GM $449M Electrification, Compelling TV Ad, Life w/Tesla S, Tesla Now Offers Fleets

Tesla Starts Leasing Unit for Fleet Buyers

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GM to Invest $449M in Next-Gen Electrification

General Motors Corp. will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two Detroit-area automotive assembly plants to support the next-generation Chevrolet Volt battery-electric hybrid, the company has announced. GM pledged to spend $384 million at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling, equipment, and additional plant upgrades to build the…

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NHTSA's New TV Ad Highlights Dangers of Distracted DrivingNHTSA’s New TV Ad Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

Here’s a TV commercial that’s part of NHTSA’s new ad campaign warning drivers — in graphic fashion here — about the dangers of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is…

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Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, I called my local Tesla Motors service center almost immediately. It seemed like a no-brainer. The titanium shield and two aluminum deflector plates were free, weighed only a few pounds, and had no effect on the aerodynamics of the car. Designed to deflect road debris away from the lithium-ion battery pack under the floor, the new underbody armor would…

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Tesla Starts Leasing Unit for Fleet BuyersTesla Starts Leasing Unit for Fleet Buyers

Tesla Motors will begin offering a fleet leasing program to small- and medium-sized businesses through its newly started Tesla Finance unit, the automaker has announced. Under the leasing program, customers can configure their Model S battery-electric vehicle on Tesla’s website. The Model S carries a starting retail price of …

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