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30Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects 'hundreds' of battery gigafactories

Tesla Motors has officially announced it will build a massive electric vehicle battery factory, which it calls a gigafactory, to make a huge amount of cheaper lithium-ion pack for the EVs of the future. It says these packs are so important that it is working on plans for a gigafactory in two locations, just to make sure there is a Plan B if something goes wrong with Site A. But how many gigafactories could there one day be?

71Tesla considers adding overseas production

Tesla is currently using the old General Motors/Toyota NUMMI facility in California for Model S production, and despite the brand's rapid growth, it's still not coming close to approaching the full 500,000-unit production capacity of that former facility. Still, the EV manufacturer is shopping around for both European and Asian production facilities in anticipation of bountiful increases in sales.

AddTesla engineering chief Mike Donoughe resigns

Just over a year after joining Tesla Motors, Mike Donoughe is leaving. Donoughe had served as executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing for the electric vehicle builder. The former Chrysler executive was brought in to help get the engineering and manufacturing processes sorted out at a time when Tesla was trying to get production of the Roadster increased while at the same time trying to validate an upgraded powertrain with a new transmission. Since that time, Tesla has g

AddTesla Motors co-founder Marc Tarpenning explains why Roadster wasn't a hydrogen car

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AddBreaking News: Electric cars can be fast

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AddTesla to keep laptop cells until 3rd-gen car, new Roadster sales pace lagging

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62Can the Tesla Model S be profitable at $57,400? Not according to these calculations...

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AddCan the Tesla Model S be profitable at $57,400? Not according to these calculations...

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AddTesla Roadster races 387 km (240 miles) on a single charge in France, Monaco

Not long ago, the guys at Top Gear had the chance to enjoy a Tesla Roadster (sadly, the video of that much-discussed event is no longer available). Two things Jeremy Clarkston and crew criticized were the Tesla's range and brakes. The Roadster has now made a strong counter-claim about its range. Recently, a Roadster was taken to the Rallye Monte Carlo d'Energies Alternatives where it managed to go 241 miles on a single charge, just about the maximum range the Roadster is rated for (244 miles).

AddUsing eBay and a Tesla Roadster to beat the recession

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AddTesla Model S teaser image #3 (is it even a teaser?)

Well, we just wouldn't be AutoblogGreen if we didn't obsess over every little detail over at Tesla Motors, right? From the good to the bad and the in between, we like to know what's going on with the company that brought electric car lust to the masses. Today we got our invite to the March 26 unveiling of the Model S sedan, and it included the teaser image you see above. Sadly, the new pic tells us absolutely nothing more about the car, but at least we know the graphic designers have been keepin

34Tesla Roadster on sale in Canada as of... today, deliveries start in Q4 '09

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AddTesla Roadster on sale in Canada as of... today, deliveries start in Q4 '09

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23New Tesla Model S teaser surfaces, our friend Jason orders two!

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AddNew Teaser of Tesla Model S surfaces, our friend Jason orders two!

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AddAn all-Tesla racing series? Nothing factory-sanctioned for now

The Lotus Elise and Exige are extremely popular among owners as track cars, thanks to their light weight and phenomenal handling. Given its chassis DNA from the Elise, the idea of using the Tesla Roadster in a similar manner has come up repeatedly over the last two years. We first raised the idea with then-Tesla sales honcho Darryl Siry in November 2007, who explained that the Roadster as it was then constituted wouldn't work very well because the motor would overheat causing a loss of performan

AddProspective Tesla owners not happy about price increases on locked in cars

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AddTesla offers laundry list of new options, $12k prepaid battery replacement

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AddTesla still alive and kickin'

Tesla Motors and it's man in charge, Elon Musk, have had to make some tough decisions these past few weeks. The announcements made by Musk indicate that cash is getting tight, leading some to speculate that the company won't be in business much longer. Not so, says Tesla. Musk has reportedly personally guaranteed that the fledgling automaker would deliver all Roadsters to customers that have placed deposits, saying, "I have the means and wherewithal to do so. So people should have absolutely zer

20Tesla teases freshly delayed Model S sedan

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