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It’s been a couple weeks now since Tesla chief Elon Musk revealed a brief, low-quality video of a black “release candidate” Model 3 accelerating, and now a captured video has surfaced. Shot with a dashcam, the 98-second clip is mainly what could be seen in its fixed range of view as the driver positioned himself […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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On Sunday Tesla reported a record 25,418 sales for the first three months of 2017, but this peak may look anticlimactic compared to pending plans for explosive growth. By any other measure, 25,000-plus sales are a big leap forward, being 69-percent more than the year prior, and consisting of about 13,450 Model S sedans and […]

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After deciding that its analytic tools are top-notch and will tell it everything it needs to know, Tesla is skipping the “beta” phase of the Model 3’s development cycle. In a conference call to investors last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker doesn’t need to bother with that crop of pre-production models. Early […]

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Tesla has been able to raise more funds than originally expected to back the launch of the Model 3 later this year. The electric automaker raised about $1.2 billion on Friday, about 20 percent more than had been planned by the company. That capital came through about $350 million in common shares and another $850 […]

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As Tesla prepares for Model 3 production and up to 10-times planned growth, its Fremont, Calif. factory workers are complaining of low pay, safety risks, and long hours. Tesla, which has about 6,200 non-union employees, also makes workers sign confidentiality agreements which are coming under scrutiny by California legislators. For its part, Tesla says it […]

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The co-founder of Apple Steve “Woz” Wozniak has been very publically eyeing a Chevy Bolt EV, and today announced he bit the bullet and got one. Prior reporting had him saying he’d not buy a Tesla Model 3, after Chevrolet grabbed his attention with the $37,495 Bolt with 238 miles range. After some back and […]

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Tesla says that a new battery cell will the cheapest and most energy dense in the world. The 2170 battery cell, which Tesla will make in tandem with Panasonic at the company’s gigafactory in Nevada, is expected to go into production by the end of the year. SEE ALSO: Tesla Model S Owners Share Data […]

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Tesla Motors said the Model 3 is still on schedule with first deliveries beginning late 2017, but from this week forward, new orders will be filled mid 2018. To dispel any misunderstandings with customers who’ve placed pre-order deposits and those considering, the automaker announced it wants to clarify timing for the long-anticipated electric car. “Today’s […]

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Tesla Motors has filed for a zoning proposal allowing the automaker to double in size its California factory to meet a 500,000 vehicle annual production goal. Tesla submitted a long-term zoning proposal that was released in a government document, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The manufacturing plant, based in Fremont, Calif., dates back […]

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