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Tesla unveils rare picture of Gigafactory 1’s rooftop solar array, says it will be ‘largest in the world’

Tesla has the ambition to eventually power the factory entirely from renewable energy and in January 2017, they announced that they have plans for a giant 70 MW rooftop array, which would be the largest in the world by a wide margin.

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Tesla has the ambition to eventually power the factory entirely from renewable energy and in January 2017, they announced that they have plans for a giant 70 MW rooftop array, which would be the largest in the world by a wide margin.

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Elon Musk says he’s working with Goldman, Silver Lake to take Tesla private

Elon Musk teased more details about his plan to take Tesla Inc. private, tweeting Monday night that he’s working with high-profile financial advisers and lawyers on the deal that would need about $70 billion in funding.

“I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors,” Tesla’s chief executive said, while also mentioning two prominent law firms that ar More

Elon Musk teased more details about his plan to take Tesla Inc. private, tweeting Monday night that he’s working with high-profile financial advisers and lawyers on the deal that would need about $70 billion in funding.

“I’m excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors,” Tesla’s chief executive said, while also mentioning two prominent law firms that ar More

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Musk reveals more details about going private

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private.

Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was considering a privatization plan and had funding “secured.”

In the letter Monday, he revealed that he has been in discussions for almost two years with the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia about More

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private.

Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was considering a privatization plan and had funding “secured.”

In the letter Monday, he revealed that he has been in discussions for almost two years with the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia about More

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Musk Memo Clarifies Plans to Take Tesla Private | Investopedia

The saga of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) continues. On Aug. 7, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk offered a hint on Twitter as to his plans to take the company private at $420 a share and that he had “funding secured.” The immediate response was one of confusion, with investors unsure of whether Musk’s Twitter account had been hacked—it was odd to make such an important announcement via twee More

The saga of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) continues. On Aug. 7, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk offered a hint on Twitter as to his plans to take the company private at $420 a share and that he had “funding secured.” The immediate response was one of confusion, with investors unsure of whether Musk’s Twitter account had been hacked—it was odd to make such an important announcement via twee More

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Why Tencent Makes Sense for the Tesla Motors Take-private…

1redDrop Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private until it “enters a phase of slower, more predictable growth” has the investment world buzzing. And rightly so, because a leveraged buyout of this size (approximately $50 to $60 billion) will …… More

1redDrop Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private until it “enters a phase of slower, more predictable growth” has the investment world buzzing. And rightly so, because a leveraged buyout of this size (approximately $50 to $60 billion) will …… More

Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private

(Reuters) – Elon Musk is considering taking Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, the electric car maker’s chief executive tweeted on Tuesday.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 (323.9 pounds). Funding secured,” Musk said.

At $420 per share, a deal would represent a 22.8 percent premium to Tesla’s closing price on Monday, making it one of the biggest go- More

(Reuters) – Elon Musk is considering taking Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, the electric car maker’s chief executive tweeted on Tuesday.

“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420 (323.9 pounds). Funding secured,” Musk said.

At $420 per share, a deal would represent a 22.8 percent premium to Tesla’s closing price on Monday, making it one of the biggest go- More

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Tesla turns to suppliers to reduce cost and become profitable

Tesla has been making a lot of moves lately to try to achieve profitability during the second half of the year as targeted by CEO Elon Musk.

Now the automaker reportedly turns to suppliers to reduce cost and become profitable.

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Tesla has been making a lot of moves lately to try to achieve profitability during the second half of the year as targeted by CEO Elon Musk.

Now the automaker reportedly turns to suppliers to reduce cost and become profitable.

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Tesla Expects "Enormous" Growth in Solar

Since Tesla recently lost its spot as the top residential solar installer in the U.S., a surface-level view of its solar business may lead some investors to conclude that the company’s ambitions for the unit have scaled back. Furthermore, falling sales might suggest that demand for the company’s solar products is suffering. But neither of these is the case.

“No one should More

Since Tesla recently lost its spot as the top residential solar installer in the U.S., a surface-level view of its solar business may lead some investors to conclude that the company’s ambitions for the unit have scaled back. Furthermore, falling sales might suggest that demand for the company’s solar products is suffering. But neither of these is the case.

“No one should More

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Tesla sues former employee for $1 million over trade secret theft

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Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.

The lawsuit against the former process technician Martin Tripp was filed Wednesday in Nevada. More

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Tesla is suing a former employee for $1 million, alleging the man hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties, according to court documents. The lawsuit also claims the employee leaked false information to the media.

The lawsuit against the former process technician Martin Tripp was filed Wednesday in Nevada. More

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Elon Musk reportedly tells Tesla employees that they should…

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

Business Insider Jalopnik got its hands on a letter from Elon Musk to his employees at Tesla Motors, in which he lays out a plan to get production of its Model 3 electric car back on track by embracing a 24/7 shift schedule, while also urging workers to keep pushing towards …… More

Here’s the Long-Term Case for the Model 3 – Barron’s

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan is widely considered a defining vehicle for the company. With its price well below that of the larger S, it’s often seen as a vehicle that could make, break—or at least severely hamper—the brand’s appeal to mainstream customers.

And so the rollout of the Model 3, which began reaching customers late last year, has been closely watched, particularly as More

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan is widely considered a defining vehicle for the company. With its price well below that of the larger S, it’s often seen as a vehicle that could make, break—or at least severely hamper—the brand’s appeal to mainstream customers.

And so the rollout of the Model 3, which began reaching customers late last year, has been closely watched, particularly as More

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Tesla & Elon Musk Shock Australia — Superfast Energy Storage Installation | CleanTechnica

Elon Musk didn’t need 100 days after obtaining a connection agreement to switch on the Tesla big battery in South Australia. In fact, it took him less than 100 minutes.
hat’s how quickly the battery was up and running after the ink dried on the connection deal with the state’s transmission company ElectraNet last Friday.

By the early evening, some 300 Tesla Powerpacks already in More

Elon Musk didn’t need 100 days after obtaining a connection agreement to switch on the Tesla big battery in South Australia. In fact, it took him less than 100 minutes.
hat’s how quickly the battery was up and running after the ink dried on the connection deal with the state’s transmission company ElectraNet last Friday.

By the early evening, some 300 Tesla Powerpacks already in More

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Tesla Acquires Factory Automation Company

Tesla has acquired Minnesota-based Perbix, a maker of factory automation equipment.

“With the acquisition of Perbix, Tesla further advances its efforts to turn the factory itself into a product – to build the machine that makes the machine,” Tesla said on its website.

It seems the company plans to grow its presence in Minnesota, as the announcement links to a careers p More

Tesla has acquired Minnesota-based Perbix, a maker of factory automation equipment.

“With the acquisition of Perbix, Tesla further advances its efforts to turn the factory itself into a product – to build the machine that makes the machine,” Tesla said on its website.

It seems the company plans to grow its presence in Minnesota, as the announcement links to a careers p More

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Tesla And EV Market Share Update – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

In my last article , I looked at Tesla’s (TSLA ) market share in various segments and Tesla was holding up well. With numbers from Inside EVs for Q3, things look even better now. In spite of the competition, Tesla maintains the top spot in EV and plugin market share and maintains strong share in the auto segments that it competes in.
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In my last article , I looked at Tesla’s (TSLA ) market share in various segments and Tesla was holding up well. With numbers from Inside EVs for Q3, things look even better now. In spite of the competition, Tesla maintains the top spot in EV and plugin market share and maintains strong share in the auto segments that it competes in.
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Puerto Rico in Talks to Install Tesla Power Grids Powered by Solar Energy and Storage Batteries

Tesla has set up a microgrid in Puerto Rico to supply the devastated island with electricity generated by solar power, and stored in Powerpack batteries. Government officials are now considering privatizing Puerto Rico’s energy grid with Tesla’s help.
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Tesla has set up a microgrid in Puerto Rico to supply the devastated island with electricity generated by solar power, and stored in Powerpack batteries. Government officials are now considering privatizing Puerto Rico’s energy grid with Tesla’s help.
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Tesla Partners With Liberty Mutual for Insurance Program

Tesla plans to offer insurance specifically designed for its electric cars through a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has previously taken issue with the insurance industry’s handling of Tesla vehicles, like insurer AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. Musk said in June that Tesla figures the aver More

Tesla plans to offer insurance specifically designed for its electric cars through a partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Chief Executive Elon Musk has previously taken issue with the insurance industry’s handling of Tesla vehicles, like insurer AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. Musk said in June that Tesla figures the aver More

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The ‘Ludicrous’ Demand Growth Of Model S Seeking…

Seeking Alpha The growth narrative of Tesla stock is based in no small part on the impressive growth on deliveries and revenue. Data of model S average quarterly prices and deliveries are used to estimate the demand elasticity of model S. Because of the high …… More

Seeking Alpha The growth narrative of Tesla stock is based in no small part on the impressive growth on deliveries and revenue. Data of model S average quarterly prices and deliveries are used to estimate the demand elasticity of model S. Because of the high …… More

Tesla’s Autopilot chief out just six months after leaving…

CNNMoney Tesla also announced that it had hired Andrej Karpathy, an expert in allowing computers to see and to learn, as director of Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot Vision, reporting to CEO Elon Musk. Karpathy was most recently a research scientist at …… More

CNNMoney Tesla also announced that it had hired Andrej Karpathy, an expert in allowing computers to see and to learn, as director of Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot Vision, reporting to CEO Elon Musk. Karpathy was most recently a research scientist at …… More

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple – MarketWatch

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.

In three different facilities spread across America, Tesla’s TSLA, +0.35% robot-manufacturing prowess is about to show its worth. If Musk — who, to his credit, is building rockets that can land already — can accomplish his accelerated ambitions for aut More

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.

In three different facilities spread across America, Tesla’s TSLA, +0.35% robot-manufacturing prowess is about to show its worth. If Musk — who, to his credit, is building rockets that can land already — can accomplish his accelerated ambitions for aut More

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Move over GM: Tesla is the most valuable U.S. carmaker

Just days after surpassing Ford to become the second most valuable carmaker in America, Tesla on Monday rode a stock-price surge to grab first place.

Surpassing General Motors to claim the largest market cap among the nation’s big automakers, Elon Musk’s Tesla has now unseated a manufacturing icon that was once viewed as the face of America’s corporate might. Tesla stock climbed as mu More

Just days after surpassing Ford to become the second most valuable carmaker in America, Tesla on Monday rode a stock-price surge to grab first place.

Surpassing General Motors to claim the largest market cap among the nation’s big automakers, Elon Musk’s Tesla has now unseated a manufacturing icon that was once viewed as the face of America’s corporate might. Tesla stock climbed as mu More

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First look at Tesla’s new ‘delivery center’ concept and ‘group delivery’ service | Electrek

As we reported last month, Tesla is trying new ideas to deliver vehicles faster in order to prepare for the expected increase in deliveries with the upcoming launch of the Model 3. One of those ideas is to open dedicated delivery centers separated from the stores and service centers.
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As we reported last month, Tesla is trying new ideas to deliver vehicles faster in order to prepare for the expected increase in deliveries with the upcoming launch of the Model 3. One of those ideas is to open dedicated delivery centers separated from the stores and service centers.
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Panasonic Unveils Solar Roof That May Appear on the Tesla Model 3 – The Drive

The type of solar panels currently available on vehicles typically power only 12-volt batteries that are used to support key-on and -off functions plus some on-board electronics features, such as air conditioning or infotainment. However, Panasonic’s Photovoltaic Module HIT has a 180-watt output capability, which would enable it to charge a vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries, as well. Thi More

The type of solar panels currently available on vehicles typically power only 12-volt batteries that are used to support key-on and -off functions plus some on-board electronics features, such as air conditioning or infotainment. However, Panasonic’s Photovoltaic Module HIT has a 180-watt output capability, which would enable it to charge a vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries, as well. Thi More

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Tesla Honored As 2017’s ‘Battery Innovator Of The Year’ At The International Battery Seminar : TECH : Tech Times

senior director of Battery Technology with the “Battery Innovator of the Year” award, which he received on behalf of Tesla – See more at: www.techtimes.com/articles/202979/20170324/tesla-honored-as-2017-s-b More

senior director of Battery Technology with the “Battery Innovator of the Year” award, which he received on behalf of Tesla – See more at: www.techtimes.com/articles/202979/20170324/tesla-honored-as-2017-s-b More

Tesla’s full list of new features enabled with software updates is a glimpse at the future of the auto industry | Electrek

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Elon Musk reveals his 3 priorities at Tesla: Model 3, Self-Driving Autopilot, and 100 kWh battery | Electrek

During a conference call with analysts following the disclosure of Tesla’s third quarter financial results, CEO Elon Musk clearly laid out his priorities at Tesla and on what projects he spends most of his time on at the company right now.

Here are Musk’s top 3 priorities at Tesla at the moment:

Bringing the Model 3 to production on schedule and at right cost
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During a conference call with analysts following the disclosure of Tesla’s third quarter financial results, CEO Elon Musk clearly laid out his priorities at Tesla and on what projects he spends most of his time on at the company right now.

Here are Musk’s top 3 priorities at Tesla at the moment:

Bringing the Model 3 to production on schedule and at right cost
Advancing Enha More

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Tesla’s battery swapping magic revealed in new patent application drawings | Electrek

We don’t hear a lot about Tesla’s battery swap program anymore. We are told that it is still alive, but on the back-burner as Tesla’s EV infrastructure team is focusing on accelerating the rollout of Supercharger stations ahead of the Model 3 coming to market next year.

The use case for regular Tesla owners is not really attractive versus the Supercharger, but battery swap could make More

We don’t hear a lot about Tesla’s battery swap program anymore. We are told that it is still alive, but on the back-burner as Tesla’s EV infrastructure team is focusing on accelerating the rollout of Supercharger stations ahead of the Model 3 coming to market next year.

The use case for regular Tesla owners is not really attractive versus the Supercharger, but battery swap could make More

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Tesla Shipments Move Closer to 2016 Goal Ahead of Capital Raise – Bloomberg

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter, assuring investors that it will meet its 2016 targets ahead of a crucial plan to raise more capital this year.

The maker of electric cars and energy storage devices shipped about 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X sport-utility vehicles, Tesla said in a statement Sunday.

The third quarter was Tesla’s last chanc More

Tesla Motors Inc. delivered 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter, assuring investors that it will meet its 2016 targets ahead of a crucial plan to raise more capital this year.

The maker of electric cars and energy storage devices shipped about 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X sport-utility vehicles, Tesla said in a statement Sunday.

The third quarter was Tesla’s last chanc More

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Tesla Becomes Most Trusted Auto Brand In Canada In Just 3 Years

Tesla has been named as the most trusted auto brand in Canada, according to a survey by Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). In its second-annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI) report, the University of Victoria ranked Tesla eleventh in all categories combined, reports Electrek.

Tesla – a trusted brand in just three years

Tesla came to Canada in 2013, and since then, the EV firm More

Tesla has been named as the most trusted auto brand in Canada, according to a survey by Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). In its second-annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI) report, the University of Victoria ranked Tesla eleventh in all categories combined, reports Electrek.

Tesla – a trusted brand in just three years

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Tesla fixes security bugs after claims of Model S hack

BOSTON – Tesla Motors Inc has rolled out a security patch for its electric cars after Chinese security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities they said allowed them to remotely attack a Tesla Model S sedan.

The automaker said that it had patched the bugs in a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, a day after cyber-security researchers with China’a Tencent Holdings Ltd disclosed their More

BOSTON – Tesla Motors Inc has rolled out a security patch for its electric cars after Chinese security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities they said allowed them to remotely attack a Tesla Model S sedan.

The automaker said that it had patched the bugs in a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, a day after cyber-security researchers with China’a Tencent Holdings Ltd disclosed their More

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