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Tesla to sell millions in environment credits during 2013

Tesla to sell millions in environment credits during 2013

Word has it Tesla Motors will get to announce its first profit on Wednesday, May 8, a long-awaited reality for the company. According to the LA Times, the profit will happen due to the subsidization of the company through the sale of environmental credits it receives from California and to others auto makers. Estimates currently have it that credit sales during 2013 could bring in $250 million.

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Prominent car dealer supports Tesla sales in Texas

Prominent car dealer supports Tesla sales in Texas

While Tesla has several car dealerships located around the US, some states still aren't letting the company in (including Texas and Virginia) since they require that cars be sold through a middle man, and without the middle man, car dealers wouldn't make any money. However, a prominent car dealership in Houston is speaking up by saying that the ban on Tesla should be lifted in the state.

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Tesla Model S surpasses GM Chevrolet Volt in sales

Tesla Model S surpasses GM Chevrolet Volt in sales

General Motors will soon lose its title as North America's leader in rechargeable auto sales and Tesla will take its throne. Shanna Hendriks, spokeswoman for Tesla, stated that the company is expected to report a minimum of 4,750 deliveries of its Model S vehicles in North America when it releases its first quarter results on May 8th. That number will surpass the 4,421 Chevrolet Volts that GM delivered as well as the 3695 Nissan Leafs that were delivered.

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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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