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Tesla reinforces Model S fire safety (again) with triple underbody shield

Tesla reinforces Model S fire safety (again) with triple underbody shield

In a move that appears to be to reinforce an already extremely safe vehicle in light of massive media coverage that suggests otherwise, Tesla is adding a free-of-charge element to their Model S. This "triple underbody shield" will, as they say, reduce the risk of a severe underbody impact to virtually zero.

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Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Tesla Motors' direct car sales have been a hotly contested issue in many states, Ohio among them. In December, an amendment being pushed by the Ohio Auto Dealers Association wasn't addressed by the Ohio House committee, which meant it would roll over into this year. For the time being, the auto maker has reached an agreement with the Auto Dealers Association to operate three stores in the state.

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Tesla New Jersey ban response: “Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you”

Tesla New Jersey ban response: “Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you”

After facing a ban on Tesla sales direct to customers in the State of New Jersey this week, Tesla Motors Chairman of Product Architecture and CEO Elon Musk wrote a letter. This letter speaks up on the state of the industry, suggesting that it’s not for "consumer protection" that Tesla has been banned from selling cars in the state, but to promote a monopoly for the gas-dependent auto industry in place today.

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Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors has been battling challenges to direct sales for a while now across many states, with the matter going as far as a White House petition. The good fight has been lost in New Jersey, however, and as such Tesla Motors will end direct sales of its vehicle in the state on April 1.

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Smartcar to add “self-learning” to Tesla Model S

Smartcar to add “self-learning” to Tesla Model S

The same crew that brought you Tesla for Glass, aka GlassTesla, are now pushing a system for Tesla vehicles called Smartcar. This system would create a learning environment for the vehicle to know you for your daily activities, moving and changing in response. This system is part of a self-made crowd-funding venture with subscription model from the start.

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Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Consumer Reports has published its 2014 automotive top picks, and the top ten is riddled with well-known models spanning multiple auto makers and automotive types. Standing at the top of them all, however, is Tesla Motors' Model S, which has earned the title of "Best Overall" in the latest Top Picks listing.

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Tesla financial Q4 results in record Model S sales

Tesla financial Q4 results in record Model S sales

This afternoon Tesla shared the results of their financial fourth quarter for 2013, making clear their successes in selling their electric Model S vehicle worldwide. Tesla made clear that this quarter they’ve sold 6,892 Model S automobiles, a record for the quarter for the company. They’ve also shown that with 22,477 vehicles sold, they’re rolling quite comfortably into 2014.

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Tesla Coast to Coast rally finishes but world record status still unknown

Tesla Coast to Coast rally finishes but world record status still unknown

Tesla has just successfully finished its advertising campaign disguised as a driving rally from one end of the US to the other. However, the fate of its attempt at setting a new Guinness World Record is still hanging in the air.

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Tesla Coast to Coast Supercharger rally races for a Guinness world record

Tesla Coast to Coast Supercharger rally races for a Guinness world record

In a stunt that attempts to promote its electric Model S sedans as well as its Supercharger network, Tesla will commencing what it has dubbed as the Coast to Coast Supercharger rally. In this event, the company will be aiming to set a world record for the world's shortest charge time while traveling across the US.

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Model S pricing in China both risky and fair, says Tesla

Model S pricing in China both risky and fair, says Tesla

Tesla discussed its Model S pricing for the Chinese market yesterday, doing so alongside the launch of its online design studio in the nation. For Chinese buyers, the Model S will come with a 734,000 CNY price tag, a figure the auto maker has described as both risky and fair in comparison to its competitors' prices.

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Tesla: not a Recall, per se

Tesla: not a Recall, per se

There appears to be some confusion over the word "recall" when it comes to the current Model S Tesla vehicles out there in the wild, while the actual situation, instead, deals with a distribution of new power adapters and a software update. With a number of possible factors in play with the standard NEMA 14-50 power adapter such as "corrosion, physical damage to receptacles or inappropriate wiring/installation of electrical outlets", according to Tesla, they've done two things, neither of which are a recall of the entire vehicle.

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NHTSA reaffirms Tesla Model S safety rating for good measure

NHTSA reaffirms Tesla Model S safety rating for good measure

Suggesting that despite the sizable presence of the Tesla Model S in the news as of late for auto accidents, the NHTSA has gone out of their way to reaffirm their “highest safety rating in America” for the vehicle. Letting it be known that the Tesla Model S still has a 5-start safety rating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration effectively told the world to cool their heels this holiday season. They say the Tesla S is just as safe as the first time they tested it.

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