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Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

While Tesla's Model S sports sedan is garnering all the attention at the moment, anticipation for the company's SUV model is also building. However, it looks like it won't be arriving on time as expected, since Tesla announced that the Model X will be delayed into 2014 and won't be arriving until later that year.

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Tesla gets NYT apology for Model S review: Musk approves

Tesla gets NYT apology for Model S review: Musk approves

It would appear that the New York Times has decided to speak up in regards to their recent review of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle, having been the subject of some major scrutiny a the hands of no less than Elon Musk, the car company's CEO. One of the larger stories of last week was that according to the Model S' own in-vehicle logs, the editor responsible for the review of the vehicle didn't follow the plans and suggestions made by the Tesla review crew - nor did he refrain from driving donuts through a parking lot. Now the New York Times is speaking up through editor Margaret Sullivan.

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Tesla tears down NYT Model S review with car’s own logs

Tesla tears down NYT Model S review with car’s own logs

Tesla has torn into the New York Times review of its Model S electric car, using systems logs showing charge and recharge status, driving style, cabin settings and more to undermine claims the EV is unreliable. In a detailed run-down of the stats gathered by the Model S' onboard computer - something Tesla says it always does "carefully" on media drives, after UK car show Top Gear made similar reliability claims about a previous model, in a case which ended up in the courtroom - Tesla CEO Elon Musk argues that NYT reviewer John Broder was prejudiced against electric cars from the start, and did as much as possible to portray the Model S as unfit for the road.

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Tesla Motors launches new pricing for the Model S

Tesla Motors launches new pricing for the Model S

On Friday, we reported that Tesla was slated to increase the price of its popular Model S car, with no word on when exactly that would happen. Turns out the buying public didn't have long to wait, with the company announcing earlier that effective today, the Model S is now a couple grand more expensive. The price won't be applied to new reservations until January 1, however.

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Tesla receives $10 million state grant to build Model X SUV

Tesla receives $10 million state grant to build Model X SUV

On Wednesday, Tesla was approved for a $10 million grant from the California Energy Commission, which will be used to buy components for the electric Model X SUV, and further expansion of the manufacturing capacity for its Fremont factory. For its part in this, Tesla will have to pony up $50 million to match the grant. The Model X SUV was unveiled back in February, when it amassed over $40 million in sales.

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Tesla slashes forecast over Model S production hiccups

Tesla slashes forecast over Model S production hiccups

Tesla has admitted it has fallen short of production goals for the Model S, blaming new equipment and supplier delays for pumping out fewer than expected electric sedans. The company - which announced ambitious solar-powered charging station plans this week - says it has so far produced 255 of the Model S, of which 132 have been delivered to buyers, and leaving Tesla 4-5 weeks behind schedule. At fault, Tesla says in a shareholder filing [pdf link], is the complexity of the new equipment involved on the Model S production line.

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Tesla talks future EV models for 2015

Tesla talks future EV models for 2015

2012 has already been a pretty big year for Tesla. Just last month it started shipping out the first of its Model S cars to customers, and earlier this year the company announced that its Model X crossover will enter production in late 2013. Despite having one model fresh off the assembly line and another entering production soon, Telsa has revealed plans for a third model, which chief designer Franz von Holzhausen hopes will enter production as early as 2015.

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Tesla Motors Model S electric cars now a road reality

Tesla Motors Model S electric cars now a road reality

Tesla Motors has begun pushing out its latest model from the plant - the Model S sedan, one of the most luxurious electric cars to date. The launch is also bringing hope to the company's facility in California, where high-end manufacturing jobs are being created as a result of this newest creation. The first customer? Legacy Ebay president Jeff Skoll, who drove off in his new whip following an event on Friday.

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Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla is set the start large-scale deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in eight days and about 17 hours at the time of writing. Deliveries will begin on Friday, June 22, and ahead of those deliveries, Tesla is holding some events around the country to allow prospective buyers to take a test drive. Tesla is also showing off an interesting video this week of its assembly line.

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