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There was a time when electric vehicles were considered slow and boring. Apparently, things can change in just five years, because now, some electric vehicles are straight ludicrous when it comes to straight-line acceleration. Tesla has added a “ludicrous mode” for its Model S that gives the sedan the capability of going 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, which […]

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“For the future to be good, we need electric transport,” said Elon Musk just nine hours ago, “solar power, and (of course) …” To find out the rest of the incomplete sentence tweeted by the billionaire with 2.01 million Twitter followers, you will have to wait until tomorrow when an announcement is made at Tesla’s […]

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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. Like January, February is difficult to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a modest sales month because automakers sought in December to bring consumers […]

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For electric vehicles, the cost of replacing a worn-out battery can be quite significant. When weighing this into the decision to buy one – such as a Tesla Model S – two key questions arise: how long is the battery’s lifespan, and how much will it cost to replace? Launched in a slow roll-out June […]

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Tesla sales in China last month were far below targeted numbers, and an internal email indicates that CEO Elon Musk is ready to fire managers to fix the problems. In a recent webcast, however, Musk said issues in China are overblown and he expects strong sales to return by the end of 2015. The latest […]

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A Tesla Model S tested under varying winter conditions was found to use approximately 40-percent more energy according to a Tesla owner’s written report. The information documented by Rob M., an engineer, is posted at Teslarati.com. Even though this website is geared towards Tesla owners and enthusiasts, reviews and articles appear balanced without expressing obvious […]

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A new interior upgrade for the Tesla Model S gives consumers the option of replacing the rear bench seat with two executive-style seats. The $2,000 option adds a set of seats that are leather-wrapped and heated, with a center console in between. Included in the price is the $750 subzero weather package, mounting defrosters on […]

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Tesla Motors’ stock price hit a six-month low on Tuesday in spite of the company’s recent accomplishments. The TSLA symbol on NASDAQ traded for as low as $195, inching up slightly to $198 by the end of the day. This was the first time since June that Tesla dipped below $200 per share, and the […]

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You can’t coach patience – or tolerance for a bucket seat full of inane questions. And if you’re going to be a Tesla Model S “co-pilot” – the all-electric carmaker’s clever name for the salesperson escorting interested prospects on a 20-30 minute test drive – you need a great deal of both. That’s one of […]

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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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