Charging infrastructure for urban areas is a problem. With open land at a premium in congested cities, finding room to install chargers can be a challenge. Tesla is aware of the issue and, as usual, is being proactive in its response. On September 11, Tesla posted on its blog that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities. “It is extremely important for our customers to be able to easily charge their cars. The most convenient way to charge is to plug in overnight at home, and for most people, this is all that is needed. However, for customers who use their car for long distance travel, there is a growing network of Superchargers located along highways on popular driving routes. We have also installed thousands of Destination Charging connectors ...
Magna has created a three motor version of the Tesla Model S to show manufacturers it is ready to deliver a complete electric powertrain that is production ready whenever they need it. All they have to do is write a check!
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A German environmental minister selected a Tesla Model S as his official car, but returned it after a few months claiming it was too cramped to work in the back seat and too much trouble to keep charged when on official business.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revised his estimates for total company production numbers.
A Tesla fan has created an online simulator that allows people to experience the Model 3 touchscreen while they are waiting for their car to be built.
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