30th August 2013
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Tesla Model X makes auto show debut in Detroit

Tesla isn't holding its Detroit Auto Show press conference until tomorrow, but there's a new Model X on the stand today. This one is white – and, in a nice touch, it's simply called 'white' – and has an updated interior and new wheels. We doubt those wheels will ever make it to production, since they have carbon fiber spokes that are pure flair, not structural. Inside, the surfaces, materials and colors are updated from the ...
28th August 2013
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Feature Flick: Tesla Model S Does An Electric Slide on Ice – Rumor Central

Though Tesla’s Model S electric sedan is considered by many to be merely a pipe dream, the four-door EV is apparently well into its development, as this video shows a Model S prototype conducting winter in Baudette, Minn. The video starts like an intro to a spy movie, with a satellite image of the testing location complete with info about the region and graphics simulating instrument readings. From this, we learn the temperature range of the ...
25th August 2013
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Tesla Model S production reaches 400 cars a week capacity

Civil War Admiral David Farragut has famously been credited with saying, 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!' when he was presented with a challenging path ahead during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Specifically, the path was full of torpedoes. The Admiral has some 'move forward!' ideological company in one Elon Musk. While the torpedoes are only figurative at Tesla's Fremont plant, Musk has pushed Tesla Motors to double its weekly output of the Model S all-electric ...
24th August 2013
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NY Times, Tesla Continue War of Words Over Electric-Car Review

By Jonathan Welsh Getty Images Tesla Model S Electric-car maker Tesla Motors, which is involved in a dispute with the New York Times over a review the newspaper ran of its Model S electric-powered sedan, released a long statement about the matter on its blog. The message includes several charts displaying data Tesla said it logged during the test-drive. The car company said its information indicates several parts of the article are inaccurate. The Times said stands by a statement it made ...
23rd August 2013
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Tesla’s 4Q loss widens, but sales forecast beats analyst estimates

'The future is now' may be well-worn cliche, but when it comes to Tesla Motors' stock price performance, 'now' is all about the future. The high-end electric-vehicle maker said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter loss widened 59 percent from a year earlier as research and development expenses surged in advance of this year's debut of the company's Model S sedan and the development of the Model X crossover set to launch late next year. Tesla's net loss widened ...
21st August 2013
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Your Say: Top 10 Cars That Should Be Renamed

There was a time when most automakers actually bothered to give their vehicles real names. Cars had elegant names like Continental and Fleetwood, while trucks had tough-sounding names like Bronco and Ram. More often than not nowadays cars get named random alphanumeric characters like FX50 and Z4 sDrive35is. Last week we asked readers in a Thread of the Day which new cars should be renamed. Today, we’re sharing with you 10 of our favorites from your ...
19th August 2013
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One Week Later, Tesla Stock Price Falls Below IPO

Despite a number of challenges still to be overcome, electric car-maker Tesla celebrated a triumphant Initial Public Offering that raised $260 million for the fledgling company. Just a week later, though, things have taken a turn for the worse. Originally, Tesla had planned to sell 11.1 million shares at $14 to $16 each, but revised its strategy at the last minute and bumped its sale to 13.3 million shares at $17 each, which would earn the ...
6th August 2013
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The 10 Best Sports-Oriented Family Cars – Rumor Central

Just because you’ve grown up, settled down, and had a kid or two doesn’t mean you can’t have fun anymore. While you may have to take a pass on that late-night partying you once did, you can stay in touch with your younger self with a car that’s fun to drive and can double as a family vehicle. However, finding a vehicle that appeals to you both as an enthusiast and a head of household ...
2nd August 2013
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Tesla Plans on Early Repayment of DOE loans, Re-Files Annual Report – Rumor Central

In stark contrast to the woes faced by other upstart plugin auto brands Coda and Fisker, Tesla seems to be resolute and resilient in its business strategy. The company is so confident in its success, that it released a statement on the company blog that it intends to re-pay its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loans five years ahead of schedule. This would put the final payment of the loan in 2017, as opposed to the ...