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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

Tesla is gearing up to build their next factory, Gigafactory 4, on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany.  Here’s a rundown of the latest news on the company’s next big project.

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Tesla Stories January 18

Model Y sightings are picking up ahead of the car’s seemingly-imminent launch, but one question remains: what do the third-row seats look like?  Previously we’ve seen just a glimpse of the third row through the side windows, but couldn’t really get a feel for the legroom available.

Now we have well-lit photos, from the inside of the car, showing what kind of legroom third-row passengers might expect.

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Tesla Stories January 17

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today that it is looking into claims that Tesla vehicles have a defect leading to ‘sudden unintended acceleration’ after receiving a petition citing 127 claimed incidents. expand full story

Tesla Stories January 16

Tesla has responded to local protests at the site of their next factory near Berlin by opening a community office to hear local concerns, according to Der Spiegel.  The office opens Thursday, just a few days after site protests began.

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Tesla Stories January 14

Tesla has produced a new 85 kWh battery pack for Model S and Model X. The question is whether the new pack is just meant to be used to replace older packs, or if Tesla plans to launch it as a new option. expand full story

A Tesla Model Y prototype has been spotted being road-tested in the snow in the mountains in California earlier this week. expand full story

Tesla is apparently able to laugh about its window-breaking mishap at the Cybertruck unveiling, since it’s now launching a new T-shirt featuring the incident, as well as new apparel and accessories featuring the new electric pickup truck. expand full story

Tesla Stories January 13

The Tesla Model Y has received its CARB certification ahead of the launch, and it hints at the potential range, which could have increased from the one originally announced last year.

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Tesla is facing some opposition to its Gigafactory 4 plan in Germany where it needs to cut down a lot of trees to build the plant in a forest near Berlin.

Local residents are protesting at the Gigafactory 4 site over the deforestation plan. expand full story

A group of vandals tried to damage a Tesla Model 3 and its charger at the Park MGM in Las Vegas last week. They were scared away by the Tesla Sentry Mode and the video that the surveillance system took went viral. expand full story

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