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Tesla Model S fire investigation ends: brand blameless

Tesla Model S fire investigation ends: brand blameless

More good news comes Tesla’s way as the Government ends its investigations regarding the Model S fires. Earlier, we reported about the dealership tussle that the electric car company is embroiled in and how New York’s Governor took a softer stand on them. Presently, the NHTSA has closed its inquiries into the fires that broke out in the Model S, in three separate incidents.

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Tesla gets relief in New York, allowed five direct-dealerships

Tesla gets relief in New York, allowed five direct-dealerships

After a tough battle between traditional dealerships and the EV upstart, the deal that Tesla Motors has managed to conclude with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's car dealers is that the company’s direct-sales outlets will be allowed to continue business, as long as they don’t open any more dealerships in the state. There are currently five company-owned outlets in New York.

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Tesla reinforces Model S fire safety (again) with triple underbody shield

Tesla reinforces Model S fire safety (again) with triple underbody shield

In a move that appears to be to reinforce an already extremely safe vehicle in light of massive media coverage that suggests otherwise, Tesla is adding a free-of-charge element to their Model S. This "triple underbody shield" will, as they say, reduce the risk of a severe underbody impact to virtually zero.

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Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Telsa agreement gives it three direct-sales stores in Ohio

Tesla Motors' direct car sales have been a hotly contested issue in many states, Ohio among them. In December, an amendment being pushed by the Ohio Auto Dealers Association wasn't addressed by the Ohio House committee, which meant it would roll over into this year. For the time being, the auto maker has reached an agreement with the Auto Dealers Association to operate three stores in the state.

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Model S unofficial commercial catches Tesla Motors’ attention

Model S unofficial commercial catches Tesla Motors’ attention

The Internet is no stranger to fan-made commercials, most of which pale in comparison to the unofficial Tesla Motors' commercial some recent graduates made. Using a relatively small budget and ample skills, the team made a commercial (available after the jump) blending the best of everyday life with big dreams to make the Model S look attractive.

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Tesla New Jersey ban response: “Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you”

Tesla New Jersey ban response: “Gov. Christie has a bridge closure he wants to sell you”

After facing a ban on Tesla sales direct to customers in the State of New Jersey this week, Tesla Motors Chairman of Product Architecture and CEO Elon Musk wrote a letter. This letter speaks up on the state of the industry, suggesting that it’s not for "consumer protection" that Tesla has been banned from selling cars in the state, but to promote a monopoly for the gas-dependent auto industry in place today.

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Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors to end sales in New Jersey

Tesla Motors has been battling challenges to direct sales for a while now across many states, with the matter going as far as a White House petition. The good fight has been lost in New Jersey, however, and as such Tesla Motors will end direct sales of its vehicle in the state on April 1.

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Tesla Europe expansion includes 30 new openings

Tesla Europe expansion includes 30 new openings

Following the accelerated Gigafactory plans Tesla revealed late last month to mass produce Li-ion batteries, the company has unveiled plans to further its expansion throughout Europe. To do so, Tesla Motors plans to open in excess of 30 additional service centers and stores throughout the region.

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Smartcar to add “self-learning” to Tesla Model S

Smartcar to add “self-learning” to Tesla Model S

The same crew that brought you Tesla for Glass, aka GlassTesla, are now pushing a system for Tesla vehicles called Smartcar. This system would create a learning environment for the vehicle to know you for your daily activities, moving and changing in response. This system is part of a self-made crowd-funding venture with subscription model from the start.

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Tesla accelerates Gigafactory plans after $1.6bn fundraiser

Tesla accelerates Gigafactory plans after $1.6bn fundraiser

Tesla has announced a surprise $1.6bn convertible notes offering, and plans to use the money to accelerate its Gigafactory project to mass-produce Li-Ion batteries at more affordable rates. The news - which will see Tesla offer $800 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2021 - will allow the company to move ahead on the Tesla Gigafactory project "faster than previously thought possible."

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Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Tesla Model S named Consumer Reports’ best overall 2014 Top Pick

Consumer Reports has published its 2014 automotive top picks, and the top ten is riddled with well-known models spanning multiple auto makers and automotive types. Standing at the top of them all, however, is Tesla Motors' Model S, which has earned the title of "Best Overall" in the latest Top Picks listing.

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Elon Musk confirms talks with Apple happened

Elon Musk confirms talks with Apple happened

A few days ago, we mentioned that rumors were going around that Apple and Tesla had held talks. Rumors pointed to the talks being a harbinger of Apple possible buying Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been one to mince words, and he didn’t this time.

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