7th September 2013

Tesla CEO Musk: World Needs Great Affordable Electric Car, Under $40,000

Tesla has been riding an ever-building wave of momentum, one that has made the California-based electric automaker a household name of late. From winning the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, to recently becoming profitable, Tesla has been surprising its doubters. Following this trend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says “what the world needs is a great, affordable electric car.” Tesla’s own acclaimed ...
5th September 2013

2010 Tesla Roadster

2010 Tesla Roadster

Not long ago, it was hard to use the term 'sporty' in the same sentence with the word “electric.” That being said, as the technology progressed, green cars have started to grow faster and stronger, being able to compete against any famous sports car that can be found on today’s roads. Tesla had a major role in permanently changing our perception of electric cars. Its sporty model - the Roadster – was launched in 2006 ...
5th September 2013

Elon Musk to Jon Stewart: sustainable energy easier than making life “multi-planetary”

Tesla Motors head Elon Musk has got his head in the clouds. Actually, he's thinking about the area above our clouds: creating a way for people to live on Mars. Or, as he puts it, making life 'multi-planetary.' Musk was on The Daily Show last night and talked mostly about the company he runs that isn't about electric cars, SpaceX, whose main goal is to explore nearby space and find a way for people to live ...
2nd September 2013

TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster Embarks on 24,000-Mile World Road Trip

Missed seeing the TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster in person at the Geneva motor show? You may still have a chance to do so, as the car is about to embark on a 24,000-mile, eight-month drive around the world. Dubbed the “Odyssey of Pioneers,” the trip will be the first of its kind. Sure, EVs have made road trips before (in fact, a Roadster Sport recently made the trek from Los Angeles to Detroit), but never before ...
1st September 2013

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 ...
30th August 2013

Tesla powers up East Coast with first stops in new Supercharger network

The argument can now be made that Tesla Motors has come up with a sleeker alternative to the Amtrak lines that run along the Eastern Seaboard. The California-based electric vehicle company has installed the first East Coast fast-charging stations, allowing Model S owners to make the 450-mile trek between Boston and Washington DC without worrying about having sufficient juice. Last week, Tesla added two fast-charging stations: one in Wilmington, DE, which is about 30 miles southwest ...
28th August 2013

Pure Electric or Plug-In Hybrid: Which Is Best?

By Mike Ramsey General Motors Co. Chevrolet Volt DETROIT – In the early months of sales of General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Motor Co.’s Leaf electric car, an interesting horserace analysis ensued over which company would truly live up to the hype. No longer. GM’s Volt is averaging around 1,700 sales a month and has 8,817 at the halfway point of 2012. The Leaf has 3,148 in the same period, topping out at just over 500 a ...
19th August 2013

Tesla Breaks News on Roadster 2.5; Minor Changes Adopted

It’s been a monumental week for Tesla. After bagging $226 million through its initial public offering and watching its stock trend steadily upward since, the Silicon Valley-based electric-vehicle automaker is now spreading the word about its refreshed Roadster 2.5. On paper, the Roadster 2.5 appears little different from its standard 2.0 counterpart. The front end adopts a new fascia with vents for a more aggressive look, and a redesigned diffuser joins a wider license plate holder ...
14th August 2013

That was quick: 'Teslaccessories' aims to outfit your Tesla Model S with aftermarket parts

Did you realize the Tesla Model S is sold without a center console? Well it isn’t. It has a center console; it’s just a fairly useless tray. When sitting in the Model S, we were so blown away with the technology surrounding us, we didn’t really realize we were missing a cup holder. Someone apparently did, though. Teslaccessories has just launched the first of its aftermarket offerings for the Model S, The Center Console Insert (CCI). The aftermarket ...
14th August 2013

Tesla: Model S (and X) can be parked for a year without bricking

And now the official, long-form response from Tesla Motors on the bricking issue, which can be boiled down to: plug it in, please. On the Tesla website, the company has addressed reports that up to five Tesla Roadsters have been turned into gorgeous paperweights that need a $40,000 repair because their batteries were discharged too low. The official but unattributed article (unless we're supposed to believe that 'Tesla Motors' actually wrote the piece) says that bricking ...
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