15th August 2013
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Topline 300-Mile Tesla Model S Projected to Earn 265-Mile EPA Range

The top-of-the-line Tesla Model S with a claimed 300-mile range is expected to earn an EPA window sticker displaying an official range of 265 miles. The Model S’ drawn-out unveiling has ingrained three specific driving ranges related to battery size – 160, 230, and 300 miles – but the EPA will have its own stamp of approval. An official blog bylined by CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel dives right into the matter, presumably foreseeing ...
14th August 2013
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Tesla Unveils Supercharger Network, Promises Solar-Powered Charging – Rumor Central

One of the largest hurdles Tesla has faced is the lack of electric charging points for its electric cars. Now, the company is working to resolve that issue by opening up a network of quick chargers across the country. Dubbed the Supercharger, Tesla’s new charger not only helps to expand the current network of electric-car charging stations, but it can also help feed electricity back into the current power grid. The Supercharger works as such: the ...
11th August 2013
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Tesla Model S Now Offers Wireless Vehicle Updates, Plant Running at Full Capacity

Once we begin our year-long test of the Tesla Model S, the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, we may not have to visit the dealership to perform most software updates. The automaker has just implemented a new, cloud-based system that will allow owners to view and install software updates from their vehicle’s infotainment screen. It’s hard to imagine that the Model S needs any updating at this point, considering the amount of impressive technology ...
10th August 2013
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Positive Charge: Toyota, Tesla Formally Announce Details on New 2012 RAV4 EV

We’ve already reported on Toyota and Tesla Motors forming a partnership to develop electric vehicles, but now we’ve learned a little more about the program. According to an official release from Toyota, the two are working together to build a fleet of electric RAV4 compact SUVs, which are due to hit the market in the next two years. The official announcement is billed as the first of several “updates” on the project promised by Toyota Motor ...
7th August 2013
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Feature Flick: Tesla Model S Takes on 2005 Dodge Viper Roadster at the Drag Strip – Rumor Central

The Tesla Model S is quick and capable – that much was established when it was crowned Automobile of the Year – but the car has just proved itself again against another high-performance car on the drag strip. This new video from DragTimes.com shows the electric car going head to head with a last-gen Dodge Viper SRT10 Roadster, with a surprising result. The DragTimes.com video shows a Model S Performance, complete with the 85 kW-hr battery ...
6th August 2013
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“Utility Meets Performance”: Tesla Teases New Model X SUV

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors will soon launch a new SUV called the Model X. The company has released a dark teaser photo of the new car along with the tagline “Utility meets performance,” and promises the Model X will be revealed next Thursday, February 9, in California. We don’t really know anything about the Model X, although lightening the teaser image with Photoshop reveals a curved hooded, sloping roofline, and oval front grille opening. The Model ...
4th August 2013
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Lingering Losses: Tesla Reports $38.4 Million Loss for the Second Quarter

Tesla Motors has yet to post a profit in its short history, and just recorded another significant loss for the second quarter of 2010. With sales of its Roadster electric vehicle in limited quantities, Tesla is now looking toward the launch of its second product, the Model S, in hope of turning a profit Although revenue was strong at $28.4 million – a 5.4-percent increase over the same period last year – the automaker managed ...
3rd August 2013
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Toyota Finally Moving Forward with Mississippi Plant; Corolla on Build List

For the past two years, the 170 employee skeleton crew at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMM) , located in quiet Blue Springs in the northern part of the Magnolia State, have kept themselves busy despite their plant never reaching operational status.  That’s all about to change in 2011. TMMM was originally announced back in February 2007 as the then-latest site for the Highlander. Then came the economic meltdown. The auto industry was hit especially hard during the recent ...
3rd August 2013
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Tesla Motors Teases Model X Electric SUV – Rumor Central

Tesla Motors, the electric car startup, plans to launch a new vehicle called the Model X. Based on a dark teaser photo accompanied by the tagline “Utility meets performance”, we believe the Model X will be an all-electric SUV. It will be revealed Thursday, February 9, in California. We don’t really know anything about the Model X, although lightening the teaser image with the wizardry of Photoshop reveals a curved hooded, sloping roofline, and oval front ...
1st August 2013
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Tesla Sues Top Gear; CEO Shrugs Off Takeover Talk

Fans of the British Top Gear television program may remember the controversy surrounding a segment involving the Tesla Roadster. First aired back on December 14, 2008, the Top Gear episode (season 12, episode 7) infamously depicted the electric sports car being rolled into a garage in an attempt to highlight the plight of using electricity to solely provide a vehicle’s motive force. A purportedly broken brake pedal was also brought to viewer attention, as was an ...