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After its two-year-long bid to gain a sales foothold in Michigan hit a brick wall, Tesla has filed a lawsuit against the state. The suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Michigan, targets governor Rick Snyder and other top officials, Reuters reports. Unlike other automakers, Tesla uses a direct sales model to get its […]

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Tesla has plans to purchase SolarCity, a solar-energy service provider, but its shareholders aren’t happy about it. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, four shareholders are suing Tesla because they are uncomfortable with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s relationship with SolarCity – he’s the chairman. SEE ALSO: Tesla Announces $2.6B SolarCity Acquisition The four […]

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Michigan officials are standing firm in denying Tesla Motors’s application for a state automobile dealer license. “The license was denied because state law explicitly requires a dealer to have a bona fide contract with an auto manufacturer to sell its vehicles,” said Gisgie Gendreau, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, in a statement. Since […]

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Could we soon see EV chargers next to gas pumps at our local filling stations? According to emails exchanged by Shell and the British government, there’s a chance that could happen in the UK next year. The emails came to light as part of a Freedom of Information request by a blog that keeps an […]

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One of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of EVs is range, or lack thereof. So what minimum range will be needed for the public to feel more comfortable driving EVs? Is it the 200 miles being promised by the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3? SEE ALSO: Chevrolet Teases 2017 Bolt EV ‘Regen […]

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Tesla Motors has been selling its battery electric vehicles directly to buyers in Missouri since 2013, but a court ruling last week nullifies the California automaker’s state dealership license. The Missouri Auto Dealers Association (MADA) filed a lawsuit in 2015 arguing that it was unfair that Tesla was issued a license by the Department of […]

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A software update to Tesla’s Model X that was meant to address issues with the “falcon wing” doors may have inadvertently led to safety issues. The update was meant to adjust sensors that detect whether an object is keeping a door from closing. Owners are now concerned that the doors could cause injury after the […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has more important things to focus on at the moment. Yesterday morning, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded at Cape Canaveral, and fortunately no one was injured. As you may know, Elon Musk is also CEO of SpaceX and he has tweeted that his Tesla Autopilot blog will be postponed to […]

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Last month the 500,000th plug-in electrified vehicle was sold in the United States. Counting all plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger vehicles back to 2008, the tally of leased and purchased PEVs through the end of August now make the U.S. the second major market after Europe to have crossed this milestone. Europe, which last […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch a revised Autopilot safety alert designed to get through to experienced drivers ignoring previous alerts. Electrek has just learned that the electric carmaker’s upcoming v8.0 software update will come along with a new safety restriction to anticipate drivers blatantly bypassing agreed-upon safety protocols. Autopilot has conditions of operation […]

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