Archive for the ‘Tesla Motors Updates’ Category

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A Smart Choice Just Became a No-Brainer: Introducing Tesla Motors Leasing

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

At Tesla we believe that the future of the automobile is electric. The revolutionary Roadster is a first great step in that direction. We took an uncompromised approach to designing and building the Roadster to show that an electric car could surpass gas-powered cars in design, performance, durability, and plain driving fun. Many Roadster owners [...]

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Doug, Brian, and Andrew

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Doug Bourn

Brian Finn

Andrew Ingram

 
Tesla employees Doug Bourn, Brian Finn and Andrew Ingram died in yesterday’s plane crash in East Palo Alto. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with their families. Tesla is a small, tightly-knit company and this is a tragic loss for us.
Doug Bourn, 56, was a senior electrical engineer and a five-year employee [...]

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How to Sell an Electric Car

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Michael Thwaite is a petrol-head who became a volt-head after seeing “Who Killed the Electric Car?” He’s not sure he’ll ever go back.

As time goes on, I’m surprised by the growing public awareness of the Roadster; when mine arrived last year, it got less attention than my old MINI. This year, I’m up to about [...]

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Biased Blogging: What’s Up with That?

Friday, February 5th, 2010

At Tesla we’re proud of our Roadster. “Fergus247″ put it best in his comment about our recent video, “Imagine if all car companies loved their products this much. Hell, imagine if everyone producing some kind of product loves it like Tesla loves theirs.” It’s true. I look forward to driving one of our cars every [...]

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A Snapshot of the Electric Car on the Electric Grid

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The Tesla Roadster goes more than 200 miles (380 km) on a single charge. The average person drives about 40 miles (60km) in a day. This leaves a range of about 160 miles (257km) after an average day of driving in a Tesla Roadster. Meaning that at the end of the day when a Roadster [...]

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A Talk with Engineering TV

Friday, January 29th, 2010

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Tesla had many stories to tell. We displayed three cars, each representing a facet of the Tesla story. VIN 1000 embodied a significant production milestone. The Road Trip Roadster, filthy from its drive to Detroit, was a testament to the durability and toughness of our [...]

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The Teslaficionados

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

For 20+ years, Eric has lived his dream in the Visual Effects industry. It wasn’t until he rode in a Roadster at its Santa Monica debut that he found a new passion. Eric is co-founder of Tesla owner’s Socal Greenspeed Club and thinks the future is electric.

Roadster ownership is not limited to one [...]

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rEVenge for the rest of us

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Stefano Durdic is a serial entrepreneur based in Lombard, Illinois. The Chicago Tribune recently described him as an electric car evangelist. He prefers “EVangelist.”

Like many Tesla Roadster owners, I began my path to “EVangelism” by expanding my knowledge about electric vehicles. The documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” outraged me. Not because this wonderful technology [...]

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313 Miles, 1 Charge

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Simon Hackett is founder and managing director of Internode, the largest privately held Australian national broadband Internet provider in Australia. The company, founded in 1991, is based in Adelaide, South Australia.

By way of background, I’ve been a fan of EVs since the mid 1990s, when some friends in California who had two GM EV1s did [...]

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NAIAS 2010 Preview

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Check out what rolled into Motown last week!
First, the Roadster Road Trip arrived in Detroit. Beginning December 17th 2009, eighteen Tesla employees drove an Arctic White Roadster Sport (it came to be called “750″ because of its VIN number) over 3,600 miles from Los Angeles to Cobo Hall for the auto show. The trip raised [...]