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Electric Car Lithium Batteries Blow Up, Killing 2 Teens in Florida

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Two Florida teens died when their Tesla burst into flames after hitting a concrete wall. A third passenger, who was in the back seat, was ejected by the impact and his medical condition is unknown. It’s also currently unknown whether the Tesla was operating in “auto pilot” mode. Separately, however, the car company has experienced several instances of crashed Teslas catching fire. “Some witnesses... 

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Model X, his safest, most feature-packed vehicle yet

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Elon Musk has unveiled his latest auto creation. Tesla appears to finally be staking its claim in the world of fast cars, with a monster electric SUV that is not only the safest ever built, but can do 0 to 60 in just over three seconds. That is without mentioning all the things that make this new line appear as though it’s arrived straight from the future, like the intelligent ‘falcon doors’... 

China to get electronic vehicle charging network

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A tie-up between electronic car pioneer Tesla Motors and mobile phone company China Unicom is to see the setting up of a charging network for electronic vehicles across the country. Peggy Yang, a spokeswoman for Tesla, which already has 200 dedicated charging outlets across China, said the project eyes setting up of 400 charging points in 120 cities. She said the new plan includes a further 20 supercharging... 

Apple and Tesla decline to comment on merger rumors

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A meeting last year between top Apple brass and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sparked speculation that the hugely successful electronics maker is interested in purchasing the forward-thinking electric car company. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the man in charge of mergers and acquisitions at Apple, Adrian Perica, met with Elon Musk about one year ago. Details of the meeting are unknown, but... 

Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Free Long Distance Travel

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Today Tesla Motors unveiled its highly anticipated Supercharger network, which is said to make long distance travel in cars totally free thanks to the use of solar energy and electricity. So far the network is made up of six Supercharger stations stretching across California, as well as parts of Nevada and Arizona. These stations will allow the Tesla Model S to recharge for free, and each charge is... 

Panasonic invests $30 million in Tesla Motors

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors today announced that Panasonic has invested $30 million in Tesla. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 per share. The investment builds upon a multi-year collaboration of the two companies to accelerate the market expansion of the electric vehicle. Panasonic is the world’s leading... 

German electric car sets new distance record

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Mirko Hannemann, chief executive of DBM Energy, gets out of the "Lekker Mobil", an Audi A2 with an electric engine, in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. The electric car drove 600km (372 Miles) from Munich in southern Germany to Berlin without recharging its battery, setting what organisers hailed as a new world distance record for an everyday vehicle. An electric car drove... 
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