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Tesla is an American company operating on American soil, manufacturing and exporting American cars built by Americans. See a theme there? And in keeping with that, the company stylized a Model S in camouflaged colors with patriotic military insignias for Veterans Day today, as it wages an ongoing campaign for the hearts and minds of […]

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The many thousands of reservation holders for Tesla’s Model X had rumors and an analyst’s conjecture confirmed yesterday as production will be delayed until the third quarter of 2015. In 2012 we reported Tesla would begin deliveries the end of 2013, but then in March 2013 when Tesla repaid its $465 million loan early it […]

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As Tesla continues making inroads into the European marketplace, it can now tell prospective customers its car is one of the few that is 5-Star rated in the U.S. and EU. Achieving the top ranking for both the U.S. and European NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) is tougher as the Europeans and Americans have different […]

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In advance of Tesla’s planned third-quarter earnings report next month, CEO Elon Musk disclosed global Model S sales in September were a record high, and North American sales are up 65 percent year over year. The data was provided by the briefest of disclosures: a tweet, and it’s been a favorite form of communication before […]

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Tesla announced it’s now offering U.S. lease prices on Model S at up to 25 percent less, and these come with a 90-day “happiness guaranty” to let customers return the car if not satisfied. The automaker that is known for zigging when everyone else zags says its low lease rate is thanks to US Bank […]

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Is $71,070 a bit steep but you really want a Model S? If a Tesla certified pre owned (CPO) program goes to plan, the company will have clean, second-hand Model S sedans along the lines of what other luxury car brands now offer. In an Automotive News article, Tesla head Elon Musk said it is […]

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Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

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Is Tesla heading towards overcapacity with its Gigafactory? Some researchers seem to think so. Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory plan is to build a new 35 gigawatt-hour lithium-ion cell production facility for electric vehicles. The exact location of this factory is still being debated. Researchers from Lux Research said that this Gigafactory will bring only a modest […]

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Tesla opened new UK Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham on August 12. The American EV company declared this is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK and charge for free, for life. The first new Supercharging site is located at Hyatt Regency London […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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