Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

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In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of Starman, a mannequin, and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster as it rides the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tesla is selling its solar products in Home Depot stores starting in July

If getting your hands on a Tesla powerwall seems a little more challenging than just running to the local hardware store, get ready. Tesla is going to start selling its solar products at Home Depot. Solar panels? Check. Powerwalls? You bet. Even solar roofs? You got it. It’s all happening in 800 stores by July of this year. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Porsche’s new Tesla rival boasts 300-mile range and 670 horsepower

Porsche has been working hard to create a Tesla rival, and with newly-leaked details of the upcoming Mission E, it’s looking like the 87-year old company is hot on the newcomer’s tailpipe. The Mission E will likely hit the market in 2019, and when it does, you will be able to choose from 300, 400 and 500 kW versions with a top speed of 155 mph and a 300-mile range.

The Mission E will reportedly go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds (a full second slower than the fastest Model S). It will feature… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk shares pictures of his red Tesla Roadster ready to blast off to Mars

Leave it to Elon Musk to follow up on a crazy idea. Earlier this month, when he said he’d send his personal red Tesla Roadster to Mars aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, some people wondered if he was joking. But the SpaceX CEO appears to be going through with the plan, and shared images of the electric car aboard the nose cone to launch atop the rocket.

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Tesla surprises the world with a new $250k Roadster

Tesla surprised the crowd tonight at the debut of the Tesla Semi with the reveal of a new Roadster, which will arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn’t forgotten where it started and is finally releasing a new Roadster.

While the Tesla Model 3 focuses on the entry-level electric segment, the new Roadster will focus on the high end of the segment with a $250,000 price tag. What does that get you? For starters the Tesla Roadster will feature… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Revolutionary Tesla Semi Truck arrives with a whopping 500-mile driving range

Semi trucks transport goods all over the country and without them we’d never get our stuff as fast as we do now, but they come with one big disadvantage – emissions. Today’s semi trucks are powered by large diesel engines that emit so many pollutants into the air, easil

Tesla forever changed the auto industry when it debuted the Model S and now it’s set to do it again with the semi truck segment. Tesla’s semi truck View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla aims to ramp up Solar Roof production in Buffalo next year

Tesla’s solar roof could be seen on more homes as the company plans to increase production in 2018. They said in a letter to shareholders they’ll be moving production from their Fremont, California factory to the Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York. According to Inverse, this is the first time Elon Musk has provided a concrete timeframe for ramping up production.

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Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

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Tesla rapidly installs solar power at a children’s hospital in Puerto Rico

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has spoken recently about the role it may play in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s devastated electrical grid, with its replacement being more resilient and sustainable thanks to micro-grid technology and on-site solar generation and storage. Now, Tesla is turning these words into greater actions by building up the modern energy infrastructure of Hospital del Niño, a children’s hospital in San Juan. Tesla has already begun constructing a solar field near the hospital and is shipping… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla earns contract for world’s first solar, wind and storage project

Tesla has won its first contract with Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine maker, to supply its Powerpack batteries for a project that combines solar power, wind power, and Tesla’s storage technology in which is being described as the first such project in the world. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building