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  1. #40
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    Third Tesla Fire in 6 Weeks Could Spark Federal Inquiry
    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/11...-model-s-fire/
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  2. #41
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    I remember when the VOLT had a fire or two... everyone said the car was dead... Now I see over 50,000 of them have been sold.
    IMO: This too shall pass (the Tesla fire issue).
    I suspect the repair will be a skid protection plate.

    Funny how the media likes to blow things out of proportion... and the sheep believe everything they hear.
    What worries me is; these sheep vote...
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    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
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  3. #42
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    Here's how it happened:

    From a Model S owner in Tennessee
    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/model-s-owner-tennessee
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  4. #43
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    I drive through King Of Prussia just about every morning. I never see a Tesla on the road, except for one situation:

    a pickup truck towing a trailer with a customer's Tesla aboard. I have seen this four times since spring. I can't tell you if it's the same car, but it is the same dark color.

    I also can't tell you if the media is over-emphasizing these incidents, but I CAN tell you that fire companies are very concerned about how to approach these electric cars when they do have a fire, due to the electrical shock hazard.
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  5. #44
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    Life With Tesla Model S: Even After Update, Vampire Draw Remains

    The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked.

    http://www.popsci.com/article/cars/l...e-draw-remains
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  6. #45
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    my next Car/truck is going to be LNG, Natural gas is dirt cheap. the only thing missing is infrastructure. Better mileage, clean burning.

    The only down side, that nasty volatility issue
    PANIC
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  7. #46
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    Tesla Motors' $40,000 mass market electric car set to debut in early 2015

    Tesla Motors plans to unveil an electric car in early 2015 that could sell in the $40,000 range, a mainstream offering that will be key to the automaker’s future.

    The car likely will go on sale in 2016 and will be crucial to the brand’s long-term survival. By moving into a higher-volume segment with a vehicle priced half as much as its other products, this latest model will truly test whether Tesla can crack into the mainstream market.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/12/tes...-electric.html
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  8. #47
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    Tesla Revenue Expected To Exceed Guidance By 20% In Fourth Quarter

    Sales Driven by Superlative Safety Record and Excellent Cold Weather Performance

    http://www.teslamotors.com/about/pre...fourth-quarter
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  9. #48
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    The electric car company’s CTO explains what’s going on under the hood.

    http://www.technologyreview.com/feat...ng-innovation/
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  10. #49
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    A Letter from Elon Musk

    To the People of New Jersey

    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/people-new-jersey
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  11. #50
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    apparently the New Jersey Legislature is not in the business of governing, they are in the control business.

    Between firearms and auto's the citizens of NJ aren't going to be able to take a crap without government permission.
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    A patent is nothing more than a "lottery ticket to a lawsuit."

    Tesla Drops Patent Protection

    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-...are-belong-you
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    What happens when a $35,000 Tesla arrives?

    http://www.cnet.com/news/what-happen...tesla-arrives/
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