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Tesla To Make Fully Autonomous Cars By 2016?

Tesla's effort to build an autonomous car could reach fruition by 2016 according to a new Reuters report today. The question isn't so much whether the technology is feasible, but whether the legal and economic market is ready. Tesla's competition with Google on autonomous car technology has... read more

September 18, 2013 by 
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Tesla Model S Rated As Safest Car On Sale By NHTSA

The Tesla Model S electric sedan isn't just receiving awards from all quarters--it's also incredibly safe should the worst occur. Just how safe has come to light in extra... read more August 20, 2013 by 

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All-Wheel-Drive Tesla Model S In The Pipeline: Report

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that more Model S variants were in the pipeline, which led us to speculate that one would likely be an all-wheel-drive version built... read more August 9, 2013 by 

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Tesla Model S Scores Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA: Video

Anyone who initially wrote off Tesla as not lasting should start officially eating their words. I mean that literally... go write down what you said on a piece of paper... read more August 8, 2013 by 

First 2013 Tesla Model S delivered in Europe (Photo: @TeslaMotors on Twitter)

Tesla Grows Profit In Second Quarter, Delivers Europe’s First Model S

Tesla keeps moving from strength to strength, with sales of the company’s Model S electric sedan steadily increasing, profit levels remaining positive and expansion of... read more August 8, 2013 by 

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Tesla Ups Prices On Some 2013 Model S Options

Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan is starting to gain traction in the market, with the company recently proclaiming that production of the car had surpassed 400 units... read more August 6, 2013 by 

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Tesla Buys Test Track Next To Fremont Factory

There's no doubt Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has built a high-performance luxury sedan in the Model S. As a bonus, it's all-electric. Future Tesla vehicles may be even more... read more July 19, 2013 by 

Tesla Roadster driven by Joe Nuxoll on Laguna Seca racetrack, Re:Fuel event, June 2013

Tesla Model S, Roadster Set New EV Lap Records At Laguna Seca: Video

Back in 2011, then-Tesla employee Joe Nuxoll set a new EV lap record at Laguna Seca, clocking a 1:50.888 in a Tesla Roadster. That's rather brisk, but this year, Nuxoll and... read more July 18, 2013 by 

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Tesla Model S Production Hits 400 Per Week, Exceeds Targets

Much ado has been made about Tesla Motors' profitable first quarter of 2013, as well as its 4,750-unit production during the same period. Now, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more July 11, 2013 by 

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Tesla Motors Joins NASDAQ 100

The NASDAQ isn't exactly a top topic amongst most gearheads, nor is its NASDAQ-100 Index, used to track the exchange's climate. But as of July 15, Tesla Motors will become... read more July 9, 2013 by 

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Watch Tesla's Battery-Swapping System In Action: Video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk last night provided details on a new battery-swapping service for his company’s Model S electric sedan (and future models) that will allow owners to... read more June 21, 2013 by 

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2013 Tesla Model S Recalled Due To Faulty Seat Installation

Tesla has issued its first recall of its award-winning Model S sedan due to a fault with the car’s seat installation. The recall only affects 2013 Model S sedans built... read more June 19, 2013 by 

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Elon Musk Confirms Battery Swapping For Tesla Model S

Two months ago, we brought you early reports that indicated Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] would be bringing battery-swapping technology to the Model S electric sedan. Today, we... read more June 18, 2013 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Elon Musk Reveals Tesla's Future Plans, Promises Affordable ‘Gen 3’ Sedan In Late 2016

At its recent annual shareholder meeting held in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Tesla’s CEO and co-founder Elon Musk revealed some insightful... read more June 5, 2013 by 

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Tesla Announces Rapid Expansion Of Supercharger Network: Video

Speaking during the recent All Things Digital conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the number of his company’s fast-charging ‘Supercharger’... read more May 31, 2013 by 

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Tesla Model S Top Speed Run: Video

There are many things the Tesla Model S does: it looks good, it accelerates quickly, and it's even responsible for a surprising amount of carbon emissions. Saving the earth... read more May 31, 2013 by 


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