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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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 ...
3rd September 2013
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Tesla CEO Says He Might Go to Washington to Fight Dealer Franchise Laws

Tesla Motors is continuing its fight to set up independent stores to sell its novel electric cars, and dealers are fighting back. Now its CEO, Elon Musk, says he’s willing to take his case to Washington to smite the traditional dealership sales model in one fell swoop. “If we’re seeing nonstop battles at the state level, rather than fight 20 different state battles, I’d ...
1st September 2013
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Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Way back in January of this year, Tesla announced a special Sport version of its core Roadster model. Seven months later, we finally have some new pictures of the car to show you, along with more details about what that extra $19,500 on the price tag gets you. Full ArticleBy Automotive Staff
31st August 2013
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We Hear: Tesla Sets Up Roadster-to-Model S Trade-In Program

Tesla is ready to help out those owners who feel that their Roadsters aren’t new and shiny enough. According to a new report, the electric car maker will be giving owners a credit when they trade in a Roadster for a new Model S. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Tesla has created a buyback program for current Roadster owners who are looking to move into a new Model S. Tesla’s program works just as any other trade-in ...
30th August 2013
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2013 Tesla Model S 60-Kilowatt-Hour Model EPA-Rated at 208 Miles of Range

It took Tesla long enough. The start-up automaker has filled its first reservation orders with its 85-kilowatt-hour Model S for two reasons: 1) Its performance is far more impressive than its smaller-battery stablemates and 2) with the money coming from the more expensive models, Tesla has a bigger buffer before trying to meet its 20,000 cars per year sales target. But Tesla Motors ...
29th August 2013
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Tesla recalls Roadsters due to Possible Cable Fire

Tesla announced it’s recalling approximately 439 2.0 and 2.5 Roadsters due to a problem one customer had with an auxiliary power cable. The cable is located just aft of the right headlight and under the right circumstances, can chafe on one of the carbon fiber panels and cause a short. This will cause smoke to issue from the general area and could ...
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. ...
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, ...
18th August 2013
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How Does Tesla Build the Model S? Wonder No More.

The 2012 Tesla Model S is still something of a mystery to most people. It’s an all-new car built in the place where Toyota used to make Corollas. It was designed by a company whose founder made most of his fortune on selling Paypal to eBay. How in the heck could any of it come together cohesively to form an even remotely ...
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