März

An die Bürger von New Jersey

On Tuesday, under pressure from the New Jersey auto dealer lobby to protect its monopoly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state. Governor Christie had promised that this would be put to a vote of the elected state legislature, which is the appropriate way to change the law.

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Thema:  Model S, Stores, and Customers

Die Verteidigung von Innovation und der Wahlfreiheit von Konsumenten in New Jersey

Since 2013, Tesla Motors has been working constructively with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) and members of Governor Christie’s administration to defend against the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers’ (NJ CAR) attacks on Tesla’s business model and the rights of New Jersey consumers. Until yesterday, we were under the impression that all parties were working in good faith.

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Thema:  Model S, Stores, and Customers

TESLA EXPANDIERT WEITER IN EUROPA

GENF, Schweiz –Um der wachsenden Kundenzahl und der gesteigerten Nachfrage gerecht zu werden, wird Tesla mehr als 30 neue Service Center und Stores in ganz Europa eroeffnen, wie die Firma heute auf dem Autosalon Genf bekannt gegeben hat. Zusaetzlich wird Tesla weiter daran arbeiten, das Supercharger Netzwerk schnellst moeglich auszubauen, um Model S Fahrern das kostenlose Reisen auf langen Strecken in ganz Europa zu ermöglichen.

Februar

Gigafactory

As we at Tesla reach for our goal of producing a mass market electric car in approximately three years, we have an opportunity to leverage our projected demand for lithium ion batteries to reduce their cost faster than previously thought possible. In cooperation with strategic battery manufacturing partners, we’re planning to build a large scale factory that will allow us to achieve economies of scale and minimize costs through innovative manufacturing, reduction of logistics waste, optimization of co-located processes and reduced overhead.

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Thema:  Gigafactory

Tesla und Sixt Leasing schließen strategische Partnerschaft Model S für € 550 pro Monat durch Benzinersparnis und Steuervorteile

Montag, 3. Februar 2014, München – Tesla Motors stellt ein attraktives Leasingprogramm vor, das die Nutzung des Model S durch die für Elektrofahrzeuge einzigartigen Kostenvorteile für ca. €550 im Monat ermöglicht. Der jährliche Service ist darin ebenfalls enthalten.

Cross Country Rally: In Zahlen

On Sunday morning, the Tesla Cross Country Rally team completed its record setting trip across the US. We brought you daily updates from the road on our blog. Now, we’re bringing you the numbers.

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Cross Country Rally: Across the Finish Line

At 7:30am today, two Tesla Model S sedans rolled quietly to a stop outside New York's City Hall to set a record speed time for an electric vehicle crossing the United States. The team had just driven the two cars across the U.S. while relying only on Superchargers for energy. Not only did the Cross Country Rally team manage the trip from Los Angeles to New York City in just 76 and a half hours, it also recorded the lowest charge time for an electric vehicle traveling across the country – a feat that is now being assessed for recognition as a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement.

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Cross Country Rally: Day Three

At 10pm on Friday night, with temperatures in the middle of South Dakota kissing zero, the Coast to Coast Rally team experienced its first vehicle breakdown.

But it wasn't a Model S. Instead, one of the team's sleeper vans took on a mysterious illness. As it climbed a hill outside the city of Mitchell after a Supercharger stop, the van started to sputter. Even with the foot to the floor, it would only get to 60mph. Soon, it started cutting out completely.

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Januar

Cross Country Rally: Day Two

A headline from this morning's Denver Post: "Winter storm pounds Front Range overnight."

Tesla's Cross Country Rally team can attest to the veracity of the report. Last night, the crew members and two Model S sedans were subjected to a good old fashioned Colorado dumping. More than 12 inches of snow. Winds up to 60 mph. White-out conditions. Interstate 70 over Vail Pass was closed, then re-opened, then closed again.

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Cross Country Rally: Day One

At 5.30am on Thursday, January 30, an email came in from JB Straubel, co-founder and chief technical officer of Tesla Motors.

"It looks like the send off was exciting," he wrote. "Go go go!"

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