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Tesla Motors announced yesterday a significant expansion of the Tesla Supercharger network—a network of 480-volt fast charging stations developed to allow the Model S sedans to make long distance trips. The rapid-charging station provides almost 100 kW of power, giving the 85 kWh version of the Model S an additional 150 mi (240 km) of [...]
Apparently some people don’t like being beholden to others. At least that seems to be the case for Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. On Wednesday (May 22), the high-end electric vehicle (EV) maker announced that it fully repaid the $451.8 million that it borrowed through the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program, making it the first auto [...]
Tesla, the American electric car manufacturer, has been all over the news lately, with its announcement that it has made a quarterly profit for the first time in ten years. In 2011, Tesla reported a loss of $50 million, and in the first quarter of 2012 they were $90 million in the red. However, their [...]
Tesla Motors (TSLA) is building on its strategy of exposing the pubic to its electric cars in high-end shopping malls with 10 new locations planned for fall 2012. The expansion brings the number of Tesla showrooms to 24 in North America and 34 worldwide. These aren’t your average car dealerships, they are more like interactive marketing [...]
As consumer demand grows for more environmentally friendly vehicles, car manufacturers around the world are competing to be the biggest producer of electric vehicles. Nearly all of the well known manufacturers offer at least one electric or hybrid vehicle. Nissan has reached a major milestone that puts it far beyond the rest of the pack. [...]
It’s a little bit mind-boggling to think that only a century ago, cars were just starting to become available to the average man. Fast forward to today and almost everyone in the modern world has a vehicle, if not two. Cars have become one of the most ubiquitous and important pieces of technology that we [...]
The Model S is unlike many of the EVs we see today. Aside from being just plain gorgeous, it’s been designed and built from the ground up and uses a powertrain that sits under the car’s floorboard to create a very low center of gravity. With an aluminum body built to enable superior handling, the [...]
Tesla (TSLA) today officially announced the pricing, options and timing for next year´s US launch of the Model S. There have been some worrying rumors that the company would forced to raise its prices due to cost factors. Consequently, the good news for Tesla stock is both that the pricing has been held steady and that the summer launch date [...]
Tesla Motors (Nasdaq:TSLA) revealed the beta version of its Model S at its Fremont factory this weekend. The press was allowed to watch while interested potential customers received brief rides around the parking lot. The beta is the phase of vehicle development before it reaches production. Tesla’s future rests on its ability to build and [...]
It seems a very good bet that if Tesla manages to deliver the Model S as promised in the price range promised, it will secure a very significant niche market. After all, no other auto manufacturer is even talking about a 300 mile range in a production model. The question is: will the company get the Model [...]
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