All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tesla Motors’

Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought a five percent stake in QuantumScape Corp., a company working on batteries for electric cars. Volkswagen wants to put these …

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Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market

Elon Musk, co-founder of companies such as PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX (and sometimes known as the modern-day Tony Stark, aka Iron Man), has has fulfilled his promise of “doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla’s patents”. While he has not decided to release all the patents for his Tesla …

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Tesla Fight in Jersey Gets Anthony Weiner Comment

Despite his misfortune of being a fellow named “Weiner” who got caught up in a scandal of his own making for sending pics of his Johnson to someone, the former U.S. Representative from New York is still amazingly relevant. Anthony Weiner isn’t going away. His latest public move was to write an op-ed piece for Business Insider that came as …

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Electric Car Sales Rising in the U.S.

As the price and reliability of electric cars improve, manufacturers are now seeing adoption rates of the technology pick up. The U.S. in particular is seeing sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) soar, according to a new report from market research firm Navigant Research. The firm’s report predicts that PEV sales will grow 18.6% annually in the years between now …

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Tesla Outsells Porsche And Others In California

The state of California has long been considered to be more accepting of green technologies, especially in the realm of automobiles. Jokes about the streets being filled with the hybrid Toyota Prius are well known and made often. It should come as no surprise then that the residents of the state have been buying up cars from Tesla motors in …

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Tesla Announces Recall For Model S

Tesla, the California-based electric car manufacturer, today announced a recall for its Model S vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling Model S cars manufactured between May 10 and June 8 of this year due to a defect in the strength of a mounting bracket. This is the first recall issued for the Model S, for which production only began one …

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Tesla: $465 Million Palin-Criticized Loan Paid Off

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a $465 million loan to Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car manufacturer founded in 2003. The loan was a part of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program, and was used as a political talking point last month by former conservative Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. Palin had used the …

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Sarah Palin, Tesla CEO Trade Social Media Jabs

Sarah Palin, the political pundit who gave up on governing the state of Alaska, this week issued yet another political rant through her Facebook page. In it, she excoriated President Obama for attempting to “pick ‘winners and losers’ in the free market.” She pointed out that Fisker Automotive, an electric car company that has “received nearly $200 million in taxpayer …

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Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff

Bloomberg reports Square Inc. is making an effort to double their staff this year. Producing credit card readers for the mobile device industry, they handled over $4 billion in transactions just last year. Squares main competitors include Intuit Inc., and Ebay’s PayPal. This past November Square hired Apple executive Jesse Dorogusker to run their hardware division. In February they hired …

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