"The Tesla Model S blew us away when we first drove it three years ago, and the magic continues today. From minor software updates to the addition of all-wheel drive, Tesla has continued to tweak and refine its pioneering electric sedan into something any car shopper would lust after. Its blend of efficiency, a super-futuristic driving experience, and a luxurious cabin helps the car appeal to a far greater swath of car shoppers than just tech-savvy Silicon Valley residents. With all those virtues and a competitive starting price, the 2015 Tesla Model S 70D makes a serious case for switching from a gas-powered luxury sedan."
After many owners and prospective owners made their voices be known, Tesla has reduced the Premium package (which includes the much-sought-after power liftgate). Previously the package (which includes alcantara headlights, lighted door handles, fog lights and more) costed $5000 and now the price has been reduced to $3000.
"Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. The Maryland General Assembly has reversed a ban on direct sales by Tesla, which displays its cars in Tesla Store and "gallery" facilities it operates."
"At Tesla's factory in Fremont, Calif., the biggest robots on the general assembly line are named after superheroes from the comic book series "X-Men." Photo: Monika Auger/The Wall Street Journal"
"What's especially promising about this quarter is the broad growth outside the two traditionally strong countries. Despite neither Norway nor the Netherlands having their biggest quarter by far, increased deliveries elsewhere made up sufficiently to easily reach the best European quarter ever accounting for 33% of global sales."
"We had a delightful time scaring doubtful passengers with neck-snapping acceleration runs. Although the aforementioned winter weather had no major effect on the Model S’performance, the cold temperatures presumably cut the sedan’s ability to use all 480-KW of forward thrust. That’s little cause for consternation, however. Short of the appearance of flying cars on public roads, the Model S P85D is the closest thing to a personal jet that you can procure today."