Tesla Now Shipping 500+ Model S EVs Weekly
March 22, 2013 12:03 PM
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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).
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3/22/2013 6:24:23 PM
I don't know where the efficiency 80 % for a thermal power plant came from, perhaps fairyland? The best thermal plants have an overall efficiency of around 60'% and that is allowing for the use of waste heat for things like district heating. Not of great relevance in California! Large marine diesels can reach efficiencies of about 55 % which is close to this. You cannot compare the efficiency of power generation with the efficiency of the car being driven by hydrocarbons or electricity. You have to include the losses in power transmission from the power station to your charging point and the losses in actually charging the vehicle batteries. These are surprisingly large. The end result is that an electric car charged by electricity produced by a power station driven by any fuel other than nuclear, is little if any more carbon neutral than a modern high efficiency diesel. You want to do better? A diesel electric hybrid then. If you have solar, wind, hydro,tidal energy of course you do better. If your electricity comes from an old coal powered station then we're talking of efficiencies of below 33% and that is before transmission losses and charging losses- you might as well be driving an old v8. (Well probably not quite but you can see the point). To get a real number you need to take into account the whole energy cost of digging up/ processing the fuel, making the power station, the vehicle etc . You very soon find that if you want to preserve personal mobility and reduce emissions the best way forward is small, light , simple high efficiency vehicles, not some 2 tons of metal and plastic to carry one person one mile to the Mall.
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