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Tesla Drivetrains Fail by 60 K Miles

A new study warns that two thirds of Tesla Model S cars will need to have their entire drivetrains replaced before they reach 60,000 miles.

Breitbart News reported in October, with Tesla’s stock plunging by -10 percent, that Consumer Reports had pulled its “best car ever” rating from Tesla’s Model S. Having received 1,400 responses from owners over the following month, who complaine More

A new study warns that two thirds of Tesla Model S cars will need to have their entire drivetrains replaced before they reach 60,000 miles.

Breitbart News reported in October, with Tesla’s stock plunging by -10 percent, that Consumer Reports had pulled its “best car ever” rating from Tesla’s Model S. Having received 1,400 responses from owners over the following month, who complaine More

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Mobile Web Magid: Tesla Model S is both peppy around town and safe on the highway

If I had a rich aunt or uncle willing to spend big bucks on my holiday present, I’d ask for a Tesla Model S. It’s not because it can go from zero to 60 in almost no time, not because it’s a beautiful car, not because of the very cool electronic display and not even because it’s all electric. What makes me want a Tesla is its safety features, specifically its autopilot featu More

If I had a rich aunt or uncle willing to spend big bucks on my holiday present, I’d ask for a Tesla Model S. It’s not because it can go from zero to 60 in almost no time, not because it’s a beautiful car, not because of the very cool electronic display and not even because it’s all electric. What makes me want a Tesla is its safety features, specifically its autopilot featu More

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The Only Electric Car In Demand Right Now As Low US Gas Prices Batter Plug-In Car Sales

The lowest gasoline prices in years are luring Americans back to gas-burning, lower-fuel-economy SUVs and battering electric vehicle sales — that is all but Tesla. While sales of popular electric and gas-electric hybrids have plummeted, wealthy Tesla Motors loyalists continue to drive sales of the $75,000 Model S.

Tesla reported late Friday it delivered 11,580 vehicles in the July-Sep More

The lowest gasoline prices in years are luring Americans back to gas-burning, lower-fuel-economy SUVs and battering electric vehicle sales — that is all but Tesla. While sales of popular electric and gas-electric hybrids have plummeted, wealthy Tesla Motors loyalists continue to drive sales of the $75,000 Model S.

Tesla reported late Friday it delivered 11,580 vehicles in the July-Sep More

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Tesla must replace engines in Norwegian cars

Teesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.

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Tesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.
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Teesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.

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Tesla owners in Norway are experiencing major engine problems.The el car company are now are working in high gear to replace the motors.
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Demand for Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Dual-Motor Vehicles Is “Off the Charts”

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA ) outspoken CEO Elon Musk has weighed in with one of the most useful updates to date on the company’s new dual-motor versions of its Model S. The verdict? One month after it was introduced, demand for the all-wheel-drive version of the model isn’t lacking. In fact, demand for the new motor system is incredibly robust. Here’s what investors need More

Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA ) outspoken CEO Elon Musk has weighed in with one of the most useful updates to date on the company’s new dual-motor versions of its Model S. The verdict? One month after it was introduced, demand for the all-wheel-drive version of the model isn’t lacking. In fact, demand for the new motor system is incredibly robust. Here’s what investors need More

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Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars

One of the defining features of buying a Tesla Model S electric car is the online ordering, at a fixed price.

Thus far, the only way to get a Model S at a discount from Tesla Motors has been to buy a service loaner/showroom model direct from the company.

Now, however, Tesla has doubled the discount on its older inventory vehicles that lack the latest hardware upgrades–offerin More

One of the defining features of buying a Tesla Model S electric car is the online ordering, at a fixed price.

Thus far, the only way to get a Model S at a discount from Tesla Motors has been to buy a service loaner/showroom model direct from the company.

Now, however, Tesla has doubled the discount on its older inventory vehicles that lack the latest hardware upgrades–offerin More

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Tesla begins selling its electric cars in China on an Alibaba marketplace

The Tesla store on Tmall.com opens today, offering a Model S for nearly $70,000.

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. began taking online orders for its Model S electric car in China today, joining General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG in selling vehicles through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s online shopping mall.

Buyers can place a 50,000-yuan ($8,200) deposit for the elect More

The Tesla store on Tmall.com opens today, offering a Model S for nearly $70,000.

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. began taking online orders for its Model S electric car in China today, joining General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG in selling vehicles through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s online shopping mall.

Buyers can place a 50,000-yuan ($8,200) deposit for the elect More

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Tesla D vs Autopilot Poll, + Tesla D Video With Fun Reaction

Tesla Motors just made two huge auto announcements. The company paired them together, making them seem like one, but they are actually two separate things. The question I have, which is bigger for society as a whole?
Tesla D — Dual Motor Model S

Tesla last week unveiled “Tesla D,” which is actually an all-wheel drive version of the Tesla Model S (Dual Motor Model S). The upgrade More

Tesla Motors just made two huge auto announcements. The company paired them together, making them seem like one, but they are actually two separate things. The question I have, which is bigger for society as a whole?
Tesla D — Dual Motor Model S

Tesla last week unveiled “Tesla D,” which is actually an all-wheel drive version of the Tesla Model S (Dual Motor Model S). The upgrade More

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Tesla Motors Unveils New Automated Driving System

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Tesla Motors gives us “the D”—dual-motor, all-wheel drive Model S variants

After making a few good-natured jokes about how he recently received a crash-course in the colloquial meaning of “the D,” Musk kicked off the event by having a factory robot hoist an all-wheel drive Model S frame up from beneath the stage. USA Today jumped the gun with their announcement summary, and the report proved accurate. All-wheel drive will be an available option on all Model S More

After making a few good-natured jokes about how he recently received a crash-course in the colloquial meaning of “the D,” Musk kicked off the event by having a factory robot hoist an all-wheel drive Model S frame up from beneath the stage. USA Today jumped the gun with their announcement summary, and the report proved accurate. All-wheel drive will be an available option on all Model S More

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4,000 Tesla Model S Reservations In China So Far

Last month Tesla shut down its assembly line for three weeks in order to retool for expanded production of the Model S and the impending debut of the Model X. It’s a good thing too, because according to Street Insider, Tesla Model S reservations have reached 4,000 in China despite a lack of government incentives.

That’s the word from Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Armchambaul, who also sai More

Last month Tesla shut down its assembly line for three weeks in order to retool for expanded production of the Model S and the impending debut of the Model X. It’s a good thing too, because according to Street Insider, Tesla Model S reservations have reached 4,000 in China despite a lack of government incentives.

That’s the word from Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Armchambaul, who also sai More

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My First-Hand Experience With Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Ninja-Like Service

Ninjas. Elves. Formula One crews. These are the things that come to mind when I try to describe my first experience with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) service. Here’s a revealing first-hand peek into how Tesla services its vehicles.

Tesla service truck returning a customer vehicle with its valet service. Image source: Author’s photo.

According to Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S More

Ninjas. Elves. Formula One crews. These are the things that come to mind when I try to describe my first experience with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) service. Here’s a revealing first-hand peek into how Tesla services its vehicles.

Tesla service truck returning a customer vehicle with its valet service. Image source: Author’s photo.

According to Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S More

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Tesla Expands in Hong Kong to Tap Electric Vehicle Demand

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:US) will double its workforce in Hong Kong as the electric car maker expands in a market the company said could become the “Norway of Asia.”

Tesla’s workforce in Hong Kong will exceed 100 people by the end of the year, and the company has hired a country director for the Chinese city, the Hong Kong government said in a statement on its website today. The small More

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA:US) will double its workforce in Hong Kong as the electric car maker expands in a market the company said could become the “Norway of Asia.”

Tesla’s workforce in Hong Kong will exceed 100 people by the end of the year, and the company has hired a country director for the Chinese city, the Hong Kong government said in a statement on its website today. The small More

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Tesla Model S becomes the heaviest selling electronic vehicle ahead of Nissan Leaf in Northern European markets.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S sales have overtaken those of the Nissan Leaf in significant northern European markets. The latest monthly sales data reveals that the Model S is leading the all-electric vehicle industry.

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Norway biggest overseas market for Tesla

In Norway, the demand for the Tesla Model S is highest, as the country’s lucrative tax structure an More

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S sales have overtaken those of the Nissan Leaf in significant northern European markets. The latest monthly sales data reveals that the Model S is leading the all-electric vehicle industry.

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Norway biggest overseas market for Tesla

In Norway, the demand for the Tesla Model S is highest, as the country’s lucrative tax structure an More

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How To Get A Tesla Model S In Russia

Tesla has rapidly expanded its sales operations beyond just North America, opening showrooms and service centers across much of Western Europe and China as well. But one country where it’s still difficult to get a Tesla Model S is Russia, though that didn’t stop one of the country’s tech pioneers.

The Verge reports on the efforts of one Dimity Grishin, the tech entrepreneur behind Rus More

Tesla has rapidly expanded its sales operations beyond just North America, opening showrooms and service centers across much of Western Europe and China as well. But one country where it’s still difficult to get a Tesla Model S is Russia, though that didn’t stop one of the country’s tech pioneers.

The Verge reports on the efforts of one Dimity Grishin, the tech entrepreneur behind Rus More

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Here’s How To Slash The Cost Of A Tesla Model S By $6,000

Lux Research in its latest report entitled “Silicon vs. WBG: Demystifying Prospects of GaN and SiC in the Electrified Vehicle Market” highlights the advantages of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics, which enables a huge cost savings.

Both materials are wide bandgap (WBG) materials, which used in power electronics are much more efficient than silicon and be More

Lux Research in its latest report entitled “Silicon vs. WBG: Demystifying Prospects of GaN and SiC in the Electrified Vehicle Market” highlights the advantages of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power electronics, which enables a huge cost savings.

Both materials are wide bandgap (WBG) materials, which used in power electronics are much more efficient than silicon and be More

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Kelly Liu On Tesla: From Ideas to Reality

by Kelly Liu
Tesla Motors, one of the most preeminent companies that manufactures electric cars, has come
a very long way since its production of the first vehicle that utilizes the lithium-ion
battery packs to the pervasive influence it now holds on other brands, such as Toyota and Daimler.
In a glimpse, it seems although Tesla is just a step away from commercializing elec More

by Kelly Liu
Tesla Motors, one of the most preeminent companies that manufactures electric cars, has come
a very long way since its production of the first vehicle that utilizes the lithium-ion
battery packs to the pervasive influence it now holds on other brands, such as Toyota and Daimler.
In a glimpse, it seems although Tesla is just a step away from commercializing elec More

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Touring by Tesla: From The Mexico Border to Fairbanks

Hall is the president of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association. He spent 17 days driving from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks, and now he’s on the return leg. Reporter Jeremy Hsieh hops in for a ride.
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Hall is the president of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association. He spent 17 days driving from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks, and now he’s on the return leg. Reporter Jeremy Hsieh hops in for a ride.
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Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For ‘Mistresses’, Apparently

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Can Tesla Motors Inc. Triple Delivery Rates in One Year?

Editors Note: this article previously stated Tesla would deliver 100,000 units in 2015. This statement was made in error and should have stated, Tesla will increase its annualized delivery rate to 100,000 units in 2015. The Motley Fool apologizes and regrets this error.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has been a hot stock during the past 18 months, as investors continue to debate whether this More

Editors Note: this article previously stated Tesla would deliver 100,000 units in 2015. This statement was made in error and should have stated, Tesla will increase its annualized delivery rate to 100,000 units in 2015. The Motley Fool apologizes and regrets this error.

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has been a hot stock during the past 18 months, as investors continue to debate whether this More

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Tesla expects to boost 2015 output to more than 60,000

DETROIT (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk also said the company will fund 40 percent to 50 percent of the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion cost of building a new &# More

DETROIT (Reuters) – Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said it expects to build more than 60,000 cars in 2015, after spending heavily this year to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk also said the company will fund 40 percent to 50 percent of the estimated $4 billion to $5 billion cost of building a new &# More

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Elon Musk Defends Tesla After Getting A Terrible Review

Elon Musk stammered out a hasty defense of Tesla’s Model S Thursday night, two days after facing blistering criticism over the car’s maintenance problems.

A 17-month review of the $105,005 sedan, published this week by car-critic Edmunds.com, yielded one chief complaint — parts of the car needed to be replaced too frequently. Tesla’s chief executive countered the critiqu More

Elon Musk stammered out a hasty defense of Tesla’s Model S Thursday night, two days after facing blistering criticism over the car’s maintenance problems.

A 17-month review of the $105,005 sedan, published this week by car-critic Edmunds.com, yielded one chief complaint — parts of the car needed to be replaced too frequently. Tesla’s chief executive countered the critiqu More

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Tesla delivers first electric cars in Asia

Tesla has delivered the first eight Model S electric cars to customers in Hong Kong, the first Asian market to get the car.

During an event held at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s vice president of worldwide sales and service handed over the keys and officially opened the first two Supercharger charging sites in the country.
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Tesla has delivered the first eight Model S electric cars to customers in Hong Kong, the first Asian market to get the car.

During an event held at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s vice president of worldwide sales and service handed over the keys and officially opened the first two Supercharger charging sites in the country.
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Hack A Tesla Model S And Win $10,000

The word “hack” is a little over-used in today’s lexicon, but in the general sense it refers to the process of cracking the software system of a computer, a smartphone–or a car.

Many electric cars roll those three categories into one, and now the organizers of a computer security conference have set hackers a special challenge: To hack into a Tesla Model S electric c More

The word “hack” is a little over-used in today’s lexicon, but in the general sense it refers to the process of cracking the software system of a computer, a smartphone–or a car.

Many electric cars roll those three categories into one, and now the organizers of a computer security conference have set hackers a special challenge: To hack into a Tesla Model S electric c More

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Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars.

You might already know that; but so far, that’s largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various ownership profiles, comments, and forums. Now all this owner ‘love’—and the lack of problems—is starting to be confirmed by established surveys and metrics. One example: The latest annual study from t More

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars.

You might already know that; but so far, that’s largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various ownership profiles, comments, and forums. Now all this owner ‘love’—and the lack of problems—is starting to be confirmed by established surveys and metrics. One example: The latest annual study from t More

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Tesla Model S named top model in perceived quality

Tesla is driving home with a “perceived quality” award for its Model S electric sedan.

Strategic Vision, a research outfit in southern California, has named the Tesla Model S as having the highest score among any vehicle in its latest Total Quality Index.

“Tesla built a vehicle that generated love in attributes that were most important to segment buyers,” says More

Tesla is driving home with a “perceived quality” award for its Model S electric sedan.

Strategic Vision, a research outfit in southern California, has named the Tesla Model S as having the highest score among any vehicle in its latest Total Quality Index.

“Tesla built a vehicle that generated love in attributes that were most important to segment buyers,” says More

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Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World’s Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids?

Our bet is that unless you’ve recently spent some time in Norway, you haven’t ridden in a Tesla taxi.

DON’T MISS: Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway)

Given that country’s huge incentives for purchasing and operating bat More

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids?

Our bet is that unless you’ve recently spent some time in Norway, you haven’t ridden in a Tesla taxi.

DON’T MISS: Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway)

Given that country’s huge incentives for purchasing and operating bat More

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Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Updates Since 2012

While today’s Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it’s had quite a few hardware updates under the surface.

But from a Tesla owner’s point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software than by a handful of hardware changes–many of which can’t be retr More

While today’s Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line two years ago, it’s had quite a few hardware updates under the surface.

But from a Tesla owner’s point of view, the car has been improved far more by numerous updates to its computer software than by a handful of hardware changes–many of which can’t be retr More

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Tesla Brings Right-Handed Model S to UK

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) will launch the right hand version of Model S Performance Plus in Britain next month, according to media reports. This is expected to boost demand for the car in the country where electric cars are not popular. Only 1,547 electric cars were sold in Britain in the first quarter of 2014.

One of the main reasons for their unpopularity is the short range offered by mo More

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) will launch the right hand version of Model S Performance Plus in Britain next month, according to media reports. This is expected to boost demand for the car in the country where electric cars are not popular. Only 1,547 electric cars were sold in Britain in the first quarter of 2014.

One of the main reasons for their unpopularity is the short range offered by mo More

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To Many Chinese, Cars Like Tesla’s Model S Appear To Be Unmanageable

Elon Musk’s announcement of a deal with Hanergy to build supercharging stations in China may have temporarily drawn attention away from Tesla’s lack of progress in setting up an adequate network of charging stations. But it appears that he may be overlooking another important issue: What is the attitude of ordinary Chinese car owners toward pure electric cars?

In order to drive up the More

Elon Musk’s announcement of a deal with Hanergy to build supercharging stations in China may have temporarily drawn attention away from Tesla’s lack of progress in setting up an adequate network of charging stations. But it appears that he may be overlooking another important issue: What is the attitude of ordinary Chinese car owners toward pure electric cars?

In order to drive up the More

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