Tesla Roadster News

  • Tesla Motors will be showcasing a major milestone in their production history at the North American International Auto Show.  Tesla Roadster VIN 1,000 will be making it's debut at Cobo Hall, signifying Tesla Motors' impressive feat of producing / selling 1,000 highway capable electric vehicles worldwide.  Tesla Motors' tumultuous efforts were some of the most publicized corporate affairs in recent memory, but those memories are now history, as Tesla Motors achieved profitability and expanded their sales / service locations around the world. Tesla Motors now looks towards the future, also...

  • Audi R8 e-Tron Los Angeles 2009
    Audi E-tron Torque Numbers Recalculated, New Output 501.5 lb.-ft

    Previous reports of the highly anticipated Audi E-tron electric vehicle have definitely raised some questions about the claimed torque rating of 3,319 lb-ft.  Though the number is a true calculation, it does not follow industry standards for torque ratings.  Adjusted to industry standards, the...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
    Your Dream of Driving a Tesla Roadster Sport Could Become a Reality

    To many, the chance to drive a Tesla Roadster Sport may only be a dream.  Its high price and lack of usefulness as your primary, only car may put it out of reach to us ordinary folk.  Dreaming about driving a Tesla Roadster and having the unique chance to actually pilot one are two entirely...

  • Tesla Roadster road-trip map from Los Angeles to Detroit, Dec 2009-Jan 2010
    All-Electric Roadtrip From LA to Detroit? No Problem, Says Tesla

    As we've noted elsewhere, we write a lot about Tesla. We certainly give them more ink...errr, electrons?...than their share of the sports car market, since they're just delivered their 900th Roadster. Not that they're not wildly fun to drive, mind you. But despite early engineering difficulties...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - test drive contest at High Gear Media
    Want To Drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? Enter Our Writing Contest!

    We tested a 2009 Tesla Roadster last spring. Without a doubt, it's one of the most fun and breathtaking performance cars around. And the new-for-2010 Roadster Sport model is even quicker. Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, anyone? Now you too can have your very own chance to drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster...

  • Capstone Turbine CMT-380 concept car
    Electric Supercar Concept Uses Small Turbine Engine To Boost Range

    We're gearing up for the Los Angeles Auto Show here at GreenCarReports, and the press releases are flying across the desk. Most of them don't apply to green car buyers and fans, but here's one worth watching. At the show, Capstone Turbine Corp. will unveil its CMT-380 concept, an extended-range...

  • 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom

    We almost never mention the 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom here on GreenCarReports.com. That's because--at three tons, with 453 horsepower from its 6.7-liter V-12 engine, and an EPA rating of 13 mpg city / 19 mpg highway--it's [ahem] just not that green. Well, Rolls-Royce is looking ahead. Not only into a new century of carbon limits and cities that allow only zero-emission vehicles, but also, in the nearer term, to the 2012 London Olympics. And the latest rumor out of London is that the carmaker that calls itself "the Standard of the World"  will make a small number of all-electric Phantom luxury...

  • The ECOS Harbinger
    Introducing The ECOS Harbinger-An Electric Supercar For Under $90,000

    ECOS is known for the electric retrofitting of old Volkswagens -  for around $12,500, you can have your  Beetle converted into highway capable electric commuter. But capitalizing on the availability of off-the-shelf componentry and the relative simplicity of EV powertrains,  ECOS is hoping to...

  • New Li-Ni Battery In An Energy Density Comparison
    New Nickel-Lithium Battery Has Ultra-High Energy Density

    Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have succeeded in making the world’s first Ni-Li battery, a formulation that holds more than 3.5 times the energy of Li-ion batteries and doesn’t run the risk of catching fire. By including a...

  • Tesla Roadster Taxi
    Tesla Roadster Channels Taxi Cab In France

    If you own a car as unique as the Tesla Roadster, why not advertise your business with it? That's what one Monaco resident did with this electric sports car clad in the standard issue yellow and black. The owner, who runs a New York City cab company which uses mostly hybrid vehicles, recently put...

  • Tesla Roadster Eco Challenge
    Tesla Roadster Sets New World Record With 313 Mile Journey

    The Global Green Car Challenge took place this week in Australia.  Participants in numerous categories faced off for supremacy.  One vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, set a new world record in the battery powered production vehicle class. Driver Simon Hackett and co-driver Emilis Prelgauskas set out...

  • Totaled Tesla Roadster
    Tesla Roadster, Toyota Prius, VW Touareg Crash in Denmark

      Here's a frightening scene from the streets of Denmark submitted to Autopia by reader, Lars H. A Tesla Roadster was involved in a three-way crash with a Volkswagen Touareg and a Toyota Prius earlier this week. Apparently the Roadster was stopped behind the Touareg when the Prius rear-ended the...

  • 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...

  • 2009 Tesla Roadster
    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...

  • Rendering Of The eWolf e2
    eWolf Unveils It's New EV Supercar Prototype

    The e2 Seems To Be Aimed Squarely At Tesla

  • Tesla Roadster Sport taxi, from LeBlogAuto
    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...

  • Panasonic Lithium-Ion Batteries
    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...

  • Mike Donoughe
    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...

  • Tesla logo

    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...

  • Tesla Roadster With Custom Interior and Audio Upgrades

    If you happen to own, or plan to own, a Tesla Roadster and feel the interior is a bit too bland, boring, and not sporty enough, well I present you with this gorgeous Roadster with a custom interior done up by Al & Eds Autosound of West Hollywood, CA. The owner of this particular Roadster wasn't...

  • Dodge Circuit EV
    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...

  • RAR White Tesla Roadster
    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...

  • DuraCar Quicc Diva
    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...

  • Tesla Roadster NYC
    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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