The Tesla Powerwall: Can You Unplug From the REAL Grid?

When most people talk about going off the grid, it's more about living without cable TV, or lessening their dependence on the connected life we lead in these times.  For obvious reasons (fresh food, happy wife, heat, cool air, cold beer) these people don't even think about completely unplugging from...

Litium ion cost trends, courtesy of Björn Nykvist & Måns Nilsson

Nails in the Combustion Coffin: EV Battery Production Prices Plummet

I saw this snippet in Jesse Jenkins' "Full Spectrum", and my eyes bulged out: Electric vehicle (EV) battery costs have fallen more rapidly than many projections, according to a new survey of battery costs published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute scoured peer-reviewed journals, consultancy reports, and news items to...

Tesla to Begin Testing Battery Swaps with Model S Owners

Here it is, from Elon himself: Starting next week, we will pilot a pack swap program with invited Model S owners. They will be given the opportunity to swap their car's battery at a custom-built facility located across the street from the Tesla Superchargers at Harris Ranch, CA. This pilot program...

Roadster 2.5 windmills trimmed by Roadster 2.5

Tesla Cars Have Driven More than 500 Million Miles

This is something that Tesla should have talked about in last week's "D-Day" announcement.  To me it was more impressive than AWD in the Model S or Autopilot. On Wednesday, October 15, Elon Musk tweeted that as a fleet, all Teslas have driven more than 500 million miles.  That's huge. That's 100...

Tesla beats 2Q 2014 earnings estimates

Tesla Beats 2Q 2014 Earnings Estimates

Below is the text of Tesla's 2nd Quarter 2014 Sharholder Letter.  You can find the charts and graphs and colorful bits here. When it comes to things like this, you can read what other have to say about it.  Or you can read it for yourself.  It's not dense and full of...

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