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The Electric Cars by Tesla Motors-Tesla Roadster and Model S

Model S

Roadster Fusion Red

TESLA MOTORS Founded: 2003; Headquarters: Palo Alto, California

Employees: 800+; Patents: 15+, 100+ Pending; Stores: 14 worldwide, more coming soon.; On the Road in 25+ countries.

It's a new sports car that looks like a Lotus Alise. It has a range of 250 miles. It also has GPS navigation, air conditioning, air bags, great sound system, and heated seats. It's totally emissions-free because it has no internal combustion engine. Powered by a 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor, the Roadster can go 130 mph and does 0-60 in about 4 seconds.

The name Tesla Roadster was adapted from Nikola Tesla, the iconic Serbian engineer who built the first AC induction motor in the 1880s.

The car's lithium-ion battery system is estimated to be twice as efficient as a hydrogen fuel cell. The Roadster's Energy Storage System (ESS) provides power to the entire vehicle. The Tesla Roadster comes complete with its Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE), a home based charging system. An optional mobile charging kit, for recharging while away from EVSE, is available. Charging the Tesla Roadster takes about 3.5 hours.

Tesla Motors Inc And Panasonic Corporation Strengthen Collaborative Relationship
Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 08:00pm EDT

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has invested $30 million in Tesla Motors Inc. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 per share. The investment builds upon a multi-year collaboration of the two companies to accelerate the market expansion of the electric vehicle. Tesla uses Panasonic battery cells in its advanced battery packs and has collaborated with Panasonic on the development of next generation battery cells designed specifically for electric vehicles. - - - - - (repeated)

Tesla Motors Opens Tesla Factory – Home of the Model S
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fremont, Calif. -- Tesla today unveiled the Tesla Factory where it will build the Model S and future Tesla vehicles.

The former NUMMI factory closed in April 2010. Tesla purchased the factory in May. The Tesla Factory is the only auto assembly plant in California, and the first facility dedicated exclusively to the mass production of electric vehicles.

The Tesla Factory will combine the best automotive and Silicon Valley talent within a proven manufacturing facility to produce the car of the 21st century – Model S. The Model S will be the first electric premium sedan designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the electric vehicle architecture.

Tesla Motors Inc And Toyota Motor Corporation In Electric Powertrain System Deal-DJ
Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 06:16pm EDT

Dow Jones reported that Tesla Motors Inc said it will work with Toyota Motor Corporation to develop an electric powertrain system for the electric version of the RAV4. As part of the agreement, Toyota Motor Corporation had purchased $50 million worth of Tesla Motors Inc's common shares immediately following the close of Tesla Motors Inc's initial public offering in July. Toyota Motor Corporation will also pay Tesla Motors Inc about $60 million for its services. - - - - - (repeated)

Tesla Motors Inc And Toyota Motor Corporation Formalize Agreement To Develop Electric Version Of RAV4
Friday, 16 Jul 2010 07:22am EDT

Tesla Motors Inc and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to initiate the development of an electric version of the RAV4 as announced in May of this year by Elon Musk and Akio Toyoda. With an aim to market the EV in the United States in 2012, prototypes will be made combining the Toyota RAV4 model with a Tesla electric powertrain. Tesla plans to produce and deliver a fleet of prototypes to Toyota for evaluation within this year. The first prototype has already been built and is now undergoing testing. In May, Tesla and TMC announced their intent to cooperate on the development of electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support. Tesla seeks to learn and benefit from Toyota`s engineering, manufacturing, and production expertise, while Toyota aims to learn from Tesla`s EV technology, daring spirit, quick decision-making, and flexibility. - - - - - (repeated)

Tesla Motors Inc Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering

Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 01:51pm EDT

Tesla Motors Inc announced that its initial public offering (IPO) of 13,300,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. The shares will begin trading on June 29, 2010 on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol TSLA. Of the shares in the offering, 11,880,600 shares are being offered by the company and 1,419,400 shares are being offered by selling stockholders. In addition, the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30 day option to purchase up to an additional aggregate of 1,995,000 shares of common stock to cover over allotments, if any. Tesla will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.



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