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I Was Surprised By A Few Things In My New Tesla Model S

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Two weeks and 600 miles ago, I took delivery of a 60-kWh 2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan.I won’t dwell on the ear-flattening acceleration, nor the magic-carpet ride and handling, nor the mesmerizing 17-inch touch screen controls.
I Was Surprised By A Few Things In My New Tesla Model S
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Tesla Is Delaying Production Of Its Model X SUV By A Year

[credit provider=”Alex Davies / Business Insider”] Tesla will delay the production of its Model X SUV by about a year, it said in its annual report, filed last week.The electric car company is going through a rough patch: Last week, Tesla lost its legal challenge over a poor review of […]
Tesla Is Delaying Production Of Its Model X SUV By A Year
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How Elon Musk Hires: ‘It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart’

[credit provider=”PandoDaily” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E”] Technology entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the audience at South by Southwest, a large conference in Austin, the biggest mistake he’s ever made.It has to do with hiring the wrong people.
How Elon Musk Hires: ‘It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart’
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Zappos’ Tony Hsieh Said To Have Bought 100 Teslas

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Ethan Miller”] Update: We reported this story after speaking with a VegasTechFund entrepreneur who seemed certain this had happened. But Hsieh tells us this is not the case. He says he has  “never purchased a Tesla” and he is “not creating a car rental serivce.”
Zappos’ Tony Hsieh Said To Have Bought 100 Teslas
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Why Tesla’s Stock Is Tanking

Tesla’s stock is down over 9.5 per cent after it reported a Q4 loss of $0.65 per share, which was wider than analysts expectations of a $0.53 per share loss.
Why Tesla’s Stock Is Tanking
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If You Really Want To Own An Electric Car, You Should Probably Move To Estonia

[credit provider=”PandoDaily” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegOUmgKB4E”] Estonia’s reputation as one of the most wired-up countries in Europe has been boosted further with the opening of what is being billed as the world’s first nationwide electric car charging network.The sparsely populated Baltic state with a population of just 1.3 million hopes the 165 “fast […]
If You Really Want To Own An Electric Car, You Should Probably Move To Estonia
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Tesla Is About To Turn Its First-Ever Profit — Here’s How It Got There

[credit provider=”Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Tesla” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/general-view-of-atmosphere-during-tesla-worldwide-debut-of-news-photo/138636201″] Tesla Motors just announced its fourth-quarter financial results, and it reported a net loss that was a bit wider than expected. But importantly, the company reached its production goal of 400 Model S cars a week, which it needed to hit to break even.
Tesla Is About To Turn Its First-Ever Profit — Here’s How It Got There
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Tesla Beats On Revenues Expectations, Misses On Earnings

[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] Tesla stock was down as much as -4.76 per cent in after hours trading Wednesday as the company missed earnings expectations and fell short of Model S sales last quarter.Street chatter indicates that while the results weren’t terrible, there was little to change the minds of […]
Tesla Beats On Revenues Expectations, Misses On Earnings
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NYT Public Editor: Tesla Review Shows Problems With Precision and Judgement

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] In a blog post published Monday, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan said the Times’ February 8 review of the Tesla Model S was flawed by “not especially” good judgement and imprecise note-taking.The post, on the Public Editor’s Journal, addressed the debate generated by reporter John […]
NYT Public Editor: Tesla Review Shows Problems With Precision and Judgement
Tech

There’s A Simple Solution To The Biggest Problem Plaguing Electric Cars

[credit provider=”Flickr/Mountain/Ash” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mountainash/227121468/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The biggest problem with electric cars these days is that the batteries just aren’t good enough for going on long trips. “In other words, the cost of the battery dwarfs the cost of the electric ty, and sadly it also dwarfs the cost of gasoline in most cars,” […]
There’s A Simple Solution To The Biggest Problem Plaguing Electric Cars
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The New York Times Gushed Over Tesla’s Model S In September

[credit provider=”Tesla” url=”http://www.teslamotors.com/gallery”] Apart from last week’s damning, fight-inducing review of the Tesla Model S by John Broder at the New York Times, media reviews of the high-end electric car have been mostly positive and often effusive.That includes the review by the Time’s own auto reporter, Bradley Berman (Broder covers […]
The New York Times Gushed Over Tesla’s Model S In September
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NYT Reviewer Responds To Elon Musk: I Did What Tesla Told Me To Do

[credit provider=”Phil Denton / Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingsaab/7173497139/”] The New York Times’ John Broder has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s point-by-point response to his review of the company’s Model S car, and basically says Tesla’s own employees instructed him to do everything Musk took him to task for:Beginning early in […]
NYT Reviewer Responds To Elon Musk: I Did What Tesla Told Me To Do
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Elon Musk’s Data Doesn’t Back Up His Claims Of New York Times Fakery

[credit provider=”AP PhoAP Photo/Mark Lennihan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=tesla%20IPO&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1360619628&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=165f68e13a314145a9982068d9129dc5&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Elon Musk’s long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S’s range capability. The Times continues to vouch for the accuracy of Broder’s report […]
Elon Musk’s Data Doesn’t Back Up His Claims Of New York Times Fakery
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How The Most Ambitious Auto Venture In A Century Nearly Collapsed And Then Came Back From The Dead

[credit provider=”AP PhoAP Photo/Mark Lennihan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=tesla%20IPO&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1360619628&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=165f68e13a314145a9982068d9129dc5&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Tesla Motors will soon announce its fourth quarter financial results. The stock was down Monday after a negative review from The New York Times, which prompted CEO Elon Musk to take to Twitter and appear on CNBC and Bloomberg TV to criticise the review. 
How The Most Ambitious Auto Venture In A Century Nearly Collapsed And Then Came Back From The Dead
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Tesla Will Open Its First Dealership In China This Year

[credit provider=”www.ExoticSpotter.com” url=”http://www.exoticspotter.com/tesla-roadster-a61-speyer-germany-93053″] Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, manufacturers of electric cars, recently announced plans to open 25 more dealerships in 2013 — almost double the 13 it opened last year — with the first new location slated to open this spring in China.According to the company, the remaining dealerships will be roughly […]
Tesla Will Open Its First Dealership In China This Year
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Tesla Is Moving Into Europe

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Tesla Motors will begin operations at its new European Distribution centre in the Netherlands this month, it announced this week.The 62,000 square foot facility in Tilburg, near the Belgian border, will be used as Tesla’s service and parts headquarters for Europe, and as a point for final […]
Tesla Is Moving Into Europe
Tech

You Can Get Free Transportation For Life From Tesla*

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Bargain-hunter, serial entrepreneur, and reformed journalist Jason Calacanis thinks we’re all missing out an a huge deal: you can get free transportation for life from Tesla.Of course, a Tesla will run you $50,000 to $100,000+.
You Can Get Free Transportation For Life From Tesla*
Tech

Tesla Is Going To Raise The Price Of The Model S

[credit provider=”via Green Car Reports”] Tesla revealed plans to raise the price of the Model S through a message board on its website yesterday.The entry level price for a Model S is $49,900, and that’s after a tax credit. We don’t know how that’s going to change, because Tesla didn’t […]
Tesla Is Going To Raise The Price Of The Model S
Tech

Mind-blowing Idea: Free Transportation For Life

I’ve been privileged to be able to own both of Tesla’s models (Roadster and Model S sedan) over the past four years. During that time I drove 15k+ miles and never visited a gas station, with the rare exception of my summer retreats to the Catskill Mountains driving convertible Mustangs […]
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A Study Shows Electric Cars Don’t Make Environmental Sense

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] The Street‘s John Peterson doesn’t see much upside to investing in electric car companies.Moreover, Peterson claims that the environmental benefit of electric cars is drastically overstated. He cites a chart from a study performed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University which illustrates emissions costs for both conventional […]
A Study Shows Electric Cars Don’t Make Environmental Sense
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Why Automobile Magazine Named The Tesla Model S Its Car Of The Year

[credit provider=”Tesla Motors”] Automobile Magazine just announced that it will name the Tesla Model S as its Car of the Year in its January 2013 issue. In the article, published online, it detailed many reasons for the decision, which did not include the vehicle’s potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.In […]
Why Automobile Magazine Named The Tesla Model S Its Car Of The Year
Tech

Elon Musk: Tesla Is Not Breaking The Law

[credit provider=”Bloomberg West” url=”http://bloom.bg/JnU6iI”] Electric car maker Tesla has been hit with two lawsuits that question its right to sell cars directly to consumers and not through dealerships. Today Tesla co-founder Elon Musk explained why he thinks these lawsuits are absurd.48 states prohibit or restrict factory ownership of dealerships, reports […]
Elon Musk: Tesla Is Not Breaking The Law
Tech

California Is Going To Burn Money On A Bullet Train; Elon Musk Says He Has Something Much Better

[credit provider=”Flickr/OnInnovation” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oninnovation/4334979070/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Super-hero entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has a plan to transport people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just 30 minutes, according to Ashlee Vance at Bloomberg BusinessWeek:Musk is cooking up plans for something he calls the Hyperloop. He won’t share specifics but says it’s some […]
California Is Going To Burn Money On A Bullet Train; Elon Musk Says He Has Something Much Better
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Internet Rallies To Save Nikola Tesla’s Old Laboratory

[credit provider=”Indiegogo” url=”http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum”] Web comic writer Matthew Inman, also known as “The Oatmeal,” has teamed up with non-profit “Tesla Science centre at Wardenclyffe” to raise money to save Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory, which is being sold off — possibly to a company that will tear it down and turn it […]
Internet Rallies To Save Nikola Tesla’s Old Laboratory
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George Clooney Is Selling Off His Rare 2008 Tesla Roadster For Charity

[credit provider=”Gooding Co” url=”http://www.goodingco.com/car/2008-tesla-roadster”] George Clooney, who owns one of Tesla’s early edition Roadsters from 2008, will auction the car off for charity in August as part of Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance weekend showcase.The Academy Award winner and philanthropist was invited to buy the eighth Tesla Roadster ever made, and […]
George Clooney Is Selling Off His Rare 2008 Tesla Roadster For Charity
Tech

8 Companies That Have Deliberately Copied The Apple Store

[credit provider=”Adapted from Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Apple_store_fifth_avenue.jpg”] Apple’s most copied innovation may not be the iPad or the iPhone, so much as its retail stores.There are certain obvious trademarks of an Apple Store like the Genius Bar and the glass facade. But that’s only a small part of what makes an […]
8 Companies That Have Deliberately Copied The Apple Store
Tech

Silicon Valley Pats Self on Back for Developing Tesla Electric Car

“Silicon Valley is the best in the world at everything it does,” says Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire who funded and is now the chairman of Tesla Motors.  This sort of smug satisfaction will no doubt only increase as the company’s $98,000 roadsters ship to celebrity mogul clients (the Governator, […]
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These Alternative Fuel Cars Won’t Become Bricks Like A Tesla

[credit provider=”Matt Rosoff/Business Insider”] Earlier today we learned that Tesla’s cars can effectively turn into bricks if the battery becomes completely discharged. And the repair is not inexpensive; the fix will cost around $40,000 each time.This got us to thinking: what if you still want to have an alternative fuel […]
These Alternative Fuel Cars Won’t Become Bricks Like A Tesla
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This Is Why The Gullwing Doors On The New Tesla Are Stupid

[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] With the introduction of the Tesla Model X late yesterday, one of the big talking points has been the “falcon doors” in the rear of the car.Tesla has said they are the “first of their kind” on a four door car. There’s a reason for that.
This Is Why The Gullwing Doors On The New Tesla Are Stupid
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Tesla Unveils Its All Electric Model X Crossover

[credit provider=”Courtesy Tesla Motors”] Late last night on the East Coast, Tesla held a web event to introduce the world to its first entry into the heavily crowded crossover segment.We showed you the teaser yesterday, and now we have to see if the fruit was worth the wait.
Tesla Unveils Its All Electric Model X Crossover
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The Teaser Image For Tesla’s Model X SUV Contains A Hidden Message

[credit provider=”Elon Musk Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/elonmusk/status/167648387313840128″] Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just released this concept sketch of the brand new Model X SUV on his Twitter.Though the image is very dark, we see a front end that is very reminiscent of the Model S sedan that is currently on the way […]
The Teaser Image For Tesla’s Model X SUV Contains A Hidden Message
Tech

Billions Of Dollars In Wealth Were Created At This Silicon Valley Cafe

[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] We walked into Buck’s Restaurant yesterday and felt like we entered a set in a movie about Silicon Valley deal makers. Everyone in the Valley has eaten at Buck’s in Woodside, California at some point. In fact, the only local hot shot entrepreneur who never stepped foot […]
Billions Of Dollars In Wealth Were Created At This Silicon Valley Cafe
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Elon Musk: Refining Gas Uses More Electricity Than Electric Cars

[credit provider=”YouTube trailer” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH_vJRRMkvE&feature=player_embedded”] Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine is obsessed with electric cars: he’s driven one for the last 12 years, and his 2006 movie, “Who Killed The Electric Car?“, followed GM’s recall and forced destruction of the EV-1, one of the first mass-produced electric cars.But the electric car is […]
Elon Musk: Refining Gas Uses More Electricity Than Electric Cars
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TEST DRIVE: First Ride In The 2012 Tesla Model S

[credit provider=”via Green Car Reports”] On Saturday, exactly one year after it took ownership of the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla Motors held a series of test-drives aimed to show off the latest Model S Betas to the press and Model S reservation holders. We’ve already told you […]
TEST DRIVE: First Ride In The 2012 Tesla Model S
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Had An Elaborate Burning Man Setup That Cost Thousands

[credit provider=”tracyshaun via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyshaun/6117651345/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] San Franciscans of a certain mindset are slowly returning from the week long Burning Man art festival that takes place in the Nevada desert a few hours away, and at least one of them will be reasonably well-rested: Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.Most attendees […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Had An Elaborate Burning Man Setup That Cost Thousands
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Elon Musk Says Tesla Won’t Be Sold, But Elon Musk Is Wrong

[credit provider=”Orlando Sentinel” url=”http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com”] In a sign of its continuing need for capital–and the good performance thus far of its stock–Tesla Motors said today it would sell 5.3 million more shares of common stock.At the same time, according to the announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to buy an additional […]
Elon Musk Says Tesla Won’t Be Sold, But Elon Musk Is Wrong
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Tesla Motors Is Now Worth Five Times As Much As Saab

[credit provider=”facemepls via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/faceme/4282587484/”] Saab fans all over the world are looking anxiously at a company that says it’s pulled itself back from the brink of death. Again.The latest rescuer is the little-known Chinese carmaker Hawtai Motor Group, which will invest 120 million euros ($177 million) in Spyker Cars […]
Tesla Motors Is Now Worth Five Times As Much As Saab