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Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s charging stations will cover USA by end of 2015

Tesla’s plan to mass-produce batteries will jumpstart their overall production of electric vehicles, that much is certain. the $30,000 Model 3? That’ll help, too. Rounding out those ambitions, Tesla is also going to bring more charging stations to the world, and will be blanketing North America in enough chargers to get you through almost any trip.

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Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Tesla and Panasonic to kickstart Gigafactory plans

Every journey begins with a single step. For Elon Musk and his 200 Gigafactory dream, that single step is this agreement with Japanese electronics company Panasonic. The two will be working together to build and manage Tesla's first gigafactory, a large-scale manufacturing plant that will produce batteries for its EV cars.

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Elon Musk to guest star in The Simpsons

Elon Musk to guest star in The Simpsons

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may have got an electric car company and - quite literally - rockets off the ground, but his biggest achievement is still in store: a guest appearance on The Simpsons. The billionaire inventor will be appearing as himself (in cartoon form, anyway) in one episode in upcoming Season 26 of the hit show, in which he'll pit his vast fortune against that of Mr Burns.

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Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear app lets you control a Tesla Model S

Android Wear represents a new frontier for mobile, just as Tesla Motors represents a new direction for automobiles. If you’ve got one of each, a new app will let you control much of your Model S features right from your smartwatch.

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Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla is "furious" at claims by a high-level Hyundai executive that the Supercharger network was paid for by the US government through grants and loans, accusing the Korean firm in turn of wanting unfair subsidies. Hyundai's US product planning chief Michael O'Brien had argued that it was unfair that Tesla's recharging station network had been funded using cash "from grants and loans from the government," while it was expected to cough up for its own fuel-cell hydrogen network. Unsurprisingly, Tesla wasn't impressed.

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Tesla confirms Model III as next EV contender

Tesla confirms Model III as next EV contender

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally revealed what some in the auto industry have been speculating on. The company is indeed planning on launching a new electric vehicle, one to face off with BMW's 3 series. And more than that, as the third generation of its line, Tesla will be christening it with a rather plain-looking name: the Model III.

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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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