at the Tokyo Auto Salon last month, that nutty engineering group used the event to unofficially show off its TE-S800 PHEV roadster, as you can see in the two-minute video ...

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    Followup: UK appeals court dismissed Tesla's BBC Top Gear lawsuit
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    Tesla Motors' efforts to clear allegations of reduced range on its electric cars just took another hit. A British appeals court dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by Tesla against the BBC's Top Gear show. The court rejected Tesla's appeal of a court decision last year that struck out its "libel and ...

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    Report: Plug In America wants to survey your Tesla Roadster battery
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    Plug In America has launched a second electric vehicle owner experience survey – this time with the Tesla Roadster. It follows a survey conducted last year among Nissan Leaf owners, which was utilized and acknowledged by Nissan as it dealt with unexpected battery capacity loss reported by ...

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    Rumormill: Tesla will reportedly call new Roadster the 'Model R'
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    Whether you spell the word "rumor" in the US or "rumour" in the UK, this one's a good one. Tesla Motors is looking to make its upcoming version of its Roadster all-electric convertible faster than the original when it debuts to the public in 2017, UK's Auto Express "reports," citing unsorted ...

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    Report: Lawsuits filed against Tesla stores in NY, MA
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    Questions about the legality of Tesla selling its electric vehicles in its own retail stores have been floating around since the days of the Roadster. Last week, the recent wranglings between auto dealer associations and Tesla stores in New York and Massachusetts were moved along in courts of ...

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    Report: Tesla will take Roadster trade-ins for Model S
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    One would never mistake a shiny new tech-filled Tesla Motors dealership for a used-car lot, but with several years worth of Teslas already on the road, that notion is about to get very real. Those retreads will be pretty rarified, though. The California-based electric-vehicle maker is starting a ...

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    Even after crash, Tesla Roadster makes it around the world in 80 days!
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    From "noooooooooo!!!!!!" to "yes!" That's the recent history of Rafael de Mestre and his attempt to be the first person to take a standard, production electric vehicle around the world. After playing catch-up with the Electric Odyssey duo and their Citroen C-Zero EV, de Mestre suffered a crash ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf races Tesla Roadster at Sportsland
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    Give Nissan some credit, here: the company is proudly publicizing coming in second. The Japanese automaker entered a souped-up Nissan Leaf in an all-electric-vehicle race at Japan's Sportsland Sugo earlier this month, with hopes of knocking off proverbial favorite Tesla in the 50-kilometer ...

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    Report: Tesla looking at smaller CUV, Roadster successor for 2016
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    Five models doesn't quite equal GM, but it's pretty impressive for a startup. And five models is exactly what Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk is shooting for. Musk says the battery-electric luxury vehicle maker will have five models by 2016, when Tesla will add a small crossover and a sports car to ...

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    Around-the-world Tesla tour crashes just 600 miles from finish line [w/video] *UPDATE
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    noooooooooo!!!!!! game over! +++ I'm fine!!!! That's how Rafael de Mestre let his fans know that his attempt to be the first to drive around the world in a standard all-electric car, a Tesla Roadster, had come to an end. De Mestre posted the above picture to Facebook along with a short video of ...

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    Report: Elon Musk called on to support Nikola Tesla museum
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    To some, Nikola Tesla was the most unappreciated inventor ever. That's why a group of activists are pushing for a U.S. museum to honor this creator of revolutionary technologies. How about this important work: the alternating current (AC) electricity that powers your home today. There were ...

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    Auctions: George Clooney auctioning off his Tesla Roadster for charity
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    Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney's very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney's Tesla is number eight of the original "Signature 100" built in 2008 and comes ...

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    Report: Tesla Roadster racing around the world in 80 days [w/video]
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    Ah, those Jules Verne fanatics, you'll find them everywhere. One Tesla Roadster owner last month set upon his own tribute to the author by starting his attempt to drive around the world in – yes – 80 days. Even better, it's now a race to be the first world round trip driver with a ...

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    Official: Tesla, Athlon reach agreement to lease Model S EVs in Europe
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    Tesla Motors and Athlon Car Lease have reached an agreement for the world's first leasing program involving Tesla's Model S battery-electric luxury sedans. Athlon, a division of the Netherlands-based Rabobank, has reserved 150 Model S EVs and plans to lease them to corporations in Belgium, ...

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    Report: Tesla libel suit against Top Gear fails again
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    Tesla and the company's lawyers are nothing if not determined. After a judge smacked down the electric vehicle manufacturer's libel suit against the BBC and Top Gear for comments made about the range of the Tesla Roadster, the automaker rallied with a second, amended lawsuit. It didn't take long ...

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    Official: Tesla: Model S (and X) can be parked for a year without bricking
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    And now the official, long-form response from Tesla Motors on the bricking issue, which can be boiled down to: plug it in, please. On the Tesla website, the company has addressed reports that up to five Tesla Roadsters have been turned into gorgeous paperweights that need a $40,000 repair ...

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    Followup: Tesla bricking update: can other electric vehicles suffer the same fate? Unlikely
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    Remember all the way back to Monday, when "bricking" your pricey electronic gadget simply meant you needed to get a new iPhone to try and jailbreak? The electric vehicle world is still dissecting the charges that surfaced yesterday that a Tesla Roadster could be bricked – i.e., made ...

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    Breaking: Tesla bricked battery story may have a short circuit
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    Yesterday's outrageous attack on electric vehicles didn't come from the GOP (for a change), but from a seemingly disinterested blogger, one Michael Degusta. His charges against Tesla include suggesting that its cars will have "eventual, inevitable, catastrophic battery failure," lambasting the ...

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    Video: Sergio Ochoa, the 'Car Whisperer,' is on a mission to land Tesla Motors dream job
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    How's this for bold? A marketing strategist with the name Sergio Ochoa is on a mission to find his dream job, and that job happens to be working for Tesla Motors. He's got confidence, that's for certain, as you can tell from the way he calls himself the Car Whisperer. He writes: Hello there ...

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    Report: Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?
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    Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride. Using a word taken from the computer world, to "brick" an EV means to make your electronic device inoperable. In the case of an EV, it would mean to run the battery state of charge so far down that nothing works ...

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