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    Report: Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects 'hundreds' of battery gigafactories
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    Tesla Motors has officially announced it will build a massive electric vehicle battery factory, which it calls a gigafactory, to make a huge amount of cheaper lithium-ion pack for the EVs of the future. It says these packs are so important that it is working on plans for a gigafactory in two ...

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    Tesla engineering chief Mike Donoughe resigns
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    Just over a year after joining Tesla Motors, Mike Donoughe is leaving. Donoughe had served as executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing for the electric vehicle builder. The former Chrysler executive was brought in to help get the engineering and manufacturing processes ...

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    Tesla Motors co-founder Marc Tarpenning explains why Roadster wasn't a hydrogen car
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    Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the Tesla Motors co-founders, Martin Eberhard, has been in the news a lot this summer thanks to a lawsuit with current CEO Elon Musk. The other co-founder, Marc Tarpenning, hasn't said all that much about the time before we all ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Al & Ed's Autosound upgrades Tesla Roadster interior, audio system [UPDATE: w/VIDEO]
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    Tesla Roadster customized by Al & Ed's Autosound - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Like your Tesla Roadster but don't think the car has enough pizazz on the inside? Just talk to Al & Ed's Autosound of West Hollywood, California. Based on the interior and audio upgrades they've ...

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    Breaking News: Electric cars can be fast
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    Tesla Roadster - Click above to for high-res gallery
    If there's any one area that Tesla Motors seems to have succeeded above all others with its first electric car, the Roadster, it's changing perceptions about what an EV is all about. After all, electric vehicles have been around for a hundred ...

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    Tesla to keep laptop cells until 3rd-gen car, new Roadster sales pace lagging
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    Tesla Model S - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following the announcement that Tesla had been approved for $465 million in loans from the Department of Energy, CEO Elon Musk held a conference call. Most of what was said wasn't especially newsworthy and he didn't discuss the legal ...

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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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    Tesla Roadster races 387 km (240 miles) on a single charge in France, Monaco
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    Not long ago, the guys at Top Gear had the chance to enjoy a Tesla Roadster (sadly, the video of that much-discussed event is no longer available). Two things Jeremy Clarkston and crew criticized were the Tesla's range and brakes. The Roadster has now made a strong counter-claim about its range. ...

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    Using eBay and a Tesla Roadster to beat the recession
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tesla Roadster
    Earlier this month, an undriven Tesla Roadster sold for $160,000 in Atlanta. The transaction took place on eBay, and the seller said that he was letting go of his orange Roadster, number 191, after waiting two years to get it because, ...

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    Tesla Model S teaser image #3 (is it even a teaser?)
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    Well, we just wouldn't be AutoblogGreen if we didn't obsess over every little detail over at Tesla Motors, right? From the good to the bad and the in between, we like to know what's going on with the company that brought electric car lust to the masses. Today we got our invite to the March 26 ...

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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 a high-res gallery of the Tesla Roadster
    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 ready to take ...

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    New Teaser of Tesla Model S 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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    An all-Tesla racing series? Nothing factory-sanctioned for now
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    The Lotus Elise and Exige are extremely popular among owners as track cars, thanks to their light weight and phenomenal handling. Given its chassis DNA from the Elise, the idea of using the Tesla Roadster in a similar manner has come up repeatedly over the last two years. We first raised the idea ...

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    Prospective Tesla owners not happy about price increases on locked in cars
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of Jason's Tesla Roadster
    Along with the news that Tesla Motors is offering an array of new high-margin optional extras for the Roadster comes news that the company is looking at other means of increasing revenues. All of this comes with an eye toward ...

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    Tesla offers laundry list of new options, $12k prepaid battery replacement
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of Jason's Tesla Roadster
    One of the long-time keys to profitability in the car business is the up-sell. The extended warranties, under-coating, improved audio systems, wheels, pin-stripes and so on. It looks like Tesla Motors is no exception. The company has ...

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    Tesla still alive and kickin'
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    Tesla Motors and it's man in charge, Elon Musk, have had to make some tough decisions these past few weeks. The announcements made by Musk indicate that cash is getting tight, leading some to speculate that the company won't be in business much longer. Not so, says Tesla. Musk has reportedly ...

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    VIDEO: While Top Gear waits, Fifth Gear runs Tesla at Goodwood
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    A couple of weeks ago we told you that Tesla was talking to the producers of Top Gear about having Jeremy Clarkson try out the Roadster. At the time Darryl Siry told us nothing had been finalized yet and we don't know if that has changed. What we do know is that the "other British car show," Fifth ...

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    Tesla finishes development of new drivetrain, ready to start building real cars
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    It looks like the wait might soon be over for aspiring Tesla Roadster owners as the company has just announced that it has completed validation of the upgraded drivetrain 1.5. Tesla has so far delivered 27 cars to customers with the interim drivetrain and another 23 cars are in progress. According ...

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    Tesla Roadsters reportedly experience glitches during Euro test drives
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    Ever since Tesla Motors started letting outsiders actually drive the Roadster late last year the reviews of the over-the-road experience have been largely favorable. In recent months, Tesla has been taking the Roadster on a European tour trying to drum up sales on the continent. One of the people ...

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    Founders Series Tesla delivered to founder, Martin Eberhard
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    click the photo of Eberhard and his car for a high res galleryWe are now happy to officially confirm what yesterday seemed a likely fait accompli. Martin Eberhard, co-founder of Tesla Motors, has now happily received his very own "Founders' Series" Tesla Roadster. The car,shiny gray with double ...

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