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Elon Musk's top eight areas of interest revealed

Elon Musk was be most publicly associated with SpaceX and Tesla, by the technology entrepreneur is involved in a variety of projects crossing eight major industrial sectors, according to a new report.

Elon Musk 'promises' he will build a Tesla pickup truck

During the Tesla semi-truck reveal in November, a brief mention was made of a new Tesla concept pickup truck. Late Tuesday night on Twitter, Elon Musk promised to make a pickup truck, right after the release of Model Y.

Buyers of electric trucks in Ontario can get up to $75,000 rebate

Ontario - Canada's most populous province, Ontario, is introducing a new electric truck rebate program that offers buyers rebates of up to 60 percent of the incremental purchase cost of an electric truck, compared with an equivalent diesel vehicle.

Tesla snags largest truck order yet — UPS wants 125 trucks

United Parcel Service announced on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla all-electric trucks, the largest known order so far and surpassing PepsiCo's order of 100 of the trucks.

Hyundai building 150 MW energy storage battery in South Korea

Ulsan - Hyundai Electric, a spinoff move by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries, has announced it will build and install a 150 Megawatt storage battery near Ulsan on the southeast coast of South Korea.

Op-Ed: New battery technology needed for Tesla to keep its promises

Many experts on battery technology say that for Elon Musk to deliver on his promises about the capabilities of the new Tesla heavy duty Semi Truck and the Roadster, the company would need to far exceed what is possible with existing batteries.

Some regular Tesla Model 3 reservation holders in luck for Xmas?

At long last Tesla is inviting non-employee reservation holders to design their Model 3s, perhaps a sign that the cars could be close to entering full production, a giant leap forward for the company.

Tesla's all-electric semi truck aims to disrupt transport

Hawthorne - After shaking up the auto world with its electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the unveiling of a futuristic all-electric semi truck.

Tesla's sinking stock has made short sellers almost $1 billion

-Short sellers betting on a decline in Tesla's stock have made almost $1 billion in the fourth quarter. -Tesla's recent stock woes stem from a bottleneck hurting production on its hotly anticipated Model 3 vehicle.

Tesla tells Model 3 reservation holders delivery dates delayed

Tesla reservation holders say their delivery window to receive the Model 3 has been pushed back by one month. Tesla has struggled to mass produce the highly-anticipated vehicle, citing issues with two production lines at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.

Tesla finishes first of many solar projects in Puerto Rico

San Juan - Tesla's Elon Musk promised to help restore electrical power in Puerto Rico. And on Tuesday, Tesla switched on a combination of its solar panels and Powerpack energy storage batteries for Hospital del Niño, a children's hospital in San Juan.

Electric car maker Tesla to build a plant in China

Shanghai - Tesla is reported to have made an arrangement with the Shanghai city government to build a manufacturing plant in the free-trade zone of the city.

Tesla and Puerto Rico lay out plans for long-term energy solution

San Juan - Puerto Rico is looking to rebuild its electric grid long-term and is considering Tesla's suggestion about scaling its microgrid technology using batteries and solar power, thereby transforming the island's energy infrastructure.

Tesla is struggling to build the Model 3 — here's why

Tesla's third-quarter delivery numbers were both impressive and depressing. The carmaker is on pace to sell 100,000 vehicles annually for the first time in its 14-year history.

Solar Industry steps in to aid Puerto Rico after grid went down

Puerto Rico's power grid is destroyed, leaving the situation dire for the island's 3.5 million people. However, it's been learned that the solar industry has been quietly responding to the needs of the people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tesla boosted battery range during Irma, raising questions

Owners of certain models of Tesla's SUVs and sedans fleeing Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma were surprised to discover their vehicles were getting 30 to 40 miles more range than expected. Tesla confirmed they can control the cars remotely.

Toyota, Tesla and others battle for the best battery technology

Toyota is reported to be working on an electric car that will be powered by a solid state battery. It hopes to begin sales of the new vehicle in 2022. The car is said to be based on an all-new platform and will be able to recharge in just a few minutes.

US labor board slaps Tesla with complaint over worker rights

San Francisco - The US agency charged with enforcing labor laws filed a complaint on Thursday against Tesla, saying it found merit in worker accusations of labor rights infringement.

Elon Musk gets green light to expand tunneling project under LA

Building a massive network of underground tunnels is no small technological feat, but securing regulatory approval is arguably the biggest challenge.

Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage

In response to Massachusetts’ request for new sources of clean energy, Providence, R.I.-based Deepwater Wind, has unveiled plans for a 144 MW wind project paired with a 40 MWh battery storage system from Tesla.

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

Fremont - Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars, aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel.

What it's like at Tesla when a new car is about to hit the street

Hokuto Ueda, a Harvard Business School grad who oversaw the launch of the Tesla Model S and the Gigafactory, describes what it's like launching a new vehicle at Tesla.

Elon Musk's Tesla to build world's largest battery in Australia

Sydney - Elon Musk's Tesla will build what the maverick entrepreneur claims is the world's largest lithium ion battery within 100 days, making good on a Twitter promise to ease South Australia's energy woes.

Op-Ed: End of the road for petrol engines? World going electric, fast

Sydney - Whatever the fossil fuel sector says, the ancient technologies which are killing the world are themselves dying out. Petrol engines are on the way out, in no uncertain terms.

Tesla eyes manufacturing in China

New York - Tesla said Thursday it was considering the possibility of manufacturing in China as it ramps up for expansion of its line of electric-powered cars.

Elon Musk tweets that Tesla's solar roof tiles are now on sale

Tesla is officially accepting orders for some of its solar roof tiles Wednesday afternoon, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.

Elon Musk revealed new details about his tunneling project

The Boring Company, Musk's latest venture, led by SpaceX engineer Steve Davis, is working on building a network of underground tunnels in Los Angeles that would transport cars on an electric skate.

Review: Def Leppard rocks the new Nassau Coliseum on Long Island Special

Uniondale - On April 15, classic rock band Def Leppard performed at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, where they shared the stage with Poison and Tesla.

Tesla briefly overtakes GM to become No 1 U.S. car maker

Shortly after the start of trading on April 10th, Tesla's stock market cap overtook that of GM. Like the story about the "Little Engine that Could," the 13-year-old electric car company made the big-time, briefly leading on the "big board."

Tesla's market cap soars above Ford, GM

2017 will likely go down in the history books as a year of disruption. Old industries are being reshaped by bold new ideas, technologies and modes of communication.
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The Model X is complication. The Model 3 is supposed to be simple.
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Tesla is readying an assault on Europe, taking advantage of that continent's aggressively expanding electric charging infrastucture, with its new Model X crossover utility vehicle.
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Tesla Model S charging at a public charging station in Zoutelande, the Netherlands.
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The cab of the ET-One.
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Google has racked up the most mileage testing its driverless cars on California public roads.
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The Tesla Powerwall battery for homes, businesses, and utilities.
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Tesla autopilot under scrutiny.
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Tesla Model S Sedan - winner of Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award.
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2016 Tesla Model X finished in black. Picture taken in Lantana, Florida.
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File photo: Tesla Roadster cut in half the carbon dioxide emissions of its petroleum-burning rivals.
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Joshua Neally behind the wheel of his Tesla X EV.
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Tesla Semi prototype at the launch event on November 2017.
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