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New Tesla buyers no longer get free Supercharger use after today

New Tesla buyers no longer get free Supercharger use after today

One of the big features of Tesla cars before the Model 3 rolled out was that they included free Supercharger station use for life. The only Model 3 that included free Supercharger network use was the performance version. Any free use for new buyers has now ended. New Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 buyers will have to pay to charge each time they want to.

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Tesla axes two paint options to simplify production

Tesla axes two paint options to simplify production

Tesla is removing two of its paint options, with CEO Elon Musk suggesting that reducing the range will "simplify manufacturing" as the electric car company tries to ramp up production. The decision will reduce the range of Tesla colors from the current seven down to just five, though those wanting the expiring finishes will be given a last chance to order them by special request.

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Tesla Wireless Phone Charger will return with a price cut

Tesla Wireless Phone Charger will return with a price cut

Remember that Tesla-branded wireless charger that suddenly disappeared as quickly as it showed up? Apparently disappearing and reappearing is its most distinctive quality. The phone accessory reappeared on Tesla’s store only to disappear again after quickly selling out within hours. Now the lucky few who did get their mitts on one are being informed by the electric car maker that the charger is going back in stock with a major change, not in capacity but in price.

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Tesla Roadster prototype interior snapped

Tesla Roadster prototype interior snapped

Yesterday we talked about the new images of the red Tesla Roadster prototype in action and the white Roadster shell that can’t drive. Someone has been able to snap some images of that non-functional white Roadster shell to give us an idea of what the interior might be like. Before you glance at the images, know that the shell lacks a full interior.

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Tesla Roadster looks hot in new images

Tesla Roadster looks hot in new images

Tesla has unveiled some new press images of the Roadster and the car looks fantastic in them. The red car in the shots is the one we have seen before, this time it's in motion on a curvy road that will be the Roadster's preferred home. The white car is reportedly just a shell and doesn’t drive.

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Tesla wireless phone charger launched and pulled on the same day

Tesla wireless phone charger launched and pulled on the same day

Just as its CEO couldn’t make up his mide about taking the company private or not, Tesla seems to also be undecided whether to launch its own Qi wireless charger for smartphones or not. It’s no hoax, unless it was intended to be a red herring. Tesla did put up such a Qi-compatible charging accessory on its online store only to quickly pull it out just as silently as it “launched” it. And, perhaps, that might be for the best after all.

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This Audi RS5 has the EV heart of a Tesla

This Audi RS5 has the EV heart of a Tesla

In the enthusiast world engine swaps are nothing new. All sorts of cars end up with engines that were never meant to be crammed under their hoods, but that doesn’t stop performance fans. If you thought that the dawn of EVs would mean the end of engine swaps you would be wrong.

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Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk has clarified exactly what he meant when he tweeted he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, after days of investors pushing the CEO to explain himself. Musk surprised many last week when he took to Twitter to suggest he would seek privatization for Tesla once the price reached $420 a share.

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Tesla Powerwall and companion mobile app gain Storm Watch feature

Tesla Powerwall and companion mobile app gain Storm Watch feature

Tesla has been peddling the Powerwall battery system for a few years now. It has announced that a new feature has been rolled into the Powerwall battery system and the mobile app that it works with. The new feature is called Storm Watch and it is designed to automatically detect incoming storms.

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Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Following a tweet earlier today mentioning as much, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has published an email previously sent to employees that details potential plans about going private. News about the idea first surfaced this afternoon on Twitter via Musk, who tweeted, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He has since tweeted updates, saying the company has confirmed that it has investor support for the plan.

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Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Elon Musk has published a job notice on Twitter: Tesla is seeking video game developers. The company is accepting applications from developers who think they have what it takes to create games for the company, specifically for its vehicles. Applicants will need to send along samples of their work, with Musk warning that Tesla seeks "max playability and creativity."

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Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla has revealed its second fiscal quarter 2018 financial results, stating that it ended the quarter with $2.2 billion in cash, as well as seeing "slightly positive" Model 3 gross margins. Tesla announced that it had multiple Model 3 production rates of about 5,000 cars per week, and it plans to increase that number to 6,000 by the end of the August. Tesla expects its Model 3 gross margins to "grow significantly" in its third quarter.

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