CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

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Debra and I finally got our first electric car, A 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, a joint production with Tesla, in January of 2013. It was a great machine, and we loved it, but it was quickly an orphan as Toyota took no responsibility for knowing the car and Tesla ignored it.

Kitten Rescued From Tesla Model S Electric Car Motor: Video

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Tesla Motors and its Model S electric cars get a lot of attention, especially on the Internet. DON'T MISS: Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf. Green Tesla Motors animals plug-in carsAnd kittens? Well, cute-cat pictures are a staple of modern connectivity. Rescuing kittens? Even better! Now, to our delight and amazement, we've got a story that ties both of them together.

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Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. Green Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids Tesla Motors plug-in cars

2015 131

Tesla Motors Announces New Stock Sale Of $500 Million

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It had to come, and it did: Tesla Motors is selling more stock to bolster its cash position as it prepares to launch its second high-volume electric car. Finance Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock MarketThe California company announced this morning it would offer $500 million in new common stock And, the company noted, CEO Elon Musk "intends to purchase $20 million of common stock in this.

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Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

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In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and other luxury makers. Large, luxurious, plug-in. almost sounds like a description of the Tesla Model X, doesn't it? DON'T MISS: Tesla. Plug-In Hybrids Elon Musk Tesla Motors Tesla Model XWe've known they were coming more for than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships.

2015 129

Reactions to Tesla Motors' master plan are mixed

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Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk issued an updated version of the "master plan" whose first edition he wrote way back in 2006. As with virtually all things Tesla, the plan has generated quite a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars solar self-driving cars ridesharingIt included proposals for everything from an electric semi truck to the development of fully-autonomous cars that could be shared among owners.

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What will Tesla Motors be in 2025? Poll results

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Ah, Tesla Motors, source of hope, dreams, visions, contempt, dismissal, hilarity, frustration, and so much more. Tesla Motors plug-in cars PollsThe Silicon Valley startup automaker, now in its ninth year of making electric cars, has built close to 150,000 expensive battery-powered luxury vehicles and defied critics numerous times. So what do our readers think the future holds.

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car tested by Motor Trend

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Within the last week, we wrote that not one major automotive media outlet had independently tested the less-expensive and higher-volume Tesla Model 3. That changed on Monday, when Motor Trend published the first instrumented test of Tesla's affordable electric car. test Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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The History Of Tesla Motors And Its Electric Cars, In Only 2 Minutes Of Video

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Electric-car startup Tesla Motors attracts huge interest, lots of controversy, and truly passionate customers and followers. DON'T MISS: Tesla Not. Green Elon Musk Tesla Motors Videos plug-in carsFor a company that's been around only a little more than 10 years, it's got a lot of history. Now, a video from Bloomberg Business distills that history down into a mere two minutes and 20 seconds.

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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

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In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded and sold a eBook reader company. China History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups SF Motors

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Tesla Motors Releases Quarterly Sales: 10,030 Cars Sold Globally Jan-Mar

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Tesla Motors started deliveries of its all-electric Roadster more than six years ago. Green Elon Musk New car sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars sales Since then, the Silicon Valley electric-car maker has released its sales data in various ways at various times, usually only during quarterly earnings reports. Today, the company announced that it would provide quarterly sales numbers just after each three-month.

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Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

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Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While even faster, even longer-range electric cars are nice and all, commentators said, shouldn't Tesla be sticking to its knitting? lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic Tesla Model 3

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Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

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The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's automated-steering feature, calling the technology "too much, too soon." It also called on Tesla to stop using the "Autopilot" name, claiming it could be misleading. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

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Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi: 1,200-plus reservations?

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An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm a total of 1,230 reservations for Tesla's new all-electric truck. Elemental Landscapes of Illinois posted a screenshot of its reservation for three Tesla Semi trucks, showing a reservation number EO000001230. Trucks Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle freight Tesla Semi

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Panasonic invests $30M in Tesla Motors

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Panasonic Corporation has invested $30 million in Tesla Motors. The investment was made through the purchase of Tesla common stock in a private placement at a price of $21.15 Tesla currently uses Panasonic battery cells in its battery packs and has collaborated with Panasonic on the development of next-generation battery cells designed specifically for electric vehicles. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Tesla Motors.

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Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

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Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will start in 2017, the Tesla CEO has said. That means that right about now, Tesla should be hard at work on its volume, 200-mile electric car. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3 Affordable. Green Future Cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Nikola Tesla drives Tesla Model S: amateur fan video imagines

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As an auto company that exclusively produces electric cars, Tesla Motors has a very appropriate name. It is, of course, named after Nikola Tesla, a famed engineer who pioneered technologies related to electricity. So what might Nikola Tesla think of his namesake? DON'T MISS: Pilot production of Tesla Model 3 to start Feb 20: report That's the. Videos History Tesla Motors plug-in cars Nikola Tesla

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Tesla Model 3 preview

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The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out teaser campaign, the Model 3 quickly generated an unprecedented response from the public. As of last August, around 400,000 people had put down refundable $1,000 deposits.

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Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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As it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years. Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada battery "Gigafactory," the 200-mile Model 3 $35,000 electric car, and continued development of its Autopilot autonomous-driving technology. So perhaps it's not surprising that.

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Tesla jobs at Fremont could exceed those in GM-Toyota days with Model 3

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he wants his company to be building 500,000 electric cars a year by 2018. Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, previously produced that many cars when it was a joint operation of General Motors and Toyota. Manufacturing California jobs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3That's an ambitious goal, but at least one necessary piece of the puzzle is already in place.

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Tesla's new manufacturing chief has a lot on his plate (Model 3, mostly)

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Tesla Motors is facing a huge increase its production output in order to meet the ambitious goals set by CEO Elon Musk. Much of that volume will come from the Model 3, the 215-mile, $35,000 sedan Tesla unveiled earlier this year, and plans to put into production by the. Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3He says he expects the company produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2018.

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When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

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The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding enough. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk's goal of boosting. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Polls

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Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon doors as one of two future products, the other being the Model 3 affordable sedan Tesla plans to put into production late in 2017. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

2015 130

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

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Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. DON'T MISS: Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Semi

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Are These Tesla Model 3 Prototypes Under Those Sheets? (Video)

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Tesla Motors says it will unveil the 200-mile, $35,000 Model 3 electric car next year, ahead of a production start presently scheduled for 2017. The new sedan is a key part of Tesla's plan to build 500,000 cars per year by 2020. But while Tesla has already revealed the car's target price and range, it hasn't revealed anything about what the Model. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

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From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as Atieva—may have the biggest guns in its arsenal of any of Tesla's would-be rivals. plug-in cars Samsung Lucid MotorsThe company plans to unveil its previously-teased electric "executive sedan" December.

2016 127

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

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The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactory Tesla PowerwallBut how huge it actually is can be hard to comprehend. Context is provided by diagrams that compare its planned footprint to, say, the largest building for assembling jetliners on Boeing's Washington state campus. DON'T MISS.

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What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

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DON'T MISS: Tesla's own numbers show. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotLike a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of sensors—including cameras and radar—to detect objects and obstacles. So what does a self-driving car's view of the road look like?

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Tesla Model 3 To Aim For 0.20 Drag Coefficient: Report

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Tesla Motors is reportedly in the process of tweaking the design of its upcoming Model 3 electric car to lower its aerodynamic drag coefficient. The lowest possible wind resistance is important for electric cars to maximize efficiency, and the Model S' low coefficient of drag (cd) was touted by Tesla as one of the car's most impressive features. Green Future Cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors aerodynamics plug-in cars

2015 126

VA to deny Tesla a store license; dealers say they want to sell Teslas

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Tesla Motors recently had another setback in its fight with Virginia's franchised car dealers over direct sales of its luxury electric cars. Over the past several months, Tesla has battled dealers and their lobbyists in the state over plans to open a second company-owned store. Now, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is recommending against. dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state laws Virginia

2016 121

Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

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Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the beginning), Musk said the Supercharger promise is now “free long-distance travel forever” Superchargers, the free ultrafast Tesla-only DC chargers spaced along. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Autopilot 8.0 upgrade would have averted fatal crash, Musk says

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a history of making bold claims about the capabilities of his company's products, and the latest version of Autopilot is no different. Over the weekend, Tesla announced the first major update of the driver-assist system since a fatal May crash involving a Model S electric car traveling with the system engaged. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

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On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 Tesla has been. Infotainment software Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update Tesla Autopilotsoftware to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software update includes hundreds of changes to vehicle functionality—with most relating to the Autopilot driver-assist system—according to the company.

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Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

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The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with the initial build quality of the Model X crossover, and criticized Tesla's Autopilot system. That build-quality problems meant Tesla's first appearance as a brand in the. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars

2016 120

Tesla Model X Spy Videos: Dirt Indicates Off-Road Tests, But What Do Sensors Do?

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The Tesla Model X electric crossover has been delayed multiple times, but Tesla Motors appears to have committed to delivering the first examples before the end of the year. Increased numbers of sightings of camouflaged prototypes testing in public could be good sign that Tesla will meet its deadline. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model X

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Tesla Model X: The Electric SUV Women Say They Want

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First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. DON'T MISS: Will Tesla Model. women Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model XWith production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S. And it's possible that women could be the deciding factor.

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GM Targets Tesla With 200-Mile Bolt EV Mantra: 'For Regular People, Not Elites'

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You'd almost think that General Motors had adopted the "1 Percent" meme that appears to be the lasting legacy of Occupy Wall Street. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production. General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Tesla Model 3 Chevrolet Bolt EVIf we heard it once, we heard it a dozen times this week. The upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car is "for regular people, not for the elites."

2015 131

Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors

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Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. But it's worth noting that Tesla. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy Tesla PowerwallThe new product line includes Powerwall home battery packs for the home, as well as a separate line of battery packs designed for businesses and utilities.

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CA to restrict use of term Autopilot: Tesla-owning pilot weighs in

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A recent news item from California aimed directly at Tesla's Autopilot system has me musing on words, meanings, and life and death. Last week, that state's Department of Motor Vehicles published the draft of a proposed new regulation that “…prohibits the advertisement of lower levels of automated systems, where the human driver is. California Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla Model Y to be based on Model 3 after all; Musk 'reeled back' from 'insanity'

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It's fair to say that Tesla CEO Elon Musk probably raises more eyebrows more often than all other automaker CEOs combined. One case in point came in early May, when he mentioned during a financial-results call that the upcoming Tesla Model Y compact crossover utility would be based on a new platform. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

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What will be the most unexpected thing about Tesla Model 3? Poll results

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That leaves the Tesla Model 3, unveiled this past spring. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 PollsThree long-range electric cars at affordable prices will move the industry forward over the next year or two. The Chevy Bolt EV is within several weeks of arriving at the first dealers that will carry it, and a second-generation Nissan Leaf should go into production by the end of next year.

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Does Tesla have plant, permits to build 500,000 electric cars a year?

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That leaves the Tesla Model 3 as the biggest question mark among electric cars. We know what the car is, since Tesla unveiled prototypes this spring. California Fremont Tesla Motors plug-in cars assembly plants Tesla Model 3The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is due at dealers within a couple of months, and little is known about the next Nissan Leaf. It's whether the company can get the Model 3 into production on schedule. DON'T.

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Tesla Model S race car revealed for Electric GT series

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Earlier this year, a group called Electric GT Holdings announced plans for a race series exclusively for the Tesla Model S electric car. Tesla Motors plug-in carsWhile the Formula E series currently runs events around the globe with purpose-built open-wheel race cars, Electric GT organizers reasoned that fans would relate better to a series that used cars based on.

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