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    Internet Darling The Oatmeal Wants To Build A Tesla Museum And You Can Help

    Internet Darling The Oatmeal Wants To Build A Tesla Museum And You Can Help

    Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal (who could, arguably, make more comics instead of being the Internet’s Sarah McLachlan for geek causes) has taken up the ultimate in geek causes: rebuilding Nikola Tesla’s lab in Shoreham, New York. The lab originally held Tesla’s workshop and a giant freaking tower that we was about to send crazy electricity all over the world, powering the… Read More

  • Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla’s Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms

    Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla’s Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms

    TuneIn‘s online radio service that lets people listen to music, sports and news on their smartphones and on the web, just announced that it is now available on 200 different distribution platforms. The platforms include everything from smartphones, home entertainment systems, connected TV and – most recently – connected cars. Indeed, the 200th platform the company announced… Read More

  • Tesla Further Responds To Battery Claims, Calls The “Bricking” Report An Unfounded Rumor

    Tesla Further Responds To Battery Claims, Calls The “Bricking” Report An Unfounded Rumor

    A single blogger recently relayed comments made by a single Tesla service tech who reportedly knew of five Teslas that were “bricked” by owners who left them off the charger too long. This single unverified report spread like a sensational wildfire across the blogosphere. Tesla came out and acknowledged that it was possible to destroy the Roadster’s battery pack by keeping… Read More

  • The Tesla Bricking Story? It’s Nonsense

    The Tesla Bricking Story? It’s Nonsense

    Here’s a fun fact: Batteries and cars require maintenance. The Tesla Roadster runs on batteries that also require maintenance. Out of the 2,200 Roadster owners, apparently at least five didn’t read the manual on their new toy and let the car sit off the charger for several months — or so says one regional service manager. This is a no-no according to Tesla. The result? Read More

  • Talking Points From Tesla’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Statement

    Talking Points From Tesla’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Statement

    Things are going smoothly for Tesla. Their big Model X debut was a success, their cars are pre-ordered to capacity, and new business opportunities are presenting themselves. They’re still posting a net loss, of course, but that was expected and will continue for another year or so. Here are the most salient points from their latest earnings statement, released today. Read More

  • Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors

    Tesla Unveils The Model X, An Electric CUV With Futuristic Gullwing-like Doors

    Tesla Motors’ family is growing. The company just unveiled its first crossover, the Model X. Like the Roadster and Model S, the Model X is a purely electric vehicle, built on the same platform as the Model S. Tesla says pricing will be similar to that of the Model S, making the base model around $50k after tax credits. But, if all the available options are checked including the… Read More

  • Elon Musk: Starting A Company Is Like Staring Into The Face Of Death

    Elon Musk: Starting A Company Is Like Staring Into The Face Of Death

    Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and founder of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), sat down with Erick Schonfeld tonight just before TechCrunch Disrupt’s closing ceremony. During the brief conversation, Musk provided insight into how entrepreneurs can get started disrupting major industries like energy, transportation and space. It’s not an easy route… Read More

  • Tesla’s Q2 Earnings: Steady As She Goes

    Tesla’s Q2 Earnings: Steady As She Goes

    Tesla has released their shareholder statement for Q2 2011, and while it doesn’t make for the most exciting reading, it’s at least full of fairly good news. They’ve been on cruise control for quite a while now, if you will, designing and testing their Model S sedan, but there are plenty of pitfalls that could have afflicted the process, techniques and technologies that could… Read More

  • Tesla Taps Public Markets Again; Raises Over $200M To Develop Model X Vehicle

    Electric car company Tesla Motors has priced its follow-on offering of 5,300,000 shares of stock at $28.76 per share, the closing price for Tesla shares on June 2. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also plans to purchase 1,416,000 shares of stock directly from Tesla at the public offering price and Blackstar Investco, an affiliate of Daimler AG (a Tesla investor), plans to purchase up to 637,475 shares of… Read More

  • NASA Will Start Flying Coach With "Commercial Crews"

    After the retirement of the Shuttle program, NASA will begin flying along with – and funding – multiple “commercial crews” including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin group and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. NASA is paying out $270 million to SpaceX, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada (not the beer) and Boeing. This program, begun in 2009 and is now vitally important as it pairs… Read More

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport Test Drive

    AutoTech Video: We Drive Elon Musk’s Personal Tesla Roadster Sport

    Unlike other automakers, Tesla is headquartered in the hills of Palo Alto next to beautiful rolling hills with lush green scenery and horse crossing signs. As you can imagine, a place like this would have some of the best driving roads in the country. We were slightly disappointed that the man behind it all, Elon Musk, was out of town. But coincidentally this gave us the perfect opportunity… Read More

  • Tesla To Join The Ranks Of The Big Three?

    Being called “America’s fourth automaker” is good for stock prices. That’s what Tesla was recently labeled in a report from Morgan Stanley and it caused their stock to shoot up nearly 20% to close at $27.75. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re projected to hit $70 by the end of the year. Read More

  • Tesla Sues BBC For Libel Claiming Top Gear Rigged Tests, BBC "will be vigorously defending"

    Top Gear fans? Remember the episode from a few years back where the crew tried to flog the Tesla Roadster? Yeah, it didn’t end so well for the Tesla after Clarkson started off praising the little electric supercar. The entire segment is embedded for your viewing enjoyment after the jump, but the skinny is that the Top Gear testers sort of died prematurely — a few times. The… Read More

  • Tesla Roadsters Rack Up 10 Million Miles

    Considering that only 1,500 Tesla Roadsters are out on the roads, it’s amazing they’ve been able to clock up 10 million miles since 2008. Even more impressive is that the Roadsters have collectively saved 500,000 gallons of fuel and over 5.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, while maintaining supercar performance. Read More

  • Elon Musk Says Super-Capacitors Not Batteries, Will Be Breakthrough For EVs

    When Elon Musk first came to Silicon Valley he was researching advanced, highly-energy-dense super-capacitors at Stanford. Coincidentally, when speaking at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco about the future of electric vehicles Musk said, “If I were to make a prediction, I’d think there’s a good chance that it is not batteries, but super-capacitors.” Read More

  • Tesla Model S Will Support Third-Party Apps On Its Massive 17-inch Touchscreen

    The Model S, is the most hyped electric car due to come out soon. Everyone is waiting to see what the Model S will feature and whether or not it’ll be worth the wait. Today, at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Model S will support third-party apps and text-to-speech, pretty much confirming many rumors. Read More

  • Tesla Announces Model S Rollout Date And Prices

    To those awaiting the most promising electric vehicles to ever enter the market (Tesla Model S), the company has given some more insight as to the Model S rollout. Today, on Tesla’s blog, George Blankenship, Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Ownership Experience, gave an update to the progress of the EV startup company. Read More

  • PlugShare Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Free, And Paid Charging Options

    A newly released app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, called PlugShare aims to alleviate so-called “range anxiety” for electric vehicle drivers by giving them a map of an area’s available, paid charging stations and homes or lots that will allow them to plug in and recharge for free. Xatori co-founder and chief executive Forrest North —who previously worked as… Read More

  • Tesla Opens Showroom In Nation's Capitol, Very Close To White House

    Today, Tesla opens its new Washington, D.C. showroom and starting tomorrow, February 11, Tesla will begin offering test drives of the Tesla Roadster. The showroom, located a few blocks from the White House at 1050 K St. N.W., is Tesla’s 16th store to open globally. Not only will customers be able to purchase Tesla Roadsters – and soon the Model S — but they will also be able… Read More

  • Video: Tesla Model S On The Road

    I feel like there’s something missing from this video. Oh yes, the thumping music and roaring engines that usually accompany these road-type videos — on Top Gear, anyway. Isn’t it a little creepy how quiet it is? If you’re looking for more Model S love, we got a bunch of shots of a nice red one at CES. I actually like the silver color better, though. Read More

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