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Tesla Motors may be setting up a manufacturing plant in Shanghai to serve the China market. An unnamed source has told Bloomberg that Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Tesla that will lead to a $9 billion factory investment in the area. Tesla and Jinqiao Group will […]

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Tesla Motors may be approaching a 100,000 cars per year production target through reaching a steady 2,000 cars per week level, based on off-the-record comments. According to an article published yesterday in Electrek, that information was revealed by a Tesla product specialist who mentioned the 2,000-cars-built-per-week number to Tesla owners at a “Tesla Weekend Social” […]

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Elon Musk’s bold statement that Tesla Motors will produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year by 2018 has been called into question by several sources close to the issues. According to a Reuters report citing analysts and supplier executives who asked not to be identified, Tesla’s ambitious plan calling for moving up high-volume Model 3 production […]

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The city of Fremont, Calif., home to Tesla Motors’ factory plant, is adding more charging stations to accommodate its growing number of electric vehicle drivers. Two new dual-port DC fast charger stations and six Level 2 dual-port charging stations have been installed in Fremont. The fast chargers came through a collaboration between the City of […]

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Tesla plans to double its production in Europe, opening a larger assembly plant in the Netherlands complete with an indoor test track. “We outgrew our last facility in Tilburg very quickly,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the plant’s grand opening in late September. “I suspect with everything that’s going to happen in the future, […]

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Tesla Motors has taken the automotive world by storm over the past year, with much positive news, but there has been a bit of wiggle room built in to its plans as the Fremont, Calif. based automaker finds its way. Under the to-be-determined file, this month Tesla registered the name “Model E” with the U.S. […]

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Before a Tesla Model S is released to its awaiting buyer, the car must undergo a virtual gauntlet of tests for five hours to ensure it meets the company’s quality control standards. The car is test driven under strenuous conditions, immersed in a hurricane of a water shower, and must have 101 boxes positively marked […]

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“This Tesla factory is the future of the USA and the world,” say Tesla Motors’ VP of Manufacturing, Gilbert Passin of the company’s highly automated assembly plant. At present, the facility in Fremont Calif. takes about 3-5 days to turn out a completed Model S from raw materials of aluminum, electric driveline components, the interior, […]

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