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. Tesla Motors plug-in cars PollsThe 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. So what do our readers think the future holds.

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

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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. As with virtually all things Tesla, the plan has generated quite a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars solar self-driving cars ridesharingIt included proposals for everything from an electric semi truck to the development of fully-autonomous cars that could be shared among owners.

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.

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.

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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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. Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe 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. So perhaps it's not surprising that.

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. Green Elon Musk New car sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars sales 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. Today, the company announced that it would provide quarterly sales numbers just after each three-month.

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Tesla Motors insane new goal, 500K cars/year in 2018

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On Wednesday, Tesla Motors released their Q1 2016 financial results. The big news was not the $282 million GAAP loss for the quarter, nor that the Tesla Model X production is now humming along.

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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. Tesla said it expected this to decline significantly in future quarters, as ZEV credits will only apply to about 1/6 of worldwide deliveries, versus roughly half of US deliveries, and the price per credit has declined. Tesla expects operating expenses to increase moderately in Q2.

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. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Lithium-ion batteries Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors launches Supercharger network in Norway

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Tesla Motors introduced the first elements of its European Supercharger network—a set of fast charging stations across Norway. With locations in Lyngdal, Aurland, Dombås, Gol, Cinderella and Lillehammer, Norway’s most vital and commonly used roads and highways are covered by Tesla Superchargers.

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. Manufacturer Spotlight Tesla Motors Model S Roadster Roadster Sport Tesla U.S

Elon Musk (Tesla Motors) is at Burning Man. With AC.

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Yeah, Elon Musk has an RV compound at Burning Man this year, with air conditioning and catering and such. Show of hands, who's not surprised

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Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

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A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

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Brian Sandoval has the news wires buzzing with a rumor that Tesla Motors has chosen its Gigafactory location. A major economic development announcement scheduled for 4PM Thursday by Nevada Gov.

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.

Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

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A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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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. 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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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.

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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 opens assembly plant in Tilburg, Netherlands

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Having begun the first European deliveries of Model S, Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant. The Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe as well as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters. Being centrally located in Tilburg enables efficient, timely and cost effective operations throughout Europe, Tesla says.

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

Tesla Motors Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

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Tesla is once again facing copyright issues over its name in China, up against a trend the industry knows as "trademark trolls". When Tesla first made plans to sell cars in China, it came up against a businessman called Zhan Baosheng. Zhan had trademarked the Tesla name for automotive back in 2006, three years after Tesla formed in the U.S.

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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 Tesla currently uses Panasonic battery cells in its battery packs and has collaborated with Panasonic on the development of next-generation battery cells designed specifically for electric vehicles. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Tesla Motors.

Tesla Motors really did break ground in Reno on Gigafactory

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On Thursday, the Tesla Motors letter to shareholders contained a verification of a some of us reported on the last couple weeks. Namely, there's a site near Reno Nevada where preparations are underway for what looked like

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

Tesla Motors sideswiped by NJ Gov. Christie's administration over Model S sales

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On Tuesday, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) approved a new rule requiring that all new-car dealers have a franchise agreement in order to sell cars in New Jersey. This effectively blocks Tesla Motors, who directly

Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

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Brian Sandoval has the news wires buzzing with a rumor that Tesla Motors has chosen its Gigafactory location. A major economic development announcement scheduled for 4PM Thursday by Nevada Gov.

Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

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The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State. MORE: Auto Dealers'' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In Senate Bill 260

Tesla Motors Opens Chicago Store

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When Tesla Motors received a cash infusion from Daimler for less than 10% of their shares, one of their objectives was to begin opening more stores in key markets around the world. Per the press release linked below, Tesla's Chicago store, located at 1053 W Grand Since then, they have opened stores in Colorado, Monaco, Miami and now Chicago.

Tesla Motors and Panasonic sign battery supply deal for 2 billion cells

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Tesla Motors and their battery supplier, Panasonic, announced on Wednesday an agreement in which Panasonic will expand supplies of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla.

Tesla Motors really did break ground in Reno on Gigafactory

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On Thursday, the Tesla Motors letter to shareholders contained a verification of a some of us reported on the last couple weeks. Namely, there's a site near Reno Nevada where preparations are underway for what looked like

Elon Musk announces Tesla Model 3 AWD, performance Model 3 specs

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It wasn't quite a message in a bottle, but Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted Saturday night some specifications and a ballpark price for his company's long-awaited all-wheel-drive and performance versions of the Model 3. Elon Musk Tesla MotorsThe all-wheel-drive Model 3 will add $5,000 to the base Model 3's price and offer the same 310-mile range as the Long Range Battery.

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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

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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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

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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. 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. Tesla’s planned Model S is being designed to offer a variety of range options depending on the battery pack used, from 160 to 300 miles on a single charge.

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. 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.