Tesla Roadster News

  • From the source linked below, the following is an excerpt from a recently published newsletter from Tesla Motors: "If you custom-order your car online, in showrooms or by phone today, you could have your car in time for Christmas." The source then speculates that Tesla Motors sales must be down, if delivery times are now much shorter, so they contacted Tesla spokeswoman Rachel Konrad to confirm.  In response, she states: "We are just over 850 deliveries. Like all major manufacturers in production (and those who keep books according to generally accepted accounting principles), we count...

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    Want $42K Off A New Tesla Roadster? Call Your Colorado Cousin

    [REVISED UPDATE, October 23: For awhile, it seemed too good to be true. The full text of Colorado House bill 09-1331, "An Act Concerning Incentives For Efficient Motor Vehicles," turns out to include a cap of $6,000 on the tax credit available for any low-emission car. The all-important phrase...

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    eWolf Unveils It's New EV Supercar Prototype

    The e2 Seems To Be Aimed Squarely At Tesla

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    Tesla Taxi? Hybrid Cab Owner Customizes Electric Roadster

    Anyone in the world who's ever seen a movie set in New York City can recognize a New York taxi. It's yellow with black graphics. So would you mistake this 2009 Tesla Roadster Sport for a taxi and hail it on the streets of Monaco? Probably not, but it's a tribute to the hacks of New York just the...

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    Panasonic Linking PC Batteries Together To Power Cars

    If Panasonic gets its way, your average laptop battery could be the electric vehicle power source of the future. The Japanese consumer electronics company announced Thursday that it has developed a method of binding standard lithium-ion batteries together (Tesla Motors style), for use in...

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    Tesla Engineering and Manufacturing Chief Resigns

    The revolving door of Tesla Motors leadership keeps turning. Today, executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing, Mike Donoughe, is calling it quits, just over a year after he started the job. Formerly employed by Chrysler, Donoughe was charged with overseeing engineering...

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    Tesla Motors wants you to know that they won't be a niche automaker for long. CEO, Elon Musk has repeatedly affirmed that he expects his electric vehicle company to compete in the mainstream market with the big boys. With a lineup consisting of two-seat sports cars costing more than $100,000, and limited to 244 miles per charge, the average American can only lust after Musk's creations. That's about to change. Tesla plans to augment their vehicle roster in a major way over the next six to seven years. Their 7-passenger Model S sport sedan is expected to debut in 2011. After a $7,500 tax...

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    Car and Driver Reports Dodge Circuit EV is Likely to Reach Production

    Reviewers have praised the 2011 concept Dodge Circuit EV.  Many have driven the prototype model and Chrysler previously announced that the vehicle would be produced, then speculation came suggesting the program was canceled especially in light of the economic issues.  However, there is now new...

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    Renew America Roadtrip Heads Out For Cross Country Trip In EV

    Back in 1998, a little known group called Renew America Roadtrip headed out on an adventure that was unheard of at the time. They drove cross country in a fully electric EV1. Their goal then was to prove that an EV could capably motor across our nation using the existing infrastructure. Well...

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    Dutch Website ZERAuto Announces EV Poll Winner DuraCar Quicc Diva, Runners Up Include Volt and Tesla Roadster

    A Dutch website that is dedicated to hybrid and electric vehicles has been conducting an online poll asking visitors to rank their top choices in the EV and hybrid categories.  The list of entrants include among other the Tesla Roadster, the Chevy Volt, the Pininfarina Blue Car, and the Think...

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    Finance Your Tesla Roadster With Bank of America

    Tesla Motors announced today that they're partnering with Bank of America to offer financing on their Roadster. This begs the following question: If you need to finance the Roadster, should you be buying one? Tesla has always been very protective of their customers' identities, but we know at least...

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    Tesla Dealership to Open in New York City July 14th

    Tesla Motors freshly infused with nearly a half billion in loan guarantees from Uncle Sam will now be expand its dealership base from the Golden State to the Big Apple. On July 14 the electric car maker will open its first dealership for a media preview in New York City.  The store will be in the...

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    Imagine a special sticker that let you use those high-occupancy vehicle lanes, zipping past stop-and-go rush hour traffic, blissfully alone in your car. If you live in California and were one of 85,000 lucky hybrid owners, you know exactly what I'm talking about. In 2005, California decided to open HOV lanes to a limited number of exceptionally low-emission vehicles, as an incentive to buyers to trade in their old cars for a Toyota Prius (any year), Honda Civic Hybrid (any year), or old Honda Insight (1999-2006). California set the number of stickers at 75,000, and the stickers were all...

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    Koenigsegg To Produce Quant Solar-Electric Supercar

    What do you get when a niche Swedish supercar company, Koenigsegg, buys the common man's Swedish car company, Saab? Apparently you get the capacity to produce electric supercars in volume. Realtid.se has reported that Koenigsegg's recent purchase of Saab was intended to give the supercar company...

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    Tesla Battle Gets Uglier: Founder Eberhard Sues CEO Elon Musk

    The 2009 Tesla Roadster is an absolute blast to drive. It will make an electric-car fan out of every single person who drives one, or even rides shotgun. The company that makes the car, however, is not such a blast. In its short 7-year life, Tesla has had many missteps, multiple CEOs, layoffs...

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    VIDEO: Attack Of The Tesla Roadsters! Owners Celebrate 500th Delivery

    Over two dozen Tesla Roadster owners hit the streets of L.A. on Saturday to recognize the San Carlos, California, based electric car company's 500th delivery. Sixty miles of driving and one Malibu barbecue later, some impressive videos of the event appeared on YouTube. This was no ordinary car...

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    $45K Coda Electric Sedan Will Beat Volt, Tesla, Etc, To Market

    The Chinese-built Coda sedan will arrive in autumn 2010--ahead of the Chevrolet Volt

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    More Details on Tesla, Daimler EV Collaboration and the Future Roadster

    Tesla Motors is collaborating with Daimler AG on two affordable EVs planned for production within the next few years. In an interview with Green Car Advisor Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed that in addition to the previously publicized Smart EV, the two companies have been working on another...

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    By all accounts, the Tesla Roadster is a stupendous drive. It's fast, it grips the road and it doesn't use a drop of gas. For all of this, the driver is treated to one retractable cup holder and one passenger. Got luggage? Forgedaboutit. This green machine is intended for two things - looking awesome and driving fast. As a result, most people with a practical bone in their bodies won't buy one. That's apparently why Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, says his next electric sportscar will come with such niceties as two rear seats, significant storage space and all-wheel drive. Musk doesn't have to look far...

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    Tesla Recalls 345 Roadsters

    It's official. Tesla is a legitimate automaker. The electric car company is recalling 345 Roadsters because of an under-torqued rear hub flange bolt, which could become loose, resulting in poor handling and a rubbing noise from the back of the vehicle. The other possible consequence of this loose...

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    Tesla's New BFF (And Savior?) Is Mercedes-Benz

    Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG announced today it would buy 10 percent of Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla. What does it all mean?

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    Tesla CEO To Refund Buyers if Company Goes Under

    Car buyers today fear the worst.  What would happen if you purchased a new vehicle from General Motors only to learn tomorrow that they declared bankruptcy and will not honor warranty claims and will not be able to provide parts to fix your vehicle?  The federal government vows that they will...

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    EV Innovations Bringing Electric Sports Cars to New York Auto Show

    Last November we reported that Sam's Club sold a non-existent sports car called the Liv Inizio by Hybrid Technologies. As it turns out, the start-up EV company (now calling itself EV Innovations) is planning to attend the New York Auto Show with two electric sports cars in tow. The first debut...

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    Tesla Motors Update: 250th Delivery: Model S Unveiling

    Last Saturday, Tesla Motors delivered vehicle number 250 to customer Dr. Rob Wilder.  Dr. Wilder fits the image of the ideal Tesla customer.  Dr. Wilder of Encinitas, California is a pioner in energy efficient and zero carbon solutions.  He is responsible  for creating the first index on wall...

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