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By Eric Loveday ·
April 11, 2012

Video: Tesla Tests Model S in Snow and Sub-Zero Temperatures

This past winter, Tesla Motors took its Model S to Baudette, Minnesota to tests its ability to cope with snow and sub-zero temperature. How did the Model S perform? Well, you can check out Tesla's newly released video to see if the Model S passed its extreme conditions test.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
March 07, 2012

Carlos Ghosn, the Undisputed Electric Car Leader in Geneva

There was only one new electric car in Geneva this year. Some had expected an electric version of the wonderful new Mercedes A-Class, but it wasn't there. Nor was the plug-in hybrid version of the new Mitsubishi Outlander. There was only a mock-up of its drivetrain next to the standard diesel version. It will be introduced later this year in the Japanese market, before being available globally in 2013.

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By Eric Loveday ·
February 22, 2012

How Much Will Electric Vehicle Buyers Pay for Additional Range?

Range costs money, right? Now, with the looming launch of the Tesla Model S and its numerous range variations, Tesla is truly putting a price tag on range and basically asking buyers "How much are you willing to spend?" Is $10,000 too much for 70 miles of additional range? Is $20,000 acceptable for 140 miles of added range?

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By Brad Berman ·
January 31, 2012

Tesla Video: Model S Will Be Best Sedan on the Planet

In a new promotional video released today by Tesla Motors, the company confirms that it will introduce the Model S electric sedan in 2012. Moreover, Tesla executives set the highest possible level of expectation by reiterating its claim that the Model S will be, “the best sedan on the planet.”

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By Eric Loveday ·
January 13, 2012

Poll: Tesla Model S Buyers Willing To Spend Big for Extra Range

According to a poll of potential buyers at TeslaMotorsClub.com, more than 51 percent will opt for the version of the 2012 Tesla Model S with an 85 kilowatt-hour battery pack. This version boasts a driving range of 300 miles, and can carry a price tag exceeding $92,000. In contrast, only 16 percent would opt for the least expensive 40-kWh version of the Model S.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 27, 2011

Misreading Tesla’s Stock Price, and Future of Electric Cars

As 2011 closes, electric car fans are wondering if the momentum established this past year can build into a breakthrough year for EVs in 2012. The signs are positive, with a dozen or more new plug-in models for consumers to consider in the next 12 months. But at least one indicator—namely the assessment of Tesla Motors by Wall Street—suggests that the expansion of exciting new electric car offerings might not mean wide popular acceptance of EVs in the coming year.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
November 01, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Elon Musk Shows Cool Confidence About Tesla's Future

Tesla faces challenges as it transitions from the exclusive Roadster to the wider-appeal Model S sedan (with maybe 320 miles of range). But Musk says building drivetrains for other companies will carry it through.

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By Eric Loveday ·
October 31, 2011

Tesla's Elon Musk Named Innovator of the Year by WSJ

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of electric automaker Tesla Motors (and SpaceX) received the Wall Street Journal Magazine's first-ever Innovator of the Year Award in Technology. The oft-outspoken and sometimes over-the-top Musk is largely responsible for bringing ground- breaking electric vehicles to market. Musk describes the upcoming Model S not only as the finest electric automobile to ever hit the streets, but as the "best car of any kind," regardless of means of propulsion.

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By Brad Berman ·
October 03, 2011

Few New Details Emerge from Customer Event about Tesla Model S

Last weekend, Tesla held an event for customers who preordered its upcoming $57,400 Model S sedan. The event was designed to accelerate buzz for the vehicle, which is about two years away from production. According to Reuters, the main message from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk was to ask the crowd to start talking up the car. Customers were not given the opportunity to drive, but the ride from passenger seats was described as very quiet and refined. Beyond the promotion, what concrete items did we learn about Tesla’s second model?

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By Jim Motavalli ·
April 28, 2011

Battery Swapping: Tesla’s Plan Includes Getting the Old Pack Back

One hundred miles. That’s the range of most electric cars, and if you want to go further, take the gas guzzler. But there’s a controversial alternative that can turn range anxiety vehicles into range champs: battery switching. That approach came under discussion last week at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Revenge of the Electric Car.

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