Daimler (parent company of Mercedes-Benz) announced today at a press conference at the Mercedes Museum that they have taken a 10% stake in Electric Car maker Tesla. Although no actual figure was revealed, it was said the the cost was in the ‘Double-Digit Millions’. Despite the fact that Daimler, just like everyone else, knows that […]
Tesla has revealed its Model S in California, a 7 seat electric saloon car due on sale in 2011.
You’ve got to hand it to Tesla, or at least their P.R. people. They are certainly in the news in 2009. We brought you the news from Detroit that Tesla is to introduce a new version of its Tesla Roadster, the Tesla Roadster S, followed by the news that they are seeking finance for a […]
Tesla didn’t make much of a splash at the Detroit Motor Show – at first. But it announced, as we reported, the launch of its Tesla Roadster S, and that it is to produce a saloon car as well. But it goes much further than that. It seems that Tesla has some very ambitious plans. […]
Tesla Motors, which is probably now best known in the UK for its spat with Top Gear as much as for its electric sports car, has announced a new version of the Tesla, the Tesla Roadster Sport. The Tesla Roadster Sport will be available from the summer, for around €112K, and claims a 0-60 time […]
As we reported recently, the Top Gear Test on the Tesla Roadster had Tesla a little miffed, to say the least. Tesla claims that most of what went on with the test (running out of power; failed brakes etc) was just set up by the Top Gear Team for effect. But Mr C is having […]
As I’m sure many of you will have seen at the weekend, Clarkson got to play with the Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car based on the Lotus Elise. Made for interesting viewing. It was obvious that the weight of the batteries would compromise the handling, but its actual straight-line speed was a real revelation. […]