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There are an even dozen electric vehicles (EVs) offered in the U.S. and their sales range from quite respectable to so little as to give fodder to critics. As a type of vehicle, EVs are a slim minority of the U.S. sales total at 0.40 percent but they have an outsized reputation and more EVs […]

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Consumer Reports  recently wrote that three years after Tesla first began having door handle issues, it’s still struggling to eradicate them all, and in the worst case the car can be “undriveable.” The publication found door handles on its $127,000 Model S to be faulty, as its editors were unable to enter the car through […]

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Last week, Tesla Motors Inc. posted about 30 new job openings for positions over at its $5 billion currently under construction lithium-ion battery plant just outside of Reno. The jobs posted range anywhere from engineers to analysts, managerial to technical, with the full searchable list on Tesla’s website. While the site does not include wage information […]

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Last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into effect House Bill 235, which will allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to customers as soon as this year. According to the International Business Times, the bill lets Tesla open up as many as four dealerships in Maryland starting on October 1. With the addition of Maryland, Tesla […]

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When you look at Tesla Motors, what do you see? Do you see a surfer precariously riding a 75-foot wave for as long as it will last? Or do you see an almost heroic company dedicated purely to electric cars intended to drive a spear into petroleum-centric transportation’s heart? Or, as has also been written, […]

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On Monday, three senior Federal Trade Commission staffers sent an 11-page letter to Michigan State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, urging an end to its effective ban against automakers – like Tesla – from selling factory direct. The FTC staff members representing a unanimous viewpoint voted 5-0 by the commission said current legislation equates to “protectionism” for […]

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This past Saturday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he had a visit with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook during a recent trip to California. Fiat’s CEO said he also reportedly spent 45 minutes in one of Google’s self driving cars. Marchionne, the person responsible for bringing Fiat and […]

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As of last week, Tesla Motors Inc. announced that it will begin selling used vehicles through its website. According to the Wall Street Journal, sales will be limited to a few cities in the United States and Canada for purchasing, but the vehicles will be coming with a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty, as offered by other luxury […]

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Tesla Motors has recently extended its resale value guarantee financing plan to Hong Kong, a program which will allow owners of certain Tesla models to sell back their cars at a guaranteed price. Those who own the 70 kwh Model S sedan will be given the option of selling back their vehicle to Tesla within […]

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Today Toyota released a video showing the “exciting fuel” hydrogen, “the most abundant element in the universe,” that’s “in almost everything from water to trees to grass.” “But the critics have been vocal,” says engineer Scott Blanchet in a dairy field, alluding to the technology for propelling cars Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said is […]

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