Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

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Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles. And as is usual in cases of new industrial facilities, Tesla will. Germany battery pack Tesla Motors gigafactory Tesla PowerwallWell, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers.

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Tesla Motors Announces New Stock Sale Of $500 Million

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It had to come, and it did: Tesla Motors is selling more stock to bolster its cash position as it prepares to launch its second high-volume electric car. Finance Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock MarketThe California company announced this morning it would offer $500 million in new common stock And, the company noted, CEO Elon Musk "intends to purchase $20 million of common stock in this.

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Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030 Cars Sold Globally Jan-Mar

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Tesla Motors started deliveries of its all-electric Roadster more than six years ago. Since then, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has released its sales data in various ways at various times, usually only during quarterly earnings reports. Green Elon Musk New car sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars sales

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The History Of Tesla Motors And Its Electric Cars, In Only 2 Minutes Of Video

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Electric-car startup Tesla Motors attracts huge interest, lots of controversy, and truly passionate customers and followers. DON'T MISS: Tesla Not. Green Elon Musk Tesla Motors Videos plug-in carsFor a company that's been around only a little more than 10 years, it's got a lot of history. Now, a video from Bloomberg Business distills that history down into a mere two minutes and 20 seconds.

2015 116

Tesla Motors posts first quarterly profit

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Tesla reached profitability in the first quarter of 2013 for the first time in its ten year history. Total revenues for Q1 rose 83% from Q4 to $562 million, a new record for Tesla. In addition to record Model S deliveries in Q1, it continued to supply full electric powertrains and battery packs to Toyota for the RAV4 EV program. Tesla reaffirmed its prior guidance of a gross margin of 25% in Q4 2013, assuming zero ZEV credit revenue.

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How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

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Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. management Elon Musk Tesla Motors Executives plug-in carsIts CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly hangs on his every word. Or perhaps "his every tweet" would be more appropriate, Twitter often being his preferred mode for communicating and, seemingly, thinking out loud.

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What will Tesla Motors be in 2025? Poll results

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Ah, Tesla Motors, source of hope, dreams, visions, contempt, dismissal, hilarity, frustration, and so much more. The Silicon Valley startup automaker, now in its ninth year of making electric cars, has built close to 150,000 expensive battery-powered luxury vehicles and defied critics numerous times. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Polls

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Story of TESLA Motors: Beginning, Fight, Survival, and Success

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Would it be wrong if I said that the history of the automobile industry has been divided into two parts, before Tesla and after Tesla , some might argue that I understand? Story Of Tesla, Inc. The Before Tesla Era. The After Tesla Era. Tesla Model S.

Green Hero: Tesla Motors

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It’s been a breakthrough year for Tesla Motors. While many electric car start-ups have fallen by the wayside during the year, Tesla finally posted profits during the first quarter of 2013 (see article): its first profits after 10 years in business. Tesla Motors Green Hero

Technology Credit Union announces financing relationship with Tesla Motors

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Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) is working with Tesla Motors as a preferred financing partner for their Model S, Model X and Roadster electric vehicles, offering up to 100% financing with a competitive annual percentage rate (APR). Tesla is also a Tech CU Member Company; Tech CU provides Tesla employees with resources that include personal and business banking, commercial lending and comprehensive wealth management services that include investing and financial planning.

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Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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As it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years. The carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada battery "Gigafactory," the 200-mile Model 3 $35,000 electric car, and continued development of its Autopilot autonomous-driving technology. Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker.Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

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Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as well as North America, some of those skeptics seem to

2014 129

Manufacturer Spotlight: Tesla Motors

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Where we stand: May, 2011 We break with our traditional format for Manufacturer Spotlight this month to take a look at a car maker that focuses solely on the manufacture of electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components – Tesla Motors. The company is the only carmaker building and selling a battery electric sports car [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight Tesla Motors Model S Roadster Roadster Sport Tesla U.S

Tesla Motors Reaches Corporate Profitability

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Electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said it achieved overall corporate profitability in July with approximately $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million. Profitability arose primarily from improved gross margin on the Roadster 2, the second iteration of Tesla’s award-winning sports car, the company said. Tesla shipped a record 109 vehicles in July and enjoyed a surge in new Roadster purchases.

Tesla Motors demonstrates battery swap in the Model S

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As promised, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk demonstrated a battery swap option for the Model S. The scenario, said Musk, is that each Tesla Supercharging station (“Tesla station”) would have a swap option. An electric vehicle] can actually be more convenient than a gasoline car. The swap, which, similar to the Better Place approach, has the target vehicle drive over a pit for removal of the old and insertion of a new pack, takes about 90 seconds.

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Tesla Motors aims to tackle fire risk

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Tesla Motors is determined to wipe out concerns over garage fires after announcing it will introduce an improved wall adapter with thermal fuse. The announcement follows Tesla''s decision to introduce a software upgrade to the Model S (pictured) that enables safer charging in certain conditions as t[.]. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Tesla Motors

DOE Closes $465M Loan to Tesla Motors

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The US Department of Energy has closed its $465 million loan with Tesla Motors, Inc. for construction of a manufacturing facility in southern California on the Model S electric sedan and a power-train manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. The Palo Alto facility will assemble electric vehicle battery packs, electric motors, and related electric vehicle control equipment, both for Tesla’s own electric vehicles and for sale to other automobile manufacturers.

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Required Reading: Tesla Motors' Martin Eberhard Testifies

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Martin Eberhard, Tesla Motors CEO, testified at the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. In a succinct presentation, he makes the case for electricity. Tags: martin eberhard electric cars hummer tesla motors And he suggests turning the perverse federal incentives that brought us the Hummer on their head. Read his complete testimony here.

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Largest Auto-Industry Employer In California: Electric-Car Maker Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors is one of the youngest U.S. automakers, but has made a disproportionately large impact in the automotive media''s headlines over the last few years. It''s also, amazingly, become California''s biggest auto-industry employer--edging out even Toyota. When Toyota makes its move to Texas, taking most of its 5,300 jobs to the Lone Star State

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Mercedes hands electric car project to Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors has revealed it has received a letter of intent from Daimler for a full electric powertrain programme for a vehicle in the Mercedes line-up. Details of the deal are expected to be announced in the coming months, but it will further Tesla’s collaboration with Daimler with deliveries under the Smart Fortwo and Mercedes [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mercedes Tesla Motors Daimler electric powertrains Tesla Tesla Model S Tesla Model X Toyota RAV4

Tesla Model S race car revealed for Electric GT series

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Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. While the Formula E series currently runs events around the globe with purpose-built open-wheel race cars, Electric GT organizers reasoned that fans would relate better to a series that used cars based on. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Will 100,000 Sign Petition For Tesla Motors Sales By Friday?

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On June 5, a Tesla Motors fan mounted what seemed like another quixotic effort to support Tesla in selling its electric cars directly to buyers. The petition at WhiteHouse.gov that he or she launched required 100,000 people to sign it within a month, by Friday, July 5. Suddenly, it seems that petition may actually get the needed support--helped

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Tesla motor, Shelby Cobra body, Kia battery: watch electric Cobra stun a race crowd

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In 1962, a 39-year-old Carroll Shelby stuffed a Ford V-8 into an AC Ace to create one of the most sought after performance cars ever made, the AC Cobra. Some 50 years later, a group of engineers from British Columbia, Canada has brought Shelby's idea—small two-seat sports car, very big power—into a new age. Custom plug-in cars Race Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube AC Cobra

Tesla Motors makes new battery agreement

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Corporation have expanded their agreement, committing to the supply of close to two billion lithium-ion batteries until December 31, 2017. The battery cells are set to be used in both the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X (pictured), which is a performance utility vehic[.]. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors reaches corporate profitability

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Big guns in the US auto industry like General Motors and Chrysler may still be reeling from the credit crunch, but upstart electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has achieved overall corporate profitability in July. The company achieves $1million earnings on revenue of $20million with profitability rising largely due to an improved gross margin on the Roadster 2, which is the second iteration of the company’s award-winning sports car.

Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

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The quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. That would be Tesla. Elon Musk Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars UberFinancial analysts focused on the company's numbers--it's still losing money as it invests, and a fresh capital raise seems inevitable--but another topic raised some new business prospects.

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Is Tomorrow The Most Important Day Ever For Tesla Motors?

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It's never dull over at Tesla Motors, but tomorrow is a particularly important day. It may, in fact, be the most important day in the electric-car maker's history. That's because after the stock market closes, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will give the first hints about whether it could genuinely become a profitable independent carmaker.

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Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has done many remarkable things in its short decade of existence--including a few the auto industry viewed as impossible. But the company has never managed to get a car into volume production on the date it first announced. That applied to its Roadster, the Model S sedan, and the Model X electric SUV. Elon Musk Future Cars Model S Tesla Motors Model X gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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Petition For Tesla Motors Direct Sales Crosses 100,000 Signatures

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The fans have spoken: Over 100,000 people have now signed a White House petition asking for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to be allowed to sell its cars directly in all fifty states. Started by one Tesla supporter on June 5, support from across the electric car world piled in with signatures increasing faster and faster over the past week.

2013 96

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

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Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. DON'T MISS: Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf. Green Tesla Motors animals plug-in carsAnd kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity. Rescuing kittens? Even better! Now, to our delight and amazement, we've got a story that ties both of them together.

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Tesla Motors Buys 35-Acre Test Facility In Fremont, CA

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As Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] faces the obstacle of obstreperous dealer organizations, rides the wave of its strong production figures, and quietly welcomes recent evidence that its batteries in the Roadster are lasting longer than predicted, another development: the electric car company has purchased a 35-acre tract adjacent to its Fremont, CA

2013 96

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

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Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to the Silicon Valley carmaker, it delivered 11,507 Model S luxury electric cars from April 1 through June 30. That is its highest quarterly total thus far, and brings Tesla's. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

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The CEO of electric-car maker Tesla Motors told attendees at the Barron's Investment Conference that he expects 500-mile electric cars to be available in just 10 years. lithium-ion future Elon Musk battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in carsIt was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy.

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Tesla Model S Certified Used Electric Cars: Now On Sale Online

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Tesla Motors strives not only to build electric cars that compete against established luxury brands, but also to provide the service that customers in that market tend to expect. However, there's one area Tesla hasn't gotten involved in so far. Buyers looking for a used Tesla Model S electric car have had to turn to independent sellers--until now. Used Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

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Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model as a threat. Most recently, Tesla submitted an. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

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The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding enough. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk's goal of boosting. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Polls

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Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

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Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws. But Tesla now has one store in the home state of the Detroit Three automakers. However, that location is only a "gallery" where consumers can look at cars, but can't buy. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships

Tesla Tweaks Store Design To Explain Company, Electric Cars, Model X

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For the past few years, Tesla Motors has sold its electric cars directly to customers through stores that resemble high-end retail outlets more than traditional car dealerships. Now, those stores are getting what is likely their first major revamp since the retail scheme was launched with the 2012 arrival of the Model S electric sedan. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

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Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. For buyers, this may offer a more affordable option than purchasing a new electric car. But how well with current owners do financially when they start looking to sell their electric cars? DON'T MISS: Tesla cancels. Used Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars depreciation

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Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

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Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. That was when a last-minute wording change in state franchise law foreclosed the electric-car maker's ability to sell cars directly to buyers, its business. sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships state laws

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

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When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. Many states don't make vehicle-registration data available to the public, but the ones that do offer an opportunity for more-detailed analysis of electric-car sales in a. New York Tesla Motors plug-in cars state laws

Tesla Motors To Be Profitable Selling Electric Cars By April, It Says

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Tesla Motors announced its fourth-quarter and full-year results late yesterday, and offered some good news to the company's shareholders. That would be the projection that Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will operate at a profit in the current quarter, which ends March 31. "We We expect to be slightly profitable (excluding only non-cash option and

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