Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley start-up automaker that is clearly here to stay, is working to ramp up production on its all-electric 2013 Tesla Model S luxury sedan in response to overwhelming demand. With 8,931 units sold in the U.S. in 2013 through the end of June, the luxury electric has outsold the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, not to mention the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
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Let the good times roll at Tesla Motors, with strong 2013 Model S electric car sales, a stratospheric stock price, and now word that the Silicon Valley EV builder has repaid its $465 million U.S. Department of Energy loan in full… 9 years ahead of schedule.
With a steady stream of new orders coming in leading to profitability and a record-setting stock price over at Tesla, the 2013 Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan continues to pull in accolades. But this latest review, coming from the notoriously conservative and change-averse folks at Consumer Reports, is noteworthy to say the least.
Extra, extra, read all about it: Tesla Motors vs The New York Times. A war of words is brewing between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and NY Times reporter John Broder, after Broder wrote this less-than-complementary test drive review for the new 2013 Model S electric vehicle.
During the course of his 500-plus-mile journey with the Model S, Broder’s piece says he dealt with repeated instances of premature range anxiety, which ultimately culminated in the car running out of juice entirely and requiring a flatbed tow truck to reach his intended destination of a Tesla Supercharger high-speed charging station. He also reported a troubling instance where, while parked overnight in sub-freezing temperatures, the car’s available range dropped by an indicated 65 miles.
[3/11/13 Update: The release date for the Model X has been pushed back one year to Q4 of 2014]
The 2014 Tesla Model X is the first production SUV we’ve ever seen with gullwing doors, and if Tesla can deliver on promises (and stay financially afloat long enough to bring it to market), the Model X should be a winner.