Articles Tagged Model S

Articles tagged "Model S"

January

First Across the US by Supercharger

Two days after completing the first ever coast to coast crossing of the United States in a Model S relying only on Superchargers, John Glenney walked into the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA, to a standing ovation.

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Tagged: Model S and Customers

A Fair Price

Today we're launching the Model S online design studio in China and announcing the price of the car. For Chinese customers, the price of the Model S with the premium 85 kWh battery pack is 734k CNY.

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Tagged: Model S, Stores, and Customers

November

The Mission of Tesla

Our goal when we created Tesla a decade ago was the same as it is today: to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible. If we could have done that with our first product, we would have, but that was simply impossible to achieve for a startup company that had never built a car and that had one technology iteration and no economies of scale.

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Tagged: Model S, Stores, and Customers

October

Model S Fire

Earlier this week, a Model S traveling at highway speed struck a large metal object, causing significant damage to the vehicle. A curved section that fell off a semi-trailer was recovered from the roadway near where the accident occurred and, according to the road crew that was on the scene, appears to be the culprit. The geometry of the object caused a powerful lever action as it went under the car, punching upward and impaling the Model S with a peak force on the order of 25 tons.

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Tagged: Model S and Corporate

June

Partial Recall

After a careful examination, we have concluded that some Model S vehicles manufactured between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013 may contain a defect. Specifically, the attachment strength of the mounting bracket for the left hand latch of the second row seat could be weaker than intended. This reduces our confidence that the left hand seat back will be properly retained in the event of a crash.

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Tagged: Model S and Corporate

April

Creating the World’s Best Service and Warranty Program

The best way to experience service is, of course, not to experience service. If your car does need service, then it should be swapped with a car that is ideally better in some or many ways. To this end, Tesla is building a fleet of top of the line Model S loaners. These will not be our basic model – they will be state of the art with all the best features and options.

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Tagged: Model S, Stores, and Warranty

March

Inside Tesla 03.21.13

Spring has arrived and there’s so much going on it’s hard to keep track. The last three weeks have taken us across the Atlantic to the Geneva International Motor Show, Norway and Amsterdam. Here at home we are preparing to open our next round of Tesla Stores and Service Centers and are finalizing plans for our Spring Test Drive events across the country. Be on the lookout for events in your area soon.

MILESTONES

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Tagged: Model S, Stores, and Inside Tesla

February

A Most Peculiar Test Drive - Follow Up

Yesterday, The New York Times reversed its opinion on the review of our Model S and no longer believes that it was an accurate account of what happened. After investigating the facts surrounding the test drive, the Public Editor agreed that John Broder had “problems with precision and judgment," “took casual and imprecise notes” and made “few conclusions that are unassailable.”

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Tagged: Model S, Electric, and Customers

A Most Peculiar Test Drive

You may have heard recently about an article written by John Broder from The New York Times that makes numerous claims about the performance of the Model S. We are upset by this article because it does not factually represent Tesla technology, which is designed and tested to operate well in both hot and cold climates. Indeed, our highest per capita sales are in Norway, where customers drive our cars during Arctic winters in permanent midnight, and in Switzerland, high among the snowy Alps.

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Tagged: Model S, Electric, and Engineering

Inside Tesla 02.05.13

A NEW YEAR BEGINS

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