25th August 2013
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Tesla Motors Aims to Dramatically Increase Number of Supercharger Stations

It’s impossible to stop hearing about Tesla Motors, the seemingly invincible start-up electric automaker that has had a new announcement or two every week for the last few months. If you’re excited about your Tesla stock hitting $110 per share, just wait until you hear about the latest news: Tesla is planning on having Supercharger stations span across the nation within the ...
25th August 2013
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Looking Forward: Tesla’s Future May Include Electric Trucks, Driverless Cars

The Tesla Model S is brilliant. While we’re smitten with the quick electric car – the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year – Tesla CEO Elon Musk tells us there’s much more to come, including the Model X, an electric truck, and possibly self-driving cars. Musk also reaffirmed that the more affordable and higher-volume Tesla car is on the way. In an interview with Motor Trend, Musk has revealed a bit more about the company’s ...
21st August 2013
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Tesla Needs Mo’ Money, Has Mo’ Problems

Purveyor of all things electric, automaker Tesla has asked the federal government for yet another loan to get its Model S electric sports sedan off the ground and into production. Tesla secured a $465 million loan in 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy to build its Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters and refurbish the former General Motors-Toyota NUMMI joint-venture plant in Fremont, Calif. ...
21st August 2013
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Wide Open Throttle Drives Tesla Model S, Explores Tesla Factory

The 2012 Tesla Model S is a make-or-break car for electric car manufacturer Tesla. On this week’s Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes us on a tour of Tesla’s Silicon Valley factory, while Frank Markus brings us along for his interview with Elon Musk and drive of the 2012 Tesla Model S. Lang starts with 2012 Tesla Model S specs. The Model S will be available with 40-, 60- and 85-kWh battery capacities, with an ...
20th August 2013
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Tesla takes Bite out of Apple to Control Full Car Buying Experience

Automakers such General Motors, Toyota, and BMW have a lot in common with software makers. They build their vehicles, then sell them to dealerships. Microsoft, in a similar vein, sells its Windows operating system to hardware makers like Dell, which uses the OS to run its PCs. Roll out Tesla. The electric car maker is eschewing the traditional automaker-dealership paradigm by directly selling ...
20th August 2013
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Watch the Tesla Model S Attempt to Reach Las Vegas from L.A. on a Single Charge

Like it or not, an increasing number of automakers are experimenting with electric vehicles. Whether EVs will supplant internal combustion engines or only complement regular vehicles depends on how well executed they become. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang and Motor Trend technical director Frank Markus attempt to drive the all-new Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to the Las Vegas strip on a single charge – the first real-world range ...
19th August 2013
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Top 10 Road Trip Cars with 400 Horsepower or More and Room for Four

With the holidays fast approaching and enthusiasts planning road trips to visit family and friends, we’ve put together this list of the top 10 coolest road trip cars with 400 hp or more that can accommodate at least four full-size adults. From four-wheel-drive SUVs for those who may traverse deep snow to rear-drive sedans and a wagon for those whose travels will feature sunshine and dry roads, we’ve got the field covered for drivers who ...
19th August 2013
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Motor Trend Giveaway: “Own” a Tesla Model S in Car Town!

The Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year-winning Tesla Model S may be priced out of reach for most consumers, but that’s not the case anymore. Motor Trend is partnering with the popular social game Car Town, allowing players to own the Tesla Model S by visiting our Facebook fan page and following the instructions. “Any true automobile aficionado will want this kind of horsepower in their stable,” said Dennis Suggs, president and CEO, Cie Games, ...
17th August 2013
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Tesla Confirms Plans to Increase Model S Prices

The price of a Tesla Model S will be increasing soon — but the company hasn’t yet disclosed by how much prices will rise. However, Tesla did confirm that some features that were previously standard on the Model S will become paid options. The Tesla Model S is an all-electric sedan built in California by billionaire visionary Elon Musk. The car is Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. Prices currently range from $57,400 for an ...
16th August 2013
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Tesla Model S Sales Exceed Expectations, Low-Range Model Axed

Tesla Motors announced today that it will report profitability for the first quarter, after sales of the Model S electric sedan exceeded expectations. Tesla has sold 4750 units of the car thus far, up from the 4500 units previously planned. The announcement is good news for Tesla after a disappointing year in 2012, when the company lost almost $400 million. Last year, Tesla sold just 2650 units of the Model S while it ramped up production ...