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Want a solar panel with your electric car? Tesla bets you do in SolarCity bid

Want a solar panel with your electric car? Tesla bets you do in SolarCity bid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is betting that electric car buyers want home solar panels in addition to batteries. In fact, he’s betting nearly $3 billion on the idea. On Tuesday, Musk announced that Tesla [NYSE: TSLA] would acquire SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest residential and... read more

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Tesla deadlines aren't meant to be met, Musk says: they just pressure employees

Tesla Motors has a history of delays in bringing its cars from the design and prototype stage all the way to normal production. Its Roadster was delayed about nine months... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Concept drawings for Elon Musk’s 800-mph Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea: 'real, happening' says CTO of 1 of 3 companies vying to build it

Elon Musk may have moved on from the "Hyperloop" high-speed transport system he sketched a couple of years ago, but multiple companies have pledged to continue its... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant? If you're the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3: 215-mile, $35,000 electric car revealed

At a launch event held in Hawthorne, California, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk introduced the Model 3 sedan, the company's highest-volume, lowest-priced effort yet. The Model 3... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D, May 2015   [photo: George Parrott]

Next top-level Tesla Model S to be P100D, says software hacker

Perhaps no car company today is as good at the extended tease as California electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Whether it's tweets from CEO Elon Musk, fervent fan speculation... read more March 7, 2016 by


 
Elon Musk signs new 2013 Tesla Model S at Tesla Store opening, Austin, Texas [photo: John Griswell]

Koch Brothers Go To War Against Electric Cars, Elon Musk Sighs

The Koch Brothers of Texas have long been bêtes noires to the progressive side of the political spectrum. Now, it appears, the dynamic duo are taking on what they... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3 Unveil On March 31, Deposits Accepted That Day

Tesla Motors held its quarterly conference call yesterday for its fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results, and some of the numbers weren't great. But for eager... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla logo

Tesla Model 3 March 'Debut' May Not Be A Car, But...Pictures?

Much of the electric-car world has been waiting--eagerly, avidly, with bated breath--for next month's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. The third-generation electric car from... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3: What We Know About Its $35,000, 200-Mile Electric Car

There are now 100,000 Tesla Model S electric cars on the roads, and its Model X crossover finally struggled into production last fall. Since that time, long-range plans by... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
Proposed AECOM Hyperloop test track

Test Tracks For Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Now There Are Three!

Elon Musk may not have much interest in making his futuristic "Hyperloop" transportation system a reality, but there are plenty of others who do. Since Musk first announced... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main Mission To Marginalize Tesla Electric Cars?

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV may be the most eagerly awaited electric car since the original Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt (plus everything Tesla). Its claimed 200-mile range and... read more January 26, 2016 by


 

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