10th June 2013
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A closer look at Tesla Model S battery pack replacement costs

To some, a recent offer by Tesla Motors to replace batteries in its Model S all-electric sedan for under $150 per kilowatt hour reflects an extremely futuristic view of improving EV technology. To Plug In Cars, though, the offer is more a reflection of the age-old 'bird in hand' axiom. Recently, Tesla outlined the replacement costs for the Model S batteries along with warranty options. Prices range from $8,000 for a 40-kWh battery to $12,000 for ...
10th June 2013
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Tesla Motors CEO on production rate, positive cash flow and DOE loan

A new blog post by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows a bit of attitude, reacting to the way the company's stock and reputation took a bit of a hit last week (despite its supercharger announcement) after downsizing its 2012 production and resulting revenue estimates. Tesla also announced a follow on stock offering, which had some pessimists pouring themselves some long tall glasses of haterade. Elon's response? Well, he makes it clear that things are going ...
9th June 2013
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Elon Musk might start Tesla, SpaceX holding company; talks electric supercar

Elon Musk is talking about maybe forming a holding that would own stock in both of the companies he's incredibly busy with these days – Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) – basically to simplify his life. 'No actual plans under way,' he said. ' gets unwieldy to have lots of companies with me as the only connection.' The holding company may own public shares of both California-based companies. Tesla Motors went ...
8th June 2013
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Tesla Motors Offers Up Delivered-To-You Loaner Cars, No-Fault Battery Replacement

Tesla Motors really does seem hellbent on getting rid of the stigmas associated with electric cars: limited range, battery deterioration, high costs of ownership, and everything that comes with buying a car from a startup instead of a long-established automaker. Its latest service plan initiative only goes to solidify that. The automaker has said that it will be offering Model S–and Tesla Roadsters in ...
8th June 2013
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Tesla Model S goes road tripping, drivers experience variety of charging methods

The Tesla Model S is on another cross country road trip. It's not being driven by a Tesla team, like last year – this time it's a long, winding tour for old friends Peter, Luba and Tina, making their way from Portland, OR, to New York. It's been a sightseeing drive – as of day six, they'd only made it to Albuquerque from Oregon and still had a couple thousand miles to cover. Thankfully, they're ...