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Tesla acquires Grohmann Engineering to boost automation and production

Tesla acquires Grohmann Engineering to boost automation and production

As it prepares to ramp up production with the introduction of its Model 3, Tesla has announced plans to acquire Grohmann Engineering. Based in Prüm, Germany, Tesla plans to use Grohmann's approach to automation to help it increase production. This is also the first step toward Tesla adding 1,000 advanced engineering and skilled technician jobs in Germany over the next two years.

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Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla reveals paid Supercharging switch in 2017

Tesla has announced some rather significant changes to the way it operates its network of Superchargers. Thus far, Supercharging stations placed around the world have been offered free of charge to Tesla owners on long distance trips, but that's about to change next year. Tesla has announced that starting in 2017, some Tesla owners will be charged a "small fee" to use these stations.

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Model X and Model S vehicles in the wild with HW2 self-driving tech

Model X and Model S vehicles in the wild with HW2 self-driving tech

Tesla announced last month that all of its cars would be produced with self-driving technology on-board. Along with that announcement came some details on what the new Hardware2 or HW2 self-driving technology would entail. The cars are fitted with eight different cameras and a radar ultrasonic sensor and a supercomputer to support image processing and the needed processing for safety.

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Tesla Model S now has an all-glass roof option

Tesla Model S now has an all-glass roof option

Just last week Tesla and SolarCity unveiled their new "Solar Roof" product, which is designed to cover a home's roof in small solar-powered shingles. But now the electric car company has announced a new roof option for the flagship Model S sedan, and it aims to remove all barriers to between passengers and the sky above: an all-glass roof.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 can power a 2-bedroom home for a full day

Tesla Powerwall 2 can power a 2-bedroom home for a full day

In addition to the new Solar Roof, Elon Musk has announced the arrival of the Powerwall 2, an update to Tesla's original Powerwall offering. The Powerwall 2 is a vital component for powering your home using the sun, particularly with one of the new solar roofs. This residential home battery will power a two bedroom home, including its lights and appliances, for a full day.

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Tesla and SolarCity’s Solar Roof aims to transform residential power

Tesla and SolarCity’s Solar Roof aims to transform residential power

Tesla has taken the wraps off the new ‘Solar Roof,’ an offering that is tougher, costs less, and is arguably more attractive than a conventional roof. Rather than having large solar panels mounted on a roof, the Solar Roof looks completely ordinary, only each ‘shingle’ is actually a glass slate with a small solar cell within. This solar roof would work alongside the newly unveiled Powerwall 2 to power someone's entire home, ushering in our green future.

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Tesla Powerpack 2 system comes with “twice the energy density”

Tesla Powerpack 2 system comes with “twice the energy density”

Tesla has a solar roof and Powerwall announcement coming today and ahead of that announcement Tesla is taking the opportunity to talk about its Powerpack shipments. While the Powerwall products are aimed more at the end user, the Powerpack products are more for utility and enterprise customers. Tesla rolled out its Powerpack 2 system in September of this year and so far the products in the Powerpack 2 range have proven popular and are shipping robustly.

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Tesla had a profitable third quarter, has high hopes for Q4

Tesla had a profitable third quarter, has high hopes for Q4

Tesla had a profitable third quarter this year, the company has announced. The GAAP net income hit the $22 million mark, with Tesla saying it saw $176 million in free cash flow. The company goes on to say that gross profit-per-car, as well as GAAP total automotive gross margin, both increased ‘substantially’ in its fiscal third quarter. Tesla anticipates trends including positive GAAP net income, to continue on into the fourth quarter even though ‘ZEV credit sales’ will ‘likely [be] negligible.'

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Tesla slams brakes on autonomous ride-sharing

Tesla slams brakes on autonomous ride-sharing

Bad news if you were hoping to dispatch your autonomous Tesla to pick up a few Uber or Lyft passengers and contribute to its own monthly lease payment. While the electric car company may be gung-ho about its self-driving technology, the hardware for which will be preinstalled on every car produced from now on, it's not so happy with it being used for ride-sharing schemes. That is, not unless it's Tesla's own.

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Elon Musk gives up tidbits about Tesla self-driving hardware

Elon Musk gives up tidbits about Tesla self-driving hardware

We've already talked about the new Tesla self-driving technology that is going into every new Tesla car that is produced. This tech will allow the owner of the Tesla car to complete a fully automated road trip using level 5 autonomy. That means no human interaction is needed other than entering a destination for the car. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a video that shows a Model S as it drives itself and looks for a place to park, he tweeted a few details about what the car is doing in the video.

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Tesla makes self-driving tech standard on all cars

Tesla makes self-driving tech standard on all cars

Every Tesla car produced from today, including the most affordable Model 3, will be equipped with "full self-driving capability" the EV automaker has announced today. The news makes Tesla the first mainstream car company to commit to self-driving technologies, though it will likely be a piecemeal rollout as the engineers fettle the software. Still, it's a hugely significant step, not least because the Model 3 - deliveries of which are expected to begin toward the end of next year - is going to open Tesla's technology up to a far broader audience than the current Model S sedan and Model X SUV.

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Tesla’s planned product unveiling hit with last-minute delay

Tesla’s planned product unveiling hit with last-minute delay

Those of you who count yourself among the Tesla faithful were likely looking forward to the company's planned product unveiling today. As it turns out, Tesla needs just a little longer to prepare for this reveal. Tesla CEO Elon Musk delayed the event at the last minute, announcing via Twitter that the company won't be showing off this new product until Wednesday.

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