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Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

Tesla Model X delayed to late 2014

While Tesla's Model S sports sedan is garnering all the attention at the moment, anticipation for the company's SUV model is also building. However, it looks like it won't be arriving on time as expected, since Tesla announced that the Model X will be delayed into 2014 and won't be arriving until later that year.

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Tesla will repay loan 5 years earlier than expected

Tesla will repay loan 5 years earlier than expected

Tesla had made statements before about repaying its loan to the Department of Energy ahead of schedule, and that it plans on forgoing help from the government in the future in order to thrive as a stand-alone company. Tesla has now stated that it has changed its loan's terms of agreement, and it expects to pay off the entire loan by 2017. That 5 years ahead of the anticipated December 2022 repayment target.

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Tesla loses hundreds of orders due to the NYT article

Tesla loses hundreds of orders due to the NYT article

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., stated that because of the controversy surrounding the New York Time's article written for Tesla's Model S, the company has lost hundreds of orders for the car. There were hundreds of cancellations pouring in, and it ended up cutting down Tesla's stock market value by up to $100 million. Since the N.Y. Times article was published, Tesla saw shares fall 12%, from $39.24 to $34.38. Also because of the article, Tesla's market capitalization fell around $553 million.

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Tesla gets NYT apology for Model S review: Musk approves

Tesla gets NYT apology for Model S review: Musk approves

It would appear that the New York Times has decided to speak up in regards to their recent review of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle, having been the subject of some major scrutiny a the hands of no less than Elon Musk, the car company's CEO. One of the larger stories of last week was that according to the Model S' own in-vehicle logs, the editor responsible for the review of the vehicle didn't follow the plans and suggestions made by the Tesla review crew - nor did he refrain from driving donuts through a parking lot. Now the New York Times is speaking up through editor Margaret Sullivan.

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NYT Tesla Model S was completely dead, according to towing company

NYT Tesla Model S was completely dead, according to towing company

It's been an eventful couple of days for Tesla Motors, in which the New York Times gave the company's new car, the Model S, a bad review because the car died prematurely. However, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says otherwise, noting that the battery wasn't completely dead, but according to the towing company that was called out to tow the new car, the battery was, indeed, completely dead.

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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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