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2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is finally in production. The base model 90D has a total output of 518hp, while the P90D has 752hp at its disposal. It has a top speed of 155mph and rockets from 0 to 60mph in 3.2s with an optional upgrade.

Tesla’s Charger Robot

Tesla’s Charger Robot

Tesla showed off a prototype of a new type of charger that uses snake-like appendage to automatically reach out towards a vehicle, and plug itself into the car’s charging port. Just add a few more arms, and you’ve got Doc Ock.

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Tesla M Motorcycle Concept

Tesla M Motorcycle Concept

Tesla is focused on making automobiles, but a speedy Tesla motorcycle could be awesome. Jans Slapins has envisioned just that – a bike with a 150kW motor, carbon fiber wheels, and storage where the conventional engine would be.

Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall

The first product from Tesla’s new Energy division, the Powerwall is a home backup battery system. Its liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries store energy during off-peak hours or from renewable sources like solar energy.

Drifting a Tesla

Drifting a Tesla

Despite its tremendous torque, it’s not exactly easy to make a Tesla Model S go sideways, Japanese pro drifter Nobuteru Taniguchi proves that it’s at least sort of possible as he burns rubber in the electric executive sedan.

Tesla Model S 70D

Tesla Model S 70D
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The new entry level Model S has the dual motor all-wheel drive tech previously exclusive to the higher tiers. It has a 70kWh battery, 329hp motors and a range of up to 240mi. It’s also compatible with the optional autopilot package.

Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode

Tesla Model S P85D Insane Mode

(NSFW: Language) The Tesla Model S P85D‘s Insane Mode rockets the car from 0 to 60mph in just 3.2s with the help of its dual electric motors. YouTuber DragTimes captured his friends’ reaction to the breakneck acceleration.

Tesla Model S D Series

Tesla Model S D Series

The D Series has dual motors, giving the Model S more power and all-wheel drive. The top of the line P85D has a total of 691hp (221hp front, 470hp rear) and does 0 to 60mph in 3.2s. The car will also get autopilot capabilities soon.

Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEEN

Saleen Tesla FOURSIXTEEN
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Saleen makes the Tesla Model S sportier on the inside and out, tweaking its drivetrain for faster acceleration and its suspension for more agility. The FOURSIXTEEN also has front and rear air vents, a spoiler and diffuser.

XchangE Self-Driving Car Concept

XchangE Self-Driving Car Concept

Rinspeed imagines how high-end cars might look like when autonomous driving technology matures. Based on the Tesla Model S, the XchangE is basically a compact hotel on wheels. With a motel bathtub paint job. More here.

Making the Tesla Model S

Making the Tesla Model S

Wired takes us inside the Tesla Model S factory. It still amazes us that raw coils of sheet metal can transformed into such a beautiful and functional vehicle. While the plant employs 3000 humans, robots are the true star of the show.

Tesla Motors Fast Battery Swap

Tesla Motors Fast Battery Swap

Tesla car owners can recharge their cars for free at a Tesla Supercharge stations, but recently the company announced a new option: a $60-$80 battery swap that is twice as fast as filling up a gas tank. More at i4U.

Tesla Electricity Fight

Tesla Electricity Fight

(Some audience language NSFW) At the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in Ireland, two performance artists put on a mesmerizing stage fight using special suits and tesla coils. (Thanks Rachit!)

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Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla’s all-electric, AWD SUV seats seven, has a striking industrial design with “falcon-wing” doors, and can zip from 0-to-60 in just 4.2 seconds. Out in 2014. Watch the reveal here at 13:30.

Tesla Model S (Video)

Tesla Model S (Video)

You’ve seen the pictures, now see it in action. Tesla finally shows off its Model S electric sedan. The car in the video is actually an alpha version, but it’s already looking good. Awfully quiet too.

Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Roadster 2.5
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The super car redefined: a lean, mean and green machine. A 288-hp AC motor combined with a carbon fiber body gets the Roadster from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.7s. How’s that for an electric car?

Arc Attack: Dr. Who Theme

Arc Attack: Dr. Who Theme

Listen and watch in amazement as this Faraday-suit wearing DJ takes on a half-million volts of electricity from a pair of Tesla coils in this performance by Arc Attack at Maker’s Faire 2010.

ArcAttack: Dorkbot SXSWi

ArcAttack: Dorkbot SXSWi

We’ve featured Tesla art before, but ArcAttack’s Dorkbot SXSWi performance puts a spring spark in our step; it uses two “singing” coils with 1/2 million Volt sparks and a Faraday suit.

TAG Heuer x Tesla Roadster

TAG Heuer x Tesla Roadster

TAG Heuer celebrates its 150th anniversary with a collector’s edition Tesla Roadster; it features a Foucault Field Gray paint job, TAG-inspired interior, and Meridiist phone. Pictures here.

Tesla Christmas Tree 2009

Tesla Christmas Tree 2009

Santa keeps current thanks to Peter Terren’s 30 foot Tesla Christmas Tree; it was shot by rotating a rod atop a Tesla coil while switching color filters (the star is 10 dead flourescent tubes).

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Tesla Model S (Photos)

Tesla Model S (Photos)
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The Tesla Model S was revealed earlier this year, but this new batch of pics gives us what we really want: action shots of the green sport sedan tearing up the asphalt.

Modern Thinker

Modern Thinker

Modern Thinker is Peter Terren’s rendition of Rodin’s classic Thinker, albeit with Tesla coils and sparklers; a fine wire mask and foil suit kept hit from becoming a Modern Charcoal Briquette.

Zelda w/ Tesla #2

Zelda w/ Tesla #2

We thought the original Tesla video was smoking, but ArcAttack’s own rendition of the Legend of Zelda theme with twin Tesla towers ups the ante with HD video goodness.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S
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Tesla’s long-awaited all-electric Model S sedan is official, and it’s a looker: 300 mile range, 45 min. QuickCharge, 0-60 in 5.6s, a 17″ touchscreen and seating for 7, all for under $50k.

Tesla Sedan

Tesla Sedan
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Sure, it looks like a stretched out Nissan Z, but this rendering of the all-electric Tesla 4-door sedan is pure sex: it hits 0-60 in less than 6 seconds and goes 240 miles on a charge.

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