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Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk unveils the Model 3 to huge fanfare

Published: 
Mon, 04/04/2016 (All day)
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Transportation

The wait is over.

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's latest electric vehicle, the sleek Model 3, Thursday night in front of a crowd of 800 people in Hawthorne and an enormous audience online via livestream.

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Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks

Published: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 4:39pm
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Transportation

Tesla founder Elon Musk has mentioned battery swap service stations as an even faster alternative to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the company showed just how efficiently it can be done.

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An Afterlife for the Electric Car

Published: 
Wed, 11/14/2012 (All day)
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Energy

Advocates of electric cars and renewable energy have talked for years about repackaging the battery packs built for cars as home energy storage devices once they can no longer hold enough charge to run a vehicle. On Wednesday, ABB and General Motors announced that they were trying out just that idea with the battery packs of five Chevy Volts.

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Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway

Published: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 (All day)
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Transportation

Los Angeles

LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

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For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge

Published: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 (All day)
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Transportation

If stopping for gas took five or six hours, would you rethink that road trip? How about an hour? When it comes to electric vehicles, topping up the “tank” does indeed take a long time, one of the primary barriers to more widespread adoption of EVs. So it is no surprise that there is an aggressive push to improve batteries and charging infrastructure, with a goal of making a stop for a recharge no different than a stop for gas.