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Tesla installs batteries for smart grid clean energy project in Canada

Tesla installs batteries for smart grid clean energy project in Canada

Following its immense success in Australia, Tesla is moving north with its battery technology. The company is working with Nova Scotia Power in Canada to supply Powerwall 2 and Powerpack batteries for a wind-based power system. Dubbed the Intelligent Feeder Project, this effort will use Tesla's battery system to store energy from the wind power generators any time there is extra energy to make up for other times when power may be in short supply.

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Elon Musk’s space Tesla might hit Earth in 10 million years

Elon Musk’s space Tesla might hit Earth in 10 million years

One of the coolest things to happen in space and automotive news in a long time was the successful launch of Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster atop a Falcon Heavy rocket during the first test flight for the new rocket. That launch was successful, and you can watch the Tesla head towards Mars.

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Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla Model 3 delay gives buyers tax credit concern

Tesla may have had enthusiastic words to share about its expectations for 2018 in yesterday's financial results announcement, but at the same time it was warning Model 3 reservation holders that their cars were further delayed. The automaker insisted in its Q4 2017 report that this new year would be transformative, targeting first 2,500 Model 3 cars rolling off the production line by the end of March, and then doubling that rate by the end of Q2.

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Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla promises game-changing 2018 for Model 3 and more

Tesla delivered 1,542 Model 3 in the final quarter of its 2017 financial year, with the EV-maker insisting it's still on track to produce 5,000 of the cars per week by the end of Q2 2018. The numbers, shared in Tesla's Q4 2017 financial results, also saw Tesla shift to a positive operating cash flow, an unexpected turnaround for the car-maker which has struggled to meet its initial, ambitious production goals.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Tesla car into space: Watch it all over again

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Tesla car into space: Watch it all over again

Today we're having another look at the whole Falcon Heavy test flight from SpaceX again, in video form. This time we're watching the whole series of events jammed into a single 34-minute clip, chopped up in a way that makes the whole event as simply pleasing as possible. Don't be shocked when you find yourself unable to look away - things get real weird up in here.

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You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy might be a long way from taking paying passengers to Mars, but you can hitch a virtual ride with the Tesla Roadster-driving Starman courtesy of the company's livestream. Started after SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy this afternoon, the stream is one of the more unusual views of space we've ever had.

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Elon Musk shows off his Roadster with “Starman” at the wheel

Elon Musk shows off his Roadster with “Starman” at the wheel

Elon Musk is the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX and he is combining both of those companies during the inaugural launch of the first Falcon Heavy rocket. That massive rocket is meant to push larger loads into space and might one day take astronauts into orbit and beyond. For the first launch, the only payload in the nosecone of that rocket will be a sweet car.

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Australia Virtual Power Plant is a grid of Tesla solar homes

Australia Virtual Power Plant is a grid of Tesla solar homes

Solar energy is no longer just an experiment, thanks to companies, like Tesla, that are pushing for its mass commoditization. But by appealing to individual consumers only, the true potential of solar power is never reached. That is, it only benefits a single house. The government of South Australia is casting its net wider by trying to build the world’s largest virtual power plant that will be made of up 50,000 homes, each outfitted with solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.

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Tesla Semi spotted silently cruising the wild

Tesla Semi spotted silently cruising the wild

Tesla unveiled its game-changing Semi electric big rig back in November to much fanfare. The massive truck aims to allow companies to haul up to 80,000 pounds of goods over shorter routes around the country. Tesla promises that the Semi can tow all that weight for 500 miles per charge.

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Tesla Model 3 production overshadowed by battery report

Tesla Model 3 production overshadowed by battery report

Production of Tesla's Model 3 could be further delayed, after reports of ongoing bottlenecks at the company's battery-making Gigafactory. The electric car proved to be a huge success for Tesla, at least in terms of reservations, with hundreds of thousands of would-be drivers placing a $1,000 refundable deposit to secure their delivery spot. However, the company's ambitious production roadmap proved to be tough to stick to.

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Tesla allegedly on autopilot smashes into bright red firetruck in California

Tesla allegedly on autopilot smashes into bright red firetruck in California

Fire trucks are brightly colored for a reason, you need to be able to see them. They also have flashing lights and noisy sirens, all the stuff you need to notice the truck and get out of its way. A Tesla driver of what appears to be a Model S crashed into the back of a fire truck in California recently and according to the driver, the vehicle was on Autopilot at the time.

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Tesla sets Elon Musk a 10 year roadmap to $650bn

Tesla sets Elon Musk a 10 year roadmap to $650bn

It's tough to imagine Tesla without Elon Musk at the helm, and clearly the automaker isn't willing to risk a change, announcing a $70bn compensation package for the next decade. The company - which in addition to making electric cars is also the owner of SolarCity, a solar panel firm - won't be paying Musk any guaranteed compensation, it said today. Instead, what the outspoken billionaire will make will depend on how valuable Tesla gets.

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