My Tesla arrives in Los Angeles!

Revenge of the Electric Car

My brand new silver all-electric Tesla Roadster sportscar (#23) arrived by truck in Los Angeles yesterday. Shrouded in plastic and tucked into the back of a semi with three other Tesla’s, it waited to be rolled onto the streets of Los Angeles. All I had seen was the first Tesla prototype that we previewed for the world in our film for three seconds… but that was enough. A day when Tesla too has challenges, but a car in-hand.

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Tesla Motors unveils dual drive Model S, and advanced self-parking autopilot

National Green Transportation

Last week Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk taunted us with a vague tweet about showing us his D, and on Thursday he made good on that promise. In front of a packed crowd in Hawthorne (near Los Angeles), Elon

Tesla Motors unveils dual drive Model S, and advanced self-parking autopilot

National Green Transportation

Last week Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk taunted us with a vague tweet about showing us his D, and on Thursday he made good on that promise. In front of a packed crowd in Hawthorne (near Los Angeles), Elon

Tesla Model 3 invitations going out for March 31 debut event

Green Car Reports

Invitations are now being sent out for the eagerly awaited debut of the Tesla Model 3 electric car at the end of this month. Tesla will offer at least a look at the 200-mile, $35,000 electric car at the event, which will take place in Los Angeles March 31. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3It will also begin accepting Model 3 orders at its retail stores, while online ordering will.

Teen's Tesloop Shuttle Pays For His Tesla Model S Electric Car

Green Car Reports

The Los Angeles resident wanted a Tesla Model S, and his father even agreed to loan him the money for one. California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Supercharger ridesharingWhen searching for a car, most teenage drivers operate on a limited budget--one often imposed by their parents or the limits of their own savings. But 16-year-old Haydn Sonnad was eyeing something beyond such restrictive financial limits.

Tesla sets new cross-country record for electric cars

Green Cars News

A team from Tesla has successfully set a new record for the fastest cross-country trip across the US in an electric car. Tesla Motors

Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors'' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker recently announced that its 200th Supercharger site is now open, in Oxnard, California--about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The new station is located at The Collection at

Tesla Model S Electric Car Available From Hertz As Rental Car

Green Car Reports

Always wanted to drive a Tesla Model S? The wonder car from Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will be offered for rental from Hertz in (very) select U.S. Right now, the Model S all-electric luxury sedan is only available at San Francisco and Los Angeles airports Well, now you can now rent one. markets, as part of the company''s "Dream Cars" program.

Daimler Sells Tesla Stock, Scion iM Concept Teased, CA Charging Mandate: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today''s green-car news starts with Daimler''s sale of its Tesla Motors stock. We''ve also got a preview of the Scion iM concept car set to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month, and details on a recently-enacted California requirement that new buildings be wired for electric-car charging.

Guest blogger: Andrew Grin - From Kansas to LA

Revenge of the Electric Car

My first sighting of smog-filled Los Angeles brought a sad thought to my mind. I came to Los Angeles for the L.A. After a quick lunch break we moved on to shoot some video and pictures of Chris’s Tesla from the trunk of his RAV4-EV. I’m guessing this was one of the first all-electric driving photo shoots from the camera car to the Tesla. This time, Tesla promised us the updated 1.5

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First week with a Tesla

Revenge of the Electric Car

In my rear view mirror I watched a Los Angeles Sheriff’s car pull out of the Chevron and turn on both its blue and red flashing lights to pursue me down Ventura Boulevard. It had only been hours since I eased out of the Tesla dealership in West Los Angeles and already I had a date with the police. “This is the Tesla that I told you about. Even I was surprised.

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Tesla Cooperates With Police, Awaits Model S Crash And Fire Findings

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is assisting Los Angeles police and fire departments in their investigation following the high-speed crash of a stolen Tesla Model S early Friday morning. The Tesla then collided with a light pole that Officers reported chasing the Model S at speeds of up to 100 mph before the stolen vehicle hit another car on North La Brea Avenue.

Toyota to debut new RAV4 EV at EVS 26

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., will debut the new RAV4 EV (earlier post) at the 26 th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles on 7 May. TMS unveiled a second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV demonstrator vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010. Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components.

2015 Lincoln MKC Details, Subaru Legacy Concept Unveiled, Tesla Plant Accident: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossover launches a new EcoBoost engine, the 2015 Subaru Legacy Concept is revealed prior to its Los Angeles Auto Show debut, and three workers were burned in an accident yesterday at the Tesla Motors plant.

Tesla Claims $40M Advance Sales of 2014 Model X Crossover SUV

Green Car Reports

Less than a week after Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] unveiled the prototype of its 2014 Model X Crossover SUV at an exclusive event in Los Angeles, the Californian electric automaker has called it the fastest selling Tesla ever. According to a press release posted on Tesla’s website yesterday, the company netted over $40 million in advance

Dead Fisker Karmas: One May Be A Fluke, But Is Two A Trend?

Green Car Reports

It shows the 2012 Fisker Karma we road-tested three weeks ago parked in front of a Tesla Motors dealer in Los Angeles. First off, just to be clear, the photo above is NOT a dead Fisker. But while our Fisker was running fine that day, Consumer Reports was not so lucky this week. The magazine bought a Fisker Karma at a dealership to test it--we can

Tesla Battery Protection, Dimethyl Ether Fuel, Volkswagen E-Golf Preview: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: How Tesla may beef up the battery protection system in its Model S electric car, it may be that Dimethyl Ether is the latest alternative fuel for big trucks, and the 2015 Volkswagen E-Golf is shown before its Los Angeles Auto Show debut. Here''s how Tesla Motors may beef up its

Tesla-Powered Electric RAV4: Initially Just "A Few Thousand"

Green Car Reports

One of the more eagerly awaited green vehicles at next week's 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show is the electric RAV4 crossover that Toyota will launch in partnership with Tesla Motors. Now we learn that the initial order is for little more than a test fleet of perhaps 2,000 vehicles, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla previews “Roadster 3.0” update; 70 kWh pack

Green Car Congress

In a post on the company blog, Tesla Motors outlined the areas addressed with an upcoming a Roadster 3.0 Tesla also said no new Model S battery pack or major range upgrade is expected in the near term. Tesla said it has identified a new LI-ion cell that has 31% more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using modern computational methods, Tesla expects to make a 15% improvement, dropping the total C d down to 0.31

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop preliminary design study

Green Car Congress

Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the preliminary design study for what he call “The Hyperloop”—a new high-speed electric transportation system targeted for the the specific case of high-traffic city pairs (e.g., Linear induction motor.

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Tesla Model X electric crossover to begin production in late 2013

Green Car Congress

Tesla Motors unveiled its current prototype of the Model X electric crossover Tuesday night at its Los Angeles Design Studio. The six-seater, featuring “Falcon Wing” rear doors, will come in rear-wheel drive, dual motor all-wheel drive, and performance dual motor all-wheel drive options, with a choice of a 60 kWh or 85 kWh pack. Tesla notes that the second motor enables more than all-weather, all-road capabilities: it increases torque by 50%.

SolarCity and Rabobank Developing EV Fast Charging Corridor in California

Green Car Congress

When complete, the corridor will include four Tesla fast chargers loacated at Rabobank locations between San Francisco and Los Angeles (Salinas, Atascadero, Santa Maria and Goleta). SolarCity, which installs Tesla chargers, plans to retrofit these chargers to accommodate all EVs. San Francisco and Los Angeles each support local infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV). SolarCity has installed more than 100 solar home charging stations for Tesla owners.

Tesla to begin piloting battery pack swap program for invited Model S owners

Green Car Congress

Starting next week, Tesla Motors will pilot a battery pack swap program with invited Model S owners. The selected owners will have the opportunity to swap their car’s battery at a custom-built facility located across the street from the Tesla Superchargers at Harris Ranch, CA. Tesla intends the pilot program to test the technology and to assess demand. In June 2013, Tesla demonstrated a battery swap option for the Model S.

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Toyota to sell RAV4 EV to public and fleets in 2012

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, unveiled the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV demonstrator vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010. Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components. Toyota will bring the RAV4 EV ( earlier post ) to market in 2012. Contrary to some reports, Toyota said , the RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public as well as to fleet users.

Toyota introduces new RAV4 EV; 41.8 kWh pack, 100-mile range

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., revealed the all-new Toyota RAV4 EV at the 26 th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles. The RAV4 EV will go on sale in late summer 2012 through select dealers, initially in four major California metropolitan markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles/Orange County and San Diego, with an MSRP of the RAV4 is $49,800. RAV4 EV. Click to enlarge.

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Tesla expanding Supercharger network; boosting charging to 120 kW

Green Car Congress

Tesla’s vision of the Supercharger network in 2015. Tesla Motors announced an accelerated rollout of its Tesla Supercharger network, which delivers quick charging for Tesla Model S drivers over long distances (i.e., Tesla says that the Supercharger network has enabled an estimated 1 million miles of electric driving since going live in October 2012. By buying a Tesla you essentially have free long-distance travel throughout the country forever.

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EV Coming, But Where’s The Hybrid Rav4?

Hybrid SUV Blog

Now Toyota has announced the next generation RAV4 EV – one that is being developed through a joint collaboration with Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle technology specialists. The deal is also very important to Tesla.

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That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

Creative Greenius

Steve Westly (left) with Jeremy Snyder, General Manager, Tesla Motors (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. Don’t forget that the big brains at General Motors used toasters, lamps and electric fans as the spokespeople last time they had a sexy electric car to market.

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Toyota unveils RAV4 EV demonstration vehicle; targeting fully-engineered version in 2012 for market

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, unveiled the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV demonstrator vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Tesla Motors is supplying the battery and other related components. Tesla will build the battery and related.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Policy (Update2) Share | Email | Print | A A A By Alan Ohnsman April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co. , General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and startups Tesla Motors Inc. While GM, Toyota and Hyundai Motor Co.

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"Spirit" Due to Link Up with Tucson EVA2 along with Tesla Roadtrip'sters at Bookmans Grand Celebration at Grant & Campell, 9-12:00AM, Sat, 19 Dec 09

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Furthermore, the "Spirit" is expecting to rub tires, so to speak, not only with Plug-ins of TEVA2 Members, but also the white Tesla Roadster coming to town, as well. After Tucson, the "Spirit" will make another Phoenix trip to Green Motors www.GreenMotorsInc.com for further work. EVer Noel, Noel - All American "Spirit" & O'Joyful EVJerr TESLA ROADTRIP Follow the Trip on Twitter The Roadster Road Trip leaves tomorrow!

Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Around the same time, General Motors will introduce the Chevrolet Volt, a vehicle able to go 40 miles on electricity before its small gasoline engine kicks in. Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that makes electric cars, says it has already sold 150 of its $109,000 Roadsters in the Bay Area. We asked him how he heard of Tesla and why he bought the car,” said Rachel Konrad, a Tesla spokeswoman. “He Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

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California Energy Commission approves more than $20M for clean transportation projects; Tesla, Quallion, other EV, battery and alt-fuel vehicles projects

Green Car Congress

The California Energy Commission approved funding of more than $20 million to support low carbon transportation projects; about half went to Tesla Motors. The new award recipients are: Tesla Motors, Inc. will receive $10 million to purchase equipment for production of a new SUV/crossover vehicle, the all-electric Tesla Model X, at the company’s facility in Fremont (Alameda County). Tesla is providing $50,200,000 in match funding for this project.

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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

Revenge of the Electric Car

A perfect example is the licensing of AC Propulsion ’s core electric drive technology to Tesla Motors for use in their beautiful Tesla Roadster. The Tesla Roadster represents the evolution of AC Propulsion’s 12 year old tzero which in 2002 pioneered the use of lithium-ion batteries (6,800 cells) demonstrating 0-60mph acceleration times in the 3.6 The MINI E will give its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19 and 20, 2008.

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Spirit of DC - PHEV3A - Untitled Article

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Tesla Roadster Visits Las Vegas July 27th-28th during Renew America Roadtrip by Stan Hanel, Editor of "Watts Happening" Newsletter for LVEVA Michael Craner and Madushini “Maddy” Gunawardana are 21 st century trailblazers. They both live in Rochester , New York and purchased a Tesla Roadster to make a difference in the way Americans travel. by partnering with other Tesla Roadster owners to drive cross country in their all-electric sports car this summer.

More Electric Cars in Las Vegas with Stan Hanel's Story on the RAR'ster. with EVJerr Back to Webblogging, Sunday, 13 September 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Tesla Roadster Drives Coast to Coast in 15 Days Electric Auto Association Chapters and Tesla Owners Group Unite to Provide Cross Country Support for Renew America Roadtrip by Stan Hanel (LVEVA), assisted by J. This time it would be with a Tesla Motors Roadster! Michael purchased a new white Tesla Roadster with the intention of making a cross-country trip that would be powered only by homegrown American electrons.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

" In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace. General Motors has sought $10.3 Think of driving any vehicle in the hot Los Angeles summer time. I forgot, GM stands for "Government Motors" now.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Volvo Ford-owned company exploring PHEVs "ReCharge" flex-fuel series 60-mile concept PHEV w/wheel motors. Joint Press Release ) 4/4/07 Ford Motor Co.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Written by Josie Garthwaite 9 Comments Posted March 31st, 2009 at 5:00 am in Automotive Before unveiling the concept version of its Model S sedan, an $57,400 electric car that Tesla Motors wants to build using loans from the Department of Energy, the startup said the Model S battery would be designed to handle rapid charging. For the standard version, Tesla plans to use a battery that can recharge at a typical 220V outlet in about four hours.

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