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Tesla Gigafactory tipped to be born in Nevada

Tesla Gigafactory tipped to be born in Nevada

The guessing game might finally over. Nevada state officials have slated a 4 p.m. press conference on Thursday to announce something related to "economic development". Sources close to the matter, however, have a more specific name for this: Tesla's first "gigafactory" battery plant.

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Want Elon Musk’s attention? Take out an ad

Want Elon Musk’s attention? Take out an ad

When you love your car but can't draw a comic evangelizing its charms, it turns out the best way to contact Tesla CEO Elon Musk is to take out a full-page advert. A pair of Tesla Model S owners - with a car each - coughed up for a page in the Palo Alto Weekly, praising the EV but also suggesting some changes, which Musk has now confirmed are being considered.

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iPhones will soon be able to start a Tesla Model S

iPhones will soon be able to start a Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S owners will soon be able to use their iPhones, if they have one, to start their electric car in case they've forgotten where they placed their key fob. This new feature was spotted in an upcoming version 6.0 update to Tesla's operating system which is expected to roll out in the coming months.

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Saleen-Tesla Model S FOURSIXTEEN is an electric monster

Saleen-Tesla Model S FOURSIXTEEN is an electric monster

There might be nothing cooler than a Tesla Model S — except if it were a Saleen Model S. The newly announced Model S FOURSIXTEEN is just that, though. Bringing the same type of technology they did to cars like the Mustang, Saleen has a monster electric car that simply has no equal.

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Tesla boosts Model S warranty to infinite miles after review ding

Tesla boosts Model S warranty to infinite miles after review ding

Tesla Motors has boosted the warranty on its Model S drivetrain, increasing it to infinite miles and retroactively applying it to all the Model S cars the EV company has sold. While you'd think it might be an opportunity for Tesla founder Elon Musk to gloat - given how rare such a warranty is - the outspoken executive says that in fact he regrets not doing it sooner. "In hindsight," Musk writes today, "this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program."

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Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

If you didn’t think Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk was living the Tony Stark life before, today’s chatter should have you wondering if he’s pumped up about Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film is about artificial intelligence getting out of hand - exactly the subject of Musk’s most recent public set of comments. Even as he speaks, Musk continues to invest in AI companies, aiming to keep a watchful eye on the lot.

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Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s plan to mass-produce batteries will jumpstart their overall production of electric vehicles, that much is certain. the $30,000 Model 3? That’ll help, too. Rounding out those ambitions, Tesla is also going to bring more charging stations to the world, and will be blanketing North America in enough chargers to get you through almost any trip.

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Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Every journey begins with a single step. For Elon Musk and his 200 Gigafactory dream, that single step is this agreement with Japanese electronics company Panasonic. The two will be working together to build and manage Tesla's first gigafactory, a large-scale manufacturing plant that will produce batteries for its EV cars.

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Elon Musk to guest star in The Simpsons

Elon Musk to guest star in The Simpsons

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may have got an electric car company and - quite literally - rockets off the ground, but his biggest achievement is still in store: a guest appearance on The Simpsons. The billionaire inventor will be appearing as himself (in cartoon form, anyway) in one episode in upcoming Season 26 of the hit show, in which he'll pit his vast fortune against that of Mr Burns.

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Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear represents a new frontier for mobile, just as Tesla Motors represents a new direction for automobiles. If you’ve got one of each, a new app will let you control much of your Model S features right from your smartwatch.

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Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla is "furious" at claims by a high-level Hyundai executive that the Supercharger network was paid for by the US government through grants and loans, accusing the Korean firm in turn of wanting unfair subsidies. Hyundai's US product planning chief Michael O'Brien had argued that it was unfair that Tesla's recharging station network had been funded using cash "from grants and loans from the government," while it was expected to cough up for its own fuel-cell hydrogen network. Unsurprisingly, Tesla wasn't impressed.

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Tesla confirms Model III as next EV contender

Tesla confirms Model III as next EV contender

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally revealed what some in the auto industry have been speculating on. The company is indeed planning on launching a new electric vehicle, one to face off with BMW's 3 series. And more than that, as the third generation of its line, Tesla will be christening it with a rather plain-looking name: the Model III.

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