Twin brothers Adam and Nathan Freise made this awesome Tesla Motors “Not A Dream” short video on their own time and money. The narration comes directly from a Nikola Tesla speech and seems to fit perfectly. It is not a dream It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering Electric power can drive the worlds machinery without the need of coal, oil, or gas Although perhaps humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the inventors...

It looks as if the rumors were true. The Tesla Model S has gotten a slight facelift in the latest refresh. The new Model S front end and headlights are more similar to the Model X now. The headlights are now full LED and are adaptive. There are also several new interior finish choices available online. Some other new bits include the Tesla “bioweapon defense...

Tesla Model 3

The cat is out of the bag. People were literally lining up to place a $1,000 deposit for the Tesla Model 3. The number of reservations as of  Saturday April 2nd, 2016 was over 276,000! The $35,000 entry level pricing hits the mass market EV car price point. Any guesses on how high the deposit number will go? Some are saying 500,000.

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After a long wait, the Tesla Motors master plan is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Tonight the Tesla Model 3 was unveiled with confirmations of the $35k price and the 2017 delivery date. The car looks good. In fact it looks like a Model S, but just a tiny bit smaller. Read on for the details and more Tesla Model 3 pictures and video. (more…)

Tesla Motors Model 3 Preorder Line

I just got back from the Tesla Motors store at Santana Row. My intention was to place a preorder for the Tesla Model 3. I gave up as the line was long. Crazy long. The line went around the entire building and then had to double-back on the other side of street because there were too many people. I am  guessing that there were several hundred people lined up at 8:45AM. The pictures don’t do it justice.

Reminds me of an Apple product launch. People are lining up for a car they have never seen. And I was going to do the same thing. Heck, we don’t even know the specs. If that doesn’t tell you something about the need that Tesla is filling I don’t know what does. It also speaks loudly to the fact that people think Tesla Motors is a quality brand and are willing to put deposits down site unseen. Pretty awesome.

I guess I will check back later to see if the line dies down, if not I will be ordering online tonight. Would I do this for a Chevrolet? Nope. (more…)

Posted on Sep 30 2015 - 10:49am by gchoe
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Tesla has been working on the Model X for quite a while now. In their effort to perfect the all-electric SUV they have had some long delays. Well the wait, for the early birds anyway, is over. The Tesla Model X (90D $132,000 or P90D $142,000) has started shipping. The performance or P90D model is insanely fast at getting from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds with a 155mph top speed. Faster than many supercars. The launch video starts off a bit slow but highlights some amazing features in true Apple fashion. It is worth a watch. Some notable...

Tesla Motors recently announced their Powerwall product which is essentially a giant battery for your home or business. The idea is that you can store energy in the battery packs when the kWh rates are lower and use energy from the packs when energy rates are higher. Great idea. Not sure why it took so long for someone to do this in the first place. Apparently many people agree because Tesla sold out of their first run of Powerwall batteries through mid-2016. Enter Mercedes-Benz...

If you have ever been in a Tesla Model S you know that the touchscreen dash is an amazing piece of technology in itself. Apparently the engineers have a sense of humor and have added a hidden easter egg that changes the image of the Model S to a submersible. Video and “how to” after the break. ...

Elon Musk and his team at Tesla Motors must never sleep. In addition to launching new models of the best electric vehicles on the planet, they are also about to unveil a lithium-ion based home battery storage system. Why would a home owner (or business owner) want to store energy in a battery? There are many reasons. Some folks just want to be independent of the expensive energy grid, others want to have more control and savings of their solar production. I imagine the main users will be folks with solar arrays on their houses that are...

Posted on Oct 11 2014 - 5:54pm by Russ
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Arguably one of the best cars on the road, the Tesla Model S just got a bit better with the addition of all wheel dive and more. The Model S lineup now has the option of a “D” designator which stands for “dual” and in “dual motors”.  The Tesla Model S P85D (and 60D and 85D) models are not only faster with better handling, they are also more efficient getting a bit of extra range. The P85 goes about 265 miles per charge and the P85D goes about 275… all that range and a 0-60 time of just 3.2...