2nd September 2013

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, Calls Fisker a "Mediocre Product at a High Price;" Henrik Fisker "Delighted"

It was just a matter of time before Tesla and Fisker had to duke it out for a second time – the first coming in a Fisker-won court battle. This time around, it was Tesla ...
30th August 2013

First Tesla Model S Owner Takes Delivery

Watch on YouTube The anticipated release of the Tesla Model S is nearly here. It began just a few days ago with the launch of the Tesla Model S design studio, so customers could customize their own Model S and place an order. Just a few days later, we are now set to announce that the first Model S has been handed over ...
28th August 2013

Bloomberg says buyers, not automakers, should get more federal funding for plug-in vehicles

The U.S. government would be more effective at spurring plug-in vehicle sales if it provided more financial incentives to consumers instead of automakers. At least, that's the opinion in a Bloomberg News editorial. Saying that finding alternatives to gasoline 'a worthy public goal,' Bloomberg says the government should expand purchasing incentives beyond the $7,500 it provides for buyers of some plug-ins and hybrids. President Obama has said he wants 1 million plug-in vehicles to be on ...
26th August 2013

Tesla Introduces Performance-Enhancing Performance Plus Package for Model S

Pre-Performance Plus package, Tesla's Model S already made regular EVs seem mediocre. Tesla's Model S electric is one fine-driving sedan in regular form, but now there is the option for potentially even more electric driving fun. (Who'da thunk we'd ever say that?) The automaker has introduced the Performance Plus package, essentially a $10,000 handling kit that's available on both the Model S and Model S Performance with either the 60- or 85-kWh battery packs. Given ...
26th August 2013

Fisker Hires Investment Bank to Help Raise Funds

Getty Images Fisker Karma By Mike Ramsey and Sharon Terlep Fisker Automotive Inc., the cash-strapped maker of a battery-powered sports car, recruited investment bank Evercore Partners Inc. to find potential partners or investors, the company’s chief executive said on Friday. The Anaheim, Calif.-based car company hired Evercore earlier this year when it became clear the company needed a partnership with another auto maker to lower production costs and shore up its finances. Fisker’s search for new capital could result in ...
25th August 2013

Tesla Unveils Model X EV, Redefines Concept of Urban SUV

Early this afternoon, Tesla invited us to its Los Angeles headquarters where CEO Elon Musk unveiled a 7-passenger EV SUV called the Model X. Based on an extended platform of the 5+2 passenger sedan, the Model S, the newest creation is shaped like a high-performance SUV, yet offers third row seating and the utility of modern minivans. Except that it’s entirely electric. Best ...
14th August 2013

TOTD: Would You Ever Consider Buying an Electric Car?

With automakers introducing electric cars that push the envelope in terms of styling and performance, the tailpipe-emissions-free cars are starting to become more acceptable. Take, for example, the stunning Tesla Model S, which won our 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year. Audi’s e-tron concept is also proof that an electric car doesn’t have to look like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. So what would it take for you to consider buying an electric car? Electrification has even ...
11th August 2013

Tesla-Powered Toyota RAV4 EV to be Built in Canada

So, you want a Tesla-powered Toyota RAV4 EV, eh? Stand in line, but you’ll have to wait aboot a year for the electric RAV’s 2012 on sale date. Toyota announced today that its joint-RAV4 effort with Tesla Motors will be manufactured at the company’s Woodstock plant in Ontario, Canada, where it builds gasoline-powered RAV4′s. “The Tesla-Toyota joint development team has agreed that building the ...
9th August 2013

10 Things You Need To Know About The 2012 Tesla Model S

Electric cars come in all shapes and sizes - not just the compact, mass-production models that most Americans have become familiar with over the past couple of years. The 2012 Tesla Model S represents the new vanguard of battery-powered automobiles, cars that don't compromise on features, power, or style while still delivering completely emissions-free operation. The Tesla Model S might not be as common as the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Volt, but it's an ...
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