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    Confirmed: Tesla 3 Series-fighter to be named Model III

    Tesla really is a unique automaker. Usually when a new model is confirmed, there are big press announcements touting a company's latest, greatest vehicle and everything it can do for consumers. Elon Musk's electric car company likes to do things a little differently, though. Instead, the CEO gave ...

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    Report: Dealers claim factory-owned Tesla stores are illegal

    Unlike typical dealers, Tesla has a network of "stores" and "retail stores." While reservations can be made for a new Model S or Roadster at the retail store, Tesla says other versions of the store merely direct potential customers to make their reservation online. Most of these boutique-style ...

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    Exclusive: In deep with Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Financials, Falcon doors and finding faults in the Model S

    Tesla Motors Elon Musk spends about half his working life – i.e., almost all of his waking hours – in his office at SpaceX in Los Angeles. The automotive CEO is, after all, also in charge of the rocket company, which means that he's thinking about a lot more than just ramping up ...

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    Report: Tesla libel suit against Top Gear fails again

    Tesla and the company's lawyers are nothing if not determined. After a judge smacked down the electric vehicle manufacturer's libel suit against the BBC and Top Gear for comments made about the range of the Tesla Roadster, the automaker rallied with a second, amended lawsuit. It didn't take long ...

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    Followup: Tesla bricked battery story may have a short circuit

    Yesterday's outrageous attack on electric vehicles didn't come from the GOP (for a change), but from a seemingly disinterested blogger, one Michael Degusta. His charges against Tesla include suggesting that its cars will have "eventual, inevitable, catastrophic battery failure," lambasting the ...

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    Report: Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?

    Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride. Using a word taken from the computer world, to "brick" an EV means to make your electronic device inoperable. In the case of an EV, it would mean to run the battery state of charge so far down that nothing works ...

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    Report: Next Tesla Roadster delayed until after mass-market EV launch

    With the demise of the Lotus Elise in the United States, the Tesla Roadster's fate was sealed. With no chassis rolling out of Hethel, Tesla had to end production of the Roadster and shift its focus to the Model S and the just-revealed Model X. But some kind of Roadster successor has always been ...

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    Exclusive: This is the last Tesla Roadster

    Four years and 2,600 Roadsters later, Tesla is putting its first production vehicle out to pasture at the end of this year. But how do you celebrate the last of a breed? A sports car that put Tesla on the map? With a special edition, of course. And the Roadster you see here isn't just one of five ...

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    Report: Court rules Top Gear did not libel Tesla

    Tesla's libel suit against Top Gear was dealt a crushing blow with London's court ruling that no Top Gear viewer would have reasonably assumed the Tesla Roadster's on-track performance on the show relates to its real-world capabilities. As you might recall, Top Gear's review of the Roadster ...

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    Video: Artists create amazing "reverse graffiti" car art using pollution and a power washer

    Marc Cameron and Paul "Moose" Curtis, are an artistic twosome that are exceedingly skilled at turning dirt, grime and muck into art. In fact, the pair have teamed up to create our favorite kind of art – the sort that features automobiles as the subject. Starting with a spot on a ...

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    Video: Together at last - Tesla Model S and Roadster hit the road

    Plug your ears and keep your eyes glued to the screen. What we present here is rare footage of a Tesla Model S and a Tesla Roadster side-by-side on a picturesque, chicane-filled road. The music, in typical Tesla fashion, drowns out any automotive noise, including the wondrous whirring that ...

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    Report: Will Tesla and others lose federal 'hardship' airbag exemption?

    Low-volume automakers like Lamborghini and Tesla Motors may soon lose an exemption that allows them to sell cars in the United States with below-standard airbags. The exemption was granted on financial hardship grounds. Now, though, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the ...

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    Top Gear presents its side of story about Tesla Roadster [w/video]

    Tesla has gone to great lengths to publicize its libel suit against Top Gear for the program's 2008 review of the Tesla Roadster. The suit claims that TG's review of the car was rigged, and its assertion that the car doesn't work in the real world had been decided even before Clarkson drove the ...

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    Tesla sues BBC for libel over rigged Top Gear test

    Let's put this out there: Tesla Motors is a feisty little company. When General Motor tried to trademark "range anxiety," the electric automaker said, "You can have it." Tesla has also had a long-standing beef with the BBC TV show Top Gear, largely because of that memorable 2008 review of the ...

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    Tesla catches Christmas spirit, gives away hundreds of Roadsters [w/video]

    Radio-controlled Tesla Roadster – Click above to watch video after the jump
    In spite of being busy making deals, preparing the Tesla factory and watching the stock price shoot up, the upstart automaker has still found time to remember the people who helped get it where it is today – ...

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    Tesla takes a tip from BMW, creates psychedelic Roadster art car

    Laurence Gartel's Tesla Roadster art car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We love ourselves some art cars. Be it a Warhol-liveried BMW M1 or a crochet-covered Morris Minor, few things flip our collective switch quite like the melding of art and automobiles. Tesla has introduced its ...

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    Tesla reports increased revenue, but loses money on Model S development

    Tesla Motors is happy with its third quarter results, which boast a 10 percent increase in revenue from last quarter's $28.4 million to $31.2 million, an improved gross margin of 30 percent from 22 percent previously, and a net loss of $34.9 million compared to its second quarter figure of $38.5 ...

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    Video: Boy receives shock and awe from Tesla Roadster

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    Do you remember the exact moment when you discovered that you loved the automobile? We're not so sure we can pin down that exact moment ourselves, but this video shows the precise second that one young man earns his wheels. A camera fixed on the face ...

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    Tesla recalling 439 Roadsters over auxiliary cable problems

    Tesla is recalling some 439 Roadsters after discovering a redundant 12v auxiliary cable rubbing against a carbon fiber panel on a customer car. The cable, which helps power a variety of auxiliary electrical systems if the primary cable fails, will be inspected and fitted with a protective sleeve. ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage revisits the Tesla Roadster

    Tesla Roadster on Jay Leno's Garage, take 2.5 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Jay Leno gets the updated version of the Tesla Roadster, version 2.5, for a spell in the garage, which goes from a two-speed to a single speed transmission, has some revised bodywork front an back, ...


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