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Posts Tagged: Tesla Model S

October plug-in vehicle sales break records

With a presidential election and a deadly hurricane hogging the headlines, it’s perhaps understandable that the major national news media have ignored the most important story: all three of the mass-market plug-in vehicles broke sales records in October, while also topping the Consumer Reports customer reliability survey. Once again the Chevrolet Volt leads the plug-in pack. The… Read more »

VIDEO: Jay Leno gives Model S a thorough workout

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, our favorite TV personality and auto enthusiast takes an in-depth look at Tesla’s Model S, which he introduces as “the car they said would never be produced” and “the electric car that doesn’t look like an electric car.” Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen gives Jay the grand tour,… Read more »

Monthly EV sales continue to grow

It’s that time again – September sales figures are in. Overall EV sales are up, and the standings remain the same.The Chevy Volt sold 2,851 units, a slight improvement over August’s all time record of 2,831, for a year-to-date total of 16,348. The Volt’s Hamtramck assembly line will remain idle until October 15th.  Toyota’s Prius… Read more »

…and the bad news is…Tesla reduces revenue forecast

Tesla’sunveiling of its new Supercharger was streamed online, with a light show and plenty of hoopla. Its announcement the next morning was a more subdued affair. The company said that Model S production has increased at a slower rate than anticipated, and that it is “approximately four to five weeks behind our previously announced Model… Read more »

Will Tesla’s sci-fi super charger include solar panels and battery swapping?

Tesla Motors intends to unveil the plans for its long-awaited and much-hyped “super charger” next Monday. In true Tesla fashion, the unveiling will be a media event – you can watch it happen live on the company’s web site – and the charging station itself will be designed to look cool – like an advanced… Read more »