The Truth About Cars » tesla roadster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 New Tesla Roadster Upgrade Promises 400-Mile Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/new-tesla-roadster-upgrade-promises-400-mile-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/new-tesla-roadster-upgrade-promises-400-mile-range/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=968042 Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk. Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. The upgrade is expected to consist of […]

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Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk. Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. The upgrade is expected to consist of […]

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Plug In America Tests Older Tesla Roadsters, Finds Battery Durability Better Than Promised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/plug-in-america-tests-older-tesla-roadsters-finds-battery-durability-better-than-promised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/plug-in-america-tests-older-tesla-roadsters-finds-battery-durability-better-than-promised/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495371 One drawback to cars that run on batteries is that over time and multiple charge/discharge cycles, batteries will lose capacity. Individual cells start to fail to meet specifications and when enough cells go bad, it’s time for another battery pack. Since capacity is directly related to range and since battery packs are expensive to replace, […]

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One drawback to cars that run on batteries is that over time and multiple charge/discharge cycles, batteries will lose capacity. Individual cells start to fail to meet specifications and when enough cells go bad, it’s time for another battery pack. Since capacity is directly related to range and since battery packs are expensive to replace, […]

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Living With an EV for a Week – Day One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/living-with-an-ev-for-a-week-day-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/living-with-an-ev-for-a-week-day-one/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 22:55:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490088 TTAC has borrowed EVs in the past. Nissan even let us snag a Leaf for a week. Since then, I’ve driven every EV on the market except the Model S. (Not for a lack of half-trying, I call Tesla HQ regularly, but am too lazy to visit a Tesla dealer.) Every time I’ve had an […]

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TTAC has borrowed EVs in the past. Nissan even let us snag a Leaf for a week. Since then, I’ve driven every EV on the market except the Model S. (Not for a lack of half-trying, I call Tesla HQ regularly, but am too lazy to visit a Tesla dealer.) Every time I’ve had an […]

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Tesla To Pay Down DoE Loan In 5 Years Or Less http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/tesla-to-pay-down-doe-loan-in-5-years-or-less/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/tesla-to-pay-down-doe-loan-in-5-years-or-less/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:27:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479331 Tesla announced plans to pay down their $465 million dollar Department of Energy loan in 5 years or less, as Tesla seeks to achieve profitability. Automotive News reported on comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk while attending a conference in the Washington, D.C. area That loan currently must be repaid within 10 years, Musk […]

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Tesla announced plans to pay down their $465 million dollar Department of Energy loan in 5 years or less, as Tesla seeks to achieve profitability. Automotive News reported on comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk while attending a conference in the Washington, D.C. area That loan currently must be repaid within 10 years, Musk […]

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Romney Dubs Tesla, Fisker As “Losers”, As Tesla Issues Stock To Stay Afloat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/romney-dubs-tesla-fisker-as-losers-as-tesla-issues-stock-to-stay-afloat/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/romney-dubs-tesla-fisker-as-losers-as-tesla-issues-stock-to-stay-afloat/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:53:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462728 Viewers of last night’s Presidential debate may have caught Mitt Romney bad-mouthing Tesla and Fisker during his remarks. Meanwhile, Tesla’s new prospectus shows that they’re hardly out of the woods yet, financially speaking. Last night, Gov. Romney delivered this barb to President Obama “You put $90 billion — like 50 years’ worth of breaks — […]

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Viewers of last night’s Presidential debate may have caught Mitt Romney bad-mouthing Tesla and Fisker during his remarks. Meanwhile, Tesla’s new prospectus shows that they’re hardly out of the woods yet, financially speaking. Last night, Gov. Romney delivered this barb to President Obama “You put $90 billion — like 50 years’ worth of breaks — […]

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The Tesla Roadster “Bricking” Story Deconstructed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/the-tesla-roadster-bricking-story-details-deconstructed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/the-tesla-roadster-bricking-story-details-deconstructed/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:47:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432441 I was originally hesitant to jump on the Tesla Roadster “bricked batteries” bandwagon, and my initial story was written with a sort of cautious neutrality. Further context will be provided by the details that have surfaced in the 24 hours since the story broke. Hope you’re ready to dive in to it all. Original story […]

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I was originally hesitant to jump on the Tesla Roadster “bricked batteries” bandwagon, and my initial story was written with a sort of cautious neutrality. Further context will be provided by the details that have surfaced in the 24 hours since the story broke. Hope you’re ready to dive in to it all. Original story […]

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Tesla And The Bricked Batteries: What’s Really Going On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/432066/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/432066/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:49:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432066 Depleted batteries. Unauthorized GPS tracking. $40,000 service bills. Rejected warranty claims. These are just some of the talking points making the rounds of the internet regarding the alleged “bricking” of Tesla Roadsters. The story began when Michael DeGusta, who operates The Understatement, a technology blog, reported that 5 Tesla Roadsters have “bricked” – in other […]

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Depleted batteries. Unauthorized GPS tracking. $40,000 service bills. Rejected warranty claims. These are just some of the talking points making the rounds of the internet regarding the alleged “bricking” of Tesla Roadsters. The story began when Michael DeGusta, who operates The Understatement, a technology blog, reported that 5 Tesla Roadsters have “bricked” – in other […]

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Capsule Review: 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5 S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/capsule-review-2011-tesla-roadster-2-5-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/capsule-review-2011-tesla-roadster-2-5-s/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:16:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430531 Back in August of 2010, I had the chance to drive a Tesla Roadster. Since the Model X debuted yesterday, I thought I’d re-visit the original Roadster. It was a lot of fun to drive. Here’s my original review. Thanks to Peter W J Miller for the photography. Green cars are not supposed to be […]

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Back in August of 2010, I had the chance to drive a Tesla Roadster. Since the Model X debuted yesterday, I thought I’d re-visit the original Roadster. It was a lot of fun to drive. Here’s my original review. Thanks to Peter W J Miller for the photography. Green cars are not supposed to be […]

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Tesla To Go Public; Kill The Roadster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/tesla-to-go-public-kill-the-roadster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/tesla-to-go-public-kill-the-roadster/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:10:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343491 Here’s some gutsy news from one of the gutsier companies around. Tesla filed papers for an initial public offering (IPO) today, hoping to raise up to $100 million. In its Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC, the Silicon Valley start up said the stock would be issued “as soon as possible”. That part is […]

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Here’s some gutsy news from one of the gutsier companies around. Tesla filed papers for an initial public offering (IPO) today, hoping to raise up to $100 million. In its Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC, the Silicon Valley start up said the stock would be issued “as soon as possible”. That part is […]

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