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UPDATE: Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Now Open

UPDATE: Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Now Open

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing solar-generated electricity at those sites, Superchargers thus far have drawn on electricity from the conventional power... read more

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Strange Bedfellows: Consumer Groups, Koch Brothers Unite To Back Tesla Stores

War makes strange bedfellows. Over the past decade, the Koch Brothers have become a major political force, funneling money from their family company into organizations that... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015  [photo: Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Spending: So Far, $50 Million-Plus--And Much More To Come

Just outside Reno, Nevada, work on Tesla Motors' massive lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" continues. The plant meant to supply large quantities of battery cells for future... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, upstate New York to southern California  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Battery Life: How Much Range Loss For Electric Car Over Time?

One of the things electric-car owners worry about is long-term battery degradation. It’s a well-established fact that lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity as... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker's very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday's 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for... read more February 13, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype photographed on test, California, Feb 2015. Photo by Simerjit Dhaliwal.

Tesla Model X Photographed Undisguised In Road Testing

Leave it to the Tesla owners, fans, and advocates at the Tesla Motors Club forum to find the so-far hidden evidence of a Tesla Model X test cars under development. These... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Vs Franchised Car Dealers In Texas, Arizona: Battles Continue

The battle between Tesla Motors and car-dealer groups has flared up again on two familiar fronts. Both Texas and Arizona have seen skirmishes before between Tesla and groups... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D

Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap

Why Tesla Model X Electric SUV Is Late: Range, Towing, 'Falcon Doors'

Electric-car fans and Tesla owners alike are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Tesla Model X electric SUV, now scheduled to go into production roughly six months from now... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Frame from 'Benefits of Price Competition' video, by National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)

New NADA Chairman Will Continue Anti-Tesla 'Get The Facts' Campaign

Last June, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a publicity campaign to convince car buyers why it's in their own best interests that dealers make it illegal... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Consumer Reports Rates Tesla Service Tops Among Carmakers

The Tesla Model S electric car has received plenty of praise from Consumer Reports, and now Tesla's repair service turns out to get high marks too. The Silicon Valley... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla P85D Highlights Why EPA Range Ratings Are Inconsistent & Confusing For Electric Cars

There’s been a lot of confusion recently about the official EPA-certified ranges of certain electric cars. That all-important number goes on the window sticker, and is... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors battery-swapping station at Harris Ranch, California, Dec 2014  [photo: Teslarati.com]

About That (One) Tesla Battery Swapping Station: An Update

Eighteen months ago, in the kind of flashy, highly-publicized event it's so good at, Tesla Motors said it would launch battery swapping for its Model S electric car. CEO Elon... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X in camouflage being tested at former Alameda Naval Air Station  [video: Juan del Real]

Tesla Model X Caught On Video In Acceleration, Cornering Tests

Thank heavens for the Interwebs, which have now surfaced a video of a Tesla Model X electric SUV being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's just over 60 seconds of... read more January 30, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door Sedan To Be Electric Only: Rumor

It's pretty clear by now that the German luxury automakers, at first startled and shocked by the all-electric Tesla Model S, plan to fight back. But the latest report out of... read more January 30, 2015 by 


 

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