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U.S. EPA to Discuss Major Fuel Efficiency Announcement at Tesla HQ in Palo Alto
EPA ^ | 05/25/2011 | Government PR Release

Posted on 05/25/2011 12:33:43 PM PDT by Red Badger

Contact Information: Media Contact: Mary Simms, (415) 947-4270, simms.mary@epa.gov

High Bay Area Gas Prices, Environmental Concerns Spur Greener Vehicles

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 O’Connell – Tesla’s 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.

RSVP: Accredited members of the media – if you would like to participate in tomorrow’s press event please send an RSVP email to Mary Simms at simms.mary@epa.gov. Please include your name, contact information and media affiliation in your request.

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: automotive; electriccar; tesla

1 posted on 05/25/2011 12:33:53 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

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2 posted on 05/25/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

For this kind of hype, I’m not going to be impressed with anything less than 100 mpg.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Red Badger

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!


4 posted on 05/25/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: StonyMan451

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.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 12:38:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Red Badger
U.S. EPA to Discuss Major Fuel Efficiency Announcement at Tesla HQ...

Why do I suspect I'm about to help subsidize another struggling business model?

6 posted on 05/25/2011 12:39:12 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: StonyMan451

It will be hard for Tesla to have any mpg rating if I understand their vehicles correctly.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 12:39:36 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: StonyMan451

It doesn’t use gasoline. All electric..............


8 posted on 05/25/2011 12:41:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger
Maybe a monument to the potency of man's mind. Can't wait until 2013 when all the companies that Went Galt come out of the woodwork and start R and D again. . .
9 posted on 05/25/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: thackney

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2724992/posts


10 posted on 05/25/2011 12:42:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: CommieCutter

looks like eCat tech will drive down the cost of electricity

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2724897/posts


11 posted on 05/25/2011 12:42:16 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: CommieCutter
"I wish these people would just go away"

They won't. That's why I'm going away.. off grid.


12 posted on 05/25/2011 12:43:01 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Red Badger
No doubt Tesla Corp paid a large bribe contribution to the DNC and/or the obama Campaign...
13 posted on 05/25/2011 12:43:29 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Red Badger
Follow the money....

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.)

14 posted on 05/25/2011 12:44:29 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Red Badger

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=tsla

Read the net income line.

Perhaps a bunch of people believe the subsidy was coming.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: CommieCutter

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. They’re 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 it’s in place, it’s really, really hard to get rid of. (Healthcare, for example.)

Unlike the rest of us, who have lives and families, a Green’s agenda is his/her/its life. Too bad so many of them are RICH.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: StonyMan451

Or about 4 cents per mile


17 posted on 05/25/2011 12:47:20 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Evan Bayh gave Indiana a twofer.)
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To: Red Badger

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=TSLA+Major+Holders

http://www.opensecrets.org/usearch/index.php?q=MUSK+ELON&cx=010677907462955562473%3Anlldkv0jvam&cof=FORID%3A11&searchButt.x=33&searchButt.y=5#678


18 posted on 05/25/2011 12:50:05 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Badger

So, how many miles per pound of coal does this new-fangled electric car get?


19 posted on 05/25/2011 12:50:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: StonyMan451

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.


20 posted on 05/25/2011 12:53:47 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: thackney

To be fair, I’m pretty sure that government (taxpayer) subsidies were an integral PART of the business model.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 12:55:58 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

And now, after a few years of operating at a net loss, it will be a bigger part.


22 posted on 05/25/2011 12:59:06 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Little Ray

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.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 1:00:47 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Little Ray

“So, how many miles per pound of coal does this new-fangled electric car get?”


An honest question/questions would be:

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


24 posted on 05/25/2011 1:01:21 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: thackney
Because it is the American Marxist way.
25 posted on 05/25/2011 1:02:13 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: StonyMan451

Oh come on - 5 minute full-charge is fair!


26 posted on 05/25/2011 1:04:17 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: traditional1; eCSMaster

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/ecogeek/1116/and-the-stimulus-money-goes-to.html


27 posted on 05/25/2011 1:10:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger
Model S = $49900 after $7500 Government rebate.

The line forms here.

28 posted on 05/25/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: StonyMan451

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.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 1:13:03 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: thackney

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) At 3:46PM EDT: 29.00 Up 2.28 (8.53%)


30 posted on 05/25/2011 1:13:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Wurlitzer

Yep.
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.


31 posted on 05/25/2011 1:17:58 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Castigar

It’s gotta go twice as far and charge way, way faster for me to ever consider buying one.


32 posted on 05/25/2011 1:18:02 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Castigar

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.


33 posted on 05/25/2011 1:18:29 PM PDT by StonyMan451
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To: Red Badger
Next Step in Zero Emissions!

Next Step in Zero Emissions!
34 posted on 05/25/2011 1:22:37 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Wurlitzer
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

It prices between $109,000 to $128,500. Don't compare to a Chevy, how does it compare to a Ferrari?

35 posted on 05/25/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Wurlitzer

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.


36 posted on 05/25/2011 1:34:27 PM PDT by benewton
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To: thackney
Yeah, and a cheap Ferrari, at that.
37 posted on 05/25/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: benewton

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.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 1:57:21 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: thackney

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.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 2:03:59 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Red Badger

“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).


40 posted on 05/25/2011 3:31:27 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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