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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Breaking_Tesla_has_a_solution_for_their_transmission_woes'; The primary issue that has been preventing Tesla Motors from getting their electric Roadster into full production for the last several months has been the unfortunate tendency for the transmission to self-destruct in only a fraction of a car's normal lifespan. In December, the company announced a plan that would see them launch production in the first quarter of 2008 at a slow rate with an interi

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Well, WIRED used to love the Tesla Roadster. And the magazine will love it once again sometime down the road. But today - exactly because they can't buy a Roadster and drive it down the road now - WIRED is a bit sour. The electric supercar has been named to Wired's annual vaporware list. In the current list, Vaporware 2007: Long Live the King, writer Michael Calore picks on (to me) legitimate targets like the Steorn Orbo and Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy album alongside the Roadster. As Calor

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Tesla Motors has just announced that company co-founder Martin Eberhard has moved over to the company's advisory board. Last August Martin stepped down as CEO to take on the role of President of Technology and oversee getting the company's first product, the Tesla Roadster, into production. The car has been plagued by transmission problems which necessitated a supplier and significant re-engineering of even the replacement transmission design. Late this evening Tesla sent out a note that Martin

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The New York Times article we linked to this morning about Project Better Place reported that the delay in bringing the Tesla Roadster to market was due to a problem with the batteries. Providing excellent damage control, Tesla's VP of Sales, Marketing & Service, Darryl Siry, emailed AutoblogGreen to let us know that the Times article was wrong, and has been corrected. Siry wrote about this on the Tesla Motors blog, and says that, "The primary cause of our delay has been and continues to be

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