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    Report: Tesla Model S vulnerable to hackers?
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    Next time you walk by a parked Tesla and its sunroof is opening and closing with nobody sitting inside or around it, you could be witnessing a hacker moment. For all of its strengths as a car, the Model S reportedly has a weak spot: the security of its API (application programming interface) ...

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    Report: Tesla considers adding overseas production
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    Tesla is currently using the old General Motors/Toyota NUMMI facility in California for Model S production, and despite the brand's rapid growth, it's still not coming close to approaching the full 500,000-unit production capacity of that former facility. Still, the EV manufacturer is shopping ...

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    Followup: NHTSA rebuffs 'best ever' crash test claim by Tesla [w/video]
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    In response to Tesla's claim that the Model S is the safest car ever tested, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a statement clearing up how it rates cars. While not denying that the Model S is a very safe car, the agency said that its rating system is only between one ...

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    Report: Tesla to be named Tuosule in China
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    Tesla is not Tesla anymore, at least in China. The Palo Alto-based manufacturer has apparently given up on the fight over its name, for the time being. The name "Tesla" was trademarked by one Zhan Baosheng in 2006, while the American EV company didn't attempt to claim it until 2009 (we reported ...

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    Official: Tesla says Model S crash test score is best NHTSA has ever recorded
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    We found out a couple of weeks ago that the Tesla Model S aced the crash tests administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. What we didn't know until Tesla filled in some of the details is that the Model S scored more than five stars on the way to recording the best result ...

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    Report: Tesla working to eliminate side mirrors
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    Of all the concept car technologies, one of our favorites has been the deletion of side-view mirrors in favor of video cameras. Besides improving the look of the car, it'd lower drag and improve fuel economy. However, cost, available technology, and most importantly, the government, stand in the ...

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    Report: Tesla to introduce all-wheel-drive Model S in 2014?
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    The Model X sport utility vehicle may not be the first all-wheel-drive Tesla to hit the market. According to The Verge, Tesla is working on an AWD version of its Model S sedan. Currently, the Model S is only available with rear-wheel drive, but sources in the know at Tesla reportedly have said ...

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    Report: Trademark trolls cause headache for Tesla in China
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    It happened to Apple when it first tried to enter the Chinese market, and now it's happening to electric vehicle maker Tesla: the automaker's name has already been registered in China by trademark trolls, reports Want China Times. Trademark trolls are people or organizations that register company ...

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    Report: Tesla buys test track adjacent to its factory
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    Two months ago, Tesla hired Chris Porritt to be the vice president of its vehicle engineering program. Tesla's purchase last week of a 35-acre parcel abutting its factory in Fremont, California will give Porritt, formerly the boss of Aston Martin's Vehicle Engineering team (he's the father of the ...

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    Report: Akerson calls for GM tech to stymie Tesla
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    Electric vehicle maker Tesla has had some good days lately as sales of the Model S have exceeded expectations as much as the company's profits, thanks in no small part to innovative thinking that has resulted in mass sales of ZEV credits to other manufacturers, free charging stations, 90-second ...

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    Report: Tesla could make 800 Model S EVs a week by late 2014
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    Tesla continues to impress, with high demand pushing the small, California-based company well beyond its initial projections of 400 Model S EVs per week. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, "We're above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it." If things continue at the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #338 with Damon Lavrinc of Wired
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    With guest host Damon Lavrinc, Tesla battery swaps, tech in cars, Rob Siegel interview Episode #338 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, otherwise known as Podcastus Gigantus. This week, Dan Roth and Zach Bowman are joined by former Autoblog colleague and current Wired Autopia editor Damon Lavrinc ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S costs one nickel per drag race [w/video]
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    Historically, the intersection between electric vehicles and drag racing has been really small – or so we guess, at least. But the advent of Tesla in the auto marketplace, and the subsequent performance offered up to drivers by way of battery-powered cars, has caused even racy publications ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #335
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    Porsche Macan, Rolls-Royce SUV, Tesla expands Superchargers, Mitsubishi Attrage, 2014 Toyota Corolla Episode #335 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the explosion of luxury SUVs and crossovers from the Porsche Macan to the rumored ...

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    Report: Tesla loses fight to set up its own dealers in Texas
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    For a while there, it seemed like Tesla could do no wrong. But despite repaying its Department of Energy loans early, surging stock prices and even announcing a vast network of proposed Superchargers, Tesla is still in the fight of its life for how to get its cars sold. According to Automotive ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #335 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #335 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 ...

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    Report: Musk sticking to plan for 'affordable' Tesla model
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    By now, we've all heard that Tesla has repaid its loan from the US Department of Energy – nine years ahead of schedule – and the Model S is selling well enough to put at least a little fear into Audi, but what's next? Well there's the Model X crossover slated for late next year, but ...

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    Report: Move over Audi, now Chrysler has a beef with Tesla's claims
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    In the same week that Audi said "not so fast" to some claims from Tesla, Chrysler has responded to a new press release from the California-based EV-maker by saying "not exactly, Tesla." The statement, released through the company's blog, comes in response to Tesla claiming it was "the only ...

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    Opinion: CO2 credits: The ultimate rebate?
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    Time For Buyers To Have Some Skin In The EV Game Politicians know that $8- or $9-a-gallon gas like in Europe would end their careers. The back-and-forth between those writing the fuel economy rules and auto manufacturers is designed to see how far the CO2 regulations can be pushed without ...

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    Read This: Wall Street loves Tesla's Elon Musk, values the brand higher than Fiat
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    Tesla's value on the stock market far exceeds the number of vehicles it contributes to the automotive market. According to a report from Automotive News, Tesla is currently valued at $8.8 billion. Almost unbelievably, though we've never claimed to have a firm grasp on the inner workings of the ...

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