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September 25, 2012

Bleeding cash, Tesla Motors struggles to keep its engine moving

  • 4.4 the number of seconds it takes for a Tesla Model S to reach a speed of 60 miles per hour
  • $31.4 the number of dollars the company lost in a 4.4 second period during the first six months of 2012, or as the laymen call it, $111 million. The company currently owes $465 million to the U.S. government, but plans to pay it back. source
23:39 // 1 year ago
June 23, 2012
Tesla Motors unveils new “Model S” in Fremont
Car of the future? That’s certainly the hope of the folks at Tesla Motors, the California-based automaker that turned out the all-electric Tesla Roadster, an ostentatiously designed, hyper-expensive electric sports car, back in 2008. The Model S they unveiled today is aimed at a somewhat less-moneyed crowd, though not really – while the Roadster sold for over $100,000, the Model S should clock in between $57,400 and $77,400. The company says plans for a $30,000 sedan model are underway, but this current release is something of a fortunes-changing moment for the company. What do you think? Maybe a bit rough at the price, but damn if we don’t want an electric car with iPad-style screens all over the place. (Photo by Autoviva.com) source
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Car of the future? That’s certainly the hope of the folks at Tesla Motors, the California-based automaker that turned out the all-electric Tesla Roadster, an ostentatiously designed, hyper-expensive electric sports car, back in 2008. The Model S they unveiled today is aimed at a somewhat less-moneyed crowd, though not really – while the Roadster sold for over $100,000, the Model S should clock in between $57,400 and $77,400. The company says plans for a $30,000 sedan model are underway, but this current release is something of a fortunes-changing moment for the company. What do you think? Maybe a bit rough at the price, but damn if we don’t want an electric car with iPad-style screens all over the place. (Photo by Autoviva.com) source

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14:02 // 2 years ago
December 31, 2010

Give it time: Electric cars not really flying off the shelves yet

  • >350 the reported sales of the hopemobile, the Chevy Volt, in December … but it’s kind of a novelty right now
  • >10 the reported sales of the Nissan Leaf in the last two weeks; the odds that Ed Begley Jr. owns one? Even source

» It’s not really a demand problem: The issue here is more supply. The cars simply haven’t hit most parts of the country yet, and there are waiting lists 50,000 people long for the electric cars, which are slowly ramping up production and should go nationwide by 2012.

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11:45 // 3 years ago
November 19, 2010
World leaders somehow offended by Obama’s gas-guzzler: Obama’s riding around Libson in this eight-ton diesel-fueled limo, which looks out of place ‘cause every other leader is riding around in an electric car. source Follow ShortFormBlog

World leaders somehow offended by Obama’s gas-guzzler: Obama’s riding around Libson in this eight-ton diesel-fueled limo, which looks out of place ‘cause every other leader is riding around in an electric car. source

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10:47 // 3 years ago