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?

2017 27

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'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 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 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 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 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: 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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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.

2017 30

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'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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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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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 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 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

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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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.

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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.

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

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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. Videos Elon Musk Twitter plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Prototypes Tesla Model 3

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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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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.

2017 45

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 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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Tesla Model 3 Unveil By March 31, Deposits Accepted That Day

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Tesla Motors held its quarterly conference call yesterday for its fourth-quarter and 2015 full-year financial results, and some of the numbers weren't great. But for eager buyers and Tesla advocates, the most important news concerned the upcoming Model 3, the company's third generation of electric cars. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 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.

2015 45

Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

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As well as software updates to add back Autopilot functionality in its latest cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted on Twitter at an update to improve performance even further. Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars software update

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So what happened to Tesla Model X electric SUV sales, anyway?

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A few years ago, before the Tesla Model X electric SUV went into production, company CEO Elon Musk said he thought it could outsell the older Model S hatchback luxury sedan. In the first three months of this year, Tesla said it delivered 11,550 Model Xes—but 13,450 Model Ses. DON'T MISS: 2016 Tesla Model X first drive. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla Model X Prepped For Delivery: Spyshots And Video

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Tesla has said it plans to deliver the first Model X electric crossover in the coming months, after multiple delays. Videos plug-in cars Tesla Model XIf nothing else, the increased presence of prototype vehicles on public roads seems to indicate greater activity surrounding the vehicle.

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Musk shows Tesla Model Y teaser, confirms Model 3 deliveries next month, at annual meeting

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Tesla held its shareholder meeting Wednesday night, and lots of news emerged in bits and pieces from CEO Elon Musk and the rest of the event. We now know a little more about the Tesla Model Y, the mass-priced electric SUV or crossover utility vehicle that is scheduled to hit the market in 2019, for instance. Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model Y

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