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Is Tesla Finally Coming To Texas? (And If So, Is It Thanks To The Gigafactory And The Hyperloop?)
Is Tesla Finally Coming To Texas? (And If So, Is It Thanks To The Gigafactory And The Hyperloop?)

Across much of America, it's cold today. Newscasters explain that by pointing to a blast of icy air swooping in from the North Pole, but others might think that the chill is coming from beneath their feet. Those folks know that a bill is being considered by the Texas legislature that could finally...Read More»

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It's About To Get Real: Apple Accused Of Poaching Battery Designers

Earlier this week, most of the internet realized that the rumors are true: Apple is preparing to build autonomous electric cars like its high-tech rival, Google. But for those who still refuse to believe that Tim Cook & Co. could do such a thing, consider this new bombshell: according to...Read More»

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Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla Motors' January sales stats are any indication. According to numerous reports, Tesla's poor performance in China has made CEO Elon...Read More»

Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop
Can Elon Musk's Hyperloop Help Tesla Overturn Texas' Tough Franchise Laws?

You can say a lot of things about Elon Musk, but you can't say he lets the grass grow under his feet. The serial entrepreneur has spearheaded a string of successful projects over the past two decades, including PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX. ALSO SEE: According To Elon Musk, Tesla Model 3 Will...Read More»

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According To Elon Musk, Tesla Model 3 Will Cost $35,000: Would You Buy One?

Thanks to a series of leaks and early reveals, the 2015 North American International Auto Show didn't provide many surprises. There were, however, two worth noting: 1. The unveiling of the totally unexpected Ford GT supercar. 2. The stated price of a future Tesla vehicle -- the Model 3 -- which...Read More»

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Volvo Aims To Sell Cars Like Tesla, Yet Include Dealerships

Would you buy a car via your computer, tablet, or smartphone? Volvo thinks that many Americans would. And it’s pushing ahead to prepare a new system that would allow online sales. It’s close enough to beg comparisons to Tesla Motors’ controversial sales method, which has been...Read More»

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Elon Musk Wasn't Kidding: Tesla Is Developing An Automated Plug-In 'Snake Charger'

Back in October, Tesla Motors' CEO, Elon Musk, shocked the auto world when he unveiled "The D", a performance package for the company's Model S sedan. The D package was slated to go on sale last month. While most media outlets focused on the package's suite of enhancements, like semi-autonomous...Read More»

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Tesla Model S, Chevy Corvette Top List Of Vehicles Owners Would Buy Again

Owners of the Tesla Model S, more than owners of any other model, would buy it all over again. In all, 98 percent of those owning the Model S electric car said that they’d purchase it again. The next highest, with owners that bullish, was the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, for which 95 percent...Read More»

Railroad map prepared by the Michigan Railroad Commission, circa 1876.
GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the legislature and was headed to Governor Rick Snyder's desk. The only question remaining was: would Snyder sign it? Then yesterday...Read More»

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In Michigan, Bill To Ban Tesla Sales Heads To Governor's Desk: Will He Sign It?

In Michigan, a recently passed bill could prevent Tesla Motors from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla says that the hastily approved legislation violates the spirit of its ongoing negotiations with state regulators. Who pushed the bill through the legislature? Will Governor...Read More»

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Tesla & Elon Musk Finally Unveil 'The D'

Last week, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk sent out this curious tweet: About time to unveil the D and something else pic.twitter.com/qp23yi59i6 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2014 The internet tittered like third-graders laughing at the word "tittered". Today, however, no one's laughing or...Read More»

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Iowa Shakes Fist, Tells Tesla To Get Off Its Property

Iowa has told Tesla to hit the road -- and not in the good way. According to the Des Moines Register, the state's Department of Transportation told Tesla to pack its bags and cut short a planned series of test drives in West Des Moines earlier this month. Why would the DOT do such a thing? Because...Read More»

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Tesla Model S Gets Over-The-Air Software Update, With Traffic Navigation, Remote Start, And More

Last week, the internet was abuzz over a software update -- namely, Apple's release of iOS8. But on Friday, electric car company Tesla announced a substantial software update of its own, and some of the new bells and whistles are even more interesting than those found on iPhones. The new operating...Read More»

Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014
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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Tesla & Toyota Getting Back Together?

For several years, Tesla Motors and Toyota had a thing going on. The affair started in 2010, when the two automakers began collaborating on the Toyota RAV4 EV. Last May, Tesla and Toyota announced that they were breaking up, but according to Auto News, Tesla CEO Elon Musk may soon try to rekindle...Read More»

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Tesla Picks Nevada For (Its First) Gigafactory: Announcement Expected Today

For weeks, rumors have circulated about Tesla's new lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" and where it'll be located. According to Bloomberg, all that gossip could come to an end today: Tesla is expected to make an announcement this afternoon, and the location of that announcement is telling: Carson...Read More»

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Tesla Fights Back In Georgia: Do Traditional Dealerships Stand A Chance?

Elon Musk didn't take the easy route when he launched Tesla Motors. It's not just that he wanted to create game-changing electric cars that could compete with their gas-powered cousins (though he did). It's not just that he eschewed traditional advertising (which he did, although fans have picked...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 something very similar last month. Was BMW inspired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk's (nominally) altruistic act? Or is BMW trying to...Read More»

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 led authorities on a high-speed chase and was doing a good job of outrunning them. Then, Flot reached La Brea Avenue in West...Read More»

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