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Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Clean Energy

Tesla: Not a Moment to Lose

A changing world means Tesla Motors can no longer afford production delays<p>The world is changing around Tesla Motors. That might complicate its attempt to enter the mass automobile market.<p>Tesla is set to formally unveil the Gigafactory, its new battery-manufacturing plant, in Nevada this week. A …

The best new feature coming to Tesla’s Autopilot system probably won’t work in older cars

And it's about to get way better. According to a TechnoBuffalo report , Tesla is already working on the next major version of its Autopilot system, called "Autopilot 2.0."<p>There are plenty of interesting new features in "Autopilot 2.0," but perhaps the biggest addition is the ability to recognize …

Tesla

Understanding Tesla Autopilot

A few Tesla vehicles have had accidents with Autopilot enabled recently, and I’ve gotten countless questions about these incidents and the nature of …

Elon Musk and Tesla really don't want you to be worried about self-driving car crashes | Recode Daily: July 7, 2016

The electric carmaker thinks a Fortune story has it all wrong.<p>Fortune wrote an article critical of Tesla's decision not to inform shareholders that a Tesla car was involved in an accident while its self-driving mode was activated, and the company condemned Fortune's report in an aggressive blog …

Autonomous Cars

Lidar: the self-driving technology that could help Tesla avoid another tragedy

CEO Elon Musk has said the laser-sensing device used in Google’s driverless cars is not necessary. But after the fatal collision, will he reconsider his position?<p>The autopilot mode of the Tesla Model S, involved in a fatal collision made public last week, draws on a number of sensors including …

What the Tesla Autopilot Accidents Tell Us About Trusting Our Cars

Too much, too soon.<p>A few years ago I was backing an SUV into a parking spot in a Boston garage, listening for the telltale beeps of the ultrasonic parking sensors to tell me I was getting too close. Even though the parking-assist system was active, the chirps never came, so I got out to see what …

Elon Musk squabbles with reporters over Autopilot safety stats

Elon Musk and some reporters have been engaging in a Twitter tiff this week.<p>Musk, the CEO of Tesla, aired his grievances on Twitter following reports …

Read Tesla's Full Response to 'Fortune'

<i>Editors’s Note:</i> <i>Earlier this week,</i> Fortune <i>published two articles questioning whether Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk broke securities laws in not</i> …