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    Read This: Tesla crash survivor says he's proof Model S is 'safest car ever'

    While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting to investigate the cause of the Tesla Model S battery fire, the driver of another crashed Model S thinks it's "the safest car on the road hands down." That comes from a Tesla Motors Club forum entry published with a slide show ...

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    Why bigger battery options give Tesla Model S better performance

    When Tesla Motors revealed its pricing and specifications for its 2012 Model S, we couldn't help but notice an interesting peculiarity. The 0-to-60 times and top speeds varied according to pack size and, not only that, the variants with the larger, and presumably heavier, batteries were both ...

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    Why criticize the Model S for having a battery that's too big?

    Driving Tesla Model S – Click above to watch the video
    What's the biggest problems with the Tesla Model S? According to some, it's the huge battery pack. Let's start with some facts. Tesla says the Model S will be offered with three different battery ranges: 160, 230 and 300 miles. The ...

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    Report: Tesla says Model S will be profitable thanks to cheaper batteries

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    It's not exactly a surprise that battery costs for electric vehicles will go down over time, but the big question is by how much and how fast. Tesla Motors, which uses small lithium-ion cells similar to the kind found in laptop ...

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    Automakers testing both large- and small-format battery cells in today's electric cars

    Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota, Daimler and BMW have all turned to the laptop battery cell technology utilized by Tesla in the Roadster to power at least one of their electric car models. For Toyota, the laptop-style cells will find a home in the automaker's ...

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    CTO Straubel confirms Tesla is building two electric vehicle mules for Toyota

    AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda where he revealed a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit was under construction. Tesla CTO JB Straubel has now told CNN Money that the Silicon valley company is preparing two mule ...

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    REPORT: Panasonic will supply batteries for the Tesla Model S

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    The battery pack powering the Tesla Model S down the road will reportedly be supplied by Panasonic. Greentech Media broke the news after talking to "sources close to the Japanese electronics maker." Tesla had no comment. Earlier this ...

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    REPORT: Tesla Model S was designed with battery swaps in mind

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    Recently-resigned Tesla Motors engineering chief Michael Donoughe revealed an interesting tidbit of information on his way out the door. Speaking to Green Car Advisor, Donoughe said that the Model S has been designed to accommodate fast ...

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    REPORT: Tesla Model S could have 95 kWh battery pack

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    Let's compare: the battery pack in a Tesla Roadster today is 53 kWh. The pack in the Chevy Volt? 16 kWh. The Nissan LEAF? 24 kWh. The Hymotion/A123 kit to make your Prius a plug in car uses a 5 kWh battery. Now, how big might the ...


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