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 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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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?

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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 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 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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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 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 Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

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In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. Then the potential of 400,000-plus reservations for the more affordable Model 3 pushed Tesla to promise it would double those charging locations by the end of. California Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Tesla Model 3 production to start Friday, deliveries July 28

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As he had promised he would late one evening last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has tweeted out some updates on the upcoming Model 3. Elon Musk plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3He expects first production Model 3 electric car, with serial number 001 ("SN1"), to be completed this Friday, July 7. The first 30 customers to buy Model 3s should receive them, he followed up, at a "handover.

Tesla Model 3: Video of first ride in prototype $35k electric car

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The Tesla Model 3 electric car has been revealed. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3And we’ve been among the first fortunate few to have been allowed a ride in one.

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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'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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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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Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

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Since news broke last month that the driver of a Tesla Model S running on the Autopilot driver-assistance system died in a crash, the technology has inspired intense debate. Tesla Motors plug-in cars NASA self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotRegulators are investigating the crash to determine whether the fault was with the human driver, Autopilot itself—or a combination of both. Now, one agency with a.

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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. According to recent reports, Tesla has purchased additional adjacent land that could dramatically expand the battery.

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 Model 3 rated at 126 MPGe, third-best after Ioniq Electric and Prius Prime

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Ten days ago, when the first 30 Tesla Model 3 electric cars were delivered to their owners at a much-publicized Handover Party, we didn't get full information on the latest Tesla model. Efficiency Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings MPGe Tesla Model 3The company didn't discuss battery capacity in kilowatt-hours, for instance, giving range in miles instead, nor did it release specs for motor output, EPA ratings.

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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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Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. Elon Musk Tesla Motors Crashes Autonomous cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotAfter a fatal Autopilot crash last May, the company said the death was the first in 130 million miles of Autopilot driving—and noted that, “among all vehicles, in the U.S., there is a fatality every 94.

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Tesla Gigafactory tour photo gallery: one engineer's report

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Last Friday, Tesla Motors opened the doors of its battery "gigafactory" outside Reno, Nevada, to an invited group of Tesla owners. It was a celebratory occasion, marked by many photos and lots of deep Tesla gossip and experience-swapping. DON'T MISS: Tesla 'Master. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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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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

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Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

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Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. management Tesla Motors Executives plug-in cars Tesla Model 3CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building 5,000 cars each week by the end of the year; he previously set a goal of producing 500,000 cars across all model lines by the end of 2018. The Model 3 is the vital linchpin of.

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Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

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The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past. Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotBut unlike the Model S in 2012, which broke new ground on multiple fronts, the lower-priced Model 3 appears to be less innovative based on what we've seen as the car goes into.

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Here's What The Tesla Model X Assembly Line Looks Like

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At the very end of September, CEO Elon Musk personally delivered the first handful of Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to their buyers in an event at its assembly plant. Manufacturing Fremont Tesla Motors plug-in cars assembly plants

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Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

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If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. Tesla Motors taxi Dubai Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotThe Model S and Model X offer plenty of interior space and range, and their popularity would like raise the profile of any taxi service using them. So perhaps it's not surprising that the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

Tesla Model 3 reservations rise to 325,000 after one week

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When Elon Musk took the wraps off the Tesla Model 3 last Thursday evening, a screen on stage showed more than 100,000 deposits. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3Getting more than a quarter of a million people around the world to put down $1,000 apiece for a car they won't get for another two years is a remarkable feat.

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Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

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With production still said to start this July, pre-production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car should have been popping up in spy photos by now. Two weeks ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted brief footage of what.

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Tesla Model 3 fast-charging at Superchargers will not be free

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Before production of the Tesla Model 3 began, company CEO Elon Musk promised Tesla would offer owners some sort of free Supercharger use. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations Tesla SuperchargerSpecifically, Musk said, "free long-distance charging is [included]," which led many reservation holders to believe they would receive free Supercharger credits, just as owners outside of the Model S and Model X.

Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

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Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage. Energy-storage systems can increase the utility of home solar arrays, meaning Tesla Energy will likely become more important now that Tesla is set to. plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage Solar City Tesla Powerwall

Liquid-Cooled Cable Could Speed Up Tesla Supercharging Even More

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When it comes to fast-charging options for electric-car drivers, Tesla's Supercharger stations are already among the quickest. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Tesla SuperchargerThe company's network of stations is steadily increasing throughout North America and worldwide, allowing Model S drivers to take long-distance trips on a growing variety of routes. But there's still room for improvement.

More Tesla Autopilot crashes surface; NHTSA to investigate another

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With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be surfacing. Most notably, the NHTSA has said it will investigate a crash on Friday, July 1, in which a Tesla Model X ran off the road and rolled over. Green Autonomous cars Crashes Tesla Autopilot Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars

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Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

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To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. With its upcoming $35,000, 215-mile Model 3 sedan, though, Tesla can't afford to be late. DON'T MISS: Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says The company already has. Manufacturing Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons.

Tesla plant-capacity increases point to Model 3 preparations

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In less than two weeks, the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public for the first time. With an anticipated 200-mile range and base price of $35,000 before incentives, the Model 3 is a key part of Tesla's plan to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020. But to do that, Tesla will need more than a high-volume model. plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Musk ups Tesla Supercharger ante, teases 350-kw-plus charging

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a new generation of the company's unique DC fast-charging stations, suggesting that a future "version 3" Supercharger would deliver as much as 350 kilowatts of power. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Tesla SuperchargerUnsurprisingly, he did it via Twitter, his preferred medium for communicating with the world. His previous barrage of tweets had announced that the company.

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Tesla Autopilot: The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know

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Tesla Motors is now rolling out its much-awaited "Autopilot" software for the Model S electric car, and it has revealed a number of things about how the autonomous driving system is intended to work. While an explanatory conference call on Wednesday afternoon lasted less than an hour, Tesla CEO Elon Musk packed plenty of information into his. Green Autonomous cars Elon Musk Tesla Autopilot Tesla Motors plug-in cars self-driving cars

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2017 Tesla Model 3 prices, features, details, specifications from Handover Party

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Thirty of the earliest Tesla Model 3 buyers took delivery of their electric cars last night in a gala event for owners, investors, and friends the company had dubbed the Handover Party. The highly anticipated Model 3, the vehicle Tesla hopes will boost its production to hundreds of thousands of electric cars a year, will initially come in two. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube Tesla Model 3

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Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production.

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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