Tag: Tesla

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Jun 23, 2016

Tesla and SolarCity: For Elon Musk, it's Personal (and a Family Affair)

Jim Motavalli

Elon Musk wants Tesla Motors to merge with his cousin's photovoltaic company. It's a decision made from the heart, not the head, but it may be a good idea anyway. 

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May 03, 2016

I've Seen the Future and It's Spelled T-E-S-L-A

Jim Motavalli

I got two hours of seat time in the Model S P90D, with Ludicrous Mode, Autopilot and the whole kit and kaboodle.

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Nov 03, 2015

Bob Lutz Slams Tesla, But Is He Just Jealous?

Jim Motavalli

GM's former iconoclast (no, not John DeLorean) predicts doom for Tesla Motors, but maybe that's just because he never got the reins of an automaker.

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Oct 04, 2015

Liftoff! Tesla Debuts its $132,000 Model X (With Bio-Hazard Protection)

Jim Motavalli

It was a typical Tesla launch--an hour late, but plenty of spectacular features, from a big windshield and a phone holster to those amazing doors. It's only later that you scratch your head over the price and the long delay getting to market.

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Mar 28, 2014

Tesla Cleared in Federal Safety Inquiry

Jim Motavalli

The Tesla steamroller is back on track. A four-month investigation into battery fires ends with a "no defect trend" verdict from NHTSA.

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Mar 06, 2014

Tesla's Gigafactory: Meeting Today's Big Battery Demand

Jim Motavalli

Elon Musk is betting big (up to $5 billion) on a gigantic battery plant. It definitely makes sense in the short term, but will lithium-ion eventually be replaced with hugely efficient solid-state technology? Whatever Tesla builds should be ready for a retrofit.

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Jul 24, 2012

Fast Forward: First Pedal to the Metal in Tesla's Model S

Jim Motavalli

The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.

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Jun 01, 2012

The Tesla Model S: Preparing to Launch

Jim Motavalli

Tesla Motors is just three weeks away from launching its all-new sedan, with twice the room and half the price of the celebrated Roadster. No test drive yet, but here's the sum of what we know.

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