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Tesla Model X Launching This Month

2016 Tesla Model X with Falcon Wings

If you are one of the fortunate few that already reserved your Tesla Model X, you will soon have it as the much anticipated launch of the much anticipated crossover all-electric SUV is just around the corner. Tesla promises this will be the fastest, and safest compact sport utility ever.

5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating & Controversy for Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded a 5 Star Safety Rating to Tesla's Model S, adding to the impressive awards already earned by the vehicle. And while achieving top marks for safety is an impressive feat, the news hasn’t been without controversy.

Tesla Posts First Ever Profit

Tesla Model S

After nearly a decade in business Tesla published Q1 results for 2013 showing their first profitable quarter ever.  Tesla posted profits of $11.2 million on record sales of $562 million, a whopping 83% increase over the previous quarter.  While most of this gain was the result of increasing vehicle sales Tesla also benefited from the elimination of a DOE “Warrant Liability” resulting in a one-time non-cash gain of $10.7 million and the sale of Zero Emission Vehicle credits to other car manufacturers to the tune of $68 million.  This stems from California Air Resources Board regulations requiring manufacturers to sell a certain percentage of zero emissions vehicles in Californi

Tesla Model S Racks Up Another Big Win: Motor Trend Car of the Year

Tesla Model S Motor Trend Car of the Year

You could hardly blame Tesla founder Elon Musk if he were to gloat a wee bit. First the Model S was named Automobile Magazine’s Automobile of the Year. Then further validation as the Republican repudiation of the government investment in Tesla failed to move the needle in the national election. Now, Tesla has garnered the most famous of all automotive bragging rights: Motor Trend’s Car of the Year Award.

Automobile Magazine names Tesla Model S Automobile of the Year

Tesla Model S

In what surely must be considered a surprise choice, Automobile Magazine has named the all-electric Tesla Model S its Automobile of the Year for 2013. It’s not the first electric car so honored - the range-extended Chevrolet Volt won in 2011 - but with only 250 of the Model S having been delivered to actual customers, this upstart startup is barely even an infant when compared to the rest of the automaking world.

Tesla Motors and Toyota Collaborate on the RAV4 EV

Toyota RAV4 EV

Pretty much everyone is familiar with or has seen a Toyota RAV4 on the road. The RAV4 is Toyota’s sporty sport utility vehicle. Well, it’s gone electric in a nod to the public’s demand for a sporty SUV that doesn’t need gas. Toyota has entered into a large contract with Tesla Motors, the guys that brought us the Tesla Roadster, the 200 mile per hour electric vehicle, and the Tesla S, the 100 mile per hour-plus all-electric luxury sports car.

Tesla Supplies the Workings for the RAV4