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Tesla Roadster Test Driver Swears The Car’s Insane Quoted Performance Times Are ‘Conservative’

We were shocked to learn late last year that there’s a new Tesla Roadster on the way. We were almost speechless when CEO Elon Musk started making claims that it could hit 60 mph in less than two seconds. Now a company test driver is claiming the insane figures we’ve been promised have only been […]

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Tesla Might Need $10 Billion To Fund All Of Its New Projects: Analyst

Tesla has a new crossover, a semi, and a Roadster in the pipeline, but CEO Elon Musk is adamant the automaker doesn’t need to raise new capital to fund those projects. An analyst from Goldman Sachs disagrees, and suggested Tesla needs a big round number to make it happen: $10 billion.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla’s New Roadster Is Apparently Going To Have An Absolutely Spartan Interior

One of the hypothetical projects in Tesla’s pipeline is a new Roadster, a sports car with a supposedly whopping 620 miles of range and a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds. When CEO Elon Musk debuted it in November, the accompanying pictures of the car suggested the interior would be minimal, akin to the uber-minimalist Model…Read […]

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Taiwanese Automaker Xing Claims It’s Building An Off-Road Electric Supercar That’s Quicker Than A Tesla Roadster

Tesla isn’t even close to putting its recently revealed Tesla Roadster into production and yet there’s already a wave of companies trying to outpace it. On one end, you have Rimac, with a more traditional electric road car, and now on the other end there’s this Taiwanese company called Xing with a cute little off-road…Read […]

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So Many People Questioned The Tesla Roadster In Space That It Wound Up On Snopes

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, better known as the world’s one true Space Boy, spent Tuesday afternoon shooting a Tesla Roadster into the deep abyss of the universe in a rocket. It was very strange and questionable! So many people questioned the issue, in fact, that it wound up on fact-checking website Snopes.Read more… […]

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Does This Photo Mean Elon Musk Is Serious About Blasting His Personal Tesla Into Space?

An apparently leaked photo emerged on Reddit late last night purportedly showing Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster getting fitted atop a Falcon Heavy cargo capsule. Which poses the question: Is Musk actually serious about all this?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Is Sending A Tesla Roadster Into Space On The Falcon Heavy Rocket

The maiden voyage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will have some interesting cargo, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter last night. Musk’s own cherry red Tesla Roadster playing “Space Oddity” over its stereo system will be aboard the rocket with its final destination being Mars’ orbit. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How The Tesla Roadster Might Pull Off Zero To 60 MPH In 1.9 Seconds

Though a battery researcher told me he thinks Tesla’s performance claims for its new Roadster are plausible, there are many other factors besides batteries that affect acceleration. So let Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained walk you through the basic physics of how Tesla might pull this off. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What A Battery Researcher Told Us About The Tesla Roadster’s Crazy Performance Claims

Skepticism abounds when someone makes a claim as outlandish as Elon Musk’s assertion that the new Tesla Roadster will scoot to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and manage a range of 620 miles. So I spoke with a battery researcher from Carnegie Mellon to break it down and see how feasible all this really is.Read […]

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This Tesla Pickup Truck Concept Looks Ridiculous

Between the hoopla surrounding Tesla’s new all-electric semi and a super-fast revamped Roadster, CEO Elon Musk spent a few minutes to muse about a pickup truck concept that resembles something like a Unimog that has the appearance of a toy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch The New Tesla Roadster’s “Plaid” Mode Rocket The Car From Zero To 81 MPH In An Instant

After Tesla debuted its new Roadster last night, it gave a few folks a test ride to show off “Plaid,” the “beyond ludicrous” launch mode that is said to help rocket the car to 60 mph in under two seconds. Here’s a look at it in action. In the video, the driver actually blows right […]

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