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

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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 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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Reactions to Tesla Motors' master plan are mixed

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Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk issued an updated version of the "master plan" whose first edition he wrote way back in 2006. It included proposals for everything from an electric semi truck to the development of fully-autonomous cars that could be shared among owners. As with virtually all things Tesla, the plan has generated quite a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars solar self-driving cars ridesharing

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

Green Car Reports

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 127

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

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.

2014 204

Panasonic invests $30M in Tesla Motors

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Panasonic Corporation has invested $30 million in Tesla Motors. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 The investment builds upon a multi-year collaboration of the two companies to accelerate the market expansion of the electric vehicle. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Tesla Motors. Tesla is agnostic as to.the cell.

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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

2015 96

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

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.

2013 175

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.

2010 185

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 121

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

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

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

Petition For Tesla Motors Direct Sales Crosses 100,000 Signatures

Green Car Reports

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 123

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

2014 126

Tesla Motors Opens Gallery In Oil Country

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TK TK Palo Alto-based electric auto maker Tesla Motors doesn’t sell cars in its new Houston showroom, sales lot, dealership uh… “gallery” now open in Houston, Texas. According to Texas state law, they are, for some reason, not allowed to actually sell cars at their new digs in the Houston Galleria shopping center

Workers Burned In Industrial Accident At Tesla Motors Plant

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Three workers have suffered burns in an accident at the Fremont, California assembly plant, where Tesla Motors builds its Model S electric car. According to the company, a low-pressure aluminum casting press failed on Wednesday afternoon, spilling hot metal onto the workers. All three employees were immediately taken to Valley Medical Center in

2013 105

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

Green Car Reports

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 116

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

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Custom plug-in cars Race Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube AC CobraIn 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. EPower Racing has been.

WVU NAFTC partners with Tesla Motors for professional development and electric drive vehicle first responder safety training

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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will hold its upcoming Electric Drive Vehicle First Responder Safety Training at the Tesla Motors headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. the train-the-trainer workshop is the fifth of its kind to ensure first responders nationwide have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of electric drive vehicle accident response procedures. Electric drive vehicles are as safe as conventional vehicles; but they are different.

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Tesla Motors reaches corporate profitability

Green Cars News

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. This includes a more powerful motor as well as forged wheels and a customer’s Roadster Sport sprinted the quarter mile in 12.643 seconds in late July setting a class record in the National Electric Drag Racing Association.

Tesla Motors makes new battery agreement

Green Cars News

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

UPDATED: Tesla Motors Q1 Earnings: What To Look For (Video)

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Within the next hour, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will release its first-quarter financial results. We already know the company will be profitable, and that it sold "more than 4,750" Model S electric luxury sport sedans from January through March. CEO Elon Musk has also said that Tesla is targeting a 25-percent gross margin on sales by the end of the

2013 95

Tesla Motors CEO Musk To Support Tesla Museum Project

Green Car Reports

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has quite a lot on his mind these days. Among his tasks: making sure production of the 2012 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan ramps up quickly enough, while maintaining superb quality, to let Tesla build 5,000 units before the end of the year.

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Mercedes hands electric car project to Tesla Motors

Green Cars News

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 Motors, Model S, And NY Times: Google+ Hangout Video

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Tesla Motors, a notorious review in The New York Times of its Model S electric sedan, and the company's future were the topics of discussion last week among High Gear Media editors during a Google+ Hangout on Air video chat. The participants were editorial director Marty Padgett, social media manager Joel Feder, and Green Car Reports editor John

2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

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Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with enthusiastic fans, including many who appeared to relish everything uttered by CEO Elon Musk. Elon Musk Tesla Motors

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors finalize supply agreement for automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells

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Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors finalized a supply agreement for automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells. The agreement supplies Tesla with Panasonic’s lithium-ion battery cells to build more than 80,000 vehicles over the next four years. This supply agreement helps ensure Tesla will meet its cost and margin targets for Model S. In 2009, Panasonic and Tesla initially entered into a supply agreement.

2011 185

Is Tesla Motors Really Worth Almost Half The Value Of GM?

Green Car Reports

Discussions of Tesla Motors sometimes seem couched in the terms of a religious tale: Tesla as David vs General Motors in the Goliath role. One company is the plucky Silicon Valley electric-car startup that''s never built a vehicle with a gasoline engine. The other is the largest U.S. automaker, one of the three largest car companies in the world

2013 116

Five Questions: Peter Rawlinson, Tesla Motors Chief Engineer

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If Tesla Motors had a single message to convey at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, it was this: We're a real car company. Rather than show a completed prototype of its Model S all-electric luxury sports sedan, scheduled to launch by the end of 2012, the company showed the car's shell. That allowed other carmakers to look it over, see that it wasn't

2011 111

No, Tesla Won't Make A 'Model M' Electric Motorcycle (Despite That Rendering)

Green Car Reports

Over the last few days, images of a “Tesla Model M” have made the rounds online, sparking excited discussions among electric-bike enthusiasts and others. Those who only read headlines may well think that electric-car maker Tesla Motors is actually considering making an electric motorcycle. Rendering concept Tesla Motors electric motorcycles

2015 131

ClipperCreek to Supply Power Control Stations for Tesla Motors

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ClipperCreek will supply Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) to support the Tesla Motors Roadster. J1772 establishes physical, electrical, and performance requirements for EV and PHEV conductive charging system couplers in North America. The TS-70 is also available at different charge rates to accommodate areas with limited electrical service. established in 2006, develops technologies for electric vehicle charge stations.

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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

2015 131

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

Green Car Reports

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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