Tesla Model X News

By Brad Berman ·
October 02, 2015

Tesla Unveils Exceptional and Expensive Model X

The Tesla Model X was unveiled this week at the company’s Fremont, Calif. factory. Since the prototype of the stylish all-electric luxury SUV was unveiled in February 2012, there have been three or four production delays. The event on Tuesday night put that period to an end by confirming the first deliveries and reiterating basic specifications, as well as a set of very cool and highly unusual luxury features.

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By Brad Berman ·
May 08, 2015

Tesla Hints at “Late 2017” Production Date for $35k Model 3

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, was not very precise this week when he talked about production timing for the Model 3, the company’s planned $35,000 200-mile electric car. "We are hoping to show the Model 3 in March of next year,” said Musk. He quickly added, “Don’t super-hold me to that month. That’s our aspiration.” Production dates for the Tesla Model X have repeated been delayed.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 15, 2014

Audi Promises First Plug-in Diesel for United States

Audi will introduce a new more powerful, lighter and more fuel-efficient version of its Q7 sports utility vehicle at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January. Here’s the big news for plug-in fans: the new Q7 will be offered with a powerful one-two combination of plug-in capability and a 3-liter V-6 diesel engine.

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By David Herron ·
November 06, 2013

Tesla Motors: Battery Supply Crunch Limiting Model S Production

In yesterday's conference call discussing Q3 2013 financial results, Tesla CEO Elon Musk repeatedly said Model S production is limited not by customer demand, but constraints in supplies of parts, primarily battery cells. He hinted at a “giant” battery factory in the works.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
September 30, 2013

Tesla Model X Reservations Top 6,000 Cars Over Plug In Weekend

Reservations for Tesla’s all-electric Crossover SUV, the upcoming Tesla Model X, eclipsed 6,000 orders over the weekend, marking an appropriate milestone to coincide with Plug In Day 2013.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
September 23, 2013

Five Reasons Mainstream Automakers Are Scared of Tesla

Historically, there has been little love lost between established automakers and Tesla Motors. When Tesla was a little-known startup company, the big-name brands, like General Motors and Nissan, saw Tesla as a curiosity—or a loud annoying pest. Fast forward to today, and Tesla’s widely publicized successes have forced the same automakers to rethink their evaluation of the Californian company, which has set the benchmark for the industry.

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By David Herron ·
August 09, 2013

Tesla Aims to Double Model S Production, Maybe Add Driver-Assist Features

Tesla Motors on Wednesday announced Q2 2013 financial results that showed increased sales and revenues. But the big story, arguably, is that Tesla is rapidly building up its capabilities as an auto manufacturer—in a slow and steady path toward developing a full line of electric cars.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
July 31, 2013

At Owners Meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Drops Hints about Future Plans

Earlier this month, the inaugural TESLive conference—a two-day event devoted to Tesla Electric cars—took place in San Jose, Calif. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the featured speaker on the second day. In a townhall-style question and answer session, Musk shared updates for existing Tesla Roadster owners, chatted about the Model S’s safety record, and gave hints about future Tesla models.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
July 16, 2013

Tesla: Five Minute Recharging On The Way, Without Battery Swap

California-based Tesla Motors is streets ahead of the competition when it comes to both the range of its electric cars and the speed at which they recharge. But Tesla isn’t content to simply maintain that lead: it wants to refill a battery pack in just five minutes, without battery swap technology.

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By David Herron ·
July 11, 2013

The Business Model for Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging

Electric cars are often pictured in front of a solar array or wind turbine, when in reality most of our electricity comes non-renewable sources. Yet, there are three new projects that feature a close integration of solar power and electric car charging: the Tesla Supercharger network; the Fastned charging network in the Netherlands; and a collaboration between GM's OnStar and TimberRock. Very few people were thinking about this when electric cars started hitting the market a couple of year ago, but smart grid services—enabled by inter-connected EV charging, solar panels and stationary battery packs—might become the unexpected killer app of the electric car era.

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