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That Battery Plant Is Really, Really Big. It's Also Quite Large.

A new video shows the new Tesla Gigafactory from the air, and gives a sense of just how big this battery plant is going to be.

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EV Maker Will Hire Estimated 6,500 For Massive Facility

Tesla starts hiring for engineering, facility management positions for Gigafactory near Reno.

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Bill Goes Into Effect Oct. 1 With A Four-Dealership Maximum For Tesla

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs bill into law allowing Tesla Motors direct-to-consumer sales.

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Dozens Of Places To Plug In Around Beijing, Shanghai

Tesla picks up momentum in China with more destination charging stations.

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And Why Established Automakers Haven't Done It

Many automakers have announced electric models with 200 miles or more range will arrive in their showrooms in the next couple years. Are any of these "Tesla beaters", or are they pretenders to the throne. Also, what's taken them so long to get with the battery-powered program?

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Tesla Buys Company To Help Make Metal Parts For Undisclosed Price

The first acquisition for Tesla Motors is Michigan tool-and-die maker Riviera Tool LLC, which may be renamed Tesla Tool & Die.

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CEO Elon Musk Unveils New $3,500 Stationary Energy Storage Device

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery system will be a 10-kWh home backup energy for just $3,500. For industrial use, the PowerPack can be as large as you need it to be.

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GM Cites Unequal Standards, But Tesla Still Gets Four-Store Approval

Tesla Motors' automaker-to-customer bill approval in Maryland almost gets sidetracked by General Motors' lobbying.

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Nevada May Spend $10 Million To Educate Workers

Tesla is already boosting Reno-area minimum wages because of planned payment scale at Gigafactory, and the state of Nevada is talking about millions of dollars of worker investment.

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Station Helps Automaker Gain California ZEV Credits

Tesla Motors' California battery-swapping station remains under 'pilot-program' status.

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All-Electric Series Announces New Investor; CEO Still Seeks Tesla

Five races into a frenetic first season, the CEO of Formula E racing was ready for a victory lap Tuesday afternoon.

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EV Maker Looks To Boost Deliveries By 70 Percent This Year

Tesla last year almost doubled its workforce to about 10,200 employees as it gets ready to increase production.

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Demands Include In-State Service Center, No Dealer Relationship

Arizona legislators take one small step closer to allowing Tesla to sell cars in the state.

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Elon Musk just announced he's going to build a hyperloop test track in Texas and the possibility of a pod racing series for students. Could it be he gets the state government to allow Tesla stores in return?

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Improvements include bigger battery, aerodynamic improvements and low rolling resistence tires

Following a heads-up given by CEO Elon Musk last week on Twitter, the company has now shared some details of a new upgrade it will be making available for its electric sports coupe sometime in 2015. Together, the enhancements should offer a 40-50 percent range improvement and give Roadsters a 400-mile range under certain conditions.

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Not too long after Tesla stepped in to scoop up some of the engineers left behind as Ford, GM and Toyota announced shuttering production Down Under, the California-based EV company will start selling its Model S in Australia. Beginning Tuesday, December 9, sales will begin in Sydney, bringing a California-style plug-in change to the country's automotive landscape.

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The Tesla Model S is no longer a "green" car. Or brown, for that matter. Call it a case of streamlining.

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Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition to prevent Tesla from selling its electric vehicles in the state. Tesla is now requesting a Georgia judge to throw out the petition, the Atlanta Business Chronicle says.

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Lower Lease Cost Applies Even If You Keep The EV

Tesla Motors is offering an enticing deal for potential buyers who might not be entirely sure whether they actually want to own a Model S for the long term. A deal through US Bank not only lowers the cost to lease the EV but also turns leasing the brand's electric sedan into a long-term rental.

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UC Davis Finds Room For Improvement

If Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk was an I-told-you-so type of guy, here's his chance to do so. It turns out that plug-in vehicle buyers are generally less satisfied with their dealership experience than conventional-vehicle buyers. And the dealers themselves don't like the process much, either. So says a study from the University of California, Davis.

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Bills To Prevent Direct Vehicle Sales Moving Through Legislature

If you figured the home of the US car industry would be against messing with the age-old, franchised-dealer auto distribution system, you'd be right. Michigan, home to the Big Three US automotive companies (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, now Fiat Chrysler), is moving towards officially disallowing companies like Tesla Motors from selling their cars directly to consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tesla will naturally fight this, but it's one more challenge for the California-based a

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