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Tesla’s semi-truck launch has been delayed, pushed back until the end of October. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk revealed the delay yesterday via Twitter. Musk said in the June shareholder meeting presentation that the semi-truck’s reveal would come in September. But as is often the case with innovation, and with Tesla launches, the truck […]

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Tesla has decreased prices for the 100D and P100D variants of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover SUV. Saying its most expensive products are more efficient, the sticker reduction amounts to roughly 3.5 percent on each model. Specifically, the Model S 100D has been reduced by $3,500 to $94,000. The performance version of the […]

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Tesla has added another perk to its popular referral program – a ride in CEO Elon Musk’s underground electric tunnel boring machine. Enthusiastic Tesla owners who refer enough new customers get to go the “Level 2” referral program prize. This means they’ll be able to drive the electric tunnel boring machine operated by Musk’s The […]

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Audi will be giving solar energy a push, adding solar panels to its electric vehicles for extended range and to support sustainability. This was announced yesterday along with a deal with Alta Devices to add thin-solar cells into a glass roof for Audi EVs that will generate electricity powering the car’s air-conditioning system and seat […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is coming through on his pledge to raise $1.5 billion for ramping up production of the Model 3. He was able to raise $600 million in just a few hours meeting with bond buyers in Manhattan on Monday, according to investors briefed on the matter. It was part of a four-day […]

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Tesla is leading U.S. electric vehicle sales, striding forward in Europe and China, and not spending any real money on advertising. How is that done? Automotive News did a think piece exploring the question. Word-of-mouth referrals and free media coverage are getting the word out on the electric carmaker, and it led to over 500,000 […]

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Germany wants to rival Tesla’s Gigafactory in battery production to power millions of upcoming electric vehicles and for storing renewable energy. TerraE Holding GmbH will choose a company out of five candidates next month to build a 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory, according to TerraE’s chief executive Holger Gritzka. The former ThyssenKrupp executive led a consortium […]

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Tesla is changing course to launch the Model Y sooner, with the compact crossover’s platform being carried over from the Model 3. Previously CEO Elon Musk said the Model Y would be built on its own platform, and the company would be able to hit an ambitious target date in 2019. He also showed a […]

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Hyperloop One finished the second phase of testing its capsule gliding through tubes using magnetic levitation — and making huge gains over the first phase. Conducted July 29 at the DevLoop test track in the Nevada desert, the Hyperloop One XP-1 was able to reach 192 mph; that compares with the top speed of 69 […]

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Tesla workers behind a unionization effort sent a letter yesterday to board members expressing concerns over safety and financial risks as Model 3 production ramps up. Workers sent the letter to independent board members to hold CEO Elon Musk accountable three days after the first 30 deliveries were handed over to Tesla employees. Prior to […]

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