1st September 2013
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Elon Musk’s attack on “fake” New York Times article prompts lots of Tesla talk

Despite an official promise that Tesla Motors would respond to the online kerfuffle kicked up yesterday between The New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the official Tesla website remained silent today. The wait doesn't mean the internet has been mute on this subject, though. That's just not how it works. First up, Broder's detailed response to Musk tweeting that his article about running out of electricity was a 'fake' is clear ...
1st September 2013
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Feature Flick: Los Angeles to Las Vegas on One Charge in a Tesla Model S – Rumor Central

The Tesla Model S can go almost 300 miles on a full change, but is that enough to make the drive from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada in relative comfort? Frank Markus and Jessi Lang found out in this episode of Wide Open Throttle. The EPA has rated the Model S at a range of 265 miles when equipped with the largest, 85-kWh battery. For those of you keeping count, the drive from L.A. ...
1st September 2013
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Superchargers will only work on Model S (for now) and every future Tesla EV

There were a lot of details left out of the late-night unveiling of the Tesla Supercharger network earlier this week. Sure, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the big picture, saying the Supercharger network is 'the answer to the three major problems holding back electric vehicles.' Those problems? Long-distance EV driving, the 'long tailpipe' argument and how much it costs to produce electricity. But how big of an impact can your fancy charging station have if ...
1st September 2013
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Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Way back in January of this year, Tesla announced a special Sport version of its core Roadster model. Seven months later, we finally have some new pictures of the car to show you, along with more details about what that extra $19,500 on the price tag gets you. Full ArticleBy Automotive Staff
1st September 2013
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk offers Boeing unsolicited help via Twitter

No fan of electric vehicles likes to see the words “lithium-ion” and “fire” in the same sentence, but thanks to the recent fiasco of battery packs being identified as the possible cause of fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, that’s just what the headlines have been saying. A thorough investigation of the model’s systems is still under way, but the batteries have now been more or less cleared as the cause. But help, which nobody ...
1st September 2013
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Why 300 Miles Will Be the Electric Range Benchmark

Within the past few years, the buzz-meter on electric cars has been cranked up to 11, it seems. The Chevy Volt showed up on the 2007 show curcuit, and gradually, almost agonizingly, is making its way to the showroom. Then along comes Tesla, with its six-figure roadster, and now slightly more moderately priced Model S sedan. Then Nissan pulls the wraps off ...