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Texas Joins Arizona, Connecticut Where Lawmakers Debate Tesla Distribution Model

Some Texas lawmakers step up efforts to allow Tesla to sell electric vehicles directly to customers without third-party dealerships.

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Insiders claim that Apple is aiming for 2020 to launch its car, and the company reportedly has around 200 people working on the project.

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Electric-Vehicle Maker Gets Support on Both Sides of Political Divide

Conservative Koch Brothers, liberal Sierra Club agree that Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell direct to consumers.

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Firings Could Be On The Horizon

After selling 120 cars in China in January, Reuters reports that Elon Musk has sent an e-mail to Tesla managers in China threatening firings and demotions if they can't show "a clear path to positive long-term cash flow."

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Connecticut Legislators Say State Loses Business, Revenue to New York, MA

Connecticut legislators discuss allowing Tesla to directly sell electric vehicles within the state.

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Tesla Model X's Wing Doors' Hinges, Seals, Strength Continue to Be Tweaked

The Tesla Model X's falcon-wing doors are likely the primary reason why the debut of the all-electric SUV is being delayed.

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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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Bloomberg has the fascinating story on the hiring competition between Apple and Tesla for Silicon Valley's talent.

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Estimates of EVs' Monthly Sales Figures Are Often Way Off

Tesla's lack of transparency with its US sales figures leads to a lot of bad estimates by auto publications.

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Tesla is giving rear passengers in the Model S a bit more luxury and headroom with the new executive rear seat option that feature plusher, heated chairs. Cold-climate drivers should be a little happier too because a heated steering wheel is now included in the Subzero Weather Package.

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Though the Apple Watch is not yet on sale, software developers already have a version of the Tesla Model S iPhone App running for it. The functionality is somewhat limited at the moment, but it shows what could be possible from the gadget in the very near future.

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An over-the-air software upgrade for the Tesla Model S P85D sheds a tenth of a second off the model's already-quick acceleration to 60 mph. The single-motor P85 also get the improvement but with less significant improvements to the sprint.

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Says Lowering Costs To Make EVs Mainstream Is 'Not Possible'

New Zealander Ian Wright was one of the three original founders of Tesla Motors in 2003 and helped get Elon Musk to back the company the following year. But while Wright says Tesla has done "quite a lot better than I expected it would," he still doesn't fully support the position that simply lowering the price of electric cars will create mass adoption.

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An article in Seeking Alpha called "The Incredible Shrinking Tesla Disclosure" lays out the timelines and details to support one analyst's suspicion for why Tesla is removing hard numbers from its quarterly reports; namely, that Tesla doesn't want to show adverse developments in its business.

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Katie Fehrenbacher from GigaOm drove down to the Tesla's first battery-swap station in Coalinga, California to snap some photos and check on its progress. The station will be the first to begin a pilot program to conduct the three-minute pack swaps, and could restore Tesla's revenue stream of selling ZEV credits.

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Elon Musk was a success well before Tesla. He celebrated some of that early triumph by buying a McLaren F1, and cameras were there to watch as the iconic supercar was delivered.

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The Model X all-electric CUV is spotted testing in Alameda, California. The video wasn't taken up close, but it's still fun to watch and hear the tires squeal.

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The web is full of Elon Musk-themed merchandise from T-shirts to fish tank clocks. It's no wonder why: Tesla pulls in millions from its own gear shop, which hawks everything from coffee mugs to hats to professional cycling kits.

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We've Got Both SFW And NSFW Videos For You

Watch how Tesla P85D drivers puts smiles on faces and turn the air blue using only their right foot and a clear bit of road. In both safe-for-work, and not-safe-for-work flavors.

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Toyota Senior VP Bob Carter responds to recent comments by Tesla CEO Elon Musk that hydrogen fuel cells are "an extremely silly way to store energy" and that FCEV shortcomings will become plainly evident in the next few years.

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A guy on Airbnb is renting out his Tesla Model S for two people to sleep in for $85 a night. Safety shouldn't be a concern, because renters are locked in his garage during the night with two electric candles for light. Just be up by 8:00 AM because the host needs the Tesla to drive to work.

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