1st September 2013
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Superchargers will only work on Model S (for now) and every future Tesla EV

There were a lot of details left out of the late-night unveiling of the Tesla Supercharger network earlier this week. Sure, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained the big picture, saying the Supercharger network is 'the answer to the three major problems holding back electric vehicles.' Those problems? Long-distance EV driving, the 'long tailpipe' argument and how much it costs to produce electricity. But how big of an impact can your fancy charging station have if ...
31st August 2013
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Is free charging for EVs actually a hindrance, long term?

The days of free public charging for electric vehicles may soon be coming to an end, despite there being a lot of it out there right now, whether solar powered or as an incentive deal when buying the EV. Plug In Car's European correspondent Laurent Masson, though, is looking ahead and is making the argument that free electricity will actually hinder growth of charging networks. Instead, he writes, utilities and charging station providers need to ...
30th August 2013
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Tesla powers up East Coast with first stops in new Supercharger network

The argument can now be made that Tesla Motors has come up with a sleeker alternative to the Amtrak lines that run along the Eastern Seaboard. The California-based electric vehicle company has installed the first East Coast fast-charging stations, allowing Model S owners to make the 450-mile trek between Boston and Washington DC without worrying about having sufficient juice. Last week, Tesla added two fast-charging stations: one in Wilmington, DE, which is about 30 miles southwest ...
26th August 2013
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Chreos EV wildly overpromises with 600-mile range, 640 hp and 10-minute charging [w/video]

Check it out: according to Silex Power, it's a force of nature,' a 'fluid form... the pinnacle of technological innovation. It's the epitome of elegance and luxury, a synopsis of the superior class... the most technologically vehicle ever conceived. It's the dawn of a new era in electric mobility – the Chreos. Yes, the Chreos boasts 640 horsepower and 4,400 Nm (about 3,245 in pound-foot) of torque. The Chreos can reach 300 kilometers per hour (about ...
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 ...
14th August 2013
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In deep with Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Financials, Falcon doors and finding faults in the Model S

Tesla Motors Elon Musk spends about half his working life – i.e., almost all of his waking hours – in his office at SpaceX in Los Angeles. The automotive CEO is, after all, also in charge of the rocket company, which means that he's thinking about a lot more than just ramping up production of the Model S. But he is thinking about that a lot, too. More than you might expect. AutoblogGreen recently got to ...
2nd August 2013
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Tesla Supercharger network to feature solar panels, battery swapping

Supplying energy for cars on the move is an important piece of the electric vehicle puzzle and in this regard Tesla Motors is taking a unique approach. At some time in the future – the company is not saying when, exactly – it plans to reveal what it calls its Supercharger network. Although the company isn't giving any details about the design of the individual stations, we expect something more than just a post with a ...
27th July 2013
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Tesla teasing Supercharger design before next week’s reveal

We know a fair number of details about the upcoming high-speed charging network for Tesla vehicles. What we don't know is what the chargers will look like. This will change Monday evening. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently Tweeted that that Supercharger unveiling will make it 'feel like alien spaceships landed at highway rest stops,' so that give us some indication of the design. We're not sure if those vertical supports in the image above are part ...
23rd July 2013
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Tesla Supercharger network goes nationwide, gets quicker [w/video]

For Model S drivers, Tesla Motors' oft-delayed Supercharger announcement was worth the wait. The electric vehicle company today explained how it will expand its network of high-speed electric vehicle charging stations across North America (and hinted that the technology will come to Europe and other areas in the future). The Supercharger roll out will take place as follows. The number of Supercharger stations will triple from eight today to 25 by the end of June, bringing ...
23rd July 2013
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At Tesla’s Party, Superchargers and Delivery Dates

Jim Motavalli Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder and chief executive. The Tesla Motors party in Manhattan on Monday night was loud and crowded with company supporters and would-be owners. The reason for the gathering was initially left mysterious, but a loud partisan cheer went up in the room when it was announced that the Model S sedan had been chosen as Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. Earlier in the month, Automobile magazine named the car ...