Model S

Tesla raises warranty on Model S to 8 years, 'infinite' mileage

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2014
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said the drive unit warranty for its Model S sedan has been increased to match that of the battery pack and will now be covered for eight years and "infinite" miles....
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Tesla Model S has 'more than its share of problems,' Consumer Reports says

8:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Consumer Reports, which last year gave top marks to Tesla Motors' Model S sedan, now says the car it owns has had "more than its share of problems."...
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Edmunds: Model S 'brilliant,' but 'hard to recommend'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
The Tesla Model S is a "fast, comfortable and technologically brilliant luxury sedan," Edmunds.com concluded in a review it posted last week following a "long-term road test." But Edmunds editors amassed a list of 28 repairs and dealership visits for service bulletins that the car required during the 17 months and 30,251 miles it was tested....
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Lemon law suit squeezes Tesla to buy back 'S'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Given Tesla's bare-knuckled response to Milwaukee lawyer Vince Megna's lemon-law suit in April, it seemed unlikely the electric-car maker would be caving in anytime soon....
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Tesla asks hackers at Beijing contest to report vulnerabilities

8:26 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014
Tesla Motors, whose Model S sedan is the target of a hacking contest in Beijing starting today, said it will investigate and rectify any vulnerabilities discovered as a result of the competition....
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Musk's EV patent pitch piques Krafcik's curiosity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
What did John Krafcik do when he heard about those electric-vehicle patents Tesla CEO Elon Musk made available to the public this month?...
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Tesla expands charging network across Europe

June 20, 2014 12:38 CET
Tesla plans to expand its network of fast-charging stations to allow its customers to drive across Europe. Tesla opened three stations along German highways to facilitate travel from Germany to Switzerland and Austria....
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Tesla could open factory in Europe, CEO Musk says

June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will build a factory in Europe once sales of its cars reach 160,000 a year in the region, CEO Elon Musk said. The electric-car maker also plans to open a European r&d center "next year or the year after," Musk said....
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BMW launches i8 plug-in hybrid as Tesla shakes up green supercar segment

June 7, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW has begun rolling out the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar as Tesla shakes up the market for luxury cars with alternative powertrains....
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Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles....
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SPLIT DECISION FOR TESLA?

Latest battles in states likely to yield mixed results for Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
A new round of state legislative battles between Tesla Motors Inc. and dealers looks like a draw so far....
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Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit....
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Tesla cuts losses but sees costly year ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Tesla Motors finished its first year as a full-fledged automaker with 22,477 cars sold, $2 billion in revenue and a net loss of $74 million....
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Musk: Model S demand will spur Tesla assembly plant in China

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said sales of electric Model S cars in China should match U.S. levels as early as next year, with demand from the world's largest auto market eventually requiring a local plant....
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TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade....
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Tesla says Model S to retain 5-star rating amid NHTSA safety review

6:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Tesla said the safety rating for the Model S sedan is reaffirmed for 2014 while it is under review by U.S. regulators over battery-related fires....
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Tesla says Germany clears Model S after fires

Dec. 3, 2013 12:50 CET
Tesla Motors' Model S, the electric car being investigated for a possible U.S. recall, was cleared of any safety defect in a review by Germany's transportation regulator, the company said....
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Tesla says 3 workers hurt in industrial accident at U.S. plant

Nov. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Tesla says three employees at its California plant that builds electric Model S sedans were injured by hot metal from a casting press during an industrial accident....
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DUTCH MANDEL

The Great Tesla bubble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Do I go too far out on a limb to suggest that Tesla is the modern-day version of the Great Tulip Bubble of March 1637? Remember, that was when speculators drove prices of just-introduced tulip bulbs to astronomical heights. Some single bulbs cost more than 10 times an average working man's annual salary. That's Tesla....
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Tesla Model S is the hot ticket in Norway

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Tesla Motors' electric Model S became the top-selling car in Norway last month, and drivers even paid a premium to buy the sports car secondhand to avoid having to wait five months for a new one, dealers said....
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Tesla's Model S overtakes VW Golf as Norway's best-selling car

Oct. 8, 2013 15:37 CET
The Tesla Model S became the top-selling car in Norway last month, pushing the VW Golf into second place. Electric cars are popular in Norway because of generous subsidies....
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