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Tesla Unveils Its Affordable Model 3

April 1, 2016 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Elon Musk Outlines Strategy to Change Personal Mobility:
Ubiquitous Free ‘Supercharger’ Network Is Key Component

Tesla Motors unveiled its $35,000 battery-electric Model 3 yesterday evening, and said it had taken deposits on 115,000 cars sight-unseen.

Tesla to Demo 400-Mile Roadster

December 29, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Roadster 3.0’ Applies to Model S Knowhow to Startup Car

Tesla is applying knowhow developed for its Model S sedan to its first product, the Roadster, and the result may well be a battery electric car with a single-charge range of 400 miles.

Tesla Picks Nevada for the ‘Gigafactory’

September 5, 2014 in batteries, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Will Enable the Mass Production of Compelling EVs for Decades’

Tesla Motors has settled on Nevada for its vaunted “Gigafactory,” where the surging electric automaker and Panasonic will produce lithium ion batteries for a growing line of 100% battery electric vehicles.

Tesla and Panasonic for ‘Gigafactory’

August 4, 2014 in batteries, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Tesla Is to Site the Facility and Manage ‘Land, Buildings and Utilities,’
Panasonic Is to Manufacture and Supply Cylindrical Lithium Ion Cells

Tesla Motors reports an agreement with Japan’s Panasonic to supply the lithium ion cells for Tesla’s vaunted “Gigafactory,” which Tesla has said will change the face and economics of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Tesla Opens Door to Its Technology

June 24, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Car Charging Group Says Immediately It Will Integrate It with Blink

Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group says it will take up Elon Musk’s proclamation that Tesla Motors won’t enforce its many electric vehicle patents, and will integrate Tesla’s EV charging technology into Blink EV charging stations.

Tesla Plans Lithium Battery ‘Gigafactory’

March 1, 2014 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Says It Could Drop Kilowatt-Hour Cost by 30% in a Year

Surging Tesla, stock market darling and indisputable shining star in an often-faltering world of battery cars, has outlined plans for a renewable energy-based lithium ion battery “gigafactory” that would “by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013.”


Tesla Turns a Profit, Credits 12% of Sales

May 10, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Profitability in First Quarter for First Time in Our Ten-Year History’

California’s Tesla Motors has emerged as the bright star in an often dismal galaxy of electric transportation enterprises, turning a profit for the first time in the first quarter of this year behind record sales of $562 million, up 83% from the previous quarter. Tesla booked 4,900 vehicles as revenue in the quarter. And while 12% of revenues came from selling zero emission vehicle credits to other manufacturers, Tesla says it will make money in the fourth quarter of 2013 even without ZEV credits.

Tesla Unveils Lease-Buy Financing

April 2, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims It’s Just as Revolutionary as the Battery Car

Tesla Motors has unveiled a financing plan for its Model S battery electric sedan it says combines the security and comfort of ownership (and the incentives) with the advantages of a traditional lease. The new plan is offered in league with Wells Fargo and US Bank.

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