Articles Tagged Press Release

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January

Tesla Motors' Model S to Feature NVIDIA Tegra Processors

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- 01/04/2011 ­-- NVIDIA announced today that NVIDIA® Tegra™ processors will power the infotainment, navigation and instrument-cluster systems in the Tesla Model S, the first sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Built around the driver, the Model S is the premium sedan, evolved. Its infotainment system features a 17-inch touch-screen center console -- the largest display ever in a car -- providing vivid 3D graphics. 

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Tesla Roadster approved for Australian Roads

SYDNEY – The Tesla Roadster, the world’s only electric supercar, is officially hitting the streets in Australia. Tesla Motors, its California-based maker, announced that the Roadster is now approved for Australian roads and available for purchase.

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Tesla’s Groundbreaking Vehicle Engineering on Display in Detroit

DETROIT - Tesla Motors has unveiled the most detailed look yet at the Model S, showcasing Tesla’s revolutionary approach to vehicle engineering. The Model S, engineered from the ground up as an EV, is meticulously designed for superior aerodynamics, stability and handling, crash safety, performance and range. The Model S expanded view on display details how Tesla engineers have created Model S to excel in all of these areas.


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Tesla exceeds 1,500 Roadster deliveries worldwide

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) has delivered more than 1,500 Roadsters worldwide, a significant milestone as the automaker’s momentum builds in North America, Europe and Asia.

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December

Tesla delivers 100th German car during Race of Champions

DUSSELDORF, Germany – Tesla Motors has delivered its 100th German Roadster, a significant milestone in Tesla’s largest market after the United States. 

The “lightning green” Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 – raced and signed by Sebastian Vettel and other racing superstars – was delivered last weekend to Lennart Hennig, 25, an entrepreneur who founded an advertising company in Bonn, Germany. This is Hennig’s second Roadster.

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November

Race of Champions 2010: Motorsport goes electric in RoC build-up

DUSSELDORF, Germany - Electric power replaced the roar of an engine at the practice sessions for The Race of Champions in Düsseldorf, when the stars of world motorsport got behind the wheel of the ground-breaking Tesla Roadster. Ever the pioneer of innovative concepts in motorsport, The Race of Champions took a step into a green future with several demonstration runs featuring the electric-powered cars on the unique parallel track at the ESPRIT arena.

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Tesla Opens Tokyo Aoyoma Showroom

TOKYO - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced TESLA TOKYO AOYAMA SHOWROOM at Aoyama, Tokyo. The showroom is home to the Roadster 2.5, which is available for customers in either left or right-hand drive. On Friday afternoon Tesla Motors cofounder and CEO Elon Musk opened Tesla’s Tokyo store and delivered the first Roadster 2.5 in Japan to Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda.

Mr. Toyoda’s Roadster is based on the first Roadster Mr. Toyoda ever drove, Elon’s Signature Twilight Red Roadster.

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Tesla Motors Reports Third Quarter Results

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Tesla Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) today announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Revenues for the third quarter of 2010 were $31.2 million, a 10% increase from the $28.4 million reported in the prior quarter. Gross margin improved to 30%, up from 22% for the prior quarter. Net loss for the quarter was $34.9 million as compared to $38.5 million in the prior quarter.

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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors today announced that Panasonic has invested $30 million in Tesla. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 per share. The investment builds upon a multi-year collaboration of the two companies to accelerate the market expansion of the electric vehicle.

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October

Tesla Motors Opens Tesla Factory – Home of the Model S

FREMONT, Calif. - Tesla today unveiled the Tesla Factory where it will build the Model S and future Tesla vehicles.

The former NUMMI factory closed in April 2010. Tesla purchased the factory in May. The Tesla Factory is the only auto assembly plant in California, and the first facility dedicated exclusively to the mass production of electric vehicles.

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