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    Recharge Wrap-up: Saleen renames its Tesla, Nissan announces "No Charge To Charge" in Atlanta
    Car2go Reaches 13,000 Members In Brooklyn, Launches Mobile Access 1416920520

    Saleen has renamed its Tesla Model S the Saleen ST and has added a version the P85D to its modified lineup. Formerly called the Saleen FourSixteen, referencing the car's 416 horsepower, the ST stands for "Saleen Tesla." While the ST receives no increase in output, modifications include ...

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    Rumormill: Is Tesla under investigation from the SEC? *UPDATE
    Probes Reporter Thinks It's On To Something With FOIA Requests 1416873600

    UPDATE: Tesla spokesperson LIz Jarvis-Shean told AutoblogGreen that "We don't comment on rumor and speculation." Let's call this one unsubstantiated at best. Probes Reporter is a site that tries to figure out what's going on behind the scenes by filing a number of Freedom of Information Act ...

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    Report: How Tesla is getting around Michigan's 'no sales' law
    Turns Out, Canada Is Right Next Door 1416848460

    A fully-charged Tesla Model S can get from Detroit to Toronto if the driver doesn't have a lead foot. A more important US-Canada city tour would be from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, which is only a two-mile journey through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. This is key, because Tesla is thinking some ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Couple wins Toyota Mirai; Tesla Gigafactory wages reported
    National Biodiesel Board Elects Leadership; DOE Reports Progress In Hydrogen Production 1416661200

    A couple who won a Toyota Mirai at the Los Angeles Auto Show are among the first people to own the new fuel-cell sedan. Marianne Ellis bought the winning ticket - auctioned off by the Environmental Media Association to fund environmental programs - as a possible 30th anniversary gift for her ...

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    Video: Elon Musk goes deep, says 'Nobody should be CEO forever'
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    When someone achieves as much as Elon Musk has, it's easy to become fascinated not just with what the person is doing, but who that person is on a personal level. Sure, many of us are curious about what the future of Tesla or SpaceX looks like from inside the mind of its CEO, but some of us are ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla details factory expansion; Ford and SunPower raise money for Sierra Club
    Volkswagen Reports Environmental Program Is Doing Well; Beijing's EV Registration Lottery Flops; Dealer Protection Laws Hurt EV Adoption 1416495420

    Tesla has revealed the details of the upgrade of its Fremont, CA factory. One major change is the addition of a dedicated production space for the dual-motor P85D version of the Model S. Robots will be doing the battery installation on the Model S to save some time, and new export docks allow ...

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    Elon Musk shuts down speculation that Falcon Wing doors will disappear
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    Since learning that deliveries of the Model X from Tesla Motors would now be delayed until sometime next summer, speculation has focused on the rear doors of the electric SUV as the likely source of the problem. We think this is a pretty good assumption considering that CEO Elon Musk said as much ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S reduces colors with new options
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    The Tesla Model S is no longer a "green" car. Or brown, for that matter. Call it a case of streamlining. The California-based automaker will reduce the option choices for the Model S by reducing the number of variants and colors available on its only production vehicle. Elon Musk made the ...

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    Report: Tesla wants court to dismiss Georgia dealer lawsuit
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    Like the fire that forced Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara to flee Atlanta in Gone With the Wind, the battle between Tesla Motors and Georgia's auto dealers is heating up. In late August, the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association (GADA), which represents about 500 dealerships, filed a petition ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla battery drain reported; ELF two-seater solar trike
    KiOR Biofuel Company Bankrupt; Car2go To Hit 1 Million Users; VIA eREV Vans EPA Certified 1415980260

    Biofuel company KiOR has filed for bankruptcy. KiOR, which was born out of a partnership between Khosla Ventures and Dutch biofuel startup BIOeCON, has debts numbering $261.31 million, with just $58.27 million in assets. The company produced biocrude from cellulosic biomass, but was unable to ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: AutoNation CEO calls anti-Tesla laws unnecessary, Common Pence donates subway money
    Volkswagen Highlights Broad Efficiency Plans 1415883660

    Volkswagen has presented a list of near-term technologies to improve fuel economy and decrease emissions. The list includes an addition to a coasting function in its stop-start system, a 10-speed DSG transmission and a more power-dense four-cylinder TDI engine. Volkswagen aims to be the world's ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: BMW integrates EV charging into streetlights, EV Fleet debuts electric pickup
    RFA Calls Out Retailers On E85 Price Gouging; Stock Expert Predicts A Tesla In Every Garage 1415656500

    BMW has unveiled prototypes of LED streetlights that also serve as EV charging stations. "Light and Charge is a simple and innovative solution to naturally integrate a reliable network of charging stations in the city," says BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer. Connected to the ChargeNow network, they're ...

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    Official: Tesla will 'probably' raise Model S price in Europe
    CFO Deepak Ahuja Says Weak Euro Hurting Profits 1415624460

    The price for the Tesla Model S around Europe started higher than the US price but then went down. On a recent conference call with investors last week, CEO Elon Musk said that the future price will be going up. Probably. The hike is unlikely to be major, and Musk said that it's all part of the ...

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    SEMA: Unplugged Performance Tesla Model S is a blue-sky mod
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    Sitting outside in the sun at the SEMA show this week was the modified Tesla Model S from Unplugged Performance . As we noted a few days ago, this company wants to be known as the "AMG of Tesla" and has made a few changes to the standard S to try and claim the title. You can read about those ...

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    This is why Tesla doesn't release monthly sales numbers
    CEO Elon Musk Says, 'Media Tends To Read All Sorts Of Nonsense Into The Deliveries' 1415387700

    While most automakers that sell vehicles in the US release a flurry of numbers at the beginning of every month to tell us how many cars and trucks they've sold, Tesla Motors has resisted following the herd. This can be frustrating for those of us who like to look at some cold, hard numbers, but ...

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    Tesla Model X delayed thanks to Model S production lessons
    CEO Elon Musk Names Falcon Wing Doors As One Potential Issue 1415306700

    Besides the third-quarter sales figures for the Model S this year, the big news from the Tesla investor earnings call yesterday was another delay of the Model X electric SUV. CEO Elon Musk made it clear in his letter to investors that he did not want to "bring a product to market that does not ...

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    Official: Tesla Model X delayed, again, but Musk says Model S demand remains high
    Company Delivers More EVs In 3Q Than Ever Before 1415230560

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk made one thing clear today as he announced his company's third-quarter sales figures: the company has more than enough demand for its luxury electric vehicles and its main problem is getting production ramped up. In fact, Tesla expects Model S orders and deliveries to increase ...

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    Video: Tesla Model S scores 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash test
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    If you've been aching to see more Tesla Model S crash test videos, it's your lucky day. The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) safety agency has announced that the EV scored a 5-star safety rating in a new battery of tests. And it released the video footage for you to "enjoy," which ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model S races TVR Tuscan S, Chicago considers E15
    Continental, SK Innovation Might End Battery Partnership; Chargemaster Installs Wiltshire Charging Network 1415192040

    Continental might end a partnership with Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation due to low demand. Lower-than-expected growth and an abundance of competition have cast a shadow over the partners' plans to supply lithium ion batteries for electric cars. Continental CFO Wolfgang Schaefer sees ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Volt makes up third of Quebec Chevy dealerships sales, Tesla seeks Aussie talent
    Electric Turbochargers Are Future Of Fuel Efficiency; US Crude Futures Tumble 1415142000

    A Chevrolet dealership in Quebec has had the Volt make up 35 percent of its sales so far this year. Bourgeois Chevrolet in Rawdon, Quebec received recognition for the feat at the 2014 Electric Vehicle Conference, where it won the award for Leading Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Dealership. To ...

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