7th September 2013
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IP Uh-Oh: Tesla Filing Reveals Roadster Production to End in 2011

Electric car purveyor Tesla filed paperwork for a $100 million IPO with the SEC earlier today, and after deeper perusal of the 173-page form S – 1, the company looks to be treading on extremely thin ice. The filing has revealed that not only will the company stop making its only car — the Lotus Elise-based Roadster — in 2011 because Lotus will be retooling its plant to make way for a new Elise/Exige line, ...
6th September 2013
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Nikola Tesla, the TV movie?

Yo, Elon, can you spare a few? Since Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was asked – and responded positively – to help fund a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla, here's another way he could boost the history of the man who gave his name for Elon's company. 'Electricity: The Story and Life of Nikola Tesla' is a planned television docu-drama about the life of the Serbian-American inventor. Tesla, among many other inventions, patented the alternating current (A/C) ...
28th August 2013
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Jay Leno burns rubber in Tesla Model S

Jay Leno has a pretty big soft spot for alternative-fuel vehicles. From his steam-powered relics to his beloved Chevrolet Volt, the comedian's automotive interests are nothing if not varied. In the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen stops by the Big Dog Garage to show off his company's new Model S. Jay gets a closer look at the five-door EV's interesting touchscreen controls, expansive moonroof and yes, even the ...
25th August 2013
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Return of the Sports Car: Tesla’s Future Includes BMW X3 Fighter, Roadster Successor

With news of upcoming expansion plans, Tesla appears to be continuing its journey from just barely surviving to thriving. In a Wired report, Tesla CEO Elon Musk admits the company is planning a BMW X3 fighter as well as a sports car successor to the original Tesla, the Roadster. Before Tesla can think about launching a midsize crossover and roadster in the 2016 calendar year, however, the company also has the upcoming Model X crossover, not ...
21st August 2013
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Tesla to Start Shipping Model S Electric Sedans Next Month

By Mike Ramsey Getty Images Tesla Model S Tesla Motors Inc., the Silicon Valley electric car startup, said on Tuesday it would begin delivering its Model S sports car on June 22. The all-aluminum body Model S is expected to be priced starting at $57,400, giving the Palo Alto, Calif., company a vehicle that could sell in higher volumes than its existing Roadster, which costs about $109,000. The vehicle is being produced in a retrofitted section of a former Toyota ...
10th August 2013
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Telsa to Electrify Roads with Crossover SUV, Sports Car by 2016

Telsa shocked the autosphere late last week with plans to deliver two new vehicles: another crossover SUV and a sports car. The unnamed crossover SUV would be the second such vehicle, joining Tesla’s upcoming Model X. The sports car would be heir apparent to the Tesla Roadster, which was discontinued at the beginning of 2012. No details of these two new vehicles have been ...
10th August 2013
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Feature Flick: The Tesla Model S is 2013 Automobile of the Year – Rumor Central

We know we’ve already announced it, but it bears repeating: the Tesla Model S is the 2013 Automobile Magazine Automobile of the Year. The car’s blend of electric-car smoothness and efficiency, gas-powered car range and power/torque, and sleek interior and exterior design won our hearts (and our votes) early last month during three days of testing in western Michigan, besting some 27 other competitors along the way…both on the road and at the track. You can ...
2nd August 2013
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Tesla Supercharger network to feature solar panels, battery swapping

Supplying energy for cars on the move is an important piece of the electric vehicle puzzle and in this regard Tesla Motors is taking a unique approach. At some time in the future – the company is not saying when, exactly – it plans to reveal what it calls its Supercharger network. Although the company isn't giving any details about the design of the individual stations, we expect something more than just a post with a ...
31st July 2013
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Consumer Reports weighs in with its first Tesla Model S review

Everyone has been chiming in with their thoughts on the Tesla Model S lately, and with the car taking home awards like the prestigious Motor Trend Car of the Year, this probably won't change anytime soon. Not wanting to be left in the dark, Consumer Reports has managed to get its hands on a Model S to give its own impressions of the luxurious electric hatchback. Like many other outlets (including our own first drive), CR ...
27th July 2013
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Tesla Revises Warranty, Service Plan – Rumor Central

Servicing a vehicle can easily mar the ownership experience, but Tesla Motors is taking steps to ensure its customers are satisfied. Tesla recently revealed improvements to the manner in which the automaker provides service. Musk said his goal is to transform Tesla’s service experience from “OK” to “great.” To start that process, a fleet of loaded Model S cars(and in some markets, Roadsters) will be offered as loaner cars while owners have their vehicles serviced. The ...