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Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla Motors' effect on the car industry is the subject of much analysis, but how is the carmaker affecting its home region of Silicon Valley? While most attention is focused on the massive battery Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada, Tesla will continue to expand its presence in California. The... read more

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Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

From Apple To Tesla: Woz Follows The Trend, Buys Model S

The Tesla Model S has become quite the automotive celebrity, and now one Model S has a new celebrity owner. Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley luminary Steve Wozniak picked... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
Abandoned Nissan Leaf electric car in Palo Alto, California, Oct 2013

SOLVED! Electric-Car Mystery: Doorless, Abandoned Nissan Leaf In Palo Alto

Most people in the U.S. have probably never seen a Nissan Leaf electric car. But Silicon Valley is different--it's crammed with plug-in electric cars, especially Teslas--and... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]

Tesla Model S Desk Greets Visitors At Draper University Hero City

The Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan is now close to ubiquitous on the streets of Silicon Valley. But you might not expect to see one walking into a building. Or at... read more October 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Teslive Event In July To Bring 300 Tesla Owners Together In San Francisco Bay Area

Few automakers have built a buzz around their products like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. Like many other electric cars, Roadster and Model S owners and fans are a tight-knit... read more April 30, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S parked in Menlo Park, California, March 2013 [photo: Eugene Lee]

Tesla Model S Update: 3,000th Electric Sedan Delivered In CA

In the last few weeks, it's almost become a cliche: drivers in Silicon Valley say they see as many Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the roads as they do Nissan Leafs... read more March 22, 2013 by  8


 
ChargePoint electric-car charging station at Nest Labs, Palo Alto, CA

Nest: Where One Electric-Car Charger Grew To Three

While we're nearing 100,000 plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads, they're not evenly distributed--and the largest group of them is in California. This has led to occasional... read more March 16, 2013 by  5


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI test car running on Solazyme algae-derived diesel fuel

Diesel Fuel Derived From Algae Now Testing In 2 VW TDI Models

For a century, we've gotten almost all our gasoline and diesel fuel from petrochemicals. Now Silicon Valley startup Solazyme [NSDQ:SZYM] is testing diesel fuel derived from... read more March 8, 2013 by  27


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Ignore The NY Times; Does Tesla Model S Own Silicon Valley Already?

Yes, there's a big imbroglio going on right now over an article in The New York Times, followed by some tweets (1, 2, and 3) from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk contradicting it... read more February 12, 2013 by  25


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Discuss: Tesla's Elon Musk Is The New Steve Jobs (Merrill Analyst Says)

Will the auto industry change more in the next decade than it has in the past century? We think that's hyperbole. There will be big changes, including the arrival of electric... read more August 10, 2011 by  8


 
Carlos Ghosn

Renault-Nissan Gets Geeky, Sets Up Silicon Valley Research Center

Google’s head offices in Mountain View, California has just got some new neighbors, but unlike most of the other companies in the fabled silicon valley it isn’t a... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Why Silicon Valley Won't Be Detroit For Green Carmakers

We don’t hear “death of Detroit” stories as often now as we did a year ago. When GM and Chrysler plunged into bankruptcy and the entire U.S. industry laid... read more April 13, 2011 by  12


 
Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping

Startup Offers Gasoline-Tank Swaps Derived From Electric Car Concept

Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline... read more April 1, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Coda Sedan advertisement

Electric Car Startups To Square Off Against Big Auto Competition

Competition is heating up in the electric car sector, and the next few years will be a challenging testing ground for startups looking to gain a foothold among consumers as... read more March 4, 2011 by 


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Want to Hail An Electric Taxi Cab? Head for San Francisco

Urban taxi service may be the equal of any proving-ground torture test. Taxis are driven hard, up to 20 hours a day, and must handle both bad roads and bad drivers. Those... read more October 29, 2010 by  7


 
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