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10 Ways Tesla Motors is Taking Over the World

Posted in General, Tesla by Gerri | May 6th, 2015 | 1 Response |

10 Ways Tesla Motors is Taking Over the World

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It sounds like a tall tale, but oftentimes it’s the dreamers that really do take the world by storm. Headed by a man who owns the first private company to put a liquid-fueled rocket in space, Tesla Motors built a high performance fully electric vehicle off a patent from 1882. By next year they’ll be offering a slightly smaller complement for a medium-tier car price point. With their pending “gigafactory” in the works, and their recent announcement regarding their “powerwall” set to disrupt home-based sustainable energy, how isn’t Tesla taking over the world? Check out the top ten ways in which they are.

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2013 Tesla Model S vs 1956 Citroën DS?

Posted in Citroen, Domestic Rides, Educational, European Rides, General, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | April 3rd, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Citroen DS

Even though they’re separated by 57 years, the 2013 Tesla Model S and the 1956 Citroën DS are far more similar than one would believe. Now granted, from a mechanical standpoint the two hold almost nothing in common, however when it comes to innovation, both cars were pioneers on breaking new ground. MotorTrend’s Jonny Lieberman recently got these two together for a once in a lifetime comparison test that reveals that, regardless of age, innovation holds no boundaries.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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2013 Tesla Model S Video: LA to Vegas the hard way

Posted in Best of, Domestic Rides, Educational, General, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | March 1st, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2013 Tesla Model S

Patience, understanding and expectations. That’s what it’s going to take for you to go out and purchase an electric car. Recently the guys from Kelly Blue Book got their hands on a 2013 Tesla Model S and decided to take it on a trip from L.A. to Las Vegas. In theory this trip should have gone off without a hitch, however due to a nail in the tire, some large hills and the fact that Tesla’s supercharging stations are few and far between, their journey was extended at bit. There is no doubt in my mind that electric cars are here to stay, and I applaud Tesla for being at the forefront of this technology. However before you go and plunk down your hard earned greenbacks make sure you set realistic expectations so as to make sure that an electric car is truly for you.

Source: Youtube.com

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2012 Tesla Model S – Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Domestic Rides, EcoLust, Economy Cars, Educational, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | November 4th, 2012 | 1 Response |

2012 Tesla Model S

It can seat up to 7 people (if you count the rear jump seats), has a range of 300 miles and is one of the most stylish new sedans on the market. It’s the new 2012 Tesla Model S and before we go any further I’d like to remind everyone that this baby is 100% electric. Jay Leno recently had a chance to experience the new Model S and in my opinion came away more than impressed.

Source: JayLenosGarage.com

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Tesla Model S vs BMW M5 Drag Race

Posted in Best of, BMW, Domestic Rides, Educational, European Rides, Fuel-efficient, Funny, General, Hybrid, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | October 12th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Tesla Model S

What happens when you take an electric car with instant torque like the new Tesla Model S and pit it against a brand new, 2013 BMW M5 in a drag race? The boys at Automobile Magazine wanted to know, so they did exactly that. Click through to see the result.

Source: Automobile Magazine

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“Monster” Tajima Flogs the Tesla Model S

Posted in Domestic Rides, EcoLust, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, General, Other Rides, Rides, Tesla, Videos by MrAngry | September 19th, 2012 | 1 Response |

Monster Tajima Tesla Model S

He was the first man to brake the 10-minute mark at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and is widely known as one of the worlds best drivers. This is Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima and when most people think about electric cars, this is not the driver that comes to mind. Tesla however sees things differently though, which is why they’ve stuffed Monster Tajima into their newest EV, the Tesla Model S. Did he like it? Click through to find out.

Source: Youtube.com

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It’s On: Tesla Sues BBC’s Top Gear

Posted in News, Scandal, Tesla, Top Gear by Kurt Ernst | March 31st, 2011 | 7 Responses |

Just in case you’ve never seen the BBC television series Top Gear, I’ll summarize it for you: Jeremy Clarkson, the primary host and stand up comic, hates anything that’s battery powered, hybrid powered or diesel powered. He also hates anything from America and most things from Germany, yet he rarely finds fault with anything made in the United Kingdom. His love for Range Rover borders on the absurd, especially when he routinely slams American cars as being prone to electrical component failure. Mr. Pot, I do believe you’re calling Mr. Kettle black. It should come as no surprise, then, that Jeremy Clarkson panned the Tesla Roadster during a segment taped in 2009. After all, the car is built in America (based on a Lotus Elise platform) and powered by batteries, not gas. Read More…

Gas Free Fun, For $25 Per Hour

Posted in Electric Cars, Newsworthy, Promoted, Tesla by Kurt Ernst | January 25th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Tesla Roadster. Image: Thomas Doerfer

How much fun can you have for $25.00 per hour? I suppose that depends on your selectiveness and moral standards, but $25 per hour is about the going price for concert tickets, range fees plus ammo or a halfway decent dinner out (excluding drinks). If new car sharing and rent-as-you need company Getaround has their way, $25 per hour may rent you a Tesla Roadster, but only in the San Francisco market. As Gas 2.0 points out, the list price for a Tesla Roadster is slightly north of $100,000, which puts the cost of a monthly least at nearly $1,700. That’s mortgage payment money, so the best chance that most of us will get to drive the electric sportscar is via a Getaround rental, assuming that they expand the service beyond the San Francisco market. Read More…

Tesla Model S Lives!

Posted in Domestic Rides, Rides, Tesla, Videos by Dustin Driver | January 22nd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Tesla’s savior has risen! The highly marketable Model S can be seen in this video, driving under its own power through an immaculate countryside unspoiled by fossil fuel. Read More…

Tesla Says Model S Profitible At Low Volumes

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Chevrolet, Electric Cars, Newsworthy, Nissan, Tesla by Kurt Ernst | January 3rd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Tesla's Model S Sedan. Photo: Mark Warren

It costs a lot of money to design and implement new propulsion systems. If you count the EV-1, General Motors has been working (intermittently) on electric car technology since 1990, which is a lot of R&D hours burned. When government subsidies for electric vehicles go away, Nissan will need to sell some 500,000 Leafs each year to recover the development cost and turn a profit. Much of the expense associated with both the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf comes for their batteries: both Chevy and Nissan use custom built lithium-ion battery packs, which undergo an extensive amount of testing to ensure cell optimization prior to assembly.

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