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.

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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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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

2016 107

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.

2015 128

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.

2015 128

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

2015 128

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

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

2015 96

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

2014 126

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 131

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

2013 117

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

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

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Electric car buyers' struggle: practicality vs luxury, Chevy vs Tesla

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Competition for the title of most popular electric car has sparked a long and highly charged race between Tesla and Chevrolet. Though these brands offer vastly different versions of electric vehicles, they seem to be the two dominating electric vehicle sales in 2017. Reports show that top monthly electric car sales rotated between the Chevy Volt. Chevy Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 102

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.

2015 131

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

2016 129

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

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

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

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

2015 131

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.

2013 122

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

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

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

2013 129

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.

2015 131

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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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

2016 129

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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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 123

Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

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But as it has in so many other areas, electric-car maker Tesla Motors is bucking tradition. Advertising Marketing sales CAFE Tesla Motors plug-in cars legislationWhen it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry.

2016 96

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.

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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.

2015 130

Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

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Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in carsThat total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter.

2016 126

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

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As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two years ago, CEO Elon Musk had said that the electric-car maker expected to be operating at a "run rate" of 100,000 cars a year by the end of 2015. Production assembly Tesla Motors

2016 96

Tesla Model 3 electric car: what's your take? Poll results

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With the Tesla Model 3 electric car now in early production and an aggressive ramp rate targeted, it's getting lots of media attention. Part of that is due to the allure of the Tesla brand and fascination with company CEO Elon Musk. Some more may be due to the widespread misapprehension that the Model 3 is the first long-range electric car for. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Polls

2017 96

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

2015 131

Does Tesla have plant, permits to build 500,000 electric cars a year?

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That leaves the Tesla Model 3 as the biggest question mark among electric cars. We know what the car is, since Tesla unveiled prototypes this spring. California Fremont Tesla Motors plug-in cars assembly plants Tesla Model 3The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is due at dealers within a couple of months, and little is known about the next Nissan Leaf. It's whether the company can get the Model 3 into production on schedule. DON'T.

2016 130

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

2015 129

Which electric car will history view as most important? Poll results

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When we asked our Twitter followers which electric car they thought would be judged by history as most important thus far, it was a slam-dunk. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S: Green Car Reports' 2013 Best Car To Buy That car. Tesla Motors plug-in cars PollsIt wasn't even close. Fully four out of five survey participants voted for the same vehicle out of the four choices we offered.

2016 126

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

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On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 Tesla has been. Infotainment software Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update Tesla Autopilotsoftware to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software update includes hundreds of changes to vehicle functionality—with most relating to the Autopilot driver-assist system—according to the company.

2016 122

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

2015 130

Tesla May Lose Money Building Electric Cars, Or It May Not

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One of the most contentious points in coverage of electric-car maker Tesla Motors is its financial performance. Green Elon Musk Finance Loss Profit Tesla Motors plug-in carsOn the one side, analysts and naysayers note that the company continues to lose money. CEO Elon Musk himself has admitted that the company won't turn a profit using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) until 2020 or later.

2015 127

Tesla challenge: make money on electric cars when GM, Nissan, VW don't have to

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Debate over the profitability of Tesla electric cars has raged for years among its fans and detractors. Tesla supporters point to financial data from the Silicon Valley automaker to support the idea that it makes money on each car it sells. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Profit Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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