Skip to comments.U.S. EPA to Discuss Major Fuel Efficiency Announcement at Tesla HQ in Palo Alto
Posted on 05/25/2011 12:33:43 PM PDT by Red Badger
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SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will hold a press conference to discuss a major fuel economy announcement at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Tesla Headquarters in Palo Alto.
WHO: EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld and Diarmuid OConnell Teslas VP of Corporate Development
WHAT: Fuel Economy Announcement
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12::45 p.m.
WHERE: Tesla Motors, 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, CA 94022 Enter into the main parking lot. Visitor parking is on the right.
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ABOUT TESLA Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from sports cars to mass-market vehicles with a goal of driving down the cost of electric vehicles. It is currently the only U.S. automaker that builds and sells highway-capable EVs in serial production. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 1,600 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, goes on the market in mid-2012.
For this kind of hype, I’m not going to be impressed with anything less than 100 mpg.
Then the EPA can cause electricity to sky rocket so we can get nailed in the wallet when we plug one of these suckers in the wall...
Are these idiots going to stop the electrical plant expansion that’s needed to fuel a nation with electric cars?? Maybe the wind will take care of it?
I wish these people would just go away!
It probably has to do with Tesla’s announcement that they are starting production on their latest model. I saw a reference to the production startup in another article.
Why do I suspect I'm about to help subsidize another struggling business model?
It will be hard for Tesla to have any mpg rating if I understand their vehicles correctly.
It doesn’t use gasoline. All electric..............
looks like eCat tech will drive down the cost of electricity
I'm sure that Tesla (or some "individual" or "501" non-profit front group) donates HEAVILY to Democrats, and they get the taxpayer funds funneled to them to subsidize their un-economic, un-wanted, non-competitive product.
Subsidies to "green projects" and "alternative energy" ALWAYS are un-economic, un-reliable, un-wanted, etc., but can only fill the pockets of major donors via MANDATED/FORCED taxpayer funds that are sent to them (sorta along the lines of Obama Motors, etc.)
Read the net income line.
Perhaps a bunch of people believe the subsidy was coming.
I wish these people would just go away!
These people (Greens) exist to control others. They have no other purpose. Like the Terminator, they will not stop until they are dead.
We cannot wish them away. We must defeat their champions at every election and at every level. They live to get their agenda enacted. Theyre willing to reach across the aisle and compromise because once they get the framework in place a bevy of bureaucrats will ratchet up their regulations until the entire agenda and even more than they ever thought possible will be in place. Once its in place, its really, really hard to get rid of. (Healthcare, for example.)
Unlike the rest of us, who have lives and families, a Greens agenda is his/her/its life. Too bad so many of them are RICH.
Or about 4 cents per mile
So, how many miles per pound of coal does this new-fangled electric car get?
Well obviously I didn’t realize that it was ELECTRIC fuel economy. In that case I’m not going to be impressed with less than a 500 mile range on a full charge, and less than 2 minutes to charge the battery.
To be fair, I’m pretty sure that government (taxpayer) subsidies were an integral PART of the business model.
And now, after a few years of operating at a net loss, it will be a bigger part.
Actually, it is pretty funny to have the EPA promoting a coal powered car. I just wish I wasn’t going to pay for that promotion.
“So, how many miles per pound of coal does this new-fangled electric car get?”
Mileage per charge? ~250
Mileage per $$ of electricity?
or if I use your analogy:
Miles per Kw produced from Hydro-electric (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from clean Nuclear energy (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from Natural Gas (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from Methane Hydrates (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from Solar (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from Wind (USA)
Miles per Kw produced from Geothermal (USA)
See there are many good sources of clean energy and sourced in the USA.
Don’t dismiss the Tesla car so quickly. It not only is slick looking but can out accelerate just about any production car on the market gas/ethanol/diesel
Oh come on - 5 minute full-charge is fair!
The line forms here.
The EPA says the Tesla Roadster has a range of 244 miles - I think Tesla itself says 245. But under aggressive driving the actual range from a full charge to completely dead can be dramatically lower.
As to how long it can take to charge, it probably depends on the source of the charge. I think the quick answer is overnight.
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They had one on the REAL “Top Gear”.
It out accelerated its Lotus counterpart for about 20 seconds before it broke. Of course, the Lotus could go around the track more than once.
It’s gotta go twice as far and charge way, way faster for me to ever consider buying one.
It’s gotta go twice as far and charge way, way faster for me to ever consider buying one. I don’t want to have one car for local driving and another for road trips.
It prices between $109,000 to $128,500. Don't compare to a Chevy, how does it compare to a Ferrari?
The Tesla would have great mileage specs during the winter here in NH. That’s because it wouldn’t get out of our driveway, much less conquer the mile of snow covered dirt road to our major “highway” (two lanes of blacktop may not seem like a major highway to you, but it works ‘round here).
So, since we need to come and go regardless of the weather, I think we’ll continue on with the AWD Explorer and the 4x4 F350. (No government motors for us.)
Cute toy, though, although I’d opt for an RX-7.
So to follow your logic if something does not work in one area it is not a valid product anywhere?
Seems like faulty logic when applied to ANY energy source or product. Someone will always look at the hole in the donut and complain well if it has a hole it must be no good.
I am considering the Tesla as a summer car in Western NY (want to match winters in Buffalo) but I guess since it wont work for you I should not give it a thought.
Don’t know about the Ferrari but the Chevy volt is a completely different animal and could have been a better animal if not for government interference.
The Volt uses a gas generator to simply charge or provide current to the batteries which extends the very short electric only range. It is unlike the other gas electric cluster F$%# which also use a gas engine but place it in the drive train which adds a ton of weight and more parts to break. In this case the Volt has a better idea.
0-60 in 3.4 seconds might be a reach for the Ferrari but again I do not know its specs.
“a goal of driving down the cost of electric vehicles”
Cost isn’t the biggest problem. The range is. Let’s see if that problem can be solved (not likely).