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Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla Motors has some of the coolest electric vehicles on the market today including the Roadster and the new Model S. Despite how cool these electric vehicles are people may still have the same range anxiety with these cars as they would any other electric vehicle, such as the Nissan Leaf or others. Tesla has a plan to address this range anxiety, and the plan has nothing to do with bigger batteries.

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Tesla Model S hits eBay before it’s built

Tesla Model S hits eBay before it’s built

One of the most interesting electric vehicles on the market is the Tesla Model S. The thing that's so interesting about this EV is that it seats multiple adults comfortably and has an impressively long driving range. A 2012 Model S Signature edition has hit eBay even before it's actually built.

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Tesla teases 2016 compact crossover & Roadster replacement

Tesla teases 2016 compact crossover & Roadster replacement

Tesla's fourth and fifth cars will include a crossover SUV and a Roadster replacement, founder Elon Musk has teased, though drivers will need to wait until 2016 at the earliest to get behind the wheel. Although first on the electric car company's agenda is the 2015 $30,000 sedan Tesla hopes will open up its audience considerably, Musk told Wired, work on the subsequent models is already underway, with a simultaneous launch promised.

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Nikola Tesla Museum crowd-funded project gets Elon Musk bump

Nikola Tesla Museum crowd-funded project gets Elon Musk bump

This week Matthew Inman from the illustrated blog and comic The Oatmeal initiated a funding project which would help pay for the public purchase of Nikola Tesla's original laboratory site for use as the first USA-located Tesla museum. In Inman's request (which of course took the form of an illustrated comic-like plea), he suggested that the Tesla auto company donate to the cause. The auto company is owned by none other than Elon Musk, who the folks at Jolopnik got in contact with, who agreed just this morning to donate online.

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Tesla talks future EV models for 2015

Tesla talks future EV models for 2015

2012 has already been a pretty big year for Tesla. Just last month it started shipping out the first of its Model S cars to customers, and earlier this year the company announced that its Model X crossover will enter production in late 2013. Despite having one model fresh off the assembly line and another entering production soon, Telsa has revealed plans for a third model, which chief designer Franz von Holzhausen hopes will enter production as early as 2015.

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Analysts buoyant on launch of Tesla Model S

Analysts buoyant on launch of Tesla Model S

Tesla finally got its Model S electric car into the hands of some of the people that pre-ordered. This is a huge deal for the electric car company because it racked up 10,000 pre-orders from customers who all gave a $5000 deposit. The pricing on the car is far from cheap starting at $50,000 and going to over $100,000.

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Tesla Motors Model S electric cars now a road reality

Tesla Motors Model S electric cars now a road reality

Tesla Motors has begun pushing out its latest model from the plant - the Model S sedan, one of the most luxurious electric cars to date. The launch is also bringing hope to the company's facility in California, where high-end manufacturing jobs are being created as a result of this newest creation. The first customer? Legacy Ebay president Jeff Skoll, who drove off in his new whip following an event on Friday.

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NVIDIA VCM revealed for Tesla Model S

NVIDIA VCM revealed for Tesla Model S

This week as the Tesla Model S electric car heads to its first real road release, it's been revealed that none other than NVIDIA's brand new VCM will be powering the car's dashboard. This dashboard is a set of intelligent screens, each of them running with an NVIDIA Tegra Visual Computing Module (VCM) behind the scenes. This Tegra processor will be bringing the graphics fury to both the 12.3-inch LCD and the 17-inch LCD that make up the car's control panel and information displays.

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Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla talks Model S details ahead of mass deliveries

Tesla is set the start large-scale deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in eight days and about 17 hours at the time of writing. Deliveries will begin on Friday, June 22, and ahead of those deliveries, Tesla is holding some events around the country to allow prospective buyers to take a test drive. Tesla is also showing off an interesting video this week of its assembly line.

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