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Based on published reports from around the world, Tesla has now crossed the 25,000 unit sales mark – approximately 10-times the total estimated 2,500 or so unit production run of its 2008-2012 Roadster. Because Tesla does not report monthly sales, we are qualifying this assertion based on sales reports that are actually estimated at 25,353 […]

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As its initial vehicle, the Roadster has been gradually rolled out into a growing number of international markets; investor confidence in Tesla Motors has steadily increased. With deliveries of its second car, the Model S luxury sedan set to begin this summer and plans on the horizon for introducing further vehicles, such as the Model […]

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Elon Musk (Photo: jdlasica) James Bond was able to mix business with pleasure, but the marital problems of Tesla Motors’ chief executive officer may very well challenge the emerging company. Elon Musk’s divorce trial could put into question his control of the company, possibly having to surrender significant shares to his wife, a fantasy novelist. […]

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The Tesla Roadster will turn any driver into an electric car acolyte. The two-seat, soft-top sports car, adapted from certain components of the Lotus Elise, will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, besting cars that cost twice its $109,000 sticker price. The recently released Sport Model, at nearly $130,000, shaves another quarter-second or […]

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Critics argue that Tesla’s request to use taxpayer money to help a company making cars for wealthy patrons is elitist and wrong. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is drawing fire over his request for a $350 million loan from the federal government. Although the company receives widespread support for its leadership role in the burgeoning […]

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We’re probably showing our age when we remember Fernwood 2 Night, the 1977 mock talk-show spinoff of classic 1970s comedy series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. But it wasn’t until we found one of the old clips that we realized: Good lord, the show’s writers anticipated the Tesla Roadster battery by at least 30 years! The […]

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Elon Musk Last week, Tesla Motors acknowledged that it is losing money, struggling financially, laying off employees, and closing its Detroit-area office. At this point, fewer than 50 vehicles have been delivered to customers—and those were delayed by nearly a year after a series of key technical problems. It’s unknown how long it will take […]

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In a surprising switch, Tesla Motors has announced it will build its next electric car model in its home state of California, lured by millions of dollars in state incentives. The start-up carmaker—a darling of the green tech movement—will now need to deliver on its promises, something that it has found difficult during its short […]

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The buzz around electric sports-car-maker Tesla Motors is sparking something akin to what happened in California 150 years ago—this time the rush is toward plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles. Tesla’s headline-grabbing all-electric Roadster, which has garnered orders and investments from the likes of the Governator and the Google guys, has inspired a rush of companies […]

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Tesla Motors may be the darling of the “take no prisoners” electric vehicle world, but the company is reportedly planning to utilize a more mainstream gas-electric hybrid powertrain in its upcoming Whitestar sedan. According to various reports, there will be two versions of the car: One will run on batteries alone, while the other will […]

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