10th June 2013
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A closer look at Tesla Model S battery pack replacement costs

To some, a recent offer by Tesla Motors to replace batteries in its Model S all-electric sedan for under $150 per kilowatt hour reflects an extremely futuristic view of improving EV technology. To Plug In Cars, though, the offer is more a reflection of the age-old 'bird in hand' axiom. Recently, Tesla outlined the replacement costs for the Model S batteries along with warranty options. Prices range from $8,000 for a 40-kWh battery to $12,000 for ...
10th June 2013
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Hagerty Picks 10 Future Classics, Do You Agree? – Rumor Central

Picking which cars will become classics is a lot like playing the stock market: it takes a little insight and a lot of luck. Insurance company Hagerty thinks it has found ten new cars on sale today that will become sought-after classics in the future. “This year’s Hot List is comprised of vehicles from a wide variety of market segments and manufacturers, but they all share one thing in common — a certain ‘cool’ factor that ...
10th June 2013
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Tesla Motors CEO on production rate, positive cash flow and DOE loan

A new blog post by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows a bit of attitude, reacting to the way the company's stock and reputation took a bit of a hit last week (despite its supercharger announcement) after downsizing its 2012 production and resulting revenue estimates. Tesla also announced a follow on stock offering, which had some pessimists pouring themselves some long tall glasses of haterade. Elon's response? Well, he makes it clear that things are going ...
9th June 2013
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Tesla’s Elon Musk Shares Thoughts, Data Logs to Refute NY Times Model S Review

The controversy continues surrounding the recent The New York Times article written by reporter John M. Broder, who was left stranded when the Model S he was driving ran out of charge before reaching a charging station. Since then, his review has received lots of attention, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently provided his side of the ordeal and shared extensive data from the Model S driven by Broder. The controversy began when Tesla approached Broder ...
9th June 2013
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Tesla Superchargers on East Coast allow Boston to D.C. Range

The first of many expected Tesla Motors’s supercharging stations to come have officially opened on the East Coast. The highly trafficked I-95 corridor from Boston, Mass., to the nation’s capitol— Washington, D.C., is now equipped with the range-extending stations in Milford, Conn., and Wilmington, Del. The two stations will join the five supercharging stations currently along the West Coast, which have been ...
9th June 2013
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Elon Musk might start Tesla, SpaceX holding company; talks electric supercar

Elon Musk is talking about maybe forming a holding that would own stock in both of the companies he's incredibly busy with these days – Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) – basically to simplify his life. 'No actual plans under way,' he said. ' gets unwieldy to have lots of companies with me as the only connection.' The holding company may own public shares of both California-based companies. Tesla Motors went ...
8th June 2013
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Tesla Cancels Lowest-Range Version of Model S

John Moore/Getty Images A Tesla Model S on display after winning the 2013 World Green Car of the Year award at the New York Auto Show. Tesla Motors announced on Sunday that it had canceled plans to produce a 40 kilowatt-hour version of its Model S – the version that was to be the most affordable, starting at $59,900, of the company’s all-electric sedan offerings, with the smallest battery and the least amount of driving range. ...
8th June 2013
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Tesla Model X Production Pushed Back to Late 2014

Production of the Tesla Model X crossover has been pushed back from the end of this year to the end of 2014. A Tesla representative told the Los Angeles Times that the wait for the electric crossover has increased as the company focuses on filling orders for the Model S four-door, which could reach 20,000 units this year. The original Tesla Model X was supposed to go on sale early in 2014, but now deliveries will ...
8th June 2013
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Tesla Model S goes road tripping, drivers experience variety of charging methods

The Tesla Model S is on another cross country road trip. It's not being driven by a Tesla team, like last year – this time it's a long, winding tour for old friends Peter, Luba and Tina, making their way from Portland, OR, to New York. It's been a sightseeing drive – as of day six, they'd only made it to Albuquerque from Oregon and still had a couple thousand miles to cover. Thankfully, they're ...
8th June 2013
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Elon Musk to remain at Tesla for “several more years,” personally inspects Model S

Few automakers' fortunes and CEOs are as intrinsically linked as Tesla Motors and Elon Musk. The boss of the full-electric automaker can influence the stock of his company with something as simple as an outlandish statement – exactly the sort of utterance the mercurial executive is fond of making. In the latest Musk news, it appears he has no plans to change any of that, saying that he will stay with Tesla for 'several more ...