The concept of electric cars is not a new one, but Tesla Motors and its founder Elon Musk are bringing a whole new mindset to the space — the company's Model S sedan couples the eco-friendly electric engine with performance and luxury that has largely eluded electric vehicles thus far. Follow along with the story of the Model S here, from its announcement back in late 2011 to our two-day test drive up the California coast, and beyond.
This is Tesla's D: an all-wheel-drive Model S with 'autopilot'
A new top of the line
Tesla adds titanium shield to Model S to prevent battery fires in accidents
Tesla announces plans to build battery-producing 'Gigafactory' in the US by 2017
Power play: how Tesla's unprecedented battery demand could energize US manufacturing
Can Elon Musk build a better battery market?
Tesla posts account of driver involved in latest fire: 'I would buy another one in a heartbeat'
Tesla opens West Coast supercharger network, promises East Coast network 'in a few months'
Tesla improves Supercharger network to decrease charge times, details ambitious expansion
New York Times public editor defends Tesla reviewer's integrity, but questions his judgment
New York Times reporter refutes Tesla's allegations but 'cannot account' for some discrepancies in data
Tesla's scathing response accuses NYT of 'changing the facts' in Model S review
Going the distance: driving the Tesla Model S in the real world
Elon Musk's first sedan can take you on an adventure, for better and worse
Tesla CEO Elon Musk accuses New York Times of lying about Model S range anxiety (update)
First Tesla Model S deliveries set for June 22nd
Tesla is saying that the first delivery of the Model S electric sedan will happen on June 22nd. The news follows last night's tweet from CEO Elon Musk verifying that the all-electric sedan received a 5-star safety rating in crash tests and was therefore approved for sale to the public.
Tesla releases revised Model S range stats: up to 350 miles at 55 mph
Tesla Motors has released revised range figures for the two top-of-the-line models of its forthcoming Model S sedan, with the car now quoted as being capable of up to 350 miles at 55 mph.
Tesla Model S electric sedan pricing and options announced, starts at $57,400
Tesla Motors has announced final pricing and option details for the much-anticipated Model S electric sedan, which will start at $57,400.