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While more eyes may have been on Tesla’s just making its 50,000-52,000 global 2015 sales target, even if it had fallen well short, last year the Model S significantly outsold every other plug-in electrified vehicle in the world. With its 50,366 sales for the calendar year, the luxury performance S model was the number-one best […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for the general passenger vehicle market in December continued at a high level and were up 9 percent from a year ago, although […]

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Defying all bearish predictions, Tesla Motors exceeded delivery goals for the final quarter of 2015 and for the total year. At the end of the third quarter Tesla estimated Q4 deliveries of 16,820 units. Actual deliveries were 17,400 units. On a yearly basis Tesla had estimated a 50,000-52,000 total deliveries. Actual deliveries were 50,580 units. […]

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A unique video posted last week shows the Model X at various stages of production at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant. Provided by the president of French-language publication Guide de l’Auto, the rare imagery shows a thoroughly modern robotic plant, and workers going about their business. The brief speaking portions in the beginning and words on […]

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We saw in a previous article that Tesla and General Motors use glycol liquid cooling to shed battery heat, and ended by saying there was room for improvement. Why? Better cooling will be needed as electric cars go to higher charging rates. These liquid cooled systems do now work OK during charging and vehicle operation, […]

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Both General Motors and Tesla Motors are firm believers in active liquid-cooling and incorporate Thermal Management System (TMS) in their electric cars. It could be argued that a Chevy Volt’s or Model S’ TMS is equally as important as the battery cell chemistry because the battery cell life depends on it. As automakers introduce higher […]

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Last month Tesla delivered in the U.S. an estimated 3,100 of its Model S and among alternative energy cars only the Toyota Prius sold more. The popular Prius saw a healthy 8,287 sales, but other than Toyota’s usually high-flying performer, no plug-in or regular hybrid surpassed Tesla’s luxury performance electric car. Sales are estimated for […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for November continued at an extremely high level and were up slightly from a year ago, although there were two fewer selling days […]

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Imagine a major automotive company hiding an optional feature because it does not want buyers to choose it. That, by its own admission, is exactly what Tesla has done for buyers now invited to privately configure their Model X which comes standard with a 48-amp on-board single charger (OBC) which restricts charge times compared to […]

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If Tesla wants to sell 52,000, or even just 50,000 cars this year, it has its work cut out for it for November and December. In order to reach 50,000-52,000 sales as projected in its third-quarter shareholders’ letter, the automaker must sell more-than double the units during November and December that it has averaged per […]

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