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October 16

Google Maps adds detailed charging station listings for Tesla, other electric cars 

Following recent updates focused on upgrading Commutes, Google Maps is now working to improve the experience of finding charging stations for electric vehicles. Optimized search and listings surface more detailed information like ports availability, and supports Tesla, ChargePoint, and several other networks around the world.

October 4

Consumer Reports is out today with its first ever ranking of automated driving systems. Coming out on top overall was Cadillac’s Super Cruise, but Tesla’s Autopilot earned the highest score for the “Capability & Performance” category.

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August 9

After stint at Tesla, Doug Field returns to Apple to work on Project Titan w/ Bob Mansfield

After leaving in 2013 to join Tesla, Doug Field has now made his way back to Apple. As noted in a report from Daring Fireball, Field is returning to Apple to work alongside Bob Mansfield on Apple’s Project Titan car team…

March 19

Tesla now accepting Apple Pay for Model 3 reservations along with Model S and X down payments

Tesla now accepts Apple Pay payments for customers making Model 3 reservations. As the company ramps up production of its most affordable vehicle, supporting Apple’s payment platform makes reservations easier and faster than ever. Tesla is also accepting Apple Pay for Model S and X down payments.

August 19, 2017

In this week’s top stories: Autopilot 2.0 gets an update, Tesla Model 3’s aero wheels look awesome without their caps, Tesla creates a tiny house to promote energy products, a glimpse at Tesla’s mobile service capacity, how a 97 year-old grandfather reacts to a Model S, our full review of Hyundai’s IONIQ, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.

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December 22, 2016

A new report today from the guardian shared news of the first solar panel road opening in the Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche. The French ecology minister, Ségolène Royal, introduced the new 1 km (0.6 mile) long solar road installation, which consists of 2,800 sq m (30,139 sq ft) of energy-producing panels. expand full story

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