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Tesla slips Christmas Easter egg into 2017.50.2 update

Tesla slips Christmas Easter egg into 2017.50.2 update

If you own a Tesla and are on the latest software for the vehicle, you have a nice little Christmas Easter egg called "Santa Mode" just in time for the holidays to enjoy. The new update is 2017.50.2 that adds in the Easter egg and it fits right in along with all the other cool Easter eggs that Tesla has offered up over the year.

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Here’s Elon Musk’s Tesla that SpaceX will launch into Mars orbit

Here’s Elon Musk’s Tesla that SpaceX will launch into Mars orbit

Earlier this month, Elon Musk teased that the upcoming first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket would feature a test payload that includes his own Tesla. Now he's back with the proof, sharing several photos on Instagram of the car being prepped and loaded into the payload container that will sit atop the rocket. Musk, the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, has previously said they wanted to come up with something really silly for the first Falcon Heavy launch, and it appears they've met the challenge.

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UPS just placed a huge Tesla Semi reservation

UPS just placed a huge Tesla Semi reservation

The Tesla Semi just got another high-profile customer, with UPS announcing it too plans to add the all-electric truck to its fleet. The delivery behemoth confirmed today that it has placed a reservation for 125 of the Tesla trucks, having worked with the EV company to make sure the haulage vehicle is up to its demands.

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Tesla blamed for solar sales slide

Tesla blamed for solar sales slide

Home solar installations are down considerably in the US this year, according to a new report, marking the first decrease in years. The information comes from GTM Research's US Solar Market Insight Executive Summary Q4 2017 report, which reveals that Q3 2017 saw a 51-percent year-on-year decrease in residential solar installations, a huge reversal of last year's record numbers.

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Novitec Massaged Tesla Model S is as stylish as it is green

Novitec Massaged Tesla Model S is as stylish as it is green

Novitec has turned its hand to creating a modified Tesla Model S EV. The company normally turns its hands to making fast cars like Lamborghini and Maserati models even faster, but with the Tesla, there are no performance upgrades. All the updating to the Model S is visual.

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Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla is working on a homegrown artificial intelligence platform that outspoken CEO Elon Musk promises could be "the best in the world" as it looks to commercialize fully autonomous driving. The automaker currently offers one of the most advanced driver-assistance systems on the market, which it has dubbed Autopilot. However, Musk has been clear that the goal is even further removing the human driver from the equation.

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Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

The Tesla Model 3 is a slick car that may well usher in the affordable and desirable EV era. The catch when the car first rolled out was that it lacked some basic features that you get on any old beater out there. Those missing features were an FM radio and a trip odometer that you can see. Since odometers are one of those required features, the actual odometer function for recording miles driven was already there, but this update simply adds the ability for the driver to see the mileage on specific trips.

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Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Tesla flips on the world’s largest lithium ion battery

Today is a big day for Tesla and the residents of South Australia, as the company has turned on its massive Powerpack battery at Neoen's Hornsdale wind farm. The 100-megawatt battery is officially the world's largest, at it will be used to supply South Australia's power grid with backup power during times of shortage. South Australia, of course, is no stranger to power outages, as blackouts left much of the area without power last summer.

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Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Bitcoin is a big deal right now as the value of the cryptocurrency has reached about $10,000. The rub for miners is that the process of mining the Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies consumes lots of electricity. One miner has found an odd way to get free power for his mining rig. He built it in the trunk of his Tesla Model S EV.

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Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

Tesla Model 3 EPA driving range is 310 miles

One of the most important details of the Tesla Model 3 has now been confirmed with the EPA giving the EV an official driving range. That official range per change is listed as 310 miles making this one of the best lower cost EVs out there. The 310-mile driving range is an EPA estimate based on combined city and highway driving.

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Tesla’s Australian Powerpack battery system is already complete

Tesla’s Australian Powerpack battery system is already complete

Tesla has completed its Powerpack backup battery system in Australia ahead of its December 2017 deadline, officials have announced. With its completion comes a milestone designation: it is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, and it is located in South Australia. South Australia, which is heavily dependent on wind power, approved the construction back in July. Tesla had promised to complete the project in 100 days.

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Tesla Roadster “special option package” will make it even faster

Tesla Roadster “special option package” will make it even faster

The new Tesla Roadster may still be three years out, but Elon Musk just can't resist the urge to tease us about higher-performance versions. The seductive red convertible was the surprise guest at Tesla's electric truck reveal last week, with the Tesla Semi opening up to reveal the brand new EV supercar.

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