I have been a full time automotive marketer for just over ten years now. In that span of time, I've done some really cool stuff - like my part in helping to launch the Tesla Roadster - and a lot of stuff that frankly isn't all that glamorous or sexy (certainly not to people outside the industry). Read more...
Remember this piece from the Honda Summer 2008 Hydrogen Collection? It was supposed to point the way to future of green fuel technology before the Tesla brought plug-in sex appeal down the ramp with their Roadster and, later on, the S, as well as the trend of compliance EVs from Chevrolet, Volkswagen and Kia. But with […]
DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc got more bad news this week following the third fire in its Model S electric sedan as actor George Clooney complained about being stuck on the side of the road in the Roadster sports car he used to own.
A Tesla fire burned the battery of a Tesla Model S for a third time, but what does Elon Musk say about the safety of the Tesla cars? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Tesla Model S fire video showed the roadster electric vehicle bursting into flames on the road. Show More Summary
It wasn't very long ago that Tesla was a tiny startup making only a few dozens of very expensive electric Roadsters per month.
The Tesla battery fire in the Model S roadster prompted Tesla CEO Elon Musk to defend his company’s Tesla battery design. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Tesla Model S roadster electric vehicle burst into flames on the road and the whole thing was caught on camera. Show More Summary
Hertz will begin renting Tesla's Model S sedan and Roadster electric vehicles at two of its Californian locations.
Saying that they continue to be committed to building cars in the Detroit area, EV startup Detroit Electric has told the Detroit News that the first models of its SP:01 sports car, like Tesla’s Roadster an electrified Lotus, will have their final assembly done in Holland starting in the last quarter of the year, not [...]
The SP:01, Detroit Electric's battery-powered sports car not unlike the Tesla Roadster, is currently on hold, pending the company's purchase of a facility in which to build it. Production was due to start on the Lotus Elise-based electric car this month, but delays in finalizing a manufacturing facility have seen that date pushed back. Speaking to...
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) set out to kill the image of electric cars as golf carts. And it succeeded — at least in the eyes of anyone who’s taken a Roadster or a Model S test drive. Both cars will pull you back in your seat. But how do they stack up against their gas-guzzling […]
I'd just taken over as Tesla's PR guy and had been contacted by old friends at Microsoft Game Studios about including the Tesla Roadster in Project Gotham Racing 4. Darryl Siry, my boss, took me into Martin Eberhard's (Tesla's Co-founder/then CEO) office to broach the topic. That's when it went very wrong. Read more...
Tesla's Model S electric sedan has come one step closer to an Australian debut, with the first European deliveries rolling out this week. The carmaker is expected to follow the local introduction of its Roadster with a wider Model S launch in 2014, although final details are still to be revealed. Show More Summary
Plug In America’s Tesla Roadster Battery Study Tom Saxton, July 13, 2013 (Plug In America) Introduction As the first full-production all-electric vehicle of the modern era, the Tesla Roadster represents a unique opportunity to study battery pack longevity. Show More Summary
This article was first published on EV Obsession. This isn’t terribly surprising to me, as electric vehicle battery packs are often provided with 8-year warranties, and there is a rule of thumb that the lifespan of equipment normally exceeds its warranty. Show More Summary
Back in 2011, then-Tesla employee Joe Nuxoll set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca, clocking a 1:50.888 in a Tesla Roadster. That's rather brisk, but this year, Nuxoll and Tesla were back--this time separately--to take on the record once again. Nuxoll, an experienced track instructor and racer, managed to trim nearly two seconds from his previous...
Tesla may have undersold the batteries in its Roadster plug-in.
One drawback to cars that run on batteries is that over time and multiple charge/discharge cycles, batteries will lose capacity. Individual cells start to fail to meet specifications and when enough cells go bad, it’s time for another battery pack. Since capacity is directly related to range and since battery packs are expensive to replace, [...]
Once the epitome of EV cool, the Tesla Roadster has kind of taken a back seat to the new electric vehicles in the market it helped spawn. Turns out, even in the background, the Roadster has things to teach us. Or, at least it does to...Show More Summary
Tesla used the DOE loan to transition its business model from building high-end roadsters to accelerate the development of its relatively affordable Tesla Model S sedan.
Last week, Tesla gave some good news to owners of its electric autos -- an unconditional warranty on Model S power packs and the availability of Roadsters and Model S's as loaner models should your EV be laid up for repairs. Today on...Show More Summary