Tesla, I am dissapoint....

As reported today Tesla will be introducing a pilot lease program in certain states for business owners. Even more importantly Tesla has it's own financing arm, that will better allow them to compete on the same level as other mainstream automakers. When you first look at the estimated lease payments they are bonkers… » 4/08/14 1:49pm 4/08/14 1:49pm

So it begins...Telsa Introduces Leasing for Business Owners

Tesla for the longest time was missing out on the very lucrative lease market for their cars. Now they have introduced their own program for leasing. At this time it is just directed to people who own their own business, but I imagine the program will grow to other customers. I predict by the time the Model E is… » 4/08/14 11:38am 4/08/14 11:38am

60 Minutes Admits Dubbing Engine Noises Over Tesla Footage

Yesterday's 60 Minutes included a segment on Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. It also included footage of a Model S making some very uncharacteristic engine noises that seemed suspiciously overdubbed. Today, CBS admitted in a statement to Fox News that the noises were the result of an "audio editing error." » 3/31/14 6:59pm 3/31/14 6:59pm

Why Tesla Needs to go Racing!

Everyone knows that if you want to really test your car's capabilities, you go racing. The pinnacle of performance and durability. Car manufacturer's go racing to show how capable their cars are, whether this is rally, LeMans, F1 or stock car racing. Racing can either show the cars strengths, or provide a scale for… » 3/31/14 3:53pm 3/31/14 3:53pm

Why Is 60 Minutes Dubbing Motor Noises Over Tesla Footage? (Video)

Anyone watching 60 Minutes' interview with Elon Musk? They keep dubbing motor noises over driving footage of the Model S. It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it's not the sound of a Tesla. (Update: 60 Minutes admitted to dubbing the sound) » 3/30/14 7:50pm 3/30/14 7:50pm

Tesla Fight in NJ might not be over just yet

According to the NJ Ledger, state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would all Tesla to become exempt from the State laws on dealer franchises and would "trump" the law that was enacted on the 11th. The man sponsoring the bill is NJ State Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D) who drives a Nissan LEAF. But he is quoted in saying … » 3/24/14 11:46am 3/24/14 11:46am

Tesla Can Do More Damage To Dealerships By Franchising

People often think it is strange that I support Tesla's sales model. As a car-buying consultant, I am getting paid so people can avoid the typical dealership experience. If the Tesla direct sales strategy were to catch on there would be no need for my services. However, despite my own business I firmly believe that… » 3/20/14 9:35am 3/20/14 9:35am

Tesla Gigafactory Might Make Sense in Texas

Lately, there has been a lot of chatter regarding Tesla and their bid to open their battery manufacturing plant, or "Gigafactory", somewhere in the US. Jalopnik writer and Son of Texas Patrick George earlier wrote of the "hypocrisy" his home state is spinning by banning sales of the Model S within its borders all the while … » 3/18/14 1:18pm 3/18/14 1:18pm

What Tesla Motors Has Taught Me About Life...

I first heard about Elon Musk well over a decade ago when I was reading a random article about his company, Paypal, being sold to eBay for an insanely deserved amount of money. Back in those days, I was a teenager and wasn't thinking about much other than finishing high school and figuring out which colleges to send… » 3/17/14 9:17am 3/17/14 9:17am