Tesla Model 3 Range

Tesla Model 3 may have more range than anyone imagined

By on June 10, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Tesla Model 3 may have more range than anyone imagined

Tesla in recent years has done an impressive job of quelling the notion that driving an electric car is a risky proposition. This is largely due to the Tesla Model S (which sports an impressive range of approximately 250 miles) and Tesla’s ever expanding fleet of Supercharger stations. As a result, Tesla owners these days can drive their vehicles across the country with ease, stopping at strategically positioned charging stations along the way.

Nonetheless, electric cars are still something of a niche product. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk, always one to dream big, has grand visions of bringing electric cars into the mainstream in the next few years. His secret weapon in this regard is the Tesla Model 3.

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Tesla Sales Texas

Texas blocks direct Tesla sales; Texas pol thinks company is run by ‘Mr. Tesla’

By on May 20, 2015 at 3:56 PM.

Texas blocks direct Tesla sales; Texas pol thinks company is run by ‘Mr. Tesla’

Despite Tesla’s best efforts, the Texas legislature this week opted not to pass a bill which would have allowed the electric automaker to sell cars directly to consumers. Instead, if Tesla wants to sell its highly revered vehciles in the lone star state, it looks like it’s going to have to do it through local franchise dealers, something the company has no intention of doing.

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Tesla Powerwall Performance iPhone Charges

How many iPhones can Tesla’s home battery recharge during a blizzard?

By on May 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How many iPhones can Tesla’s home battery recharge during a blizzard?

Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is already a hit, and the device could prove to be quite useful in a variety of instances, including keeping the lights on during a power outage or feeding back energy to the grid. But how how much power can Tesla’s new Powerwall battery store, and how can you quantify it in the context of the devices in your home? More →

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Tesla Powerwall Powerpack Battery Reservations

Tesla’s battery business is already looking much bigger than anyone imagined

By on May 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Tesla’s battery business is already looking much bigger than anyone imagined

Last week, Bloomberg crunched some numbers and estimated that Tesla has already received a crazy $800 million worth of reservations for its Powerwall and Powerpack batteries. To put this number in context, Bloomberg compared this number to the early sales numbers of products such as the iPhone and Viagra and has found that “if Tesla converts even a fraction of those reservations into actual sales, the battery roll-out could measure up as one of the biggest ever for a new product category.” More →

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Tesla Powerwall Powerpack Battery Sales Estimate

Tesla has already received an estimated $800 million worth of battery orders

By on May 8, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Tesla has already received an estimated $800 million worth of battery orders

When Elon Musk said demand for Tesla’s new home batteries was “crazy off the hook,” it seems he wasn’t exaggerating. Bloomberg has crunched some numbers and has estimated that Tesla has already taken $800 million worth of Tesla Powerwall and Tesla Powerpack batteries. Breaking things down a little further, Bloomberg says that Tesla has likely received just under $179 million worth of Powerwall reservations and $625 million worth of Powerpack reservations. Tesla has already said that it’s received 38,000 total reservations for Powerwall and 2,500 reservations for Powerpack, so figuring out how much revenue they generated is a matter of simple arithmetic. More →

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Tesla Powerwall And Powerpack

Elon Musk: Demand for Tesla’s new battery packs is ‘crazy off the hook’

By on May 8, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

Elon Musk: Demand for Tesla’s new battery packs is ‘crazy off the hook’

Tesla’s recently introduced battery packs, for both home and utility use, are already proving to be tremendous successes. If you recall, Tesla last week introduced a Powerwall battery pack (available in 7kWh and 10kWh configurations) for home owners alongside a Powerpack battery designed for corporate use and utility companies.

During Tesla’s earnings conference call this week, CEO Elon Musk said that the response to Tesla’s new batteries has been overwhelming and “crazy off the hook.” Impressively, the Powerwall has already yielded 38,000 reservations while the industrial-oriented Powerpack has netted 2,500 reservations.

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla is finally making a car you can afford – here’s when it will be released

By on May 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Tesla is finally making a car you can afford – here’s when it will be released

During Tesla’s earnings conference call on Wednesday, Elon Musk finally disclosed when Tesla plans to begin production of the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3, and what it will look like. What’s more, Musk at long last gave us a launch window (read: year) that, we can only hope, won’t be subject to change in the months ahead.

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Tesla Powerwall Solar Power Problems

Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

By on May 6, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

Tesla’s game-changing 7kWh home battery has a significant flaw

Tesla recently unveiled its Powerwall battery system that aims to change the way we use and store energy in our homes. However, Bloomberg is reporting that the 7kWh Powerwall doesn’t yet work well with rooftop solar power sources, which could be a major issue for early adopters hoping to use it as a way to store energy generated by rooftop solar panels. In fact, Bloomberg says that even SolarCity — the solar power supplier that’s chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk — won’t be supporting the 7kWh version of the Powerwall when it launches. More →

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Tesla Powerwall Release Date and Price

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new home batteries

By on May 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new home batteries

Late on Thursday, Tesla finally unveiled a brand new product, one that’s not a car but was detailed long before Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk took the stage at Tesla’s Design Studio to announce it. The Tesla home battery, which lacked an official product name in all the rumors and reports that preceded the keynote, will be known as the Powerwall. And the device can already be reserved online for a summer delivery. More →

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Tesla Home Battery Prices and Financing

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

By on April 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Tesla home battery: What it’ll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts

Tesla this week will unveil a brand new product that’s not a car, yet it’ll feature some of the same amazing energy technology found in its electric vehicles. According to hints coming directly from Tesla as well as many other reports from the media, the new product line includes home batteries that could power a house during blackouts, but also batteries that could be used in stores and other large facilities. More →

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Tesla Home and Utility Battery Release Date

Tesla’s not-so-secret home batteries confirmed for late April launch

By on April 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Tesla’s not-so-secret home batteries confirmed for late April launch

Tesla is indeed going to launch some new batteries during its April 30th event, BuzzFeed has learned, as the company on Tuesday briefly informed investors of what’s to come. Bloomberg has also confirmed the news, adding that Tesla batteries have already been in testing in homes and stores. More →

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Tesla Google

Google came shockingly close to buying Tesla in 2013

By on April 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM.

Google came shockingly close to buying Tesla in 2013

With a share price that’s consistently hovering in the $200 range and an award-winning car, Tesla these days is sitting pretty. But before Tesla began selling Model S cars faster than it could make them, there were a lot of questions surrounding the company’s ability to turn a profit, let alone thrive as a viable entity.

In a bombshell revelation posted by by Bloomberg, and excerpted from the upcoming book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, we learn that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was extremely close to finalizing a deal to sell the entire company to Google.

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Tesla Model S China Sales

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

By on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

In every country around the world where the Tesla Model S is sold, demand far outstrips supply. That is, every country except one. The lone outlier is China, where Model S have been wildly disappointing and way below both analyst and Tesla’s expectations. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that part of the problem was that he was “misled” by Chinese speculators who ordered cars but never ended up buying one.

Compounding the problem is that Tesla appears to have completely misread Chinese culture as it pertains to luxury automobiles, a problem it’s already begun fixing. More →

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