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Electric Mazda Miata blows away Model S on the track

Electric Mazda Miata blows away Model S on the track

Tesla's Model S holds many bragging rights, but the Mazda Miata just took one away. Using a car converted into an electric vehicle, the Miata was pitted against Tesla's offering on a quarter-mile track, where it left its competition in the dust.

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Affordable Tesla sedan coming thanks to ‘gigafactories’

Affordable Tesla sedan coming thanks to ‘gigafactories’

Let’s be real, here; you’re probably not driving a Tesla. You might want to slip into the electric car fr your daily commute, but you aren’t. A big part of that is probably expense, as the $70,000+ price tag of a Tesla Model S is likely out of reach. An upcoming model, though — you might be able to afford that one.

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Tesla openess snags second firm as Nissan joins BMW

Tesla openess snags second firm as Nissan joins BMW

Tesla's open invitation to work with the automotive mainstream on pushing electric car technology has hooked another interested company, with Nissan said to be hoping for talks on how to standardize EV charging standards. The Japanese firm - which has sold the all-electric Nissan Leaf since late 2010 - is expected to follow BMW in working with Tesla, insiders say.

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Tesla Model X SUV coming early 2015 with AWD upgrade

Tesla Model X SUV coming early 2015 with AWD upgrade

Tesla has begun notifying Model X reservation holders about production plans for the electric SUV, bringing its distinctive "falcon wing" gullwing doors early in the new year, and with a few unannounced features too. Compared to the original concept shown off in February 2012, all Model X cars will have all-wheel-drive as standard, Tesla now says.

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Tesla and BMW held EV talks amid open patent move

Tesla and BMW held EV talks amid open patent move

Tesla and BMW have held talks this week about efforts to improve adoption of electric vehicles, coinciding with Elon Musk's decision to open up Tesla's EV patent portfolio for other manufacturers to use. Exact details on what was discussed between the two firms on Wednesday this week have not been revealed, though Musk did say that it was around promoting EVs in general, as well as taking greater advantage from the Tesla Supercharger network.

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Tesla pledges patent openness to boost EV market

Tesla pledges patent openness to boost EV market

Tesla is opening up its electric vehicle technology, promising not to sue anybody who uses its patented tech in the hope of spurring greater adoption of eco-friendly drivetrains after becoming disillusioned with traditional car companies. The EV upstart originally believed it would need to protect its R&D out of concern that its competition would steal it, founder and CEO Elon Musk said today, but in fact has found that the mainstays of the car industry have been sluggish to even consider electric cars.

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Tesla could return to New Jersey following bill approval

Tesla could return to New Jersey following bill approval

Following Tesla Motors' banishment in New Jersey, the state has recently put into play a bill that would change state law in the automaker's favor. According to NJ.com, the state's Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee approved that bill with a vote of four to zero.

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Tesla’s 100th Supercharger opens for Model S

Tesla’s 100th Supercharger opens for Model S

Tesla has opened its 100th Supercharger, adding to its network of free recharging points for the Model S, with the end goal of creating a huge infrastructure for electric cars to roam without range-anxiety. The latest milestone means Tesla now has 86 Superchargers spread across North America, along with 17 in Europe, and two in China.

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Elon Musk wants to build 200 “gigafactories” for Tesla batteries

Elon Musk wants to build 200 “gigafactories” for Tesla batteries

How many electric cars can we pack onto the road? Among other factors, it depends on how fast we can scale production. Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla, is now calling for “gigafactories” to build batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Elon Musk pledges to Tesla Museum after Oatmeal Model S review

Elon Musk pledges to Tesla Museum after Oatmeal Model S review

Tesla's Elon Musk has pledged his further support to the Tesla Museum Project, telling The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman "I would be happy to help" when the cartoonist ended his illustrated review of the Model S with a cheeky request for $8m. Inman, who owns a Model S and describes it as his "magical space car", declared the EV to be the future of transportation, but also took the opportunity to namecheck his pet project to build a museum dedicated to the works of Nikola Tesla, after whom Musk's car company was named.

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Tesla discovers plot to eliminate direct to customer sales in Missouri

Tesla discovers plot to eliminate direct to customer sales in Missouri

A troubling occurrence in Missouri for Tesla fans, as the car maker has unveiled what they consider a subversive plot to stop them from selling direct to customers in that state. According to Tesla, an “extraordinary final-hour maneuver amounts to a sneak attack to thwart due process and hurt consumer freedom in Missouri.” After hours, and off the books, lawmakers may have acted against Tesla and in the interest of tradition.

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Tesla beats Q1 EV goals: Ramps for 2015’s Model X

Tesla beats Q1 EV goals: Ramps for 2015’s Model X

Tesla delivered 6,457 Model S EVs in its first 2014 quarter, and produced 7,535, as the company ramps up to deliver right-hand drive cars from June and continues working on the delayed Model X SUV. Elon Musk's car firm saw a non-GAAP income of $17m (GAAP loss of $50m) and expects to deliver more than 35,000 vehicles in 2014.

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