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Tesla makes changes to Model S and X - 85-kWh battery, vegan seats

No more leather seating.

New standard features and options packages are available in the Model S and Model X.

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Tesla worked with PETA on synthetic leather for Model X

You Can Also Special Order A Vegan Model S

Thanks to PETA, Tesla will make synthetic leather an option for the Model X. You'll still need to jump through hoops to keep animals out of your Model S.

Vegan car shoppers try to steer clear of leather

Tesla Shareholders Get A Model S Without Leather

Tesla Motors shareholders Mark Peters and Elizabeth Farrell Peters asked for a Model S without leather, and got one.

Tesla shareholder meeting sees vegan revolt, CFO retirement [w/video]

We Also Learn Of Liquid-Cooled Supercharger Cables And Other Tidbits

The 2015 Tesla shareholder meeting just happened, and as with so many events with CEO Elon Musk addressing a crowd, we get some insight into the the car company's products and prospects. We've taken copious notes and relay to you the most pertinent points.

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Elon Musk: "I am not the kale eating overlord of Mars"

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and chief designer of space exploration technologies for SpaceX, had a lighthearted umbrage moment with an affront made on him and his space travel company, recently. It wasn't really the request made by animal rights group PETA that SpaceX trips to Mars only offer passengers vegan meals, it was how writer Amy Tennery ended her article with a quick side note: "unless Elon

Eating his words: Michael Pollan retracts Hummer-vegan/Prius-meat-eater comment

Want to give your public pronouncement a little zing? Try throwing in the words Hummer and Prius and imply that the SUV is better for the earth than the Prius. CNW sure knows the value of making the false claim. Last week, author Michael Pollan tried a similar trick when he said at the 2009 Poptech conference that, "A vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint than a beef eater in a Prius.

Chevy describes its car as "vegetarian" in TV ad

I saw a TV commercial for a Chevy flex fuel car last night. The format for the ad was a lot like the Chevy Volt commercial: kids learning about a car outdoors with a teacher. The interesting part of the ad was the teacher's description of the flex fuel car as "vegetarian." I find the description of a GM car as vegetarian odd considering the Hummer, which, like Chevy is a unit of GM