News

Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company?

Is Tesla Motors changing its name? It has dropped the word “Motors” from its e-mail signature ever since the Model S 70D was announced a few weeks ago. It also owns the domain name “teslaenergy.com”. We may know more after tomorrow’s announcement.

Tesla LogoIs Tesla Motors changing its name? Sharp eyed observers have noticed that, ever since the Model S 70D was unveiled, all e-mails from the company including the invitation to Thursday’s event read “Tesla”, not Tesla Motors. Adding a spark to the speculation, the domain name “teslaenergy.com” was purchased by the company way back in 2004 further validating that the company has always seen itself as more than just a maker of electric vehicles. As of today that domain redirects back to the Tesla Motors website but we wouldn’t be surprised if this one day becomes the primary domain for the company as it continues to transition its image into becoming an energy company.

Tesla motors changing its name?

Image of what appears to be a cover plate to a home battery system from Tesla. Tweet using #TeslaEnergy to join in on the fun!

Tesla (or Tesla  Motors, if you prefer) is scheduled to reveal that it is getting into the energy storage business in a big way at Thursday’s event. We know it has had prototype batteries in some 300 homes around the country for the last two years. We also know that 11 Walmart stores have #TeslaEnergy storage batteries as part of their electrical systems. Feedback from all those residential and commercial batteries has no doubt helped Tesla refine and perfect both its energy storage hardware and the software that controls it.

Technology journalist and Tesla owner Daniel Sparks says:

Given the scale and importance of Tesla’s new venture into battery storage, it may make sense to launch its new business under a new name in order to drive home how seriously the company is taking it. Whether the exact change will be a move to drop “Motors” from the corporate name or simply to introduce a new division, perhaps called “Tesla Energy,” is unclear. Indeed, no change is certain. But it certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see a new name pop at some point in the near future.

Sparks notes that Apple did something similar when it dropped the word “Computer” from its corporate name. He speculates that Tesla may become the new official corporate name with two divisions under its umbrella — Tesla Motors and Tesla Energy. Or it may just use the name “Tesla” for all its business activities. You can tweet Daniel Sparks at .

For the record, this is how Tesla Motors describes itself officially when a person does a Google search for that name: Tesla Motors, Inc. is an American company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components. No mention of storage batteries anywhere in that description.

We can’t say for sure that a corporate name change is imminent. Perhaps we will know more after tomorrow’s announcement. Follow us Teslarati.com Leaf Logo@Teslarati to see real-time updates from the event! #TeslaEnergy


// !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); // ]]&gt;</p> <h6>Image Credit: Tesla Motor</h6> <div class="mvp-org-wrap" itemprop="publisher" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Organization"> <div class="mvp-org-logo" itemprop="logo" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/ImageObject"> <img src="//www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TeslaratiLogowhite200x110.png"/> <meta itemprop="url" content="//www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TeslaratiLogowhite200x110.png"> </div><!--mvp-org-logo--> <meta itemprop="name" content="TESLARATI.com"> </div><!--mvp-org-wrap--> <div class="posts-nav-link"> </div><!--posts-nav-link--> <div class="boa-message" onclick="window.open('https://lp.understandsolar.com/ro/core/?lead_source=teslarati_textlink&tracking_code=default', '_blank'); "> <a href="https://lp.understandsolar.com/ro/core/?lead_source=teslarati_textlink&tracking_code=default" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get a solar cost estimate"></a> <div style="float:left;margin-top:-6px;"> <a href="https://lp.understandsolar.com/ro/core/?lead_source=teslarati_textlink&tracking_code=default" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get a solar cost estimate"><img src="//cdn.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/solar-panel-icon-45x40.png" style="padding:5px;" title="Get a solar cost estimate" alt="Get a solar cost estimate"/></a> </div> <div> <span>Go Solar and <a href="https://lp.understandsolar.com/ro/core/?lead_source=teslarati_textlink&tracking_code=default" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eliminate your energy bills</a>. Get a <a href="https://lp.understandsolar.com/ro/core/?lead_source=teslarati_textlink&tracking_code=default" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">custom solar cost estimate</a> for your home or business from our affiliate partner.</span> </div> </div> <div class="post-tags"> <span class="post-tags-header">Related Items:</span><span itemprop="keywords"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/events/" rel="tag">Events</a>, <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-motors/" rel="tag">Tesla</a></span> </div><!--post-tags--> <div class="social-sharing-bot"> <a href="//www.reddit.com/submit" onclick="window.open('//www.reddit.com/submit?title=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company? -&amp;url=https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/', 'twitterShare', 'width=926,height=636'); return false;" title="Reddit This Post"><div class="email-share" style="background: #e10000 none repeat scroll 0 0 !important;"><span class="twitter-but1"><i class="fa fa-reddit fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Reddit</span></div></a> <a href="#" onclick="window.open('http://twitter.com/share?text=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company? -&amp;url=https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/', 'twitterShare', 'width=626,height=436'); return false;" title="Tweet This Post"><div class="twitter-share"><span class="twitter-but1"><i class="fa fa-twitter fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Tweet</span></div></a> <a href="#" onclick="window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/&amp;t=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company?', 'facebookShare', 'width=626,height=436'); return false;" title="Share on Facebook"><div class="facebook-share"><span class="fb-but1"><i class="fa fa-facebook fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Share</span></div></a> <a href="#" onclick="window.open('https://www.linkedin.com/cws/share?url=https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/', 'facebookShare', 'width=626,height=436'); return false;" title="Share on Linkedin"><div class="facebook-share" style="background: #0077B5 !important;"><span class="fb-but1"><i class="fa fa-linkedin fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Share</span></div></a> <!--<a href="whatsapp://send?text=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company? https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/"><div class="whatsapp-share"><span class="whatsapp-but1"><i class="fa fa-whatsapp fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Share</span></div></a>--> <!--<a href="#" onclick="window.open('http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/&amp;media=https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Tesla-Fremont-Factory-Dash.jpg&amp;description=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company?', 'pinterestShare', 'width=750,height=350'); return false;" title="Pin This Post"><div class="pinterest-share"><span class="pinterest-but1"><i class="fa fa-pinterest-p fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Share</span></div></a>--> <a href="mailto:?subject=Is Tesla Motors Changing Its Name? Becoming a #TeslaEnergy Company?&amp;BODY=I found this article interesting and thought of sharing it with you. Check it out: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-motors-changing-its-name-energy-company/"><div class="email-share"><span class="email-but"><i class="fa fa-envelope fa-2"></i></span><span class="social-text">Email</span></div></a> </div><!--social-sharing-bot--> <div class="teslarati_xenforo_comments"><h3>Top Rated Comments&nbsp;&nbsp;<a style="color: #0b86b5;text-decoration: none; font-size: 11px;" href="https://forums.teslarati.com/?threads/4631">(view all)</a></h3><h5>Discuss: <a href="https://forums.teslarati.com//forums/in-the-news.34/">News</a> </h5> <div style="float: right;"> Sort By <select id="teslarati-comments-sortby-27950" onchange="getCommentsOfArticle(4631, 27950, 1, 45)"> <option value="likes">Top rated</option> <option value="post_date">Newest</option> </select> </div><br/><br/><div> <div style="position: absolute;left: 0;transition: left .2s linear;"> <a href="/author//" class="user"> <img id="teslarati-users-avatar-27950" src="/wp-content/plugins/wp-user-avatar/images/wpua-96x96.png" style="width: 48px; height: 48px;border-radius: 4px;"></img> </a> </div> <div style="background: #fff;border: 2px solid #dbdfe4;position: relative; border-radius: 4px; margin: 0 0 0 48px;margin-left: 60px;"> <div onchange="expandCommentBox(27950)" onclick="checkforLoginStatus(27950)" id="teslarati-comments-box-27950" class="textarea" tabindex="0" role="textbox" aria-multiline="true" contenteditable="PLAINTEXT-ONLY" data-role="editable" aria-label="Join the discussion…" style="height:100px; padding: 5px;overflow: auto; word-wrap: break-word; min-height: 110px; margin-bottom: 40px;"></div> <span onclick="checkforLoginStatus(27950)" id="teslarati-comment-placeholder-27950" class="placeholder" style="padding: 10px;display:block;margin-top: -100px;">Join the discussion…</span> <div id="teslarati-comments-box-actions-27950" style="visibility:hidden; background: #f6f8f9;border-radius: 0 0 2px 2px;border-top: solid 2px #dbdfe4; position: absolute;bottom: 0;left: 0;right: 0;height: 30px;transition: opacity linear .2s;"> <div style="text-align: right;"> <button onclick="createNewComment(4631, 27950)" class="tesla-plugin-post-as-button">Post as <span></span></button> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/> <div style="display:block;"> <h4 style="font-weight: 300; text-transform:none;">Log in with:</h4> <input style="width: 50px;" type="image" src="/wp-content/themes/teslarati-mag/images/facebook_circle.png" onclick="fbConnectHandler();"></input> <input style="width: 50px;" type="image" src="/wp-content/themes/teslarati-mag/images/twitter_circle.png" onclick="twAPIConnect();"></input> <input style="width: 50px; border-radius:50%;" type="image" src="/wp-content/themes/teslarati-mag/images/teslarati_square.jpg" onclick="checkforLoginStatus(27950)"></input> <br/> <h4 style="font-weight: 300; text-transform:none;">Or sign up with TESLARATI:</h4> <div style="margin-left:100px; margin-bottom: 20px;"> <form id="register-form" role="form" method="post" onsubmit="javascript: return false;"> <div class="form-group"> <label for="nickname">Display name:</label> <input style="height: 25px !important;" type="text" name="display_name" class="form-control" id="nickname" required> </div> <div class="form-group"> <label for="email">Email address:</label> <input style="height: 25px !important;" type="email" name="email" class="form-control" id="email" required> </div> <div class="form-group"> <label for="user_pass">Password:</label> <input style="height: 25px !important;" type="password" name="user_pass" class="form-control" id="user_pass" required> </div> <button type="submit" id="btn-register" class="btn btn-primary">Register</button> </form> </div> </div><div thread_id=4631 id="teslarati-comments-27950"></div><div style="visibility: hidden;" class="green-comments-button" page="2" onclick="loadMoreComments(4631, 27950, 45)" id="teslarati-loadmore-27950"> <span class="comment-but-text" style="cursor: pointer;">Load more comments</span></div></div><!--teslarati_xenforo_comments--> </div><!--content-main--> </div><!--post-cont-in--> </div><!--post-cont-out--> </div><!--content-area--> </article> <nav class="navigation post-navigation" role="navigation"> <h2 class="screen-reader-text">Post navigation</h2> <div class="nav-links"><div class="nav-previous"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/stevie-wonder-goes-for-a-spin-in-a-tesla/" rel="prev">Stevie Wonder Goes for a Spin in a Tesla</a></div><div class="nav-next"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/motor-trend-tests-tesla-model-s-p85d-against-hellcat/" rel="next">Motor Trend Tests Tesla Model S P85D against Hellcat</a></div></div> </nav> </div><!--post-left-col--> </div><!--post-wrap-in1--> <div id="post-right-col" class="relative"> <div id="sidebar-wrap" class="left relative theiaStickySidebar"> <div id="teslarati_forums_widget-2" class="side-widget widget_teslarati_forums_widget"><div class="widget-text wp_widget_plugin_box"><h4 class="post-header"><span class="post-header">Join the Discussion</span></h4><ul class="side-list left relative"><li> <div class="side-list-out"> <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23737/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="side-list-img left relative"> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://forums.teslarati.com/styles/default/xenforo/avatars/avatar_m.png" class="attachment-mvp-small-thumb size-mvp-small-thumb wp-post-image" alt=""> </div><!--side-list-img--> <div class="side-list-in"> <div class="side-list-text left relative"> <h2 style="font-weight: 500; font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 130%;">Tesla's volunteer-boosted Model 3 delivery weekend is a wake-up call for legacy auto</h2> <p style="color: #777 !important;">I have been to Scandinavia (and Norway) very recently and although I havent seen any Tesla (supercha...</p> </div><!--side-list-text--> </div><!--side-list-in--> </a> </div><!--side-list-out--> <span style="margin-top: 10px; text-transform: none !important;" class="side-list-cat">Posted by: <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23737/"> myfree</a>, 1 hour ago </span> </li><li> <div class="side-list-out"> <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23736/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="side-list-img left relative"> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://forums.teslarati.com/data/avatars/m/5/5998.jpg?1530253787" class="attachment-mvp-small-thumb size-mvp-small-thumb wp-post-image" alt=""> </div><!--side-list-img--> <div class="side-list-in"> <div class="side-list-text left relative"> <h2 style="font-weight: 500; font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 130%;">Tesla Model 3 earns flawless 5-Star safety rating from NHTSA</h2> <p style="color: #777 !important;">@joeski1 , it’s clear they can do better, yet I like to salute the progress made... not everything...</p> </div><!--side-list-text--> </div><!--side-list-in--> </a> </div><!--side-list-out--> <span style="margin-top: 10px; text-transform: none !important;" class="side-list-cat">Posted by: <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23736/"> Michael Russo</a>, 1 hour ago </span> </li><li> <div class="side-list-out"> <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23735/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="side-list-img left relative"> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://forums.teslarati.com/data/avatars/m/5/5998.jpg?1530253787" class="attachment-mvp-small-thumb size-mvp-small-thumb wp-post-image" alt=""> </div><!--side-list-img--> <div class="side-list-in"> <div class="side-list-text left relative"> <h2 style="font-weight: 500; font-size: 1.05rem; line-height: 130%;">When do you expect your Model 3</h2> <p style="color: #777 !important;">Congrats and welcome, @Vdub ! Did you get an LRB, AWD or Performance? Care to share a pic? </p> </div><!--side-list-text--> </div><!--side-list-in--> </a> </div><!--side-list-out--> <span style="margin-top: 10px; text-transform: none !important;" class="side-list-cat">Posted by: <a href="http://forums.teslarati.com/posts/23735/"> Michael Russo</a>, 1 hour ago </span> </li></ul></div></div> <div class="widget-ad left relative"> <script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- TESLARATI - 300 x 600 Right Rail --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:600px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4672671650557568" data-ad-slot="7343818747"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script> </div><!--widget-ad--> <div id="mvp_pop_widget-8" class="side-widget mvp_pop_widget"><h4 class="post-header"><span class="post-header">Recent Most Popular</span></h4> <div class="blog-widget-wrap left relative"> <ul class="blog-widget-list left relative"> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-x-dea-airplane-crash/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="blog-widget-img left relative"> <img width="300" height="180" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-300x180.jpg" class="widget-img-main wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-300x180.jpg 300w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-1000x600.jpg 1000w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-450x270.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-80x80.jpg" class="widget-img-side wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-80x80.jpg 80w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-1472x1472.jpg 1472w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-1104x1104.jpg 1104w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-912x912.jpg 912w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-550x550.jpg 550w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/model-x-plane-crash-dea-470x470.jpg 470w" sizes="(max-width: 80px) 100vw, 80px" /> <div class="feat-info-wrap"> <div class="feat-info-views"> <i class="fa fa-eye fa-2"></i> <span class="feat-info-text">30.2K</span> </div><!--feat-info-views--> </div><!--feat-info-wrap--> </div><!--blog-widget-img--> <div class="blog-widget-text left relative"> <span class="side-list-cat">Model X</span> <h2>Tesla Model X driver shares unbelievable story of DEA plane crashing into car</h2> <p>While driving at west Houston near Sugar Land, TX, Tesla Model X owner and...</p> </div><!--blog-widget-text--> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-racing-series-electric-gt-delay/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="blog-widget-img left relative"> <img width="300" height="180" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-300x180.jpg" class="widget-img-main wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-300x180.jpg 300w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-1000x600.jpg 1000w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-450x270.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-80x80.jpg" class="widget-img-side wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-80x80.jpg 80w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-550x550.jpg 550w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/electric-gt-track-car-470x470.jpg 470w" sizes="(max-width: 80px) 100vw, 80px" /> <div class="feat-info-wrap"> <div class="feat-info-views"> <i class="fa fa-eye fa-2"></i> <span class="feat-info-text">26.9K</span> </div><!--feat-info-views--> </div><!--feat-info-wrap--> </div><!--blog-widget-img--> <div class="blog-widget-text left relative"> <span class="side-list-cat">Model 3</span> <h2>Tesla Model S P100DL racing series Electric GT hits another delay</h2> <p>Back in April, the Electric Production Car Series, better known as Electric GT, revealed...</p> </div><!--blog-widget-text--> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-supercharger-in-car-payment-software-update/" rel="bookmark"> <div class="blog-widget-img left relative"> <img width="300" height="180" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-300x180.jpg" class="widget-img-main wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-300x180.jpg 300w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-1000x600.jpg 1000w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-450x270.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> <img width="80" height="80" src="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-80x80.jpg" class="widget-img-side wp-post-image" alt="" srcset="https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-80x80.jpg 80w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-100x100.jpg 100w, https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tesla-supercharger-baker-ca-40-stalls-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 80px) 100vw, 80px" /> <div class="feat-info-wrap"> <div class="feat-info-views"> <i class="fa fa-eye fa-2"></i> <span class="feat-info-text">24.7K</span> </div><!--feat-info-views--> </div><!--feat-info-wrap--> </div><!--blog-widget-img--> <div class="blog-widget-text left relative"> <span class="side-list-cat">Model 3</span> <h2>Tesla updates Supercharger pricing structure, rolls out in-car payment feature</h2> <p>Tesla has updated the pricing structure for its Supercharger network, including terms for its...</p> </div><!--blog-widget-text--> </a> </li> </ul> </div><!--blog-widget-wrap--> </div> <div class="widget-ad left relative"> <script data-cfasync="true" src="//ad.liveburst.com/tags/7693/1070/js/300x600.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div><!--widget-ad--> </div><!--sidebar-wrap--> </div><!--post-right-col--> </div><!--post-wrap-out1--> </div><!--post-main-wrap--> <script> (function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ var disqus_shortname = 'teslarati'; var disqus_identifier; var disqus_url; var post_id; $('body').on('click', '.this_is_load_disqus', function(e){ e.preventDefault(); post_id = $(this).data('id'); disqus_identifier = 'teslarati-' + post_id; disqus_url = $(this).data('url'); console.log(disqus_identifier, disqus_url); loadDisqus($(this), disqus_identifier, disqus_url); }); function loadDisqus(source, identifier, url) { if (window.DISQUS) { $('#disqus_thread').insertAfter(source); //append the HTML after the link //if Disqus exists, call it's reset method with new parameters DISQUS.reset({ reload: true, config: function () { this.page.identifier = identifier; this.page.url = url; } }); } else { //insert a wrapper in HTML after the relevant "show comments" link $('<div id="disqus_thread"></div>').insertAfter(source); disqus_identifier = identifier; //set the identifier argument disqus_url = url; //set the permalink argument //append the Disqus embed script to HTML var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = 'http://' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; $('head').append(dsq); } $('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: $('#load_disqus_'+post_id).offset().top}, 1000); source.hide(); source.closest('.post').find('#disqus_thread').show(); } }); })(jQuery) </script> <div id="foot-ad-wrap" class="left relative"> <script data-cfasync="false" src="//ad.liveburst.com/tags/7693/1070/js/728x90.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </div><!--foot-ad-wrap--> </div><!--body-main-cont--> </div><!--body-main-in--> </div><!--body-main-out--> <footer id="foot-wrap" class="left relative"> <div id="foot-top-wrap" class="left relative"> <div class="body-main-out relative"> <div class="body-main-in"> <div id="foot-widget-wrap" class="left relative"> <div class="foot-widget left relative"> <div class="foot-logo left realtive"> <img src="//www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TeslaratiLogoBlack135x28.png" alt="TESLARATI.com" /> </div><!--foot-logo--> <div class="foot-info-text left relative"> <p>Tesla news, rumors and reviews on all things Tesla. Connecting owners and enthusiasts via <a href="https://twitter.com/@teslaratiapp" target="_blank">@TeslaratiApp</a> available on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teslarati-tesla-lifestyle/id978928228" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tesla.teslarati&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> </div><!--footer-info-text--> <div class="foot-soc left relative"> <ul class="foot-soc-list relative"> <li class="foot-soc-twit"> <a href="https://twitter.com/teslarati" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-twitter-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> <li class="foot-soc-fb"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Teslarati/" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-facebook-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> <li class="foot-soc-goog"> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+Teslarati" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-google-plus-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> <li class="foot-soc-inst"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/teslarati/" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-instagram fa-2"></i></a> </li> <li class="foot-soc-pin"> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/teslarati/" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-pinterest-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> <li class="foot-soc-yt"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgY_B6vi2610bBkXFwCxcTg" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-youtube-play fa-2"></i></a> </li> <!-- <li class="foot-soc-link"> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/teslaratimedia" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-linkedin-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> --> <li class="foot-soc-rss"> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/feed" target="_blank"><i class="fa fa-rss-square fa-2"></i></a> </li> </ul> </div><!--foot-soc--> </div><!--foot-widget--> <div id="recent-posts-2" class="foot-widget left relative widget_recent_entries"> <h3 class="foot-head">Recent Posts</h3> <ul> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-delivery-weekend-volunteers-wakeup-call/">Tesla&#8217;s volunteer-boosted Model 3 delivery weekend is a wake-up call for legacy auto</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tilburg-site-in-house-service-center-model-3-eu-push/">Tesla&#8217;s new Tilburg site hints at new storage and parts center ahead of Model 3 EU push</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-tesla-community-q3-2018-deliveries/">Elon Musk rallies Tesla community to help with Q3 2018 deliveries</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-spacex-elon-musk-relentless-drive-tribute-video/">Tesla and SpaceX&#8217;s uphill climb and Elon Musk&#8217;s relentless drive captured perfectly in tribute video</a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-trailer-acceleration-spaceship-new-sighting/">Tesla Semi with trailer showcases unearthly acceleration and sound in new sighting</a> </li> </ul> </div><div id="mvp_tags_widget-2" class="foot-widget left relative mvp_tags_widget"><h3 class="foot-head">Popular Tags</h3> <div class="tag-cloud left relative"> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/featured/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-571 tag-link-position-1" style="font-size: 10px;">Featured</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-motors/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-153 tag-link-position-2" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/elon-musk/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-9 tag-link-position-3" style="font-size: 10px;">Elon Musk</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-model-3/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-570 tag-link-position-4" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Model 3</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/top-story/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-841 tag-link-position-5" style="font-size: 10px;">Top Story</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/video/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-597 tag-link-position-6" style="font-size: 10px;">Video</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/spacex/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-469 tag-link-position-7" style="font-size: 10px;">SpaceX</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-model-s/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-19 tag-link-position-8" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Model S</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tsla/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-544 tag-link-position-9" style="font-size: 10px;">$TSLA</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-model-x/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-569 tag-link-position-10" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Model X</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/autopilot/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-405 tag-link-position-11" style="font-size: 10px;">Autopilot</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-energy/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-448 tag-link-position-12" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Energy</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/battery/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-81 tag-link-position-13" style="font-size: 10px;">Battery / Charging</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/gigafactory/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-124 tag-link-position-14" style="font-size: 10px;">Gigafactory</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/lifestyle/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-594 tag-link-position-15" style="font-size: 10px;">Lifestyle</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-supercharger/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-26 tag-link-position-16" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Supercharger</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/falcon-9/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-686 tag-link-position-17" style="font-size: 10px;">Falcon 9</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/new-owner/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-180 tag-link-position-18" style="font-size: 10px;">New Owner</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-factory/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-372 tag-link-position-19" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Factory</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/podcast/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-264 tag-link-position-20" style="font-size: 10px;">Podcast</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-firmware-update/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-52 tag-link-position-21" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Firmware Update</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/events/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-85 tag-link-position-22" style="font-size: 10px;">Events</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/tesla-semi/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-704 tag-link-position-23" style="font-size: 10px;">Tesla Semi</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/full-self-driving/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-784 tag-link-position-24" style="font-size: 10px;">Full Self-Driving</a> <a href="https://www.teslarati.com/tag/the-boring-company/" class="tag-cloud-link tag-link-887 tag-link-position-25" style="font-size: 10px;">The Boring Company</a> </div> </div> </div><!--foot-widget-wrap--> </div><!--body-main-in--> </div><!--body-main-out--> </div><!--foot-top--> <div id="foot-bot-wrap" class="left relative"> <div class="body-main-out relative"> <div class="body-main-in"> <div id="foot-bot" class="left relative"> <div class="foot-menu relative"> <div class="menu-footer-menu-container"><ul id="menu-footer-menu" class="menu"><li id="menu-item-20519" class="menu-item menu-item-type-custom menu-item-object-custom menu-item-home menu-item-20519"><a href="http://www.teslarati.com/">Home</a></li> <li id="menu-item-817" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-817"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/about-us/">About Us</a></li> <li id="menu-item-40901" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-40901"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/contactus/">Contact Us</a></li> <li id="menu-item-815" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-815"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/advertise/">Advertise With Us</a></li> <li id="menu-item-820" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-820"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/terms/">Terms</a></li> <li id="menu-item-950" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-950"><a href="https://www.teslarati.com/privacy/">Privacy</a></li> </ul></div> </div><!--foot-menu--> <div class="foot-copy relative"> <p>Copyright © TESLARATI. All rights reserved.</p> </div><!--foot-copy--> </div><!--foot-bot--> </div><!--body-main-in--> </div><!--body-main-out--> </div><!--foot-bot--> </footer> </div><!--body-main-wrap--> </div><!--site-wrap--> </div><!--site--> <div class="fly-to-top back-to-top"> <i class="fa fa-angle-up fa-3"></i> <span class="to-top-text">To Top</span> </div><!--fly-to-top--> <div class="fly-fade"> </div><!--fly-fade--> <div data-theiaStickySidebar-sidebarSelector='"#sidebar-wrap"' data-theiaStickySidebar-options='{"containerSelector":"#post-main-wrap","additionalMarginTop":0,"additionalMarginBottom":20,"updateSidebarHeight":false,"minWidth":0,"sidebarBehavior":"stick-to-bottom","disableOnResponsiveLayouts":true}'></div> <script type="text/javascript"> jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // Back to Top Button var duration = 500; $('.back-to-top').click(function(event) { event.preventDefault(); $('html, body').animate({scrollTop: 0}, duration); return false; }); // Main Menu Dropdown Toggle $('.menu-item-has-children a').click(function(event){ event.stopPropagation(); location.href = this.href; }); $('.menu-item-has-children').click(function(){ $(this).addClass('toggled'); if($('.menu-item-has-children').hasClass('toggled')) { $(this).children('ul').toggle(); $('.fly-nav-menu').getNiceScroll().resize(); } $(this).toggleClass('tog-minus'); return false; }); // Main Menu Scroll $(window).load(function(){ $('.fly-nav-menu').niceScroll({cursorcolor:"#888",cursorwidth: 7,cursorborder: 0,zindex:999999}); }); $(".comment-click-27950").on("click", function(){ $(".com-click-id-27950").show(); $(".disqus-thread-27950").show(); $(".com-but-27950").hide(); }); // Infinite Scroll $('.infinite-content').infinitescroll({ navSelector: ".nav-links", nextSelector: ".nav-links a:first", itemSelector: ".infinite-post", loading: { msgText: "Loading more posts...", finishedMsg: "Sorry, no more posts" }, errorCallback: function(){ $(".inf-more-but").css("display", "none") } }); $(window).unbind('.infscr'); $(".inf-more-but").click(function(){ $('.infinite-content').infinitescroll('retrieve'); return false; }); $(window).load(function(){ if ($('.nav-links a').length) { $('.inf-more-but').css('display','inline-block'); } else { $('.inf-more-but').css('display','none'); } }); $(window).load(function() { // The slider being synced must be initialized first $('.post-gallery-bot').flexslider({ animation: "slide", controlNav: false, animationLoop: true, slideshow: false, itemWidth: 80, itemMargin: 10, asNavFor: '.post-gallery-top' }); $('.post-gallery-top').flexslider({ animation: "fade", controlNav: false, animationLoop: true, slideshow: false, prevText: "&lt;", nextText: "&gt;", sync: ".post-gallery-bot" }); }); }); </script> <link rel='stylesheet' id='TeslaratiPluginStyle-css' href='https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/plugins/teslarati/css/teslarati_plugin_style.v.1.0.css?ver=4.9.8' type='text/css' media='all' /> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://www.teslarati.com/wp-includes/js/comment-reply.min.js?ver=4.9.8'></script> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/plugins/codecanyon-5150066-theia-sticky-sidebar-for-wordpress/js/theia-sticky-sidebar.js?ver=1.6.2'></script> <script type='text/javascript' src='https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/plugins/codecanyon-5150066-theia-sticky-sidebar-for-wordpress/js/main.js?ver=1.6.2'></script> <script type='text/javascript'> /* <![CDATA[ */ var qpprFrontData = {"linkData":{"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com\/interactive-tesla-supercharger-map\/":[0,0,""]},"siteURL":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com","siteURLq":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com"}; /* */