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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Sales of the Nissan Leaf have picked up steam after a price cut earlier this year, but executives are still looking to move consumers en masse into electric vehicles. Taking a page from Tesla’s playbook, a Nissan executive hinted that a Leaf with different battery size options could be in the pipeline of future products. […]
Remember when Elon Musk said there would “definitely” not be any recall on the Tesla Model S despite a trio of high-profile fires? Well the all-electric automaker is now under investigation by the NHTSA, and the Federal agency has flat-out denied Tesla’s claim that it requested the investigation itself.
Three fires and countless news stories later, the Tesla Model S is under a magnifying glass for what might be a design flaw, or might be much ado about nothing. Elon Musk is standing by his baby though, saying “there’s definitely not going to be a recall” for the Model S. He’d better hope he […]
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. […]
The unparalleled success of the Tesla Model S sedan has eaten up the world’s supply of lithium-ion laptop batteries, causing the electric automaker to sign a $7 billion agreement with Panasonic for even more battery packs. But Tesla could end up building the world’s largest battery factory, with the same output as all the rest of the world’s battery producers combined.
Tesla Motors is one hot commodity these days, and the electric automaker is single-handedly gobbling up every laptop battery on the planet. With its plans to grow only larger and larger, Tesla is going to need a lot of batteries, leading to a $7 billion battery deal with Panasonic that expands the original 2011 deal by another four years.
With production of the Tesla Model S set to exceed 20,000 units in its first year, analysts are now looking forward to the next fiscal year. Many are bullish that Tesla can meet its 40,000 unit production capacity with ease, which raises a worrying issue; a shortage of laptop battery cells.
How long do electric car batteries last? It’s a common enough question, and one that really hasn’t had an answer … until recently, that is. Plug In America did a survey of several owners of Tesla’s Roadster and got some surprisingly good results!
Electric vehicles present a unique challenge to emergency first responders, many of whom have never had to deal with an EV in a life-or-death situation before. So it is important that these brave men and women are properly trained in the handling of these new-fangled electric vehicles. Tesla Motors graciously donated a Model S sedan to help demonstrate the proper method of tearing their car open like a tin car.
Would you buy an electric car if you didn’t know the price of a replacement battery? What if you knew what the price would be – maybe – in about 8 years? Those are some of the questions electric car-maker Tesla is hoping will get lots of “yes” answers. Tesla is offering replacement battery packs […]