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Elon Musk: Cheaper Tesla vehicles could be here in three to five years

Elon Musk: Cheaper Tesla vehicles could be here in three to five years

Elon Musk is talking about all things Tesla at the D11 conference, and one particular area is on when consumers will see cheaper vehicles. As we reported yesterday, Musk wants to build a lower-cost all-electric car, getting them into the hands of more drivers to help combat climate change, among other reasons, something he has spoken about passionately in the past. When asked when we can expect a $30,000 Tesla vehicle, Musk replied: "Probably 3 to 5 years."

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Tesla Motors direct retail sales challenged in North Carolina

Tesla Motors direct retail sales challenged in North Carolina

Consumers in North Carolina have welcomed Tesla Motors with open arms, having purchased 80 cars and having reserved another 60, such a quantity that Tesla has opened a servicing center in the state. While consumers have been receptive, it has been a different story with state dealerships and the accompanying salespersons, both of which are side-stepped by Tesla's direct retails sales methods.

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Tesla Model S earns top score at Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S earns top score at Consumer Reports

A New York Times reviewer might not have liked the Tesla Model S electric vehicle back in February when a controversial review was published in the paper, but Consumer Reports certainly does. Consumer Reports has announced that the Model S has earned the top overall test score performing as well or better than any vehicle the publication has ever tested. The Model S is the first electric vehicle to ever achieve such a high score.

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