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At the end of last month, aspiring global start-up Tesla Motors announced the first right-hand-drive Asian-market Model S deliveries and latest-tech Superchargers to Hong Kong. Its media-covered event at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on Wedneswday July 23 saw eight new car keys handed out to early adopters, including at least one previous Tesla customer. […]

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Tesla told us back in January that in-house it was calling its next, smaller, more affordable sedan “Gen Three,” not “Model E” as previously reported, and now CEO Elon Musk has said it will be known as Model 3. In an interview with the UK’s Auto Express, Musk laid out the rationale for a sports […]

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Tesla Motors has settled a lemon law suit filed in April with former customer Robert Montgomery and the “King of Lemon Laws” attorney Vince Megna for $126,836. Megna, who compares Tesla and its fans to the Wu Tan Clan, asked in a video initially whether Tesla would “fight like dogs” or “do the right thing” […]

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Tired of being bashed as a “dinosaur” business model and various other unsavory descriptors, the National Auto Dealers Association is fighting back against Tesla on behalf of franchised car dealers. Actually, the NADA does not call out Tesla by name in a two-and-a-half-minute video and its Web page called “Get the Facts,” but who else […]

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Tesla’s Elon Musk shook up the automotive world yesterday by opening up all of Tesla Motors’ patents to anyone wishing to use them. In layman’s terms, he made all of the company’s protected technology available to all, following a trend known as the open source movement. In a way to illustrate this decision, Musk has […]

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Tesla’s gigafactory has echoes in the political spheres, but is also creating waves in the battery manufacturing and the mining industries. American Manganese Inc., a company mining in Arizona raw materials needed for EV batteries, added its views by stating where they would like to see raw materials sourced. According to the mining company, Tesla’s […]

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Tesla Motors’ fourth quarter and full-year 2013 financial news was received as overwhelmingly positive, with implications and projections for more growth ahead. Disclosure that Tesla delivered a record 6,892 Model S sedans last quarter was not actually news, as that was revealed last month in Detroit, but it did put icing on the earnings cake. […]

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As part of a broader story by Consumer Reports on its 2014 Brand Perception Survey, Tesla Motors was found to have climbed significantly upwards to now rank above several other established brands. In the minds of consumers, the start-up company rates higher overall than 15 other major automotive brands, not least of which include Mercedes-Benz, […]

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Today Tesla Motors said in addition to updated software to prevent house wiring from overheating under certain conditions, it will be issuing at no cost improved home charger wall adapters equipped with thermal fuses to trip in the event of overheating. Tesla does not say so in its press announcement, but there have been reports […]

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Yesterday Tesla Motors’ third quarter earnings were announced in an optimistically toned letter that highlighted everything positive it was doing around the world, and reported a modest gain by one accounting measure, and ultimately a loss. According to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Tesla reported a loss of $38 million on revenues of $431 on […]

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