5th September 2013
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an all-electric crossover to market in two years. Or maybe it's the end result of a decade-long process of getting ...
31st August 2013
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Tesla Model X will be very quick, very roomy and revealed Feb 9

Back in October, AutoblogGreen reported that the all-electric crossover from Tesla, the Model X, would be revealed ahead of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show? Well, scratch that. That information was, apparently, inaccurate. Dubitable. Counterfactual even. Instead, it seems that February 9 marks the day the X is to be spotted. The news comes courtesy of the enthusiasts over at the Tesla Motor Club forum. A member read in a recent copy of Barclays Capital research ...
30th August 2013
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Tesla Model X makes auto show debut in Detroit

Tesla isn't holding its Detroit Auto Show press conference until tomorrow, but there's a new Model X on the stand today. This one is white – and, in a nice touch, it's simply called 'white' – and has an updated interior and new wheels. We doubt those wheels will ever make it to production, since they have carbon fiber spokes that are pure flair, not structural. Inside, the surfaces, materials and colors are updated from the ...
23rd August 2013
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Tesla’s 4Q loss widens, but sales forecast beats analyst estimates

'The future is now' may be well-worn cliche, but when it comes to Tesla Motors' stock price performance, 'now' is all about the future. The high-end electric-vehicle maker said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter loss widened 59 percent from a year earlier as research and development expenses surged in advance of this year's debut of the company's Model S sedan and the development of the Model X crossover set to launch late next year. Tesla's net loss widened ...
21st August 2013
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Tesla Model X to have … “falcon” doors?

If you've been following the story of the soon-to-be-revealed Tesla Model X, you're likely aware that the all-electric crossover is said to be quicker than a Porsche 911, offer more interior space than an Audi Q7 and come with all-wheel drive (at least as an option). Also, if the teaser image is any indication, it should be pretty svelte. What you might not know is that the feature likely to garner the most initial attention are ...
19th August 2013
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV [w/video]

Tesla-Hearted Toyota Offers Real Sport And Utility The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is the most advanced Alpha prototype electric vehicle we've ever driven. Or maybe it's a poster child for the 21st Century automotive industry where all sorts of new things are being tried, like when old-school automakers and ambitious start-ups find common purpose in rushing an all-electric crossover to market in two years. Or maybe it's the end result of a decade-long process of getting ...
17th August 2013
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Tesla in final stages of Model S prep; readying Supercharger network for road trips

Tesla Motors has nothing but undeniable design hits in its two-vehicle portfolio. We know this is true because there has been very little written about how bad the Roadster and the Model S look. We're about to see if the company can make it three in a row when the wraps come off the Model X at a special event February 9 in Los Angeles. Getting our first visuals of that crossover will certainly be ...
16th August 2013
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Tesla takes 500 Model X reservations worth $40M, Model S sales also spike

If the prevailing opinion of a new design can be judged by initial sales, then the jury is in on the Tesla Model X. They like it. They really, really like it. From the time the electric crossover was driven out on stage at Tesla Design Studios late Thursday night/early Friday morning until Valentine's Day four days later, the company says it has received over $40 million worth of reservation love. What that means is that ...
14th August 2013
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Tesla: Model S (and X) can be parked for a year without bricking

And now the official, long-form response from Tesla Motors on the bricking issue, which can be boiled down to: plug it in, please. On the Tesla website, the company has addressed reports that up to five Tesla Roadsters have been turned into gorgeous paperweights that need a $40,000 repair because their batteries were discharged too low. The official but unattributed article (unless we're supposed to believe that 'Tesla Motors' actually wrote the piece) says that bricking ...
10th August 2013
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Tesla sells out top-of-the-line Model S Signature series

Tesla Motors has sold out of the top-of-the-line version of its Model S battery-electric luxury sedan and is taking deposits on its Model X crossover vehicle, Edmunds.com's Inside Line reports. The Model S Signature version, which starts at $92,400 and tops out at $105,400, is no longer available for pre-order on Tesla's website, Inside Line says. The company continues to take deposits on the base Model S – starting price is $57,400 – and has started ...