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 ...
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 ...
3rd August 2013
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A Detour on the Road to an Electric Future

John M. Broder/The New York Times The Tesla Model S at Norwich Public Utilities in Connecticut. When I embarked on a test of Tesla’s new East Coast electric vehicle charging network, I did not expect to become a rate-paying customer of Norwich Public Utilities, a small municipal electric provider in Norwich, Conn. But my Tesla Model S was running dangerously low on juice and I needed a quick fill-up to make it to the Tesla ...
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 ...
2nd August 2013
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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #335 LIVE!

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #335 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #335 Porsche Macan to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show Rolls-Royce SUV? Tesla expands Supercharger ...
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 ...
2nd July 2013
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Tesla says Model S can recharge in an hour, given the right equipment (a Supercharger)

Get this: the recharge time in the humongous Tesla Model S battery pack – yes, the 300-mile version – could be as short as an hour. That is, if you happen to have one of Tesla's Supercharger stations handy. At the big Model S launch event Friday, Tesla chief technology officer J.B. Straubel told Automotive News that the upcoming 90-kW 440-volt Superchargers will be able to recharge a top-of-the-line, 300-mile-range car in an hour. Say what ...
24th June 2013
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The Charges Are Flying Over a Test of Tesla’s Charging Network

John M. Broder/The New York Times A test by The New York Times of Tesla’s East Coast Superchargers has stirred debate. The account in Sunday’s Automobiles section of The Times detailing my troubled East Coast road trip in a Tesla Model S sedan has generated quite a lot of commentary on the Internet, on Twitter and in the news media. Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, issued several tweets and was interviewed on CNBC Monday ...
20th June 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 ...