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李想评特斯拉:我都他妈的快疯了!

<b>来源:汽车之家论坛</b><p><b>作者:李想(汽车之家创始人/总裁)</b><p>作为一个互联网和汽车行业的杂交从业者,当我听说Tesla要正式进入中国市场的时候,激动坏了,周围一大票买Tesla股票赚翻了的朋友也都蠢蠢欲动。2013年底就把定金交付了(很多朋友只拿出了Tesla股票盈利的一部分,就付清了全款)。我数了一下,光微信的朋友里,买Tesla的就不下20个。<p>最开始大家都预测最高版本的P85要100万起价,Tesla给了一个超级厚道的价格,比预期的价格便宜了20万。这个价格让所有人都很开心,接下来就等提车了。<p>Tesla进入中国市场遇到了不少坎坷,先是商标被抢注,后来又各种问题不断延迟交车。我比较幸运,成为了第一批交 …

Wireless EV Charging Stations Cut the Cord

Does wireless charging hold the key to mass-market appeal for electric vehicles (EVs)?<p>It’s still too early to tell, but with the U.S. government, …

Life With Tesla Model S: Even After Update, Vampire Draw Remains

The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked.<p>Since the Model S was introduced in 2012, this "vampire" power drain from the cars sold so far has consumed roughly 15 …

Owners Love Their Teslas And Volts, So Why Doesn't The Media?

It’s been a strange week for Tesla. On Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk was out with a response to the third incident in which one of his company’s vehicles caught fire. Musk asked on Twitter why these accidents were getting so much coverage when really they were just further proof how safe the car was. …

Elon Musk On The Tesla Fires: Headlines Are Deceiving, Model S Is Safest Car On The Road By Far

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, spoke about the recent fires that his Model S electric cars have suffered, calling them nothing more than an overreaction by the press. Musk made it clear that Tesla produces the safest vehicles in the road right now, and while his …

Tesla Across America: How Elon Musk is Building an EV Infrastructure

Tesla's goal is to serve 98 percent of the U.S. population by 2015.<p>Charge It<p>Tesla's goal is to serve 98 percent of the U.S. population and a few Canadians with Supercharger stations by 2015. <br>Shading indicates effective Supercharger-station range.<p>Electric cars face daunting roadblocks on the …

2014 BMW i8 Hybrid Review

Of all of BMW’s recent concepts, none are as daring as their pair of low emission “i” vehicles, the i8 and the i3. Although they do seem to be quite …

Tesla Model S to get app support and Chrome by late 2014 (video)

Tesla's Model S may soon be as friendly to developers as it is to drivers. Elon Musk has revealed at a Munich reception (shown after the break) that he hopes to open the EV's infotainment system to third-party apps by the end of 2014. As part of the software transition, the sedan will also get …

Autoblog Green

The Trump administration is considering ways to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards in order to protect U.S. carmakers, according to two sources familiar with the administration's thinking.<p>One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely …

447.95% — Increase In 100% Electric Car Sales In US In 2013

<b>Published on</b> October 4th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>2<p>447.95% — Increase In 100% Electric Car Sales In US In 2013<p>October 4th, 2013 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>August …

How You’ll Interact With Google’s Self-Driving Car: Gesture-Based Controls

Word has been out for some time that Google is looking to (somehow) engineer its own car, and has the ambition to have that car drive itself. The …

Tesla Owners Say Goodbye to Range Anxiety

Range anxiety is no longer a roadblock to mass adoption of electric vehicles -- at least not for Tesla customers.<p>Electric vehicles, or EVs, just …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

6 Car Technologies That Will Revolutionize Driving in the Next 10 Years on Edmunds.com

Enough with complaining that the exciting automotive future promised by your favorite childhood shows and movies never materialized. They weren't …

Electric Vehicles

What the Tesla Battery Fire Means for Electric Vehicles - MIT Technology Review

(UPDATE: Tesla has provided more information about the accident. See below.)<p>This week a Tesla Motors Model S electric vehicle caught on fire after …

Electric Vehicles

Model S Fire

On Oct 3, 2013, at 12:29 PM, Jerome Guillen wrote:<p>Dear Mr. Carlson:<p>I am the VP of sales and service for Tesla, reporting directly to Elon Musk, …

Tesla grapples with PR nightmare after battery fire in U.S.

* Stock fall shaves as much as $3 billion off market value<p>* Incident will not dent long-term demand for Tesla -analysts<p>* Industry needs rules to …

Tesla still playing catch-up with advanced driver-assist systems

Common luxury-car features are needed before self-driving can enter the discussion.<p>Earlier this week, Elon Musk, the usually shy and retiring CEO of Tesla Motors, grabbed some headlines when he promised to have a vehicle with autonomous driving capability on the road within three years.<p>Over the …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Sipa USA/TNS<p>US President Donald Trump, center, with CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, left, and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, second from right,takes his seat prior to delivering remarks to automobile industry leaders during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House …

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Hybrids Take 7% of California Market, Tesla Outsells Buick, Fiat, Land Rover, Lincoln

<b>Published on</b> August 21st, 2013 | <i>by Jo Borrás</i><p>0<p>Hybrids Take 7% of California Market, Tesla Outsells Buick, Fiat, Land Rover, Lincoln<p>August 21st, 2013 …

Tesla working to eliminate side mirrors

Of all the concept car technologies, one of our favorites has been the deletion of side-view mirrors in favor of video cameras. Besides improving the look of the car, it'd lower drag and improve fuel economy. However, cost, available technology, and most importantly, the government, stand in the …

Electric cars are clean today and will only get cleaner tomorrow

Uncovering a fraud is uniquely satisfying, which is perhaps why news outlets continue to provide electric car deniers with a platform to proclaim …

Could Electric Cars Threaten the Grid? - MIT Technology Review

Plugging in an electric vehicle is, in some cases, the equivalent of adding three houses to the grid. That has utilities in California—where the …

Electric Vehicles

Hyperloop

When the California “high speed” rail was approved, I was quite disappointed, as I know many others were too. How could it be that the home of …

Review: Elon Musk's Hyperloop is a Giant Tesla Racetrack

Elon Musk‘s Hyperloop plans have been unveiled. As widely predicted, he wants to shoot passengers down a low pressure tube. The twist is that the hyperloop doesn’t require the very low pressure that, I and others had assumed. Instead, the trains – or pods in Musk’s terms – have huge front mounted …

10 Modern Wonders That Prove The Hyperloop Could Be Built

So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop sounds silly, but is it really impossible? Here are 10 infrastructural works that were once the stuff of dreams but now stand as monuments to contemporary engineering.<p>It was with bated breath and more than a fair share of apprehension, not too mention ridicule, that the …

Tesla to introduce all-wheel-drive Model S in 2014?

The Model X sport utility vehicle may not be the first all-wheel-drive Tesla to hit the market. According to <i>The Verge</i>, Tesla is working on an AWD version of its Model S sedan. Currently, the Model S is only available with rear-wheel drive, but sources in the know at Tesla reportedly have said that …

Tesla shares surge after surprise profit

Elon Musk's hot streak continues.<p>Musk's Tesla Motors (TSLA) reported a surprise second-quarter profit on Wednesday, blowing past estimates on sales. The electric car maker reported earnings of 20 cents a share, excluding special items, after analysts predicted a loss of 17 cents. The stock surged …

Model S' groundbreaking platform is displayed in the center of London for @DesignMuseum "The Future is Here" exhibit! http://t.co/7ODJY5QZ12