31 May 2010
Tesla Motors has announced the first deliveries of its astonishing Roadster electric highway-capable high-performance ride to Canada. Some of the lucky owners have already shared its first emotions with its new, high-end eco vehicle: "It is both a personal and collective statement of optimism for a better future, as well as fun and actually practical transportation."
This weekend Tesla also hosted a public test drive in Waterloo, which gathered lots of curious customers, enthusiasts and fans. With its first Cana
12 May 2010
As a part of Tesla and TAG Heuer’s round-the-world tour “Odyssey of Pioneers”, which represents the most thrilling test for the stunning Tesla Roadster zero-emissions GT car, as it will cover more than 20,000 miles, the all-electric ride is expected to arrive in India next week. This is the first time that the iconic sports vehicle will meet the South Asian public face-to-face.
The Roadster TAG Heuer edition is planned to spend about two weeks in India and to take center stage at a variety of VIP and publi
04 March 2010
At the 80th edition of Geneva Autosalon, Tesla Motors and TAG Heuer have teamed up to present the 2010 TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster. This one-of-a-kind collaboration electric ride is specially developed to celebrate the renowned Swiss watchmaker’s 150th anniversary.
At the first glance, the unique Tesla Roadster TAG Heuer edition is distinguished by stunning exterior body styling with exclusive Foucault Field Gray shade finish and carbon fibre e
22 July 2009
Tesla engineers have been hard at work on the first major product upgrade since they began production in 2008. Roadster 2 embodies Tesla's spirit of continuous improvement and offers:
An upgraded interior and push-button "gear" selector, center mounted touch screen, and an enclosed and locking glove box.
An easy-to-read, centrally mounted video display screen to monitor real-time vehicle data, from estimated range to the number of barrels of oil you've saved while driving your Tesla.
15 July 2009
Tesla Motors announces Roadster financing in the United States by Bank of America, thus significantly expanding the number of customers who can experience the all-electric Roadster.
Bank of America financing makes the Tesla Roadster much more affordable. For example, a customer approved for a 5-year financing term on a base Roadster could put down as little as $20,000 before taxes and net of the US federal tax credit. The monthly payment would be approximately $1,700 at a 5 percent annual percentage rate (APR).
03 June 2009
A New Jersey philanthropist was the 500th person to take ownership of a Tesla Roadster, an important milestone for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer.
Martin Tuchman, former chairman and CEO of Interpool, is chairman of The Tuchman Foundation and a board member of The Parkinson's Alliance and Parkinson's Disease Foundation of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He plans to charge his Roadster partly with solar energy thanks to photovoltaic panels he helped install thr
20 May 2009
Daimler AG has acquired an equity stake of nearly 10 percent of Tesla Motors Inc. This investment deepens the relationship between the inventor of the automobile and the newest member of the global auto industry. Tesla is the only production automaker selling a highway capable electric vehicle in North America and Europe.
The two companies have already been working closely to integrate Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs and charging electronics into the first 1,000 units of Daimler’s elect
13 April 2009
Tesla Motors is opening a regional sales and service center in London, the first of three European stores that the electric vehicle manufacturer plans to launch this year.
The London facility will open this spring at 49-51 Cheval Place, formerly the Segrave Supercar Club. The showroom is in the popular Knightsbridge district, walking distance from Harrods department store and convenient to Heathrow Airport.
Tesla is scouting sites in Munich
27 March 2009
Just moments ago, we took the wraps off the Model S, an all electric family sedan that carries seven people and travels 300 miles per charge. We also launched a web site and began taking orders for this historic vehicle, which will likely be world's first mass-produced, highway-capable EV.
The Model S, which carries its charger onboard, can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, with the latter taking only 45 minutes. By recharging their car while they stop for a meal, drivers can
19 March 2009
Tesla will unveil its Model S prototype sedan March 26 at the Tesla design studio inside the SpaceX rocket factory, in Hawthorne, Calif. This is going to be a historic event for car enthusiasts; the Model S will likely be the world's first mass-produced, highway-capable EV when it rolls off the assembly line in late 2011.
The Model S will have an anticipated base price of $57,400. After a federal tax credit of $7,500, the effective price will be $49,900. Because of tax incentives and relativ
12 January 2009
Tesla Motors Inc. began taking orders today for the Roadster Sport, a high-performance sports car based on the world’s leading all-electric, zero-emission vehicle.
The Roadster Sport accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, compared with 3.9 seconds for the standard Roadster. It comes with a hand-wound stator and increased winding density for lower resistance and higher peak torque. In addition to Yokohama’s Ultra High Performance tyres, the Roadster Sport has improved suspension wit
13 November 2008
The first tuned electric car comes from BRABUS: The first project of the future cooperation between Tesla Motors, Inc. and the new BRABUS business division Zero Emission celebrates its world debut at the 2008 Essen Motor Show.
BRABUS presents an exclusive customization program for the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first electrically powered production sports car. The new BRABUS logo with added lightning bolt is the trademark of BRABUS Zero Emission vehicles. To give the sports car a more exci