Tesla Now Shipping 500+ Model S EVs Weekly
March 22, 2013 12:03 PM
comment(s) - last by
The company is also adding new Tesla Stores and Superchargers around the U.S.
Tesla Motors is greeting the new spring season with plenty of Model S-related news, including its achievement of more than 500
deliveries per week
"Over the past few months it’s been fun to watch the company achieve new milestones," said George Blankenship, VP of Worldwide Sales and Ownership Experience at Tesla. "First it was the factory ramping up to full production in December. During the past three weeks we have averaged more than 500 Model S deliveries per week, and it looks like we’ll be setting another record this week.
"With all these new cars on the road, it’s fun to watch as Model S racks up the miles. Model S drivers have traveled more than 12 million miles since deliveries first began. That’s a lot of CO2 emissions saved! And how are things going in California? Well, today we registered our 3,000th Model S in the Golden State. That pretty much says it all!"
Blankenship's post on Tesla's blog also mentioned a few other tidbits, such as the opening of new Tesla Stores in the Los Angeles area and Miami (as well as more service centers across North America and Europe throughout 2013); the addition of more Superchargers around the U.S. in places like the Pacific Northwest, Illinois, Texas, Florida, the Northeast and California, and the fact that the Model S is now officially a World Car.
Tesla has had some rough patches lately, such as
issues with a journalist from
The New York Times,
took a test drive this winter and reported
a horrific venture
. More specifically, he said that the Model S didn't have the range Tesla said it did, and ended up on a flatbed truck at the end of the trip. Musk and the NYT journalist (John Broder)
ended up feuding
over the matter.
But Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk is turning that luck around with predictions of
in the first quarter and by vowing to
pay off its $465 million government loan
within five years.
However, one recent hiccup is a delay to production of
the Model X
Tesla had hoped to begin production of the vehicle this year, but those plans have been put off until
late 2014 (meaning deliveries will likely be pushed to 2015).
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Ignorant statement
3/22/2013 3:01:49 PM
> last time i checked power plants emit CO2!
Sure, but that sort of simplistic argument has two failings:
1) the power plant is a far more efficient at producing energy from the same fossil fuel. A car engine is only 25-30% efficient, though the diesel motor could get as high as 50%. But a power plant can get as high as 80%.
2) the electric car doesn't need to idle, and unlike gas engines, is fully effective at 0 rpm, whereas the gas engine becomes most efficient at normal load. Particularly in urban driving, this is a considerable waste factor that isn't present for the power plant.
The charging of power at night also is beneficial in allowing utilities to continue running their plants at full power where they are most efficient. The classic peak in day and lull at night every day requires spin up/downs. Smart charging systems that can talk to the utilities and charge the car when most efficient will be a good win.
RE: Ignorant statement
4/1/2013 6:52:23 PM
What powerplant has an efficiency of 80%???? The highest I've seen is for CCGT is like 58%... I think you're exaggerating quite a bit.
"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer
Tesla's Elon Musk Vows to Pay Off $465M Government Loan Within Five Years
February 28, 2013, 8:53 AM
Tesla to be Profitable in Q1, Investors Send Shares Down
February 21, 2013, 1:24 PM
Checkmate: Tesla's Elon Musk Provides Driving Logs from NYT's "Peculiar" Model S Trip
February 14, 2013, 12:41 PM
NYT Reports Poor Tesla Model S Range in East Coast Trip; Elon Musk Fights Back with Driving Log
February 12, 2013, 1:00 PM
Tesla to Begin Shipping Model S June 22
May 23, 2012, 11:16 AM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D's "Insane Mode" Shocks Passengers
January 28, 2015, 11:18 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information