2015 Tesla S P85D Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For the last couple of years, like most people who are interested in cars, we?ve been fascinated by the Tesla S. We have read many of the reviews, seen the impressive ratings and often see a couple of the battery-powered Teslas in our neighborhood. When we?re in California we see…

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2014 Tesla Model S P85+ Test Drive

?2014 Tesla Model S P85+? An electrifying example of gas-free luxury travel It goes almost without saying that a large percentage of our nation?s automotive community holds the electrification of the automobile as somewhat of a pipedream. They obviously have never experienced the driving experience, and they would be wrong….

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2014 Audi Q7 TDI Test Drive

?Popular Audi Q7 SUV: Enhanced for 2014? In only its second year of production, Audi?s full size SUV ? the Q7 offered significant enhancements, while making vehicle selection and ordering a more simplified process. The 2008 Q7 was available three ways: as a base model powered by a 3.6-liter, 280 horsepower, DOHC V6; as a…

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2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Test Drive

?2013 Toyota RAV4 EV joins forces with Tesla?? Toyota has stepped outside its box, joining forces in a unique collaboration with Tesla Motor Corporation in sharing technology rather than exclusive development in house – particularly battery technology. This association was inspired by Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. The development project resulting…

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Tesla Announce Model S Pricing

Tesla announced U.S. details and pricing for the new Model S, the company?s first all-electric sedan. Available in six models, generally defined by the size of the battery, start with the basic Model S with a 40 kWh battery and a starting price of $49,900 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. The well quipped sedan…

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The Toyota RAV4 Tesla Edition?

In a move that should help a both Toyota and Tesla, the pair has announced they will jointly develop a Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle to be built at the Toyota Woodstock, Ontario plant starting next year. ?The Tesla-Toyota joint development team has agreed that building the vehicle at the Woodstock plant on the same line…

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Toyota and Tesla Ready Next RAV4 EV

35 Test Vehicles Planned for 2011 Toyota unwrapped its second generation RAV4 EV at the recent LA Auto Show and announced it plans to build 35 of the vehicles for a demonstration and evaluation program with their new electric vehicle partner Tesla Motors. Toyota planners have targeted an operating range of 100 miles in actual…

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Tesla buys Northern California Factory

Electric car builder Tesla Motors announced it has purchased the former NUMMI plant in Fremont, California as a location to build the Model S sedan and future vehicles.? As recently as April of 2010, the NUMMI factory was used by Toyota to produce the Corolla and Tacoma vehicles using the industry-leading Toyota production system. It…

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Tesla and Toyota Work Together on Electric Vehicles

Tesla, the company that has captivated the imagination of millions with its high performance battery powered roadster, has joined forces with Toyota to provide each other with engineering support to develop new electric vehicles, parts and production systems. The two companies intend to form a team of specialists to further those efforts. TMC has agreed…

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