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Too-Tough Franchise Laws May Have Doomed Texas' Bid For Tesla Gigafactory

Too-Tough Franchise Laws May Have Doomed Texas' Bid For Tesla Gigafactory

As we reported last week, Tesla is heading to Nevada. It's not going for the gambling or the scenery or the other entertainments on tap, but for the land -- specifically, the land at 2641 Portofino Drive, located at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. That's where Tesla is building its lithium-ion... read more

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Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Well, this is interesting: according to Auto News, BMW wants to share its electric-car technology with other automakers. Why is that interesting? Because Tesla Motors did... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Dubious Distinction: California Car Thief Is First Person To Die While Driving A Tesla Model S

In the early hours of July 4, Joshua Michael Flot stole a Tesla Model S from the automaker's service center in west Los Angeles, California. According to Bloomberg, he then... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
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Tesla On Track To Win In Pennsylvania, But It Signals A Long Road Ahead

We've spent a lot of time documenting Tesla's attempts to overturn state franchise laws. Now, the company seems poised for another win -- this time, in Pennsylvania. But if... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Terrified Of Tesla, NADA Launches Campaign To Tout Benefits Of Franchise Dealerships

Tesla's roadmap to success has been long and winding and full of potholes. One of the biggest obstacles vexing the startup automaker has been America's network of state... read more June 18, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Tesla's First Takers: BMW, Nissan Talk To Elon Musk & Co. About Battery Charging

Last week, Tesla Motors and its charismatic CEO, Elon Musk, did something very, very unusual. After dropping cryptic hints about some "controversial" plans, Musk revealed... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at the wheel of a Tesla Roadster

Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more expensive than comparably... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
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Tesla Poised For Triumph In New Jersey, Could Relaunch Sales Next Month

In the not-too-distant future, someone is going to make a documentary about electric automaker Tesla. It'll be weightier than the one National Geographic put together, and... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Is California's Biggest Automaker (And Toyota Hasn't Even Packed Its Bags)

Toyota has been based in California since arriving in the U.S. in the late 1950s, but last month, the company announced plans to pack its bags and move to Texas. Thought the... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Tesla Model X Delayed Until 2015; Model E Name Will Change

Between battery fires and issues with retail stores, Tesla has had anything but a smooth road with the rollout of the Tesla Model S, so it shouldn’t be too surprising... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Wins Support From FTC Heads To Sell Directly To Consumers

You have to hand it to Elon Musk: he doesn't shy away from a challenge. In launching Tesla, he faced three. First, like any startup, Tesla had to let consumers know about its... read more April 25, 2014 by 


 
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9 Things Elon Musk Could Do With Larry Page's $32.3 Billion

Google CEO Larry Page made a surprising statement at this week's TED conference in Vancouver. During an interview with Charlie Rose, Page said that, instead of leaving his... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
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2015 Tesla Model X: Electric Crossover Will Be All-Wheel-Drive Only

Tesla Motors' second mass-produced all-electric vehicle, the Tesla Model X crossover, is less than a year away from production. But we're already gleaning some new details... read more February 6, 2014 by 


 
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Former Apple Exec: Tesla Leading A Dealership Transformation

Will Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] change the way we all buy cars? There might be plenty of naysayers about the company and their sales methods, but it’s especially... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Tesla stores and galleries in the U.S. (as of 10/9/2013)

You Can Buy A Tesla Model S Here...But Not Here

Tesla Motors is in a curious position. On the one hand, it's a start-up, creating high-tech automobiles that are hugely popular with eco-enthusiasts and early adopters... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
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Rent A Tesla Model S At Hertz

Visiting San Francisco or Los Angeles and want to appear a tech trend-setter? If you don't mind shelling out a higher premium, you now have the opportunity to rent a Tesla S... read more September 28, 2013 by 


 
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