Apple Car “Very Unlikely” After Talks with Tesla

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We all sort of wish that Apple would manufacturer an automobile, and after Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg that the company was in talks with Apple, that possibility seemed like it was turning into reality. However, Musk says that an acquisition is “very unlikely” at this point. Musk said that Apple making […]

Hyperloop Plans Offer Promise of Fast, Futuristic Travel

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At long last, Elon Musk has released the information regarding his proposed high-speed transport system called Hyperloop. This system, outlined on Tesla’s website and available as a PDF download, explains exactly how travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles can be done in approximately 35 minutes without utilizing air travel. Unlike many of Musk’s innovations, […]

Tesla Earnings Electrify the Industry (TSLA)

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Yesterday Tesla announced their quarterly earnings to shareholders, and the results were quite good. The market was expecting the company to post a loss in revenue, but Tesla turned around and announced nearly a $0.20/share profit instead. Stocks unsurprisingly surged in after-hours trading following the announcement. In the quarter, Tesla produced 5,150 Model S all-electric […]

Tesla One Deal Away from EV Critical Mass?

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I seem to be talking a lot about Tesla Motors lately. Not without reason, mind you. The company repaid their Department of Energy loan a whole nine years early. They are beating production estimates, selling more cars than they thought they would, and they turned a profit for the first time ever. They have even announced […]

Detroit Electric SP:01 Brings the Electricity Back to Detroit

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People often forget that electric propulsion for automobiles is not a new concept. Anderson Carriage Company in the early 1900s produced The Detroit Electric, a popular electric vehicle for the time. Now the name is back with a Detroit company producing the SP:01. The $135,000 SP:01 is Detroit Electric’s first foray into the electric sports car, and […]

Tesla Outselling Similarly Priced German Sedans

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Tesla Motors’ Model S all-electric sedan is starting to become a bit of a sales sensation. In the past few weeks Tesla has announced the the Model S exceeded sales estimates. Then Tesla announced that they were the plug-in car sales leader in the United States, by beating the Chevrolet Volt in sales. Finally, Tesla then […]

Tesla Motors Announces Country-wide Free Supercharger Network

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Tesla Motors announced today a dramatic increase in the number of available Superchargers for drivers of the Tesla Model S and future vehicles. According to Musk, “You will be able to drive all the way from Los Angeles to New York using the Supercharger network.” The company will be increasing the number of metro areas […]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Chimes In on Self-Driving Cars

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Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk recently discussed the idea of autonomous, self-driving cars. He actually does not like the term “self-driving” because that implies that the vehicle is going to do all the work. Like an autopilot system in an airplane, Musk believes autonomous vehicle systems should function the same way. He actually prefers to […]

Consumers Want More Autonomous Vehicles

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Cisco recently released the results of the Cisco Customer Experience Report, which focused on automobile purchasing and the experience of driving. It was a global study that featured 1,500 respondents across 10 countries. Some of the results are not surprising: 83 percent start their purchasing research for a new vehicle online. Other results are surprising: 46 percent of respondents […]

Tesla Repays Government Loan 9 Years Early

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Tesla is the first US automaker to pay back its loan from the government in its entirety, a full 9 years before it is due. If you are paying attention, not too long ago Tesla made a loan payment and announced that it would have the loan paid off in half the amount of time required. […]

Tesla Adds Range Enhancing Sport Option

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Typically, when a person orders a “Performance Plus” package on their vehicle, they are not used to getting better range or fuel economy. But that’s exactly what you get with the Tesla Model S “Performance Plus” package. For an additional $6,500 over the price of a normal Model S, drivers can purchase a vehicle with wider rear […]

Tesla Motors Posts Profitable Earnings with High-Tech Electric Cars

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Tesla Motors posted its first profitable quarter providing further proof that there is consumer demand for high-tech, electric cars that look more like a sports car than a family hauler. Tesla Motors announced its quarterly earnings on Wednesday. This is a significant moment for the US-based automaker and the CEO Elon Musk. Profitability is extremely important for a startup business, […]

Tesla Model S Outsells Chevrolet Volt in North America

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Tesla is having a tumultuous year, legally. They recently won the right to sell their Model S vehicles in New York, but then were denied sales in Virginia. Tesla is gaining ground in Texas, though, with a new factory and model on the line. When it comes to sales though, Elon Musk’s Tesla must be motivated by […]

Tesla Denied Dealer License in State of Virginia

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Based on a recent tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles denied Tesla a dealership license to operate a sales center within the state of Virginia. Tesla has been in various legal battles throughout the country, recently scoring a victory in New York. The battles are over the rights to […]

Tesla In For Service? Receive a Tesla as a Loaner!

Tesla Model S

Is there anything worse than taking your vehicle in for service and receiving a crappy loaner car? Tesla Model S owners won’t have to worry! According to USA Today, Tesla is readying a fleet of 80 Model S loaner vehicles. CEO Elon Musk wants his customers to have top notch service. He plans on providing […]

Tesla Wins Legal Victory in Empire State

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Tesla Motors is engaged in a series of lawsuits throughout the country with other auto dealerships trying to shut down their sales operations. New York Supreme Court Justice Raymond J. Elliott III ruled that local dealerships will not be able to use the Franchised Dealer Act to attempt to sue Tesla out of business. The […]

Tesla Motors Wants to Compete Against Pickup Trucks?

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Tesla‘s Elon Musk was in Texas this past week to fight for his company’s right to sell vehicles there, and shared this bit of information… “I have this idea for a really advanced electric truck that has the performance of a sports car but actually more towing power and more carrying capacity than a gasoline […]

$15/month Internet Makes Your Audi Easier on the Budget

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Audi announced a cheaper version of its Audi Connect service that provides unlimited 3G wireless Internet in your vehicle for $15/month. WiFi access in-car is a growing trend, and Audi was the first company to offer it integrated within the vehicle without a dealer add-on module. Now, they are trying to make a statement by offering […]

Tesla Car Sharing Heads to Las Vegas with Project 100

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Project 100, a venture of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas that will let people access vehicles to commute around the city, has just purchased 100 Tesla Model S sedans to be part of their new transportation sharing fleet. The Downtown Project was founded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to help revitalize Las Vegas. […]