Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) News: Elon Musk’s Anticipation, An Insurmountable Task & More

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Tesla Adopts New Brand Name; To Be Known as Tuosule in China (GreenPacks)
For some time now, the American EV maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) had been fighting to salvage its brand name, as it was actually owned by someone called Zhan Baosheng since 2006. The American EV maker hadn’t claimed it for until 2009. As the company can’t rest assured with the name Tesla anymore in the Asian markets, the automaker has decided to move on with a brand name “Tuosule” in China. We hear the brand name Tuosule comes from the actual name Tesla. Although the actual meaning of Tuusole is unknown, it is said that it is the common dialect spoken by residents of Hong Kong for Tesla.

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Europe and Asia considered for Tesla plants (InAutoNews)
Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO and co-founder said it anticipates high volume sales from a mass-market battery car and to satisfy demand they plan to build plants in Europe and Asia. The company this year plans to make at least 21,000 of its $70,000 Model S premium sedans at its Fremont, California, plant, and double that in 2014. While the factory has capacity to produce as many as 500,000 vehicles a year, the addition of a smaller electric car priced about half that of Model S will require additional plants, Musk said. “We’ll try to locate those close to where people are, close to where the customers are, to minimize the logistics costs of getting the car to them,” the Tesla co-founder said in an interview…

A Gasoline Engine Tesla? (EVWorld)
Elon Musk, the most handsome and intelligent man in the world, faces an insurmountable task as he works to sharply increase sales of his Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) cars. The appetite for electric-powered vehicles in the United States is extremely small, and that is unlikely to change for years. For Tesla to be successful, it will need to introduce a hybrid, which at its heart is a gasoline-powered car. He may even have to launch a car that runs on a regular gasoline engine.

Tesla Roadster gets crashed in Texas (InAutoNews)
Where ever there will be exotic cars there will also be exotic car crashes, this is what we have always said here on inautonews.com and the latest example of such an unfortunate incident is coming all the way from the United States, where a Tesla Roadster has seen better days. Wrecked Exotics says that the model in question has been spotted at a repair shop in Plano, Texas, where it was quietly waiting for a new front end. Our source isn’t saying anything on how the crash occurred, except for the fact that the driver couldn’t stop it in time. The Tesla Roadster is an electric sports car produced by Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) between 2008 and 2012, in California.

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