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    REPORT: Tesla planning to launch 2011 Roadster in more right-hand export markets
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    Tesla Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the long-anticipated right-hand-drive Roadster is coming in the first quarter of 2010 and will be available in both standard and Sport guise. The first market that's slated for electrification is, as you ...

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    Elon Musk: "Golden handcuffs" require I stay through Model S launch
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    For a guy who allegedly wants a lot of the credit for creating Tesla Motors, Elon Musk certainly doesn't seem to like the job of being its CEO. As part of Daimler's investment deal with Tesla, Musk needed to commit to staying on as Tesla's CEO at least until the Model S launches in 2011. Musk told ...

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    Ex-Tesla communications director Vespremi puts the automaker in historical context
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    While things have been quiet on the Tesla legal front in the battle for recognition between Martin Eberhard and Elon Musk, some of the bystanders in the saga are continuing to come forward with their takes of the story. Earlier this week, we heard from Tesla's former senior vice president of ...

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    Ford, Nissan, Tesla all big winners in DoE advanced technology loans
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    Ford Focus EV Mule - Click above for high-res gallery
    The U.S. Department of Energy has finally announced the first recipient of low interest loans under its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Incentive Program. The first recipient is Ford, and analysts believe the DoE will award sums to ...

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    Elon fires back at Eberhard in Tesla lawsuit's latest twist
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    Shortly after Tesla Motors co-founder Martin Eberhard filed a lawsuit against Tesla Motors and its Chairman, Product Architect and CEO Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley automaker had this to say:This lawsuit is a fictionalized, inaccurate account of Tesla's early years -- it's twisted and wrong, and we ...

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    REPORT: Tesla Motors valued at $1 billion
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    Wondering how much Tesla Motors might be worth on the open market? It would seem the actual figure would depend you who you ask. Based on the assumption that Daimler paid $50 million for nine-percent of Tesla, the Silicon Valley automaker would theoretically be worth $550 million.According to ...

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    BREAKING: Martin Eberhard sues Elon Musk and Tesla for libel, slander and breach of contract
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    The only thing surprising about Martin Eberhard's latest move is that it took so long to happen. Eberhard was co-founder of Tesla Motors along with Mark Tarpenning, and he was ousted from the company in November 2007 by then-chairman Elon Musk. Musk has never been one to hide his feelings about ...

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    Convoy of Tesla Roadsters in California commemorates 500th delivery [w/VIDEO]
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    UPDATE: Added Speed and Motion HD Video after the jump

    Tesla Roadster convoy - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Just what do you call a gathering of 30 or so Tesla Roadsters all in one place? A gaggle? A flock? After taking a look at the photos of such an event from our friends at Speed and ...

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    Tesla Motors and Lotus announce matching recall notices
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    Tesla Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tesla Motors has announced its first-ever recall, affecting all 345 Roadsters the Silicon Valley automaker produced in 2008. According to the official recall notice from the NHTSA, the rear hub flange bolts on some vehicles may not be ...

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    VIDEO: Letterman meet Musk, Musk meet Letterman. Got it? Good. Let's all hate on Chevrolet's Volt
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    Click on the image above to watch the video
    Elon Musk brought out the Tesla Model S for its big New York debut last night, and Late Night talk show host David Letterman got a real "charge" out of it. Musk appeared on the Late Show and it was kind of strange to watch. Letterman had some kind of ...

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    Can the Tesla Model S be profitable at $57,400? Not according to these calculations...
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tesla Motors' charismatic frontman, Elon Musk, will be showing up on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight to dazzle America's TV audience with his gorgeous all-electric sedan. Tesla says that when the Model S goes on sale at an ...

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    VIDEO: Tesla CEO 99 percent sure of DOE loan, calls NYT writer "a huge douchebag"
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    Since it was announced that the highly quotable Bob Lutz would be departing from his General Motors management spotlight, automotive bloggers and reporters everywhere have been mourning the loss of an executive with such an exquisite way with words. Now it appears that the pining may have been ...

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    Tesla CEO vows to personally refund deposits if there's an "Armageddon scenario"
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    Here's Tesla's Elon Musk, speaking in March (and just published in Car and Driver):

    Even in the worst case of an Armageddon scenario, I'll personally refund people [their money] if need be. While the U.S. federal government needs to step in and guarantee the warranties for General Motors and ...

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    Tesla Model S: $50,000 EV sedan seats seven, 300-mile range, 0-60 in 5.5s
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been a long and difficult road, but Tesla Motors has made it to unveiling No. 2. After a lot of hype and delivery of 250 Tesla Roadsters, the company's Model S was unveiled today in Hawthorne, California. Tesla was incredibly ...

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    Elon Musk reportedly sets trap for loose lipped Tesla employees
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    The breathless style of writing at which Valleywag has made a name for itself isn't the sort of thing we often link to, but we'll make an exception today. According to the Gawker team, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not making any friends in his own company; in fact, Valleywag claims that Musk recently ...

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    Tesla Roadster on sale in Canada as of... today, deliveries start in Q4 '09
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    Click above for more images of the Tesla Roadster testing in the snow
    Canada has not always been the friendliest territory for electric cars, but that's changing. After the Tesla empire officially expanded to Chicago yesterday, the company has announced it will join the northern rush and is now ...

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    Dang, Bubba! Secret Service nixes Tesla drive for Bill Clinton
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    Former president Bill Clinton came this close to joining fellow politicos like Arnold Schwartzenegger and Gordon Brown as veterans of the Tesla Roadster Test Drive Club.At a recent event put on by Shangri La Industries (a green building contractor) at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport, Clinton was on ...

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    New Tesla Model S teaser surfaces, our friend Jason orders two!
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    Click above to view enhanced version of Tesla Model S teaser
    Over at Jason Calacanis' blog, a new teaser shot of the Tesla Model S has surfaced that shows a bit more detail of the car's greenhouse profile. According to Jason, the photo was emailed to buyers of the Signature 100 cars, of which he ...

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    Tesla lifts the skirt on the Model S, full exposure coming March 26
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/First_Look_Tesla_Model_S_all_electric_sedan_teaser_image'; A couple months back, we got a glimpse of the rear bumper of Tesla's Model S via a BusinessWeek article on the company. Early this morning, we finally got an official ...

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    Tesla to unveil Model S on March 26, hopes for DOE money by summer
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    In a newsletter distributed today by Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk provides an update on the business including an announcement that a driveable prototype of the Model S would be unveiled on March 26. The Model S reveal will take place at the Southern California headquarters of Musk's other company, ...

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