26 Jan '13, 9pm

Tesla Model S production reaches 400 cars a week capacity

I looked at the Tesla at the Detroit auto show, and stopped by on the way out about 2 hours later. The estimated driving distance on the readout dropped from 139 miles to 134 miles in two hours from people turning on the headlights, messing with the sunroof, and all the other gizmos. My round trip driving distance to the show was 140 miles, and I wouldn't have risked it in the Model S with it being 5 degrees outside. 140 miles round trip with the heater cranking full blast and the headlights on the return trip would be awful risky. I'm not against the technology, but I do believe battery capacity needs to double more than costs needing to decrease.

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