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Tesla Triumphs In Maryland As New Bill Allows Sales At Four Sites: Which State Is Next?
Tesla Triumphs In Maryland As New Bill Allows Sales At Four Sites: Which State Is Next?

Another one bites the dust -- and more will surely follow. Auto News reports that the Maryland legislature has passed a bill that would allow Tesla to open up to four retail locations in the state. Governor Larry Hogan hasn't indicated whether he'll sign the bill, but at least one delegate with...Read More»

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Scion Lets You (Almost) Buy A Car At Home, Take Delivery At Dealership

The Scion niche small-car brand has long operated as a sort of laboratory for Toyota. And now it’s serving as a testbed for how the role of Toyota dealerships could change in the future—to be, perhaps, a little more like the controversial sales methods used by Tesla Motors. But prior to...Read More»

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Tesla Replaces Entry-Level Model S With $75,000 Model S 70D, Boasting 240-Mile Range

Last October, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk unveiled "The D" -- a performance package for the company's Model S sedan. As of this morning, Green Car Reports says that a $75,000 D-enhanced version of the Model S has officially become Tesla's entry-level car. You might not think that "$75,000" and...Read More»

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Dealers Gear Up To Fund GOP Presidential Candidates, But Will Tesla Supporters Lose Out?

It's no surprise that U.S. auto dealers and dealer networks skew heavily Republican. The GOP has built a reputation as being pro-business and anti-regulation -- stances that appeal to many in the business community. According to Auto News, though, the 2016 election cycle could be a confusing one...Read More»

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Lovefest: Tesla Model S Owners More Likely To Recommend The Brand

While Tesla Motors continues to fight it out on a state level with dealership groups—most recently gaining ground in Georgia but getting shut out in West Virginia—one thing is for sure about the automaker's product: The Tesla Model S is, again and by far, the most-loved vehicle in the...Read More»

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Tesla Wins In Georgia, Loses In West Virginia

For Tesla fans below the Mason-Dixon line, we have good news and bad news, courtesy of Auto News. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: Georgia has passed a bill that (a) increases the number of outlets that Tesla can operate in the state and (b) allows the automaker to sell an...Read More»

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Tesla To Introduce Auto-Steering Soon—Not Autonomous Driving

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that in the next several months, the company will enable technology in its Model S all-electric sedan that may allow you to take your hands off the wheel in some instances. But it won’t be, as has now been widely (and perhaps erroneously) reported, an...Read More»

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Richard Branson & Virgin Preparing For Battle With Elon Musk & Tesla

Tesla Motors has been having one hell of a week. First, the electric car company was green-lighted to do business in New Jersey, then it unveiled "Range Assurance", a system that claims "to end range anxiety" for good. CHECK OUT: Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?...Read More»

Chris Christie speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC. (photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia)
Tesla Returns To New Jersey: Will This Give Chris Christie's Presidential Campaign A Push?

Tesla Motors' battle for acceptance has finally come to an end -- at least in New Jersey. According to Detroit News, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill yesterday that will allow the start-up to sell its all-electric vehicles directly to consumers from up to four locations. But the outlook for...Read More»

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Promises 'To End Range Anxiety' This Thursday -- With A Software Update

Yesterday morning, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk sent out this tantalizing tweet: Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety ... via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2015 What could that possibly mean? How could an...Read More»

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Recalls: Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4, And RAV4 EV

Toyota has issued two separate recalls affecting more than 112,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. The smaller of the recalls involves the short-lived Toyota RAV4 EV, which was built in partnership with Tesla (a partnership that petered out last year). The other includes regular and hybrid versions...Read More»

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Tesla Gains Ground In The Garden State: New Jersey Pols Support Direct Sales

In Hollywood, celebrities often burst onto the scene, becoming household names overnight. In most industries, though, the road to world domination is strewn with potholes and speed bumps. Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk knows that as well as anyone. However, Auto News reports that Tesla may soon...Read More»

Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]
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»

Anthony Jannarelly's i-Mo concept
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»

2014 Tesla Model S
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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