Tesla Roadster News

After Model X, Tesla To Sell Cheaper Electric; 2015 Roadster To Follow

After Model X, Tesla To Sell Cheaper Electric; 2015 Roadster To Follow

Tesla is a company charting a very logical path to its future. While some may call the electric-car builder’s plans ambitious, each model is carefully orchestrated to build on the success of the model preceding it. Tesla’s now-familiar Roadster helped create the company’s identity... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Updates Roadster For 2012. There’s Just One Catch...

When the Sexy Tesla Roadster blasted into the automotive world five years ago, we all knew that California-based Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] was only planning to build a few... read more January 11, 2012 by  0

2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Last Tesla Roadster Built By Lotus, All Eyes Toward Model S

All good things must come to an end, and it's the same with the first modern electric car, the already legendary Tesla Roadster. It's long been known that Lotus Cars would... read more December 27, 2011 by  6

Santa In A Tesla Roadster

Santa Wants You To Drive A Tesla Roadster This Christmas

Still looking for a holiday gift for an electric car enthusiast who hasn’t yet experienced the sheer thrill of an accelerating electric sports car? If you live in... read more December 20, 2011 by  0

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Tesla Roadster Owners Soon To Get iPhone App Thanks To Tech-Savvy Fans

Nearly every electric car on the market today comes with technology that enables you to remotely start its charging cycle, pre-cool the cabin, or check its state of charge... read more December 5, 2011 by  1

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Confirms Rapid-Charging Corridor Between LA And SF

The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sedan isn’t due to roll off the production lines for another 8 months, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants the world to know that the... read more November 7, 2011 by  18

National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

National Plug-In Day: Roundup Report Of Electric-Car Events

National Plug-In Day on Sunday, October 16, was a success by any measure. Organized as a nationwide call to action in many U.S. cities by Plug-In America, the Sierra Club... read more October 27, 2011 by  10

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Cars A Failure? Ha! They've Driven 35 Million Miles

If you read only certain subsections of the "news," you might be forgiven for thinking that plug-in electric cars have been a sales disaster. They haven't. The Tesla... read more October 27, 2011 by  12

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Tesla: We’re Making a New 2015 Roadster, Plus 3-Series Beaters

Tesla’s first electric car, the 2007-2011 Roadster, may have ceased production after its planned 2,500 (ish) car production run, but the Tesla Roadster will live on in... read more October 27, 2011 by  13

Tesla versus Top Gear

Tesla Losing Libel Case With Top Gear In UK High Court

A Tesla Roadster may not have really whirred to a halt in the 2008 episode of Top Gear - since at the center of a long, drawn out legal battle - but the maker's court case... read more October 19, 2011 by  7

Filling up the Mini E at the gas station; photo, Michael Thwaite

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

We’re just back from vacation in the U.K., where we witnessed third-hand--through the eyes of the British media--the carnage and horrors that were about to befall the... read more September 6, 2011 by  9

Shelby GT500KR Golf Cart

Dear Floridians: Golf Carts Are NOT Electric Cars

Electric car enthusiasts have struggled for years with "golf cart" jibes and only recently with cars like the 2011 Tesla Roadster and 2012 Nissan Leaf has the "ugly and slow"... read more August 25, 2011 by  9

Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Got An Electric Car? How About Pre-Paying For Its Next Battery Pack?

We’ve all heard the shock stories -- generally from media outlets which haven’t fully researched the topic -- saying that the battery pack in your electric car... read more August 19, 2011 by  8

2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept

Electric Supercars: The New Breed Of Fast And Sexy

Forget the Jaguar C-X75 or BMW i8 range-extenders. When it comes to the greenest supercars around, pure-electric drivetrains are a must. Whether its single motors, dual... read more August 18, 2011 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf

Green Car People: Who Buys Electric And Plug-In Vehicles?

Once upon a time, people who bought (or built) electric vehicles were often science-minded, forward-thinking, eco-conscious drivers who sometimes had a hippie past. Times... read more August 15, 2011 by  14

Tesla all-electric Model S sedan and Roadster sports car shown together on video

Secret Tesla Video? Model S Sedan, Roadster Shown On The Road Together

Tesla Motors has now released a few videos (here and here) of the all-electric 2012 Model S sports sedan it plans to launch next year. But we haven't yet seen one showing the... read more August 12, 2011 by  9


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