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Tesla has only produced 260 Model 3s so far

Tesla delivered its first batch of Model 3s to their owners at the end of July and production was supposed to steadily ramp up during the following months. Elon Musk predicted that around 100 cars would be produced in August, 1,500 in September and 2…

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How Puerto Rico’s power crisis ends

When Hurricane Maria crashed into Puerto Rico on September 20th, it found a vulnerable target. The island is facing an extreme financial crisis that's been building steam for decades; roughly 43 percent of its residents live in poverty. Its sole elec…

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Tesla is shipping hundreds of Powerwall batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla is sending hundreds of its Powerwall battery systems to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The commonwealth has been almost entirely without power since after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th and tore up its energy infrastructure. Once t…

busy day.

After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he's about half done.

Attempting to alleviate some of the state’s severe energy issues, Musk now has 100 days to build a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capacity, a now famous bet derived from light Tesla bragging and Twitter banter in March.  Read more...

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Elon Musk launches 100-day challenge to build the biggest battery in the world

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Elon Musk’s had a busy day.

After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he’s about half done.

Attempting to alleviate some of the state’s severe energy issues, Musk now has 100 days to build a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capacity, a now famous bet derived from light Tesla bragging and Twitter banter in March.  Read more…

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busy day.

After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he's about half done.

Attempting to alleviate some of the state’s severe energy issues, Musk now has 100 days to build a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capacity, a now famous bet derived from light Tesla bragging and Twitter banter in March.  Read more...

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Elon Musk launches 100-day challenge to build the biggest battery in the world

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Elon Musk’s had a busy day.

After announcing his goal to get to Mars by 2022 at the International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia on Friday, the Tesla founder headed three hours into the South Australian countryside to launch the building of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation — and he’s about half done.

Attempting to alleviate some of the state’s severe energy issues, Musk now has 100 days to build a Powerpack system with 100 megawatts of capacity, a now famous bet derived from light Tesla bragging and Twitter banter in March.  Read more…

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struggle to find diesel to run their generators. 

According to Bloomberg, Tesla has employees on the ground to install the Powerwall units, which store energy gathered by solar panels. 

It's not clear whether Tesla is sending the first-generation Powerwall batteries or the Powerwall 2, and whether the company is also sending solar panels.  Read more...

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Tesla sends help to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

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Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall battery systems to Puerto Rico. 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, about 97 percent of the island’s 3.4 million residents were still in the dark as of Wednesday. The Category 4 storm has left thousands homeless, and hospitals are dealing with blackouts as they struggle to find diesel to run their generators. 

According to Bloomberg, Tesla has employees on the ground to install the Powerwall units, which store energy gathered by solar panels. 

It’s not clear whether Tesla is sending the first-generation Powerwall batteries or the Powerwall 2, and whether the company is also sending solar panels.  Read more…

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Even Elon Musk’s mom needs to wait for her Tesla Model 3

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Half a million people have already plunked down $1,000 to reserve a Tesla Model 3 all-electric sedan. They’re so high in demand, in fact, that even Elon Musk’s mother says she’s nowhere near the front of the list to receive one.

Maye Musk, who at 69 years old just became the latest CoverGirl, told The New York Times that she will patiently wait her turn for Tesla’s more affordable, less luxurious offering. 

“I haven’t gotten the [Model] 3 yet,” she told the Times. “I’m at around 300,000. Even though I have good connections, I can’t jump the line.”

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Tesla, a great family brand

 Tesla talks a lot about safety, and rightfully so. They have beaten even the safest cars at their own game and thus have created a family brand in the process. In the spirit of safety and family, one of the major success stories that Tesla hasn’t brought to the forefront is that it could very well be the greatest family car since the modern-day station wagon. Read More

upgrade an existing Mercedes factory and build a new battery plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Mercedes plans to produce its futuristic, all-electric SUVs. Musk, however, was not impressed with just a $1 billion dollar investment from such a massive, legacy automaker. 

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Elon Musk rips Mercedes’ electric vehicle goals, Mercedes hits back

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After Elon Musk expressed disappointment with the electric vehicle investments of Daimler, the parent company of automaker Mercedes-Benz, the company shot back at Musk with its grander electric ambitions. 

On Sunday, a USA TODAY Money tweet reported Daimler’s commitment of $1 billion dollars to upgrade an existing Mercedes factory and build a new battery plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Mercedes plans to produce its futuristic, all-electric SUVs. Musk, however, was not impressed with just a $1 billion dollar investment from such a massive, legacy automaker. 

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Bosch details its work on present and future self-driving cars

There are so many companies working on different pieces of the self-driving puzzle, it's hard to keep track of all the partnerships and small developments that are pushing us ever closer to kicking back in a fully autonomous vehicle. While not as vis…