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First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

First 'release candidate' Tesla Model 3 driven: video posted by Elon Musk

The news earlier this week that the Tesla Model 3 would skip its usual "beta" development phase came as a shock to the industry and even to Tesla fans. With no reported sitings to date of Model 3 development versions on the roads, that seemed a startling and risky thing for Tesla to do. Especially... read more

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2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S lineup slims down as 60, 60D versions end

The ever-shifting Tesla Model S lineup has gone through another change. It will slim down as Tesla discontinues the electric car's current base models—the rear-wheel... read more March 19, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the... read more March 17, 2017 by


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

Tesla engineer alleges 'culture of discrimination' against women

A female Tesla engineer has accused the automaker of widespread discrimination against women. In a lawsuit filed last year, AJ Vandermeyden alleged Tesla ignored complaints... read more March 17, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla offers South Australia battery storage within 100 days

If only we could all be as optimistic, and energetic, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Even as Tesla gears up for mass production of the Model 3 electric car and a hoped-for annual... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its... read more March 12, 2017 by


 
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Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

The state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Have Tesla Model S and Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

Is there no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors? The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either rabidly... read more March 3, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Tearing down the Tesla Model S battery pack (video)

The lithium-ion battery pack is at the heart of any electric car. Its cost, energy density, and safety features do as much as any other feature of an electric car to... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla plans major U.S. expansion of Supercharger fast-charging

Tesla will undertake a major expansion of its Supercharger network of DC fast-charging stations this year. The Silicon Valley automaker is already one of the most committed... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Musk responds to Tesla line workers on wages, injuries, confidentiality

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has responded vigorously to an employee's claims of low wages and commonplace on-the-job injuries. In an email to employees and statements to media... read more February 27, 2017 by


 

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