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Elon Musk Pokes Fun At Tesla’s Convoluted Robotics — And Himself In The Process

Elon Musk pokes funAn Elon Musk tweet incorporated humor about Tesla automation and production processes

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This S3XY Chart Shows Tesla’s Exponential Growth In The Making

Tesla’s production figures for the first quarter 2018 were released recently and provided great support to the company’s mission to accelerate the adoption of electric cars. Elon Musk’s company is under intense pressure as it strives to ramp up production of its first affordable car, the Model 3, which is seen as a game changer as it will appeal to a wide variety of customers, particularly with the forthcoming $ 35,000 base model.

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Tesla’s Proposed Compensation Package For Elon Musk Approved After Split In Recommendations

The performance-based compensation package Tesla’s board recently proposed for Tesla CEO Elon Musk has drawn a variety of responses to date. After two of the most prominent proxy advisory firms out there came out against the proposal and urged shareholders to vote against it, Tesla’s fourth largest investor, the T. Rowe Price Group, seemingly came out in favor of the proposal

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Teslas Are Freakin’ Computers (1st Software Update Notes, Freakout, & Reflections)

Some other members of our Tesla Shuttle team installed Tesla software updates on our Model S earlier in the year, but the first time I personally did so was the day after Christmas (or 2nd day of Christmas as some people call it). I was a little uncertain whether to do the update at that time — we needed to leave approximately 2 hrs later and the car said it would take 1 hour and 40 minutes. Additionally, I was a little concerned about how much energy it might take. We had an 85% charge but quite a ways to drive. “How much energy does a Tesla software update take?” I had never thought to ask and didn’t recall seeing this information somewhere, so I searched online. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an answer
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iPhones (& Teslas) Could Never Go Mainstream

The same stories come out over and over again as new technologies arrive, start to get popular, and then sweep across the mass market. It happened with the washing machine, with flat-screen TVs, with cell phones and iPhones, and now with electric cars and Teslas

iPhones (& Teslas) Could Never Go Mainstream was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Fully Autonomous Teslas … Largest Solar Farm … Toyota Prius Prime Review … (CleanTechnica Top ~30)

It was a rather wild week — for reasons I don’t need to repeat — and it was also a bit of an atypical week for topics that took the crowd by storm here on CleanTechnica. Yes, Tesla held its usual spot at the top of the tables — and all over the top 20. But we also had popular stories about the Toyota Prius Prime, Antarctic Larsen C ice shelf, and nuclear cargo shipping, for example. Have a look at the most popular stories of the past week

Fully Autonomous Teslas … Largest Solar Farm … Toyota Prius Prime Review … (CleanTechnica Top ~30) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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French Economy Minister Visits Tesla’s Fremont Facility — You Know Why

The Economy Minister of France, Michel Sapin, visited Tesla’s Fremont, California, headquarters on Friday in a bid to snag the electric vehicle manufacturer’s next production facility, according to recent reports

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Tesla’s Acceleration Absurdity, Trump’s Hollow Science, JB Straubel On V2G… (Top 20 CleanTechnica Articles of the Week)

Tesla Model S P100D

Here are the 20 CleanTechnica articles from the past week that apparently tickled your fancy the most (“you” being the collective CleanTechnica reader community): How The Hell Did Tesla Get The Model S Landboat To Go 0–60 MPH In 2.5 Seconds? GOP EPA Chiefs Endorse Clinton Over Trump’s “Profound Ignorance Of Science” (via Planetsave) Tesla CTO JB [&hellip

Tesla’s Acceleration Absurdity, Trump’s Hollow Science, JB Straubel On V2G… (Top 20 CleanTechnica Articles of the Week) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla Solar On Doorstep To Domination — Tesla’s $2.6 Billion SolarCity Acquisition, & The Future

“Comparing finite and renewable planetary energy reserves (Terawatt‐years). Total recoverable reserves are shown for the finite resources. Yearly potential is shown for the renewables.”

Below, I discuss the facts of the Tesla–SolarCity merger (as presented by Tesla today), my thoughts on where this marriage will lead, and the overall background from which my thoughts arose. If you aren’t keen to know a little bit more about me, definitely feel free to skip the first section (genuinely — no offense taken). For transparency’s sake, [&hellip

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Quotes From Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition Press Conference

74% Of Cleantech Enthusiasts Support Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition Offer

Originally published on TeslaMondo. Everything below is a direct quote from Musk during the SolarCity acquisition press conference. TeslaMondo just finagled the questions to make the whole thing more readable and conversational. Will Tesla ever do vehicle-to-grid? We’ve debated this since the early days of the Roadster. The early proto-Roasters would do vehicle to grid. But you [&hellip

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