Tesla Motors

Tesla designs and manufactures premium electric vehicles and energy storage units. The Co-founders are Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk, owner of Space X. The first car sold by Tesla was the Roadster. Tesla currently produces the Model S sedan and is taking reservations for the Model X SUV. The vehicles are produced in Fremont, CA. They are sold in many countries including China. In a partnership with Panasonic Tesla is creating a gigafactory to produce batteries.

John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

By |2018-08-20T08:23:34-07:00April 4th, 2015|Categories: 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, Politics, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Volvo|Tags: , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talk about BYD and Tesla Motors, Volvo and corruption bribes in China. BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the [...]

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation

By |2016-09-25T18:50:09-07:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women's World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six [...]

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:09-07:00November 6th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, electricity, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

In Tesla's financial press release it shows the surprise, "Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit's, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit's. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than [...]

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