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Tattletale Tesla is the Big Brother future of motoring

Tattletale Tesla is the Big Brother future of motoring

Tesla's systematic take-down of New York Times car writer John Broder's Model S review proves one thing: tomorrow's cars are going to be so smart, we'll probably trust them more than we will the driver. Elon Musk, Tesla's founder and CEO, relied on the Model S' own performance logs in order to challenge Broder's cynicism, raising questions as to why the NYT car journalist did battery-sapping donuts in a parking lot, took the EV off the Superchargers well before it was topped up, and fudged on his cruise control settings. That makes for an entertaining media spat, certainly, but it raises questions about how increasingly intelligent cars may one day soon undermine some of the "freedom" of the open road.

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Tesla tears down NYT Model S review with car’s own logs

Tesla tears down NYT Model S review with car’s own logs

Tesla has torn into the New York Times review of its Model S electric car, using systems logs showing charge and recharge status, driving style, cabin settings and more to undermine claims the EV is unreliable. In a detailed run-down of the stats gathered by the Model S' onboard computer - something Tesla says it always does "carefully" on media drives, after UK car show Top Gear made similar reliability claims about a previous model, in a case which ended up in the courtroom - Tesla CEO Elon Musk argues that NYT reviewer John Broder was prejudiced against electric cars from the start, and did as much as possible to portray the Model S as unfit for the road.

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Elon Musk flames NYT review of Tesla Model S

Elon Musk flames NYT review of Tesla Model S

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't happy at all with a recent review published in the New York Times of his company's Model S electric vehicle. The Model S is a high-performance four-door battery-powered sedan that has proven to be one of the better electric vehicles on the market. The Model S also happens to be a very impressive performance car despite its large size and lack of a standard engine.

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Why Google may have never been if not for Nikola Tesla

Why Google may have never been if not for Nikola Tesla

This week Google's own CEO and co-founder spoke about subjects ranging from the company's future with Motorola to the importance of "moon shots" in the tech industry, keying in on how Google's ability to sell the products they make is beyond vital to the market's future. In his conversation with Wired, he revealed first his admiration for Tesla Motors (a company he's invested in since 2006), then how he came to understand the life story of Nikola Tesla (the inventor and all-round excellent fellow), this understanding changing his whole life's path.

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Tesla to open 25 new stores in 2013

Tesla to open 25 new stores in 2013

Tesla Motors is making waves, and the company is looking to have a big year during 2013. They already have over 20 stores in North America, with more than 30 located overseas. 13 of them were opened up in 2012 alone, but the company plans to open up even more this year. Tesla confirmed at the North American International Auto Show this week that they plan on opening 25 stores in 2013.

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Tesla Motors launches new pricing for the Model S

Tesla Motors launches new pricing for the Model S

On Friday, we reported that Tesla was slated to increase the price of its popular Model S car, with no word on when exactly that would happen. Turns out the buying public didn't have long to wait, with the company announcing earlier that effective today, the Model S is now a couple grand more expensive. The price won't be applied to new reservations until January 1, however.

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