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We're waiting not so patiently for the March 26th unveiling of the Tesla Model S (teased above). One thing we can confirm about the new car is that it will have 440V charging capability. CNET notes that there aren't any public 440-volt fast charging stations (although there are some located at private locations, i.e., airports, run by ECOtality). About other details about the powerplant, Tesla spokesperson Rachel Konrad told AutoblogGreen that, "We aren't discussing details of amperage or charge time until after the March 26 launch event." Bummer.

As for the delayed Tesla headquarters move, the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Jornal is quoting "a source with knowledge of the negotiations" and reports that Tesla HQ will be moving to either Santa Clara or Fremont. Also, manufacturing for the Model S could take place at another location in California. Konrad would only confirm to AutoblogGreen that, "We will be moving the HQ to another location in the San Francisco Bay Area but haven't finalized a deal yet, and I can't comment until that point."

  • No. 2 - Tesla Roadsters are in production, albeit in small numbers still, and the company is still with us (for now at least). We've driven it and it's a wonderful sports car - even disregarding the powertrain. Factor in that electric drive and it's amazing. Unfortunately, recent financial issues have threatened the company's future. The investors seem committed to making Tesla survival so far.

[Source: Tesla Motors, CNET, Business Jornal]

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