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Tesla is a transportation and energy company. It sells vehicles under its ‘Tesla Motors’ division and stationary battery packs for home, commercial and utility-scale projects under its ‘Tesla Energy’ division.

The firm acquired its sister-company, solar installer SolarCity, in 2016. It is now part of its energy division.

The company is led by Elon Musk, who currently hold the roles of CEO, Co-founder, Chairman, and Product Architect.

Tesla Stories Yesterday

When buying a Tesla Wall Connector, new Model S and Model X owners had to choose between a 8.5′ or 24′ cable.

The $50 difference between the two made it easy to go with the 24′ for maximum flexibility, but now Tesla is even reducing the price down by another 10%. expand full story

Tesla is really going wild with those new “secret level” prizes of its latest round of the referral program for Model S and Model X owners.

After a discount on the unreleased next-gen Roadster, Tesla has now added a second “secret level” that has to do with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest company: The Boring Company. expand full story

Tesla Stories August 22

With the Model 3, Tesla is moving away from the mostly aluminum chassis that it designed for Model S and Model X with some high-grade steel reinforcements.

Instead, the automaker is adding more steel to the mix for Model 3 and we now get our first look at the alloy mix in the chassis of Tesla’s less expensive electric car. expand full story

The Tesla Model 3’s standard 18″ aero wheels are starting to get more and more interesting.

After seeing them without the aero caps last week and seeing how great they look, we now learn about the potential efficiency gain with the caps on. expand full story

Can you hear the shredders? In the latest development in Tesla’s lawsuit against the State of Michigan over their right to sell and service their vehicles in the state, a federal judge has ordered lawmakers involved in creating the sales ban to disclose their communications related to the ban. expand full story

Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen says that they designed the Model 3’s interior to “age gracefully”, which could actually help with its resale value in the long-term as cars are expected to change a lot in the next few years with the advent of self-driving and car-sharing.

Interestingly, a new report trying to project the Tesla Model 3 depreciation curve now suggests that it will be “best-in-class”. expand full story

Tesla Stories August 21

Early Tesla and Uber investor Jason Calacanis is calling for a merger of the two companies, which he says could “beat everybody at transportation.”

Calacanis says that it would also solve Uber’s CEO search by making Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, in charge of both companies. expand full story

Today’s solar eclipse is expected to have an important impact on productivity and a noticeable one on solar energy generation, but all the travel to optimize the viewing experience also has another less obvious impact.

It is putting Tesla’s Superchargers to the test and it is showing some weaknesses in the network. expand full story

We get our latest look at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, which CEO Elon Musk claims is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world, thanks to a new flyover and drone video. expand full story

As an SUV, the Tesla Model X, especially the latest P100D version, is putting a lot of exotic sports cars to shame when it comes to 0 to 60 mph acceleration and quarter-mile performance. It also just happens to be all-electric.

Now a Model X beat a Lamborghini Aventador in a drag race and established a new quarter-mile record of 11.4 seconds at 118 mph at the same time. expand full story

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