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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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Tesla CEO: Electric trucks and self-driving cars on the roadmap

Tesla CEO: Electric trucks and self-driving cars on the roadmap

Tesla is planning an electric truck potentially built on the same "skateboard" platform as the Model S, with founder Elon Musk also revealing self-driving car ambitions. The outspoken CEO confirmed the truck on Tesla's roadmap in the aftermath of the Model S winning 2013 Car of the Year, telling Motor Trend that it "could really be a big improvement in truck technology" though not specifying how, beyond being more environmentally-friendly, that would be the case.

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Tesla Model S named 2013 Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Tesla Model S named 2013 Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Motor Trend has bestowed its coveted Car of the Year title on Tesla's Model S, making it the first car without an internal combustion engine to earn such an honor. The vehicle won out of 25 other contenders, with a total of 45 variants. All of the vehicles were put through an "extensive battery of testing" that examined just about everything you can examine on a car.

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Automotive dealers associations file suit against Tesla

Automotive dealers associations file suit against Tesla

Tesla is one of the most successful electric vehicle companies out there. It also happens to offer some of the most interesting electric vehicles on the market with its Model S and the Roadster. Tesla has been disruptive in the automotive industry because it sells directly to customers rather than exclusively through dealer networks.

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Tesla receives $10 million state grant to build Model X SUV

Tesla receives $10 million state grant to build Model X SUV

On Wednesday, Tesla was approved for a $10 million grant from the California Energy Commission, which will be used to buy components for the electric Model X SUV, and further expansion of the manufacturing capacity for its Fremont factory. For its part in this, Tesla will have to pony up $50 million to match the grant. The Model X SUV was unveiled back in February, when it amassed over $40 million in sales.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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