Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is going to temporarily idle production at its factory in Fremont, California. The two week down-time will be used to increase production of the Model S sedan vehicle and to make way for manufacturing of the Model X crossover SUV. Tesla Motors will deliver around 35,000 Model S vehicles this year with a goal of 1,000 per week. The Model X crossover SUVs will be delivered in early 2015. The production at the factory will resume on August 4th.
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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has found a way to help out U.S. military veterans that are facing a hard time finding jobs after returning from deployment. Tesla Motors now has over 6,000 employees and 300 of them are veterans. There are now another 600 veterans planned “in the hiring pipeline.” Veterans are known for being great at building cars because many of them have acquired technical skills during their service and are used to working on teams.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has pledged $1 million to help complete the Nikola Tesla Museum, according to Matthew Inman of the web cartoon The Oatmeal. Musk also said that Tesla Motors will build a Supercharger for its electric vehicles in the museum parking lot. Musk is donating to the museum as part of The Oatmeal’s “Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum” project. The project started out as a crowdfunding campaign to buy back Nikola’s Tesla lab in 2012.
This past week, a stolen Tesla Model S vehicle crashed into a synagogue before it split in half and caught on fire. The driver of the vehicle was traveling very fast and succumbed to injuries from the accident. Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, California died after he was thrown out from the Tesla Model S, according to Ed Winters, a public information officer at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and the Pennsylvania Senate have come to an agreement. Pennsylvania’s Senate decided that Tesla Motors can operate five company-owned stores in the state.
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In the video, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S owner showed his rated range on a 100% charge after 31,000 miles on his 60 kWh model. Kman, the video uploader, said that his Model S is usually 100% charged on a daily basis and that he puts it to heavy use.
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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said that safety at the company is the primary concern at the company. Musk said that the track record for safety of the Tesla Model S is: “certainly one of our proudest achievements.”
We already knew that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) met with BMW to discuss a plugin vehicle charger plan. Now we have found out that Tesla Motors also met with Nissan to cooperate on charging networks. The details are unknown about what was discussed.