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Last Christmas, Tesla gave Roadster owners an extra gift when CEO Elon Musk announced that an upgraded package will soon be available. Almost four months went by with no word, until one owner reached out to Musk for more details. Using his standard platform for news updates – Twitter – Musk said recently that the […]

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Tesla Motors won a waiver for its all-electric Roadster on Monday from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators. NHTSA recognized that Tesla might be forced to cancel all pending projects and go out of business, if the California electric vehicle company was required to meet federal air bag standards. Tesla’s $43 million operating losses […]

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For its Roadster upgrade package, Tesla will reportedly use LG Chem as a supplier. This is according to Seeking Alpha which in a brief report stated this and little else. Tesla has relied on Panasonic 18650 cells for the Model S, and Seeking Alpha does add the LG deal could give Tesla leverage in dealing […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

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Tesla is releasing a new upgrade package for its Roadster that will almost double the car’s range. The company announced today that the Roadster 3.0 package will include a new lithium-ion battery in the same dimensions as existing but 31-percent more efficient and with roughly 70 kilowatt-hours capacity. The 3.0 package also includes more effective […]

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We’ve heard before that Tesla wants to revive a range-topping sports car that will have no excuses against the world’s supercars, and recently company VP George Blankenship reiterated the company’s aspirations. Tesla is still rolling out the Model S sedan in the U.S. and soon it will be in Europe as well. It has a […]

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Tesla Motors is in talks with LG Chem, Samsung SDI, and SK Innovation about battery sourcing for its Model 3 and to diversify beyond Panasonic. Japan’s Panasonic has been the exclusive battery partner with Tesla. Tesla is talking to Korean battery makers LG Chem, Samsung SDI, and SK Innovation to diversify its battery-sourcing channels beyond […]

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Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never […]

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BMW has put out official word on the next i-Series model it will be rolling out, a roadster convertible built on the i8 for a 2018 launch. Harald Kruger, chairman of the board of management at BMW AG, confirmed during a press conference in Munich this week in Munich that the i8 roadster has been […]

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As promised, tonight Tesla Motors revealed its Model 3 at its Hawthorne Design Studio in Los Angeles. In fact three of the sleek Model 3 sedans with rounded roofs and myriad other design elements reminiscent of the Model S and Model X were symbolically driven on stage. The car is to start at $35,000 said […]

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