Green Hero: Tesla Motors

Green Cars News

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 Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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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 cars

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What will Tesla Motors be in 2025? Poll results

Green Car Reports

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.

Reactions to Tesla Motors' master plan are mixed

Green Car Reports

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.

How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

Green Car Reports

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 aims to tackle fire risk

Green Cars News

Tesla Motors is determined to wipe out concerns over garage fires after announcing it will introduce an improved wall adapter with thermal fuse. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Tesla Motors

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

Green Car Reports

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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Manufacturer Spotlight: Tesla Motors

Green Cars News

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

Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

National Green Transportation

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 insane new goal, 500K cars/year in 2018

National Green Transportation

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

Is Tomorrow The Most Important Day Ever For Tesla Motors?

Green Car Reports

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

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.

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Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

National Green Transportation

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.

Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

National Green Transportation

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 really did break ground in Reno on Gigafactory

National Green Transportation

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

Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

National Green Transportation

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.

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

National Green Transportation

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 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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

Green Car Reports

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 Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

Green Car Reports

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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Tesla Motors profitable in Q1 2013 after massive losses in 2012

National Green Transportation

All eyes are on Tesla Motors and whether the companies sales live up to expectation. Tesla has made a big bet they can sell 20,000 electric luxury cars a year when the likes of Nissan and General Motors

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Tesla Motors launches Supercharger network in Norway

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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 Motors Buys 35-Acre Test Facility In Fremont, CA

Green Car Reports

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 84

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

2013 104

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 and Panasonic sign battery supply deal for 2 billion cells

National Green Transportation

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.

Technology Credit Union announces financing relationship with Tesla Motors

Green Car Congress

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.

Tesla Motors replaces Model S charging adapters to mitigate fire risk

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Friday that the company is replacing Tesla Model S Universal Mobile Connector’s to mitigate the fire risk in case of overheating. The move follows a garage fire in November involving a Tesla Model

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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

Workers Burned In Industrial Accident At Tesla Motors Plant

Green Car Reports

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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Tesla Motors opens assembly plant in Tilburg, Netherlands

Green Car Congress

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.

Does Tesla Motors Really Want To Be Chevron, Rather Than Ford?

Green Car Reports

It''s been a great few months for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. But is Tesla''s greatest potential in its Supercharger fast-charging network, rather The company''s flagship product attracted a near best-ever rating from Consumer Reports to add to its trophy cabinet.

Tesla Motors takes the initiative to extinguish Model S fire worries

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday measures meant to address concerns over fire risk in the Tesla Model S, reiterating the overall safety of that company's electric luxury car. Since October 1, 2013, three Tesla Model S&#39

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Tesla Motors In The Black, This Week, Tweets CEO Musk

Green Car Reports

For Tesla CEO Elon Musk, that includes regular tweets about the company. Yesterday, he tweeted that Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] was in the black. "Am Am happy to report that Tesla was narrowly cash flow positive last week. Some of the biggest news of the year has been broken on social networking site, Twitter. Continued improvement expected through year

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Tesla Motors really did break ground in Reno on Gigafactory

National Green Transportation

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