7th September 2013
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Mismatched motors: Tesla and Fisker both built the wrong cars for their tech

Last week, I wrote about how I thought that Tesla was getting chewed up by the Twitter fight between a New York Times reporter and Elon Musk, its famous and hard-to-control CEO. But as I looked at the test Tesla offered to put it through and thought more about the car a bit, I has another realization: The Tesla Model S and Fisker Karma would both be better off if they just swapped drivetrains. I arrived ...
7th September 2013
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Elon Musk regrets not saying more about NYT Model S review

Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk has always taken pains to pitch how far his cars can go when sufficiently charged. The man himself is proving he can go quite a distance as well. Sufficiently chafed by a review of the Tesla Model S in The New York Times that said the electric vehicle's single-charge range was far less than advertised, Musk called the February 8 article a 'low-grade ethics violation' in a recent interview at the ...
7th September 2013
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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 ...
6th September 2013
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Tesla Model S burnout: short, sweet and sort of silent

We'll keep this short, since the video in question is only 22 seconds long (and if you watch it below, go ahead and shorten it up by skipping six seconds of b-roll at the beginning). Still, if you've ever wanted to see a Tesla Model S spin out and smoke some tires, then be jealous of Road & Track west coast editor Jason Cammisa, who decided to see if electrons can go in circles recently ...
6th September 2013
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Electric Car Telsa: Looking for Money from Public with IPO

Reuters news service is reporting that Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric sports car manufacturer, will be offering stock to the public. It is said that the offerings will occur “any day.” The company was started six years ago with the help of investors that included Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. By Automotive Staff
6th September 2013
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Tesla Model S Prices May Soon Increase

Tesla Model S Prices May Soon Increase

The Tesla Model S, the fastest sedan in America, and recent winner of Motor Trend‘s Car of the Year award, is getting a price adjustment. Already. That may not be as bad as it sounds–to $ome people–but for others, like those on the bubble of being able to afford the now iconic electric sedan, this news is not so cheery. From Nick Kinkaid, ...
6th September 2013
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Tesla increases lease calculator costs; Supercharging, ‘mystery’ announcement coming soon

Even Tesla Motors hasn't totally figured out the details of the just-announced Model S 'lease' program. Yesterday, when the financial product was first revealed, the small print on the company's online calculator described a 66-month loan and a tiered monthly payment structure, depending on which model you chose: $1,199 a month for the 85-kWh Model S, $1,421 for the 85-kWh Performance model and $1,051 for the 60-kWh version. Today, all three of these prices have ...
6th September 2013
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2013 Tesla Model S to Start at $57,400, End at $92,400

It’s been common knowledge for quite some time that Tesla had ambitiously targeted selling its 2013 Model S electric sports sedan for $57,400 before a $7500 federal tax credit. What we didn’t know, however, was just how high it would go.  With official prices for models and options packages released this week, consider both missions accomplished. With every checkbox tallied, the Model S ...
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) ...
5th September 2013
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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 ...
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