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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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If you haven’t noticed, Tesla is on an ambitious quest to prove the time of the EV is now. Or, with its Gigafactory battery plant proposed for outside Reno, Nevada, one might also say the time of the mass-produced EV is soon. To highlight some of the salient points about this monumental undertaking, we’ve compiled […]

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Is Tesla heading towards overcapacity with its Gigafactory? Some researchers seem to think so. Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory plan is to build a new 35 gigawatt-hour lithium-ion cell production facility for electric vehicles. The exact location of this factory is still being debated. Researchers from Lux Research said that this Gigafactory will bring only a modest […]

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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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