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Google Inc almost bought Tesla Motors Inc in 2013 when the automaker was on the verge of bankruptcy

On May 8, 2013, Tesla Motors shocked just about everyone by posting its first-ever quarterly profit, reporting higher-than-expected demand for its Model S electric sedan. That moment marked the beginning of a turnaround for Elon Musk’s tumultuous automaker. 1,014 more words

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Elon Musk and Blofeld, the sequel

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, really, really likes to compare himself to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond’s arch enemy.

This week, SpaceX had a much-publicized launch. 168 more words

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Tesla Motors goes after BMW, Mercedes buyers by boosting range, model and price of low end Model S

DETROIT — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model. 497 more words

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Tesla is unveiling a new product on April 30 - and it's not a car

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, there is a new product (not a car!) coming on April 30.

Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30…

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says living off a dollar a day convinced him he could do anything he wanted in life

Long before SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gained a net worth of an estimated US$11.9 billion, or before he became a millionaire at 28 after selling his first company, Zip2, he lived off just a dollar a day. 347 more words

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Tesla Motors Inc to offer hands-free steering on Model S in 3 months

Tesla Motors Inc will soon offer upgrades including hands-free steering on its Model S sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Thursday, but the news did not help the electric carmaker’s volatile shares which fell more than 2%. 591 more words

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Why hacking a Tesla battery may foreshadow an energy revolution

Revolutions that start in the garage are nothing new. The one-car shed in which David Packard and William Hewlett began the partnership that would grow into Hewlett- Packard Co. 3,300 more words

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