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Tesla and SolarCity powering entire island with solar power

SolarCity, the solar energy company acquired by Tesla on Monday, announced it is running nearly the entire island of Ta'u in American Samoa on a solar energy microgrid.

Elon Musk wants a 'popular uprising' against fossil fuel industry

"The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood."

All new Tesla vehicles will have self-driving technology

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced that self-driving technology will now be part of every vehicle that it is producing.

Tesla, Panasonic mull solar battery tie up

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Incorporated and Japanese appliance company Panasonic are expanding their business collaboration as they consider working on a solar battery production in the United States.

Driver killed in Tesla Model S sedan crash in the Netherlands

Another accident involving Tesla, this time in the Netherlands, occurred when a man driving a Model S sedan was killed after his car crashed at high speed into a tree and caught fire.

Speedy new Tesla boasts range topping 300 miles

San Francisco - Tesla unveiled speedy new model electric cars capable of traveling more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) before needing to be recharged.

Tesla probing car blaze in France

Paris - Pioneering US electric car firm Tesla said Tuesday it was probing an incident in which one of its Model S sedans caught fire while undergoing a test drive in France.

Tesla removes 'autopilot' on Asian site — All in the translation

The Internet was ablaze Monday morning with headlines that read, "Tesla removes 'autopilot' from China website after Beijing crash." But that is not entirely true, says Tesla.

Tesla looking at two possible reasons for the fatal Model S crash

Tesla engineers are examining the cameras and radar system in the Model S involved in the fatal crash of a man in Florida using the car's AutoPilot system in May this year.

Tesla's incomplete autopilot would not have passed in Germany

Berlin - Germany’s Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) would not have approved the autopilot system installed on Tesla cars if it was still in a beta-phase version, the agency told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Second Tesla crashes while reportedly in autopilot

Tesla's autopilot feature may have been at the center of another crash, just one day after the federal government launched an investigation into a crash that killed an Ohio man earlier this year.

Tesla Motors unveils Model 3 — Electric cars for ordinary buyers

Hawthorne - Thousands of people lined up outside Tesla Motors dealerships across the country Thursday as its lower-priced Model 3 went on sale for the first time.

Def Leppard to tour this summer with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Wantagh - Acclaimed rock group Def Leppard has announced its summer headlining tour. Joining them will be REO Speedwagon and Tesla.

The future of electric cars may hinge on improving batteries

There are over two dozen all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the market today, with an additional two dozen more slated to be on the market in the next few years. This green technology is showing promise of becoming a growing trend.

Tesla is growing so fast it has a valet service for employees

Palo Alto - Tesla is growing fast — so fast that it needs valet service to accommodate all its parking needs. It's a reflection of Tesla's rapid expansion and how its recent hiring spree is causing the company to outgrow its current office space.

Op-Ed: The S&P 500 index gained 3.3% for the week

Since 1987, DJIA has logged gains in 22 of 28 years from the close on Friday after Thanksgiving to year-end. The S&P 500 is up 0.5 percent in November and 1.5 percent thus far in 2015. There are 28 trading days remaining in 2015.

Tesla recalls entire Model S fleet because a seat belt could fail

Tesla is voluntarily recalling the approximately 90,000 Model S sedans that are on the road worldwide. The affected vehicles have front seat belts that could fail to function correctly in an accident.

Special app teaches car thief that stealing a Tesla is a bad idea

Vancouver - One car thief in Vancouver wound up having a very bad night last Thursday after he allegedly stole a Tesla that's easily trackable. Katya Pinkowski and a friend had just left a concert near Granville St. and headed back to her car.

2 newspaper employees hit Tesla workers with car at Gigafactory

Two employees of the Reno Gazette Journal were arrested around noon on Friday after they struck two Tesla security personnel with a car at the company's Reno, Nevada Gigafactory.

Tesla to test its Autopilot system using current Model S owners

With the introduction of Tesla's highly anticipated Autopilot system inching closer, the electric-car maker is beta-testing the technology using current Model S owners.

Car company sues man for making critical comments online

Saleen Automotive, which makes and resells customized versions of sports cars, is suing a man for posting thousands of critical online comments which accuse the company of being a scam.

Styx to perform at Jones Beach Theater with Def Leppard and Tesla

Wantagh - On July 23, acclaimed rock band Styx will be performing at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Long Island, as part of their summer tour.

Tesla gets into the battery business with Powerwall, Powerpack

Tesla, best known for its electric car sales, is heading into the energy business with its Internet-connected Powerwall and Powerpack batteries.

Chevy Bolt: GM is making $30,000 electric car, on market by 2017

There will be a bolt at the the big auto show set to get underway Monday in Detroit. That would be a Chevrolet Bolt, G.M.'s new electric car. They'll be showing off a concept model of the vehicle there, a car they plan to have on the market in 2017.

Tesla Motors under pressure to stop Georgia sales

Atlanta - The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association has filed a petition with lawmakers to force Tesla Motors to stop selling cars in Georgia.

Elon Musk warns of potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, who has made a fortune betting on future technologies and trends, has tweeted a dire warning about the potential dangers of one of the 21st century's most advanced achievements: artificial intelligence.

Tesla announces the smaller vehicle called Model 3

Tesla Motors announced a new electric car that is smaller and has less range than older models they dubbed Model 3, which is the fourth car model produced by the company.

Tesla to investigate why stolen Model S crashed, split in half

Los Angeles - Tesla Motors is ready to investigate why a stolen Model S Sedan split in half at the end of a high speed chase in Los Angeles early July 4. The Model S reportedly hit two other cars and a lamp post, splitting in half and starting a battery fire.

US regulators halt Tesla fire probe after safety vow

Washington - Federal safety regulators have closed an investigation launched following two fires involving Tesla's Model S sedan after the electric carmaker vowed to reinforce the casing around the vehicle's lithium-ion batteries.

In Washington state, Tesla finds way to share the road with dealers

On President's Day last month, about 40 electric-car advocates gathered under the rotunda of the state capitol in Olympia, Washington, where a lobbyist for Tesla Motors Inc urged them to rally against a bill th...
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