The car did 0 to 62 mph) in 2.15 seconds, obliterating the previous record of 2.68 seconds. And the motors had very little weight to push around: The entire car weighs just 320 pounds, thanks to a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque chassis.
Nissan got a $1.6 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy to build its Leaf electric car in the U.S. — but only 15 percent of its parts come from this country.
Palo Alto is home to countless startups, including Tesla Motors, whose Model S luxury sedans can be seen throughout the neatly manicured streets of the very, very pricey town.
Is Tesla’s current market capitalization overly high, based less on the fundamentals of its financial performance than on hype, fad, and favorable media coverage?
Your grandkids’ world is likely going to be a lot different from the one we live in now — and it won’t just be the crappy music.
The Model S won’t be a regular rental option, though. It will be offered through Hertz’s Dream Cars program, which also includes exotic cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.
Apple updated America’s favorite kitchen desktop PC today, feature-bumping its iconic iMac while keeping the price, as usual, the same.
Hope you didn’t buy one yesterday.
Did you know Elon Musk didn’t found Tesla? If that’s news to you, you’re in for a few surprises.
Editor’s Pick Sol Voltaics plans to begin production of nanotechnology that makes solar more efficient.
Mass-market plug-in cars have only appeared in showrooms for three years, but startup KLD Energy Technologies thinks it’s already time for a revolution.
Microsoft announced an interesting coupon today: The company will pay $200 or more for your used iPad. There’s just one catch. The $200 comes in the form of a gift card to the Microsoft store.
The fate of Fisker Automotive has been hanging for months, but now an offer for the company has been “signed” and is “on the table.”
Marine iguanos and blue-footed boobies aren’t found on too many streets. But both are found in significant quantity in the unspoiled ecosystems of the beautiful Galapagos Islands, which Google announced this morning are now available on Street View.
At the Nissan 360 event in Southern California, executive vice president Andy Palmer said “zero emissions” and “zero fatalities” will be the twin pillars of Nissan’s future product strategy.
Earlier this year, Tesla Motors founder and CEO announced his intentions for a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip.
NliteN launched an Indiegogo campaign today for its cheap, 2D LED light bulb that uses 80% less energy than 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs.
Ensuring adequate battery supplies in sufficient time to expand car production is absolutely key to continuing Tesla’s growth.
Solar-as-a-service provider Sunrun and smart thermostat company Nest are offering consumers significant financial incentives to motivate adoption of energy-efficient technology.
“The aim is to simplify your life and help you live comfortably by automating everyday tasks and giving you remote access to your home when you’re away,” the company says on its new store, which is heavy with guides and introductory manuals.
While the Model S is a very different kind of car, it seems to have a very stereotypical kind of buyer. Tesla has 29 percent fewer female owners than the average luxury brand.
By the end of 2013, the number of charging stations is expected to rise threefold to 5,900 and triple to 15,200 in 2014. With rapid growth, worldwide fast-charging stations could top 199,000 by the end of this decade.
A German group, Fritz Nol, is said to be interested in acquiring the ill-fated electric car company for a mere $25 million.
Nissan’s latest electric masterwork is built for speed — and who better to help develop it than a former gamer?
Tesla is expected to sell as many as five different models by 2016: the two sedans and crossovers mentioned above, plus a sports car to replace the much-loved Roadster. Could the Model E be the firm’s next two-seater?
Gasoline and diesel cars don’t even come close to these electric cars (and one plug-in hybrid), each of which offer the equivalent of more than 100 MPG.
Last week, the journal Nature published details of a research breakthrough in making windows that can switch between transparent, heat-blocking, and completed shaded modes. Today, Heliotrope Technologies is announcing plans to commercialize the technology.
It seems like a ride in an electric car–specifically, the Tesla Model S–is enough to convince several decision-makers that electric cars are actually pretty good.
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Chevy’s reducing the price you need to pay if you want to go green on wheels.
Last Fourth of July, barbecues generated more CO2 in a single day than many African nations produce in a year. One SolSource solar grill can offset the carbon footprint of 4 Americans.
The three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
Earth Starter is raising a Kickstarter campaign to fix our broken food system. The company creates ‘Nourishmats’ that make it easy for anyone living in an urban area to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
Bidgley collects data from smart meters in homes, which record consumption of electric energy, and breaks down how much energy each appliance is using in real time.
Utility and energy companies are flocking to On-Ramp’s wireless tech.
Editor’s Pick “That last mile is a real bitch,” Rintoul added. “Only Amazon has really nailed it.”
A White House petition to make it legal for Tesla Motors to sell its revolutionary cars directly to consumers surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures today — meaning it’ll get an official response from the Obama administration.
ecoATM makes automated self-serve kiosk systems for recycling mobile devices. This acquisition will put Outerwall in the hot recycled electronics market, as well as cut down on the millions of tons of e-waste generated per year.
Triea Systems is a green tech startup that converts heat from rejected, existing sources — like animal manure — into a usable resource.
Solar financing startup Sunrun announced that it has secured financing from JP Morgan and existing investors to support solar installation around the country.