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Tesla Sends Out Upgraded chargers

Jan 13 2014, 1:05pm CST | by

Charger recall happened after complaints of overheating

Tesla has been received reports that its chargers for the Tesla model S are overheating. Before things get out of hand with reports of fires or melting chargers, Tesla has opted to send out a...

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Tesla Sends Out Upgraded chargers

Jan 13 2014, 1:05pm CST | by

Charger recall happened after complaints of overheating

Tesla has been received reports that its chargers for the Tesla model S are overheating. Before things get out of hand with reports of fires or melting chargers, Tesla has opted to send out a refreshed charger to owners of the Model S.

The new replacement chargers are being handled as a recall reports Automobile Mag . The owner of the Model S doesn't have to take the car in to the closest dealership even, apparently Tesla is mailing these out. The new charger has a thermal fuse embedded.

That thermal fuse is designed to stop the charging if overheating is detected. The chargers come after a software update was sent out last month. That Software update cut the charge current by up to 25% if conditions that could lead to overheating are detected.

 
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Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On 'Gigafactory' Battery Plant

Jul 29 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Tesla Motors and Panasonic have reportedly reached an agreement on Tesla's massive 'Gigafactory,' which is expected to be the world's largest manufacturer of lithium-ion cells when completed. According to the Nikkei, Panasonic—Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] current battery supplier and a shareholder—will invest 20 bi ...
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Honda Ends 3 Green Models, Tesla Gigafactory Update, Aluminum 2016 Jaguar XE: Today's Car News

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes It Big: Will Appear On 'The Simpsons' As Himself

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Wealth? Success? Power? All of these fade to insignificance as ways to show you've "made it" in life, compared to a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has certainly made it, and to prove it he'll be guest-starring in the 26th season of the popular cartoon comedy. Not only will Musk appear in the episode, rep ...
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eBay Find Of The Day: 1988 Saleen Ford Mustang General Tire 21R race car

Jul 29 2014 8:21am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Auctions, Ford, Racing Saleen may be making headlines these days for working on the Tesla Model S, but its history and bread-and-butter is all about the Ford Mustang. The rear-wheel-drive Dearborn pony cars singlehandedly put the company on the map in the '80s. Founder Steve Saleen was already a talented American racing driver when he started the venture, and like many auto industry busi ...
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Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On Gigafactory Project: Report

Jul 29 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Tesla Motors and its normally outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, haven't had much to say about its plans to build a battery "gigafactory" lately. Now, a new report claims Tesla has secured an important pact in making the gigafactory a reality. Tesla has reached an agreement with Panasonic--its current supplier of lithium-ion cells--that will allow t ...
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Jul 28 2014 10:13pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

To most everyone's surprise in the auto industry, the Tesla Model S became the best selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013. Even though this record isn’t likely to last, it still shows how successful this EV from the startup automaker has been. For the rest of the year, its n ...
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Tesla and Panasonic said to reach agreement on Gigafactory

Jul 28 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement on the so-called Gigafactory, a factory for building batteries for future Tesla electric car ...
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