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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

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Elon Musk: The new Roadster will be Tesla's fastest car — but you'll have to wait

The Model S is one of the fastest cars out there, but it won't be Tesla's fastest for too long.<p>CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that Tesla's next-generation Roadster would beat the Model S when it came to speed. But he added that we shouldn't expect another Roadster for a few more years.<p>In February, …

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Elon Musk hints that the Tesla Model 3 will have more range than the Chevy Bolt

Though it can only fit a 75kWh battery pack<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted on Twitter today that the upcoming Model 3 electric car — which Musk said last year would get at least 215 miles of range — will have a greater range than its closest competitor, the Chevy Bolt, which can go an EPA-estimated 238 …

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Elon Musk Is Staying Up Late Thinking About Aliens

On Friday morning, SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk tweeted out an April 2016 <i>Inverse</i> article detailing new research focused around the Drake …

You can order Tesla's solar roof tiles in April

The electric-car company's solar roof efforts are beginning to take shape.<p>Tesla's hot new product, solar roof tiles, are about to hit the market.<p>That's the message from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted at an eager customer that orders will begin in April.<p>Tesla announced its solar roof tile …

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Why Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Among the World’s Greatest Leaders

<i>The staff of</i> Fortune <i>and a panel of experts recently assembled our annual list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Here’s a profile of one of …

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Elon Musk shares video of near-final Model 3, but says he won’t drive one

He tweeted a lot this morning<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk today shared the first video of what he calls a “release candidate” version of Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 electric car. We’ve seen Model 3 prototypes before, and this five-second clip doesn’t really show us anything new — but Musk enjoys feeding the …

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Elon Musk Had A Lot To Say About Model 3, And Some People Won't Be Happy About It

Long before Donald Trump became president, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had already mastered one of Trump’s tricks: Going straight to his audience over Twitter. Musk did it again this morning, revealing a bunch of details about the cars capabilities and features when it launches later this year. But in …

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Elon Musk: We Start Digging the Tunnel Under L.A. Next Month

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk initially floated the idea of going under traffic instead of over it during the first phase of the Hyperloop Pod …

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Elon Musk releases video of the first Model 3 release candidate drive

Elon Musk has released the very first images of the very first Tesla Model 3 release candidate. As we reported last week, Tesla started production of release candidate Model 3 vehicles, which are cars made almost entirely on production machines in order to test both the production process and the …

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‘Tesla has freed the electric car from its granola image’, says Daimler CEO

Daimler and Tesla have an interesting relationship. New Tesla fans might not know that Daimler actually saved the electric automaker from bankruptcy, according to CEO Elon Musk, when they invested $50 million for ~9% of the company back in 2009.<p>What is interesting is that despite this early show of …

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Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year

The Tesla Model 3 will eventually get a more performance-oriented option, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk says we can probably expect in around a year or so. The Model 3 tuned for better performance might inherit more of the muscle of the Model S, in a smaller, lighter package, but Musk says not to …

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SpaceX Is Trying To Find The Perfect Landing Site For Its Upcoming Mars Mission

SpaceX is looking at possible landing sites on Mars for an upcoming unmanned mission and, later manned missions to the surface.<p>In a presentation at …

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Elon Musk Shows Off the New Tesla Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave investors and customers a glimpse of the hotly anticipated Model 3 via a video on Twitter on Friday.<p>Just don't blink. The …

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Tesla Model 3 will not be available with all-wheel-drive dual motors at launch, says Elon Musk

Bad news for early Tesla Model 3 reservation holders who were hoping to order the vehicle with dual motor all-wheel-drive. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the dual motor Model 3 will not be available “until next year”.<p>It means that the vehicles planned for production in 2017 – starting in July – can …

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The Tesla Model 3 revealed in final prototype form in Musk tweet

Elon Musk today tweeted a brief video, embedded below, of his upcoming Model 3 mid-size EV sedan in what he described as a "release candidate version." What that means, if you're not familiar with software development lingo, is that the car you see is pretty much representative of the finalized …

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Tesla releases new video of a near-final Model 3, but Musk says car is overhyped

Tesla’s Model 3 will undoubtedly be an interesting and compelling car, but it’s not going to be the world-beater that some Tesla fans might otherwise …

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Elon Musk calls the Model 3 a cheaper Model S

Elon Musk clears up a misconception that the Model 3 is the next version of a Tesla by noting that the mass-market EV is just a "smaller, more …

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Elon Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for Solar Roofs in April

A key pillar in Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla and SolarCity is becoming a reality next month.<p>Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for the company’s Solar Roofs — entire roofs made of shingles with built-in solar cells — in April. We do not know, however, how long buyers will need to wait in …

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Elon Musk’s Tesla remains unmoved by government’s make in India pitch

<b>New Delhi:</b> India’s overtures to electric car maker Tesla Inc. to set up an Indian factory have failed to deliver results. The Palo Alto, US-based …

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Custom Tesla Model X With Bentley Red Interior Selling For $180K

If you thought the Tesla Model X was already too expensive in flagship form, wait until you get a load of this 2016 P90D model customized by T …

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Elon Musk on brink of ‘Wright Bros moment’

If the rocket Elon Musk’s SpaceX expects to launch next week looks familiar, that’s because it is. By Dana Hull.<p>Added by Agency Staff on 24 March …

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Elon Musk Says A Major Tesla Update is Coming Next Week

Tesla Motors is at it again by pushing the energy-efficient, all-electric envelope even further. After breaking records, building solar farms, and …

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Tesla Takes The Prestigious "Battery Innovator Of The Year" Award

<i>On behalf of Tesla, Kelty (left) accepts the International Battery Seminar’s ‘Battery Innovator of the Year’ award</i><p><b>TESLA WINS BATTERY INNOVATOR OF THE</b> …

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Two Tesla Model Xs Damaged After Chinese Transport Truck Collapses

Two white Tesla Model Xs have been badly damaged in China after the top level of a truck transporting them collapsed.<br>Read more »

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How Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Other Time-Crunched Entrepreneurs Find Inspiration

Billionaires and celebrities are human, too. Here's what they do to get back on top.<p>Mental grayness. Hazy thoughts. Unmotivated sluggishness.<p>We all know what it's like to feel down. When we wake up and still feel tired, when the afternoon lull hits us at our desk, when we get home from work …

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Elon Musk now says Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update is coming March 28-29

11 days ago, Elon Musk said that Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 software update will come in “about 10 days”. Today, he updated the ETA to next “Tuesday-Wednesday”, but owners don’t have their hopes up since the update has been delayed on several occasions since last December.<p>What is still unclear …

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Tesla might have real competition soon—meet the Lucid Air

Still a couple of years from production, but the prototype is very convincing.<p>It's still surprising that Tesla has had the high-end electric car …

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Tesla Gigafactory 1: new aerial picture shows latest progress at the battery factory

Three years into the project, Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is now more than 2 months into its first battery cell production. The factory is also now producing both Powerpack 2 and Powerwall 2 battery packs for stationary energy storage to use those new cells and finally, it is preparing for the …

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A Year After Elon Musk's Mars Show, the IAC Plans its Biggest Conference Ever

It’s hard to top SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outlining his plan to send the human species to Mars, but the International Astronautical Federation has …

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