Posts Tagged Tesla Motors

Tesla Model X

Tesla Praised By Suppliers For Innovation

Tesla scored a high 3rd, along with Toyota, in a new North American Suppliers’ Choice Study by Deloitte and Automotive News, as suppliers appreciate Tesla’s openness, ease of working and trust. First place belongs to BMW (fourth time in a row), while second went to Mercedes-Benz, based on 170 suppliers…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 22

Tesla Delivered ~17,400 Model S Sedans In North America In 2014

Net Book Value Of Tesla Supercharger Network Is $152.4 Million

When analyzing the quarterly Tesla reports we came across interesting Supercharger data. The net book value of the Supercharger network was reported in the past three quarters and as of September 30, 2015 stood at $154.4 million. At 536 locations, that translates to approximately $284,000 per location (or less than $50,000 per spot)….

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 56

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Daimler, Toyota Get Rich Off Tesla

In one of its recent articles, financial site The Motley Fool, notes that Daimler and Toyota earned hundreds of millions of dollars on Tesla Motors. Both companies invested ~ $50 million early on (Daimler in May 2009 and Toyota in July 2010) and sold the stock in October 2014. Value at…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 17

Tesla Hires One More Former Apple Employee

Tesla Motors Just Needs to Keep Tracking the Ford Model T

There have been many comparisons of Tesla Motors to Ford Motor Company, but the parallel in the production data presented by Bloomberg is facinating. Tesla Motors achieved the 10,000 autos produced milestone in 2013, the same milestone Ford Motor Company achieved in 1909 with the Model T. By 1916, just seven years…

2 weeks ago by Mark Hovis 83

Tesla Assembly Capacity Increased By 35% Heading In Q4

90-Second Tour Of Tesla’s Fremont Factory – Video

Tesla released a cool 90-second video presenting its Fremont production site in California, which doesn’t remind us of any ordinary car factory. The Former NUMMI plant, large enough to handle 500,000 cars annually, was acquired and transformed into the Tesla Factory several years ago. Tesla launched production of Model S…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 16

Tesla Model S P85D Ludicrous

Tesla Reduces Price Of Model S P85D Ludicrous Upgrade

Tesla Model S P85D owner Buttermd at Tesla Motors forum presented an e-mail from Tesla on retrofitting the P85D with Ludicrous Mode. There is good and bad news. The good news is that the price of the Ludicrous Mode retrofit droped from $7,500 to $5,000! The bad news is that Ludicrous Mode…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 8