Tesla Motors

Tesla: We are close to ‘closed loop’ battery recycling with reusable alloys, slag

By / February 3, 2011

To make sure their car parts are disposed off in the most eco-friendly manner possible, Tesla has launched a new recycling strategy for its batteries, which are designed to last 7 to 10 years, or about 100,000 miles under normal use. According to a company press release, Tesla Motors has teamed up with Belgium’s Umicore…

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Investors hit the brakes on Tesla Motors

By / December 28, 2010

According to a NPR report, Tesla Motors shares dropped a dramatic 15 percent on Monday. Yesterday was the first day company insiders and early investors were allowed to sell their shares after the company went public in June. The stock’s decline was a surprising reversal for Tesla, which enjoyed a positive initial period as a…

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Tesla unveils new battery pack

By / October 7, 2010

The battery pack that will make Tesla’s upcoming Model S luxury sedan run.(Credit: San Jose Mercury News. Courtesy of Tesla.) Tesla Motors is most known for its all-electric sports car, the Roadster. The Model S sedan will be released soon, and the battery pack used to power this model was unveiled. The San Jose Mercury…

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Tesla: Come on and take a free ride . . . or not

By / July 6, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/tesla.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/tesla.jpg}] Last Friday I was working out of South Boston, and after being cooped up in a hotel room most of the day I decided to head over to Cambridge on my road bicycle. After traveling only about four blocks in Southie and while waiting at a stop light, I felt the…

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Toyota, Tesla team to build all electric cars

By / June 16, 2010

The undisputed hybrid king, Toyota, says it is teaming  up with Tesla Motors in the development of electric cars that run solely on lithium-ion batteries. As part of the deal, Toyota purchased $50 million of Tesla common stock. Using similar technology already used in Tesla’s Roadster model, the new model will be expected to have…

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