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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
Advancing Enha More

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

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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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Tesla Gigafactory expected to produce batteries in early 2017 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

RENO — Tesla’s Gigafactory under construction east of here is expected to begin producing lithium-ion batteries early next year for the electric car maker’s Model 3 and for an expanding energy storage market, a company executive said Wednesday.

Daniel Witt, senior manager of business development and U.S. policy for Tesla Motors, said the battery storage side of the Tesla Motors busine More

RENO — Tesla’s Gigafactory under construction east of here is expected to begin producing lithium-ion batteries early next year for the electric car maker’s Model 3 and for an expanding energy storage market, a company executive said Wednesday.

Daniel Witt, senior manager of business development and U.S. policy for Tesla Motors, said the battery storage side of the Tesla Motors busine More

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Elon Musk Emails Tesla Employees – Pushes For Q3 Profitability To Silence Naysayers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly sent out a mass email to Tesla employees “urging them to cut costs and deliver “every car we possibly can” in a push to show positive cash flow in the third quarter,” according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg says that it obtained a copy of the email this past Friday and was able to verify its authenticity through a Tesla spokesperson.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly sent out a mass email to Tesla employees “urging them to cut costs and deliver “every car we possibly can” in a push to show positive cash flow in the third quarter,” according to Bloomberg.

Bloomberg says that it obtained a copy of the email this past Friday and was able to verify its authenticity through a Tesla spokesperson.

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Elon Musk Pushing Factory Workers to Quadruple Production Numbers – Techvibes

By 2018, founder Elon Musk wants that figure at half a million.

Originally Musk expected this goal to be reached in 2020, but recently he decided to accelerate that timeline. Why? Because the forthcoming Model S—Tesla’s most affordable car ever—begins mass production next July and Must does not want there to be any supply and demand issues.

But even Tesla admits it may be out o More

By 2018, founder Elon Musk wants that figure at half a million.

Originally Musk expected this goal to be reached in 2020, but recently he decided to accelerate that timeline. Why? Because the forthcoming Model S—Tesla’s most affordable car ever—begins mass production next July and Must does not want there to be any supply and demand issues.

But even Tesla admits it may be out o More

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Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module | Electrek

The whole Internet of Thingstrend is hardly a trend anymore. It’s now basically omnipresent. Vehicles are a good example of this since virtually every new car is equipped with an option for an Internet connection. Tesla is at the forefront of the technology in the auto industry as the first automaker to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates for all its vehicles.

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The whole Internet of Thingstrend is hardly a trend anymore. It’s now basically omnipresent. Vehicles are a good example of this since virtually every new car is equipped with an option for an Internet connection. Tesla is at the forefront of the technology in the auto industry as the first automaker to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates for all its vehicles.

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Tesla Reportedly Makes Another Game-Changing Manufacturing Hire | Markets-and-stocks | host.madison.com

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) wants to be the best manufacturer in the world. But it’s going to take some serious talent. Fortunately, some key executives are stepping up to the challenge.
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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) wants to be the best manufacturer in the world. But it’s going to take some serious talent. Fortunately, some key executives are stepping up to the challenge.
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Tesla VP of retail hints at ‘drastic redesign of its retail concept’ ahead of Model 3 launch | Electrek

We have recently been reporting on Tesla’s retail expansion, which aims to open one new location every 4 days until the end of the year and to increase its total presence to 450 locations by the time the Model 3 hits the market in 2017.

Now we learn that in addition to the expansion, Tesla is rethinking its retail model and the automaker could soon launch a “drastically” different red More

We have recently been reporting on Tesla’s retail expansion, which aims to open one new location every 4 days until the end of the year and to increase its total presence to 450 locations by the time the Model 3 hits the market in 2017.

Now we learn that in addition to the expansion, Tesla is rethinking its retail model and the automaker could soon launch a “drastically” different red More

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Tesla removes last reason to go to gas station (squeegee), working to offer car wash service at Superchargers | Electrek

If you own an all-electric vehicle, you are probably happy to have cut visits to the gas station out of your weekly routine, but there’s one thing other than refueling that gas stations are useful for – cleaning your windshield and windows. I haven’t seen many charging stations equipped with a squeegee.

Although not exactly a squeegee, Tesla is now looking into a fix to keep its growi More

If you own an all-electric vehicle, you are probably happy to have cut visits to the gas station out of your weekly routine, but there’s one thing other than refueling that gas stations are useful for – cleaning your windshield and windows. I haven’t seen many charging stations equipped with a squeegee.

Although not exactly a squeegee, Tesla is now looking into a fix to keep its growi More

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Solaredge Technologies Inc (SEDG) Shares Fell as Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Prefers In-House Invertor

Solaredge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) shares fell on Thursday, August 4 following Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) earnings release and conference call. In the conference call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the confirmation of eyeing an internally produced product package. He followed this by the automaker’s plan of acquiring services of SolarCity Corp to make the invertors required for Model More

Solaredge Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SEDG) shares fell on Thursday, August 4 following Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) earnings release and conference call. In the conference call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the confirmation of eyeing an internally produced product package. He followed this by the automaker’s plan of acquiring services of SolarCity Corp to make the invertors required for Model More

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Musk Declares Tesla Free From Factory Hell With Targets Intact – Bloomberg

CEO says he’s ‘no longer losing sleep’ over production issues
Assembly of electric semi, bus could begin in a few years
After a tumultuous summer at Tesla Motors Inc., Elon Musk spent most of his time on an earnings conference call assuring investors that his grand plans are intact despite missing expectations for sales and earnings in the quarter.
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CEO says he’s ‘no longer losing sleep’ over production issues
Assembly of electric semi, bus could begin in a few years
After a tumultuous summer at Tesla Motors Inc., Elon Musk spent most of his time on an earnings conference call assuring investors that his grand plans are intact despite missing expectations for sales and earnings in the quarter.
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Tesla misses second quarter expectations of earnings – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Musk touts coming “mind-blowing” technology as earnings fall short

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Musk touts coming “mind-blowing” technology as earnings fall short

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., said nearly half… more

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Tesla reports second-quarter earnings

Although Tesla fell short of Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue, the company showed progress in increasing its production capabilities, which have long been an issue for the automaker.

Tesla shares edged higher in trading after the closing bell.

The electric automaker reported a second-quarter adjusted loss of $1.06 per share on $1.56 billion in sales. Analysts, on avera More

Although Tesla fell short of Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue, the company showed progress in increasing its production capabilities, which have long been an issue for the automaker.

Tesla shares edged higher in trading after the closing bell.

The electric automaker reported a second-quarter adjusted loss of $1.06 per share on $1.56 billion in sales. Analysts, on avera More

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Tesla Gigafactory: a look at the robots and ‘machines building the machines’ at the battery factory | Electrek

Now that Tesla opened up its Gigafactory to the media and Tesla owners last week, we got to see quite a few cool things at what is on its way to become the most advanced factory ever built, but arguably none cooler than the robots working there.

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Now that Tesla opened up its Gigafactory to the media and Tesla owners last week, we got to see quite a few cool things at what is on its way to become the most advanced factory ever built, but arguably none cooler than the robots working there.

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Tesla and SolarCity to Combine | Tesla

Just over a month ago, Tesla made a proposal to purchase SolarCity and today we are announcing that the two companies have reached an agreement to combine, creating the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.

Solar and storage are at their best when they’re combined. As one company, Tesla (storage) and SolarCity (solar) can create fully integrated resident More

Just over a month ago, Tesla made a proposal to purchase SolarCity and today we are announcing that the two companies have reached an agreement to combine, creating the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.

Solar and storage are at their best when they’re combined. As one company, Tesla (storage) and SolarCity (solar) can create fully integrated resident More

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Elon Musk And JB Straubel Talk Live At Gigafactory Launch – Video

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about his future largest battery plant in the world facility

Tesla provide a live walk-through of Gigafactory to guests – check out the actual tour in its entirety here, and then afterwards held a chat with the group…by both CEO Elon Musk and his wing-man, CTO JB Straubel.
The duo go over all the basic “ins and outs” of the Gigafactory, with Musk kick More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about his future largest battery plant in the world facility

Tesla provide a live walk-through of Gigafactory to guests – check out the actual tour in its entirety here, and then afterwards held a chat with the group…by both CEO Elon Musk and his wing-man, CTO JB Straubel.
The duo go over all the basic “ins and outs” of the Gigafactory, with Musk kick More

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Tesla Motors, SolarCity close to merger agreement

ETAuto.com Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter said.… More

ETAuto.com Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter said.… More

Master Plan, Part Deux | Tesla Motors

Master Plan, Part Deux
Elon Musk
July 20, 2016
The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of:

Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
Use that money to create an affordab More

Master Plan, Part Deux
Elon Musk
July 20, 2016
The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of:

Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
Use that money to create an affordab More

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World’s First Tesla Motors Inc "Tesla Town" in Australia Gives a Glimpse of Future Green Communities

TCC With its latest effort to acquire SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY), Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to offer electric vehicles, storage batteries, and solar panels under the same roof to customers.… More

TCC With its latest effort to acquire SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY), Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to offer electric vehicles, storage batteries, and solar panels under the same roof to customers.… More