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Tesla Model 3 spotted performance testing just ahead of the launch

We are only a few days away from the official reveal of the production Tesla Model 3 and sightings of prototypes, release candidates and production units have been multiplying.<p>Like we reported earlier, there’s not a lot of room for surprises after some good looks at the first few production units …

Tesla Model 3 engineer give insights into driving experience without instrument cluster

One of the biggest concerns for Tesla Model 3 reservation holders is the fact that the vehicle doesn’t have an instrument cluster in front of the driver.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk insists that drivers “will not care”, but that’s going to be a new experience for most of them nonetheless.<p>Ahead of the launch …

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After Tesla granted approval for 2nd dealership in Virginia, auto dealers get in the way; judge allows VADA lawsuit to proceed

In the more-than-year-long saga of Tesla trying to open a dealership in Virginia, the auto dealers have just scored a victory (and consumers have taken a defeat), with a judge allowing the Virginia Auto Dealers’ Association (VADA) lawsuit against Tesla to proceed. Tesla had argued that the VADA was …

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Here's A Closer Look At The Production Tesla Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the very first production Model 3 on his personal Twitter two weeks ago, and since then we haven’t heard very much about …

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Tesla has a massive new structure at its Fremont factory

Tesla’s new battery “Gigafactory” gets so many headlines that it’s easy to forget that the car company does still have another factory. The original …

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Tesla Model 3 News And Updates: Elon Musk Says No To Solar Panels, At Least For Now

It would have been nice to see the Model 3 equipped with solar panel roofs. The feature, which is found in other green cars such as the 2017 Toyota …

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Tesla will open '2 or 3' more Gigafactories in the US

It's no secret that Tesla wants to open Gigafactories around the world to keep up with demand for electric cars and storage batteries, but how many of those will open in the US? Now we know: Elon Musk has confirmed that "2 or 3" additional factories will open in the US over the "next few years." …

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Tesla Model 3 spotted in a brand new color

As far as we can tell, Tesla’s timeline for Model 3 production is moving along as planned. Last weekend, Elon Musk posted a photo of the first Model …

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See how Tesla’s Model 3 has changed since its debut

EV fans and some 400,000 buyers are excited about Tesla Model 3 production and upcoming first deliveries, largely because it's one of the first affordable, long-range electric cars. There's also the Tesla mystique -- with the comely Model S and X EVs, Musk & Co. showed they have serious design …

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Tesla adding service centers as Model 3 goes on sale

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its new Model 3 sedan.<p>The Model 3, cheaper than Tesla's existing cars, goes on sale this month and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of new …

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Two guys did a coast-to-coast ‘Cannonball Run’ in a Tesla Model S for a new record

51 hours and 47 minutes<p>On July 1st at 11:30 pm PT, two friends, Jordan Hart and Bradly D'Souza, left Redondo Beach, California, in a 2015 midnight silver Tesla Model S, and proceeded east. Fifty-one hours and 47 minutes later, they arrived at a garage on E. 31st Street in New York City, claiming to …

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Tesla’s Model S is far more popular than most other luxury vehicles

Deliveries of Tesla’s Model S and Model X during the second quarter of 2017 weren’t as strong as some analysts were anticipating, with the company …

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Elon Musk shows off first production Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk said that the first production unit of the ultra-anticipated Tesla Model 3 would be coming this week, and here it is. The Tesla CEO posted two photos of the vehicle to Twitter late on Saturday night.<p>Musk has said that the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their cars at a party on …

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Electric cars reach record 42% of Norway’s total new car sales with boost from Tesla Model X

While most countries have difficulties making electric cars reach 2% or 3% of their total car sales, Norway keeps pushing the bar higher and higher.<p>Last month was another record month for the country with electric cars representing 42% of its new vehicles being registered.<p>That’s a significant jump …

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Tesla's stock has soared but its vehicle output is still just a blip

Investors bet big on Tesla this year, helping its market cap reach $51 billion and briefly beat out General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler (aka "the big three") to claim the title of most valuable car manufacture. But vehicle delivery numbers shown in this chart from Statista show that Tesla's …

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Tesla building 'world's biggest' lithium-ion battery in Australia

Elon Musk says the battery in South Australia will be "three times more powerful than anything else on earth" and will look like something "unearthed from the future."<p>Australia is famous for the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple and the Big Prawn. Now, another "world's biggest" is coming Down Under, …

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Tesla Takes On China: Musk Plans His First Electric Car Plant In Asia

Boasting some 32 pure electric car models produced by a dozen local manufacturers, China is the world’s largest EV market. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the market for pure EVs expanded by 65.1% in 2016 to over 409,000 units. It seems every zero emission carmaker …

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Leaked photos of the Tesla Model 3 ignite an internet power struggle

Tesla’s secrecy about its new car is making people go a little crazy<p>Yesterday afternoon, popular gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee tweeted out a link to an article on a Tesla fan site of new leaked photos of the upcoming, hotly anticipated Model 3 electric car. “Yo Tesla Model 3 looks better and …

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Tesla’s next big thing might be… internet radio?

If a new report from <i>Recode</i> is right, Tesla’s next new product isn’t going to have one single wheel. The site is quoting industry sources as saying …

New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like

Tesla’s final Model 3 unveiling is set to take place next month, but an enterprising Redditor happened to spot a Model 3 charging at a Supercharger …

Tesla Model 3 design is “pretty much final,” plus new insights from a batch of high quality photos

Another day, another batch of Model 3 photos, and more new insights about the car’s design. This time the photos come from multiple posts on reddit by You You Xue, u/youyouxue, who spotted the Model 3 at the San Mateo supercharger and got several high quality photos which we’ll have a look at below.<p>…

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Tesla is reportedly closing a deal to make Shanghai its next car production center

Tesla has reportedly signed a preliminary agreement with the city of Shanghai to build its next Gigafactory there, according to a report from Bloomberg.<p>The deal would allow Tesla to begin construction of its facility near an industrial development zone in the outskirts of the Chinese …

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Tesla enthusiasts set hypermiling record after driving Model S 560 miles on a single charge

Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools completed the feat in just under 24 hours<p>Two people in Belgium have set a new “hypermiling” record for the Tesla Model S, after driving the car for 901.2 km (about 560 miles) on a single charge. In a blog post published Monday, Steven Peeters and Joeri Cools said they …

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Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team

Earlier this year Tesla announced engineer Chris Lattner would leave Apple and lead its Autopilot engineering team, but just five months later he is departing. Lattner, the designer of Apple's Swift programming language, tweeted "Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all," while Tesla …

Tesla crash report shows driver kept his hands off the wheel nearly the whole trip

The man killed in a Tesla Model S crash in May 2016 wasn't heeding Tesla's security advice despite being warned by the car numerous times, an in-depth investigation has shown.<p>Former Navy SEAL and Tesla enthusiast Joshua Brown was driving on the highway near Williston, Florida, when his Model S hit …

How to choose the right smartwatch for you

Your wrist deserves the best.<p>When choosing a smartphone, you'll find lots of models to compare and contrast—at least you know whatever handset you pick will be able to perform the same standard tasks, such as making calls, sending texts, and running your favorite apps. When it comes to …

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Tesla Model S is the epitome of a tablet on wheels

What a tablet in a car should be<p><i>Cars have become expensive, rolling gadgets that are full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets?</i> <i>In our new series, ScreenDrive</i><i>, we'll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use.</i><p>The …

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Tesla Model 3 Week: Interior Images, Apple Car, Test Drives

This past week, Tesla informed future Model 3 owners about upcoming test drives. And, as usual, fresh Model 3 release candidate images appeared. There was also lots of chatter (some from Apple) about Apple EV projects.<p><b>Dash images:</b> The Model 3′s spartan dash and single screen have become somewhat of …

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Tesla is changing the electric grid

From CNET Magazine: The next power plant could be that giant battery in your garage.<p>There's a good chance flipping on the light switch 10 years from now will feel just as ordinary as it did for your parents and grandparents.<p>But behind the scenes, a radically different system for sending electrons …

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