Tesla To Build Cheaper Car & $5 Billion Battery Factory, Alt-Fuel Acceptance, Plus The Future of Fuel Cells

Tesla Plans $5 Billion Battery Factory for Mass-Market Electric Car

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Tesla Motors Plans to Debut Cheaper Car in Early 2015

Tesla Motors plans to unveil an electric car in early 2015 that could sell in the $40,000 range, a mainstream offering that could be key to the automaker’s future growth. Tesla’s only current offering is the Model S, a premium sport sedan that starts at $71,070 before any state or federal tax incentives, and can cost far more with options. In late 2014, the Palo Alto automaker plans to release a long-awaited Model X sport-utility, likely to sell in the same price range. The third, lower-priced model could make its official debut at the…

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Tesla Plans $5 Billion Battery Factory for Mass-Market Electric CarTesla Plans $5 Billion Battery Factory for Mass-Market Electric Car

Tesla Motors said on Wednesday that it planned to invest about $2 billion in a large-scale factory to produce cheaper batteries for a mass-market electric car within three years. The company, which makes all-electric luxury sedans, indicated that it would build the factory in the American Southwest, without specifying where. Nor would it name its partners, who it said would invest up to another $3 billion in the factory through 2020. Tesla said the factory would…

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NTEA Green Truck Summit Gives Attendees an Alt-Fuel OverviewNTEA Green Truck Summit Gives Attendees an Alt-Fuel Overview

This year’s NTEA Green Truck Summit was kicked off with a keynote address by Patrick Davis, director of the Vehicle Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), who joined the attendees via video link due to the ongoing winter weather storms. “There’s good news on the way,” Davis said when describing the…

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The Future of Fuel Cells in FleetThe Future of Fuel Cells in Fleet

What if fleets could operate electric vehicles without the typical range anxiety and long wait to recharge the battery? What if it took less than five minutes to refuel these vehicles to achieve about 400 miles between fill-ups — comparable to gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles — and produced zero emissions? That’s the promise of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). These vehicles use electric motors, but, instead of relying on…

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