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Tesla opens 100th Supercharger site in NJ, expands to new manufacturing facility in CA

Tesla has opened its 100th Supercharger site, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, and will commemorate the milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The new station, which has six charging stalls and will be open 24/7, is located in the Hamilton Market Place mall, just off Interstate 195, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia. Supercharger… Read more »

March plug-in sales: LEAF leaps ahead, Volt vindicated

In the spring a young person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…a new car! Overall auto sales were up 6% in March, and plug-in sales surged. 9,376 units were sold, a healthy increase both on February’s figure (7,055) and last March’s measure (7,982). The LEAF opened up a wide lead with 2,507 units, a respectable… Read more »

VW: e-Golf battery pack doesn’t need a liquid cooling system

Does an EV battery pack need a liquid cooling system? Automakers have different opinions. The Tesla Roadster and Model S have ‘em, the Nissan LEAF does not. Volkswagen initially designed its e-Golf with a liquid-cooled battery, but the production e-Golf, which is now on sale in Germany, and will arrive in selected US markets during… Read more »

Tesla Gigafactory takes shape, stock soars, short-sellers weep

Let’s all shed a crocodile tear or two for the poor Tesla short-sellers. Their faces (and their balance sheets) turned an even deeper shade of red this week, as TSLA shares powered through the $200 mark without tapping the brakes, on the way to $260 and beyond. A series of positive news items has driven… Read more »

Plenty to like in Tesla quarterly report, but red ink causes stock to slide

Tesla’s earnings report for the third quarter of 2013, released Tuesday, told a tale of steady, if modest, progress on almost all fronts. The company delivered a record number of vehicles, increased its gross margins, increased its cash balance – and either earned or lost money, depending on how you’re counting. Just over 5,500 Model… Read more »

Japanese mining firm triples lithium nickel oxide production

“Just one word, young man: lithium!” As EV production ramps up, companies at all points in the supply line for the lightest metal are getting ready for new levels of demand, from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently warned that a “truly gargantuan battery factory” will soon be needed, to Panasonic, which is investing $200… Read more »

Dual battery pack could give next-generation Tesla unprecedented range

Is Tesla working on a new type of hybrid pack that combines two different battery technologies to deliver a huge increase in range? This question has been floating around the discussion groups for a few months, but several outlets reported it as breaking news this week after a couple of stock analysts discovered the story… Read more »

Samsung SDI to supply batteries to Tesla?

Tesla is looking to diversify its supply of lithium-ion batteries, and is close to an agreement with Korean firm Samsung SDI, the Korea Herald reported, citing unidentified industry sources (an SDI official has denied the report). “We understand SDI and Tesla are undergoing last-minute tests before the Korean company starts to supply its batteries,” said… Read more »