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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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Tesla Model S Signature Series launches June 22

Tesla Model S Signature Series launches June 22

This week the folks at Tesla have delivered news that their first delivery of 2012 Model S electric sedans will begin in just one month. This delivery will be several weeks earlier than planned as Tesla's public relations teams move to bolster the view of the car so that it might gain wider adoption after its initial launch. This new model brings on a whole new era of electric car for the company, taking what they'd learned from the Tesla Roadster and moving forward with elements such as enhanced regenerative braking with the Model S.

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NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA Tesla GPU family upgrades revealed

NVIDIA's Jen-Hung Huang spoke this week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on all things graphics processing, revealing that a new family of Tesla GPU units built on NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture would be released inside 2012. What's being released specifically are the new NVIDIA Tesla K10 and K20 GPUs, both of them "built to handle the most complex HPC proclaims in the world. Kepler here is three times as efficient the architecture that came before it, NVIDIA Fermi, here once again establishing NVIDIA as a head in the whole world's computer processing environment.

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