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    Model S a hybrid after all ??!??

    Tesla Confirms Model S Plug-in Hybrid Sedan | Volvo Auto Newss | Automobile.com

    This seems to contradict other recent statements...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    This seems to contradict other recent statements...
    When was this "article" posted ? There's no date on it. I don't think they know what they're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    Hybrid with 224mile range? It does not add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    When was this "article" posted ? There's no date on it.
    It showed up on 8/26/08
    I don't think they know what they're talking about.
    Possibly so.
    Last edited by TEG; 09-04-2008 at 05:53 PM.

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    Here is the exact same article dated July 1st.
    The Car Magazine.com - Latest News

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    I guess it is just a bad auto-generated page with stale content.
    The links to the right show "Photos of the Volvo Roadster".
    When you click there it says "3 pictures total" then offers you 2 photos of the Tesla Roadster.

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    I hope this is all wrong. I am not buying a hybrid

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    I seem to be believe a quote from Musk more than an obscure article somewhere. Still we do know that they have considered both a hybrid and a pure BEV or possibly both. This might be the same as those SUV rumors, something they are considering in the future.
    I'm hoping for a good pure BEV regardless of, if they make a hybrid or not.

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    TeslaMotors Twitter:
    "Contrary to some recent articles, the Model S sedan will be all electric, not a PHEV."

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    Details about deciding on all electric or series hybrid for Model S:

    Greentech Media: Green Light Blog Archive Tesla Kills its Gas-Electric Hybrid

    Those plans have been scrapped. Speaking at the GoingGreen conference yesterday, Musk officially said that Tesla was only pursuing all-electric cars and not hybrids.

    Why the reversal? During the early part of the summer, Tesla began to more seriously analyze the engineering challenges of making a plug-in series hybrid. In an all-electric car, the battery pack only has to be charged every 250 miles or so. In a series hybrid, the battery needs to be charged every 40 miles before getting recharged by the gas engine. Thus, the battery in a series hybrid goes through a lot more cycles in a year.

    Lithium ion battery packs, which Tesla put in its Roadster, do not hold up well under intense cycling like that. “The battery you need for a plug-in (series) hybrid has to have a very high cycle life,” said Tesla Chief Marketing Officer Daryl Siry. “You need an entirely different chemistry.”

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