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    Tesla makes it to NASDAQ's Clean Edge Green Energy Index; fuel cell companies drop off
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    What is the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index? We had no idea it even existed until NASDAQ sent out a release today saying that electric car pioneer Tesla Motors had been added to it (along with smart grid company PowerSecure International and Vicor Corporation, which makes electric system ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz will build 500 A-Class E-Cells using Tesla batteries
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    The New York Times is reporting that Daimler has decided to proceed with production of a fleet of 500 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell vehicles early in 2011. Like the Smart ED, the battery packs and power electronics for the electric A-Class will be supplied by Tesla Motors. According to Tesla chief ...

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    Tesla to buy old resources from GM, Toyota for NUMMI plant
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Tesla struck a deal a few months ago with Toyota to buy the closed NUMMI factory in Fremont, CA it was made clear that the $42 million price tag only included the building and property. At the time, Tesla officials indicated that ...

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    Motor Trend: Volt more significant than anything Tesla ever likely to build
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    By the time the ball drops in Times Square this New Year's Eve, chances are there will be more Chevrolet Volts on the road than Tesla Roadsters. Motor Trend Editor in Chief Angus MacKenzie writes in a new editorial that during the Tesla IPO road-show last June, CEO Elon Musk called his company a ...

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    2013 Tesla Model R rendered, maybe
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    Back in June, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk was out and about trying to convince investment bankers to buy the stock in his company at the initial offering price, one of the slides in his presentation deck showed some thumbnail images of the Model S and the currently planned follow-on models. Among ...

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    One stock analyst says Tesla will fail like internet groceries
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    Who remembers Webvan? Go ahead and raise your hands. Hmm, that's not a lot of hands. Well, Webvan was one of the biggest flameouts of the late-1990s dot-com bubble. After raising hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital and an initial public offering, it spent even more building ...

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    Tesla employee plane crash update: family of deceased suing pilot, plane owner
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    In February, a tragic plane crash in East Palo Alto, CA killed three Tesla Motors employees: Doug Bourn, who was piloting the plane, Andrew Ingram and Brian Finn. This week, Ingram's family filed a lawsuit claiming that Bourn and the company that owned the Cessna 310, Air Unique Inc., were ...

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    Tesla 10-Q filing reveals that Roadster/Model S range could drop 30% under new EPA methods
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    Tesla Roadster 2.5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that Tesla Motors is a publicly traded company, it actually has to put out more than smiley-faced, feel-good press releases. The Securities and Exchange Commission, despite its flaws (anyone remember Bernie Madoff and Enron?), ...

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    J.P. Morgan analysts predict Tesla stock price could jump 30% by end of 2011
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    Himanshu Patel and Vivek Aalok are two people that you've likely never heard of, but you'll certainly become familiar with a report that they recently wrote for J.P. Morgan and here's why: Patel and Aalok wrote up a 38-page research study of Tesla Motors to determine the company's likelihood of ...

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    Tesla says it does not depend on zero emission tax credit sales
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    Tesla Roadster 2.5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, Darryl Siry noted on Autopia that Tesla Motors could be running out of zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) credits to sell. Tesla earned at least $13.8 million through these sales in 2009, mostly to Honda, but the number and ...

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    Tesla reports second-quarter loss of $38.5 million
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tesla has reported its first earnings statement as a public company and, not surprisingly, the numbers don't exactly paint a rosy portrait. The company announced that while it managed to bring in around $28.4 million, it lost $38.5 ...

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    Tesla ZEV credit revenue likely to evaporate soon
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    Tesla Roadster 2.5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A big chunk of Tesla Motors' revenue is about to become a victim of the law of supply and demand. In 2009, Tesla earned at least $13.8 million selling zero emissions vehicle credits, mainly to Honda, and it has commitments to sell ...

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    Tesla learning new rules as retail stores expand into more U.S. states
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    Any AutoblogGreen reader who lives by a Tesla Motors store – or goes near one on vacation – has probably set foot inside and experienced the high-tech, open sales boutique (oh, and the cars). While the eight stores currently open across the U.S. do a fine job of showing off the ...

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    Video: Elon Musk chats it up on Colbert Report
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    Elon Musk on The Colbert Report – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Imagine that, Elon Musk has a sense of humor. Proof of this can be seen in the video pasted after the break, where you'll see the co-founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and Space X have a sit-down interview with ...

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    Tesla Roadster owner wins vanity plate war with LOL OIL
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    LOL OIL Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image
    Sometimes, all you need to make your point are six little letters: LOL OIL. Put them on your all-electric Tesla Roadster and you've got the perfect vanity plate/micro tweet for cruising down the road. Given the Internet-friendly, ...

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    BREAKING: Tesla and Toyota to develop RAV4 EV, hope to launch in 2012
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    Toyota RAV4 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota and Tesla have officially announced that the electric prototypes being developed by the California startup are based on the RAV4 crossover, and the two companies hope to have a production version ready by 2012. When we sat down ...

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    MT: Electric supercar from Toyota in the works?
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    We're taking this news with a grain of salt for now, but Motor Trend is reporting that Toyota is hard at work on a fully electric supercar. If there's any truth to this report, Toyota President Akio Toyoda was so impressed after a spin in Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster that he immediately green-lit a ...

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    Musk talks up electric vehicles, boasts about achievements in TIME interview
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    Tesla's chief executive officer, Elon Musk, is well-known for his occasionally outlandish remarks, boastful company claims, over-the-top comments and much more. To put it nicely, Musk is an outspoken individual, which just means that when he sat down with TIME magazine for a recent interview, there ...

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

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    Tesla hires former Apple retail strategist to revolutionize buying experience
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    Tesla has, if nothing else, crafted a unique automobile in the Roadster. It's electric, very attractive and highly desirable. Up next, assuming all goes according to plan (a rather big assumption, granted), the Model S sedan will be equally special in the global automotive marketplace. Such ...

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