So Jo and I were just like, totally wrong. I guess we got our hopes a little too high, as the Tesla press conference had nothing new or exciting to share. In fact, the Tesla Model X SUV wasn’t even on hand at all. Instead, Tesla execs used the soapbox to brag about higher sales and an expanding network of Superchargers. But what about battery swapping?
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With the third battery fire in six weeks making front page news in the world of green automobiles, Tesla Motors has some ‘splainin to do. But the owner of the BBQed Tennessee Tesla Model S thinks the only explanation required is what happened that day, and why the Model S deserves praise, rather than criticism. […]
While critics were dismissive of the first fire involving a Tesla Model S, and drunken speeding was to blame for the second fire, reports of a third fire involving the electric luxury sedan have hurt Tesla’s stock value and have raised safety concerns. Does Elon have a major problem on his hands? This latest fire […]
While critics were skeptical of Daimler’s purchase of Tesla stock several years ago, the investment is paying off big time. But while Daimler and Tesla are already working together on an all-electric Mercedes B-Class, the German auto conglomerate wants to work even closer with the California-based electric car maker, hoping to compete with the popular BMW i3.
One of Elon Musk’s former underlings has joined a crowdsourced hyperloop project inspired by the Tesla Motors CEO.
Rental car agency Hertz announced that it is adding the Tesla Model S to its Dream Fleet line of vehicles. For $500 a day, and $.49 cents per-mile after the first 75 miles, you can drive the same car that all the cool Silicon Valley kids want.
Elon Musk claims that within just three years, Tesla will have an electric car capable of running on autopilot, handling 90% of driving decisions.
Plenty of Tesla owners were on hand for the Re:Fuel event at Laguna Seca, where the Model S topped the charts.
While one might not consider cold, oil-rich Norway to be an early adopter of electric vehicles, Tesla Motors knows that Norwegians love EVs. That’s why Tesla, which is starting to focus on overseas sales of the California-made Model S, has opened six Supercharger stations in the Scandinavian state. 90% of Norway now likes with 200 miles of a Tesla supercharger.
The Tesla Model S has defied even the wildest expectations, shooting Tesla Motors stock into the stratosphere and increasing the profile of Elon Musk exponentially. So now is the perfect time for Musk to embark on a great American road trip. Musk claims that during six-day road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, the Tesla Model S will spend just 9 hours charging.
Even though the Tesla Model S has been in production for just a year, things are looking mighty good for Elon Musk’s electric car company. While Tesla has a long way to go before it taps out the production capacity of the former NUMMI factory in California, executives are already sizing up overseas facilities that could eventually produce mass market EVs in Europe and Asia.
Some people will do anything to make a buck, and trademark squatting is one way to make fast and easy money. Zhan Baosheng thought he could fleece Tesla Motors for $32 million by trademarking the “Tesla” name, so rather than pay up, Tesla will simply go by another name in China; “Tuosule”, the transliteration of the Tesla name in a dialect native to Hong Kong.
Once again Elon Musk beat expectations, delivering a surprise profit to shareholders, as well as sharing a few more details on the upcoming affordable Tesla BMW 3-series fighter.
The epic rise of Tesla Motors seems almost impossible to believe. Yet just a year into production of its first original design, the Model S, Tesla Motors has managed to grab 8.4% of the U.S. luxury car market. No wonder Wall St. loves Tesla.
With over 1.3 billion people and much of the world’s manufacturing and economic power, China holds incredible buying power and a nigh-insatiable lust for luxury goods. For high-end car makers like Tesla Motors though, selling products in China is both a risky and worthwhile endeavor, and it seems like Elon’s electric automaker already has pent-up demand in the Peoples’ Republic.
Elon Musk loves to talk about Tesla Motors, and who can blame him? Musk is constantly dropping hints about his future plans. At a recent appearence at the inaugural TESLive conference, Musk teased a few more ideas for his future plans, including a Tesla Truck, a hidden valet mode, and upgrades for the original Tesla Roadster.
How does one define a performance car versus a luxury car? Surely one would not call the $110,000 Corvette ZR1 a “luxury” car despite its six-figure price tag. So it is that given a choice between the distinctions, a Tesla exec said that the EV maker is “competing base don performance”, aiming to build not just a great electric car, but a great car in general.
Elon Musk’s next ambitious project is a “hyperloop” mass transit system capable of speeds of 1,000 mph or more, and he announced via Twiiter that he’ll be posting the alpha design on August 12th, seeking improvement and input.
North Carolina and New Hampshire have taken Tesla’s side, allowing the company to open showrooms and sell cars to customers without franchised dealerships.
The New York State Automobile Dealers Association is pressuring the government to ban automobile manufacturers from registering their own stores, in order to force them to sell through third-party dealers. But a bill put before the New York State legislature died on the vine, leaving auto dealers wringing their hands.