California agency investigates Tesla over safety concerns

The probe follows allegations the car manufacturer failed to disclose legally mandated reports on serious worker injuries

BP and Tesla team up for energy storage

The firms will deploy batteries at a 25MW wind farm in South Dakota

Tesla reports biggest ever quarterly loss

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has reported its biggest ever quarterly loss. The firm published a financial report showing it lost $675.4 million (£487m) in the last three months of 2017, compared with $121.3 million (£87.6m) in the same period a year earlier. It suggested this was in part caused by production bottlenecks for its […]

Tesla Roadster takes one-way rocket ride to Mars

  Tesla and SpaceX plan to send one of Elon Musk’s electric sports cars to Mars on the back of their new rocket in a launch scheduled for later today. The CEO’s old Tesla Roadster will be strapped to the Falcon Heavy, which is able to lift nearly 64 metric tonnes into space, making it the […]

Green firm in UAE splashes out on Tesla trucks

An environmental management company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered 50 of Tesla’s new electric trucks. Bee’ah says it is the first organisation to order the heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) in the Middle East. It plans to use them primarily for waste collection and transportation, including the transit of materials for recovery […]

Tesla Model 3 drives across US in record time for EV

A Tesla Model 3 has been driven across the US in the quickest ever time recorded in an electric vehicle (EV). Alex Roy, Editor for car channel The Drive, completed the trip in 50 hours, 16 minutes and 32 seconds at a cost of only $100 (£73.8) in ‘fuel’. With the car’s owner, Daniel Zorrilla, […]

Tesla’s battery down under successfully prevents outage

Tesla’s recently installed backup battery unit in South Australia has already prevented an outage by providing 100MW of power to the grid in just 140 milliseconds. It restored power following an outage caused by a failure at the coal-fired Loy Yang power plant in Victoria. The lithium-ion battery, said to be the world’s largest, draws […]

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car?

What if Santa ditched his sleigh and got into an electric car? UK Power Networks have calculated there’s now enough renewable power connected to their network to send Santa 125,000 miles. That’s enough power to send a ‘San-Tesla’ round the world 15 times. Let’s hope he remembers to recharge!

Tesla to ward off the cold and maximise battery life

Tesla is working to overcome reported battery efficiency and range issues caused by cold weather. The technology firm has announced it will introduce a battery preheating feature in order to warm up cars’ power packs before owners need to start driving – it says this will avoid the reduction in battery life caused by low […]

Tesla’s battery in Oz hops into action

What Tesla claims is the world’s largest lithium ion battery has been switched on in South Australia. The 100MW energy storage facility started providing power on Thursday, a day ahead of its official activation on Friday. This was driven by hot weather driving up usage of air conditioning units, which consume a lot of power. […]