Tesla "Autopilot" implicated in another crash
July 12, 2015
Autopilot, Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system, has crashed again.
Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash
June 30, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicated that the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes.
Green Car Reports: Recent Analysis Performed States 2/3 Early Tesla Model S Drivetrains Likely to Fail within 60k Miles
December 9, 2015
Reliability issues continue to be reported for the Tesla Model S. New analysis of data provided to Plug-In America by 327 owners of early Tesla Model S cars suggests that as many as two-thirds of those early Model S drivetrains will need to be replaced within 60,000 miles.
Tesla recalls all Model S cars to fix seat belt issue
November 20, 2015
Tesla Motors has ordered the voluntary recall of 90,000 Model S cars to inspect their front seat belts for safety. The Silicon Valley automaker said the luxury electric vehicle could have a seat belt “that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner.”
Consumer Reports: Tesla Reliability Doesn't Match Its High Performance
October 20, 2015
While the Tesla Model S performance was Consumer Report's highest ever tested, it's reliability is another issue. From a survey of 1400 Tesla Model S owners, Consumer Reports concludes that "that owning that Tesla is likely to involve a worse-than-average overall problem rate". Due to this, the Tesla Model S has lost the "Recommended" seal.
Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Consumer Reports' Rating System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100
August 27, 2015
The Model S P85D has set an all-time record with Consumer Reports, scoring a 103 out of 100. Among the many reasons it scored so remarkably high, says the outlet: its “brutally quick” acceleration (the car soars from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds); better braking and handling than the standard Model S (which also receives high marks from Consumer Reports); and its stunning energy efficiency. Consumer Reports notes the car gets the equivalent of 87 miles per gallon.
Tesla Issues Fix After Researchers Hack a Model S and Bring It to a Stop
August 6, 2015
Tesla Motors said on Thursday it has sent a software patch to address security flaws in the Model S sedan that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle. The Financial Times reported that cybersecurity researchers said they had commandeered a Model S and turned it off at low speed, one of six significant flaws they found that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicle.