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Tesla patent reveals secret behind its solar roof tile’s camouflage capacity

Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by

The idea behind Tesla’s solar roof tiles was driven by Elon Musk seeing a need for more differentiation in solar products, which he thought would be driven by aesthetics. Integrating solar cells into roofing material wasn’t in any way a new idea, but Tesla’s solar roof tiles innovated by making the solar cells undetectable from a street […]

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Tesla’s latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by

Tesla’s experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada’s Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla’s Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The Elmsdale-based Intelligent Feeder Project fills gaps in the electrical grid by topping up the Powerpacks whenever a nearby […]

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Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by

In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of the mannequin Starman and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster riding the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on February 6, 2018 from Cape Canaveral as […]

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Tesla Model 3 Sets New EV Cannonball Run Record of 50 Hours, 16 Minutes, cost: $100.95

Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 by

Approximately one hundred years ago, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker began driving cross-country, as quickly as possible, in anything he could get his hands on. His point: to demonstrate the reliability, range, and ease of refueling internal combustion cars. On Thursday, December 28th, 2017, Alex Roy joined Daniel Zorrilla, a Tesla Model 3 owner, to test the […]

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Tesla Finishes Building World’s Largest Battery Month and a Half Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 by

Elon Musk has won an audacious bet he made back in March to build a battery system for South Australia in “100 days from contract signature or it is free.” The 100-megawatt Powerpack system is the world’s largest, or three times bigger than Tesla and Edison’s battery at Mira Loma in Ontario, California. The Tesla CEO was responding to a challenge […]

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Tesla’s ‘long-haul’ electric truck aims for 200 to 300 miles on a charge

Posted on Friday, August 25th, 2017 by

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) next month plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters has learned, a sign that the electric car maker is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market. Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to release a prototype of its […]

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DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by

In May of 2015, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s Powerwall. The battery allows homeowners to store electricity, either from the grid or solar panels. The tech was alluring to those interested in alternative energy, but for many, the starting price of $3,000 was too steep. The battery could only store up to 10 kWh of electricity, or around […]

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Tesla moves beyond electric cars with new California battery farm

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by

From the road, the close to 400 white industrial boxes packed into 1.5 acres of barren land in Ontario, California, a little more than 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles, look like standard electrical equipment. They’re surrounded by a metal fence, stand on concrete pads and sit under long electrical lines. But take a […]

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2025, meaning only new […]

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Tesla’s massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

In November, Tesla announced it was powering nearly the entire island of Ta’u in American Samoa using solar power and packs of its massive commercial battery, the Powerpack 2. The announcement, made just a few days after Tesla acquired SolarCity, showed a bigger push by the automaker to grow its energy business. Although Tesla has yet […]

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