Articles about Tesla

  • Two senior Tesla engineers leave company

    Two senior engineers have left pure-electric car maker Tesla as the company prepares to ramp up production of its 2012 Model S. Peter Rawlinson, vice president and chief engineer, left the company earlier this month, as did Nick Sampson. Sampson was responsible for vehicle and chassis engineering. "Personal reasons" were cited in both cases.
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    By Gavin Conway January 16, 2012 2:12 PM
  • 2012 electric vehicle preview: EVs are accelerating

    There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year, not the least of which will be the arrival of a brace of new pure-electric cars in the UK. But the electrification of our motoring world isn’t just about pure-electrics – watch out for the arrival of advanced plug-in hybrids, as well as diesel/electric hybrids from the likes of Volvo and Peugeot.
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    By Gavin Conway December 31, 2011 10:00 AM
  • 2012 Detroit Auto Show electric vehicle preview

    Aside from the usual gas-guzzling 4x4s, pickups and turbo-charged sedans (sorry, saloons), January’s 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will also be flooded with hybrids from the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Acura, Honda and Volkswagen. That’s all taking us in the right direction, but unless it comes with a plug, we’re not going to spend too much time dwelling on it here. We’ve prepared a little pre-show teaser of some of the EVs coming to Detroit to whet your appetite.
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    By Gavin Conway December 28, 2011 5:14 PM
  • 2012 Tesla Model S pricing, spec confirmed

    Just in time for Christmas, Tesla has revealed pricing details for its pure-electric luxury cruiser. As reported earlier in the year, the Model S is priced according to the customer’s choice of battery capacity – and hence, range – but now we know how much we’ll need to fork out for the options.
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    By Gavin Conway December 21, 2011 1:12 PM
  • YouTues: Boy gets bejesus scared out of him in Tesla

    So, you’ve just bought a Tesla Roadster 2.5 and can’t get enough of its extremely rapid acceleration (0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, by the way), but it’s no good just enjoying it yourself – you need to strap unsuspecting victims in beside you and prove just what electric power can do.
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    By Will Dron November 29, 2011 1:07 PM