Tagged with: Tesla

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Report: Tesla’s Model S Can Be Remotely Hacked While in Motion

Tesla Motors officials vowed to investigate reports that its Model S sedan is susceptible to hacks that can remotely control the car’s locks, horn, headlights, and skylight while the car is in motion, according to a published report. The hacks were carried out at the Syscan 360 security conference in Beijing, an article ...

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Here’s Why Tesla Can’t Sell Cars in Most U.S. States

Tesla Motors makes beautiful, quality electric automobiles. Don't just take it from us; Consumer Reports rated the Tesla Model S the "best overall" car in its 2014 Top Picks report (which includes all non-electric cars as well). Yet, despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk's ongoing effort to expand his EV empire, state after state in ...

The World’s First Driverless Cars Will Be Electric

The World’s First Driverless Cars Will Be Electric

Mentioned very briefly, and with far less emphasis than the many descriptions of the tiny size of Google’s new driverless car, is that Google’s new experimental fleet of robotic cars are electric. That’s important because as one of the leaders of developing the software and artificial intelligence that will move ...

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

Tesla Adds “Triple Underbody Shield,” Government Closes Fire Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into recent Tesla car fires, as the Palo Alto electric vehicle company announced another voluntary effort to improve safety. The NHTSA launched the probe following a pair of fires late last year that occurred after Model S sedans ran over ...

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is Considering ‘Judicial Remedies’ After New Jersey Sales Ban

Tesla is evaluating “judicial remedies” in response to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s ban on its direct sales in the state, the company’s CEO Elon Musk said in a lengthy blog post on Friday. In the meantime, the company said it will maintain its service centers and convert stores in the Garden State into ...

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission Bans Direct Tesla Sales

Five day ago, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was quoted saying: “We need to talk about the fact that we are for a free-market society that allows your effort and ingenuity to determine your success, not the cold, hard hand of the government.” On Tuesday, his state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, with the backing of the ...

Tesla Announces Plans for Massive European Expansion

Tesla Announces Plans for Massive European Expansion

Tesla plans to support its customers in Europe with a larger network of charging stations and over 30 new service centers and retail stores. The electric car manufacturer said it would rapidly expand the number of Superchargers available across the continent, allowing more Model S owners to quickly refuel their vehicle for ...

Report: Apple’s ‘iOS in the Car’ to Launch This Week

Report: Apple’s ‘iOS in the Car’ to Launch This Week

First the mobile phone, now the car. Having revolutionised personal communication Apple now wants to change the way we drive. The technology group will next week launch its first in-car operating system with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo as it attempts to take the lead in a fierce race to dominate tomorrow's smart cars. ...

Tesla Lays Out Plans for Gigafactory, $1.6 Billion in New Funding

Tesla Lays Out Plans for Gigafactory, $1.6 Billion in New Funding

Tesla announced plans Wednesday to raise at least $1.6 billion in debt to finance the expansion of its electric car business, develop its upcoming mass market vehicle and build the company’s much anticipated battery plant. The Palo Alto, Calif., company separately released additional details about its plans for the ...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Says Sale is ‘Very Unlikely’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms Talks With Apple, Says Sale is ‘Very Unlikely’

Rumors of Apple showing interest in buying Tesla resurfaced earlier this week after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. In an interview with Bloomberg TV (hat/tip MacRumors), Musk confirmed that Tesla did have conversations with Apple, but he couldn’t comment on whether ...