Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory

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Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German government to establish a lithium-ion battery plant in that country, which could kickstart slow sales of its Model S and future vehicles. And as is usual in cases of new industrial facilities, Tesla will. Germany battery pack Tesla Motors gigafactory Tesla PowerwallWell, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers.

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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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 cars

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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.

How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

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Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. management Elon Musk Tesla Motors Executives plug-in carsIts CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly hangs on his every word. Or perhaps "his every tweet" would be more appropriate, Twitter often being his preferred mode for communicating and, seemingly, thinking out loud.

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Is Tesla Motors A Carmaker.Or Really A Grid-Storage Company?

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Many among the Detroit auto media were skeptical of Tesla Motors for years, correctly noting just how hard it is to start a car company and build a genuinely appealing product--electric car or not. But as Tesla continues to sell Model S electric luxury sedans, expanding into Europe and China as well as North America, some of those skeptics seem to

Tesla Motors Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

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Tesla is once again facing copyright issues over its name in China, up against a trend the industry knows as "trademark trolls". When Tesla first made plans to sell cars in China, it came up against a businessman called Zhan Baosheng. Zhan had trademarked the Tesla name for automotive back in 2006, three years after Tesla formed in the U.S.

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Tesla Motors aims to tackle fire risk

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Tesla Motors is determined to wipe out concerns over garage fires after announcing it will introduce an improved wall adapter with thermal fuse. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Tesla Motors

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Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

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A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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

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Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Finance General Motors Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock Market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

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Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

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The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State. MORE: Auto Dealers'' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In Senate Bill 260

Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

National Green Transportation

A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

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If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. Yesterday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk officially opened the gigafactory building, which.

Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has been quite busy over the past few months. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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Tesla Motors Hires Ex-Apple VP As Head Of Vehicle Programs

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Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] thinks of itself as more Silicon Valley than Detroit, but its latest high-profile hire is a bit of both. Tesla announced that it is hiring former Apple vice president Doug Field as its new vice president of vehicle programs.

VW to Tesla: 'Anything you can do, we can do better'

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VW Group Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With a new book imminent that gives new details on its diesel-emission cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group continues to struggle for positive corporate PR. Yet the company publicly appears to be confident that it has weathered the worst of that storm. Moreover, while its first high-volume electric cars won't hit the market until 2019 or 2020, the.

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Elon Musk Hints At 50 Percent More Range For Tesla Model S: Video

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The first deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are to take place next Thursday, September 29, and Tesla plans to unveil its less-expensive Model 3 sedan next year. But while Tesla Motors works to diversify its products and add more technology, it also.

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Tesla Model 3 timing confirmed: first cars in July, 5K a week by next year

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Tesla Motors confirmed today that it expected to start production of its crucial Model 3 electric car in July, and claims that it will boost production to 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. The news was contained in Tesla's latest letter to its shareholders, and it started with the third sentence. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3

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Solar panels, EV chargers required in new homes in Fremont, CA

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Half a century ago, the General Motors assembly plant was the largest employer in Fremont, California, and the town was known for its dragstrip. Today, that plant makes Tesla electric cars and Fremont is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley, creating advanced technology for the world. California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors regulation solar Charging stations

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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 Powerwall

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Tesla Motors set to announce Gigafactory location near Reno

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Brian Sandoval has the news wires buzzing with a rumor that Tesla Motors has chosen its Gigafactory location. A major economic development announcement scheduled for 4PM Thursday by Nevada Gov.

Will 100,000 Sign Petition For Tesla Motors Sales By Friday?

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On June 5, a Tesla Motors fan mounted what seemed like another quixotic effort to support Tesla in selling its electric cars directly to buyers. The petition at WhiteHouse.gov that he or she launched required 100,000 people to sign it within a month, by Friday, July 5. Suddenly, it seems that petition may actually get the needed support--helped

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Tesla Motors To Be Profitable Selling Electric Cars By April, It Says

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Tesla Motors announced its fourth-quarter and full-year results late yesterday, and offered some good news to the company's shareholders. That would be the projection that Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will operate at a profit in the current quarter, which ends March 31. "We

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Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

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Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model as a threat. Most recently, Tesla submitted an. dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships

Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity

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Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk held a press conference whose underlying message was support for the proposed combination of Tesla with solar installer SolarCity. solar roof Tesla Motors plug-in cars youtube renewable energy Solar City

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Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

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As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Production assembly Tesla MotorsAlmost two years ago, CEO Elon Musk had said that the electric-car maker expected to be operating at a "run rate" of 100,000 cars a year by the end of 2015. Due to the challenges of.

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Why BMW uses Tesla electric cars to scare its staff into the future

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When Tesla arrived on the scene 10 years ago, no major automaker took it very seriously—let alone thought it would cause the disruption it has in the market for luxury cars. Competition Tesla Motors plug-in carsAt the same time, BMW, once the harbinger of performance and luxury, worries that it may be falling behind when it comes to electric vehicles and technology innovation.

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New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new. EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA RatingsOver the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new hardware.

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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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High Tesla warranty costs show learning to make cars is hard

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Tesla Motors has received high praise not just for its electric cars, but also for its high standard of customer service. Customers have been as impressed with the company's service centers and Tesla's swiftness in responding to problems as they have with the cars themselves. But Tesla's laudable customer-service policies h s masked some stubborn. Warranty Tesla Motors plug-in cars Customer Service

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Tesla Motors takes the initiative to extinguish Model S fire worries

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Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday measures meant to address concerns over fire risk in the Tesla Model S, reiterating the overall safety of that company's electric luxury car. Since October 1, 2013, three Tesla Model S&#39

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Tesla Motors In The Black, This Week, Tweets CEO Musk

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For Tesla CEO Elon Musk, that includes regular tweets about the company. Yesterday, he tweeted that Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] was in the black. "Am Am happy to report that Tesla was narrowly cash flow positive last week. Some of the biggest news of the year has been broken on social networking site, Twitter. Continued improvement expected through year

Workers Burned In Industrial Accident At Tesla Motors Plant

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Three workers have suffered burns in an accident at the Fremont, California assembly plant, where Tesla Motors builds its Model S electric car. According to the company, a low-pressure aluminum casting press failed on Wednesday afternoon, spilling hot metal onto the workers. All three employees were immediately taken to Valley Medical Center in

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

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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 sent Tesla Motors $1,000 to reserve a place in line to buy the car is now approaching 400,000, said longtime executive Diarmuid O'Connell. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

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Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. DON'T MISS: The Tesla Model S P100D really, seriously goes over 300 miles this time Tesla claims the top Model S P100D. Videos acceleration drag racing Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in carsBy now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. Now another piece of evidence has.

Tesla Model S battery life: what the data show so far

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lithium-ion battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery LifePerhaps the biggest question in buyers' minds over electric cars is how long the batteries will last. Most new-car buyers have mobile phones whose batteries have only lasted a couple of years, perhaps less. Even as electric-car battery packs are warranted against outright failure for eight or 10 years, how much degradation should owners.

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Tesla Motors Buys 35-Acre Test Facility In Fremont, CA

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As Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] faces the obstacle of obstreperous dealer organizations, rides the wave of its strong production figures, and quietly welcomes recent evidence that its batteries in the Roadster are lasting longer than predicted, another development: the electric car company has purchased a 35-acre tract adjacent to its Fremont, CA

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

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Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. Yesterday's announcement that Tesla's two current models will be offered in new, longer-range 100D versions, met with more mixed responses. Performance Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet notice, and carries on.

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Tesla's autonomous-car efforts use big data no other carmaker has

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In the automotive industry, Tesla is a leader in many respects—but it's hardly head-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to self-driving cars. Tesla Motors Autonomous cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotThe Silicon Valley automaker is developing fully autonomous cars, but it's part of a crowded field that includes many other automakers and a handful of rich tech companies as well. Still.

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