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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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 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, ...
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 ...
5th September 2013
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Wheelies: The F1 Golf Cart Edition

Wheelies: The F1 Golf Cart Edition

Renault The Twizy Renault Sport F1 mixes diminutive electric car with a Formula 1-style KERS boost. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • What do you get when you cross a diminutive electric city car and a Formula 1 racer? The Twizy Renault Sport F1, apparently. It’s an exercise in boldness, superimposing Formula 2 wheels, a Formula-style steering wheel and a racy front splitter onto a platform that looks more likely ...
5th September 2013
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A123 May Have a Solved the No. 1 Problem with Lithium-Ion Car Batteries

One of the largest – if not the largest – problems with electric cars becoming a complete reality is the limitation of the lithium-ion battery. One issue is the fact that they are extremely susceptible to extreme heat and cold. Both ends of the temperature spectrum ...
5th September 2013
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Wheelies: The Charged Argument Edition

Noah Berger/Reuters Elon Musk, at the Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, Calif., in June. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Under scrutiny for bypassing a traditional, dealership-oriented retail model in favor of manufacturer-owned stores, Elon Musk, chairman of Tesla Motors, defended his company’s strategy in a blog post on Monday. Mr. Musk said Tesla products would be undermined in the setting of a traditional dealership, where a salesperson would be unable ...
4th September 2013

2012 Tesla Model X Concept

2012 Tesla Model X Concept

The long-awaited revelation of the Tesla Model X has finally arrived. And we gotta admit, the hype and all that wait was definitely worth it.As the third model of Tesla’s company automotive portfolio, the Model X Crossover carries the same design architecture of the Model S. As expected, the front end of the Model X is similar to the Model S while the sloping roofline exudes an aura of coupe-like aggressiveness and downright awesomeness. We ...
4th September 2013
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New Tesla Model S battery pack warranty sets new benchmark for EVs

Tesla Motors has raised the bar for electric vehicles by now offering an eight-year unlimited mileage warranty for the battery pack in the Model S sedan. The warranty includes eight years unlimited mileage for the Model S’s 85 kwh battery pack and eight years or 125,000 miles for the 60kwh pack (whichever comes first), as reported by the Detroit Free Press.  “We don’t think anybody could put enough miles on to kill the (85 kwh) pack. That ...
4th September 2013
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Wheelies: The Electro-Caddy Edition

Wheelies: The Electro-Caddy Edition

Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors Simona De Silvestro, a Team Chevy IndyCar driver, with the first 2014 Cadillac ELR pre-production vehicle to come off the assembly line. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Simona De Silvestro, one of Team Chevy’s IndyCar drivers, got some seat time in the all-new plug-in hybrid-electric Cadillac ELR this week in Michigan. General Motors said the ELR that Ms. De Silvestro introduced was the first to ...
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