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Tesla crash may have triggered battery fire, Swiss firefighters say

Meanwhile, WSJ says tech for detecting Autopilot abuse was rejected

Swiss firefighters said on Monday that the impact in a fatal accident involving a Tesla electric car may have set off a fire in the vehicle's battery.

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A list of Tesla car fires since 2013

Fatal Florida crash is the latest

Electric carmaker Tesla has seen a number of its vehicles catch fire in the past five years. The latest fire involves a 2014 Tesla Model S immediately igniting after a high-speed crash. Two teenagers died. Here is a list of known incidents of Tesla vehicles catching fire since 2013:

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Tesla Powerwall expands EV battery tech to homes, businesses

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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New pictures of Tesla's not-yet-open battery swap station

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: Tesla Gigafactory location announcement coming late 2014

Panasonic now convinced big battery cost reductions possible

Tesla's Gigafactory is going to be a huge deal. So huge, in fact, that Tesla's not going to announce where it will be located until later this year. You may remember that, just a month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that, "The No. 1 thing is we want to minimize the risk timing for the Gigafactory to get up and running." Well, apparently getting the timing right doesn't mean rushing to get things done before they're ready.

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Tesla pulling plug on Toyota RAV4 EV battery deal

The future of the Toyota RAV4 EV appears to be in doubt. Tesla supplies the EVs battery packs, and it says that production ends later this year.

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Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?

Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

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Tesla Roadster facing 'brick' battery problems?

Here's a new worry for electric car owners: bricking your new, expensive ride.

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Report: Tesla CTO confirms building two mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda. During the conversation, he revealed that a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit was under construction. Tesla's Chief Technology Officer, J.B. Straubel, has confirmed this to CNN Money, saying that the Silicon Valley company is indeed preparing two mule vehicles for Toyota. Tesla battery packs, power electronics and motors are being installed into Toyota bodies.

CTO Straubel confirms Tesla is building two electric vehicle mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda where he revealed a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit was under construction. Tesla CTO JB Straubel has now told CNN Money that the Silicon valley company is preparing two mule vehicles for Toyota. Tesla battery packs, power electronnics and motors are being installed into Toyota bodies.

Toyota already building EV prototype with Tesla battery pack?

During a interview with a group of American media this afternoon in Nagoya, Japan, Toyota president Akio Toyoda revealed that his company is already in the process of building a prototype electric vehicle with a Tesla battery pack. The statement came in response to questions about the relationship between Toyota and Tesla. As time ran out, we did not have an opportunity for further follow-up or clarification.

REPORT: Panasonic will supply batteries for the Tesla Model S

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REPORT: Tesla Model S was designed with battery swaps in mind

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REPORT: Tesla Model S could have 95 kWh battery pack

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