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Elon Musk promises “complete peace of mind” in newest Tesla Motors bid

Elon Musk promises “complete peace of mind” in newest Tesla Motors bid

This week the folks at Tesla have made it clear that they're aiming for the complete satisfaction of the final owner of any Tesla Model S electric vehicle with a complete warranty program. This program has been announced to be bringing on an initial fleet of around 100 Model S vehicles in a "loaner service fleet" for if a customer with a vehicle in the shop for repairs. Tesla has also revealed a valet services along with this warantee program update complete with an 8-year time span.

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Tesla’s dealership woes continue as Virginia refuses license

Tesla’s dealership woes continue as Virginia refuses license

Tesla's dealership struggles continue, with electric car company founder Elon Musk confirming that the Virginia DMV has denied the marque a dealer license in the state. "Not all good news" Musk took to Twitter to complain, "Virginia DMV Commissioner just denied Tesla a dealer license, despite Hearing Officer being in favor." Tesla's application for the license had been opposed by the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk urging lawmakers to allow direct auto sales in Texas

Tesla Motors currently has over 50 locations around the world, and it seems that the company wants to focus on sales in the US. However, the only state that isn't allowing Tesla to build their own dealerships in Texas. In the Lonestar State, the law says that auto makers must go through a third party in order to sell its vehicles, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't want it that way.

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SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

This week is finally almost over, and there were tons of news stories published everyday. At the beginning of the week, we learned that there was an iMessage DDoS attack going around that would lag your device and inhibit its capabilities. More bad news for Apple followed when the USPTO denied its iPad Mini trademark. April Fools was a blast this year with many companies perfectly executing their well thought-out pranks.

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Sergey Brin’s Pink-Wrapped Batmobile Tesla rolls through Google HQ

Sergey Brin’s Pink-Wrapped Batmobile Tesla rolls through Google HQ

This week if you're in Google's neighborhood in Calofornia, you might be seeing one eye-murdering iteration of an electric vehicle swinging your way, complete with a Batman symbol on its hood and massive plastic eyelashes above its headlights. This is the vinyl-wrapped Tesla Model S late April Fool's Joke the Google executives other than Sergey Brin have played on the man - and yes, he is Batman. And yes, it's not permanent.

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Tesla reveals revolutionary financing product

Tesla reveals revolutionary financing product

Tesla Motors has just revealed a new, amazing finance product that takes the best aspects of owning a car alongside the best aspects of leasing a car. With its new payment, those looking to purchase a Model S will be able to get one with virtually no down payment, as well as low monthly payments. After 36 months, they will officially own the car, which they resell back to Tesla for cash value, or obtain trade-in credit for it to be used towards their next Tesla Vehicle.

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Tesla cuts cheapest Model S as buyers opt for range instead

Tesla cuts cheapest Model S as buyers opt for range instead

Tesla has scrapped plans for a small battery version of its Model S all-electric car, claiming tiny driver interest makes the 40 kWh variant uneconomical for production. Only 4-percent of Model S buyers opted for the cheaper Model S, which started at $52,400, Tesla said in a statement today, along with the revelation that stronger than expected deliveries means the firm will make a full profit in Q1 2013. Those who went for the cheapest Model S rung will still get a car, though, borrowing the 60 kWh power pack from the $62,400 version, albeit with a software cap on range.

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Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

While Tesla's Model S sports sedan is garnering all the attention at the moment, anticipation for the company's SUV model is also building. However, it looks like it won't be arriving on time as expected, since Tesla announced that the Model X will be delayed into 2014 and won't be arriving until later that year.

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Tesla will repay loan 5 years earlier than expected

Tesla will repay loan 5 years earlier than expected

Tesla had made statements before about repaying its loan to the Department of Energy ahead of schedule, and that it plans on forgoing help from the government in the future in order to thrive as a stand-alone company. Tesla has now stated that it has changed its loan's terms of agreement, and it expects to pay off the entire loan by 2017. That 5 years ahead of the anticipated December 2022 repayment target.

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